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Richard Spencer bounced a $10,000 check to rent out the University of Florida’s auditorium: report

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Emails between the University of Florida and Richard Spencer’s National Policy Institute think tank show that the white nationalist provocateur didn’t get his ducks in order before his speech in Gainesville last month — and that his $10,564 check bounced.

The Huffington Post, which acquired the emails, reported that NPI “bungled money, forgot appointments, and appear to have failed to read all of their rental contract.”

One exchange shows that NPI almost missed their October 6 deadline to rent out the room in which Spencer was to speak. The white nationalist group’s executive director Evan McLaren eventually sent the check using a same-day rush mail service, requiring a university employee to be there to pick it up at 10:30 PM. Soon after, the school alerted NPI that the check had bounced.

“We would like confirm with you that the check (#1014) with the amount of $10,564 paid by the National Policy Institute on 10/10/2017 was returned due to ‘Insufficient funds’ in payer’s bank account,” the university wrote to the NPI, alerting them that they’d incurred a “chargeback fee” due to the check bouncing.

A spokesperson for the university told HuffPost NPI eventually wired the money to the school.

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Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers

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Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.

The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.

The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.

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Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids

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Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.

"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.

The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.

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Border Patrol blocking Americans from donating toothbrushes and diapers for detained children

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Donald Trump on the US-Mexico Border

On Sunday, Austin Savage and five of his friends huddled into an SUV and went to an El Paso Target, loading up on diapers, wipes, soaps and toys.

About $340 later, the group headed to a Border Patrol facility holding migrant children in nearby Clint with the goal of donating their goods. Savage said he and his friends had read an article from The New York Times detailing chaos, sickness and filth in the overcrowded facility, and they wanted to help.

But when they arrived, they found that the lobby was closed. The few Border Patrol agents — Savage said there were between eight and 10 of them — moving in and out of a parking facility ignored them.

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