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‘My heart has changed’: Republican Utah Lt. Gov. offers heartfelt apology to LGBT community

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Sometimes it takes a horrible tragedy to make people open up and seek forgiveness for their own prejudices. KSL.com reports that Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, moved by the horrible terror attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, issued a heartfelt apology this week for his past bullying of gay people when he was growing up.

“There were some kids in my class that were different,” he said. “Sometimes I wasn’t kind to them. I didn’t know it at the time, but I know now that they were gay. I will forever regret not treating them with the kindness, dignity and respect — the love — that they deserved. For that, I sincerely and humbly apologize.”

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It wasn’t just the tragedy in Orlando that changed how Cox views the LGBT community, of course — over the years he’s gotten to know lots of LGBT people whom he has come to consider close friends.

“Over the intervening years, my heart has changed,” he said. “It has changed because of you. It has changed because I have gotten to know many of you. You have been patient with me. […] You have treated me with the kindness, dignity, and respect — the love — that I very often did NOT deserve. And it has made me love you.”

The entire address is very moving and can be found at this link.

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US military had to bomb our own base in Syria because of Trump’s mistakes — and one Republican is furious

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President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw in Syria in less than 24 hours put American troops at risk as they were being fired on by Turkey. However, according to the Wall Street Journal , the military was also forced to bomb our own military base.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has been critical of Trump's decisions in the past months, pointed out the factoid in a tweet Wednesday evening, asking, "Is this the America you grew up believing in?"

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"On Wednesday, the U.S. military said two F-15E jet fighters carried out an airstrike to destroy an ammunition-storage facility, latrines, tents and other parts of the Syria headquarters of the American campaign to destroy Islamic State after pulling its forces from the base," reported The Journal.

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Maddow outlines how Giuliani and his arrested pals seem to be leading back to a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow detailed the way that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and his two recently-arrested business associates are now linked to an oligarch in Ukraine.

In an NBC News report earlier Wednesday, it was revealed that Giuliani's associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were doing work with oligarch Dmytro Firtash.

The report revealed that Firtash was involved in getting partners for an oil and gas company while also helping with the effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Trump accused of working to ‘obstruct his own impeachment’ by congressional attorneys: report

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On Wednesday, Politico reported that lawyers working for the House of Representatives issued a blistering court filing accusing President Donald Trump, among other things, of trying to use the power of his office to "obstruct his own impeachment."

The filing, part of the House Judiciary Committee's attempt to seek testimony from ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn, cites the White House's repeated efforts to block current and former Trump administration officials from testifying — and even some allies of Trump who have never held any position in his government.

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