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Ex-Infowars staffers accuse Alex Jones of groping and calling them racist and anti-Semitic names

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Former employees at the Infowars right-wing fringe website have filed complaints against host and founder Alex Jones, claiming he made racist and anti-Semitic comments and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace.

The Daily Mail reported Wednesday that former employee Rob Jacobson, who is Jewish, said Jones referred to him as Infowars’ “resident Jew,” and also purposefully mispronounced his last name as “Yacobson” around the office. Jacobson also claimed that Jones called him “beefcake,” a homophobic slur, as well.

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Former production assistant Ashley Beckford, meanwhile, said Jones groped her and asked her “who wouldn’t want to have a black wife?”

Jacobson, who worked for the company for 13 years before being fired last May, is suing Jones for “discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal” and has submitted a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Beckford, who also filed a EEOC complaint, said a senior manager called her a “coon” and that she was regularly “subjected to different terms and conditions of employment” based on her race. She accused Jones and other high-ranking employees at Free Speech Systems, Infowars’ parent company, of “commonly leering at women in the office” and making “sexual gestures and advances.”


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Scientists alarmed as first ever nest of giant ‘murder hornets’ is found in the United States

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After months of meticulous tracking, authorities in the western US state of Washington on Friday said they had uncovered the first ever nest of the deadly Asian giant hornet in the country.

The nest was found on Thursday by Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists on a property in Blaine, near the border with Canada, the agency said in a statement.

It added that an attempt to eradicate the nest of wasps -- the world's largest hornet species also known as the "murder hornet" -- would take place on Saturday.

"The successful detection of a nest comes after a WSDA trapper collected two live Asian giant hornets on October 21 (Wednesday), caught in a new type of trap the agency had placed in the area," the statement said.

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Mormons fed up with Trump’s vulgar rhetoric and behavior are flocking to the Democratic Party

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Mormons in the United States have traditionally been reliable Republican voters, but some members of the conservative church put off by President Donald Trump are switching sides and backing veteran Democrat Joe Biden.

Support for Trump among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which emphasizes family values and morals, is especially lagging among women.

Experts say that could have a significant impact in some key battleground states -- notably Arizona and Nevada, where Mormons represent six percent of the population.

"There are things about Biden that I don't agree with, but I think it's more important not to vote for Trump," said Melarie Wheat, a 36-year-old mother of five who lives in the western state of Utah, where the LDS Church is headquartered.

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‘Nuts!’ The Lincoln Project mocks Jared and Ivanka for their ‘comical’ threat to sue over Times Square billboards

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The Lincoln Project on Friday night fired back at White House advisors Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump for threatening to sue over billboards in Times Square attacking their response to the coronavirus crisis.

The ads show the couple smiling alongside coronavirus death tolls for New Yorkers and Americans.

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Kushner and Trump's attorney, Marc Kasowitz, on Friday sent a letter to the Lincoln Project warning that the billboards were defamatory. “Those ads show Ms. Trump smiling and gesturing toward a death count of Americans and New Yorkers, and attribute to Mr. Kushner the statement that “[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that’s their problem” (alteration in original), with body bags underneath,” the letter read.

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