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Pussy Riot slams Putin re-election at Mexico show

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The Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot — whose members served time in prison camps after criticizing the Moscow government — is rejecting President Vladimir Putin’s re-election.

“Today, Vladimir Putin won Russian elections for the fourth time, so we created this fucking music band because we didn’t want him to be our president, but then, literally, it became an international movement,” Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the group’s frontwoman, said Sunday during a show at a Mexican music festival.

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“And actually, anybody can be a Pussy Riot, all of you can be a Pussy Riot.”

Shortly before taking to the stage at the Vive Latino festival, the group also launched their latest single — “Elections.”

“it’s the election day in Russia (guess who’ll win??)” they wrote on Twitter.

The group also slammed the wave of violence against women gripping Mexico, where, according to the UN, more than seven women are killed every day.

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A loose feminist collective, Pussy Riot came onto the scene in 2012, the same year as the last Russian presidential election.

Members of the group were arrested during a performance of their “punk prayer” openly criticizing Putin at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

The sentencing of Tolokonnikova, Masha Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich to two years in prison camps for “hooliganism” and “inciting religious hatred” provoked outrage in the West.

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Samutsevich received a suspended sentence, while Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova spent 22 months in jail before being let out under a general amnesty on the eve of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.


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Trump gets triggered by ‘threats of impeaching’ Kavanaugh ‘over made up stories’ of sexual misconduct

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President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Democrats who have called for the impeachment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

After fresh evidence of sexual misconduct came to light over the weekend, several Democratic presidential candidates said that they support the impeachment of Kavanaugh.

By Sunday afternoon, Trump fired back on Twitter, comparing the case to the impeachment proceedings he is facing.

Can’t let Brett Kavanaugh give Radical Left Democrat (Liberal Plus) Opinions based on threats of Impeaching him over made up stories (sound familiar?), false allegations, and lies. This is the game they play. Fake and Corrupt News is working overtime! #ProtectKavanaugh

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A dive into the ‘deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic’ is the most frightening book of the year — and mandatory reading

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First a spoiler alert: Among the multiple apocalyptic revelations in Ben Westhoff’s Fentanyl, Inc.:  How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic is sour news for all hard drug users, from casual weekend abusers to full-time cocaine cowboys. In light of developments presented in this epic book in gruesome and unprecedented fashion, putting questionable substances up your nose, in your veins, or even on your tongue is highly discouraged from here on in.

“Any drug where it’s a powder or a pill, you just can’t trust it,” Westhoff said in an interview about his latest project. “There can be fentanyl in anything … [Home drug-testing kits] are getting very sophisticated, and there are websites you can consult, but in terms of going to a party and someone offering you some blow or something like that, it’s over.”

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‘He didn’t do nothing’: Black kids confront white Philly cops as they terrorize innocent student at bus stop

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A group of children called out Philadelphia police officers who said that they wanted the kids to be "shaking" from the confrontation.

Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser.

The video was posted by Twitter by a user named Asia who claimed to be a student waiting for her bus.

Instagram is helping this get out, but it needs more attraction. This Happened in Philadelphia,Pa on Thursday. A group of school kids and I were waiting for the bus at the bus stop when a cop car came to us, slowed down and stared at us then kept going down the street. pic.twitter.com/OrvOvWf3Oh

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