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Arizona GOP thwarts efforts to oust racist state rep busted on child pornography charges

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Arizona Republicans will not continue their push to oust a racist state representative busted on child pornography charges in the 1980s, reports the Arizona Daily Star.

Rep. David Stringer had been under fire but will now get “a chance to explain his 1980s arrest and comments about race and immigration to the House Ethics Committee.”

Stringer had said black students “don’t blend in” and claimed integrated classes are a bad idea because there aren’t “enough white kids to go around.” Many lawmakers and the city council in his hometown encouraged him to resign but he refused.

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Phoenix New Times unearthed records showing that Stringer had been busted on several sex crimes in the 1980s while living in Maryland. The records show he plead guilty to three charges.

Stringer’s record was expunged by Maryland courts, but a portion was sent to New Times. The court then ordered the paper to destroy the records, with Editor Stuart Warner refusing and saying it was his duty to publish them.

Stringer has refused to discuss the issue with several publications.

Democrats had sought to have a fast vote to throw Stringer out of the statehouse but Republicans thwarted it.

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“We have a process, a process that I’m sure everybody in this room would like to be treated the same way with,” said House Majority Leader Warren Petersen, a Republican from the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert.

Arizona’s Republican governor is among those calling for Stringer to resign.


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American neo-Nazis now see 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden as a role model: report

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A new report from Vice claims that white supremacist organizations are increasingly viewing Osama Bin Laden, the late mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as a role model whose actions can influence the future of their movement.

The report finds that neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division has recently started using Bin Laden's image in its propaganda while also promoting Islamist extremists' willingness to commit mass murder in the name of their religion as something that should be inspiring to American white nationalists.

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REVEALED: The Saudis have also been pumping cash into Trump’s infamous Scotland golf resort

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It's not just the American military whose members have been spending cash at President Donald Trump's golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland.

Politico reports that "a group of Saudi royals stayed at the resort for about a week at the tail end of extended travel" and that they brought "a party of 25 people and more than a hundred pieces of luggage."

Trump's Turnberry resort has become controversial because members of the military have stayed there at taxpayer expense during refueling operations at Prestwick Airport, which is located roughly 20 miles away from the president's resort.

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Trump’s childhood home fails to sell — and is now scheduled for the auction block

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Donald Trump's childhood home in Queens, New York, is set to go on auction after failing to sell for $2.9 million, reports The New York Times.

The real estate company facilitating the bidding is banking on either Trump haters or Trump fans taking an interest in the five-bedroom property, which is filled with images of Trump. “I’m sure there are investors, especially Trump supporters—and maybe even some Trump haters—who would love to buy the property,” Misha Haghani, founder of Paramount Realty, told the New York Times.

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