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Shortly after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, a tweet purporting to be from him, saying that “the pee tape is real,” began racking up thousands of retweets.This tweet is not real. My god — Hippo (@InternetHippo) ID: 11045348 The tweet refers to the unverified dossier, first published by BuzzFeed News, claiming Russia had compromising information about Trump. Among the most headline-grabbing allegations was a claim that Trump had hired Russian prostitutes to pee on a hotel bed in Moscow. Trump has denied the allegations.Nevertheless, to some, the alleged Comey tweet apparently seemed like confirmation that Trump was compromised by the Russians — and that Comey
A suburban Dallas police department fired the officer who shot and killed a black teenager as he was leaving a house party on Saturday night, officials announced Tuesday.Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old freshman at Mesquite High School, died after Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver fired multiple rounds with his rifle into the car he was riding in. The car was filled with five teenagers, including Jordan's two brothers, who were trying to leave an end-of-the-year party that had become unruly after cops arrived.The freshman's 16-year-old brother was driving the vehicle during the shooting and noticed his brother's head was smoking, attorney Lee Merritt said, and then flagged police to help.On Tuesday, Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said Oliver, who was the second officer at...
Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf added the images, which have been described as anti-Christian and anti-Semitic, in two of the panels of the newest comic in Marvel’s X-Men series. Indonesia is world’s most populous Muslim country. “The mentioned artwork in X-Men Gold #1 was inserted without knowledge behind its reported meanings,” Marvel said in a statement over the weekend. “These implied references do not reflect the views of the writer, editors or anyone else at Marvel and are in direct opposition of the inclusiveness of Marvel Comics and what the X-Men have stood for since their creation.” Indonesians on Reddit first noticed hidden images in several of the panels following the comic’s release in that country. They urged other comic book fans to share them and bring them
1. Lamar Austin, a father of four in Concord, New Hampshire, said he was fired on Jan. 1, for missing work to witness the birth of his son. Companies in #NH can fire employees for most reasons, including missing a shift due to birth of baby boy. https://t.co/WFVUwJxzBv — Concord Monitor News (@ConMonitorNews) The 30-year-old military veteran told the Concord Monitor he had been one month into a 90-day contract as a part-time security guard with Salerno Protective Services. Austin said the company told him they were looking for “dependable people,” and that he would have to be on call 24/7. On Dec. 28, another employee canceled due to a snowstorm. Austin was asked to cover the shift, but couldn’t because his pregnant wife, Lindsay, was due to gi