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Activists reveal creepy video of Oklahoma City high schoolers making dead cats ‘dance’

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A top charter school in Oklahoma City is under fire after an animal advocacy group released footage of nine students making a “dance” video with dead cats.

According to the Daily Mail, the video shows eight of the students at Harding Charter Preparatory High School bouncing the cats on their desks to the tune of the Meow Mix ad jingle, while another student is seen holding another cat as if it were a “conductor.”

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At the end of the video, one of the students is seen holding up a sign. The Mail reported that the sign said, “Piccolo and the Pussycats,” a possible reference to a science teacher at the school.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals posted the footage online, saying the cats were scheduled to be dissected in a biology class. The group has started an online petition calling for the school to investigate the incident.

“The video of the choreographed display was posted on social media, and the students’ teacher was even tagged in the post,” the group stated. “Students learn faster and better by using non-animal methods such as interactive software programs, and with these modern tools, they don’t learn to treat or think of animals as equipment to be used and discarded.”

A spokesperson for the group told the Mail that it attempted to contact the school numerous times, to no avail.

“Cats used for dissection are often lost or stolen animal companions,” Justin Goodman said. “But in classrooms like this one, students are taught that they’re props and inanimate laboratory tools to be mocked, used, and discarded.”

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The school states on its website that it U.S. News and World Report ranked Harding Charter as the top high school in Oklahoma in 2012. However, it is not listed in the magazine’s state rankings for this year.

Watch the footage, as posted online by PETA, below.

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CNN’s Jim Acosta walks through all the times Trump has ‘thrown gasoline’ on racial tension

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On CNN Friday, following President Donald Trump's abrupt exit from a press conference following a racially charged tweet, chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta broke down President Donald Trump's history of stoking racial tensions during moments of crisis.

"He is trying to clean up this tweet that he posted last night," said Acosta. "First, just what the president said a few moments ago. He said the looters in Minneapolis should not be able to drown out the voice of so many peaceful protesters. That, obviously, is a very mild version of what he was trying to say or he claims he was trying to say last night when he tweeted, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." That obviously is an expression steeped in all kinds of ugliness. The Miami Police chief back in 1967, when there was unrest in that city, used that expression. George Wallace, the segregationist, used words like that in 1968."

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Former Vice President Joe Biden talked about the importance of a president's words and accountability during times of crisis during a Friday appearance on MSNBC.

Biden was interviewed by Craig Melvin, who noted the protests tearing apart cities and asked where he would start if elected president.

"I start by talking about what we must be, making no excuses, talking about our obligation to be decent," Biden answered. "Our obligation to take responsibility, our obligation to stand up when we see injustice."

"Look, the words of a president matter -- no matter how good or bad that president is," he explained. "A president can, by their words alone no matter who they are, make it rise or fall, take us to war, bring us to peace. The words of a president matter."

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Elon Musk mocked after Starship explosion: ‘Maybe have NASA handle rockets’

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Billionaire Elon Musk was the target of jokes on Twitter after his company SpaceX suffered a rocket explosion.

"SpaceX just experienced the biggest explosion yet at its Texas site, where it's testing prototypes for a Mars rocket," Marina Koren of The Atlantic reported.

"A resident who lives nearby—just 2 miles away—said it felt like an earthquake," she added.

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Musk was ridiculed following the blast. Here's some of what people were saying:

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