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Joe Walsh says he'll be 'grabbing a musket' if Clinton wins presidency

A tweet from a former Illinois congressman caused an uproar Wednesday when he said he would be “grabbing a musket” if Hillary Clinton won the presidential election on Nov. 8.

Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday that he is voting for Trump on Nov. 8 and if Trump loses he would be “grabbing up a musket” on Nov. 9. He asked followers if they were “in” for the plan.

Walsh was immediately attacked on Twitter, other social media platforms and national TV.

For his part, Walsh is telling detractors they need to get a sense of humor.

“What the heck! A musket! … For the life of me, it’s like the left … has no sense of humor,” Walsh said. “I mean, a musket, what damage could a musket do? What if I had said grab your slingshot? If I wanted to get booted off Twitter or Facebook I would have said, ‘Grab your gun and follow me to D.C.!’ But ‘grab your musket’? … I’m talking metaphorically,” Walsh told Yahoo News. “We have to do what we have to do. We have to practice civil disobedience to get this country back.”  

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Walsh, via Twitter, what he meant by the tweet. Walsh, who became a conservative radio talk host after he left Congress in 2013, said the tweet was in reference to civil disobedience

Ken Jennings weighed in, too.

It’s not the first time Walsh has stirred controversy on social media. In July he tweeted a warning to President Barack Obama after police officers were killed during a protest in Dallas.

“This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you,” Walsh tweeted. He later said he was not threatening the president, but threatening that action would happen in the streets of the country.  

Anderson Cooper invited a bipartisan panel for a brutal takedown of Newt Gingrich’s “fascinated by sex” comment to Megyn Kelly

An interview between Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who appeared as a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, went awry when Gingrich accused Kelly of being “fascinated by sex.” The accusation came while Kelly was questioning Gingrich about Trump’s promise to sue his accusers.

Though Kelly held her own against Gingrich in the interview, suggesting that his outburst was the result of anger issues, she also had support from viewers, including CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

RELATED: Megyn Kelly explains why a communications advisor for Donald Trump cancelled his interview with her

Cooper criticized Gingrich during a panel discussion on Wednesday night. The panel consisted of two Trump supporters, contributors Scottie Nell Hughes and Kayleigh McEnany, as well as political commentator Ana Navarro and contributor Amanda Carpenter.

While going around the room, Cooper pointed out the hypocrisy of Gingrich’s comments by bringing up his past:

For Newt Gingrich to accuse Megyn Kelly of being fascinated by sex… This is a guy who’s what, on his third marriage, cheated on his first two wives and was having an affair when he was impeaching Bill Clinton. Isn’t that right?

RELATED: Megyn Kelly calls out Hillary Clinton for never making an appearance on her show

Hughes quoted a popular saying that those who lived in glass houses should not throw stones, but said that the conversation went the way that it did because both people were very passionate about their jobs.

Navarro jumped in to agree with Cooper, saying that Gingrich’s own history made him less than qualified to make such a comment.

(H/T: Mediaite)

Man hid under pre-teen's bed, left creepy note on nightstand, police said

A Florida man was arrested, accused of hiding under the bed of an 11-year-old neighbor.

David Hanggigoble was charged this week with aggravated stalking or cyberstalking of a minor younger than 16 and unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling, the Naples News reported.

The girl said that she was getting ready for school Monday after her mother had left the apartment. When she left the bathroom, she told police that she saw a man hiding under her bed. She ran from the room, planning to call her mother, but her mother just happened to call home.

The girl told her mother what happened.

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By the time police arrived, the man was gone, but they found a lewd note written on cardboard left on a nightstand, the Naples News reported.

Deputies said they found Hanggigoble outside the apartment, and that he admitted he went inside after knocking, saying he was there to borrow a ratchet set, according to the police report.

But this week's event wasn't the first time the family said they've seen Hanggigoble.

A month ago, the family says he asked to use their bathroom. The girl declined.

Two weeks ago, the mother found a tablet computer on the steps to their apartment. When she looked at it, it was playing explicit videos, the Naples News reported

After the mother picked it up, police said Hanggigoble said the tablet was his and she told him not to leave it out where children can see it.

Florida employer makes an election request of all of his employees

Timeshare mogul and Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel sent an email to all of his 15,000 employees calling this the most important election of our lifetime and saying his employees should vote forDonald Trump for president, according to WFTV.

Siegel told WFTV that it’s just his “advice” and that his employees should vote for who they think is best for their family and future. Siegel said he wanted his employees to know that he believes Trump will be best for the company and the country.

“George W. won by 537 votes. You know, this could be another close election; maybe my employees can make the difference. I hope so,” Siegel said.

“David Siegel has evolved here. He’s learned from his experience from his last letter. He’s not making threats now, he’s offering advice,” said WFTV political analyst Dr. Rick Foglesong.

Siegel warned employees four years ago that people could lose their jobs if President Obama was re-elected.

There’s nothing to prevent private business owners from offering advice on who to vote for, according to WFTV.

“I’m not coercing anybody. I’m just putting out the facts as I see them. If they have respect for me like I think they do, they’ll vote for Trump,” Siegel said.

WATCH: Seahawks' Richard Sherman dresses as Harry Potter to talk football, Quidditch

In true Halloween spirit, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman wore his Harry Potter costume, with wand in hand, to Wednesday’s news conference.

>> Watch the full press conference here

SB Nation reports that it was actually Sherman’s son's idea for his dad to dress up. But there's no doubt that Sherman is a legitimate Harry Potter fan:

  • Sherman says “Order of the Phoenix” is his favorite book.
  • He says that Quidditch is pretty tough compared to five quarters of football.
  • He considers himself a Gryffindor and not a Hufflepuff.
  • According to a New York Times article, he went to midnight screenings for the movies.

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The Seahawks got first their first tie in franchise history Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. 

>> Click here or scroll down to see some of the highlights from the press conference

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School secretary gets devastating diagnosis, school rallies to send her to Hawaii

She's there for the students and staff of a Utah high school, now those she has always helped have stepped up and helped her.

Debbie Hall has worked at Davis High Schools' counseling and registrar department as its secretary for 19 years. But recently she received a crushing diagnosis. She has Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

As the disease progresses, patients lose control of their muscle movement, eventually left unable to speak, eat move and breathe, according to the ALS Association.

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Hall received the diagnosis in September. Hall said her symptoms began in the voice, throat and lungs and will be more aggressive than most, KSTU reported.

Doctors have given her less than a year to live, so she's making every moment count.

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That's where the staff and students at Davis High stepped in to help.

Her coworkers set up a GoFundMe page to raise the money for a dream trip to Hawaii.

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The response was amazing, as hundreds of students, former students, parents and teachers have helped raise more than $15,000 for the trip. The organizers are hoping to raise $20,000.

"We know how much her kids and her husband, her grandkids, they are the center of her life. We wanted to give them something so they could create a lasting memory together," Robyn Lawson, a counselor at Davis High School, said.

Hall and her family will be going on the trip after Thanksgiving. Then she'll spend a week with her grandchildren in Disneyland in December, KSTU reported.

7 things to know now: 'Grabbing a musket;' new ISP rules; 'Afghan girl' arrested; Michael Phelps

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Grabbing a musket: A former member of the House of Representatives says he wasn’t calling for violence when he tweeted that he would be “grabbing a musket” if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election on Nov. 8. Joe Walsh, a former congressman from Illinois, said he wasn’t suggesting violence with the tweet, but civil disobedience. “I’m not talking about inciting violence. I’m saying, ‘If Trump loses, man, game on, grab your musket. We’re going to protest. We’re going to boycott. We’re going to picket. We’re going to march on Washington. We’re going to stop paying taxes. We’re going to practice civil disobedience.’ Whatever it takes,” Walsh explained. 

2. ISP rules: The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote Thursday on how Internet service providers can use customer data. Service providers would be required to get customers’ permission to use certain types of data such as health or financial information or information on a person’s web browsing history. 

3. National Guard bonuses: The Pentagon has suspended efforts to force members of the California National Guard to pay back enlistment bonuses they received to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. The service members could still be asked to repay some or all of the bonuses – some totaled more than $25,000. The Department of Defense said a portion of the bonuses were awarded improperly to people not eligible for them. 

4. Best PTO companies: How is your company when it comes to paid time off? Glassdoor has released its list of the 25 highest rated companies for vacation and paid time off. The ranking, based on employee reviews, puts Amgen at the top of the list. Amgen is a biotechnology company. The company offers three weeks of paid vacation plus two additional weeks around the Fourth of July and Christmas. 

5. Afghan girl: Sharbat Gula, whose photo came to represent the plight of Afghan refugees after it was published on the front of National Geographic magazine, has been arrested in Peshawar, Pakistan. Gula has been charged with possession of a forged national identification card, according to authorities. Gula’s image, taken when she was 12, came to represent Afghan refugees fleeing from a war-torn country. Gula, her siblings and her grandmother fled Afghanistan after her parents were killed in the fighting there in the early 1980s. Her photo, and particularly her piercing green eyes, caught the attention of the world. 

And one more

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson are married, and they have been for a while, according to reports. The couple married in June in Paradise Valley, Ariz., according to a marriage license filed there, but kept their nuptials a secret. The couple had a child in May. Johnson and their son, Boomer, were seen supporting Phelps at the Rio Summer Olympics in August. 

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Father risks his life, loses leg saving stranger from oncoming car

A Salt Lake City man is recovering after losing his leg saving a woman from an oncoming car.

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Keenan Pearson is a husband and father of two. He met Megan Hansen after the two of them slid off a highway early Oct. 6.

As they were on the side of the road, a third car lost control and came barreling toward them. Pearson didn’t hesitate to push Hansen out of the way.

“I was so grateful that it was him rather than someone else that maybe would have been in shock,” Hansen told KSTU.

The impact injured both of Pearson’s legs. One of them had to be amputated.

“He risked his life for me, absolutely. I’m a complete stranger, and he put himself first,” Hansen said.

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Pearson said that while the accident was devastating, he would do it again in a heartbeat if it meant saving someone else’s life.

“If I can pick someone to push out of the way of a car, it would definitely be you,” Pearson told KSTU.

The two plan to stay in touch.

“I think we were brought into each other’s lives for a reason, and I’m super excited to have a relationship with you guys,” Hansen told Pearson.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for medical costs. If you would like to donate, click here.

Self-driving truck makes 120-mile trek, delivers beer

Otto and Anheuser-Busch announced Tuesday that the two companies have completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck.

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Otto’s self-driving truck hauled a fully loaded trailer of Budweiser beer more than 120 miles on I-25 from Fort Collins, Colorado, through Denver, to Colorado Springs.

A professional truck driver was in the vehicle for the entire route, monitoring the delivery from the sleeper berth as the truck completed the route entirely on its own, without any driver intervention.

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The load originated at Anheuser-Busch’s facility in Loveland, Colorado, and departed for its journey from the Fort Collins, Colorado, weigh station.

This milestone marks the first time in history that a self-driving vehicle has shipped commercial cargo, making it a landmark achievement for self-driving technology, the state of Colorado and the transportation industry, according to Anheuser-Busch.

Shocking photo: Mom allegedly overdoses in car with baby in back seat

Police officers have released a graphic and disturbing photo of a mother allegedly passed out in her car from a drug overdose with her 10-month-old son in the back seat.

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Erika Hurt, 25, was found unresponsive Saturday afternoon in her car in Hope, Indiana, along with her crying baby, police say, The Associated Press reported. The photo appears to show Hurt passed out with a syringe in her left hand.

>> Police: Children find 4 women overdosed on heroin in house

According to the AP, officers revived Hurt with Narcan and took her to a nearby hospital. Hurt is in custody on a probation violation, and officials from child welfare came out to the scene, according to Town Marshal Matthew Tallent.

>> Landlord says he found man overdosed with 2-year-old hugging his leg

The baby is reportedly with Hurt’s mother.

Hurt faces charges of child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia.

>> Mom uses heroin in car, passes out with baby in back seat, police say

The disturbing photo comes one month after the release of a viral photo of two parents allegedly overdosing on heroin with a 4-year-old in the back seat of a car. Earlier this month, a Facebook Live video of a Tennessee couple who reportedly passed out on heroin on a sidewalk in broad daylight 

>> GRAPHIC: Police department shows devastating effects of heroin

Heroin use is a growing epidemic in America. Earlier this year, Rare traveled to New HampshireBaltimore and other inner cities and suburbs to talk to families and public figures negatively impacted by the crisis.

>> Watch a video from Rare's "Heroin in America" series

Rare reported:

"The epidemic has touched the lives of student athletes, mothers, fathers and beloved celebrities, with more than 28,000 opioid- and heroin-related overdose deaths reported in 2014, according to the CDC. In response, the Obama administration is treating it as a public health crisis, calling for an allocation of $1.1 billion in new funding to help those seeking treatment."

>> Watch another report from Rare's series here

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