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Texas volunteer firefighter fired after posting Dylann Roof ‘needs to be praised for the good deed he has done’

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A volunteer Texas firefighter was terminated for posting on social media that alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof “needs to be praised for the good deed he has done.”

The comment by Mabank Fire Department volunteer Kurtis Cook was posted to the Facebook page of a South Carolina newspaper, then shared widely. Shortly after being notified about it, the department took action, local KLTV reports.

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“The Mabank Fire Department does not condone nor promote these type of actions or thoughts,” a statement from the department’s command read. “On behalf of all members, the Mabank Fire Department offers our deepest apologies to all that were offended by his actions and comments.”

He is no longer allowed on fire department property, the statement said.

Roof, 21, is accused of shooting and killing nine people on Wednesday night after attending a Bible study at historically-significant black church Emanuel AME in Charleston. Among the nine were State Senator and Reverend Clementa Pinckney. Roof was arrested after a manhunt Thursday night.

The department was applauded for reacting promptly.

“I applaud your swift action,” Howard Mills wrote on their Facebook post. “Your reputation stands tall.”

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As of 1123 hrs, after an investigation in the allegations being made of Firefighter Kurtis Cook, the Mabank Fire…

Posted by Mabank Fire Department on Friday, June 19, 2015

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Trump’s ‘deep state’ conspiracy theories are going down the drain — thanks to his own appointees

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President Donald Trump's insistence that the entire probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election was a setup by nefarious law enforcement agents has been dealt a significant blow in recent days.

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‘You don’t get to dictate terms’: Trump soundly mocked for demanding speedy resolution to impeachment

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InfoWars made up lies about Islamic community to help Alex Jones generate more traffic: former writer

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On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Josh Owens, a former staffer at the fringe conspiracy theory site InfoWars, admitted that his team knowingly promoted fake stories about Islamberg, a rural religious community founded by mostly Black Muslims from New York City on the border between New York and Pennsylvania.

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