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Cop sentenced to prison for posting photo of Hitler's favorite food

Cop sentenced to prison for posting photo of Hitler's favorite food

ShareA police officer in Austria has been sentenced to a conditional prison sentence of 10 months after he shared a photo of a dish supposedly favored by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.The man, who has not been named in media reports, is a police officer in the Austrian state of Burgenland. He was found guilty of violating the Verbotsgesetz 1947 - otherwise known as Prohibition Act 1947, which in the country.It is alleged that the officer shared a photo of Hitler's favorite meal on April 20, the dictator's birthday, last year. Hitler was originally from Austria and later migrated to...

Apr 13
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Gavin Newsom calls Orange County shooting "horrifying and heartbreaking"

Gavin Newsom calls Orange County shooting "horrifying and heartbreaking"

ShareCalifornia Governor has expressed his support for the families of four people killed during a shooting in southern California. The victims include a child."Horrifying and heartbreaking. Our hearts are with the families impacted by this terrible tragedy tonight," Newsom said on .The shooting on Wednesday evening. A fifth victim, a woman, was injured. The suspected assailant was also wounded after being shot by police. Both were taken to hospital in a critical condition.Alyssa Milano and Other Celebrities Outraged by Orange County Mass ShootingRead moreLt. Jennifer Amat told that a gun...

Apr 1
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Shots Fired at American Center in Myanmar, U.S. Embassy Reports

Shots Fired at American Center in Myanmar, U.S. Embassy Reports

ShareThe U.S. Embassy in Burma - also known as Myanmar - has confirmed that shots were fired at an American Center in the city of Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon. The embassy made the announcement via on Saturday morning."The U.S. Embassy confirms that shots were fired at American Center Yangon on March 27. There were no injuries. We are investigating the incident," the embassy said.There were no further details about the incident at the time of writing. The American Center was opened in March 2018, according to a report from the . Yangon is the largest city in the country and the former...

Mar 27
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Full list of Republicans who voted against honoring police after Capitol riot

Full list of Republicans who voted against honoring police after Capitol riot

ShareTwelve Republican members of the House voted against a resolution on Wednesday to honor police for their actions during the deadly riot at the Capitol on January 6.The gold medal is ' "highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions" and the House approved the proposal to award it to police by 413 votes to 12.The 12 "no" votes were Louie Gohmert, Michael Cloud and Lance Gooden of Texas; Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andrew Clyde of Georgia; and Greg Steube of Florida; Andy Biggs of Arizona; Thomas Massie of Kentucky; Andy Harris of Maryland;...

Mar 18
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Brett Kavanaugh investigation by Merrick Garland would reopen old Supreme Court wounds

Brett Kavanaugh investigation by Merrick Garland would reopen old Supreme Court wounds

ShareSenator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has asked Attorney General to revisit the 's 2018 background check on Justice —a move that would reopen old wounds over the .Kavanaugh was nominated to the court by former President and faced historic accusations of sexual assault, which he denied. Following a brief investigation by the bureau, the approved Trump's choice. raised questions about the FBI probe at the time and now that a Democratic administration is power, Whitehouse is asking the Justice Department to take a second look at what he calls a "fake" investigation, in order to help the...

Mar 18
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Ted Lieu raises Donald Trump's "kung flu" rhetoric after Atlanta spa shootings

Ted Lieu raises Donald Trump's "kung flu" rhetoric after Atlanta spa shootings

ShareDemocratic Representative Ted Lieu has drawn attention to former President 's rhetoric about the COVID-19 pandemic following the deadly spa shootings in Atlanta, Georgia.Lieu, who represents California's 33rd congressional district and is Asian American himself, cited the former president's use of the term "kung flu" to describe the virus, saying Trump's use of language had exacerbated discrimination.At least eight people were killed in night and six of the victims have been identified as women of Asian descent. A 21-year-old man is in custody and police are investigating the...

Mar 17
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Former Pence adviser says Donald Trump "didn't care" about COVID-stricken cruise ship

Former Pence adviser says Donald Trump "didn't care" about COVID-stricken cruise ship

ShareA former adviser to Vice President has said didn't care about people suffering from COVID-19 on board a cruise ship near the start of the pandemic.Olivia Troye, a national security adviser who was on the White House coronavirus task force and was Pence's lead staffer, recalled the events surrounding the Grand Princess in tweets on Wednesday.At least 122 passengers and crew eventually tested positive for COVID, according to The Guardian. Although the outbreak on the ship was announced by Pence on March 6, those on board were not allowed to disembark for three days amid reports that...

Mar 11
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Pastor challenges GOP senator who changed mind on objecting to Joe Biden win

Pastor challenges GOP senator who changed mind on objecting to Joe Biden win

ShareA Tulsa pastor intends to challenge Senator James Lankford (R-OK) for the Republican nomination in 2022 after Lankford changed his mind and refused to object to President 's Electoral College win.Jackson Lahmeyer is pastor of Sheridan Christian Center and also runs several businesses in the state. He confirmed on Tuesday that he will mount a primary challenge to Lankford, according to the Associated Press (AP).He's already won the endorsement of former national security adviser . The retired lieutenant general pleaded guilty to lying to the twice and was later . He'll travel to Tulsa...

Mar 10
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Jake Tapper says Joe Biden is like Donald Trump on Saudi Prince—"Save MBS' ass"

Jake Tapper says Joe Biden is like Donald Trump on Saudi Prince—"Save MBS' ass"

ShareCNN's Jake Tapper compared President to former President on Friday following the administration's decision not to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.A U.S. intelligence report published on Friday concluded that bin Salman, commonly known as MBS in the west, approved of the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.The Biden administration announced sanctions and visa bans aimed at citizens of Saudi Arabia but declined to target MBS specifically. Speaking to Senator Time Kaine (D-VA), Tapper harshly criticized the move.House Passes $1.9T Relief Package...

Feb 27
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Jerry Nadler refuses to say if Democrats plan to pack Supreme Court

Jerry Nadler refuses to say if Democrats plan to pack Supreme Court

ShareRep. refused to confirm or deny whether were planning to expand the , when asked by Rep. Jim Jordan on Wednesday.Jordan, a Republican representing Ohio's 4th congressional district, cited during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Nadler.The Intercept reported that Democrats plan to introduce legislation to increase the number of Supreme Court justices from nine to 13—and that Nadler will be one of the bill's sponsors.Trump-Era Family Policy Resulted in 180K Unintended Pregnancies: HHSRead moreNadler, a Democrat who represents New York's 10th congressional...

Apr 15
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