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Missouri man charged with hate crime for lynching-related threat against black waitress

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Authorities in Maryville, Missouri charged a 65-year-old man with a hate crime for making a racially-charged threat against a black waitress, the Maryville Daily Forum reported.

According to a probable cause statement, Tommy Dean Gaa was arrested after visiting the restaurant this past Sunday. The encounter allegedly began when Gaa expressed his preference for toast by saying, “I’m prejudiced. I’ll take white.”

Later, Gaa allegedly told the waitress, “I have a place I would like to take you where I hung your grandpa.”

The waitress retreated toward the kitchen after Gaa both threatened her and grabbed her arm hard enough to allegedly leave a bruise, asking her if she “liked to party.”

The Associated Press reported that Robert Rice, prosecuting attorney for Nodaway County, charged Gaa with felony assault motivated by discrimination, saying that the suspect “crossed the line” when he grabbed the waitress.

Police said Gaa initially denied making racist remarks toward the waitress, before admitting responsibility for “at least some” of the actions mentioned in the statement. He also reportedly used an anti-black slur when telling an officer about “good and bad” people of different races.

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Gaa was released from jail on a $4,900 bond.

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Donald Trump: ‘My life has always been a fight’

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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