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Drunken Pittsburgh man sucker punches oblivious Indian man he mistook for ‘sand n****r’

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A drunken Pittsburgh man attacked an Indian man sitting next to him at a bar after mistaking him for a Muslim.

Ankur Mehta said he was working on a tablet computer and wearing earbuds as he sat at the bar at a Red Robin Restaurant in the South Hills Village mall, reported WTAE-TV.

The man seated next to him, later identified as 54-year-old Jeffrey Burgess, allegedly told Mehta “things are different now” and “I don’t want you sitting next to me — you people.”

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He then called Mehta a “sand n****r” and a “f*cking Muslim” before striking him four or five times in the face with his elbow and fist, witnesses said.

Mehta was oblivious to the impending attack because he had been wearing earbuds while working on his computer, witnesses said.

Burgess, who appeared to be intoxicated, was charged with ethnic intimidation, simple assault, harassment and public drunkenness.

Mehta is not Muslim, but the local head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations counted the incident among the recent wave of attacks against Muslims and other minorities since the Nov. 8 election of Donald Trump.

“Our political leaders need to speak out against such breakdowns in social order, apparently inspired by reckless rhetoric during the election cycle,” said chapter president Safdar Khwaja.

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George Zimmerman announces lawsuit against Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265 million

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The man who killed Trayvon Martin was never held accountable for his crime, but he's spent the years since his acquittal blaming other people for persistent problems in his life. The latest news on George Zimmerman is that he's suing presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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America’s millionaires just stopped paying into Social Security for the rest of 2020

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On Wednesday, not even two full months into 2020, millionaires will stop paying into Social Security for the year due to the program's payroll tax cap.

The cap limits annual wages subject to the Social Security payroll tax to the first $137,700. Sarah Rawlins, program associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), wrote Tuesday that the cap means "someone who makes $1,000,000 per year stops paying into the program on February 19, 2020."

"That makes a millionaire's effective tax rate well below the 6.2% of income that most Americans pay," Rawlins noted. "Instead, it is less than 1% of a millionaire's income. The Social Security tax is only levied on wages, excluding income from other sources like capital gains, meaning those with wages over the cap likely have an effective tax rate even lower than this estimate."

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DOJ puts out bizarre late-night statement: AG Bill Barr ‘has no plans to resign’

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The Department of Justice put out a statement Tuesday evening denying that Attorney General Bill Barr would be resigning from office.

Kerri Kupec, the director of communications and public affairs at DOJ, issued the statement at 10:28 p.m. in Washington, DC.

"Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign," Kupec announced.

The denial came after a Washington Post report that Barr was considering quitting if Trump continues to tweet about active investigations.

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