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WATCH: Retired Army Colonel arrested for protesting Jeff Sessions’ confirmation

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A retired Army Colonel was arrested in the Capitol on Tuesday for interrupting and protesting the Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for the position of attorney general.

Per Jezebel, Ret. Col. Ann Wright, who resigned from her position at the State Department in 2003 to protest the Iraq War, interrupted Sessions’s confirmation hearing and declared her objections not just to his nomination, but to President Donald Trump’s policies in general.

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“I say no to Jeff Sessions, no to hatred, not to racism, not to the ban on refugees,” said the 70-year-old retired Colonel before being grabbed by Capitol security officers.

As the officers tried to remove her from the chamber, she shouted out in pain.

“I’ll go out but you don’t need to drag me,” said Wright, who was donned in full Code Pink gear. “I’ve got a hip replacement. I’m 70 years old and I can make it out on my own.”

Watch the video of Wright’s arrest below.

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North America lost 3 billion birds since 1970: report

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The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by an astonishing 29 percent, or almost three billion, since 1970, scientists reported Thursday, saying their findings signaled a widespread ecological crisis.

Grassland birds are the most affected, because of the disappearance of meadows and prairies and the extension of farmland, as well as the growing use of pesticides that kill insects that affects the entire food chain.

But forest birds and species that occur in a wider variety of habitats -- known as habitat generalists -- are also part of the downward trend.

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Ben Carson ranted about ‘big, hairy men’ invading women’s shelters in meeting with staff: report

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On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development unleashed an anti-transgender rant to staffers, complaining that "big, hairy men" are trying to infiltrate women's shelters in America.

The remarks come after Carson suggested that society no longer understands the difference between women and men while visiting HUD's office in San Francisco, California.

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Former four-star general speculates whistleblower scandal could involve Trump giving Putin an American

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It remains unclear exactly what were the issues cited by the whistleblower who expressed concern at actions of President Donald Trump as a threat to national security, at least one of which involved a promise the president allegedly made in a phone call with a foreign leader.

But former Gen. Barry McCaffrey had a chilling thought about what it could possibly be — and posted his speculation on Twitter:

SHEER SPECULATION. Is it possible that the WHISTLEBLOWER issue was Trump discussing with Putin handing over our former US Ambassador to Moscow Mike McFaul to Russian authorities? https://t.co/0PnQn0upiA

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