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WATCH: Teen Parkland survivor tears into Trump, Republicans and the NRA in electrifying statement

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 5:11pm

Emma Gonzales — a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL — laid into President Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association and Republicans who block gun control measures in an electrifying statement to a post-shooting rally on Saturday. Gonzales declared that We...

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‘Thoughts and prayers’ check raises eyebrows on social media after the Florida shooting

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 4:49pm

“Thoughts and prayers” check raises eyebrows on social media after the Florida shooting A Facebook post with a picture of a check without any money has gone viral on Facebook. Fern Malila, from Michigan, posted the picture Thursday afternoon. The post is a picture of a letter and the check to Michig...

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Two days after surviving school shooting, Florida teacher gives advice to schools

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 4:45pm

2 days after surviving school shooting, Florida teacher gives advice to N.J. school Jim Gard recognized the sound of gunshots as Nikolas Cruz opened fire on Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, eventually killing 17 people. Just a few weeks before, the teacher had been through a drill to prepa...

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Nothing in the 2nd Amendment prevents sensible gun rules

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 4:40pm

Nothing in the 2nd Amendment prevents sensible gun rules | Opinion By Cass R. Sunstein The use of the Second Amendment, to block consideration of sensible gun control measures, is a national disgrace. And conservatives themselves have explained why this is true. For decades, conservatives have ...

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Weinstein Co. board fires president David Glasser ‘for cause’

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 4:35pm

Weinstein Co. board fires president David Glasser ‘for cause’ Weinstein Co.’ s president and chief operating officer, David Glasser, has been fired “for cause,” the New York entertainment company’s board of directors said. Glasser came under fire this week after t...

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Facebook plans to use US. mail to verify ID’s of election ad buyers

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 4:28pm

Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday. The postcard verification is Facebook’s latest effort to re...

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Miami-Dade mayor takes advantage of Parkland tragedy to quietly veto police oversight panel

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 4:07pm

As Florida’s press corps scrambled to cover the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez quietly vetoed the creation of an independent police-oversight panel, the Miami New Times reported Saturday. “I am vetoing this le...

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‘End of the road for me’: Ex-RNC finance chair refusing to donate to GOP unless it does something about assault weapons

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 3:46pm

Republican former Ambassador Al Hoffman, Jr issued a bold ultimatum to his party, demanding action on gun control before he will give another dime, The New York Times reported Saturday. “For how many years now have we been doing this — having these experiences of terrorism, mass killings — and how m...

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‘You’re here celebrating the death of 17 children’: Gun reform protesters booted out of Paul Ryan Florida fundraiser

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 3:18pm

Two activists were removed from Paul Ryan’s weekend fundraiser in Key Biscayne, Florida for confronting the Speaker of the House about gun reform. “Maria Thorne, a Key Biscayne activist, said she noticed motorcade traffic clogging up her commute home from her job as a fifth grade teacher at iPrep Ac...

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Trump Twitter-rages at ‘fake news media’ for reporting on Mueller Russia indictments

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 2:58pm

President Donald Trump broke his silence on the bombshell indictments of 13 Russians accused of meddling in the 2016 election, citing an opinion piece in the New York Post to prove his innocence and then attacking the “fake news media.” In a multiple tweet burst, Trump cited the New York...

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Kentucky teacher suspended for slurring black student as a ‘porch monkey’

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 2:38pm

A teacher in Northern Kentucky will be back on the job on Monday, after successfully completing a one-day suspension for using a racial slur against a student, Fox 19 reported. Another staff member reported Jacqueline Dowling said “wished [student’s name] would stop acting like a ‘porch monkey...

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Parkland is our new St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 2:19pm

On Wednesday, St. Valentine’s Day, I had just printed out an article from the CNN website headlined, “Exclusive: Gun lobbyist helped write ATF official’s proposal to deregulate.” Minutes later came news of gunfire at a high school in Parkland, Florida. By nightfall, 17 were dead. Ronald B. Turk, act...

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GOP Rep trashes Mueller’s Russia indictments — then reluctantly admits she hasn’t read them

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 1:46pm

CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield had to repeatedly push back against a first-term Tea Party congresswoman who was drawing inaccurate conclusions from a document she admitted she had not read. Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), a conservative upstate Republican, went on CNN “Newsroom” on Saturday,...

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Memphis teen arrested on terrorism charges after his disturbing social media post locks down a high school

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 1:34pm

A teen is arrested on terrorism charges after his disturbing social media post locks down a high school A 17 year old was arrested and charged with commission of the act of terrorism, a felony, after his threatening comment about a Tennessee high school was forwarded to the school and then the Memph...

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WATCH: California road rage incident results in SUV flip-over and arrest

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 1:21pm

A California man was taken into custody and another could face misdemeanor charges after a viral video showed a road rage incident that resulted in a vehicle flipping on the freeway Thursday afternoon, the LA Times is reporting According to a California Highway Patrol report, the incident was regard...

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Watch MSNBC host Joy Reid ridicule pastor she booted from her show over his plans to run for Congress

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 12:53pm

MSNBC host Joy Ried gleefully took a shot at a former guest — who she was forced to kick off her show when he went on a rant about racism — for thinking he can win a congressional seat currently being held by outgoing Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Back on Jan. 13, the AM Joy host called a time...

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Omarosa claims a White House staffer is ‘sleeping around with everybody’

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 12:14pm

Former senior White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman gossiped about the sex lives of her former colleagues, during the Friday night episode of Celebrity Big Brother, Entertainment Weekly reported. Contestant Brandi Glanville asked Manigault if she had ever slept with Donald Trump. “Hell no!&#8221...

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Utah college student exposes school for covering up her 2009 rape in blistering Facebook post

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 11:48am

Utah State University is under fire for hiding reports of sexual assault and abuse after a former student took to Facebook to share how her assault was brushed under the rug back in 2009. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, former student Whitney McPhie Griffith, a former USU piano performance stude...

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CNN host shuts down Jack Kingston with brutal fact check on Russia meddling timeline

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 11:09am

CNN anchor Victor Blackwell had to repeatedly correct falsehoods by former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), who works for the network as a political commentator, during a Saturday segment on the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. “Jack, I’m coming to you about this indictment of ...

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You won’t believe how an Indiana town dealt with a racist city council member

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 10:17am

The Republican Party in Franklin, Indiana selected a new city council member who was charged with domestic battery 18 months ago, the Daily Journal reported Saturday. Stephen R. Brown was appointed to the city council on Thursday. In September 2016, a Franklin police report alleged that Brown confin...

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