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Boston cops slammed for honoring a white man to celebrate Black History Month

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The Boston Police Department is taking heat after it sent out a tweet that celebrated Black History Month by honoring a white man.

Local news station Fox 25 Boston reports that the Boston Police Department on Sunday night commemorated Black History Month in the city by paying tribute to Red Auerbach, the legendary Boston Celtics coach whom the department credited for being the first National Basketball Association coach to draft a black player back in 1950.

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Although Auerbach’s place as a legend in NBA history is unquestioned, one local politician questioned why the BPD couldn’t find any actual black Bostonians to celebrate during Black History Month.

“Only in Boston do the police honor Red Auerbach for Black History Month,” said Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson. “So we already have the shortest month and now this.”

The department decided to delete the tweet early on Sunday morning and issued an apology for unintentionally offending people.

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“BPD realizes that an earlier tweet may have offended some and we apologize for that,” the department said. “Our intentions were never to offend. It has been taken down.”

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Ex-GOP lawmaker drops the mic on Lindsey Graham: ‘A political opportunist who will flop with the winds’

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Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told Vox.com's Sean Illing this week that he hasn't seen that much change between the Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that we saw before President Donald Trump's election and the Lindsey Graham we see today.

Over the course of a lengthy interview, Illing asked Jolly how anyone could compare the statements that Graham made about Trump in 2016 with the fierce defenses he's recently been making of the president and not conclude that the South Carolina senator is a blatant fraud.

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Nikki Haley buried for Confederate flag ‘heritage’ defense: ‘Pleading to Trump to make her the VP right here’

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Former South Carolina governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley stepped in it on Friday afternoon after making the bizarre claim that the Confederate flag was a symbol of "service, and sacrifice, and heritage" until convicted murderer Dylann Roof "hijacked" it.

During an interview with conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, Haley stated, "“Here is this guy who comes out with this manifesto, holding the Confederate flag. And [he] had just hijacked everything that people thought of. We don’t have hateful people in South Carolina — there’s always the small minority, that’s always going to be there — but people saw it as service and sacrifice and heritage, but once he did that, there was no way to overcome it.”

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Trump and Giuliani had ties to mobsters portrayed in ‘The Irishman’

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Both President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani have ties to the mobsters depicted in Martin Scorsese’s new film, "The Irishman."

The film is based on the 2003 book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, by Charles Brandt, who paints a portrait of corrupt union bosses and hitmen who had business ties to Trump decades ago, reported Rolling Stone.

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