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Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

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During a “Back to School” special on Fox Business Network on Monday morning, the network played the pop song “Bulletproof” by La Roux to introduce a segment on “high-end bulletproof backpacks” and clothing.

“Back to school backpacks taking on a whole new meaning this morning,” host Maria Bartiromo said, introducing a line of bullet-resistant products by a company called MC Armor, which designed the backpack line specifically for United States customers.

“In the U.S., sadly, there’s the guns, everybody can have a gun,” MC Armor Marketing Manager Carolina Casas told Bartiromo. “So, here, kids need to be protected, and we have the fact that there is some school issues, so we need to bring this to the United States.”

Later on in the segment Bartiromo complimented Casas for the company’s “fashion forward” products.

A spokesperson for Fox Business Network told TPM Monday “the song was chosen by the production team and the selection has been addressed.”

h/t Mediaite

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After stripping former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance over his criticism of the President and his role in the “witch hunt,” President Donald Trump continued taunting Brennan on Twitter Monday, daring him to file a lawsuit.

Over the weekend, Brennan told MSNBC that he was considering taking legal action against the administration over the security clearance revoking.

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