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White vacationers complain woman ‘ruined our whole trip’ to Statue of Liberty by protesting family separations

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NBC New York spoke to a group of white vacationers who complained that their vacation was “ruined” by a woman staging a protest at the Statue of liberty.

For nearly three hours on the Fourth of July, a woman scaled the Statue of Liberty and refused to leave in order to protest President Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their family. Although Trump has said he temporarily halted the family separation policy, the woman said that she would not come down until all families were reunited.

The woman was later identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou, a black activist affiliated with the pro-immigrant group Rise and Resist.

A group of vacationers told the NBC station that they had to be evacuated from the park over the protest.

“We didn’t even spend more than 10 minutes there,” one woman said. “It was just nothing.”

One man accused Okoumou of ruining his vacation.

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“I think there’s a right way of protesting, a legal way of protesting,” he said. “And she just ruined our whole trip!”

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Evangelical calls out Christian right for continuing to oppose therapeutic weed: ‘America is sick’

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In a column for the New York Times, religion writer Jonathan Merritt made the Christian case to evangelicals who aligned themselves with the Republican Party during the Ronald Reagan era to accept that therapeutic marijuana could ease the suffering of hundreds of thousands of pain sufferers -- and that Jesus would approve.

According to Merritt, who admits he grew up the son of an evangelical pastor, that he was raised to believe that "marijuana was just one more sinful tool that the devil used to shred America’s moral fabric."

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Florida city agrees to pay $600,000 ransom to hackers

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A Florida town has agreed to pay a $600,000 ransom in Bitcoin after hackers paralyzed its computer systems.

The payment was authorized this week by the city council of Riviera Beach, which is located north of Miami and has a population of around 32,500, the Palm Beach Post reported.

According to the newspaper, the virus that shut down the city's computer systems was unleashed on May 29 by an employee of the city's police department who opened a phishing email.

The city posted a notice to the public on its website on June 5 stating it had "experienced a data security event" and was "working with our internal management team and third party consultants to address all issues."

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Matt Gaetz gets laughed at after his attempt to derail Mueller hearing hilariously backfires

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tried to turn the latest hearing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election into a hearing on border security -- and then got hilariously shut down by one of the panelists.

During his allotted time, Gaetz changed the subject away entirely from the Mueller report and decided to grill one of the witnesses for her views on border security.

In particular, Gaetz asked Carrie Cordero, a Robert M. Gates senior fellow and general counsel at the Center for New American Security, about her work writing about the security problems posed by Mexican drug cartels.

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