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Devin Nunes is ‘lying in plain sight’ about his contacts with Lev Parnas: MSNBC analyst

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Indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas made it abundantly clear he was in contact with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), one of President Donald Trump’s point men in Congress for fighting the impeachment investigation. Nunes, who initially denied any contact with Parnas, has recently suggested they did talk but that he “didn’t know his name,” went back and checked the record later, and still vehemently denies they discussed removed Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

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On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” national security analyst Jeremy Bash was incredulous.

“Now you go back and figure out where you were? What is this guy talking about?” said Bash. “Obviously, the key question for Devin Nunes is, if what the president did here was fine, if it was upstanding, if it was lawful, why are you so eager to cover it up? Why are you lying in plain sight? That’s the question, I think, that needs to be posed directly to him.”

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GOP senator: I may not support more stimulus because of the ‘great’ 11 percent unemployment

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On Friday, NBC News reported that although President Donald Trump remains interested in a second round of stimulus payments, many Senate Republicans are not.

One of these skeptical Republicans is Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who told reporters that he wanted to wait and see in light of the "great" new unemployment numbers.

"Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said the 'direct stimulus checks are going to depend on how the economy is doing' and noted the 'great unemployment numbers' of June, when the rate fell to 11.1 percent," reported Sahil Kapur and Haley Talbot. "'So if it turns out the economy is recovering, that's a good thing and direct stimulus checks may not be necessary,' he added."

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The nation’s first reparations package to survivors of police torture included a memorial — survivors are sill waiting

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It took some time for Vincent Wade-Robinson to come around to the idea of having his name inscribed on a memorial. His experience had been painful. He didn’t want to dwell upon it.

“How can you describe torture?” he asked me. “Every day I look in the mirror I have that scar across my nose. That’s my reminder of what happened to me.”

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Washington Redskins in internal talks to change the team name: report

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On Friday, the Washington Redskins football team released a statement announcing that they are undertaking an internal review of the team name.

"This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," said team owner Dan Snyder.

Potentially big news: The #Redskins have been having internal discussions about their team name and now will conduct a formal, thorough review. Full statement, including quotes from owner Dan Snyder, on a possible name change: pic.twitter.com/49mpesZGs9

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