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North Koreans Try To Buy Trump’s Summit Coin

The Hill reports: The CEO of the White House Gift Shop revealed on Saturday that North Koreans had tried unsuccessfully to purchase a so-called “trip coin” commemorating the since-cancelled meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In a note to customers posted on the gift shop’s website, Tony Giannini said that the commemorative coin had buyers ...

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HAWAII: Governor Signs Ex-Gay Torture Ban Into Law

Hawaii News Now reports: Hawaii is now the 12th state in the country with a law that prohibits therapists from offering so-called “conversion therapy” to minors. Conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, is universally rejected by national organizations that guide accepted practices for licensed psychological professionals and is considered ...

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Spanish Police Provide FBI With Wiretaps Of Russian “Godfather” That Met With Junior At NRA Convention

Yahoo News reports: The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin [photo], a deputy governor of Russia’s Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the gun lobby’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016, ...

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TEXAS: Victim’s Family Sues Shooter’s Parents [VIDEO]

CBS Dallas reports: The family of one of the students killed in a Texas high school shooting filed a lawsuit against the alleged gunman’s parents, claiming the shooter’s father didn’t properly secure the weapons and were negligent in entrusting him with firearms. Authorities charged Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student Santa Fe High School, with capital murder in the May 18 ...

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Huffington Post reports: A trio of older gay men offer their collective take on terms and expressions used by younger members of the queer community for a hilarious new video. The clip ― released Tuesday by Grindr’s online lifestyle magazine, INTO ― finds the men sounding off on popular slang phrases like “werk,” “extra” and, of course, “yas kween.” ...

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FLORIDA: Publix Ends Political Donations As Parkland’s David Hogg Leads Die-In At Local Store [VIDEO]

A huge victory for David Hogg! The Orlando Sentinel reports: Publix has suspended making political contributions in the wake of mounting pressure over its support of Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for governor who strongly backs the National Rifle Association. “We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve,” said company spokesman Dwaine Stevens in a statement ...

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AP Fact Check: Trump Lied To Naval Academy Cadets

This morning Glorious Leader gave the commencement address at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and as usual he told some outright whoppers. The Associated Press reports: TRUMP: “Going to have new equipment and well-deserved pay raises. We just got you a big pay raise. First time in 10 years. We got you a big pay increase. First time in ...

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Trump Signs Executive Orders Making It Easier To Fire Federal Workers, Cutting Amount Of Paid Union Time

The Washington Post reports: President Trump issued three executive orders Friday aimed at overhauling the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire poor performers, sharply curtailing the amount of time federal employees can be paid for union work and directing agencies to negotiate tougher union contracts. The orders could result in the biggest changes in a generation to civil ...

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