Parody account of fired FBI agent sends tweets critical of Trump

Parody account of fired FBI agent sends tweets critical of Trump

After embattled FBI special agent Peter Strzok was fired on Monday, a tweet from an account bearing his name and likeness issued a scathing denunciation of President Trump — and quickly went viral. The tweet said, “I have been fired for expressing my personal opinion in private texts about a dictator that history will soon deem not only a Russian asset but an unhinged madman threatening the sovereignty of the United States of America.” One…

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Gun-toting 13-year-old runaway hit with stun gun by Alabama police, authorities say

Gun-toting 13-year-old runaway hit with stun gun by Alabama police, authorities say

Police used a Taser on a 13-year-old gun-toting runaway in Alabama, whom authorities say fled from police as they approached him and reached into his pocket before being shocked and taken into custody this morning. A .38 caliber revolver was recovered from the teen’s pocket, a Birmingham police spokesperson told ABC News — declining to disclose whether or not the weapon was loaded. The boy was briefly hospitalized and later returned to police custody, where…

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Meet the legal team defending Paul Manafort

Meet the legal team defending Paul Manafort

The case against Paul Manafort took a surprise turn on Tuesday with the defense attorneys for the former Trump campaign chairman declining to call additional witness to mount a defense before closing arguments. Throughout the trial, Manafort’s lawyers have attempted to levy a more personal approach to counter a government case laden with numbers and documents. With the decision not to call any witnesses, they appear to be doubling down on that strategy, betting on…

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White House criticized over incorrect African American employment numbers

White House criticized over incorrect African American employment numbers

The White House Council of Economic Advisers is facing backlash from economists after it acknowledged providing incorrect economic figures to press secretary Sarah Sanders regarding African American unemployment. Sanders during Tuesday’s briefing brushed off accusations of racism against President Trump amid his contentious feud with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman with a familiar pivot, citing economic gains by African Americans during Trump’s time in office. “This President, since he took office, in the year and…

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Black Americans aren’t buying Omarosa’s turn against Trump

Black Americans aren’t buying Omarosa’s turn against Trump

For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump‘s side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her falling out with Trump and her decision to call him a racist as she sells her new book — and in turn, his calling her a “dog” — have not been enough for many African-Americans to…

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London authorities mull banning cars near Parliament after alleged terror attack

London authorities mull banning cars near Parliament after alleged terror attack

The morning after a 29-year-old man allegedly crashed his silver Ford Fiesta outside the Houses of Parliament, authorities are discussing the possibility of making the area a car-free zone. Speaking on Wednesday to Sky News, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said “there may well be a case” for making parts of Westminster pedestrian-only. “We’ve got to do that carefully. We shouldn’t just take an on-the-hoof response to what was a very disturbing incident,” Grayling told Sky…

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Sexual assault survivors react to report alleging abuse by 301 ‘predator priests’

Sexual assault survivors react to report alleging abuse by 301 ‘predator priests’

Sexual assault survivors shared their stories after a Pennsylvania grand jury report accused hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of assaulting children. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, several of them detailed heart-wrenching accounts of alleged sexual abuse against 301 priests across six of the state’s eight dioceses. “Who would’ve believed me?” Robert Corby, now 83, said Tuesday. “A priest in 1948 or ’47 would abuse you? Do that? Never heard of such a thing because…

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Death toll rising in Italy bridge collapse amid desperate search for survivors

Death toll rising in Italy bridge collapse amid desperate search for survivors

The Italian port city of Genoa began two official days of mourning Wednesday amid an urgent search for survivors of a catastrophic bridge collapse that has claimed at least 39 lives, including three children, authorities said. “It continues to be a rescue operation until they have searched all the rubble,” Italian fire official Emmanuelle Gissi told ABC News. “They finished one side of the river bank and moved to the other side.” About 400 rescue…

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East to get more rain by end of week as system crosses country

East to get more rain by end of week as system crosses country

The Northeast is finally getting a break from rain Wednesday and Thursday, but a new storm is on the way for Friday with more heavy rain. A deluge Tuesday morning left more than 7 inches of rain in just four hours in Pulaski, New York, while Seneca County, New York, got almost 9 inches of rain Tuesday. A new storm is already developing in the Plains and bringing flooding rain to parts of the area….

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Progressive candidates bounce back in key Midwest races

Progressive candidates bounce back in key Midwest races

A slate of primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin on Tuesday delivered key answers in some of this midterm cycle’s most pivotal races. There were historic wins for a diverse crop of candidates that includes a transgender woman and a Muslim nominee, and a slew of progressives prevailed only a week after they fell short in a number of high-profile races in Kansas, Michigan and Missouri. Here are some of the top takeaways from…

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