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Roger Stone banned from Twitter permanently, plans to sue

October 30, 2017

Roger Stone, the longtime Republican strategist and an informal adviser to President Donald Trump, plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Twitter after the company permanently suspended his account on Saturday. “I am going to sue Twitter on multiple grounds,” Stone told Business Insider on Sunday. He did not elaborate when he would file the…

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Manafort and former business partner asked to surrender in connection with special counsel probe

October 30, 2017

Washington Post Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former business partner Rick Gates will turn themselves in on charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 election, according to a person familiar with the matter. The precise charges…

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Former president Obama called for jury duty in Chicago, will serve in November

October 28, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has been called for jury duty in Chicago. Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans on Friday told county commissioners during a budget hearing that Obama, who owns homes in Washington, D.C., and Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood, will serve in November. He is registered to vote in Chicago. Evans says…

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Mychael Knight dies; ‘Project Runway’ finalist was 39

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Designer Mychael Knight of Project Runway fame is surrounded by models Alli Zink, 16, of Chatham, Ill., Kelsey Thompson, 17, left, of Pawnee, Ill., Channing Beard, 19, of Mason City, Ill., wait their turn before walking the catwalk for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum’s first fashion show in Springfield, Ill., Saturday, July 28,…

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Flake cites McCarthy, hopes there’s ‘tipping point’ on Trump

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)   associated press WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, invoking the 1950s demagoguery of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, said Wednesday “you can’t continue to just remain silent” about President Donald Trump’s politics and behavior. “There is a tipping point. … I hope we’re reaching that tipping…

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Thursday is deadline for JFK documents to be released

October 26, 2017

By LAURIE KELLMAN and DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) –President Donald Trump is playing it coy on what people will see from long-secret JFK assassination-era files. He’s been caught between students of the killing who want every scrap of information out on that crucible of history and intelligence agencies that are said to be counseling restraint….

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Fallen soldier’s widow: ‘Nothing to say’ to Trump

October 26, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Myeshia Johnson, the wife of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, kisses her husband’s casket during the funeral service at the Hollywood Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Sgt. Johnson was killed with three other colleagues in an ambush by extremists in Niger on Oct. 4. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel…

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Grambling State University opens after student and friend killed on campus

October 25, 2017

Grambling, LA (AP)- A sheriff’s spokesman says a student and his friend were fatally shot at Grambling State University after an altercation that began in a dorm room, and the shooter fled the scene. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Williams says detectives were at the scene of the double homicide, assisting campus police, after getting…

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NAACP Issues National Travel Advisory for American Airlines

October 25, 2017

NAACP Calls for Meeting with American Airlines to Discuss Discrimination Against African American Passengers (October 24, 2017) – The NAACP, the nation’s original and largest social justice advocacy organization, has released the following statement today announcing a travel advisory warning African Americans about their safety and well being when patronizing American Airlines or traveling on…

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