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Haley has definitive answer when asked if she would be Trump’s number two

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley says there is zero chance of her becoming the vice presidential nominee alongside former President Donald Trump.

Speaking with Fox News’s Bret Baier in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, during the final days of her campaigning in the state.

“We’re gonna see what happens tomorrow,” Haley told Baier. “But look, the problem when people say, ‘Why is she doing this? Why is she doing that?’ At first, they were like, ‘She’s doing this because she wants to be vice president.’ I think ’we’ve pretty much settled that. I’ve said it for months, it’s done.” 

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“I wouldn’t be doing this if I was worried about a political future,” she added. “I would’ve gotten out already. I’m doing this trying to wake up our country.”

Trump previously acknowledged during a Fox News townhall that Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Kristi Noem, Bryon Donalds and Tulsi Gabbard are on his running mate shortlist. 

Trump has many times reiterated that he has ruled out Haley as his running mate, despite some Republicans who had hoped for a combined ticket.

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Asked on Friday if she would be willing to drop out of the Republican primary in order to team up with Democratic candidate Rep. Dean Phillips on a unity ticket, Haley said no.

“I’m running as a Republican. I’m running trying to wake people up that, if they nominate Donald Trump in this primary, we will lose a general election,” Haley said.

The Trump campaign predicted an “a**-kicking in the making in South Carolina” for Haley, and that “the end is near” for her presidential run due to “a very serious math problem” she has in the race to lock up enough delegates to win the 2024 GOP nomination.

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South Carolina is Haley’s home state, where she previously served as governor.

Haley has already lost the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary to Trump, but has said she has no plans to get out of the race. 

Fox News Digital’s Brie Stimson and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Hecklers go off on AOC at town hall: ‘All you care about is illegals and their votes!’

A town hall hosted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. touting the apparent benefits of the Green New Deal ended up turning some attendees red with anger on Thursday.

The socialist lawmaker was speaking at an event in Queens in New York City where she was heckled by two attendees who accused her of caring more about illegal immigrants than those whom she was elected to represent. One of the hecklers, Jonathan David Rinaldi, said he is challenging Ocasio-Cortez for her congressional seat.

“My name is Jonathan David Rinaldi and I’m running for Congress against AOC, the Green New Deal is a scam,” Rinaldi shouted as Ocasio-Cortez was championing environmental justice provisions and climate change policies under the deal.

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“They’re giving the NYCHA apartments away, they’re giving illegal aliens $10,000 a day… I want you to debate me AOC, debate me.” 

NYCHA, the New York City Housing Authority, is an agency that oversees the city’s public housing projects and Rinaldi told Fox News Digital he believes lawmakers are trying to move illegal immigrants into those developments at the expense of citizens.  

Ocasio-Cortez could be seen smiling on the stage as security tried to eject Rinaldi.

Another man then rose from his seat and joined in with the shouting.

“Secure the border now,” the man barked at Ocasio-Cortez while waving his finger at her. 

“You haven’t said one word about violent Venezuelan migrants, illegals.”

“You don’t care, all you care about is illegal aliens and their votes. You don’t care about your constituents.”

“That’s all you care about, you’re a disgrace.”

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The man was soon drowned out by Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters shouting “AOC, AOC,” and clapping their hands. 

The man was also making references to the vicious attack by migrants on the NYPD last month.

As Rinaldi was being led out of the venue, he shouted: “Every single one of us is being sold out by people that have brought illegals here to vote.”

He then clashed with an Ocasio-Cortez supporter before he turned and heckled at the congresswoman again. 

“You only represent the illegal aliens.”

Well clearly I don’t, because I’m an elected member of Congress, so keep it pushing bro,” Ocasio-Cortez snapped back.

After the men were removed from the venue, Ocasio-Cortez then commented on her stance on immigration.

“Clearly, this community — Astoria, Jackson Heights, also across the Bronx – clearly supports progressive immigration policies that welcomes all of our neighbors.”

“We clearly support a path to citizenship, we clearly support ending draconian immigration policies and that is why you all… support my representation of our community in Congress because we have had enough.”

Her comments were met with applause and a woman shouted “thank you.”

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“We have seen the voices that are anti-immigrant in this country are very very loud but they are very very few and we have to look around and realize how many of us are here in support of our neighbors and an acknowledgment of the fact that virtually all of us are descendants of immigrants, or indigenous people, or enslaved people,” Ocasio-Cortez said. 

The hecklers were demonstrating illegal immigration and not all immigration. 

While illegal and legal migrants are prohibited from voting, the New York City Council passed legislation in 2021 that would have given non-citizens residing in the country for at least 30 days the right to vote. New York Mayor Eric Adams enacted the law upon taking office in January 2022 but it was ruled illegal several months later and an appeal to the ruling was denied by a New York state appeals court.

Nearly 7.3 million migrants have illegally crossed the southwest border under President Biden’s watch, a number greater than the population of 36 individual states, a Fox News analysis has found.

New York City has provided for more than 178,600 migrants since the spring of 2022 with approximately 65,000 still in the city’s care, according to the mayor’s office. 

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

Cowboys star, known for famous Super Bowl catch, dead at 73

Golden Richards, the former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver known for his famous Super Bowl XII catch against the Denver Broncos, died on Friday, his family said. He was 73.

In a Facebook post, Richards’ nephew Lance Richards said the former NFL player died of congestive heart failure at his home in Murray, Utah.

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“My uncle Golden passed away peacefully this morning,” Lance Richards wrote. “I will forever remember going hunting and talking Dallas Cowboy football. He was a kind and sweet soul, and I’m so happy he’s not suffering anymore.”

The Cowboys selected Richards in the second round of the 1973 NFL Draft out of BYU. He played in 12 games during his rookie season but became a starter by his sophomore year in 1974.

Richards played more than five seasons with the Cowboys before he eventually lost his starting job in the middle of the 1978 season. Dallas traded him to the Chicago Bears, where he would play in 20 games between the 1978 and 1979 seasons.

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He signed with the Denver Broncos in 1980 but never saw the field with them as he suffered a season-ending injury. He retired shortly afterward.

Richards is most famous for his catch against the Broncos in Super Bowl XII. He caught a 29-yard pass from Robert Newhouse for the game-sealing touchdown.

In his post-playing career, Richards battled health problems. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011. His brother, Doug, said Golden broke his hip in 2022 and needed four surgeries.

“He has left us and gone to a better place,” Doug Richards said. “He fought pretty good there to the end, until it was his time.”

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Golden Richards finished his career as a one-time Super Bowl champion. He had 122 catches for 2,136 yards and 17 touchdowns in 86 career games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Regional condiment is gaining fry fans all over the United States

Fry sauce is so delicious it should have its own motto and serve as an inspiration for Americans of all tastes.

E plurlbus umami — one savory condiment from many. 

Fry sauce is a unique taste of Utah, available in almost every supermarket condiment aisle and diner-counter squeeze bottle. 

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“It was the only option we had growing up,” Cedar City margarita and fry-sauce aficionado Lisa Bohne told Fox News Digital. 

“It’s always there. It’s just what I always ate. And I love it.”

Fry sauce is part ketchup, part mayonnaise and all delicious.

Born in the Beehive State, the sauce has since seeped over the borders of neighboring states and filled pockets of flavor throughout the American West.

As with any condiment, especially the house-made kind, everybody has their own version of it. 

You can spice and flavor fry sauce any way you like. Most restaurants do.

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Ann Barton, former owner of the late great Cedar City hotspot Top Spot, said the establishment’s secret fry sauce was more ketchup than mayonnaise. 

The folks at Top Spot also packed their sauce with a top-secret flavor bomb.

“We used Lawry’s Seasoned Salt,” she said. 

Barton traces her experience with fry sauce to the childhood treat of eating at Arctic Circle, a popular Utah fast-food chain.

Kasey Christensen, an executive with Arctic Circle, outlined the history of fry sauce in a 2016 interview with Eater.

“It’s always there. It’s just what I always ate. And I love it.”

A Utah chef named Don Carlos Edwards began mixing ketchup and mayonnaise and serving it with hamburgers and French fries from his Salt Lake City food cart in the 1940s, while making the rounds at rodeos and state fairs.

He opened a restaurant called Don Carlos Barbecue — and then in the 1950s, converted it into the first Arctic Circle location. 

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“Fry sauce really came to be after Edwards showed it to nearly anyone who would listen,” Christensen told Eater. 

Fry sauce solves a lot of problems faced by the American French fry fashionista. 

Ketchup is way too sweet. A children’s condiment, it’s often called. 

Adults shouldn’t eat it. 

Pouring ketchup over crunchy, deep-fat-bathed French fries is like pouring white table sugar over Delmonico potatoes. Ghastly. 

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Mayonnaise is the preferred French fry condiment in Belgium and among a rare sect of American condiment fundamentalists.

“Fry sauce really came to be after Don Carlos Edwards showed it to nearly anyone who would listen.” 

The combination of crunchy fat on creamy fat is angelic in its beauty. 

But it, too, has its imperfections. 

Fat on fat lacks a certain bright spark of flavor, a contrast of sensations, essential to the perfect condiment.

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Fry sauce offers harmony so perfect it should sing with the Tabernacle Choir each Sunday morning. 

A little fat. A little sweet. A little spicy. The perfect partner for the French fry.

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Putin’s sarcastic response after Biden refused to thank him for endorsement over Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin responded with a joke when asked by the press for reaction to recent jabs from President Biden.

The U.S. president made national headlines this week when he called Putin a “crazy SOB” during a speech about climate change at a fundraising dinner in California.

“This is the last existential threat, it is climate. We have a crazy SOB that guy, Putin others. And we always have to be worried about a nuclear conflict,” Biden said. “But the existential threat to humanity is climate.” 

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Asked for comment on Thursday regarding Biden’s “SOB” comment, Putin referred to a previous endorsement he gave of Biden over rival and former President Donald Trump.

“He can’t of course say to me: ‘Volodya, well done, thank you [for the endorsement], you’ve helped me a lot?'” Putin said sarcastically, according to a translation from Agence France-Presse.

“Volodya” is an endeared, familiar version of the Russia president’s name, “Vladimir” — similar in American English to “Bobby” for “Robert.”

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also responded Thursday by saying that Biden’s comment was “probably some kind of attempt to look like a Hollywood cowboy,” according to Reuters. 

Putin recently said in an interview on state television that he would prefer the “more predictable” Biden winning the upcoming U.S. presidential election compared to Trump. 

Putin made the remark after being asked by an interviewer about who between Biden and the Republican frontrunner for the nomination would be a better choice from Russia’s point of view. 

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“Biden, he’s more experienced, more predictable, he’s a politician of the old formation,” Putin responded. “But we will work with any U.S. leader whom the American people trust.” 

Putin also commented on Biden’s mental state following the release of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report last week, calling him a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” 

“When I met with Biden in Switzerland — true, that was several years, three years ago — people were already saying he wasn’t up to it. I didn’t see anything of the kind,” Putin said, according to Reuters. 

Fox News Digital’s Greg Norman contributed to this report.

Kitty litter heiress lists sprawling estate for jaw-dropping price

Jonny Cat kitty-litter heiress Joi Stephens is selling her massive Santa Barbara, California-area property up for sale.

The asking price has been set at $88 million for the 11.3-acre property perched among the hills of the wealthy Hope Ranch area of Santa Barbara, according to The Agency real estate brokerage.

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The property offers a “vast canvas for the creation of an unparalleled estate,” its listing said.

It hosts a 7,500-square-foot home replete with four bedrooms, five bathrooms and one half-bath, according to The Agency. The brokerage described the home’s architecture as “mid-century” and the equestrian-zoned property’s views as “city-to-ocean.” It was built in 1961.

Amenities include private beach access as well as a pool and pool house.

Its listing, earlier reported by The Wall Street Journal, marked a “first-time presentation on the market of 3 adjoining parcels spanning a total of 11.3 acres” in Hope Ranch, per The Agency.

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The property has been owned by Joi Stephens since the deaths of her parents, John Stephens, who founded the company that made Johnny Cat litter, and his wife Betty, an executive.

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“They call me the kitty-litter heiress who lives in the crown jewel of Santa Barbara, because it’s so spectacular,” Joi Stephens told the Journal.

Wyoming swim team members killed in crash identified: ‘We are heartsick’

Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team who were killed in a car crash in Colorado on Thursday were identified late Friday.

Charlie Clark, a 19-year-old sophomore on the men’s team, Carson Muir, an 18-year-old freshman on the women’s team, and Luke Slabber, a 21-year-old junior on the men’s team, were announced as the victims.

University of Wyoming president Ed Seidel said in a release the school suffered a “tremendous loss.”

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“My thoughts and prayers are with our swimming and diving student-athletes, coaches, families and friends,” Wyoming athletics director Tom Burman added. “It is difficult to lose members of our University of Wyoming family, and we mourn the loss of these student-athletes. We have counseling services available to our student-athletes and coaches in our time of need.”

A GoFundMe was set up for the families of the victims.

Two other members of the swimming and diving team were injured. They are believed to have suffered non-lifethreatening injuries.

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“We are heartsick at the news of this terrible tragedy for our university, our state, our student-athlete community, and most importantly, the families and friends of these young people,” Seidel said. “Words are insufficient to express our sadness.”

The single-vehicle crash occurred just about 10 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado border on U.S. 287 between Laramie, Wyoming, and Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Photos from FOX 31 Denver showed the mangled vehicle.

An SUV with five people inside swerved and went off the roadway. The vehicle rolled over multiple times, according to officials.

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According to the Associated Press, at least 15 of the school’s students have been killed in recent years on the perilous road.

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NBA players get into heated scuffle with just seconds left in the game

A skirmish occurred between Warriors and Hornets players toward the end of Golden State’s 97-84 victory over Charlotte on Friday night.

The incident occurred as time was winding down in the game. Warriors guard Lester Quinones was open for a lay-up with 13.8 seconds left on the clock as the Hornets appeared to be expecting Golden State to just hold the ball. Hornets star Miles Bridges and forward Grant Williams got into Quinones’ face and the scuffle began.

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Hornets coach Steve Clifford were shaking hands as the incident ensued. Both coaches turned around after the whistle was blown. NBC Sports Bay Area cameras caught Clifford mouthing, “What the f—.”

There was about a one-second difference between the shot clock and the game clock. The Hornets appeared to take issue with the supposed unwritten rules of basketball.

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“I don’t really understand why people get so mad at somebody scoring at the end of the game. It’s like this dumb, unofficial, unwritten rule,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “If you all were winning by 13 points, would you get mad if he laid a ball up? I doubt it. So it’s kind of like a sore loser type thing.”

Clifford downplayed the skirmish itself.

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“I don’t think it was anything major. Maybe a little shove here and there,” he said. “There’s frustration, whatever, it’s going to happen.”

Quinones was in his 21st game of the season and only the 25th of his career. He’s averaged about 12.8 minutes per game this season and 4.9 points per game.

Kerr said he has taught his team to keep playing through the end of the game unless the shot clock is turned off.

“For ten years, I’ve told our team, ‘If there’s a shot-clock differential, you keep playing,’” Kerr said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “To me, the game tells you to keep playing. We’ve always done it that way. Nobody’s ever been offended.

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“To me it’s very strange why that would be offensive to anybody. I’ve never understood why that would be offensive. Nobody’s ever been upset with us in the past for doing that. Why take a turnover? The clock says keep playing, you keep playing. That shouldn’t offend anybody.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tim Scott rips ‘two-tiered standard’ between treatment of Trump, Biden on border crisis

FIRST ON FOX — Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott slammed what he called a “two-tiered standard” concerning President Biden mulling executive action to handle the border crisis, and how former President Trump was treated during his presidency when he attempted to do the same thing.

“Well, there’s no question that there’s a two-tiered standard in our national media. The way they cover President Trump versus the way that they use kid gloves to cover Joe Biden. There’s no question about that,” Scott said during a Thursday interview with Fox News Digital when asked about reports that Biden is weighing executive action to crack down on asylum-seeking.

“More important, however, is that when we had President Trump in office, we actually had a basically sealed southern border. Crossings were around a thousand a day. Under President Biden in December, we had 10,000 crossings on average per day,” he added. “That contrast should be what the media is covering.”

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An administration source told Fox earlier this week that Biden is considering executive action to restrict the ability of migrants to claim asylum amid historic numbers of border crossings facing the country, but that it’s one of “several” plans being looked at.

An administration official also stressed that there have been no final decisions on what actions, if any, could be taken and that exploring policy options does not mean they will come to pass.

One of the options reportedly on the table is use of 212(f) of the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows the president to restrict certain categories of foreigners who are deemed “detrimental to the interests of the United States.” Trump attempted to use it but was blocked by a federal court, a ruling later upheld by the Supreme Court.

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The former president also faced sharp criticism from Democrats and members of the liberal media for attempting to use executive action on immigration, including being called “xenophobic” and “racist.”

Biden has yet to face the same widespread level of criticism, although some of the more progressive Democrats have lashed out at the idea of Biden reverting to the previous administration’s approach.

“Democrats CANNOT solve immigration problems by adopting Trump-like policies,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., wrote in a post on X, while Rep. Jesús García, D-Ill., claimed, “President Biden would be making a grave mistake if he moves forward with this policy.”

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The possible executive action by Biden comes just under two weeks after the House of Representatives narrowly voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the border crisis.

During a gaggle with reporters after casting his vote in the South Carolina primary earlier in the day, Scott told Fox that he “certainly” supported Mayorkas’ impeachment, and he praised the House for having the “courage” to take such action. However, he admitted the task likely wouldn’t go anywhere in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

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“The best way to eliminate Mayorkas being the secretary is to actually fire Joe Biden,” he said. “If we really want to change the trajectory of the country as it relates to immigration — illegal immigration — we have to do so by having someone, a commander-in-chief, who respects our borders, who wants to close our borders.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.