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    Utah judge suspended without pay for repeatedly criticizing Trump
    May 25, 2019
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    Utah judge suspended without pay for repeatedly criticizing Trump

    A Utah judge who criticized President Donald Trump both in the courthouse and online has been suspended for violating the Utah Code of Judicial Conduct, Deseret News reported

    The story: The Utah Supreme Court suspended Judge Michael Kwan for six months with no pay for making "shirty and politically charged" comments and writing "indelicate" criticism about Trump online.

    The Judicial Conduct Commission and the Supreme Court have publicly reprimanded Kwan on multiple occasions over different violations. The court said one of the reprimands was for Kwan's "crass in-court reference to sexual conduct and a former president of the United States."

    "We note that previous endeavors to help Judge Kwan correct this behavior have not been successful. And we regretfully conclude that a sanction less severe than suspension without pay will suffer the same fate as our prior attempts," wrote Justice John Pearce in the court's opinion.

    The court's rules do not allow for a judge to engage in political activities that violate the independence, integrity, or impartiality of the court.

    Greg Skordas, Kwan's attorney, said: "It’s the type of thing that, I think, the Supreme Court felt, at the very least, made them uncomfortable, to think a sitting judge would do that and that was really part of the problem here."

    "Arguably, he allowed his political thoughts to get the better of him and the Supreme Court has reprimanded him for that and the reprimand was quite severe," Skordas added.

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    Surfaced video shows YouTube CEO talking about separating “fake” from “authoritative” news
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    Surfaced video shows YouTube CEO talking about separating “fake” from “authoritative” news


    A video has surfaced showing YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talking about how the video-sharing platform has created "a whole system" to decide what constitutes news and what doesn't, reports Reclaim The Net.

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    Homeless crisis in Los Angeles is out of control
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    Homeless crisis in Los Angeles is out of control

    The number of homeless in Los Angeles County has risen for the third time in four years and local officials claim the state isn't doing enough. There are homeless tents on freeways and underpasses, but the largest concentration of LA's unsheltered population is on Skid Row.

    Homeless advocates accuse the officials of using the crisis to further their own political agenda.

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    Police fatally shoot man who took 37 hostages on Rio bus

    Rio de Janeiro’s state governor says the man died following a four-hour long standoff.

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    The Obamas are releasing their first film, and  – surprise! It makes a political statement.
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    The Obamas are releasing their first film, and – surprise! It makes a political statement.

    The Obamas' production company, Higher Ground, will release “American Factory" this week after picking it up at Sundance in January. It's the first film from their stable to premiere on Netflix and carries a message about blue-collar workers and the manufacturing industry in the US, reported Politico.

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    If you could plan a fun event and require that all Dems and Republicans in Congress attend and get along, what would it be?
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    If you could plan a fun event and require that all Dems and Republicans in Congress attend and get along, what would it be?

    We have the Congressional Baseball Game...what would your activity be?

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    Fox News anchor responds to president’s criticism of the network
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    Fox News anchor responds to president’s criticism of the network

    Fox News' Bret Baier countered President Trump's recent claims about the network on his "Special Report" show on Monday, reported Mediaite.

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    Italian government collapses, setting up a power struggle

    Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after Matteo Salvini, a rising force from Europe’s insurgent far-right, withdrew his support for the government.

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    New York Times underlines “fear” of white nationalism at Indiana farmers market
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    New York Times underlines “fear” of white nationalism at Indiana farmers market

    The New York Times published a piece Sunday highlighting tensions at a farmers' market in Indiana, where people "fear" a possible violent turn after discovering two sellers of organic food are "white nationalists," reported NewsBusters.

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s public statement after small plane crash
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    Political analyst and accused sexual harasser's book deal sparks criticism
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    Political analyst and accused sexual harasser's book deal sparks criticism

    News that Mark Halperin, an ABC News reporter who fell off the radar after sexual misconduct claims, signed a book deal on anti-Trump political strategy, sparked backlash and upset his accusers, reported the Daily Beast.

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