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  Facebook officials said they will not punish any employees who choose to take off work May 1 to protest President Donald Trump. Pro-immigration groups, socialist organizations, labor unions, and hundreds of thousands of workers are planning to walk out on their jobs on International Workers Day. “At Facebook, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive …

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  Lawyers for an obese Arkansas inmate on death row argued in court Tuesday that their client’s constitutional rights will be violated if he’s executed since his weight will either make the fatal process not work or cause an extremely painful death. Marcel Williams’ attorneys believe that attempting lethal injection would amount to a “cruel and unusual punishment,” which is explicitly …

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  A conference held on April 9 on Christian and conservative issues in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was threatened by a Muslim man carrying multiple firearms. He attended the conference and posted numerous videos on his Facebook page, including a display of the multiple assault-style rifles, pistols and ammunition he was carrying on his person …

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  A slain black man’s past alleged drug use can’t be used during a cop’s manslaughter trial, a judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Doug Drummond ruled to keep Terence Crutcher’s past history hidden as Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby’s trial proceeds, reports Public Radio Tulsa. Shelby faces first degree manslaughter charges for her September fatal shooting …

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  A Huffington Post blogger proposed Thursday to deny white men the right to vote for 20 years to correct the wrongs they afflicted on the world. Shelley Garland, a MA philosophy student, pondered taking away white men’s voting powers as punishment for their “toxic white masculinity” in an op-ed. Garland argues that if it hadn’t …

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  The lawyer for the assaulted United Airlines passenger Thursday excoriated the airline and police for physically dragging his client off a flight from Chicago Sunday. United CEO Oscar Munoz apologized Wednesday for the incident and said the policy removing seated passenger should be changed, but many seated passengers on various airlines has been forcibly …

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  A Georgia police officer was fired after video surfaced Wednesday showing him kicking a handcuffed suspect in the face. The Gwinnett County officer, identified as Robert MacDonald, lost his job Thursday a mere 24 hours after the footage surfaced, the department said in an emailed press release. The footage, taken by a witness via cellphone, …

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  President Donald Trump called Syrian refugees a “great Trojan horse” during the 2016 campaign, but his administration has resettled them in a quicker pace than President Barack Obama did. Since Trump was inaugurated, 1,401 Syrian refugees have been resettled, State Department figures as of Wednesday reveal. This is more than double the 625 Syrian …

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  A black deliveryman claimed he has lived in fear ever since a butcher allegedly handed him a noose when he made a delivery to the butcher’s shop. Victor Sheppard leveled the accusations against the West Village butcher last Tuesday, reports the New York Post. Sheppard claims the event still traumatizes him. “I can’t sleep, I’m paranoid, …

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  Three refugees, ages 14, 10 and 7, have pled guilty to sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl in Idaho. The boys, one from Iraq and two from Eritrea, entered their guilty plea last week but the case’s resolution received almost no national attention. “We agreed to the plea bargains. That by no means implies my clients …

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  A clerk at a California convenience store felt the wrath of a disgruntled customer whose debit card was declined when he tried to buy M&M’s, according to police. Security video from the Santa Ana 7-11, released on Wednesday, captured the mayhem, and let’s just say things escalated quickly. First the customer and cashier can …

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  An extremely angry young man apparently did not like seeing a pro-life display erected on the Texas State University Campus and another, self described “progressive activist” was nearby and managed to capture it all on video. Campus Reform reports the incident occurred on Monday when a young man approached an older man who was setting up …

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  Weaponized police drones may be coming to a community near you. Well… technically, they could be if a bill passes in Connecticut that would allow police to stick weapons on drones. Take note if you are either a violent criminal or we are somehow living in a militarized police state by the time the bill passes. …

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  Google rolled out a new feature Friday for its search browser, which uses media outlets like Politifact and Snopes to help combat “fake news.” After inputting a search query on the tech conglomerate’s platform, a user is shown results with “fact checks for one or more public claims” or news stories. “The snippet will display information …

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  The California Senate Democrats has approved a multi-billion-dollar increase in the state’s gas tax to pay for road and infrastructure projects. The so-called Road Repair and Accountability Act would ratchet up the state’s gas tax by 12 cents a gallon, and raise the tax on diesel fuel by 20 cents a gallon. It also etches out …

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  Pepsi pulled its latest ad featuring Kendall Jenner Wednesday afternoon, after facing enormous outrage over the commercial. The ad, released Tuesday, featured Jenner joining an unspecified protest and giving a police officer a Pepsi, reports the Daily Beast. Pepsi issued an apology after many people called it insensitive to the Black Lives Matter movement …

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  The Tulsa police officer who shot an unarmed black man defended her decision to shoot him during an interview with 60 Minutes Sunday. “Is it possible that you saw him as more dangerous because he was a large black man?” 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker asked officer Betty Shelby. “No,” Shelby told Whitaker. “What …

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  George Ciccariello, an anti-white Drexel professor, said he was disgusted a fellow traveler gave up their seat for a uniformed member of the military. Then it was time for the rest of the Internet to register its disgust. The Twitter backlash was swift for Ciccariello, a visiting researcher at the National Autonomous University of …

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    The FBI Records Vault twitter account posted a link Thursday, containing 27 photos of the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The photos detail the initial response to the terrorist attack as well as the investigation carried out by F.B.I. officials in the aftermath. You can view them all below. 9/11 Attacks and Investigation …

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  Two Marines killed by the Chattanooga terrorist in the devastating July 2015 attack are set to receive the highest non-combat award for heroism. The families of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan and Staff Sgt. David Wyatt will accept the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on May 7 on behalf of the two deceased Marines, Marine Corps Times …

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  A white supremacist in North Dakota says he wants to name a church after President Donald Trump. In an interview with the New York Daily News, white supremacist Craig Cobb said that he intends to rebuild a church that recently burned down in Nome, ND — and then name it after the president. “The …

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