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    November's full moon, also known as the beaver moon, brightened the night sky Tuesday night.  >> Read more trending news  According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the display marks 'the time of year when beavers begin to take shelter in their lodges,' hence the unusual nickname. Here are some of our favorite photos from social media: 1. Madison, WisconsinPhoto by @mattidalicious, Instagram 2. Angeles National Forest, CaliforniaPhoto by @belac_alicious, Instagram 3. Fort De Soto State Park, FloridaPhoto by @lanceraab, Instagram 4. Toyooka, JapanPhoto by @kazu.223r, Instagram 5. New JerseyPhoto by @ela.ravin, Instagram 6. Mississauga, Ontario, CanadaPhoto by @dhayden55, Instagram 7. Coronado, CaliforniaPhoto by @daniel.galyean, Instagram 8. Lafayette, ColoradoPhoto by @highlanderhealey, Instagram 9. Minneapolis, MinnesotaPhoto by @greglundgrenphoto, Instagram 10. United KingdomPhoto by @photographybyannamarie, Instagram
  • A former Atlanta police officer is in jail, accused of wearing his uniform while he committed crimes. >> Read more trending news  Surveillance video shows Justin Thorne inside a hotel in Cobb County, Georgia, where police said he robbed two guests at gunpoint. WSB-TV said several sources within the Atlanta Police Department tipped them off to the story, calling Thorne an embarrassment to the entire police force. The robbery happened Oct. 17 inside the Comfort Inn and Suites off Windy Hill Road in Cobb County during the late morning hours. Surveillance video shows Thorne dressed in his police gear that included a bulletproof vest, hat, full uniform, a gun and even a police badge. But what the hotel staff didn’t know at the time was that this 22-year-old, who is now under arrest and charged with multiple felonies, wasn’t there to conduct an investigation. Instead, Cobb County police say, he was there to commit an armed robbery. The holdup happened inside a hotel room where two guests were forced to hand over $800 in cash and an iPhone valued at $700. Cobb police worked the case for days and through the help of APD, they identified Thorne as their suspect. Cobb police will only say this is an ongoing investigation WSB-TV looked into Thorne’s record and learned he joined APD in 2017, working as a patrol officer on the city's southeast side until earlier this year. In a statement, an APD spokesman said: WSB-TV contacted Cobb County police in an attempt to learn more about the circumstances surrounding this armed robbery.  Cobb police declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation. WSB-TV confirmed the two victims are from Arkansas and were not seriously injured during the incident.
  • The NFL has arranged for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a free agent, to work out for NFL teams at the Falcons' facility in Flowery Branch on Saturday. >> Read more trending news  A memo about the workout went out to all 32 teams Tuesday. Kaepernick, who guided the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl after the 2012 season, has not played in the NFL since opting out of his contract March 3, 2017. Kaepernick started a leaguewide movement to kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest social and racial injustices and police brutality.  All 32 teams have been invited to the private workout, which will include an interview, measurements and quarterback drills. The workout will be recorded and provided to all league teams. It's not known how many teams will attend the workout, which will be closed to the public and the media. The Falcons, who play in North Carolina on Sunday, did not immediately respond for comment on the workout.  Kaepernick filed a grievance through the NFL Players Association against the NFL on Oct. 16, 2017. The grievance filed by Kaepernick and Panthers' safety Eric Reid against the NFL was settled in February. Terms of the settlement were not released. This article was written by D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-winning musician John Legend has been named People magazine's '2019 Sexiest Man Alive.'  The cover of the issue to be released Friday shows Legend, who is 40, wearing an unbuttoned, wet, blue shirt and standing in waist-deep water.  >> Read more trending news  The 10-time Grammy winner told the magazine that the honor comes with some pressure since he's following Idris Elba, who was last year’s winner. Legend said that “is not fair and is not nice to me!” Legend said his wife is proud of him. “I’ve finally impressed her,” he said. His wife Chrissy Teigen posted on Twitter that his children were not so impressed. Legend has two children with model-television host Teigen. Other recent winners include Dwayne Johnson and David Beckham. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross might be finally getting back together for a 'Friends' reunion special in 2020. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that all six cast members and the creators of the show are discussing a reunion to air on HBO Max which is set to launch in spring 2020.  HBO Max declined to comment to The Hollywood Reporter on the special. In June, Jennifer Aniston shared her interest in a reunion special on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' E! News reported that the sitcom 'Friends' is going to WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service, which will also air 'Pretty Little Liars' and 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.' Netflix announced in July that 'Friends' is leaving at the start of 2020.  Netflix reportedly spent $100 million to keep 'Friends' available on the platform through 2019 after fans panicked about it leaving at the top of the year. Despite the age of the 'Friends' sitcom, it has spawned a devoted youthful viewership, especially among tween and teen girls who weren't yet born when it went off the air in 2004.  In an era when everyone assumed they would move on to YouTube and Instagram video, young girls have embraced the series and its old-fashioned, studio audience, sitcom format, bingeing its 10 seasons on Netflix through their tablets and phones, wearing T-shirts with the show's logo on them and constantly quoting catchphrases. 'It is old but you can't tell that much when you're watching,' said 15-year-old Sammy Joyce, of Long Beach, California. 'It's too funny to care about how old it is.' The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • Martha Strickland is known simply to the kids as 'Granny' and it's hard to find someone who's more loved at Shiloh Elementary School in Gwinnett County, Georgia. >> Read more trending news  “Granny is wild. Every day is a new day with Granny here,” said principal Thomas Trippany. Just like she has for the past 27 years, Strickland showed up to work in the school cafeteria Tuesday morning. But it was a special day for Strickland.  Granny turned 95 years old and celebrated in the only way she knows: by handing out cookies to the students who love her.  “That’s just insane how long she has been living,' fifth-grader Kevin Orr said. It’s become a tradition for Granny to hand out cookies to students on her birthday. She has done it for so long that some of the kids back in the day are now parents themselves. “I love them and they love me. That means the world. It don’t cost nothing to love somebody,” she said This is Granny’s second career after she worked in data processing in the City of Atlanta for 30 years. She came to Shiloh Elementary in 1991 and hasn't stopped loving her job. “How could you be any happier? And why would you leave a place that you are so loved and taken care of. It's wonderful,” Strickland said. It's easy to see why the students and faculty love Granny. The school named a garden after her, and they have a plaque with her picture on it at the school entrance. “I always try to say hi and give her hugs. I know she love hugs,” said student Larissa Halilovic. She may have been working for 27 years, but Strickland said she doesn't see her time as cafeteria worker coming to an end soon. Granny got approved for a long-term driver's license, so she can continue driving until she's 102 years old. 
  • Police officials in Alabama are trying to identify a man who robbed a Birmingham convenience store while carrying a knife. >> Read more trending news  While the man grabbed some items as he vaulted over the counter of a Chevron store, the clerk made sure no cash was taken by swatting at the thief with a broom, WMBA reported. The incident occurred at 1:23 a.m. Oct. 28, AL.com reported. According to police, the man walked into the store and approached the counter as if he was buying merchandise, the website reported. The man then pulled out a knife and attempted to jump over the counter, AL.com reported. Aftter the clerk swung the broom, the man fled the store. There were no injuries.
  • Authorities in Alabama announced Tuesday that they discovered human remains during the search for a Florida 5-year-old who vanished last week from her home in Jacksonville. >> Read more trending news  Investigators were searching for Taylor Rose Williams in Georgia and Alabama. Police said she was last seen around 12 a.m. Wednesday in her bedroom at her home in the Brentwood area. Authorities said Monday that her mother, Brianna Williams, was considered a person of interest in the case, as she's refused to cooperate with investigators since shortly after her daughter's disappearance. Here are the latest updates: Update 5:35 p.m. EST Nov. 12:  Search teams recovered the remains of a child in Alabama. Exact identification has not been made. Brianna Williams has been arrested and charged with child neglect and giving false information to investigators. Brianna Williams is in the hospital due to an apparent overdose. Williams is in serious condition. Anyone with additional information is still asked to contact the Sheriff's Office. This investigation is 'no where near done,' according to Sheriff Mike Williams. Update 3:50 p.m. EST Nov. 12: Sources told WJAX-TV that Brianna Williams, mother of missing Florida 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams, was taken to a hospital Tuesday, hours after authorities announced they had found human remains while searching for her daughter. Brianna Williams, who is a Petty Officer 1st Class at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, had previously been identified as a person of interest in her daughter's disappearance. Officials with the Demopolis, Alabama, Police Department said Tuesday that human remains were found between Demopolis and Linden, Alabama, during the search for Taylor. Forensic testing was ongoing Tuesday to identify the remains. Brianna Williams previously lived about 15 miles from Demopolis. Update 1:30 p.m. EST Nov. 12: Police in Demopolis, Alabama, said human remains were found in a wooded area between the Alabama cities of Linden and Demopolis during the search for Taylor Rose Williams. Authorities said Tuesday that the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was awaiting the results of forensic tests to identify the remains. Update 1:15 p.m. EST Nov. 12: Authorities in Demopolis, Alabama, said human remains have been discovered during the search for Taylor Rose Williams, 5. Update 2:15 p.m. EST Nov. 11: Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Taylor Williams' mother is considered a person of interest in her daughter's disappearance. Williams said Monday at a news conference that Brianna Williams has remained uncooperative since shortly after Taylor's disappearance. 'She has not spoken to us since Wednesday and she was the last person to see Taylor,' Williams said. Authorities confirmed officials were searching the Demopolis, Alabama, area in hopes of finding Taylor. Williams said the search area was large Monday afternoon, but added that he expected it to be whittled down later in the evening. 'There's a lot of different efforts going on right now in this investigation,' Williams said. 'The information that drove us to Alabama demanded this response, and we absolutely hope to find her alive.' Williams asked that anyone who saw Taylor or her mother between Jacksonville and Alabama in the last two weeks contact authorities. Rachel Rojas, special agent-in-charge of the Jacksonville FBI office, said several teams, including the Child Abduction Response Team and the Cellular Analysis Survey Team, have been part of the investigation. Update 1:40 p.m. EST Nov. 11: Officials with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are holding a news conference Monday afternoon to update the public on the search for Taylor Williams. Update 10:50 a.m. EST Nov. 11: Police in Jacksonville have expanded their search efforts for a missing girl to include Georgia and Alabama. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said in a news conference last week that they were working with investigators in Alabama because Taylor's mother, Brianna Williams, has family there. The Demopolis Police Department said Sunday afternoon that they were assisting the FBI and other out-of-state agencies in a search for a missing person around the Demopolis area. It was not immediately clear whether the search was connected to Taylor's disappearance. Demopolis is about 15 miles away from where Brianna Williams previously lived.  Update 8:53 a.m. EST Nov. 10: Detectives are looking into a Craigslist ad that may have been posted by Brianna Williams the day before reporting her daughter, Taylor Rose Williams, was missing. The poster of the ad states 'childcare needed tomorrow' because they were 'bailed on,' Action News Jax reported. Brianna Williams’ name is not on the ad, but the poster mentions having a 5-year-old daughter, working at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, and living in Jacksonville's Northside section. Update 9 p.m. EST Nov 7: First Coast Crime Stoppers announced it has increased the reward in the case for missing 5-year-old Taylor Williams to $4,000. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is working with another agency in a different state as it investigates the disappearance of Taylor Williams.  Brianna Williams, Taylor's mother, is from Alabama. The Sheriff's Office said it is working with investigators in Alabama because Brianna Williams has family there. While Sheriff Mike Williams said Brianna Williams is not cooperating in the investigation, some of her family members are. Some family members have come from out of town to speak with police. Update 4 p.m. EST Nov 7: Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Taylor's mother Brianna S. Williams is no longer being cooperative with the investigation. When asked if Brianna Williams is considered a person of interest in her daughter's disappearance, Sheriff Williams said 'Nothing's off the table.' Sheriff Williams is asking anyone who has seen Taylor and Brianna Williams together in Jacksonville in the last six months to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500. Original report: Taylor's mother, Brianna S. Williams, who is a Petty Officer 1st Class at NAS Jacksonville, told police she put Taylor to bed around midnight. Williams told police when she woke up at 7 a.m., she did not see Taylor in her bedroom and the back door was unlocked. Taylor was last seen wearing a purple shirt and pink pajama pants. She is 3 feet tall and weighs 50 pounds.  >> Read more trending news  Officers have been going door-to-door in the Brentwood neighborhood and have a helicopter to get an above view to aid in the massive search. Crews with the JSO Dive Team arrived at one of the search areas near the Southside Villas apartment complex where Taylor had lived with her family until recently, as well as two JSO trucks, a small boat and ATV/tractor type vehicle. They searched in the water in a former neighborhood looking for Taylor, Wednesday afternoon. A dumpster was taken from the Southside Villas apartment complex and eventually, the contents were emptied. Law and Safety Expert Dale Carson said the first 12 hours are critical when searching for a child, in a situation like this, because evidence can disappear in a 12-hour period and clues could be lost that can help find them. Officials in Jacksonville said more than 100 police officers, firefighters search dogs, dive teams, mounted police, drone units and volunteers are assisting to help find her. If you see her or know of her whereabouts, you are asked to call police at 904-630-0500. The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.
  • A 2-year-old girl died Monday after she was hit by an air-conditioning unit that fell from an apartment building in suburban Toronto, police said. >> Read more trending news  According to police in Scarborough, a woman was entering the building with her three children when the unit plummeted to the ground and hit the girl, CTV News Toronto reported. The child was in a stroller at the time, Constable Caroline de Kloet told CBC on Tuesday.  The child was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and died, police said. 'I heard screaming,” Sherene Bromfield, a resident of the building, told CTV News Toronto. 'I ran on my balcony and I looked over and I could see her trying to revive her daughter. 'They said they had a pulse, a low pulse, and she just started crying.' The child's siblings, ages 5 and 7, saw the incident, the television network reported. In a statement, officials with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) said it was “deeply saddened” by the death of the child. “Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time, and we offer them our sincere condolences. TCHC staff are onsite at the building today to assist tenants who require support,” the statement said. Toronto Mayor John Tory said the toddler's death was a 'terrible tragedy.' 'My thoughts are with the family involved and the people in that building. I'm sure it is traumatizing for them,' CBC reported. The investigation is ongoing, police said. 
  • A wedding day is supposed to belong to the bride. But throw 10 puppies into the mix, and it's a dog day afternoon. >> Read more trending news  A Florida couple had their bridesmaids carry 5-week-old rescue puppies instead of flowers at their wedding Monday in Plant City, WFLA reported. Andee Ondina married Tina Krasinski at Wishing Well Barn. Ondina, the general manager at Bayside Pet Resort in Sarasota, said she wanted to raise awareness for rescue animals. Her wedding day was the perfect, um, pawportunity. She got the puppies from Nate's Honor Animal Rescue in Bradenton, WFTS reported. “So my bridesmaids will be holding adoptable puppies with wooden flower collars. ‘Puppquets’ I’m calling them,” Ondina told WFLA before the wedding ceremony.  The puppies are available for adoption, WFTS reported.

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  • Law enforcement officials said a Florida mother and two children who were abducted at gunpoint in Titusville have been found safe as of 5:50 a.m. Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  Here are the latest updates: Update 7:02 a.m. EST Nov. 13: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement canceled the Amber Alert issued for the children, and the Titusville Police Department confirmed that their mother, Melanie Martin, 30, was also found safe. Original report: An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday morning after police said a Florida woman and her two young children were abducted at gunpoint by the children's father in Titusville. Titusville police said Melanie Martin, 30, and her children Angel Burson, 5, and Lloyd Burson Jr., 3, were kidnapped by Lloyd Burson, 35, around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of the 1000 block of Third Avenue. Police said Martin and the children were last seen in a blue SUV driven by Burson headed north on I-95 toward Volusia County. Investigators said Burson is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Titusville Police Department at 321-264-7800, or they can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward by contacting CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS. – Visit WFTV.com for the latest on this developing story.
  • Officials with the Orlando Fire Department announced late Tuesday evening that they arrested John Huff for arson in connection to the fire early that same morning at the Beefy King Restaurant. Huff was transported to the Orange County Jail. Investigators suspected arson when the saw the fire started outside the building near the back of the building rather than inside.  Additionally, surveillance footage from a nearby business shows a car in the parking lot of Beefy King at the time the fire started. In the meantime, firefighters said the damage to the building on Bumby Avenue is “fixable” and the owner of the iconic establishment known for its sandwiches says the will re-open as soon as possible.  The good news is there was minimal damage and no one was hurt. 
  • A Pennsylvania man whose baby boy suffered critical injuries in an October shooting purposely brought the infant along during drug deals to deter others from opening fire, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  According to the Philadelphia Inquirer and WPVI-TV, police arrested Nafes Monroe, 25, on Saturday, three weeks after his 11-month-old son, Yazeem Jenkins, was shot multiple times in north Philadelphia. Prosecutors said Monroe was trying to use counterfeit money to purchase drugs Oct. 19 when the suspected gunman, 29-year-old Francisco Ortiz, began shooting, the Inquirer reported. Yazeem, who was in a car with Monroe, his girlfriend and a second man, was hit in the chest, head and buttocks, authorities said. Afterward, Monroe took Yazeem to a home, then dropped the baby off at a nearby hospital, according to Anthony Voci of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. The boy's condition is still listed as critical, KYW-TV reported. Voci said Monroe had brought Yazeem with him during other drug purchases, as well, 'with the idea or belief that if someone saw that he had a child in the car, that they would not fire upon him,' the Inquirer reported. 'A 'human shield' is probably the term that I would use,' Voci said, according to the newspaper. Monroe now faces charges of endangering a child's welfare and reckless endangerment, WPVI reported. Ortiz remains jailed on attempted murder, aggravated assault and other charges, the Inquirer reported.
  • The Tampa Bay Ray’s baseball field is being transformed into a 90,000 sq foot maze of Christmas magic. Tropicana Field will be home to the World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze this holiday season and the lights will be on November 22 through December 29.  The main attraction will be the maze which is called “The Great Search.” The interactive adventure asks you to search for all nine of Santa’s reindeer after a mischievous elf set them free.  Enchant Christmas says on its website that the adventure is like a living storybook that features larger than life light sculptures and decadent delights with snow falling everywhere.  At the center of the temporary attraction is an 80-foot Christmas tree.  App users click here to watch the video. Visitors will also have a chance to ice skate through the lights and visit with Mr.Claus himself and pick up some gifts at a Christmas Market.  Additionally on December 1 and 16  you can bring your pooch to the attraction, but you will have to purchase a dog ticket. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 4 and up, 3 and under are free.   There is a military and senior discount.  Tickets are limited, click here for more information. 
  • Two Alabama residents are behind bars after a 3-year-old overdosed on methamphetamine last weekend, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  According to WBRC and WEIS, Tony Parris, 54, of Gadsden, and Cynthia Lane, 45, of Leesburg, were arrested Saturday after the child discovered and ate the drug while playing with toys, Leesburg police said. Authorities arrived to find the toddler breathing but unconscious, the outlets reported. The child was rushed to a Gadsden hospital, then taken by helicopter to Birmingham Children's Hospital, the outlets reported. The toddler remains in critical condition, officials said. Parris and Lane face charges of chemical endangerment of a child, as well as illegal possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, the news stations reported. Parris is being held on $71,000 bond and Lane on $73,000 bond, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Read more here or here.

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  • The first day of impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump will feature two State Department witnesses who raised questions about actions in Ukraine by the President's personal lawyer, with one alarmed by Rudy Giuliani's efforts to undermine the former U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine, and another who saw Giuliani leading an effort to press for investigations desired by Mr. Trump. 'Mr. Giuliani was almost unmissable starting in mid-March,' Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent testified, saying Giuliani conducted a 'campaign of slander' against former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. 'I worried about what I had heard concerning the role of Rudolph Giuliani,' said William Taylor, now the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, who said he was worried about entering a 'snake pit' involving Giuliani. Here is some of what we might expect from these two witnesses in the first day of impeachment hearings. DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE GEORGE KENT - After working at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, Kent returned to the State Department in the second half of 2018, taking on a post where he was responsible for Ukraine and five other eastern European nations often targeted by Russia. It was in that position where Kent said he witnessed the media attack which unfolded, spurred by Giuliani and conservative news media organs. In his impeachment deposition, Kent said an article by conservative journalist John Solomon spurred a sudden attack on Ambassador Yovanovitch and the U.S. embassy in Ukraine in general, which was then amplified by Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham. Kent said much of what was alleged, that Yovanovitch was bad mouthing President Trump, that she was working against Ukraine prosecutors, was simply false. 'It was, if not entirely made up in full cloth,' Kent testified, 'it was primarily non-truths and non-sequiturs.' Kent described how U.S. diplomats were blindsided by what was clearly a concerted campaign against the U.S. Ambassador and the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, spread over four days in March of 2019. It started first with arrows aimed at Ambassador Yovanovitch, but then spread to accusations against former Vice President Biden and his son Hunter, along with other charges mentioning conservative bogeyman George Soros - all of it given a push by President Trump, his son, conservative websites, and Fox News. The attacks on Yovanovitch came two weeks after she had been asked by the State Department to stay on in Ukraine until 2020 - but her extension would not survive the conservative media attacks against her. 'I was then abruptly told in late April to come back to Washington from Ukraine 'on the next plane,'' Yovanovitch told Congressional investigators. She will testify on Friday. + WILLIAM TAYLOR, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires IN UKRAINE. With the recall of Ambassador Yovanovitch, Taylor is the top-ranking U.S. diplomat in Ukraine - basically the acting Ambassador. Several months after Yovanovitch had been ousted, Taylor described how the work of Giuliani had seemingly led to a situation where U.S. military aid for Ukraine was being withheld - in an effort to gain a quid pro quo - where the government of Ukraine would launch investigations sought by President Trump. 'By mid-Ju1y, it was becoming clear to me that the meeting President Zelensky wanted was conditioned on investigations of Burisma and alleged Ukrainian influence in the 2016 elections,' Taylor said, referring to a focus on the Bidens, and the debunked theory that Ukraine - and not Russia - was behind the hacks of Democrats in 2016. Taylor said the impetus for the situation was obvious. 'It was also clear that this condition was driven by the irregular policy channel I had come to understand was guided by Mr. Giuliani,' Taylor said in his closed door deposition. Mr. Taylor said he had determined that link in 'mid-July' - it was on July 25 that President Trump spoke with the leader of Ukraine, and spelled out the need for Ukraine to launch investigations into the Bidens, and the Ukraine-2016 elections theory, which included the evidence-free allegation that the hacked computer server from the Democratic National Committee was being hidden in Ukraine. Some Republicans have mocked the choice of Taylor as an opening witness, saying he has no firsthand knowledge of why the President would want investigations conducted related to the Bidens or the 2016 elections. 'No, I've never talked to the President,' Taylor said in his deposition. Look for Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) to bring this up during the first day of questioning with Taylor. Three hearings have also been set for next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with eight different witnesses.