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Black trash collector finds ‘slave’ doll lynched in his truck — along with racist warning

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A black couple in Florida were shocked to find a “slave doll” with a seemingly threatening message for them at their shared place of work — and say their employer has yet to find out who left it.

Orlando’s WKMG reported that Steven Parks, who works with his wife for the Waste Pro garbage management company, found the doll in his truck earlier in December.

“Somebody hanged a ‘slave’ doll and they wrote on it, ‘You 2 (expletive) go back to Philly,'” Parks said. “The only two people who work here that are from Philadelphia are me and my wife.”

He told WKMG that he called Waste Pro’s human resources department “several times,” but nothing had been done about the doll. He then contacted the news station.

When WKMG contacted Waste Pro, a representative said they called the local Groveland Police Department immediately upon learning of the incident and that the company is conducting an internal investigation.

Groveland City Manager Mike Hein confirmed the investigation to the news station and discussed it as a potential “hate crime.”

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“We are putting our full resources toward this investigation,” Hein said. “Hate crimes, hate speech and acts of bias will not be tolerated.”

You can watch WKMG’s report on the doll and interview with Parks below:

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US foes are goading Trump because they know he’s a ‘blow-hard and full of bluster’: CNN analyst

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President Donald Trump walked back from the brink of atrocities last week, from calling off a military strike against Iran to pushing back planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in major American cities.

On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told anchor Wolf Blitzer how foreign adversaries have been emboldened to challenge Trump — because for all his bombast, they know they are calling a bluff.

"I think Donald Trump is pretty well a known quantity at this point," said Toobin. "I mean, I think people around the world know he's a blowhard, knows he's full of bluster. But that's no reason to get into a war."

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New York Times admits they ‘downplayed’ the rape allegation against Trump

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On Monday, The New York Times issued a mea culpa for the nature of their coverage of the allegation by advice columnist E. Jean Carroll that President Donald Trump raped her in a department store in the 1990s.

"After an article last week reported the advice columnist E. Jean Carroll's rape allegations against President Trump, some readers accused The Times of downplaying the story," wrote staff editor Laura Takenaga. "Many have written to ask us why we didn't give the allegations more attention on our website and in print ... Some questioned whether the lack of prominence showed too much deference to the president's denials, or whether it even suggested misogyny or an unwillingness to believe a victim's account."

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Joe Sestak is the 24th Democratic candidate to enter the 2020 race

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Former Pennsylvania Representative and 3-star general in the US Navy, Joe Sestak, 67, has made history - as the 24th candidate to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

The field is already saturated with candidates young, old, black, white, gay, straight, and every descriptor in between. Diversity - it's a thing - and we embrace it. But 24?

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