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 2021-12-04 15:41 

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Far-right extremists use Twitter's new policy against anti-extremism researchers...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?itid=hp_top_nav_opinionsTwitter on Friday acknowledged that it had mistakenly suspended the accounts of anti-extremist journalists and researchers as a result of its new policy being exploited by extremists. Accord...

 2021-12-04 14:58 

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The Republicans have a plan for their judges — and it goes way beyond Roe v. Wade...

The entire edifice of Donald Trump's Big Lie about the 2020 election — that it was stolen from him through illegal votes cast by Democrats — now seems to rest on the unprepossessing business-suit-clad shoulders of one man: Jeffrey Clark, a...

 2021-12-04 14:55 

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Prosecutor reveals disturbing texts of accused Michigan high school shooter...

The parents of 15-year old Ethan Crumbley, the accused Oxford High School mass shooter, have been charged with four counts of homicide involuntary manslaughter, CNN reports. The prosecutor also revealed a disturbing text exchange between Crumbley and his ...

 2021-12-04 14:51 

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'Blood everywhere' and 'the world is dead': Prosecutor details accused school shooter's alarming note...

Oakland County, Michigan prosecutor Karen McDonald revealed a teacher was so alarmed by a note she saw on Ethan Crumbley's desk the morning of the shooting she took a photo of it with her cell phone and alerted school administrators. Hours later eleve...

 2021-12-04 14:48 

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John Eastman will face charges if he continues 'frivolous argument' against Capitol Riot probe: Adam Schiff...

John Eastman, the far-right lawyer who authored Trump's...

 2021-12-04 14:20 

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Man linked to Proud Boys charged for Capitol riots after FBI identified him in a recent photo with Sidney Powell...

Two men who have been linked to Proud Boys' right-wing activist Ethan Nordean have been arrested in connection with the Capitol riots. According to The Washington Post, James Haffner, 53, of South Dakota, and Ronald Loehrke, 30, of Georgia, are now fa...

 2021-12-04 12:46 

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'Stop the Steal' attorney Lin Wood now claims QAnon is 'likely a deep state operation'...

Lin Wood, a longtime QAnon minion, is now singing a very different tune when it comes to the conspiracy-driven movement. Wood, who has also made national headlines for his support of former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the presidentia...

 2021-12-04 00:48 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene cries she's the 'most attacked' right after labeling all Democrats 'communists'...

If it seems like it was just yesterday that U.S. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene labeled the President of the United States and in fact every Democrat in the country "communists,"; it was, which is why it might seem strangely hypocritical that...

 2021-12-04 00:35 

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There are several giant holes in the arguments against Roe v. Wade...

In a sign of the utter bad faith shot throughout the conservative arguments for abortion bans, the lawyers defending Mississippi's pre-viability ban in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Clinic are claiming that women don't need abortion beca...

 2021-12-04 00:15 

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'He did nothing!': Video shows Minneapolis cop throwing 64-year-old Black man to the ground...

A Minneapolis police officer is under investigation after he was caught on video throwing a 64-year-old Black man to the ground inside a grocery store for unknown reasons."In the almost five-minute video, officer Christopher Lange is seen aggressively...

 2021-12-03 23:39 

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'Global empire of the US Christian right': Dark money fuels attacks on abortion rights worldwide...

An investigation by the media outlet openDemocracy revealed Friday that the dark money groups masterminding the far-right assault on reproductive freedoms in the U.S. have also spent at least $28 million in recent years on efforts to roll back the rights ...

 2021-12-03 23:24 

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Ocasio-Cortez says Lauren Boebert has put her colleagues in danger — and warns 'she could do so again'...

After Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona was formally censured by House Democrats for posting an animated video that depicted him murdering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, another far-right MAGA Republican, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, set off...

 2021-12-03 23:07 

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Judge grills Trump lawyer over rape allegation: How is saying 'she's not my type' part of presidential duties?...

On Friday, a federal appeals court in New York heard arguments over whether the Justice Department should take over the defense of former President Donald Trump in the defamation suit by advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who has accused him of raping her ...

 2021-12-03 22:49 

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'Indefensible': Video shows cop fatally shooting a man using a wheelchair in the back — sparking outrage...

Noting that up to half of all fatal U.S. police use-of-force incidents involve people with disabilities, rights advocates on Thursday voiced serious concerns over what they called the "unacceptable4; killing of a wheelchair-bound Arizona man by a T...

 2021-12-03 22:24 

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Moderate Republican officials are fleeing the party in droves...

Moderate Republicans are declining paths toward higher office, or withdrawing from their positions altogether, as the GOP becomes increasingly essentialized by right-wing extremism following Donald Trump's presidency. On Wednesday, Massachusetts Gov. ...

 2021-12-03 21:07 

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The Supreme Court threatens to undermine the core of protection for American civil liberties...

If Roe goes down, there will be more at stake than access to abortion. In the absence of federal protections, state governments would be free to regulate trans rights, "sodomy" and even condoms. "Once you pull on the loose thread of Roe," ...

 2021-12-03 20:35 

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Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect are reported 'missing' after being charged a search is underway...

James and Jennifer Crumbley, parents of accused high school mass shooter Ethan Crumbley, appear to be "missing," according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard....

 2021-12-03 20:15 

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Montana Democrat sounds the alarm on his party's 'doom' in rural America — but has an idea to fix it...

Although now-President Joe Biden enjoyed a decisive victory over former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, Democrats had their share of disappointments in down-ballot races last year — including centrist Democrat Steve Bullock's loss t...

 2021-12-03 19:45 

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'Beyond reckless': Ex-Fox News employee torches the network for enabling Tucker Carlson's dangerous rhetoric...

A former Fox News political analyst is slamming the network for its prolonged failure to censor host Tucker Carlson as he continues to circulate misinformation and dangerous rhetoric. On Friday, December 3, Chris Stirewalt appeared on WV Metro News where ...

 2021-12-03 19:30 

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Why Amazon is terrified of its U.S. workers unionizing...

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has just ruled that a historic union vote held earlier this year among Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) was not valid. The highly publicize...

 2021-12-03 19:15 

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Trump lawyer Eastman takes Fifth Amendment in the face of a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee...

Attorney John C. Eastman, who wrote a memo outlining a scheme to help former President Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election results, is among the Trump allies who has been subpoenaed to testify before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's select committee o...

 2021-12-03 18:50 

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New report reveals deep-rooted racism is plaguing US military academies...

Over the last 70 years, the United States military academies criteria have undergone drastic policy changes to improve diversity. Now, many military academies are opening their doors to both men and women of different ethnicities, creeds, and sexual orien...

 2021-12-03 17:57 

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Michigan prosecutor charges parents of school shooting suspect — says they brushed off disturbing warnings...

In Michigan, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley is facing criminal charges and being tried as an adult in connection with a high school shooting that left four people dead and others seriously injured. And, as the Detroit Free Press reported, prosecutors are seek...

 2021-12-03 17:17 

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Watch: NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson berates Democratic lawmaker for denouncing his anti-LGBTQ hate speech...

North Carolina's Republican Lt. Governor Mark Robinson lashed out at a Democratic state lawmaker after she delivered a speech urging elected leaders to try to understand and equally represent all their constituents, including people of color and LGBTQ...

 2021-12-03 15:48 

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If the Supreme Court shoots down Roe v. Wade, there could be an all-out assault on gay rights...

After decades of longing for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling of 1973, anti-abortion zealots may finally get their wish. The High Court, on December 1, began hearing oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organizati...

 2021-12-03 15:39 

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Trump's latest mind-boggling attempt at revenge against social media platforms...

Former President Donald Trump is reportedly still on a warpath to avenge his exile from social media platforms. Although Trump appears to have failed in his attempt to create a far-right, MAGA-fueled social media platform of his own, the former president ...

 2021-12-03 14:44 

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'What wannabe totalitarian, fascist dictators do': Alarm over DeSantis move to form his own 'personal militia'...

Critics are responding with alarm to news Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis is asking for millions of taxpayer funds to create his own militia force, separate from the existing National Guard.CNN calls it "a World War II-era civilian military force th...

 2021-12-03 14:00 

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Having a media background is a major plus with the far-right Oath Keepers militia: report...

Having a BA or masters in journalism, broadcasting or mass communication isn't the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of applicants to the Oath Keepers — a far-right militia group that, according to law enforcement, played a role in ...

 2021-12-03 13:12 

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Lawmaker highlights the hypocrisy in Mark Meadows' decision to withhold information about the Jan. 6 insurrection...

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is facing criticism for the hypocrisy of his attempt to withhold information from the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. On Thursday, December 2, Rep. Adam Schif...

 2021-12-03 12:43 

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Stephen Colbert mocks bizarre Omicron conspiracy theory by turning the tables on anti-vaxxers...

Stephen Colbert is addressing the latest bizarre conspiracy theories anti-vaxxers are pushing with the emergence of the latest COVID variant Omicron. On the Thursday evening edition of "The Late Show," Colbert slammed the latest round of mind-bogg...

 2021-12-03 02:25 

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Critics are horrified as Biden restarts 'even worse' version of Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy...

After the U.S. government announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Mexico to restart the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" program, immigrant rights advocates criticized the Biden administration for "hiding behind a flawed court ord...

 2021-12-03 02:14 

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Ohio pastor who bragged about hunting people is charged in shooting death of Casey Goodson Jr....

The now-retired Ohio sheriff's deputy/pastor who shot and killed 23-year-old Casey Goodson Jr. on Dec. 4, 2020 after earlier bragging to a congregation about being able to "hunt people" is finally facing charges, according to ABC News. Jason M...

 2021-12-03 01:50 

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Georgia election workers sue far-right website 'The Gateway Pundit,' citing 'campaign of lies'...

A far-right website known for spreading 2020 election conspiracies is being sued by election workers in Georgia who say they became the target of harassment and death threats as a result of the outlet's campaign to sow doubt about the legitimacy of Pr...

 2021-12-03 01:29 

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'I am never a minute late': Trial unearths Elizabeth Holmes's bizarre written daily schedule...

The fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has unearthed her written daily schedule in which she makes a series of bizarre proclamations about her diet and her communications style....

 2021-12-03 01:15 

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New report urges Biden to stop arms sales fueling Saudi 'devastation' of Yemen...

As the ongoing Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen's civil war continues to kill, maim, and displace civilians—over 300,000 of whom have died during more than seven years of fighting—a report published Thursday urges the Biden adminis...

 2021-12-03 00:48 

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Missouri's GOP governor attacked mask mandates — and concealed evidence that they work...

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's administration withheld an analysis showing that COVID mask mandates saved lives as Parson railed against mask requirements, according to an investigation by the Missouri Independent.A study conducted at the request of Pars...

 2021-12-03 00:23 

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Mark Meadows may have inadvertently blown up his own executive privilege claims: legal expert...

Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows has a book coming out about his experiences in the Trump White House -- and members of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riots think that it blows up his claims of executive privilege...

 2021-12-03 00:09 

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Utah's safety net is entangled with the LDS Church — so some get denied unless they practice Mormonism...

This was first published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Near the start of the pandemic, in a gentrifying neighborhood of Salt Lake City, U...

 2021-12-02 23:22 

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How Oregon is turning the page on America's disastrous drug war...

In a groundbreaking move, in 2020, Oregon voters approved the decriminalization of personal use amounts of all illicit drugs, with Measure 110 passing with a healthy 59 percent of the vote. That made Oregon the first state in the U.S. to make this dramati...

 2021-12-02 22:46 

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'This government should be shut down': Marjorie Taylor Greene rails against funding bill as deadline looms...

Congress has about 30 hours to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to allow the federal government to stay open past Friday midnight. And while nearly everyone is on board, from President Joe Biden to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and even Senate Minority Lead...

 2021-12-02 21:50 

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The disturbing post-Roe world the Supreme Court is poised to create...

I hope it's clear by now Roe is doomed, though I don't mean it will be overturned. That would be too obvious. I mean the Supreme Court's six conservatives will instead find ways to sabotage it without striking it down. That way the anti-aborti...

 2021-12-02 21:29 

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Dr. Fauci shoots down a reporter's 'really dangerous' idea to let the omicron variant run rampant...

It remains to be seen how dangerous COVID-19's new omicron variant is compared to the Delta variant; scientists and medical experts still have a lot to learn about it. But when Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked about Omicron during a press conference this w...

 2021-12-02 21:15 

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School shootings are at a record high this year but they can be prevented...

by James Densley, Metropolitan State University and Jillian Peterson, Hamline University Whenever a school shooting takes place like the one at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit on November 30, 2021, it is typically followed by a familiar chorus of q...

 2021-12-02 21:04 

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Journalist details new Senate candidate Dr. Oz's history of 'out-there quack science'...

This week, Dr. Mehmet Oz officially announced that he has entered the GOP primary in Pennsylvania's 2022 U.S. Senate race. The former cardiologist, who hosts "The Dr. Oz Show" and has often been the butt of jokes because of the unscientific &#...

 2021-12-02 19:56 

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The Pentagon's new warning means World War III may arrive sooner than you think...

When the Department of Defense released its annual report on Chinese military strength in early November, one claim generated headlines around the world. By 2030, it suggested, China would probably have 1,000 nuclear warheads — three times more than...

 2021-12-02 19:21 

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Watch: These video clips reveal the extent of what Trump did after he reportedly got a positive COVID test...

MSNBC's Chris Hayes went in on former President Donald Trump after it recently came to light that the twice-impeached, one-term president appeared at rallies, meetings with Gold Star families, a party for a Supreme Court nominee, and even the first de...

 2021-12-02 18:37 

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Former federal prosecutor insists we'll see 'a tidal wave of criminal charges against Donald Trump'...

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner has been speaking the blunt truth about Donald Trump's criminal conduct for years. He's not stopping now just because most of the media, and most Democrats in Congress for that matter, have moved on. I spo...

 2021-12-02 18:33 

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Trump family knowingly exposing others to COVID-19 underscores their 'depraved disregard for rules': journalist...

Former President Donald Trump is drawing a great deal of criticism following reports that he made unmasked public appearances and debated now-President Joe Biden in late September 2020 despite having tested positive for COVID-19. But liberal Washington Po...

 2021-12-02 18:30 

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'There must be consequences': Democratic leaders demand Boebert's removal from committees...

Democratic House caucus leaders are demanding that Rep. Lauren Boebert be removed from her committee assignments following racist remarks she made about Rep. Ilhan Omar, condemning the Colorado Republican for putting the progressive Democrat and Muslims a...

 2021-12-02 17:26 

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Watch: Far-right anti-vaxx pastor just can't understand why there are no 'big democrats' who have died from COVID...

Far right wing pastor Kent Christmas, famous for his anti-LGBTQ remarks, is now seemingly embracing a conspiracy theory, telling parishioners no "big Democrats" have died from COVID and asking them, "Doesn't that make you wonder?"Chris...

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