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GOP candidates turn on mayoral nominee over ugly slurs directed at Megan Rapinoe: ‘No one should ever talk like this’

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Republican candidates running for seats on a New Jersey borough council are calling out a mayoral candidate and separating their campaigns from him after he launched an ugly Facebook tirade at U.S. Women’s National Team co-captain Megan Rapinoe.

According to NorthJersey.com, Marc Marsi — who is running for mayor in Rutherford — took to Facebook to attack the World Cup star, using a vulgar term for lesbians and stating the athlete is a “piece of [expletive],” among other obscenities, before claiming he hopes ‘she gets permanently injured.”

Fellow Borough council candidates Ryan Weist and Kristina Gagliardi-Wilson fired back at Marsi, saying they want nothing further to do with his campaign.

While Gagliardi-Wilson said she was “still kind of shaking, angry and upset” over Marsi’s comments, Weist went a step further.

“It’s unbecoming of anyone who wants to represent anyone in government,” Weist said of the comments. “No one should ever talk like this, especially over political differences. It’s horrible.”

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Marsi’s Democratic opponent for the mayor’s seat, Frank Nunziato, said he had heard about the Facebook comments — now hidden — and that he didn’t even want to read them.

“I don’t even want to see it,” Nunziato explained. “I was so upset. No one should be spoken about like that if it’s true.”

As for Marsi, he defended the comments on patriotic grounds.

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“I have strong feelings for anyone kneeling for the flag,” he explained. “I’ll defend to the death their right to do it but I think its unpatriotic and completely out of place for [someone] who’s wearing a uniform for the United States of America.”

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Ivanka Trump visits defense contractor Lockheed Martin to promote apprenticeships

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President Donald Trump's eldest daughter visited defense contractor Lockheed Martin to discuss apprenticeships for minorities.

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump visited the company's Denver-area facility Monday to discuss its apprenticeship programs and efforts to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees, reported UPI.

The president's daughter and Lockheed CEO Marilyn Hewson heard from several women who benefitted from Lockheed programs, and Trump pointed out that women who earn STEM degrees were more likely to remain in that industry if they receive on-the-job training during school.

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Man who believed ‘the Bible is for white people’ gets life in prison after setting black man on fire in gruesome murder

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A white man from Tennessee has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murdering a black man by setting him on fire while he slept.

The Daily News Journal reports that 53-year-old John Carothers has pleaded guilty to murdering Robert Miller, a housemate who lived with him at the Frazier Young Supportive Living, which is a home for people with intellectual disabilities.

According to prosecutors, Carothers in March 2018 doused Miller in lighter fluid while he was asleep in his bed and then lit him on fire. Miller would subsquently die from burn-related injuries at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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‘There’s no racial tension’: Trump claims ‘fantastic relationships’ with black people after ‘go back’ tweet

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President Donald Trump asserted on Monday that he has "fantastic relationships" with the black community after he told four congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from.

At a White House meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Trump was asked if he was experiencing any blowback from the African-American community.

"There’s no racial tension," the president said, according to a pool report. "We have fantastic relationships with the African American community and I think you’ll see that in 2020."

Via pooler @DavidNakamura: T"rump says: 'There’s no racial tension.' Trump notes low unemployment for black Americans. 'We have fantastic relationships with the African American community and I think you’ll see that in 2020.' "

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