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Kushner ‘jokingly’ told Time Warner it should fire 20% of CNN’s staff over their election coverage

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In February, President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner told an executive at CNN’s parent company Time Warner that they should fire 20 percent of the cable news agency’s staff.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Kushner told Gary Ginsburg, Time Warner’s executive vice president of corporate marketing and a former lawyer for the Clinton White House that “CNN should fire percent of its staff because they were so wrong in their analysis of the election and how it would turn out, people familiar with the matter say.”

The White House now claims Kushner made the comments in jest — but at “Time Warner, it wasn’t taken lightly.” CNN has been a favorite punching bag for Trump, who has maligned the network repeatedly on the campaign trail, after winning last year’s election, and since taking office this January.

The revelation of those comments came days after reports that the Department of Justice was pressuring Time Warner to sell CNN before approving the telecom giant’s merger with AT&T. Though AT&T’s CEO claimed that no such request had been made, CNN staffers told The Daily Beast that they are “stunned” and “scared” in light of the news.

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Alabama is prosecuting a pregnant woman for manslaughter for being shot in the stomach — but not her shooter

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On Wednesday, AL.com reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, was indicted on manslaughter charges.

Her crime? Allegedly instigating a fight that led to her being shot in the stomach and losing her pregnancy. The woman who actually shot her, on the other hand — 23-year-old Ebony Jemison — is walking free after a grand jury rejected the case against her.

Immediately after the shooting, which allegedly stemmed from a fight over the baby's father and took place outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, in December, prosecutors announced their intention to charge Jones for having a miscarriage.

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Trump supporters shout down Hillary Clinton in Miami ahead of debate — even though she’s not there

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Supporters of President Donald Trump held a small rally outside of the Miami, Florida debate site, where they seemed to be confused about who was running in 2020.

According to NBC News reporter Allan Smith, the supporters had a megaphone where they were shouting "Lock her up!"

A few Trump supporters outside the debate hall in Miami chanting "lock her up" into a megaphone

— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 26, 2019

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Soccer star slams Trump for attacking her teammate: He hates women he ‘cannot control or grope’

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On Wednesday, U.S. Women's Soccer champion Ali Krieger rebuked President Donald Trump for his attacks on her teammate Megan Rapinoe, saying that the president feels threatened by women that he "cannot control or grope":

In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.

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