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Oregon city council sorry after member says he’ll ‘spit’ on gay man’s grave when he dies from ‘anally injected’ AIDS

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The city council of Echo, Oregon offered a formal apology for the actions of one member who told a gay man he would “spit on his grave” after he died of AIDS.

According to the East Oregonian, Echo City Councilor Lou Nakapalau got into an argument with filmmaker Joe Wilson — a gay man who makes documentaries about members of the LGBTQ community — on Facebook when he made the offensive comment.

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“When you croak of AIDS (Anally Injected Death Serum) I’ll spit on your grave,” Nakapalau wrote to Wilson, before adding an anti-gay slur.

Nakapalau later deleted the post after it created a firestorm, and his Facebook history showed him altering another post to remove profanities.

Pressured by the council to apologize, Nakapalau refused, forcing them to take a vote and issue their own statement.

“The Echo City Council would like to extend its sincerest apology to those who were offended by comments made by a council member in a Facebook dialog reported by the East Oregonian,” the statement reads. “Comments of individual council members on their personal social media accounts do not have any endorsement or approval of the council as a whole nor do they represent city policy.”

The statement was issued at the most recent council meeting as Nakapalau sat silently while he was criticized by voters who turned out to voice their displeasure.

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“I’m absolutely disgusted and think any self-respecting council would throw him off,” said local Jenny Sullivan.


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WATCH: CNN uses video to bust Trump for lying and stealing credit for veterans program signed by Obama

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Reacting to Donald Trump's abrupt departure from his Saturday press conference after he was pressed by a CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid for lying and taking credit for a veterans bill signed into law by former President Barack Obama, CNN's Victor Blackwell shared clips of the former president announcing the signing in 2014 and Trump attempting to steal credit yesterday.

According to Blackwell, "One of President Trump's go-to lies is his role in passing Veterans Choice. You saw it at the end of the news conference when he walked away. Well that was when he was faced with a question why he said that he passed Choice and Accountability for the V.A."

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Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing

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The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race.

Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima -- twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear age and gave Japan the bleak distinction of being the only country to be struck by atomic weapons.

Survivors, their relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended a remembrance ceremony in Nagasaki where they called for world peace.

Participants offered a silent prayer at 11:02 am (0202 GMT), the time the second and last nuclear weapon used in wartime was dropped over the city.

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Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of Beirut.

?After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government,? she said in a statement carried by local media, apologising to the Lebanese public for failing them.

A number of MPs also submitted their resignations a day earlier due to the explosions.

On Saturday afternoon, thousands took to streets in downtown Beirut in anti-government protests that demand the overhaul of the political system, days after massive explosions.

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