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Hockey match cancelled after opposing players taunt black player with monkey noises

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The Western New York Amateur Hockey League is embroiled in a racism scandal after video emerged showing racist taunts against the only black player on the ice, WGRZ-TV reports.

The incident happened during a January 20 game between Amherst and Cheektowaga.

In the video, Cheektowaga players taunted Roshaun Brown-Hall with monkey gestures and noises.

“F*ck you, monkey!” one Cheektowaga player shouted while leaving the ice.

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“The video is damning evidence of player misconduct, but no disciplinary action has been taken,” WGRZ’s Maryalice Demler reported.

“The referees claim not to hear the racist remarks and the scorecard shows they took no action,” WGRZ’s Michael Wooten noted.

The two teams were scheduled to face eachother in a playoff game next weekend, but that game has been cancelled, a decision that the victim’s father says punishes the innocent team while still not dealing with the racist actions.

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Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney

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The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.

Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.

"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.

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Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

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Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial.

For a final eight-hour stretch, the 100 senators listened as Democrats argued that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuring Ukraine to launch investigations that would help him politically and then sought to block efforts by Congress to investigate.

Democrats said they had met the burden of proof as they warned Republicans that Trump would remain a grave danger to the nation if left in office.

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‘Give me a break’: Internet unleashes on ‘snowflakes’ Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for complaint about Schiff

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CNN's Manu Raju revealed after the Senate adjourned that Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) audibly disputed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) quotation of a CBS News report threatening senators.

"She shook her head and said, 'No they didn't. No, that's not true,'" Raju reported.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Barrasso also said that the report was false.

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