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TRUMP To Breast Feeding Mom “You’re disgusting”

(NYT) Donald J. Trump seemed irritated. He had been grilled for two hours in a lawsuit over a failed Florida real estate project, and he told the lawyer that her questions were “very stupid.”

When the lawyer, Elizabeth Beck, asked for a medical break, Mr. Trump and his lawyers objected, demanding that the deposition continue. Ms. Beck said it was urgent — she needed to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter, and she took the pump out to make her point.


Donald Trump Is Crushing Everyone In New Hampshire

(Business Insider) Real-estate magnate Donald Trump has opened up a 2-to-1 lead over his closest competition in the key, first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, according to a new poll from Monmouth University released Tuesday. Trump grabs 24% of the vote, compared with 12% for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Newcomer and Ohio Gov. John Kasich has already jumped into a third-place tie with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 7%.


Donald Trump Would ‘Love’ Sarah Palin In His Cabinet: ‘She’s a Special Person’

(Mediaite) Donald Trump would “love” to have Sarah Palin as part of his White House administration. The Republican presidential candidate and celebrity plutocrat appeared Monday on The Palin Update, an actual all-Sarah Palin radio show that exists on something called the Mama Grizzly Radio Network (we kid you not).

L. Coyote

Dem leader Pelosi backs $15 minimum wage

(The Hill) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday endorsed a $15 minimum wage, joining a growing chorus of liberals on and off Capitol Hill pushing to more than double the current $7.25 rate.


White People With Confederate Flags Crash Black Child's Birthday Party

(TPM) A group of white passengers in trucks with waving Confederate flags reportedly interrupted a black child's birthday party in Douglasville, Georgia on Saturday, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

A woman shared videos on Facebook that shows seven trucks leaving her property, where they were parked. The birthday party was taking place at a residence near the field of the woman who shared the video, according to The Atlanta Constitution.


Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

(The Daily Beast) Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country.

“I mean somebody’s doing it!… Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization.

It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for Trump—in more ways than one. Not only does the current frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination have a history of controversial remarks about sexual assault, but as it turns out, his ex-wife Ivana Trump once used “rape” to describe an incident between them in 1989. She later said she felt “violated” by the experience.


Hot water kills half of Columbia River sockeye salmon

(KOIN) More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

“The fish are not looking in good condition,” fisherman Nick Blevins told KOIN 6 News. “Some of them will have lesions on them from the scars they get.”

DeepModem Mom

Here it is, from the NYT Public Editor: "A Clinton Story Fraught with Inaccuracies"

(NYT) The story – a Times exclusive — appeared high on the home page and the mobile app late Thursday and on Friday and then was displayed with a three-column headline on the front page in Friday’s paper. The online headline read “Criminal Inquiry Sought in Hillary Clinton’s Use of Email,” very similar to the one in print.

But aspects of it began to unravel soon after it first went online. The first major change was this: It wasn’t really Mrs. Clinton directly who was the focus of the request for an investigation. It was more general: whether government information was handled improperly in connection with her use of a personal email account.


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Gaza: 'Israeli War Crimes' Followed Soldier's Capture - Amnesty

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‘I can’t sit here and listen to this': Anchor loses it after Fox host says abortion worse than lion

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Eric Garner grand jury minutes to stay private, New York court rules

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Iran, France Talk Of 'New Era' In Relations After Historic Nuclear Deal With World Powers

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Evangelical College Ends Health Coverage To Avoid Even Declaring Objection to Birth Control

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US, Cuba researchers collaborate on ghost orchid study

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Mexico declares 1st 'alert' over violence against women

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Bernie Sanders to Host Biggest Organizing Event of 2016 So Far

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Jack Lew Warns Congress Over Debt Ceiling

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Florida Governor Orders Inspections of Planned Parenthoods

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Russia vetoes bid to set up tribunal for downed flight MH17

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American Who Killed Cecil the Lion Closes Dental Practice

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