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President Donald Trump announced that he donated his latest $100,000 salary installment to the Department of Homeland Security, then claimed he didn’t care if the media reported on it.  But “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert said it doesn’t work that way.  “That’s like naming a building The Anonymously Donated by the Great and Charitable Donald […]

Columnist and bestselling author Carl Hiaasen dived into alternate history in his latest Miami Herald column, picturing the reaction from the right if former President Barack Obama had acted like President Donald Trump.    Point by point, Hiaasen described the things Trump has done but changed the name to Obama. Then, he envisioned the reaction from Republicans, […]

March 17 (Reuters) – Dick Dale, who became known as “king of the surf guitar” with a twangy rapid-fire, reverb-heavy sound that he said recreated what he heard in his head while riding the waves, has died at 81, his former bass player Sam Bolle told Reuters. Dale, whose work included the 1962 hit “Misirlou” […]

Wade Hampton III Wade Hampton III, a former South Carolina governor and senator who had ties to white supremacy groups, has at least <a href=”http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/whhs/” target=”_blank”>two high schools</a>, an <a href=”http://www.hampton1.org/Domain/12″ target=”_blank”>elementary school</a> and a <a href=”http://www.hampton1.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1″ target=”_blank”>school district</a> <a href=”http://www.hampton1.org/Domain/8″ target=”_blank”>named after him</a> in the state. There is also a <a href=”http://www.housing.sc.edu/virtualtour/detail.php?id=19″ target=”_blank”>dormitory named […]

A 24-year-old man arrested in last week’s shooting death of reputed Mafia boss Frank Cali is believed to have carried out the deadly attack after Cali prevented him from dating a family member, according to multiple reports. Anthony Comello, 24, was arrested on Saturday at his family’s home in Brick, New Jersey. He wanted to […]

A glove and a fedora once worn by Michael Jackson have been removed from display at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in the wake of renewed child sexual abuse allegations against him. The decision to remove the items, along with a poster of the late pop icon, was made “in an excess of caution” following […]

Yesterday, actor Jussie Smollett entered a plea of not guilty on charges he lied to police in his reports that he was the victim of a hate crime in January. As with the Matthew Shepard case in 1998, the news reports of Smollett’s hate crime claims reignited emotions I’d largely packed away. I followed the […]

Former congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke expressed regret for recently joking that his wife, Amy, raises their children “sometimes with my help.” “Not only will I not say that again, but I’ll be more thoughtful going forward in the way that I talk about our marriage, and also the way in which I […]

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg sought to reassure the Muslim community of South Bend, the Indiana city of which he is mayor, with a letter following Friday’s terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. In an open note that Buttigieg shared to Twitter after an alleged white supremacist gunman killed at least 49 […]

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who serves the Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 worshippers were killed last year in an anti-Semitic attack, said New Zealand’s mosque shootings were a dark reminder of the past. “To me it was as though I’m living the movie ‘Groudhog Day’ as a horror film all over again,” he told […]


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