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Rhode Island lawmaker apologizes for handouts that included tab screenshot of teen porn site

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A Rhode Island state representative has apologized for handing out documents to fellow lawmakers that included screenshots from a computer with open tabs leading to porn websites.

According to the Providence Journal, State Rep. Ramon Perez (D-District 13) brought printouts to a House Finance Committee to provide back-up for a automobile crash protection bill he is sponsoring. While the handouts showed a Wikipedia article he was referencing, the screenshot also showed open tabs to porn sites — including one labeled “teen,” and time-stamped for 2:07 a.m.

On Friday Perez apologized on Facebook, saying he was given the image by another person — whom he declined to identify — which was included with his documents.

“It was a mistake, and I recognize that,” he said. “My fault.”

According to House spokesperson Larry Berman, Perez gave the document to the clerk of the Finance Committee who made copies and the distributed them to committee members. Once the images of the tabs were viewed, the page was quickly collected and a new document with only the Wikipedia page on it was redistributed.

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Lock him up? Democrats are pushing prosecution for Trump — but those calls alarm some law enforcement vets

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President Donald Trump -- whose rallies are still punctuated with "lock her up" chants" -- may face turnabout from his Democratic rivals.

Some Democratic candidates are openly threatening Trump with prosecution once he's out of office, and those taunts are alarming to some law enforcement veterans, reported Politico.

“Presidents aren’t supposed to suggest there be investigations or prosecutions of particular people, let alone their political rivals,” said Matt Axelrod, a former Justice Department senior official under Obama. “President Trump has flagrantly and repeatedly violated that norm, but that doesn’t mean the norm has been obliterated.”

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WATCH: Alabama GOP official berates reporter about Sodom and Gomorrah after she questions his anti-LGBT rant

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Republican Mobile County Treasurer Phil Benson defiantly told a reporter from a local news station to read the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah when she came to ask him about his recent anti-LGBT rant that he posted on Facebook.

The controversy surrounding Benson started when he reacted angrily to a story about a bakery getting sued for refusing to serve an LGBT wedding.

"Freaking queers have gotten too much sympathy," Benson wrote on Facebook in response to the story.

Local news station NBC 15 sent out reporter Andrea Ramey to question him about his remarks, and he tried to insist that she read Chapter 19 of Genesis, which details the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah over their tolerance of homosexuality.

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Charitable giving drops after GOP tax ‘cut’: report

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On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that charitable giving dropped 1.7 percent last year, adjusted for inflation, even as the economy surged.

The likely culprit? The GOP tax law, according to a report from Giving USA.

Although corporate donations rose 2.9 percent and foundation gifts rose 4.7 percent in the previous year, charitable donations from individuals — which is where the bulk of actual charity takes place — dropped 3.4 percent, the first time this has happened since the financial crisis.

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