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North Carolina police respond to reports of KKK marching on bridge morning after Trump wins

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Police in North Carolina said on Wednesday that they had been made aware that people dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes were spotted marching on a bridge the morning after Donald Trump’s presidential win.

Twitter user kelbi1lewis shared a photo Wednesday morning of robed marchers on an I-85 overpass.

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A spokesperson for the Mebane Police Department told Raw Story that the march “happened in Burlington,” which is located nearby.

A Burlington Police Department spokesperson said that she was aware of reports of the march but could neither confirm nor deny that it took place. The spokesperson said that additional details could be released later in the day.

Update: A reporter for the Burlington Times News told Snopes that that the photo was taken on election day, not the morning after. Additionally, she said that none of the marchers claimed to be associated with the KKK.

Alemance County Sheriff’s director of public information Randy Jones told BuzzFeed that a group of Trump supporters held another demonstration on the overpass Wednesday.

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“It’s the same group of people. They’ve got several flags, but they’re not in garb. There’s nothing related to the Klan,” Jones said.


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Sailors warned against ‘posting negative comments’ after Trump’s acting Navy secretary was trashed online

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On Monday, Military Times reporter Geoff Ziezulewicz obtained a message sent by PR officials to Navy officers on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, instructing them to have sailors take down social media recordings of Navy Secretary Thomas Modly attacking relieved Capt. Brett Crozier as "stupid."

The message warned "posting negative comments" that put "senior leaders" in a bad light is counterproductive, and urges everyone to stay out of the "negative media spotlight."

Read the message below:

NEW: public affairs folks sent this notice out to leadership on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, telling them to tell their sailors they didn’t have permission to record SECNAV Modly and that bashing “Senior Leaders” online won’t help anything. Stay out the “negative media spotlight” pic.twitter.com/xuFlQGK6rF

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Trump’s health officials privately grumbling about his obsession with unproven anti-malaria drug for COVID-19: report

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On Monday, Politico reported that some health officials in the Trump administration are privately "unsettled" by the president's ongoing fascination with hydroxychloroquine, the drug primarily used to treat malaria, lupus, and arthritis that is now being suggested as a treatment for the novel coronavirus.

The president has repeatedly touted hydroxychloroquine as a possible miracle cure, and has even suggested he might start taking it himself, even though his tests for COVID-19 have been reported as negative and even though there's a lack of data that it is safe or effective for that purpose.

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Wisconsin GOP slammed for making people choose between their health and their vote

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After Republicans nationally and in Wisconsin successfully sued in both state and federal court to block voters from being given extra time and options to cast votes in the middle of a pandemic, commenters on social media reacted with fury.

What just happened re: Wisconsin can seem a bit confusing. The TL;DR: The Supreme Court decided that Republicans winning elections is more important than keeping voters healthy & alive.

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