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  1. ‘Smoke and mirrors’: Congressional hearing on Olympic sex abuse frustrates survivors
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — About two hours into the House Commerce Committee’s hearing on sexual abuse in Olympic sports, decorum was finally thrown out the window. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) had five minutes to ask questions of the heads of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, USA Taekwondo, USA Swimming, USA Volleyball, and the U.S. Center […]
  2. Video shows Milwaukee cops lied about violent arrest of NBA rookie Sterling Brown
    Police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin misled the public about the violent arrest of professional basketball player Sterling Brown in January, videos released by the city Wednesday show. While law enforcement sources initially claimed Brown had been the aggressor, the videos show police escalated the situation rapidly while Brown spoke in a frustrated tone of voice but […]
  3. Flint congressman’s staff reportedly barred from EPA event on water contamination
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is having a rough week. On Tuesday, it was revealed that reporters from the Associated Press, CNN, and E&E News were barred from entering an EPA summit on toxic chemicals. When an AP reporter tried to enter the summit, she was reportedly “forcibly” removed. Though the EPA eventually relented and […]
  4. Prosecutor lied about key evidence in Trump inauguration protester trial, judge rules
    The federal prosecutor who has pursued hundreds of Trump inauguration protesters on unprecedented felony riot charges for over a year lied to the court about edits her team made to a key video filmed by right-wing operative James O’Keefe’s organization, a judge found Wednesday. The ruling does not guarantee that the remaining defendants in the […]
  5. Trump says MS-13 is entering the country disguised as ‘unaccompanied alien minors’
    During a round-table immigration event on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump stated that MS-13 gang members were abusing “glaring loopholes” in the U.S. immigration system and exploiting the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) classification that grants unaccompanied minors permanent residency in the United States to get into the country. Official data, however, shows the problem is far less […]