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More Proud Boys charged for Manhattan riot — including secret unnamed indictments

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Court records show that eight members of the far-right “Proud Boys” group have been charged over their alleged involvement in an October street brawl with anti-fascist protesters in New York City.

Data scientist and hate group researcher Emily Gorcenski noted on Twitter that there appear to be two more names added to the list of defendants for the October 12 fight that went largely ignored by the NYPD at the time.

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“New York State court records show two more names on the Proud Boy case number: Jake Freijo and Erik Kaczynski,” Gorcenski tweeted alongside a screenshot of all the defendants’ names.

In subsequent tweets, the data scientist said the two additional Proud Boys face charges similar to the other group members related to rioting and assault.

Until Gorcenski publicized the updated defendant list, it was only known that six Proud Boys had been charged in relation to the brawl.

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In a video announcing his resignation from the group, Vice co-founder and Proud Boys leader Gavin McInnes referred to the “NYC 9” who were charged for the fight.

It remains unclear who the ninth defendant may be.

McInnes said in his resignation video that he was “reluctantly” quitting to help “alleviate [the members’] sentencing” and prove that the Proud Boys are not a “gang.” He released the video days after news broke that the FBI considers the group “extremists” with “ties to white nationalism.”

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‘Kiss Florida goodbye’: Voto Latino head warns Democrats of coming 2020 debacle

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy," Voto Latino CEO María Teresa Kumar said Democrats should not count on taking Florida's 29 electoral votes in the upcoming 2020 presidential election if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the at the top of the ticket.

During a fairly contentious panel discussion on the viability of Sanders as a candidate due to self-identifying as a democratic socialist, Kumar claimed that would not play well Florida's Latino community.

"All I can think about when David [Corn] was unpacking it for us, we can all agree is you can kiss Florida goodbye," she explained. "I say that, Floridians -- Latinos that have fled socialism, they have fled and they are in Florida and they have sensibilities that are different from the rest of the Latino community."

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CNN’s Bakari Sellers schools Rick Santorum over claim Trump is not part of the ‘extreme hard right’

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During a panel discussion on CNN's State of the Union, contributor Bakari Sellers set fellow panelist Rick Santorum straight after he tried to claim that Donald Trump doesn't take far-right positions.

Following a discussion on Sen. Bernie Sanders' Nevada caucus win, Santorum tried to note the major differences between Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Responding to conservative commentator Linda Chavez who called both Sanders and Trump "two angry people," Santorum remarked, "I wanted to take issue with what Linda said: two angry folks representing the extremes, and I would agree with that, with Bernie Sanders, and he is representing, no question, the extreme of the Democratic Party and he says that he is a socialist and he is angry, I agree."

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GOP lawmakers melt down after Maryland AP history class teacher uses illustration to compare Trump to Nazis

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According to a report from the Washington Times, Maryland Republicans are up in arms after an AP history teacher at a local high school used a slide to illustrate similarities between Donald Trump's policies and those of the Nazis.

The report states, "A slide used in an Advanced Placement history class at Loch Raven High School in Towson shows a picture of Trump above pictures of a Nazi swastika and a flag of the Soviet Union. Two captions read 'wants to round up a group of people and build a giant wall' and 'oh, THAT is why it sounds so familiar!'"

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