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Interrogator from crown prince’s inner circle fingered by Saudis in Jamal Khashoggi assassination

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CNN reported late Friday that a member of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud’s inner circle has been relieved of his position and fingered as the killer of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

According to a statement released on Saudi state TV that 18 Saudi nationals have been detained for what happened. The Saudis are also saying that Khashoggi’s death was the result of a “fist fight,” not an interrogation, torture and dismemberment.

The statement did not reveal who gave the order to detain Khashoggi or why the Saudi nationals flew over to Turkey to meet the man. It was revealed Thursday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heard the recording of the death of Khashoggi and he gave a strong warning to the Saudis. That tape has not been released to the public, however.

President Donald Trump has claimed that “rogue killers” were responsible for the crime, and the Saudis seem to have adopted this same message, blaming a rogue member of the Crown Prince’s inner circle. The Saudis have also said that they need 30 days to conduct their investigation, but this announcement was made at 1:00 a.m. local Riyadh time.

The government had previously said that they had nothing to do with it and that they knew with certainty that Khashoggi left the embassy. When questions arose for proof, the Saudis couldn’t deliver. Saying now that they know he was murdered may present more questions about the initial claims by the Saudis.

UPDATE: CNN later reported that the Saudis said it was a “chokehold” not a “fistfight.”

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‘Black students don’t tip’: Texas restaurant says forcing African-American kids to pay gratuity is not racist

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A restaurant in Cypress, Texas has come under fire after an employee allegedly said that black students "don't tip."

Brittany Blakney told KPRC that she and her friends went to Locatelli’s restaurant to celebrate graduating from Prairie View A&M University.

Blakney said that she was surprised to find out that the server had already added a 15% gratuity to her check.

“He said, 'Black students from Prairie View don’t tip,'” she recalled.

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Supreme Court rejects Virginia GOP’s last-ditch attempt to block fair legislative elections

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On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down their decision in Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, shutting down the Virginia GOP's last ditch effort to rig the upcoming state legislative election taking place this November.

In 5-4 decision, the justices held that the House of Delegates has no standing to appeal the decision made by the lower court. The vote broke along unusual lines, with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg writing for a majority with Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch, and Justice Samuel Alito writing a dissent joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Stephen Breyer and Brett Kavanaugh.

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Gun-loving Parkland teen loses admission to Harvard over racist texts

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A pro-gun Parkland school shooting survivor has lost his admission to Harvard University over recently revealed racist remarks.

Kyle Kashuv broke with many of his classmates on gun safety laws after a February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, and he was accepted to attend the Ivy League university after working as a conservative activist.

However, the 18-year-old Kashuv announced Monday, that admission was rescinded after texts and other derogatory comments he made nearly two years ago were reported.

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