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Rep. Madison Cawthorn marries fiancée in a private ceremony

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Rep. Madison Cawthorn marries fiancée in a private ceremony

North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn married fiancée Cristina Bayardelle over the weekend in a private ceremony.

The 25-year-old politician rose to prominence after defeating former President Donald Trump’s handpicked candidate in the 2020 Republican primary, before winning his seat for the current term.

A handful of photos and a video appeared online from the event, which occurred seven years to the day that he was crippled in a car accident.  

In a statement, Cawthorn said, “Marrying Cristina Bayardelle, now Cristina Cawthorn, is the greatest honor, privilege, and adventure of my life. I am so grateful to celebrate this occasion surrounded by so many friends and family.”

Cawthorn introduced his fiancée to the public in a tweet from October that described Bayardelle as an anesthesiologist assistant and a CrossFit athlete.

Bayardelle said that the couple met through a mutual friend and “hit it off,” and after four months “knew he was the one.” 

Cawthorn said in the video that he had “never seen a girl do that many pullups at one time.”

Cawthorn spent months learning how to kneel so he could propose – a difficult task after a 2014 car accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, according to The Focus.

The ceremony came a month after the congressman faced renewed allegations of sexual misconduct from his time at college.

Such allegations were made last year, during the campaign, but a handful of women recently spoke out about Cawthorn inviting them on “fun drives” where he would make sexual advances.

Cawthorn continues to insist that he has “never done anything sexually inappropriate in my life.”

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Multiple people shot at Indianapolis FedEx facility

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Multiple people were shot at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday night, a report said.

Police first responded to reports of an active shooter at the building near the Indianapolis International Airport at about 11:10 p.m., WISH reported.

Dispatchers declared the shooting a “mass casualty” incident, which allows for more emergency responders, the report said.

Police did not immediately reveal how many people were shot, or the conditions of the victims.

One of the shooting victims was shot in her left arm as she sat in her car in the parking lot of the building, her uncle, Parminder Singh told CBS 4 reporter Courtney Crown.

“She called. She said there was a shooting in the Fedex [building],” Singh said.

He said his niece was hospitalized and is doing “fine.”

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Chicago Police release new video it says shows Adam Toledo was armed

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Chicago Police release new video it says shows Adam Toledo was armed

Chicago police say the 13-year-old who was shot dead by cops last month was holding a gun just before he was gunned down.

Video footage released by the CPD shows Adam Toledo running in an alley before being asked to stop and put his hands up, according to CBS 2 Chicago.

A grainy close up of the seventh-grader shows him holding what police claim is a gun in his right hand. Less than a second later, he was shot dead.

Disturbing body cam video shows the whole March 29 incident.

“Police, stop, stop right f—-g now,” Officer Eric Stillman is heard saying as he chased the teen down an alley. “Hands. Show me your f—-g hands.”

“Drop it, drop it,” the 34-year-old cop yells, before Toledo is seen turning around and the cop fires a single shot. 

Cops were responding to reports of gunshots in the area when they encountered Toledo and another suspect.

Police have maintained the Little Village incident was an armed confrontation, and a weapon was recovered.

Prosecutors had said Toledo was carrying a gun, but walked back the statement Thursday, saying the attorney “failed to fully inform himself,” and “the video speaks for itself,” the CBS affiliate reported.

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Chicago prosecutor not ‘fully informed’ when he told judge Adam Toledo was armed

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A Chicago prosecutor was not fully informed when he told a judge that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was armed with a gun when the teen was fatally shot by a police officer last month, a report said.

Cook County Assistant State Attorney James Murphy made the statement during a bond hearing for 21-year-old Ruben Roman, who was with Toledo leading up to the March 29 police shooting, WGN 9 reported.

“The officer tells [Toledo] to drop it as [Toledo] turns towards the officer. [Toledo] has a gun in his right hand,” the attorney said during the hearing, according to the report.

But on Thursday, a spokesperson for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told the outlet that a prosecutor in their office did not have all the information before presenting his argument.

“An attorney who works in this office failed to fully inform himself before speaking in court,” the spokesperson said.

Also on Thursday, video footage was released of Toledo’s killing, part of which shows the teen appearing to raise his hands a split second before he was fatally shot.

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