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August 23, 2019

On Fox News, Republican Strategist Laments People Laying on the Street ‘Having Just Shot Up With Marijuana’

A Republican strategist on Fox News apparently thought that individuals who use marijuana inject the drug into their bodies.
August 23, 2019

Mexicans and Americans Came Together to Highline Across the Southern Border, And Their New Film Looks to Humanize Immigration

On the final day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, a small group of Mexicans and Americans converged along a rural segment of the Rio Grande River to do something perhaps never done before: highline across a portion of the treacherous ravine.
August 23, 2019

Video Shows White Man’s Racist Rant Towards Black Postal Employee in Dallas

An African-American U.S. postal worker in North Texas was verbally abused by a white man on Monday who called him the N-word because he didn't receive the form he wanted. There were audible gasps heard from bystanders as they stood in line shocked. They can also be heard trying to intervene, telling the man his behavior was not acceptable.
August 23, 2019

Mitch McConnell Described as a Hypocrite For Defending the Filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who penned an opinion piece in the The New York Times Thursday warning Democrats against killing the Senate filibuster that requires a 60-vote threshold, has been criticized for being "an arsonist, bemoaning the fire he started."
August 23, 2019

Trump’s Economic Approval Drops Five Percent From Last Year, Poll Shows

Approval of President Donald Trump's handling of the economy has dropped five percent since the same time last year, according to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released on Thursday.
August 23, 2019

60-year-old stabbed after tai chi class in Cambridge

A 60-year-old man was taken to a hospital Wednesday night after he was reportedly stabbed with a jackknife following a tai chi class in Cambridge.
August 23, 2019

Parkland Father Blasts Trump’s Claim That Shooting Survivors ‘Love’ Him: ‘Keep Your Mouth Just Quiet’

Fred Guttenberg, a gun reform activist and the father of one of the Parkland shooting victims, called out President Donald Trump this week for claiming that the survivors of mass shootings and gun violence "love" him, pointing out that he actually hates the president's actions.
August 23, 2019

US Army Commander Suspended After Notorious Auschwitz Death Camp Motto Used To Encourage Recruitment

A United States Army commander has been suspended pending an investigation into a memo sent out to Army recruiters that used the infamous Nazi slogan in official correspondence.
August 23, 2019

Map: Here are all of the open leisure marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts and others opening quickly

The recreational marijuana industry is up and running in Massachusetts — and growing by the day.After the state’s first two legal adult-use marijuana dispensaries opened late last year, communities across the Commonwealth have continued to see more shops spring up close to home.
August 23, 2019

Ex-Yale Professor Exhibited ‘Textbook Grooming Behavior,’ Carefully Selected Students to Sexually Assault: Report

Former Yale Professor Eugene Redmond, who was accused of sexually abusing multiple students, allegedly exhibited behavior that's often seen in these offenses.