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‘Halloween’ display of black person being lynched angers Pennsylvania bar patrons

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A bar owner in Pennsylvania defended putting up a “Halloween” decoration that appeared to depict a black man being hung by claiming it was supposed to be a devil.

Images of the disturbing decoration at the Kickstand bar in Elizabeth that showed a mask the owner claims is of a devil but that many onlookers said looks like a black man went viral on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit.

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“Kickstand Bar in Elizabeth has insanely racist decor,” read the subject line on a post in the r/Pittsburgh subreddit.

“According to them it represents the devil,” a Twitter user wrote in a post accompanied by a photo of the decoration. “According to me it’s racism.”

https://twitter.com/ashlynbrierre/status/1060708680998572034

One Facebook user also claimed she walked out on her check when she saw the decoration at the bar.

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Adam Schiff moves to implicate Pence in the Ukraine scandal as Republicans go off the rails

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In the panoply of contradictory and incoherent defenses of Donald Trump, a favorite of Republicans has been to harp on the claim that witnesses to Trump's extortion scheme against Ukraine were all "second-hand" or "third-hand." This has always been confounding, as the official summary readout of the famous phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shows Trump clearly conditioning military aid and U.S. support on Zelensky giving a public boost to Trump's conspiracy theories about former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders. The witnesses so far have simply affirmed what the written record demonstrates amply.

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Why saying ‘OK boomer’ at work is considered age discrimination – but millennial put-downs aren’t

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The phrase “OK boomer” has become a catch-all put-down that Generation Zers and young millennials have been using to dismiss retrograde arguments made by baby boomers, the generation of Americans who are currently 55 to 73 years old.

Though it originated online and primarily is fueling memes, Twitter feuds and a flurry of commentary, it has begun migrating to real life. Earlier this month, a New Zealand lawmaker lobbed the insult at an older legislator who had dismissed her argument about climate change.

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Republicans are getting scared about Gordon Sondland’s Wednesday impeachment testimony: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland may be the most dangerous witness for President Donald Trump in the impeachment hearings so far, and that's in part because he has a lot to lose.

And according to CNN's Shimon Prokuecz, his scheduled testimony for Wednesday morning is making Republicans nervous:

Multiple GOP sources say they are most worried about what Gordon Sondland will do tomorrow - and whether he will turn on the President. The fear, Republicans say, is that he could undercut the last GOP defense. @mkraju

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