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Winner in high-profile Senate race shows strength of Trump’s endorsement

Cleveland businessman Bernie Moreno will win the Ohio GOP Senate primary, The Associated Press projects, in a race that tested the weight of former President Trump’s endorsement.

Moreno was projected as the winner Tuesday night, beating Republican State Sen. Matt Dolan and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose in a contest many believe is a solid opportunity for Republicans to flip the seat. Moreno argued the contentious GOP primary was a battle between an outsider who will carry forward the MAGA agenda versus the establishment.

“If you want somebody who’s going to be more liberal than Mitt Romney in the United States Senate, then vote for Matt Dolan,” Moreno, endorsed by Trump in December, argued at a rally in suburban Cleveland on the eve of the primary.

Dolan, endorsed by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and former Sen. Rob Portman, both considered to be top members of Ohio’s Republican old guard or establishment, had been surging in the polls in the last few weeks as he used his considerable personal fortune to blanket the airwaves with ads attempting to walk the line between supporting Trump’s agenda while distancing himself from Trump the person.

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“I’m the only one in this race that’s cut taxes and reduced regulations. Who else has done that? Donald Trump,” Dolan noted in a Fox News Digital interview in Columbus Monday. “Everyone wants to talk about Donald Trump’s endorsement. I’m the only one who’s actually done Donald Trump policies because it helps Ohio.”

“Bernie wants to be divisive. I want to be inclusive of all Republicans,” Dolan claimed. “I’m not interested in dividing the Republican Party. I’m interested in, when we put conservative agendas in place, Republicans win. When that happens, Ohioans and Americans are better off. That’s the message I’m running on.

“His personality?” Dolan, the only candidate not to endorse Trump, said during a debate in early March. “It’s not me. His political style? It’s not me. But his policies that make your life better, make America stronger, make Ohio stronger — that is me.”

Moreno made a veiled reference to that comment while speaking at a Dayton-area rally with Trump Saturday. 

“I am so sick of Republicans that will say ‘I support President Trump’s policies, but I don’t like the man,'” Moreno said. “This is a good man. This is a great American. This man wakes up every day fighting for us, fighting for this country. He loves this country like no other leader in this nation has ever loved this country.”

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LaRose, who endorsed Trump, attempted to make the case on the campaign trail that he was the only true conservative in the race, criticizing Moreno for previous comments and positions on gun control and abortion while labeling Dolan a RINO (Republican in name only) over his past voting record.

LaRose, who was massively outspent by Moreno and Dolan, touted his conservative record and told Fox News Digital earlier this year he was “the most dangerous weapon against Sherrod Brown.”

The race will now focus on Brown, the only Democrat to win statewide in Ohio in a decade, and his matchup with Moreno will have significant implications on which party takes control of the U.S. Senate in November.

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Democrats control the Senate with a 51-49 majority, but Republicans are looking at a favorable Senate map in 2024, with Democrats defending 23 of the 34 seats up for grabs. Three of those seats are in red states Trump carried in 2020 — Ohio, Montana and West Virginia, where Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin is not running for re-election.

Trump and his surrogates who rallied around Moreno have already begun to attack Brown as someone who is out of step with Ohio voters in a state that Trump won by eight points in 2020. Additionally, Republicans have made the case Brown is a rubber stamp for President Biden.  

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Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News Digital at a Saturday rally in Dayton that Moreno is the strongest candidate to face Brown, who, he says, “talks one way” when “he’s at home,” but then votes with Biden in Washington, D.C.

Ohio needs to defeat your horrendous radical left Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown, who pretends he’s my best friend,” Trump told the crowd in Dayton. “He pretends he’s my best friend until he gets in, and then he goes radical left all the time. You know, if you listen to his commercials, he sounds like he’s running with Trump. He’s not.”

Liberal host confronts Dem who declared election ‘rigged’ after blowout loss

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., said she regrets claiming California’s Senate primary was rigged by an “onslaught of billionaires” after losing to fellow Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, and she said Tuesday she should have chosen different words.

Porter made the claim on social media after losing to Schiff, saying they “had the establishment running scared – withstanding 3 to 1 in TV spending and an onslaught of billionaires spending millions to rig this election,” she continued.

“Pod Save America” host Jon Lovett asked Porter about the comments, referencing former President Trump, who frequently claims the 2020 election was rigged against him.

“So, obviously, I wish I had chosen a different word because what happened with the controversy was it took away from two really important truths,” Porter said, before praising California election officials.

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“One, our California election officials do a terrific job. I have been through competitive, close elections where it has taken days to count, and so I have tremendous respect for them. So, [I] want to make clear that at no time and in no way would I ever suggest that there’s anything than a careful, thoughtful, amazing election system that actually should be the model for a lot of the country, in my opinion,” she said.

She argued that big money “influences our elections.”

“Outcomes are manipulated and distorted when you have people coming in spending millions and millions of dollars at the last minute, and that money is not disclosed until after the election, so people don’t know about it, they can’t take it into account when they vote,” she said.

The progressive Democrat did not win a single county, earning a statewide total of about 15% of the vote. She finished 16 points behind both Schiff and Republican candidate Steve Garvey, and she came in third place in Orange County, which she has represented since 2019. Schiff and Garvey, as the top two finishers in the jungle primary, will now face off in the general election.

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Porter herself has received millions of dollars from big donors to boost her campaign, despite touting her record of not accepting corporate PAC money. She has reportedly accepted thousands of dollars in donations from big Wall Street donors, according to federal campaign finance disclosures.

After her initial social media post claiming the primary was rigged, Porter doubled down.

“‘Rigged’ means manipulated by dishonest means. A few billionaires spent $10 million+ on attack ads against me, including an ad rated ‘false’ by an independent fact-checker. That is dishonest means to manipulate an outcome,” she said in a statement.

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She argued that defending democracy meant calling it out.

“At no time have I ever undermined the vote count and election process in CA, which are beyond reproach,” she continued.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

Ben & Jerry’s gets the boot from parent company after years of political controversies

Multinational conglomerate Unilever, the owner of some 400 brands, announced Tuesday it is spinning off its ice cream business — including major names like Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Magnum, Popsicle and Klondike — after more than a century.

The consumer goods giant said the move is part of a growth strategy to create a leaner business. At the same time, by shedding Ben & Jerry’s, Unilever is ridding itself of a longtime headache.

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Since its founding in 1978, Ben & Jerry’s has been known for its left-leaning advocacy, and the Vermont-based ice cream maker was able to maintain an independent board of directors to continue its progressive activism even after it sold to Unilever in 2000.

But in recent years, the unique structure of the deal that allowed Ben & Jerry’s to wade into controversial issues without interference has pulled Unilever into the fray, too.

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The biggest lightening rod began in July 2021, when Ben & Jerry’s announced it would no longer sell its products to Israelis in the West Bank, which the company refers to as “Occupied Palestinian Territory.”

The move sparked outrage from both sides of the political aisle amid accusations that the company was boycotting Israel as part of the boycott, divest, sanctions (BDS) movement, which Ben & Jerry’s denied. Israel threatened to take action against Unilever over the move, and U.S. lawmakers called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a probe into the parent company.

Unilever, which has repeatedly distanced itself from Ben & Jerry’s political takes and said it has never supported the BDS movement, sold the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream operations in Israel in June 2022 in an attempt to stem the controversy, but its subsidiary’s activism has continued to tarnish the brand and drag Unilever with it.

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Ben & Jerry’s was hit with its own boycott threat last year after the company angered some Americans on Independence Day with a post on Twitter (now X) that read, “This 4th of July, it’s high time we recognize that the US exists on stolen Indigenous land and commit to returning it.”

Several U.S. states have divested their public employee retirement funds from Unilever over Ben & Jerry’s ending sales of its products in parts of Israel, including Arizona, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas and most recently North Carolina.

North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell, a Republican, told FOX Business in an interview this year that it’s not likely Unilever anticipated allowing Ben & Jerry’s to have its own board would lead to so many problems.

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“I don’t know the people at Ben & Jerry’s. I respect their entrepreneurship. I think when they signed the contract, Ben & Jerry’s anticipated something like this,” said Folwell, also a 2024 candidate for governor.

“Unilever didn’t anticipate anything like this,” he continued. “Generally, when a parent tells a kid not to do something, they expect them to listen.”

FOX Business’ Daniella Genovese and Fred Lucas contributed to this report.

Here are the 10 happiest US cities to call home — with some ‘astonishing’ locations

Spring has sprung — and for so many Americans, this means warmer temperatures and more time spent outside. 

It’s no surprise that spending time outdoors can boost endorphins and overall make people happier. 

In line with that, WalletHub has just named the top 10 happiest cities in America. 

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The company compared 182 of the largest cities in the country across three dimensions: emotional and physical well-being, income and employment, and community and environment. 

Other subcategories that factored in were sports participation rate, life expectancy, poverty rate, separation and divorce rate, and ideal weather — plus others. 

Here are the happiest spots to live in the United States — counting down from 10 to 1. 

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10. Scottsdale, Arizona

9. Columbia, Maryland

8. Pearl City, Hawaii

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7. San Francisco, California

6. Honolulu, Hawaii

5. Irvine, California

4. Madison, Wisconsin

3. San Jose, California

2. Overland Park, Kansas

1. Fremont, California

And there you have it.

Fremont was named the happiest city in America. Among its plusses: It has the highest share of households with an income above $75,000, at 80%, according to WalletHub. 

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The people in Fremont tend to have high rates of life satisfaction, low depression rates and more. 

WalletHub said it’s also the city with the lowest separation and divorce rate in the country at only 8.9%. 

Overland Park, Kansas, came in at No. 2, as it has the lowest poverty rate in the country at 4.2% and one of the highest sports participation rates in the country. 

The company gave the No. 3 spot to San Jose, California, as it has the longest average life expectancy in the country and is considered the best city on the health and wellness index, according to WalletHub. 

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Cities on the lower end of the list included Jackson, Mississippi, at No. 175; Shreveport, Louisiana, at No. 178; and Detroit, Michigan, ranking last at No. 182. 

WalletHub analyst Cassandra Happe told Fox News Digital that two city rankings in particular surprised the team. 

“It is astonishing to see Honolulu jump from 33rd to 6th place and Pearl City surge from 55th to 8th place in the rankings,” she said. 

She continued, “The transformation of these cities highlights the importance of dedicated efforts to address economic opportunities, community cohesion, and mental health support systems.”

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Other notable rankings in the report: South Burlington, Vermont, ranked as the city with the highest level of adequate sleep. However, WalletHub found that Burlington also had the fewest work hours among the population there. 

Cities with the greatest number of work hours calculated by WalletHub were Scottsdale, Arizona; Casper, Wyoming; and Dallas, Texas.

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Homeowner arrested after standoff with squatters she says took over $1M property

A property owner in New York City was arrested after a standoff with a group of squatters who allegedly took over the woman’s property following her parents’ deaths.

“It’s enraging,” Adele Andaloro told ABC 7. “It’s not fair that I, as the homeowner, have to be going through this.”

Andaloro was recently arrested on her property in Flushing, Queens, after changing the locks on the home. Andaloro, 47, said she inherited the $1 million home from her parents after they died.

She put the home on the market last month, which is when she realized alleged squatters moved into the property and changed the locks, according to the outlet.

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The saga recently came to a head when Andaloro met up with ABC 7 for an interview outside the property and found that a woman who was living in the house had left the front door open. Andaloro and the film crew stepped inside, where the homeowner pointed out her belongings that were being used by the allegedly illegal tenants and found two men inside the home.

“This is proving everything I said, this is my furniture, these are my curtains,” Andaloro said on camera as she entered the home.

“Who are you, sir? Get out of my house,” she is seen telling a sleeping man in one of the rooms in the house. 

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The men reportedly called 911 on Andaloro as she called a locksmith to come over and change the locks on the reported squatters.

Police arrived on the scene and spoke with the alleged squatters, asking if they had proof they had been living in the home for more than 30 days. Under New York City law, a person can claim squatters’ rights if they have lived in a home for more than 30 days.

“By the time someone does their investigation, their work and their job, it will be over 30 days and this man will still be in my home,” she said of the local law.

Andaloro was armed with the property’s deed as police escorted the two men off the property for apparent failure to show they had been living on the property for at least 30 days. Before police left, they warned Andaloro she could face legal penalties if she changed the locks because it’s illegal to turn off any utilities or change the locks of a home where someone says they are a tenant, ABC7 reported.

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“I may end up in handcuffs today if a man shows up here and says I have illegally evicted him,” Andaloro said. “I said, ‘Let him take me to court as I’ve been told to take him to court,’ because today I’m not leaving my house.”

Less than 10 minutes after the locks were changed, a man claiming to be on a lease for the home, identified as Brian Rodriguez, pushed through the home’s door and police soon arrived at the home again, ABC 7 reported. Rodriguez was accompanied by another man who had just been escorted off the property by police moments earlier.

“Do you see this? This guy just literally broke down my door, broke through myself and my daughter,” Andaloro said.

Police told the homeowner that “he can’t be kicked out, you have to go to court” and arrested Andaloro for unlawful eviction over her changing the locks on the home, ABC 7 reported.

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Rodriguez told the outlet that he signed a lease for the home through a realtor but did not identify the realtor or provide a copy of the lease, according to ABC7. He did show the outlet various receipts and bills for work he claimed to have done to the home.

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He said he has no plans to leave the home unless Andaloro “pays” him for the work he put into the home or through court order. 

“You got to go to court and send me to court,” he said. “Pay me the money, and I’ll leave, or send me to court. It’s that simple.”

Andaloro said she is now in the process of starting an eviction filing in landlord-tenant court. Eviction cases in New York City require an average of 20 months before the matter is settled, according to ABC 7. 

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The squatting case follows other high-profile squatting incidents in the Big Apple, including a separate case in Queens where a couple and their child, who has Down syndrome, say they have been unable to move into their $2 million home due to a squatter.

Top exec of Arkansas airport named after Bill and Hillary Clinton injured during ATF raid

The executive director of an Arkansas airport bearing the names of former President Bill Clinton and former first lady and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was shot Tuesday, when federal agents attempted to serve a search warrant. 

Arkansas State Police said the shooting occurred at 6 a.m. local time at a home on Durance Court in Little Rock, while the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was serving a search warrant at the home of airport Executive Director Bryan Malinowski.

Malinowski, 53, was shot and treated at the scene before being taken to a local hospital. His condition was not specified. 

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An ATF agent was also injured in the shootout with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, and transported to a local hospital. The ATF and the Little Rock Police Department asked state police to investigate the incident.

Authorities have not said what led to the shooting or who opened fire first. The case will be presented to prosecutors, who will determine whether deadly force was used consistent within state law. 

Fox News Digital has reached out to the ATF, state police and Little Rock police. 

An airport spokesperson confirmed to Fox News Digital that Malinowski was the airport’s executive director. 

“Today’s incident saddens us, and we pray for everyone involved,” a statement from Airport Commission Chairman Bill Walker said. “As the chairman of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, I have named Tom Clarke, the airport’s deputy executive director, as acting executive director. The airport’s day-to-day operations continue as normal.”

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Malinowski joined Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in 2008, as director of Properties, Planning and Development and was promoted to deputy director in 2009, according to his biography on the airport website. 

The Clinton’s ties to Arkansas stem from Bill Clinton’s governorship from 1979 to 1981, and again from 1983 to 1992.

Actress was shut out of roles for being ‘too hot,’ went through ‘identity crisis’ over it

Some actors go to great lengths to embody a character they’re playing in a movie or television show. For Mexican actress Eiza González, she contemplated making drastic alterations to her appearance to help her land a job.

“I remember being [told for] so many projects, ‘She’s too pretty for the role. She’s too hot for the role,’” the 34-year-old told InStyle. “Then I’d just be like, ‘What is Margot Robbie? She’s the hottest, most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my life!’”

“I had an identity crisis for a very long time,” she revealed. “I was like, ‘Do I shave my head? Do I make myself less attractive? Do I make myself more attractive? Do I not dress super-hot or do I dress super-hot or do I cover myself all the time?’”

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González is often described as “sexy,” in part due to the characters she’s played in films like “Baby Driver” or “From Dusk Till Dawn,” but she rejects the connotation that the word carries. 

“I just think it’s an overly sexualized idea of a Latin woman,” she shared. “It’s so disappointing and it’s so pathetic.” 

Separating herself from that categorization “has been single-handedly the biggest challenge of my career,” she admitted. “None of my white friends who were in the industry were getting that. It was just me.”

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It’s a bizarre dichotomy for González, who experienced the opposite treatment in Mexico as a young actress and singer.

The press would eviscerate her appearance, labeling her not pretty enough. Since adolescence, she struggled with eating disorders, exasperated by paparazzi who photographed her on the beach and captured her cellulite. González says it was the most terrifying moment of her life.

“I was like, ‘Do I shave my head? Do I make myself less attractive? Do I make myself more attractive? Do I not dress super-hot or do I dress super-hot or do I cover myself all the time?'”

— Eiza González to InStyle 

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“I went through a lot of trouble with my body, with my curves, with my look,” the “3 Body Problem” star said. “It was really tough.”

But González always found solace in the fact she loved her craft. “The moment that I was acting and the moment that I was singing and the moment that I was on that stage, I was more alive than ever.”

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“I’m living all the feelings I want to live,” she explained of her career. “I’m ridden with fear, but I welcome the fear. It’s the only time in my life that the fear feels friendly.” 

Joking that she’s lived many lives already, González also looks at the glass as half full. 

“Every time that something tragic happens to me, I never complain about it,” she told the outlet. “Because every single time that something really tragic has happened, something amazing has happened right afterwards.”

Dem ignites fury with comment about migrant who allegedly sexually assaulted disabled girl

New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidate Kelly Ayotte on Tuesday torched Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey’s recent comments on a migrant rape case in the Bay State.

Healey, a Democrat, recently was asked on camera by Boston 25 News about the case against Cory Alvarez, a 26-year-old migrant from Haiti who is charged with raping a 15-year-old disabled girl at the Comfort Inn in Rockland, Massachusetts, that was converted into an emergency migrant shelter by the state.

“It’s a horrible situation. It’s a horrible allegation. My thoughts are with the victim and her family,” Healey told the outlet at an event in Dorchester last week, defending the vetting process for migrants who are placed at the state’s emergency shelters. “I think we have the right systems in place. Unfortunately, this is a terrible incident.” 

“This is also an individual who came in lawfully under the federal government through a federal program. … Unfortunately, we have security and systems in place, we have vetting in place. It is unfortunate from time to time things will happen.”

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Ayotte, a former U.S. senator, issued a statement on Tuesday demanding that her Democrat opponent, Joyce Craig, “denounce” Healey’s endorsement in the New Hampshire governor’s race.

“This is the problem with politicians. There are real consequences for these dangerous sanctuary policies and when the system fails our children, it is not good enough to say it will happen – it is unacceptable, and it must be fixed. Maura Healey should be ashamed of herself,” Ayotte said in a statement to the Boston Herald.

“Unfortunately, Joyce Craig agrees with her Massachusetts mentor’s dangerous sanctuary policies and would bring this crisis to New Hampshire. Craig needs to denounce Healey’s endorsement, and once and for all condemn sanctuary policies,” she added. 

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Craig’s team later responded in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.

“This is a disgusting attack by Kelly Ayotte, who should know better than to use a heinous crime to score political points,” said Craig Brown, campaign manager for Joyce Craig for New Hampshire. “Joyce worked closely with law enforcement to reduce violent crime in Manchester by nearly 40% as mayor and she supports legislation to strengthen our nation’s border. Kelly Ayotte proved she is more interested in playing politics than addressing the border crisis when she opposed the bipartisan border security bill that would have delivered billions to secure the southern border, provide more screening for migrants, and prevent fentanyl from being smuggled into our communities.”

In a post on X sharing the Herald’s story, Ayotte wrote, “Joyce Craig can hide from the media all she wants, but she can’t hide from the truth. The truth is, Joyce agrees with @MassGovernor’s sanctuary policies that have left the commonwealth in complete chaos. I will not let Joyce Craig MASS up New Hampshire.”

Fox News Digital also reached out to Healey’s office for comment but did not immediately hear back.

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said Rockland police responded to the Comfort Inn on March 13 to reports of a sexual assault. The hotel participates in a state and federal program to house migrant families, and Alvarez lived at the hotel. When officers arrived, they spoke with the 15-year-old female victim, who was taken to an area hospital to be treated.

Multiple Department of Homeland Security sources told Fox News last week that Alvarez is a Haitian national who came to the U.S. in June via the Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan (CHNV) parole processes. The policy, first announced for Venezuelans in October 2022, allows a limited number of noncitizens to fly directly into the U.S., as long as they have not entered illegally, have a sponsor in the U.S. already and pass certain checks.

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In January 2023, the Biden administration announced the program was expanding to include Haitians, Nicaraguans and Cubans and would allow up to 30,000 people per month into the U.S. It allows for migrants to receive work permits and a two-year authorization to live in the U.S. and was announced alongside an expansion of Title 42 expulsions to include those nationalities.

Fox News’ Bill Melugin, Adam Shaw, Griff Jenkins and Greg Wehner contributed to this report.

School of brutally beaten teen girl has history of promoting wokeness, state AG says

Following the brutal beating of a 16-year-old St. Louis high school student, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey released a statement condemning the girl’s school for not doing enough to protect its students.

“I’m deeply concerned that the school where these teens were students has a history of promoting divisive racial ideology over the safety of its students,” Bailey said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

Bailey went on to say that the school is partially at fault for this latest act of violence involving teenagers.

“By promoting DEI and excluding uniformed law enforcement from campus in 2021, this school bears some responsibility for this incident. Yet, it has not offered a substantive apology to the victim of this violent attack who is still fighting for her life. This school owes the parents of the district an explanation as to what role these radical programs and safety failures played here,” Bailey said. 

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Fox News Digital has reached out to Hazelwood East High School and the Hazelwood School District for comment on the attorney general’s accusations, but has not yet heard back.

During a previous interview with “Wake Up Mid-Missouri,” Bailey called on the state’s juvenile justice system to be reformed following the attack.

“Well this is horrific, and we’re seeing this happen more and more across the state where juveniles are committing violent crimes,” the Republican attorney general said, noting that two juveniles were also charged in a shooting at last month’s Kansas City Chiefs parade, resulting in a woman’s death and nearly two dozen others injured.  

Bailey also added that the suspect in the violent brawl should be tried as an adult and charged with murder if the offense rose to a homicide. 

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“We’ve got to reform our juvenile system to ensure that these sorts of issues are addressed,” Bailey said. “I’m going to be following this case closely. I think there needs to be some accountability in our juvenile system. People are starting to notice that, and it’s causing problems across the State of Missouri.”

The 16-year-old girl, named Kaylee, was seen in a viral video fighting with a group of girls when one grabs her, throws her to the ground and repeatedly slams her head into the pavement. 

An attorney for Kaylee’s family said she is fighting for her life. She suffered a fractured skull as well as life-threatening brain swelling and bleeding. The attorney said Kaylee has not yet regained consciousness since the fight that happened earlier this month, according to Fox 2 reporting.

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A 15-year-old girl was arrested in connection to the brutal attack. Police said she was being held on assault charges.

Fox News Digital’s Bradford Betz contributed to this report.