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Ohio school employee investigated for threatening to turn Pride Parade into ‘another Boston Marathon’

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Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade was the subject of threats by an employee of the local school district.

“The Columbus Police Department and Homeland Security are looking into a Facebook post that called for the killing of LGBTQ people, ahead of this weekend’s Pride Festival,” according to WCMH-TV, the Columbus, Ohio NBC affiliate.

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“I hope this event turns out like the Boston Marathon a few year’s (sic) back.” WCMH reported the suspect posted. “All [LGBTQ people] should be killed or at least relocated.”

The author of the threat was identified by the Columbus Dispatch as Chris Dodds, 48, who has worked for the district for over a decade.

Columbus City Schools announced Friday that the employee will be fired.

“More importantly, we are gearing up for an even larger contingent of teachers, staff, students, families and allies planning to march together at tomorrow’s Pride Parade,” Columbus City Schools announced proudly. “We are expecting well over 400 people – upward of 500 now as people positively respond to the immediate actions we took as a District following this employee’s unacceptable actions.”

The Columbus Pride Parade is a destination event with over a half million participants expected.

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Local law enforcement has been seeking to reassure the community in light of the threats and history of anti-LBGT bigotry in America.

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Ukraine begged Trump to raise issue of their captive sailors with Putin — he didn’t and Russia state TV gloated

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The ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is being painted by Congress and the press against the backdrop of the ongoing war between Russia and the Ukraine.

As more and more sworn deposition transcripts are released, researchers are able to link up the testimony of events with real-time reactions, giving us a remarkable insight into the implications of foreign policy decisions.

Investigative journalist Julia Davis flagged one key part of testimony in the transcript released of the deposition by Ukraine embassy political officer David Holmes.

The transcript reveals Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the former federal prosecutor who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, interviewing Holmes about Ukraine's desperation to set up a meeting with Trump.

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‘Something nefarious going on’: Obama deputy chief of staff doesn’t buy White House claims on Trump’s health

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The deputy chief of staff for operations in the Obama administration broke down on Monday why the White House claims on President Donald Trump's surprise Saturday visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

Jim Messina, who also was the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, was interviewed Monday on MSNBC's "The Last Word" by anchor Lawrence O'Donnell.

O'Donnell noted the note the White House physician sent to White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham:

[caption id="attachment_1563602" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley to Stephanie Grisham.[/caption]

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Trump doctor denies the president underwent any ‘neurologic evaluations’ at Walter Reed Hospital

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The physician to the president claimed that President Donald Trump did not undergo "neurologic" evaluations during a surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham released a picture of a memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley, which was printed on "Office of the Press Secretary" letterhead.

The memo was sent to Grisham.

On Saturday, Grisham had claimed the purpose of the visit was to conduct a "partial" physical. Dr. Conley referred to the visit as an "interim check up."

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