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2020 Democrats defend Kamala Harris after Trump Jr. retweets, deletes post about her race

2020 Democrats defend Kamala Harris after Trump Jr. retweets, deletes post about her race"Donald Trump Jr. is a racist too. Shocker," tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders. And former HUD Secretary Julián Castro called Trump Jr. a "coward."



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'Racist and vile': Democrats unite after Trump Jr. shares post questioning Kamala Harris's race

'Racist and vile': Democrats unite after Trump Jr. shares post questioning Kamala Harris's raceThe primary rivals of Sen. Kamala Harris came to her defense over the weekend, pushing back against a claim fueled by Donald Trump Jr. that she isn’t an “American black.”



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Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar

Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan OmarMurdoch-owned paper published front page that Yemeni American Merchants Association says ‘provoked hatred’The groups says attacks on Ilhan Omar are making Muslim Americans less safe. Photograph: Jim Bourg/ReutersA group of New York corner-store owners has announced a boycott on the sale of the New York Post, arguing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper’s attacks on the congresswoman Ilhan Omar are making Muslim Americans less safe.On Thursday, the Post published a front page featuring an image of the World Trade Center towers in flames on 11 September 2001 and a quote suggesting that Omar, a Somali American congresswoman from Minnesota who wears a hijab, had minimized the seriousness of the terror attacks in a speech last month.In an open letter in response, the Yemeni American Merchants Association wrote that the front page “provoked hatred” and “aims to harm Omar and her family and other people of the Islamic faith”.The group said it was calling on “all Yemeni American bodega and deli owners” as well as “our community and allies across New York City” to boycott the sale and purchase of the Post.> This is ugly pic.twitter.com/R2XVyS4dq8> > — Harry Siegel (@harrysiegel) April 11, 2019The association represents Yemeni Americans who own and run an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 of New York City’s thousands of delis and corner stores, which are known as “bodegas”. Such stores are integral to the daily life of most New Yorkers, a crucial source of late-night snacks, morning coffee and newspapers and magazines.Repeated criticism of Omar by the Post, the Murdoch-owned Fox News, Republican politicians and Donald Trump has been condemned by progressive Democrats, including presidential contenders who called the attacks “dangerous” and said they risked “inciting violence”.Last week, a Trump supporter from New York state was arrested and charged after making a death threat against Omar. On Friday, Trump tweeted a video featuring part of Omar’s remarks to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, cut with footage from 9/11. He retweeted the message on Saturday.The Post published a brief story criticising the New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her defense of Omar.In its letter, the Yemeni American Merchants Association said the New York Post was “undermin[ing] national unity and [enticing] violence and hate”.It added: “This rhetoric threatens the safety and wellbeing of Omar, Muslim leaders, and the larger Muslim American community at a time when Islamophobia is at an all-time high.”Ayyad Algabyali, the group’s director of advocacy, told the Guardian: “It’s not the first time that the New York Post basically spreads hate and fear in their newspapers.”Selling the New York Post might bring merchants “a little profit”, he added, but it also means “you are committing to sell violence and hate in the community, and that’s totally unacceptable”.There was “no end date” to the boycott, he said, adding: “This might be for good.”Algabyali said news of the boycott had gone viral on Twitter, and that the group hoped other merchant associations might join in solidarity. The group had already received support from some Uber and Lyft drivers, he said, who were helping spread news about the boycott from one bodega to another.This is the Yemeni American Merchants Association’s first major political action. It was formed two years ago, in the wake of a a Yemeni bodega strike protesting Trump’s travel ban against several Muslim-majority countries.



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New York Post stirs Ilhan Omar controversy with 9/11 cover

New York Post stirs Ilhan Omar controversy with 9/11 coverConservative media outlets have seized on remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at a fundraiser for an organization founded to combat Islamophobia.



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Trump: Pulitzers awarded to NYT, Washington Post should be revoked for 'fake' Russia coverage

Trump: Pulitzers awarded to NYT, Washington Post should be revoked for 'fake' Russia coveragePresident Donald Trump called for the Pulitzer Board to revoke the prizes awarded to the New York Times and Washington Post.



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Covington Catholic student's lawyer plans lawsuit against CNN after suing Washington Post

Covington Catholic student's lawyer plans lawsuit against CNN after suing Washington PostL. Lin Wood, attorney for Nick Sandmann, says CNN was 'more vicious' in coverage as reason for planned lawsuit that could be more than $ 250 million.



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Trump to nominate federal prosecutor Jessie Liu for No. 3 Justice Department post

Trump to nominate federal prosecutor Jessie Liu for No. 3 Justice Department postIf confirmed by the U.S. Senate, then Liu would serve as associate attorney general – a job that involves overseeing the department’s civil litigation, including antitrust matters, civil rights, and environmental law. The U.S. official spoke to Reuters anonymously, because the White House has not yet formally announced the nomination. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. declined to comment.



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Trump ally Stone gets gag order after 'crosshairs' post

Trump ally Stone gets gag order after 'crosshairs' postWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge issued a broad gag order forbidding Roger Stone to discuss his criminal case with anyone and gave him a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant's posting of a photo of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun.



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Trump ally Stone gets gag order after 'crosshairs' post

Trump ally Stone gets gag order after 'crosshairs' postWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge issued a broad gag order forbidding Roger Stone to discuss his criminal case with anyone and gave him a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant's posting of a photo of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun.



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Covington Catholic student's legal team files $250M suit against The Washington Post

Covington Catholic student's legal team files $  250M suit against The Washington PostAn attorney for Nick Sandmann says a $ 250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post was filed Tuesday for coverage of the CovCath incident.



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