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Philadelphia police investigating after shocking photo appears to show cop in blackface

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Philadelphia police officer Hung Nguyen posted a photograph of himself in blackface on his Facebook account, according to a local activist.

Black Lives Matter activist Asa Khalif saw a photo of Nguyen wearing blackface and demanded the police station investigate the matter.

“Meet Philadelphia Police Officer Hung Nguyen badge number #6659 posted this picture of him in blackface on his FB page. I’m asking Commissioner Richard Ross to immediately fire the officer,” he tweeted.

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Khalif said he asked police Commissioner Richard Ross to “publicly denounce” the action.

“Commissioner Ross can no longer deny the racism and anti-blackness in his police force. I’m asking the commissioner to suspend and fire the officer. No delay,” Khalif told PhillyVoice.

According to the department’s public affairs office, the department is aware of the photo and the situation is being investigated.

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Mike Pence’s office blocks top health officials from CNN as punishment

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Vice President Mike Pence has kept the nation's top health officials from appearing on CNN since the network stopped carrying the daily coronavirus briefings in their entirety.

The vice president's office, which is responsible for booking those officials to deliver pandemic information, told CNN that Dr. Deborah Birx or Dr. Anthony Fauci would not be permitted to appear on the network until it carries the briefings, including Pence's remarks, in full.

"When you guys cover the briefings with the health officials then you can expect them back on your air," a Pence spokesperson told CNN.

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‘Well-spoken cultist’: Bill Barr trashed for praising ‘statesmanlike’ Trump and urging an end to COVID-19 lockdowns

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During an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham Wednesday night, Attorney General Bill Barr praised President Trump's "statesman-like" effort at the "beginning" of the coronavirus epidemic where he "tried to bring people together" while "working with all the governors" -- a characterization that did not go over well with many of the President's critics on Twitter.

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The Supreme Court is poised to extend gun rights at the worst possible time

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“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” —Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

As the deadly COVID-19 contagion sweeps across the country, gun sales are surging, spurred in many regions by panic buying and purchases by first-time firearm owners. Fearful and insecure Americans are taking advantage of weak and ineffective gun-control laws and stocking up, as President Trump might say, “like never before.”

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