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Police share little new information on University of Idaho killings, address stalker story

BOISE, Idaho — Authorities investigating the deaths of four University of Idaho students still don’t have a suspect in custody and released almost nothing new about the killings at a news conference Wednesday afternoon in Moscow.

Police gave a broad outline of the investigative steps being taken, including collecting DNA and photographic evidence from the home where the victims were found.

The four victims in the killings early Nov. 13 were U of I seniors Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, who were close friends; and junior Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls; and freshman Ethan Chapin, 20, of Mount Vernon, Washington, who were dating. The three women lived in the house, while Chapin was staying overnight with Kernodle.

Moscow Police Chief James Fry declined to say whether the attacker visited the first floor of the three-story rental house where two surviving roommates were during the attack. Two of the four slain students were on the second floor and two on the third, police have said.

—Idaho Statesman


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called this California state senator a ‘communist groomer’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Just days after a mass shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ club killed five people and injured many more, Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose Twitter account recently was reinstated by Elon Musk, took to the platform to hurl an anti-LGBTQ slur at California state Sen. Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat.

It started Sunday when Wiener tweeted, “The word ‘groomer’ is categorically an anti-LGBTQ hate word. It’s super homophobic/transphobic. It plays into the slander that LGBTQ people are pedophiles. It’s no different than calling someone a (gay slur). If you call someone groomer, you’re inciting violence against LGBTQ people.”

Greene, reinstated over the weekend, tweeted Wiener’s post Tuesday, and used it to promote a bill she has drafted that would prevent transgender children from from receiving gender-affirming treatment.


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