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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.

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“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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Lindsey Graham backs up Trump’s widely condemned impeachment tirade: ‘A lynching in every sense!’

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President Donald Trump's widely condemned comparison of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry to a "lynching" has the support of at least one Republican senator.

As reported by The Hill's Alex Bolton, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday agreed that with the president's characterization of the House Democrats' efforts to hold him accountable.

"This is a lynching in every sense!" Graham said.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) similarly agreed with Graham that House Democrats' efforts to impeach the president amount to a "lynching," as reported by Politico's Burgess Everett.

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Donald Trump is mirroring the career path of Vladimir Putin: Scientology doc maker Alex Gibney

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According to the director of the "Going Clear," the definitive documentary on Scientology, the rise of both Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin neatly mirror each other in the way that they have propelled themselves into office by using media manipulation as their most potent weapon.

As part of a discussion with the Daily Beast about his latest work, Citizen K, a look at the life of Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Alex Gibney said Putin's career trajectory became a major part of his story -- and he noticed extraordinary parallels with Trump.

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Princeton historian delivers the definitive smackdown of Trump’s ‘insulting’ lynching tweet

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Princeton University History Professor Kevin Kruse on Tuesday delivered a thorough takedown of President Donald Trump's claim that House Democrats' impeachment inquiry represents a "lynching."

In calling the tweet "twelve different kinds of bullsh*t," Kruse began by discussing the constitutional mechanics of the impeachment process in the House that only require a bare majority of lawmakers to favor in order to advance. Concerns about due process in impeachment only come into play in the Senate, where the president is ensured a fair trial and where two-thirds of lawmakers are needed to convict the president and remove him from office.

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