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NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks ban four fans for life after racist attack on black player

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Four fans have been banned from attending Blackhawk hockey games at Chicago’s United Center after being caught on tape racially taunting Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly, the Associated Press reported Monday.

“Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks,” team spokesperson Adam Rogowin said.

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The fans were ejected on Saturday after chanting, “basketball, basketball, basketball” at Smith-Pelly, who is black, while he was in the penalty box.

“There’s absolutely no place in the game of hockey or our country for racism,” Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said after the game. “I think it’s disgusting, and there’s no place for it. Athletes in our country don’t deserve that. It just shows ignorance.”

The National Hockey League has declared the month of February is ‘Hockey Is For Everyone’ as a campaign to promote inclusion in the sport.

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Nunes complains about his own witness’ hearings going ‘longer’ because it’s ‘getting into prime time’

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Devin Nunes

At Tuesday's hearing, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), ranking member of the House Intelligence Community, flew into a rage over committee rules, complaining that the hearing with witnesses he himself had called was "getting into prime time."

"For everyone watching, this is another example of how out of control this process has become, where the Democrats just magically give themselves additional minutes, which they're right, in the special rule they wrote they can do, but you would at least think they would have the decency to tell us you have 15 minutes more," whined Nunes. "I would say you can go four hours, five hours. We'll give you all you want. You can keep digging. Deeper the hole you dig, the more viewers turn off."

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Trump pardoned Edward Gallagher for war crimes — but the Navy is still ousting him from the SEALs: report

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The acceptability of committing war crimes while in uniform is putting the U.S. Navy on a collision course with President Donald Trump's White House.

"The Navy SEAL at the center of a high-profile war crimes case has been ordered to appear before Navy leaders Wednesday morning, and is expected to be notified that the Navy intends to oust him from the elite commando force," The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing "two Navy officials."

"The move could put the SEAL commander, Rear Adm. Collin Green, in direct conflict with President Trump, who last week cleared the sailor, Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, of any judicial punishment in the war crimes case. Military leaders opposed that action as well as Mr. Trump’s pardons of two soldiers involved in other murder cases," the newspaper reported.

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Sorry Devin Nunes: Impeachment TV ratings aren’t down — they’re up and ‘the best all year’

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The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee misinformed viewers of the impeachment hearing with a falsehood while going out of his way to insult witnesses.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) attempted to downplay testimony from Ambassador Kurt Volker and former NSC official Tim Morrison.

"Well, Ambassador and Mr. Morrison, I have some bad news for you, TV ratings are way down," Nunes claimed.

"Way down," he repeated.

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