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Racist basketball fan who used slur against Spurs player identified and banned in Cleveland

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The Cleveland fan who taunted a member of the San Antonio Spurs with a racist slur has been identified and banned by the team, Cleveland.com reports.

During a nationally televised game on Sunday, the fan taunted Spurs guard Patty Mills, who is of indigenous Australian descent, about his hair.

“Hey Jamaica called, they want their bobsledder back. Hey Mills, Jamaica just called, they want their bobsledder back!” the fan yelled.

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The racist taunt was audible on the broadcast.

Team security was able to identify the man, who they did not name, and he will be unwelcome at Cavs games for a year.

“I’ve found how important it is for me to be a role model for indigenous Australians,” Mills said. “Last night’s incident is something that’s not new to me. I’ve ignored a lot of stuff growing up as an indigenous Australian and over here in the NBA as well. Look, last night’s incident was a mere example of stuff that still exists in sports today… Racism does still exist in sports today, and we can do a lot more.”

Watch Mills talk to an Australian TV station about “being strong and taking the high road” below.

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George Conway runs Twitter poll to let public decide just how ‘dumb & nutty’ Trump is after whistleblower meltdown

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George Conway, top Washington, DC lawyer and spouse to senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, couldn't help but take a jab at President Donald Trump's latest tweet.

The president disputed the reports that he made such an absurd promise to a foreign leader that an intelligence officer was forced to file a whistleblower complaint. The Inspector General also found the complaint worthy of escalation and the information became public.

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‘Presidential harassment’: Trump snarls at DNI whistleblower in Twitter freakout

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President Donald Trump denied explosive claims that he made an inappropriate "promise" to a foreign leader in a phone call -- while also conceding that such conversations are monitored by U.S. intelligence.

A whistleblower complaint was filed against the president last month, which acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire refuses to share with the House Intelligence Committee, and the Washington Post cited two former U.S. officials who say the complaint was prompted by the phone call.

"Another Fake News story out there - It never ends!" Trump griped. "Virtually anytime I speak on the phone to a foreign leader, I understand that there may be many people listening from various U.S. agencies, not to mention those from the other country itself. No problem!"

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Officer won’t face charges after killing black man who didn’t have bicycle light

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A Wisconsin police officer will not face charges after he chased and killed a black man who did not have a bicycle light.

According to WITI, Police Sgt. Eric Giese of Mount Pleasant will not be charged in the killing of 18-year-old Ty'Rese West.

Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson said that she determined that Giese actions "fall under the privilege of self-defense."

Dwight Person, West's father, father demanded to see a "thorough investigation done, and also to see Eric Giese locked up."

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