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NFL Sunday Gone Wild: Knee-dy players protest National Anthem, Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 7:45pm 9/24/2017 at 7:45pm
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Eyes turned to the NFL on Sunday to see which players would take a knee during the anthem after President Donald Trump called those who kneel a son of bitch and asked the audience if they wouldn’t like to see the NFL fire them. He reiterated t...

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Trump Rallies for Strange in Alabama as Polls Show a Toss-Up in Special Election

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Next Tuesday, the citizens of Alabama head to polls to vote in the special election for senator between incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who took over after Jeff Sessions became attorney general, and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.

President Donald Trump attended a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday to show his...

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Philadelphia had Hundreds of Non-Citizen Voters in the Last Decade

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Posted by    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:30pm 9/22/2017 at 8:30pm
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Elections officials in Philadelphia discovered that a glitch allowed hundreds of illegal voters to cast ballots in the last decade. From Philly.com:

Commissioner Al Schmidt blamed that on what he said was a PennDot glitch that enabled legal permanent residents to register to vote at kiosks when they applied or renewed for...

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Dèjá Vu: Erdogan Bodyguards Pummel Protesters on American Soil…AGAIN

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Posted by    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 4:00pm 9/22/2017 at 4:00pm
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Gee, this looks familiar. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards beat up protesters in New York City right before Erdogan said a speech. From The New York Post:

As soon as Erdogan enters the stage a protester can be heard on a Periscope video shouting “You’re a terrorist! Get out of...

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Protesters Interrupt Comey’s Address at Howard University

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Posted by    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:00pm 9/22/2017 at 3:00pm
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In August, former FBI director James Comey accepted a lecture post at Howard University. On Friday, he tried to deliver a convocation address at the university, but protesters interrupted his speech, causing “him to delay his remarks and then practically drowning out the rest of his speech.” From Fox News:

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McCain ‘Cannot in Good Conscience’ Vote for Obamacare Repeal Bill

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Posted by    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/22/2017 at 2:30pm

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) officially decided he will vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is the latest attempt the GOP has taken to repeal and replace Obamacare. From CNN:

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” the Arizona Republican said in a statement. “I believe we could do...

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London Pulls Uber’s License to Operate in the City

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Posted by    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 12:00pm 9/22/2017 at 12:00pm
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Regulators in London have revoked Uber’s license to operate in the city, which can affect 40,000 drivers. From Bloomberg:

Regulators in London faulted Uber’s safety and security practices in revoking its permit starting at the end of the month, concluding the company is not “fit and proper to hold a private hire...

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Lawyers: Aaron Hernandez had Severe CTE

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Posted by    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:30pm 9/21/2017 at 7:30pm
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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell last April as he served a life sentence for a 2013 murder charge at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, MA.

His lawyers revealed today that tests on Hernandez’s brain “showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic...

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Trump Signs More Sanctions Against North Korea

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Posted by    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4:30pm 9/21/2017 at 4:30pm
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It was a busy day in New York concerning North Korea. We learned that China’s central bank told banks to stop working with North Korea. President Donald Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the North Korean nuclear crisis. Trump also announced...

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Turkish President Erdogan Insists Jailed Journalists are Terrorists

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Posted by    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 3:00pm 9/21/2017 at 3:00pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is back in America (Remember the last time he came? His bodyguards attacked people). He spoke at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum where he insisted the journalists Turkish authorities jailed after a failed “coup” are terrorists. From Quartz:

Turkish president Recep Erdogan surreally explained to an audience...

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IT Aide in House Network Scandal Allegedly Abused Three Women

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Posted by    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/21/2017 at 1:00pm

Virginia police reports show that three Muslim women have told authorities that Imran Awan, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former IT aide in the middle of the House network scandal, allegedly abused them. The Daily Caller reported:

Officers found one of the women bloodied and she told them she “just wanted to leave,”...

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Pence Urges UN Action to End Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

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Posted by    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:00pm 9/21/2017 at 12:00pm
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addressed the UN Security Council on Wednesday over the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority. Violence against the Rohingya have forced more than 421,000 to flee to Bangladesh.

Pence had some strong words for the Myanmar government and the UN. From Yahoo! News:

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French President Macron: Iran Nuclear Deal Not Enough to Keep Regime in Line

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Posted by    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:30am 9/21/2017 at 11:30am
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French President Emmanuel Macron said that the nuclear deal with Iran is not enough to keep pressure on the regime since officials continue with ballistic missile tests and still try to bully regions around it. From Reuters:

“Is this agreement enough? No. It is not, given the evolution of the regional situation...

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Employees Who Mishandled Infants, Called Them ‘Mini Satans’ Removed From Navy Hospital

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:30pm 9/20/2017 at 6:30pm
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The Naval Hospital Jacksonville has removed the employees who mishandled infants and called them “mini Satans” in photos that went viral. From The Washington Post:

One video shows a female staffer in gloves and medical scrubs holding the infant by the armpit, moving the arms and body as music played in the...

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Mexico City Earthquake Kills at Least 225

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:00pm 9/20/2017 at 5:00pm
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A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City on Tuesday afternoon and officials have said it has so far killed 225 people, including children who were in school at the time. From CNN:

“The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured,” President Enrique...

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State Dept. Announces $32 Million in Aid for Rohingya Refugees

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:30pm 9/20/2017 at 3:30pm
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I have been documenting the horrors the Rohingya minority are facing in Myanmar and...

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Toomey, Corker Announce ‘a Path Forward on Tax Reform’

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/20/2017 at 2:30pm
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Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Bob Corker (R-TN), two members with opposing views on fiscal policy, have announced “a path forward on tax reform” that “would allow for a tax reduction, as scored on a statistic basis, over a 10-year period.” They hope to Senate Budget Committee will vote on said...

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