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GOP lawmaker in Virginia goes ‘ballistic’ over anti-gun violence license plate

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Though a vast majority of members of the Virginia House of Delegates voted in favor of releasing an anti-gun violence vanity license plate, eight Republicans dissented because it singled out “a particular type of violence.”

“We’re the snowflakes,” the plate’s sponsor, Del. Marcus Simon (D) of Fairfax, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “But these guys see ‘gun violence’ on anything and they go ballistic.”

House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R) accused Simon of “trying to build a narrative that gun violence is somehow different from regular violence.”

Simon rebutted that if the House Majority Leader disapproves he can “get his own bill and his own license plate.”

Virginia is known for their many specialized vanity plates. The Times-Dispatch noted that the state has numerous license plates featuring “messages on controversial political issues,” typically requested by outside groups. The state has both pro and anti-abortion license plates, a “Don’t Tread on Me” Tea Party license plate and another with an image of Virginian Confederate general Robert E. Lee. They already have, the newspaper noted, a plate that supports the National Rifle Association.

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Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt

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The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi was "terminated immediately" after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.

When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."

A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."

A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.

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George Conway calls out fears Trump will compromise new US intelligence initiative aimed at Russia

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On Saturday, George Conway drew attention to a specific passage of a new article from The New York Times about the intelligence community's efforts to counterattack the Russian power grid, in response to years of covert Kremlin attacks on our own:

“[O]fficials described...hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for concern...that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials, as he did in 2017 when he mentioned a sensitive operation...to the Russian foreign minister.” https://t.co/BXTjjXBmia

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Trump goes on ‘TOTAL LOSERS’ tirade with manic tweet attacking ‘totally out of control’ media

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