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Maine Bank Exec Fired for Sharing Anti–Muslim Meme on
Facebook Maine Bank Exec Fired for Sharing Anti–Muslim Meme on Facebook

Dawn Robinson had worked at Kennebunk Savings in Maine since 1994. Last August, she was promoted to the position of chief information officer at the bank after playing “an integral role in technological developments and advancements in the Information Technology Department,” the Journal Tribune reported at the time.

Baton Rouge Killings of 2 Black
Men Likely Racially Motivated, Cops Say Baton Rouge Killings of 2 Black Men Likely Racially Motivated, Cops Say

Police in Baton Rouge, LA, have arrested a 23–year–old white man suspected of the racist–fueled killing of two black men this week.

Trump the Twitter Man–Child Is
Back Trump the Twitter Man–Child Is Back

Donald Trump is losing his edge. He’s becoming too predictable. Put him in a jam, and it’s only a matter of time before he has an outburst like a 2–year–old.

Another Hurricane Watch Issued As 3 More Storms Form in the
Atlantic Another Hurricane Watch Issued As 3 More Storms Form in the Atlantic

Parts of the Caribbean were almost entirely obliterated. Houston was submerged in raging floodwaters. And the entire U.S. was engrossed in cable news coverage as Hurricane Irma approached the Florida Keys as the biggest storm in recent memory.

White Alabama High Schoolers Mark 'Hispanic Heritage Month' by
Celebrating Racism White Alabama High Schoolers Mark 'Hispanic Heritage Month' by Celebrating Racism

Two Alabama high school students and a team mascot thought it’d be a great idea to kick off “National Hispanic Heritage Month” at a pep rally Friday night by parading signs saying, “Trump: Make America Great Again” and “Put the Panic Back in Hispanic.”

Special Counsel Mueller Got a Warrant for Facebook Ads Linked to Russia Special Counsel Mueller Got a Warrant for Facebook Ads Linked to Russia

On its face, this bit of news may seem like a natural progression in the ongoing investigation of links to Russia by Donald Trump and his cronies. But it could be another major breakthrough in the probe, spelling more trouble for Trump and the people closest to him during last year’s campaign.

Federal Judge Halts Jeff
Sessions’ Latest Attempt to Attack Sanctuary Cities Federal Judge Halts Jeff Sessions’ Latest Attempt to Attack Sanctuary Cities

So. Much. Winning. On Friday, a federal judge appointed by former President Ronald Reagan slapped a nationwide injunction on the Justice Department’s attempt to withhold federal safety grant money from so–called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities.

California Lawmakers Pass
‘Sanctuary State’ Bill California Lawmakers Pass ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill

In the latest move by local and state officials across the country to fight back against the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, California lawmakers on Saturday morning passed Senate Bill 54, known informally as the “sanctuary state” bill.

Trump’s Response to London
Attack Is Nothing But a Distraction Trump’s Response to London Attack Is Nothing But a Distraction

Donald Trump has been in the White House long enough for all of us to know that the depths of his malice are boundless.

Trump’s Social Media Manager Tweeted a Video of Mexico
City Flooding Thinking It’s Miami Trump’s Social Media Manager Tweeted a Video of Mexico City Flooding Thinking It’s Miami

As Hurricane Irma pounded Florida on Sunday, President Trump’s social media manager, Dan Scavino Jr., showed the administration is on the ball by tweeting out a video of flooding at Miami’s international airport. Except it wasn’t Miami’s airport, and the news was nearly two weeks old.

Hillary Clinton Says She’s Done
Running for Office Hillary Clinton Says She’s Done Running for Office

Get ready, Jared Huffman, there’s another news cycle about Hillary Clinton today.

Pasco County Sheriff Warns Floridians Not to Shoot At
Hurricane Irma Pasco County Sheriff Warns Floridians Not to Shoot At Hurricane Irma

Among dozens of tweets demonstrating emergency preparations for Hurricane Irma, alerting locals to shelter locations, and sharing storm updates, the sheriff from Pasco County, just north of Tampa, has another urgent message: For God’s sakes, don’t shoot at the hurricane.

Hurricane Irma Is Here, Battering Florida [UPDATING] Hurricane Irma Is Here, Battering Florida [UPDATING]

Update, 9:35 p.m.: After dropping more than a foot of rain in South Florida, Hurricane Irma has continued up the coast towards Tampa Bay, FL. The storm’s surge dropped in Naples, FL, where some forecasters predicted catastrophic flooding. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of 142 miles per hour in…

Storm Surge Already Causing Flooding in Florida Ahead of
Irma Landfall Storm Surge Already Causing Flooding in Florida Ahead of Irma Landfall

Hurricane Irma, a monster storm that officials, meteorologists, journalists, and anyone else with a platform to speak out have been warning us about for the past week is now on the verge of making landfall in the continental U.S.

Trump Thinks Churches Should Get Federal Harvey Relief Funds  Trump Thinks Churches Should Get Federal Harvey Relief Funds 

Legal scholar Donald Trump has weighed in on Twitter presumably about a lawsuit in Texas filed by three churches seeking federal hurricane relief funds. In the tweet, Trump sided with the churches and against the interests of his own administration.

IL Sheriff Sued for Ignoring State's New Trust Act Protecting
Immigrants  IL Sheriff Sued for Ignoring State's New Trust Act Protecting Immigrants 

Last week, Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was lauded by many and criticized by some (including white nationalist website Breitbart) for signing the Trust Act into law. That law prevents state and local law enforcement officers from detaining people based only on their immigration status.

Trump Retweeted At Least One of
the Russian Troll Farm Memes  Trump Retweeted At Least One of the Russian Troll Farm Memes 

Remember that stupid eclipse meme that began making the rounds in late August—the one where a smiling Donald Trump (in color) slowly replaces former President Barack Obama (in black–and–white) in four frames?

Saudi Arabia Gave Donald Trump 83 Extravagant Gifts During His First Official Trip Abroad Saudi Arabia Gave Donald Trump 83 Extravagant Gifts During His First Official Trip Abroad

Saudi Arabia gave Donald Trump and his White House a whole bunch of crazy gifts during the president’s first official visit abroad. Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Daily Beast, we now know exactly what those gifts were. The list, compiled by the State Department, is nothing short of mind–boggling.

Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, and Other Celebrities Wish
Beyoncé Happy Birthday in ‘Formation’ Tribute Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, and Other Celebrities Wish Beyoncé Happy Birthday in ‘Formation’ Tribute

Beyoncé turns 36 today, and to honor Queen Bey, several women, including close friend and former first lady Michelle Obama paid tribute by replicating the stunning wide–brimmed hat and long braids featured in her brilliant “Formation” video.

Border Agents Turn Away Mother of DACA Recipient Who Died
Rescuing Harvey Victims Border Agents Turn Away Mother of DACA Recipient Who Died Rescuing Harvey Victims

Alonso Guillen died while trying to rescue victims of the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey north of Houston. He didn’t have to die. Guillen, 31, lived in Lufkin, TX, over 100 miles northeast of where he ultimately perished trying to save people.

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