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Top Ex-Hillary Aide Backs Movement To Fire Kavanaugh From Teaching At George Mason

The former press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign is backing a movement to fire Brett Kavanaugh from teaching at George Mason University. Former Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon is the executive director of the liberal advocacy group Demand Justice, according to Fox News. After the George Mason undergraduate group “Mason For Survivors” started a petition to remove Kavanaugh, ...

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San Jose Mayor Says Trump Can Send Illegal Immigrants To His City Any Time

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a tweet Friday that the city of San Jose would happily welcome any illegal immigrants that Trump would transfer to their city. “@realdonaldtrump⁩ plans to release detained immigrants to @cityofsanjose⁩? We welcome any families willing to endure such extraordinary hardships and to take such tremendous risks to be a part of our great ...

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YouTube Censors Video Revealing Anti-Semitism At UNC And Duke Conference

Political filmmaker Ami Horowitz tweeted Thursday that YouTube had banned his video displaying several examples of anti-Semitism at a University of North Carolina and Duke University Conference. WATCH: My new video has been banned by [email protected] and @DukeU sponsored open antisemitism! Filming at a major conference on campus antisemitism was all caught on film! This is truly shameful! Please share!#antisemitism ##CNN ...

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Deputy Sheriff’s Son Arrested In Burning Of Three Black Louisiana Churches

Police arrested a Louisiana sheriff deputy’s son Thursday and are charging him with the burning of three Louisiana churches with mainly black congregations. Officials say that the suspect, Holden Matthews of St. Landry Parish, is a 21-year-old white male from a town about an hour from Baton Rouge, according to NPR. Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning told reporters ...

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Amazon Workers Record and Share What You Say Around Alexa: Report

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Reports from Amazon employees reveal that Amazon employees are listening and recording conversations spoken after waking Alexa in the homes of thousands of people worldwide. Amazon’s Alexa needs more human assistance than the public may be aware of. Full-time Amazon workers spend their days “parsing as many as 1,000 audio clips per shift,” reports from Bloomburg reveal. These clips may ...

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Commander Accused Of Defying Trump’s Orders Regarding Ex-Navy Seal Imprisoned For War Crimes

Trump ordered that Ex-Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher be moved to less restrictive confinement. Just ten days later, Gallagher’s lawyers are accusing his commander of putting unnecessary restrictions on him in order to get Gallagher “remanded back to the brig.” Gallagher’s legal team is accusing Naval Special Warfare Group 1 Commodore Capt. Matthew D. Rosenbloom of  putting “unnecessary and punitive restrictions” on Gallagher ...

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ACLU Issues Florida ‘Travel Warning’ For Black, Brown And Latinx Persons

The American Civil Liberties Union issued a travel warning Monday in which they warned black, brown, or Latinx persons not to travel to Florida because of a dangerous ‘draconian’ immigration bill. The ACLU said in a tweet: “BREAKING: We and partners have issued a travel advisory urging immigrants and people of color to use extreme caution when traveling in Florida. ...

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Undergrads Mobilize To Blow George Mason Law Students’ Chance To Study Under Kavanaugh

Undergraduate students at George Mason University are advocating for the termination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who is scheduled to teach a George Mason law class in England this summer. Kavanaugh is currently scheduled to teach the class “Creation of the Constitution” to George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School students in Runnymede, England, where the Magna Carta was ...

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LA Women Sue Uber For Alleged Negligence After 9 Assaults By Fake Uber Drivers

Three women have anonymously sued Uber for negligence after Uber failed to report 9 sexual assaults by persons pretending to be Uber drivers. Three women who signed themselves as “Jane Doe” filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday claim that they were raped by persons who pretended to be Uber drivers, according to CNN Business. The Jane ...

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Chinese College Students Busted For Allegedly Conning Apple Out Of Almost $1 Million

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Two Oregon college students from China have been charged for conning Apple out of almost $1 million by returning hundreds of fake iPhones to Apple and selling the iPhones Apple sent back for profit. Yangyang Zhou and Quon Jiang are both students studying in the United States on legal foreign student visas, according to ABC News. The pair garnered almost ...

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Man Planned To Drive U-Haul Truck Into Crowd in National Harbor In The Name of Islam, Feds Say

The FBI arrested a man in March who allegedly planned to commit an act of terrorism by driving a U-Haul truck into a crowd in National Harbor, Maryland. Computer expert Rondell Henry, 28, of Germantown, Maryland, quit his job on March 26 with the intent to commit an attack inspired by Islamic State propaganda, according to Department of Justice Monday. ...

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Burger King Ad Draws Fire For Complaints Of ‘Cultural Insensitivity’

Burger King deleted a video depicting two diners trying to eat a Vietnamese inspired sandwich with chopsticks, drawing fire from critics who say the ad displayed cultural insensitivity. The video clip was posted on the New Zealand Burger King account and showed two caucasian diners awkwardly trying to eat the new Vietnamese Sweet Chilli Tendercrisp burger with gigantic red chopsticks, ...

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Plane Passengers Defend Stranger Being Deported From UK — Then His Rape Victim Speaks Out

The victim of a 2007 gang rape spoke out against the ‘bleeding heart brigade’ of plane passengers who angrily protested one of the rapist’s deportations in a viral video. Hannah (a pseudonym since she does not want to reveal her name) was sixteen when she moved out of her parent’s UK home and into a hostel, according to The Daily ...

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Another Admissions Scandal? Student Admitted To Harvard After Father Buys Fencing Coach’s Home

Harvard University launched an investigation into a student’s acceptance into the college following the sale of a Harvard fencing coach’s home to the student’s father for almost double the home’s worth. According to The Globe, Jie Zhao bought a three-bedroom home in Needham, Massachusetts valued at $549,300 for almost $1 million from Harvard College’s famed fencing coach, Peter Brand. This ...

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