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New York congressman compares NFL players protesting racism to Nazis

New York congressman compares NFL players protesting racism to Nazis

The National Football League, bastion of patriotism, has decided in their infinite wisdom that football players on the sidelines are required to stand during the national anthem and anyone who
Morgan Freeman denies allegations, says his accusers misunderstood ‘jokes and compliments’

Morgan Freeman denies allegations, says his accusers misunderstood ‘jokes and compliments’

Morgan Freeman, long the go-to answer to the question “what do you think God’s voice sounds like?,” has been accused by eight women of sexual harassment and sexually inappropriate workplace conduct,
As ICE separates children from parents at the border, public outrage grows

As ICE separates children from parents at the border, public outrage grows

How does one “lose” almost 1,500 children? Last month, Steven Wagner, the acting assistant secretary of the administration for children and families (ACF), announced at a Senate hearing that the
Trump signs executive order making it easier to fire federal workers

Trump signs executive order making it easier to fire federal workers

President Trump signed a series of executive orders late Friday making it easier to fire federal government workers and weakening the clout of the unions that represent them. The New York Times
Ireland just voted to repeal its abortion ban

Ireland just voted to repeal its abortion ban

Voters in Ireland overwhelmingly voted to repeal the country’s 8th amendment, which banned all abortions except when the life of the mother was in danger. Although the official tally will not be
Secret recording by Spanish police could mean trouble for Donald Trump Jr.

Secret recording by Spanish police could mean trouble for Donald Trump Jr.

Spanish police secretly recorded conversations between Alexander Torshin, an official at Russia’s Central Bank with close ties to the NRA, and Alexander Romanov, a Russian who was convicted of money
Pruitt spent whopping $3.5 million on personal security in first year as EPA chief

Pruitt spent whopping $3.5 million on personal security in first year as EPA chief

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent $3.5 million in taxpayer dollars on personal security in just his first year in the position, CBS News revealed Friday. This
Trump’s grotesque lie about Democrats and MS-13

Trump’s grotesque lie about Democrats and MS-13

President Donald Trump continued his string of fabrications and misrepresentations regarding the political debate about immigration on Friday, alleging in a tweet that Democrats “are coming to the
Racial resentment may be fueling climate denial, study finds

Racial resentment may be fueling climate denial, study finds

By Jeremy Deaton What began as a way of trolling Prius drivers became a signature protest against America’s first black president — rolling coal. Drivers spend hundreds or thousands of dollars
The truth about the Oklahoma shooting that conservatives and the NRA can’t stop talking about

The truth about the Oklahoma shooting that conservatives and the NRA can’t stop talking about

On Thursday night, a man allegedly walked into a restaurant in Oklahoma City and opened fire with a pistol, injuring a mother and a daughter who were celebrating a birthday. Two other people were
Pope Francis reassures bishops the Catholic Church is still totally anti-gay

Pope Francis reassures bishops the Catholic Church is still totally anti-gay

Despite recent clamoring that Pope Francis might be making the Catholic Church more inclusive of gay people, he made very clear this week that isn’t the case. According to local media, Francis warned
California’s top air quality regulator mocks Trump’s negotiating style

California’s top air quality regulator mocks Trump’s negotiating style

California’s top air quality official disputed claims that she and Trump administration officials held “productive” discussions this week on vehicle fuel efficiency standards. A White House statement
Trump’s attempts to isolate Iran and North Korea have backfired

Trump’s attempts to isolate Iran and North Korea have backfired

The events of the past few days signal a worrying trend for the administration of President Donald Trump: The world will not hold its breath for the United States on issues of international politics
While the NFL cowers to Trump, the WNBA takes a stand

While the NFL cowers to Trump, the WNBA takes a stand

In the summer of 2016, the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — two black men whose shootings by police officers were caught on cell-phone video and went viral within a two-day period in
RNC chair was asked to prove Facebook censors conservatives. It didn’t go well.

RNC chair was asked to prove Facebook censors conservatives. It didn’t go well.

During a Friday interview on Fox News, RNC chair Ronna McDaniel was asked to provide evidence that Facebook is censoring conservative voices. She made her case by citing a hoax. “Just for the audience
Runaway barges full of coal spill into Pennsylvania river

Runaway barges full of coal spill into Pennsylvania river

More than a dozen barges carrying coal down a river in western Pennsylvania broke loose Thursday, with two of those barges sinking and spilling coal into the Monongahela river. The Pennsylvania
Border Patrol Union says decision to deploy National Guard to southern border was a ‘colossal waste’

Border Patrol Union says decision to deploy National Guard to southern border was a ‘colossal waste’

The president of the Border Patrol Union says deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border has been nothing short of “a colossal waste of resources,” barely a month after Trump authorized
Judge orders Alaska prison guards to stop giving Muslim inmates pork during Ramadan

Judge orders Alaska prison guards to stop giving Muslim inmates pork during Ramadan

A federal judge on Thursday granted a restraining order prohibiting prison guards in Alaska from giving Muslim inmates pork for their only meal during Ramadan. Anchorage Correctional Complex had been
Trump administration scraps housing segregation rule

Trump administration scraps housing segregation rule

The Trump administration is effectively scrapping an Obama-era rule that requires cities to submit comprehensive plans on how they will address housing segregation in their own neighborhoods before
Texas chemical plant failed to take necessary precautions despite warnings, investigators find

Texas chemical plant failed to take necessary precautions despite warnings, investigators find

After reviewing the handling of a crisis at a chemical plant near Houston last August, federal investigators determined the chemical industry needs to work much harder at preparing for severe weather