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Rick Santorum goes down in flames on CNN after claiming Black Lives Matter ‘promotes hate’

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On Thursday, Republican strategist Rick Santorum claimed that the Black Lives Matter organization promotes “hate” while discussing the future of the Republican party.

During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Santorum argued that President Donald Trump’s policies are more important than his bigoted rhetoric.

Political commentator Kristen Powers said that Trump’s racist rhetoric towards women, minorities and advocacy groups like Black Lives Matter will hurt him in the future and that the Republican party has failed to see that.

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At this point, Santorum chimed in an said that Black Lives Matter “promotes a lot of hateful things.”

He then struggled to define exactly what he meant.

“What hateful things?” Powers asked. “I don’t think you can come up with an example.”

Santorum said that he believes black lives matter, but said the group should be held to the same standards as white people when protesting.

“There are all sorts of clips and posters of folks in these marches that are as racist on the other way as the white racists are to blacks,” he said. “You just can’t wipe away all of the things that are said and written and done at these marches as a fringe element any more than you would wipe those away from a group of whites doing the same thing.”

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Powers then defined what Black Lives Matter really means.

Black Lives Matter is the basic idea that black lives matter and we need to treat black lives with the same reverence we treat white lives,” Powers said.

Watch below via CNN.

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John Oliver unleashes on news sites that sent out stupid push notifications

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver doesn't come back until Feb. 16, but he dropped a new web-exclusive video Sunday complaining to news agencies that they should stop sending out stupid push notifications on their apps.

Oliver told his audience that there are two major criteria when considering a push notification: 1. Is there something I should be doing differently?; and 2. Is this something I need to know now?

Things like declarations of war, earthquakes or acts of terrorism are all perfect examples of things news agencies should inform readers about quickly. But when CNN sent out a push notification about a 115,000 Neanderthal child that was only found "half-eaten" by a bird, Oliver was understandably frustrated.

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Billionaires are now richer than 60 percent of the world’s population: report

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The world's billionaires have doubled in the past decade and are richer than 60 percent of the global population, the charity Oxfam said Monday.

It said poor women and girls were at the bottom of the scale, putting in "12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work each and every day," estimated to be worth at least $10.8 trillion a year.

"Our broken economies are lining the pockets of billionaires and big business at the expense of ordinary men and women. No wonder people are starting to question whether billionaires should even exist," Oxfam's India head Amitabh Behar said.

"The gap between rich and poor can't be resolved without deliberate inequality-busting policies," Behar said ahead of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, where he will represent Oxfam.

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Alcohol-infused gummy bears infuriating candy giant Haribo

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Ander Mendez and his friends were hoping they'd struck it rich when they came up with the idea of selling alcohol-infused gummy bears -- until they found themselves in the sights of sweet giant Haribo.

Now, these three Spaniards say they're afraid of being shut down by the German confectionery king, which is famed for its vast array of jelly sweets and was founded 100 years ago in the western city of Bonn.

In a not-so-sweetly worded legal letter, Haribo has accused their startup of infringing its trademarked little bear.

But these graduates from the northern Spanish port city of Bilbao insist they will carry on producing their "drunken gummy bears" -- "because people like them."

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