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Larry Wilmore rips Fox and CNN for ‘thug’ debate: ‘Here’s an N-word’ for you — ‘news’

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Larry Wilmore ripped cable news debates questioning whether the word “thug” is used in place of a notorious racial slur.

The talk show host discussed media coverage of the ongoing unrest in Baltimore, and he said news commentators had seemed to “fall in love” with using the word “thug” to describe demonstrators.

Wilmore aired a video montage of the word’s copious use during coverage of the Baltimore riots – including its use by the president.

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“Et tu, Obama?” Wilmore said. “You know who wouldn’t have said that? ‘Choom Gang’ Barack.”

He agreed with Baltimore Councilman Carl Stokes, who told CNN’s Erin Burnett that commentators might as well just call the rioters “n****rs.”

“The last time a black guy shut down a white lady on national TV like that, Kanye had to go into hiding for a year,” Wilmore said.

He showed video footage of cable news pundits debating whether the word had become an acceptable racial slur – as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman pointed out more than a year ago.

“Hey, cable, here’s an N-word you should familiarize yourself with – news,” Wilmore said.

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman called out attacks on his character as he accused President Donald Trump of engaging of inappropriate discussions with Ukraine's president.

The National Security Council staffer testified that he believed Trump's request for an investigation of Joe Biden was inappropriate, and he reported the call and his concerns through official channels to a superior out of a sense of duty, according to his opening statement.

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Jail workers responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein arrested

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Two workers at a federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein was found dead have been arrested on charges related to the wealthy sex predator's death.

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The prison workers are expected to be charged later Tuesday and appear United States District Court in Manhattan.

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Improved IRS enforcement could raise $1 trillion in 10 years — even without raising taxes: study

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Such an overhaul would require around a $100 billion boost to the IRS budget, they estimated — meaning it would more than pay for itself.

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