(FOX) The Oregon Militia stand-off has run into violence. Yesterday the spokesman for the group, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, was shot and killed by authorities when the militia leader Ammon Bundy was pulled over and arrested. A total of eight protesters involved with the group were taken into custody and some believe the standoff is “petering out.” Finicum, a father of eleven, is claimed to have had his hands in the air by Bundy family members who were eyewitnesses at the scene.

(FOX) Donald Trump is not going to be participating in the debate on Thursday hosted by Fox because he believes moderator Meghyn Kelly is biased towards him. Kelly, in the first GOP debate last year, asked Trump questions he deemed inappropriate. These questions alluded that Trump may be a sexist womanizer. Fox political correspondent Brit Hume, thinks Trump has a large enough lead in the Iowa polls that this will not affect him.

(CNN) A huge six-alarm fire burned in the heart of New Orleans early Wednesday just outside the French Quarter. Smoke billowed from the roof of a building in the 1000 block of Canal Street when the fire was called in around 3:24 a.m. New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell said the fire is under investigation, but that the cause of the blaze doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

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