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Ex-Jehovah’s Witness killed her family and herself after being shunned by the church

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 3:01pm

There is now more evidence to suggest that an aspiring model shunned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses after she left the church may have killed her family and then herself due to being forcefully separated from her family for leaving. David McAfee at Patheos’ The Friendly Atheist wrote Monday ...

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NFL teams considered Colin Kaepernick as starting quarterback material: report

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 2:19pm

Civil rights leader and former professional football player Colin Kaepernick was blackballed by National Football League owners after kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality, NBC News reported Monday. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reports that Kaepernick’s collu...

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Gay teen says she went to school resource officer after getting bullied — and he told her she’s going to hell

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 2:09pm

A gay teenager who is graduating from the North Bend High School in Oregon has written an account of vicious bullying she received at school — along with the school administration’s total indifference to how she was being treated. Writing over at the ACLU’s website, graduating seni...

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MSNBC’s Katy Tur blows giant hole through President Trump’s FBI conspiracy theory

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 2:04pm

On Monday’s MSNBC Live With Katy Tur, the host spoke with former attorney general Guy Lewis and Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz about Donald Trump’s continuing insistence that the FBI planted an informant in the Trump campaign to help Clinton win. Tur poked a very large ho...

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott cancels shotgun giveaway after Santa Fe shooting

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 1:59pm

After 10 people were killed by a student firing a shotgun and a .38 revolver at Santa Fe High School last week, Gov. Greg Abbott‘s re-election campaign has dropped a shotgun giveaway from his website. The contest, which a campaign official said was changed over the weekend, now features a $250...

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US and Canadian regulators open probes into cryptocurrency scams

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 1:53pm

U.S. and Canadian state securities regulators announced Monday they have launched dozens of investigations into cryptocurrency scams. The North American Securities Administrators Association announced the wide-ranging series of probes on Monday, dubbed “Operation Crypto-Sweep.” The investigations, s...

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‘Netflix works with terrorists’: Conservatives go batsh*t threatening to cancel Netflix over deal with Obamas

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 1:51pm

Some conservatives threatened to drop Netflix on Monday after the cable-cutting service revealed that it had signed a deal with former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. In an announcement on Monday, Netflix revealed that Barack and Michelle Obama had signed a multiyear dea...

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Man keeps shouting ‘b*tch f*cking n****r’ after ramming woman’s car in racist rampage at high school

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 1:25pm

Police in Illinois arrested a Galesburg man on two felony counts of hate crimes after allegedly engaging in a racist tirade while ramming a car in a drop-off zone at the local high school, The Register-Mail reports. In addition to the felony charges, the Knox County State’s Attorney also charged Bra...

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Hey liberals: Tomi Lahren is now ‘praying for you’

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 1:11pm

If you’re reading this, chances are good Tomi Lahren is praying for you. Or, at least, she says she’s praying for you. And she says you need it. The highly-paid 25-year old Fox News pundit who has an estimated net worth of $3 million (yet is still on her parents’ health insurance), 4.7 million follo...

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Confederate flag-loving Florida man admits mosque bomb threats intended to terrorize Muslims

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 1:06pm

A south Florida man with a Confederate flag in his social media profile was busted earlier this month for making bomb threats against a nearby mosque after investigators checked caller ID. Dustin Hughes allegedly called Jamaat Ul Muttaqeen Mosque in Pembroke Pines four times in a week, beginning May...

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John Oliver calls ‘bullsh*t’ on scam of unregulated rehab centers who claim cures while sending patients off to die

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 11:15pm

The United States is being crushed under the weight of an opioid epidemic that is claiming tens of thousands of Americans. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse charts more than 64,000 deaths from addiction. Yet, rehab centers all over the country are largely unregulated with little accounta...

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Hope Hicks nearly $500,000 legal fees are being paid by donations to the Republican Party

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 10:25pm

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks might have been a Democrat in the past, but the Republican Party has forked over nearly $500,000 in legal fees for the longtime aide to President Donald Trump. If Republican donors are bothered by the stack of scandals lining up for the head of t...

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WATCH: Parkland student choir sings ‘Youth’ with Shawn Mendes and Khalid

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 9:03pm

At just 19-years-old, Khalid is keenly aware of the dangers students today face. He joined Shawn Mendes to sing their song “Youth” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards and not only dedicated it to those who have survived school shootings, he also asked 12 Parkland, Florida students f...

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Texas man shoots family member in the face — then crashes car trying to flee

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 8:43pm

A shooting in Dallas, Texas this weekend turned into a car crash when the alleged shooter fled police. According to the Dallas Morning News, the shooting happened Sunday evening in the northeast part of the city where a 50-year-old man shot his 30-year-old relative in the face. While no names were r...

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hospitalized — but condition ‘reassuring’ says doctor

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 8:04pm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized in the West Bank on Sunday, doctors and Palestinian officials said, giving conflicting accounts of the leader’s condition. It is the third time Abbas, 82, has been hospitalized in less than a week. He is expected to stay at least overnight. Abbas ...

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US stock futures jump after Steve Mnuchin says Trump’s trade war ‘on hold’

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 7:56pm

U.S. stock futures jumped on Monday as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. trade war with China is “on hold” after the world’s two largest economic powers agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement. S&P mini futures ESc1 rose 0.6 percent in e...

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Ex-CIA officer says Trump’s latest ridiculous claims echo others: ‘This is like that time he said Trump Tower was wiretapped’

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 7:36pm

During a panel discussion Sunday, former CIA operative Robert Baer explained that it isn’t unusual for an FBI agent to speak to or approach someone they are concerned a foreign country might be attempting to infiltrate an American campaign. While President Donald Trump thinks that his campaign...

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‘I’m sick of moment of silence’: Kelly Clarkson opens Billboard Music Awards with tearful demand for a ‘moment of change’

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 7:14pm

The opening of the Billboard Music Awards Sunday marked another awards ceremony that followed another school shooting. But when musician Kelly Clarkson was asked to say a few words and open a moment of silence for her home state, she went in another direction. “So sorry,” she told the au...

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Parkland mom apologizes to Texas Santa Fe High and calls on Trump to act: ‘We have tried to make our schools safe’

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 6:18pm

In the hours following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, mom Lori Alhadeff took to CNN to issue a powerful demand of President Donald Trump. In the months since she lost her daughter, Alhadeff said nothing has changed, as was made obvious by the mass shooting at Santa Fe Hig...

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Former federal prosecutor calls Rosenstein caving into Trump’s demands another case of ‘getting played’

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 5:40pm

After President Donald Trump issued a Twitter demand to the Department of Justice Sunday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein caved to the demand. “If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appro...

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