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16 Chicago police officers helped cover up the murder of Laquan McDonald: report

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The city of Chicago released a report revealing 16 police officers were involved in covering up the murder of Laquan McDonald.

The watchdog report showed a vast cover-up in 2014 to protect officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot the 17-year-old McDonald, reported the Chicago Tribune.

Van Dyke gave false statements “to exaggerate the danger McDonald posed,” the documents reveal.

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“Our residents have a right to understand the decisions being made by their government. The release of these documents today represents the first of many steps we are taking to ensure our City operates with nothing short of the highest levels of transparency,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to over six years in prison.

According to the report, he “made numerous false statements and material omissions,” but that was contradicted by dashcam video and security videos from the Dunkin’ Donuts.

The objective evidence presented in the video cannot be squared with Van Dyke’s claim that McDonald was “attacking Van Dyke with a knife” and “attempting to kill” him.

In addition, Van Dyke made multiple material omissions… In particular, Van Dyke failed to state that McDonald was walking away from him prior to the shooting.

Van Dyke’s false statements were even approved by former Sgt. Stephen Franko. They helped “establish the false narrative” that it was McDonald who first attacked Van Dyke.

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Other officers lied to cover for Van Dyke, helping to “mischaracterize the events leading up to the McDonald shooting, and to thereby bolster[ing] a false narrative which might offer justification for the shooting.”

Even former Chicago Police Department lieutenant Anthony Wojcik is blamed for “improperly disposed” of handwritten notes from detectives who spoke to three civilians who witnessed the shooting. Before disposing of them, though, he “personally recreated the reports.”

Read the full report here.

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Saturday Night Live mocks Trump as an unpopular high school dork after disastrous NATO Summit

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday ridiculed President Donald Trump after he was laughed at by world leaders during a NATO Summit in London.

The skit featured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emanuel Macron as the cool kids at the NATO cafeteria, while U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempts to join their cliche.

Trump asked to sit at their table, but they suggested he sit with Latvia.

They said the seat was for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was then invited to join the cool kids table.

The skit included Johnson taping an "impeach me" sign to Trump's back.

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Watch a band in cow costumes sing about Devin Nunes at White House impeachment protest

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Protesters clad in full-body furry costumes sang about Rep. Devin Nunes during a Saturday protest at the White House.

The protesters were dressed as cattle after the Fresno Republican sued a fake cow Twitter, @DevinCow.

The protesters changed the lyrics to the hit 1958 Chuck Berry song "Johnny B. Goode" to "Devin Nunes."

Video of the protested was posted to Twitter by Democratic strategist Parkhomenko, who was targeted by Nunes in one of his lawsuits.

The lyrics to the 1958 Champs song "Tequila" were changed to "subpoenas."

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Shocking photos document the devastating flooding pummeling San Francisco

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San Francisco was battered by a heavy winter storm on Saturday that caused localized flooding throughout the city.

"A low pressure system off the Northern California coast Saturday hurled bans of strong downpours into the Bay Area, triggering a flood warning for San Francisco," KPIX-TV reported.

"San Francisco Muni officials tweeted that train service between West Portal to Embarcadero Station had been shut down due to flooding. Several streets were flooded in San Francisco’s western neighborhood including knee-high water at 15th Ave and Wawona," the station noted.

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