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‘It’s repulsive’: Beachwear maker pulls ‘lynching’ T-shirt after furious online backlash

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Retailer TJ Maxx and beachwear manufacturer Tavik are under fire for selling a T-shirt emblazoned with a noose and the phrase “Hang loose.”

According to the Washington Post‘s Soraya Nadia McDonald, Twitter users and others were offended by the shirt’s design, saying that in invokes lynching. They mounted a furious online campaign Monday night to protest the companies’ insensitivity to what is considered one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history.

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A user named Psycho Girlfriend posted a photo of the shirt at 8:20 p.m. on Monday, kicking off a storm of outrage.

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Tavik PR manager Kelly McElroy told the Post in a statement, “We sincerely apologize for any offense caused by this T-shirt. This item was released without going through proper protocols and has zero relation to anything other than surfing. We will be pulling this item from retailers immediately.”

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Turkey quickly undermines Trump as he boasts about his deal-making: ‘This is not a ceasefire’

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According to Turkey, President Donald Trump's so-called ceasefire in Syria isn't actually a ceasefire.

"Turkish FM Çavu?o?lu just now: 'We will suspend the Peace Spring operation for 120 hours for the PKK/YPG to withdraw. This is not a ceasefire,'" tweeted Turkey correspondent for The Economist.

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According to Vice President Mike Pence, the ceasefire will take place for just five days. It's unclear what will happen after those five days are up.

CNN's Matt Hoye noted the Turkish foreign minister's comments came around the same time that Trump was praising the deal.

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EU and Britain just struck a Brexit deal — here’s what’s in it

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"Fair and reasonable." That's how both Britain's Boris Johnson and the EU describe the new draft Brexit deal reached Thursday after days of intense haggling.

Here's what's in the accord -- and what each side gave up to get there.

- Northern Ireland -

Arrangements for the UK province of Northern Ireland were the trickiest part of the new deal, and the core of what has changed since last year's withdrawal agreement, which was rejected by British MPs.

The new protocol stipulates that Northern Ireland remains in Britain's customs territory, but in practice there would be a sort of customs border between the province and the mainland.

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Expect exodus of high-ranking Trump officials because they ‘no longer have anything to gain’ by staying: columnist

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Writing for the conservative Bulwark, columnist and author Robert Tracinski said Donald Trump's Syria debacle is likely the turning point for even the most hardened of his most avid defenders in the White House. Many of them, he said, will likely start leaving.

As Tracinski began, "Donald Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds is a moment that might be more important than it seems—one that is likely to have a far-reaching impact that goes well beyond what happens in Syria."

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