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Cops: FL Man Threw Mangoes In Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: A South Florida man is facing felony charges after deputies said he threw two mangoes and a rock at his neighbor in a homophobic hate crime. According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report made public on Wednesday, the tropical fruit-filled crime happened Sunday after the victim went up to his neighbor, Charles Oliver Lovekin, to …

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Trump: Nikki Haley Will “Absolutely Be On Our Team”

Axios reports: Former President Trump said Thursday he “appreciated” ex-Republican presidential rival Nikki Haley’s vow this week to vote for him in November and he thinks she will be on his team “in some form.” News 12’s Tara Rosenblum asked the former president whether there would be room on his team for Haley, who was U.S. ambassador to the UN …

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Senate Candidate Spent Campaign Funds On Strippers

The Daily Beast reports: At five in the morning one week after Republican Royce White lost his 2022 Minnesota congressional primary, his campaign shelled out more than $1,200 in donor funds to a vendor 1,800 miles away not typically associated with political expenses—an all-nude strip club in Miami, Florida, called “Gold Rush Cabaret.” That is just one among dozens of …

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DeSantis: Founding Fathers Would Hate Sociology

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis is sounding off about sociology yet again. And this time the architects of the American experience have his back. The Governor went back for a second slam of the academic discipline in as many months on Thursday, in remarks to the Florida Homeschool Convention in Orlando. “Florida used to require all students to take …

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Reuters: Putin Wants Ceasefire With Current Frontlines

Reuters reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to halt the war in Ukraine with a negotiated ceasefire that recognises the current battlefield lines, four Russian sources told Reuters, saying he is prepared to fight on if Kyiv and the West do not respond. Three of the sources, familiar with discussions in Putin’s entourage, said the veteran Russian leader had …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: Think The Munsters, but way more grim. UCP is developing 1313, which has been described as a horror series that plays on the Universal Monsterverse, aka a reimagining of the classic 1964-66 CBS sitcom The Munsters. In the original, the Munsters resided at the famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address in the city of Mockingbird Heights, a fictional …

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Board For NC Universities Repeals Diversity Policies

The Associated Press reports: North Carolina’s public university system board voted Thursday to repeal a nearly five-year-old diversity, equity and inclusion policy, meaning its 17 schools will likely join other major universities in cutting diversity programs and jobs. The 24-member University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved its agenda, which included the diversity policy repeal, with two members voting …

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Arizona GOP Rep Secretly Used AI To Write Anti-AI Bill

NBC News reports: A Republican member of the Arizona House used ChatGPT to help craft legislation on artificial intelligence-driven impersonations, which was signed into law by Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs earlier this week. State Rep. Alex Kolodin used the AI software to help define “digital impersonation” in Arizona’s new law, which aims to regulate deepfake technology. A representative for the …

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Willis Appeals Dismissal Of Some Of Trump’s Charges

Atlanta’s ABC affiliate reports: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has filed court documents to appeal the decision to throw out several charges against several of the defendants in the Georgia election interference case. Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee ruled in March that six of the charges in the indictment be quashed because they lack sufficient detail. They were …

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