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Group that described abortion as a 'death penalty' in rape cases receives funds from UK's tampon tax

The Life Charity, an anti-abortion group in the UK, has received over $300,000 (USD) in grant money from a government tampon tax, the Guardian reported.

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Connecticut lawmakers co-opt privacy bill to allow police use of drones armed with tear gas, explosives

Connecticut lawmakers are pushing a bill that would legalize the use of armed drones for police officers. The state's judiciary committee approved a bill on Thursday titled, "An Act Concerning the Use and Regulation of Drones" that would ban weaponized drones for use by anyone except for police officers, according to Gizmodo.

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Michigan pastor who used faith to trick people out of millions of dollars faces fraud charges

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Thursday it is pursuing fraud charges against a pastor based in Flint, Michigan who stands accused of exploiting members of the church, retirees, and auto-workers who have been laid off.

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New York City immigrant woman shot in face with BB gun in racially-motivated attack

A 55-year-old woman living in Queens, New York was crossing the street early Tuesday morning when a car occupied by multiple men pulled up alongside her. She told NBC 4 New York the men yelled anti-Hispanic slurs at her and then shot her in the face with a BB gun.

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz tells Trump to back off 'witch hunt' claims: 'He should not be weighing in'

House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sat down with Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Friday morning, during which the two discussed retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn's proposed immunity deal and the so-called Democratic witch hunt of the Russia investigation.

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Paul Begala calls out right-wing for promoting insane conspiracy about Pentagon staffer Evelyn Farkas

Anderson Cooper's AC360 panel discussed the latest conservative talking point that Evelyn Farkas — former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia — somehow confirmed that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower. Snopes has debunked this theory.

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‘Innocent people don’t ask for immunity’: Rep. Eric Swalwell slams Flynn’s proposed immunity deal

MSNBC's Chris Hayes discussed Thursday night's revelation that former Trump National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn had notified Congress that he would testify in exchange for immunity.

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Ex-CIA head: Most important issue is stopping Russia from hacking voting machines in future elections

CNN's Erin Burnett invited a panel to her OutFront segment on Thursday night to discuss the new information surrounding House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) that was released on Thursday by the New York Times. The report reveals that Nunes may have received intelligence information from the White House itself.

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'He has no idea what he's doing': CNN legal analyst slams Nunes's 'clandestine mission' to White House

Wolf Blitzer's CNN panel on Thursday discussed the "clandestine" nature of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes' (R-CA) information-gathering in recent weeks.

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Chuck Todd: GOP alliances 'dramatically breaking down' despite being majority in Congress

MSNBC host Chuck Todd addressed the unrest in Reublican-led Congress, as President Donald Trump's feud with GOP caucus members continues.

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Howard Dean tells Dems to filibuster Gorsuch or ‘hang it up’: ‘You’ll never raise money’ again

Senate Democrats have floated the idea of filibustering President Donald Trump's Supreme Court Justice nominee, Neil Gorsuch. On Thursday, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) announced that he intends to vote in favor of confirming Gorsuch.

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'Is he a White House shill?': Shep Smith asks if Nunes is working with Trump to sabotage Russia probe

During his Thursday segment, Fox News host Shep Smith delved into the latest revelation that House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) may have received intelligence information from former staffer Michael Ellis and White House staffer, Ezra Cohen-Watnick.

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Activist finds the perfect way to turn tables on lawmakers who voted to repeal internet privacy rule

Republicans in Congress voted this week to gut a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) privacy rule that would sell everyone out to Internet Service Providers (ISP). The push will give ISPs the right to sell customer data to marketers, insert ads in your traffic, and insert tracking cookies in HTTP traffic that can't be deleted or traced.

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Noam Chomsky: Trump administration undermines all 'prospects for decent survival'

American intellectual and social critic Noam Chomsky took some time to reflect on President Donald Trump's first 100 days thus far in a new interview with Truthout.

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'This bill will give us options': Mississippi on the verge of allowing execution by firing squad

Mississippi is considering the use of firing squads as an option for capital punishment as House Bill 638 makes its way to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, the Hattiesburg American reports.

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