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Watch: Transformers blow out across Dallas as violent storm approaches



North Texas last night was slammed with a series of funnel clouds that spun off from a violent thunderstorm.

As the heavy winds began sweeping through downtown Dallas, one cameraman stood on the 48th floor of the Thanksgiving Tower and filmed the cityscape as electric transformers exploded. He made the analogy that it looked like the city was being bombed — and was not kidding.


The Ft. Worth Star Telegram reported that while downtown Dallas was not hit by an actual tornado, high winds from funnel clouds buzzing overhead caused about 70,000 electric subscribers to lose power. Hail the size of tennis balls was also later found in the streets.

There were few reports of injuries save but for a police officer who was hospitalized after being struck by lightning. He was said to be in “good condition.”

This video is from YouTube user sxates, published Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

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Trump and Kushner ripped on MSNBC for ‘the dumbest, most suicidal, self-sabotaging politics’



Speaking on MSNBC this Tuesday, contributor John Heilman said it's hard to think of a "stupider thing to do politically in the closing days of a campaign" than to insult African Americans.

Heilman was referring to recent comments from Jared Kushner where he said the African American community has to "want to be successful" in order to benefit from Republican policies.

"So what's the dumbest thing you could do if you're Jared Kushner, the son-in-law?" Heilman said. "Go out and say a bunch of racist crap that would not only inflame African Americans, rightly so, but would give the most powerful motivator of Black turnout in the country, Barack Obama, as talking point as powerful as that one -- you heard Obama going after Jared Kushner ... he was driving the message of raising the stakes for that voting cohort that matters so much, is literally the dumbest, most suicidal, self-sabotaging piece of politics I've seen."

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Texas social workers will no longer be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ Texans and people with disabilities



After backlash from lawmakers and advocates, a state board voted Tuesday to undo a rule change that would have allowed social workers to turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability.

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted unanimously to restore protections for LGBTQ and disabled clients to Texas social workers’ code of conduct just two weeks after removing them.

Gloria Canseco, who was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to lead the behavioral health council, expressed regret that the previous rule change was “perceived as hostile to the LGBTQ+ community or to disabled persons.”

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Trump says militia that sought to kidnap and kill Michigan’s Gov. Whitmer was ‘maybe a problem, maybe it wasn’t’



In a startling moment during his Michigan rally Tuesday, President Donald Trump implied that the militia that attempted to kidnap and kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) was maybe or maybe not all that big of a problem.

“People are entitled to say maybe it was a problem, maybe it wasn’t," Trump told his rally.

It's a commonly used tactic by Trump to say things like "people say" or "some say" or raise hypotheticals so that it gives him the ability to say "I don't think that, people do." But he has never been able to cite the actual person that said that to him.

In this case, one would assume all political leaders would oppose kidnapping and killing a political leader regardless of the party to which he or she belongs. In Ohio they've opted for a gentler approach, merely trying to recall Republican Gov. Mike DeWine for his mask mandate.

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