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‘Inhumane and immoral’: Republican analyst tells Lindsey Graham it’s time to stand up for John McCain

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CNN political commentator Ana Navarro went off the rails during a panel discussion with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Navarro said that Trump’s attacks on the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) are just “disgusting.”

“Do you think this is appropriate and do you think there’s a strategy behind it?” Cooper asked.

“The president’s style is when he is attacked, he will punch back,” Republican strategist Adolfo Franco said.

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“I understand the whole counterpunching thing which is a line we heard a lot from the president. He’s punching at a person who is dead. He is punching at a person that can’t fight back,” Cooper said.

Navarro, who worked as an advisor to McCain and was a close friend, said that everybody should condemn Trump’s behavior.

“It’s not okay to attack a dying man who had a terminal disease. It’s less okay to attack a dead national hero. Somebody that is still being mourned. His kids are mourning him and his grandkids are mourning him,” she said.

“People like Lindsey Graham,cannot condemn Donald Trump for these continued attacks on our dead friend and dead statesman, a national hero. Because we cannot normalize and we cannot accept this kind of behavior from the president of the United States. While some of his sons are still serving under his command,” she said.

“It is inhumane and immoral and everybody should condemn it. I don’t care if you support Donald Trump or don’t support Donald Trump. I don’t care if you like John McCain or couldn’t stand John McCain. He is attacking a dead national hero and that is plain disgusting,” she said.

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Franco was struggling to response and Navarro  said, “Don’t justify this.”

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‘Exonerated Five’ member warns of a ‘dangerous time’ after latest Central Park incident

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On CNN Tuesday, Yusef Salaam, one of the members of the Exonerated Five, warned about the implications of recent racist incidents to the state of civil rights in America.

"I want to ask you, in the course of the last couple of days we've covered this story, we've covered the story of a man who died after police put him in a hold with a knee to the neck. Yesterday I spoke with an African-American journalist who covered the Kentucky governor being hung in effigy, with people doing it who didn't seem to understand why that was problematic," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "And I just wonder what that says to you, after all of these decades, about where the country is."

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SpaceX readies for blast-off with NASA astronauts aboard

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Gray skies loomed over Florida's Atlantic coast Tuesday, just one day before two astronauts were set to blast off aboard a SpaceX capsule on the most dangerous and prestigious mission NASA has ever entrusted to a private company.

There was a 60 percent chance for favorable weather for Wednesday's flight, according to Tuesday's latest Cape Canaveral forecast.

US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have been in strict quarantine for two weeks ahead of their trip on the brand-new Crew Dragon capsule, which will be propelled by a Falcon 9 rocket.

Both the capsule and the rocket were manufactured by SpaceX, the start-up founded in 2002 by the then-thirty-something Elon Musk, a brilliant and brash Mars-obsessive who made his fortune with PayPal and also created the famous Tesla electric cars.

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DOJ closes insider trading investigations against three senators — but is still investigating Richard Burr: report

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On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Justice Department officials are closing insider trading investigations into three senators — Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK).

However, a fourth probe, into insider trading allegations against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), is reportedly ongoing.

"The Federal Bureau of Investigation began the investigations two months ago, as reports emerged that several members of Congress, their spouses or their investment advisers sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock after lawmakers attended closed-door briefings about the threat posed by the new coronavirus," reported Aruna Viswanatha. "Some of those trades spared lawmakers as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses as stocks sank by mid-March."

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