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Michigan cops Taser and brutally arrest a young black man outside his home for not using a turn signal

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 3:21pm

A young Michigan man is suing police officers after they forcefully arrested him outside his home for turning without a signal. Detroit’s WDIV reported Wednesday that Taylor, Michigan’s Cody Meredith was only 18 when officers followed him as he was arriving home very early one May mornin...

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Israeli minister says US may soon recognize Israel’s hold on Golan Heights

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 3:10pm

Israel is pressing the Trump administration to recognize its sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Wednesday, predicting U.S. assent could come within months. Interviewed by Reuters, Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz described endorsement of Israel’s 51-ye...

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WATCH: Republican lawmaker begs cops to look the other way after DUI stop — ‘I fight for you guys’

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 3:07pm

New Mexico’s State Rep. Monica Youngblood tried to use her charm to persuade a police officer to waive her drunk driving offense. Youngblood, 41, was arrested in Albuquerque on Sunday morning. A video shows Youngblood tearing up and begging the police officer not to arrest her. Youngblood told...

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Former special agent reveals to MSNBC how Trump is ruining efforts to fight MS-13 gang

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:58pm

Former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts said that President Donald Trump’s attacks on the Department of Justice are hindering the federal government’s ability to fight the MS-13 gang. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump reiterated his view that members of MS-13 are “animals” du...

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Sarah Silverman thinks Al Franken is innocent — and isn’t happy he ‘got bullied into resigning’

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:57pm

In GQ’s profile of comedian Sarah Silverman, the through line is empathy. She has tons of it: for Trump voters and misogynistic Twitter trolls, for her friends Louis C.K. and Al Franken. It seems partly, if not overwhelmingly so, that she believes so much in the power of empathy, connection an...

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Trump-supporting GOP mayoral candidate says rap is keeping slavery alive

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:32pm

Angelo Ray Gomez, a Republican mayoral candidate in  Henderson, Nevada, is not a fan of rap music—and its purported impact on the social fabric. Gomez tweeted out a recent statement by jazz musician Wynton Marsalis asserting that “Rap is more damaging than Confederate Statues.” Asked by Raw Story to...

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‘Dancing doctor’ from viral operating room music video isn’t a licensed surgeon and left a patient with brain damage

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:22pm

An Atlanta plastic surgeon whose promotional video that showed her performing an elaborate dance routine in the operating room has faced lawsuits over serious medical malpractice, the Atlanta Constitution reports. The surgeon, Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, filmed herself in the operating room with assis...

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Macron presses tech giants on taxes, working conditions

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:13pm

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the bosses of other tech companies accused of hoovering up personal data while avoiding taxes to use their clout for global good. Around 60 industry leaders, including Zuckerberg, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and IBM ...

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White collar crime expert explains how Trump’s ‘Spygate’ is a typical ‘con’ from ‘a longtime con artist’

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:01pm

White collar crime expert Jennifer Taub explained to CNN on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s so-called “Spygate” conspiracy theory is a like a typical scam conducted by a “con artist.” “The president of the United States has just elevated a conspiracy theor...

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Former NFL player lays waste to the league’s hypocrisy on the American flag with one perfect photo

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:01pm

Former NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels on Wednesday laid waste to the league’s new policy mandating that players either stand for the national anthem before games or wait inside their locker rooms until the anthem is finished. Writing on Twitter, the former player attacked the new NFL initiativ...

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Here’s how money is destroying the world and the people living in it

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 10:40pm

In a widely cited confessional in the New York Times in 2014, former Wall Street trader Sam Polk outed himself as a recovering wealth addict. He intimated a toxic childhood and an abusive parent (a common theme in the biographies of addicts). He revealed the exhilaration (a well-known symptom of dop...

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Texas doctor won’t treat paraplegic man because he once filed a lawsuit against his son-in-law

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 10:28pm

A Texas doctor is choosing to ignore a physician oath of “do no harm,” because a patient once sued his son-in-law. Paraplegic Derrick Roberts has filed a lawsuit against urologist Dr. Donald Wikoff, who accepts Roberts’ insurance and is familiar with the type of catheter the parapl...

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Trump lawyers claim president will talk to Mueller — but he can’t ask questions about anything since 2017

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 9:29pm

A CNN report Tuesday revealed that President Donald Trump’s legal team has told special counsel Robert Mueller that they’ll answer his questions, but he won’t answer anything about incidents after January 20, 2017. “We said we wanted the questions limited to Russian collusion...

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James Clapper tells Rachel Maddow the president is illegitimate: ‘Trump would not be president if not for’ Russia

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 9:19pm

Rachel Maddow opened her show with an assessment of former director of national intelligence, James Clapper’s book “Facts and Fears.” Maddow says that Clapper is ready to reveal all the insights into President Trump’s White House. “Now that he is out of government servi...

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President Trump touts his commitment to life — Twitter swiftly points to the hypocrisy

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 9:15pm

On Tuesday evening, Donald Trump addressed the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala, an event celebrating the group’s mission to reduce access to abortion. “When I ran for office, I pledged to stand for life, and as president, that’s exactly what I have done and...

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Stacey Abrams wins Georgia primary as women across the US move forward to general elections

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 9:10pm

Democratic voters in Georgia nominated a candidate on Tuesday who could make history as the first African-American female governor in the United States. Stacey Abrams won her party’s nomination in a closely watched race showcasing divergent Democratic strategies on how to win in a Republican-dominat...

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Carter Page refutes Trump accusations of an ‘FBI spy’ who infiltrated his campaign: ‘I never found anything unusual’

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 8:20pm

President Donald Trump along with conservative media has gone from alleging President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower to now saying an FBI spy was dispatched by the former president to infiltrate the campaign. But Carter Page won’t back that up. Of all people who has been intricately invol...

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Nazi who beat black man in Charlottesville claims he didn’t ‘have malice in his heart or mind’

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 7:17pm

White supremacist and self-styled ‘commie killer’ Daniel Borden was convicted of malicious wounding for his part in the beating of DeAndre Harris in Charlottesville, North Carolina on Tuesday. “His argument is he didn’t have malice in his heart or mind when he did this,” his lawyer...

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Former Fox News Host accidentally leaked private messages slamming ‘The Five’

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 7:08pm

Political pundit and Former Fox News Host, Bob Beckel, accidentally went on Twitter and bashed his former show The Five, reported the Daily Beast. Beckel, mistakenly sent a public tweet instead of a DM to Tom Rogan, a political journalist. Rogan said he was asking Beckel to be a guest on his show. D...

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Jake Tapper drops the hammer on GOP congressman over second special counsel: ‘You keep saying this and you don’t know what you are talking about’

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 6:22pm

Having failed to clear the president through their intelligence committee investigation, House Republicans are asking for a second special counsel to try to target the enemies of Donald Trump. CNN’s Jake Tapper hosted Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida on Tuesday to discuss the push ...

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