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'Good news': White House on CNN's Christmas party boycott

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 15:45 Edited time: 29 Nov, 2017 15:52 CNN said it is boycotting the White House Christmas party for the media this year in light of President Donald Trump’s continued attacks on the network. In a reaction retweeted by Trump, the White House press secretary called it “good news.” “CNN will not be attending this year’s ...

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Fights break out at ‘It’s OK To Be White’ event on UConn campus

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 06:27 A fight erupted during an event being held at the University of Connecticut, featuring conservative-leaning political commentator Lucian Wintrich. As crowds dispersed from the event, someone allegedly threw a smoke bomb inside the building. The event that led to the fight on Tuesday was called ‘It’s OK To Be White,’ and was sponsored by ...

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‘Because you’re white’: Officer punished after furious detention of teens (VIDEO)

A suburban Chicago police officer has been disciplined after a video went viral showing him yelling at a group of teenagers, threatening to arrest them and saying they were being detained based on their race. On Tuesday, Lake Villa Police Chief Craig Somerville said an officer was conducting a theft investigation when he ordered five teenagers to sit down on ...

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Staff were ‘afraid to bend over near Bill Clinton’ – former White House employee

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 11:39 Bending over in the presence of Bill Clinton was a risky undertaking, according to former White House staffer, Linda Tripp. The staffer-turned-whistleblower said new criticism of Clinton’s outrageous behavior is “a day late, and it’s a dollar short.” The housekeeping staff that worked during Clinton’s tenure in the White House were “afraid to bend ...

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Reporters Without Borders seeks to cancel press event critical of White Helmets

A press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, has asked the Swiss Press Club to cancel a panel discussion on the “true agenda” of the controversial White Helmets group. But the club’s director won’t budge, noting that such demands are typically made by oppressive regimes. Guy Mettan, executive director of the Swiss Press Club, says he was asked by Reporters Without ...

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White House makes reporters ‘give thanks’ before asking questions

Reporters have taken to social media to troll White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she made journalists share what they were “thankful for” before they were allowed to talk turkey. On Monday, Huckabee Sanders began the last White House press briefing before Thanksgiving by sharing what she was thankful for, adding that “it would be nice” if the ...

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Opioid epidemic costing US more than $500bn – White House

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 20:50 The cost of the opioid epidemic in the US has increased six-fold after a White House panel revised the total to include the value of lost lives. Previous estimates looked only at health care, law enforcement and economic activity. The updated figures put the actual cost of the opioid crisis on the American economy ...

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US white supremacist convicted of murdering 3 best friends, shooting another

A white supremacist, largely covered in Nazi tattoos, has been convicted of brutally killing his three best friends and shooting a fourth in the face in Woodland, Washington. On July 15 of last year, Brent Luyster, 37, fatally shot his best friend Zachary David Thompson, 36, his friend Joseph LaMar, 38, and LaMar’s partner, Janell Renee Knight, 43, at LaMar’s ...

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Twitter removes verified checkmarks from several white supremacists’ profiles

A few hours after announcing a review of its verification program, Twitter began revoking the verified status of some accounts. White supremacists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler are among the users who no longer have a blue checkmark displayed on their profiles. On Wednesday, Twitter admitted in a thread on its support account that “verification has long been perceived as ...

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White House releases rules on reporting cybersecurity flaws

After a hacker stole cyber tools from an NSA “stockpile” to carry out the WannaCry cyberattack, the White House is now revealing how and when the government decides to disclose vulnerabilities or keep them secret. On Wednesday, the White House published a charter that details the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), which was established under former President Barack Obama to determine ...

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