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CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61, Here’s What We Know So Far

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The world was shocked early Friday morning by news of the apparent suicide of CNN host and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. He was 61 years old.

Brian Stelter, a fellow CNN host, revealed that friends of Bourdain’s discovered that he had hung himself in his hotel room. As of now, no details concerning a suicide note have been divulged.

This is truly tragic.

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In a statement on Friday morning, CNN confirmed that Bourdain had committed suicide.

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“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

The celebrity chef had been working on an upcoming episode for his award-winning show “Parts Unknown,” which featured Bourdain traveling to exotic locations all around the world as he indulged in local cuisine and customs.

In an email to employees, CNN president Jeff Zucker mourned Bourdain’s passing. “Tony was an exceptional talent,” said Zucker. “Tony will be greatly missed not only for his work but also for the passion with which he did it.”

Bourdain became an international star back in 1999 with an article he wrote for the New Yorker called “Don’t Eat Before Reading This,” a piece which eventually transformed into a best selling book, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.”

He eventually made his way to the Food Network where he hosted “A Cook’s Tour” and then “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” which was nominated for an Emmy.

Sadly, Bourdain leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.

This is truly a sad, sad end to an extraordinary life and career. Thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones he left behind.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Bloomberg Buys Last-Minute Political Ads On Behalf Of Joe Biden In Texas And Ohio

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who just so happened to run the country’s most expensive failed presidential campaign in history, is now apparently blowing through a wad of cash in a last-minute attempt to buy some political ads on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The ads have been purchased in key states that are known strongholds for Republicans, Ohio and Texas. Via Daily Wire: The last-minute advertising amounts to $15 million – a fraction of what Bloomberg is spending in Florida to support Biden – and represents internal polling suggesting President Donald Trump is vulnerable in the two states, The New York Times reported. “Howard Wolfson, one of Mr. Bloomberg’s closest aides, said the former mayor had recently asked his team to run a round of polls to see whether Mr. Trump had unexpected vulnerabilities that could be exploited in the campaign’s closing weeks. Up to this point, Mr. Bloomberg’s general-election activities have focused on Florida, where he has pledged to spend $100 million supporting Mr. Biden,” the outlet reported. “The Bloomberg team conducted polling in a number of states over the weekend and came away convinced that Texas and Ohio represented its best targets — narrowly divided electoral prizes where the war for television airtime is not already cluttered with heavy advertising on either side. The team presented Mr. Bloomberg with the numbers on Monday morning and he gave the go-ahead.” “We believe that Florida will go down to the wire, and we were looking for additional opportunities to expand the map,” Wolfson told the outlet. “Texas and Ohio present the best opportunities to do that, in our view.” The big focus of the campaign ads being put out by Bloomberg will be the president’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ads running in Texas will…

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Protesters In Philadelphia Explode Into Rioting And Looting After Police Shooting

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Well, it seems that we’re about to hit another round of rioting and looting by the Black Lives Matter movement — don’t worry folks, it’s all just tools to fight against oppression — this time taking place in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. A 27-year-old black man was shot and killed during an altercation with police officers earlier in the day, which is the latest inspiration cited by these angry “protesters” for the justification for their lawlessness. via Fox News: Walter Wallace, who was allegedly holding a knife, was fatally shot while two police officers were responding to a complaint about a man with a weapon in Cobbs Creek, according to the Associated Press. He “advanced toward” the officers, who then fired “several times,” the outlet reported. Wallace was hit in both the shoulder and chest, then taken in a police vehicle to a hospital, where he died. https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1320953991170125826 Following Wallace’s death, which was recorded and posted on social media, hundreds of people — some armed with bricks — protested in the 52nd Street commercial district, and the demonstration quickly turned violent. Police cars and dumpsters were set ablaze and NBC10 Philadelphia reported that at least 30 police officers were hurt. A 56-year-old sergeant was hit by a truck and sent to the hospital with a broken leg and other injuries. Some of the stores that were hit with looting included several Rite Aid pharmacies, a restaurant, and some clothing and shoe shops. Two ATM machines have also been reported to have been smashed. A total of 30 people were arrested during the incident. Folks, if Joe Biden is elected president and the left takes over Congress, this scene right here will become common place. How do I know that? Because the left will do nothing to stop the rioting and looting…

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