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South Dakota's Kristi Noem deflects from corruption allegations by accusing media of smearing her kids

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) angrily lashed out at the media after an Associated Press report led to accusations that she corruptly abused her office.

According to the AP, Noem's daughter was denied a real estate appraiser license in 2020 by the South Dakota state employee who runs the agency. Noem then called the woman into her office, as well as her daughter.

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Shocking poll shows unvaccinated Republicans have 'warped' perception of vaccines' effectiveness

New polling from Gallup cited by the Washington Post's Aaron Blake reveals that unvaccinated Republican voters have a grossly distorted estimates of how effective COVID-19 vaccines are, with Blake going so far as to label them "warped."

Blake starts off by citing Gallup poll results showing the average American thinks that the vaccines are roughly 80 percent effective at preventing hospitalization.

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Black Google employee says security stopped him because they believed he didn't work there

A Black Google employee at the company's office in Mountain View, California, is claiming that he was stopped by security at his job after someone allegedly questioned if he was an employee, Business Insider reports.

"Riding my bike around Google's campus and somebody called security on me because they didn't believe I was an employee," Angel Onuoha said in the viral tweet posted on September 20. "Had to get escorted by two security guards to verify my ID badge."

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'I'd rather see this school in ashes!' Anti-mask woman screams at school officials in Mike Flynn-endorsed video

An unhinged woman was recently caught on camera going off on a furious anti-mask tirade in which she accused local school officials of trying to "suffocate" children.

The video, which was promoted and endorsed by disgraced former Trump national security adviser Mike Flynn, begins with the woman telling school officials that she'd "rather see this school in ashes than see you sit there with your pockets full while you suffocate our children."

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Former Idaho GOP lawmaker arrested on fugitive charge in Georgia after being accused of rape

Former Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger was arrested Friday in Clayton County, Georgia, on a fugitive from justice charge, according to Clayton County court records.

Ada County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Patrick Orr told the Idaho Capital Sun via email that von Ehlinger was arrested and in custody at the Clayton County Jail, which is located about 20 miles south of Atlanta. No bond amount is set, according to Clayton County records.

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Tensions flare in Oregon town as Proud Boys show up to support anti-vaxx blackface teacher

A group of Proud Boys showed up to confront demonstrators waving Black Lives Matter and Pride banners in Newberg, Oregon this weekend.

Footage reported on by the Willamette Week shows Proud Boys standing on a street corner being outnumbered by people carrying signs supporting racial justice and LGBTQ+ rights.

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Anti-LGBTQ church to hold prayer vigil for ex-minister beaten up for molesting boy at bus stop

An Oklahoma father beat up a youth minister who had been inappropriately touching his son at a bus stop -- and another church plans to hold a prayer vigil for him.

The 9-year-old boy told his father that Michael Coghill, a discipleship minister at Lakehoma Church of Christ, had touched him on the back Sept. 20, adding that he'd done something similar in the past while jogging past and made him uncomfortable, so the father waited in his car after dropping the boy off Thursday at the bus stop, reported KWTV-DT.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene makes wild attempt to stop daily prayer and Pledge of Allegiance on House floor

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) complained on Monday that House rules prevented her from making a motion to adjourn before the daily prayer and Pledge of Allegiance had been completed.

Greene revealed the grievances in a speech on the House floor.

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Raging white man allegedly punches Asian woman in the face – then claims being filmed is harassment

Jennifer Chen, 30, was driving in Los Angeles this Wednesday when she says she was followed into a parking garage by a man who was blaring his horn, KTLA-5 reports.

According to Chen, the man then reached through the window and punched her in the face while calling her a "f***ing Asian."

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REVEALED: Liz Cheney’s Trump-backed challenger plotted to block his nomination in 2016

Five years before receiving Donald Trump's enthusiastic endorsement, Harriet Hageman worked tirelessly to prevent him from becoming the GOP nominee for president — calling him "racist," "xenophobic" and "the weakest candidate."

Hageman, who is challenging Republican Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney in next year's GOP primary, supported Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president in 2016.

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Arizona GOP lawmaker denounces audit result as 'psychological' warfare and demands election be 'nullified'

Arizona state Sen. Sonny Borrelli (R) argued on Monday that the results of a so-called audit in his state prove that the 2020 presidential election should be "nullified."

During an interview on Real America's Voice, host Steve Bannon asked Borrelli to react to the results of the audit, which was conducted by a company called Cyber Ninjas.

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Arson charge dismissed against Virginia man who terrorized Black family

A judge tossed an arson charge against Virginia man who had terrorized a Black family for months.

Theodore Olsen was convicted on two counts of destruction of property and sentenced in April to 730 days in jail, with 470 days suspended, but a judge dismissed an arson charge Monday after finding that prosecutors had mishandled the case, reported WAVY-TV.

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Mike Lee introduces 9 anti-vaccine bills to exempt anyone 'on basis of a personal belief'

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced nine separate bills in an effort to undermine President Joe Biden's ability to mandate Covid-19 vaccines.

The Salt Lake Tribune compiled a list of the bills that Lee introduced last week.

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