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Slur-spewing former GOP intern caught threatening to kill black man ‘just like George Zimmerman’ did

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On Monday, The Pitt News reported that a University of Pittsburgh student sent threatening messages to a black classmate in a series of Snapchats posted to Twitter.

Ethan J. Kozak, a junior majoring in political science and planning to go to law school, told Mt. Lebanon High School graduate and Pittsburgh native D.J. Matthews, who is black, that he would shoot him “legally … just like George Zimmerman,” and used a series of racist and homophobic epithets:

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George Zimmerman is the Florida neighborhood watchman who became infamous for pursuing and shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, and being acquitted of all charges. The case was spurred the original use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media, which has since grown into an internationally recognized movement for racial justice.

Kozak previously interned for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who lost his bid for re-election in the 2018 Democratic wave.

Initially, Kozak denied that the posted Snapchats were his, but has since admitted that he made the racist threats in a moment of anger. He has said that he is on interim suspension from the university and will be meeting with the Office of Student Conduct.

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The university has declined to comment on the details of their response, but said they are working with the Pittsburgh Police and urged students, “If you feel that you or someone you know is in danger, we encourage you to contact the appropriate police department.”


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Matt Gaetz forgot which network he was on: Surprised CNN anchor said ‘I’ve never been called Sean Hannity’

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Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed to confuse cable news networks during a Thursday appearance

Gaetz was interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who aggressively challenged Gaetz on the facts as the Florida Republican attempted to defend President Donald Trump.

Despite the fact Cuomo's interview was nothing like the puff segments Gaetz is used to on Fox, the congressman seemed confused by the end.

"Congressman, you are always welcome, wherever I am, at nine or eleven, whenever," Cuomo said.

"Thanks Sean," Gaetz replied.

"Did you just call me Sean?" Cuomo asked. "Did you just call me Sean?"

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California lawmaker who chaired Republican Assembly caucus leaving GOP — to become an independent: report

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On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported that California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the former Assembly Minority Leader, is leaving the Republican Party and registering as No Party Preference.

"Instead of focusing on solutions for the big problems that we've got, we focused on winning elections," said Mayes in his announcement. "For me, I'm at the point in my life where I'm done with gamesmanship."

Mayes, a controversial figure who was implicated in an affair with a fellow public official, represents Yucca Valley. He is the second Republican Assemblyman this year to leave the party, after Brian Maienschein of San Diego, who Maienschein of San Diego.

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‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation

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Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a

"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."

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