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California student who made racist jokes about slaves beaten upon return from punishment

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A California high school student who cracked jokes about whipping slaves was beaten up after returning from an unspecified disciplinary action.

The Clovis student took part in a Snapchat conversation with other members of the Future Farmers of America, and screen shots of the exchange were widely circulated on Twitter, reported the Fresno Bee.

The teens referred to black people as slaves and the N-word, and joked about taking a jet “over to Africa and smuggle a new one over.”

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One teen, identified as “Williammm,” shared an illustration of a white slave owner whipping a slave, captioned with: “I’m punishing him.”

“I caught my house (N-word) looking at chevys on Craigslist so I lynched him and his kids,” said another teen, named “Jackson.”

A Buchanan High School student who was punished for his participation in the chat returned to school Thursday, but it’s not clear whether he was suspended or been on independent study.

A video circulating on social media shows a black classmate approach the white teen, who says he’s not doing anything.

The black student then begins punching the white student, and the fight spills into a nearby classroom.

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School staff intervened within seconds to stop the fight, said a school district spokeswoman.

“What is shown on the seconds-long video appears to clearly violate the district’s student discipline policies,” said Kelly Avants, spokeswoman for Clovis Unified School District. “To underscore the unacceptable nature of such behavior, any student found to be in violation of our student discipline, zero tolerance or bullying policies faces disciplinary consequences.”

The school refused to identify the students, but classmates said the white teen had taken part of the Snapchat conversation.

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Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney

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The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.

Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.

"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.

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Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.

For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.

Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.

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‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff

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CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.

"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.

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