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Ohio town stuck with $650,000 bill for KKK rally security: Mayor admits it is ‘frustrating’

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On Saturday, members of the Ku Klux Klan hosted a rally in Dayton, Ohio. The rally was small, and only nine members of the KKK were present. In objection to the KKK about 600 people from the community showed up to protest.

While the rally was not violent, the city ended paying nearly $650,000 on security.

“I’m proud of the city,” Mayor Nan Whaley told TIME. “I think it is frustrating on how expensive it is today to keep people safe.”

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She added that the hefty price tag was necessary, seeing as Ohio has a open-carry of weapons policy.

“The number of assault rifles was troubling to me,” Whaley says. “This place we live in now [is] where we have to really prepare for really bad scenarios, and that’s really expensive.”

“The way that the city did it was really awesome, but as a taxpayer of the city, I’m extremely aggravated and irritated [at] the fact that our city spent $650,000 on this,” Dayton resident Jesse Seiber, 25, said.


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Nervous Democrats hoping the Obamas will save the party from Bernie Sanders

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Nervous Democrats are hoping former President Barack Obama will step in and rescue the party from Bernie Sanders.

A number of top Democrats, including former President Bill Clinton, fear the Vermont senator will be demolished if he wins the nomination and will hand President Donald Trump another four-year term, reported the New York Times.

“People are worried,” said former Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, a former Democratic National Committee chairman who has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. “How you can spend four or five months hoping you don’t have to put a bumper sticker from that guy on your car.”

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Ron Paul unloads on Trump and accuses him of doing the ‘bidding’ of the ‘Deep State’

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For many years, former Rep. Ron Paul was the most prominent libertarian in Congress — often frustrating fellow Republicans by voting against their spending bills. Paul, now 84, left Congress in early January 2013 but still speaks out about politics. And in his February 24 column for the Ron Paul Institute’s website, the Texas libertarian is vehemently critical of President Donald Trump for, as he sees it, throwing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the bus.

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Why is Trump trying to kill a small agency with a big impact on public safety?

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Pipe fitter Jody Gooch and welders Sedrick Stallworth and William Rolls Jr. stood just feet away when a tank exploded at the Packaging Corporation of America pulp and paper mill in DeRidder, Louisiana. The blast killed the contract workers, injured seven others and hurtled the 80-foot tank six stories into the air.

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) concluded that welding sparks likely ignited turpentine vapors that built up inside the tank, and the agency released a comprehensive incident report and safety video to protect workers at other mills.

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