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Desperate Virginia Gov. Northam says he won’t resign and be known as ‘a racist for life’

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A desperate and embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has held meetings with his aides and Cabinet members over the past 24 hours to see if they will support him in the face of the revelation his college yearbook included a photo of a man in blackface and another in KKK robes and hood.

They have all said they will not, and yet, according to CNN, Governor Northam says he is not going to resign and be known as “a racist for life.” He “said…that the only way he can clear his name is to stay in office and convince people that he is not in that photo and that the photo does not represent who he is.”

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A source in Monday’s meeting with the governor said, “We are struggling here, there is no better way to put it. We all love the governor.”

“We don’t think he has a racist bone in his body — but he can’t seem to explain this, and it is making it very difficult for us to stick by him.”

Northam is not prepared to resign, at least not yet, telling staff members he is looking for a way forward.

Nearly the entire Democratic Party has said Gov. Northam should resign, and there are loud – albeit hypocritical – calls from the GOP demanding the governor leave office.

Earlier Monday Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax told reporters he thinks the governor should do what is in the best interests of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to settle fake accounts scandal

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Wells Fargo has agreed to pay US regulators $3 billion to settle three investigations into the bank's damaging fake accounts scandal, the Department of Justice said on Friday.

The fine settles criminal and civil liability in the case in which the nation's fourth largest bank between 2002 and 2016 pressured employees to meet unrealistic sales goals that led to creating millions of accounts or credit cards without consent.

Wells Fargo admitted it collected millions of dollars in fees and interest, harmed the credit ratings of certain customers, and misused personal information, the Justice Department said in a statement.

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Donald Trump Jr. one of only 3 people who wants to legally kill an Alaskan grizzly bear this year

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According to a report from Reuters, Donald Trump Jr. has been awarded an out-of-state permit from Alaska to hunt and kill a grizzly bear this year making him one of only three who applied for one of the 27 permits available.

The report states the son of President Donald Trump has "been granted the right to hunt a grizzly bear in northwestern Alaska near the Bering Sea town of Nome, a state official said on Friday."

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Ryanair CEO branded a racist after controversial statement about Muslims

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Muslim men should be profiled at airports as terrorists will "generally be of a Muslim persuasion", Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said in an interview published Saturday, sparking accusations of racism.

"Who are the bombers?" the budget airline's controversial chief executive said while discussing airport security in the interview with the Times newspaper.

"They are going to be single males travelling on their own... If you are travelling with a family of kids, on you go; the chances you are going to blow them all up is zero."

"You can't say stuff, because it's racism, but it will generally be males of a Muslim persuasion. Thirty years ago it was the Irish."

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