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FBI: The Proud Boys Are “Extremist” White Nationalists

The Guardian reports: The FBI now classifies the far-right Proud Boys as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”, according to a document produced by Washington state law enforcement. The FBI’s 2018 designation of the self-confessed “western chauvinist group” as extremist has not been previously made public. The Proud Boys was founded by the Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes. …

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Bloomberg Donates Record $1.8B To Johns Hopkins

Newsy reports: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making a massive donation to Johns Hopkins University to help provide financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The university announced in a press release Sunday Bloomberg will contribute a whopping $1.8 billion — the biggest donation ever given to an academic institution in the U.S. Bloomberg was quoted in …

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Trump Ridicules Capture Of Osama Bin Laden

CNN’s Peter Bergen writes: President Trump spoke to Chris Wallace of Fox News on Sunday and made a number of false claims about the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. Wallace mentioned the commander of that operation, retired Admiral Bill McRaven, who has publicly criticized Trump for his denigration of the media. Trump responded that McRaven is a “Hilary Clinton …

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Conway: Trump Isn’t Afraid To Sit Down With Mueller

The Hill reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Monday President Trump is “not afraid” to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller but has declined to do so. “He’s not afraid to sit down,” Conway told reporters. “It just doesn’t seem necessary. It doesn’t rise to that level.” “His attorneys have … counseled him that he should submit …

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CHINA: Novelist Gets 10 Years For Gay Sex Scenes

The BBC reports: A Chinese writer has been given a 10 year sentence for writing and selling a novel which featured gay sex scenes. The writer, identified as Liu, was jailed by a court in Anhui province last month for producing and selling “obscene material”. Her novel, titled “Occupation”, featured “male homosexual behaviour including perverted sexual acts like violation and …

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Senate Dems Sue To Block Whitaker As Acting AG

The Daily Beast reports: A group of Senate Democrats is suing to block Matt Whitaker from serving as acting attorney general on grounds that his placement in the post was unconstitutional. The suit, which is being filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is …

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Parking App Deploys Robot To Hold Your Space

Axios reports: Here’s a potential time-saver this Black Friday: a smartphone app that will deploy a robot to hold a parking space for you at the mall. MyPark is a Miami-based parking reservation service that deploys mobile space blockers to hold spots for customers willing to pay a few dollars for the convenience. The app triggers a pop-up rectangle that …

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Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Fired And Arrested

USA Today reports: Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co.’s influential chairman Carlos Ghosn was fired and arrested Monday after an internal probe found he underreported his salary and for other financial violations, including the personal use of company assets, the firm and Japanese state media said. Nissan said in a statement that Ghosn would be dismissed after an internal probe based …

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Team Of Vipers: Another Trump Tell-All Book Is Coming

The New York Times reports: A firsthand account of the tumult inside President Trump’s White House is scheduled to be published in January, the latest in a string of books that seek to decipher his unprecedented presidency. The new book, “Team of Vipers,” is written by Cliff Sims, a former aide in the White House communications office who had previously …

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WH To CNN: We’re Pulling Acosta’s Credentials Again

The Washington Post reports: White House officials have reportedly sent a letter to CNN’s Jim Acosta indicating they will suspend his press pass again once the temporary restraining order that required them to restore Acosta’s credentials expires, CNN reported late Sunday night. The 14-day order was issued Friday, and unless the judge extends it, it would expire at the end …

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