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Oil company sics dogs on Native Americans protesting pipeline through their burial grounds

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Native Americans and other protesters were on the receiving end of pepper spray and attack dogs as they attempted to slow construction of a pipeline they claim cuts through tribal land and burial grounds, reports the Daily Mail.

Protesters turned out Saturday in an attempt to halt the progress of the $3.8 billion oil pipeline that is cutting through their land and the property of others in southern North Dakota.

A federal judge is expected to rule before September 9 on whether the Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access pipeline can continue through the land after the Army Corps of Engineers granted permits to the developers.

According to activists, the project that will destroy sacred sites and will have a negative impact on drinking water for thousands of members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. On Friday the tribe filed papers seeking a halt to the construction, stating they had found several sites of “significant cultural and historic value” in the pipeline’s path. According to a tribal spokesperson, they were only recently given access to the property to survey it.

But before the judge could rule, more than 200 protesters who showed up on Saturday and were greeted by private security with guard dogs and were attacked with several left bleeding and washing their eyes out after being pepper-sprayed.

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In video, posted below, security personnel hired by the energy company to protect workers from harassment can be seen menacing protesters if when they got too close.

According to tribe spokesman Steve Sitting Bear, six people had been bitten by security dogs — including a young child — and at least 30 people were treated after being pepper-sprayed.

A law enforcement spokesperson stated that during the protest  four private security guards and two of the guard dogs were injured.

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According to police, the protesters dispersed when they arrived.

Video and a sampling of pictures from the Sacred Stone camp below:

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Trump says his racist attacks were ‘not at all’ racist as Pelosi preps resolution condemning him

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President Donald Trump on Monday said his racist attacks on four Democratic lawmakers were "not at all" racist, even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced a congressional resolution to condemn him for his "disgusting" smears.

While taking questions from reporters, the president was asked if he believed his attacks on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) -- whom Trump told to "go back" to their countries despite the fact that all four are American citizens -- were racist.

"Not at all," the president replied.

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Republicans stuck in survival mode after seeing that challenging Trump will end their career: columnist

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The political landscape is littered with former Republican lawmakers who challenged President Donald Trump -- and lost.

Republicans have been silent -- again -- about the president's racist attack on four first-year Democratic congresswomen, following a pattern that has taken hold since Trump first announced his 2016 candidacy, reported the Washington Post.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) and Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) have all spoken out against Trump -- and all of them no longer hold elected office.

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Republican strategist shreds party for defending Trump’s racism: ‘The racist side of Nixon is now’ GOP’s ‘official position’

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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Monday hammered his own party for defending President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic lawmakers.

Reacting to Trump administration official Marc Short telling Fox News that Trump was tapping into "great frustration" with lawmakers such as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), whom Trump had told to "go back" to the country where she was born, Stevens lamented that his party has embraced the ugliest instincts of former President Richard Nixon, who at least kept his most bigoted thoughts private instead of tweeting them out publicly.

"The Republican Party establishment is openly defending racism in a way it’s never done before," he wrote on Twitter. "The racist side of Nixon heard in the White House tapes is now the official position of the Party."

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