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Conservatives freak out over video of Confederate hat being torn by coffee house employee

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Last week, an employee at a coffee shop in Bethel, Connecticut took a Confederate flag hat belonging to a performer at an open mic night and tore it up in front of an audience while he played the banjo.

According to Danbury, CT’s News Times, the police were called and some threatened to boycott the Molten Java cafe where the incident took place.

But as soon as right-wingers online got a hold of it, all hell broke loose.

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“One Molten Java coffee shop employee apparently couldn’t take the sight of a Confederate flag baseball cap inside the Bethel, Connecticut, coffee shop any longer,” read the lede to an article posted on The Blaze, owned by former Fox News host Glenn Beck, about the incident.

According to the right-wing Blunt Force Truth blog, the employee used “a knife to slash [the hat] to pieces on stage.”

“People actually act like this in public,” wrote blogger Danielle Jackson at the conspiracy theory-peddling Project Republic Today. “And that is scary.”

It was even picked up by Breitbart News Daily’s Facebook page, which linked to the original News Times article and described the employee’s “angry reaction” to the hat.


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NYU doctors told they can withhold ventilators from some patients — and warned not to tell the press

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On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that New York University's Langone Health has told emergency room doctors that they have "sole discretion" over who gets to use ventilators, and that they are empowered to "think critically about who we intubate" and "withhold futile intubations."

The email, sent out on March 28 from ER chief Dr. Robert Femia, also warned that doctors who talk to the press about this policy could face discipline.

NYU Langone Health spokesman Jim Mandler said Dr. Femia’s email was merely reiterating policy that is always in place at the hospital, and added that the center is "not at the point in which these judgments need to be made within the current scope of care."

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Why is Trump obsessively trying to humiliate this PBS reporter? It’s not working

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President Donald Trump can’t stop himself from trying to humiliate PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor.

On Monday, he lashed out at her for pointing out that the United States’ coronavirus testing regime is lagging behind that of other nations, such as South Korea, on a per capita basis.

He immediately became defensive, saying that the United States is much less dense than South Korea. He pushed her to see if she knew the size of the population of Seoul, the country’s capital. He falsely claimed that its population was 38 million, when in fact, it’s under 10 million. (Some pointed out that he might have gotten this fact wrong because Wikipedia lists the city’s elevation as “38 m.”)

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‘Megxit’: Harry and Meghan formally quit royal life

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family on Tuesday, as they start a controversial new life in the United States.

The couple have already relocated to California, according to reports, after announcing in January that they intended to quit royal life and "work to become financially independent".

The decision means they will no longer carry out duties on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II and are giving up their office within the monarchy in Britain.

It follows reports Meghan was deeply unhappy with life inside the centuries-old institution and increasing complaints from the couple about media intrusion.

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