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Wildly Inaccurate Trump Op-Ed On Health Care Receives Swift Backlash

Wildly Inaccurate Trump Op-Ed On Health Care Receives Swift BacklashUSA Today on Wednesday published an opinion piece credited to President Donald



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Susan Collins Receives 3,000 Coat Hangers Ahead Of Kavanaugh Vote

Susan Collins Receives 3,000 Coat Hangers Ahead Of Kavanaugh VoteAs a reminder of what could be at stake if President Donald Trump's latest



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Family of saved boy thank Malian 'Spider-Man' Mamoudou Gassama, as 'true hero' receives French residency

Family of saved boy thank Malian 'Spider-Man' Mamoudou Gassama, as 'true hero' receives French residencyThe family of a small boy found hanging from a balcony in Paris have expressed heartfelt thanks to the Malian migrant who saved him. "He's truly a hero," the boy's grandmother said of Mamoudou Gassama, who climbed four floors before a crowd of well-wishers to pluck the child from danger. The four-year-old's father, who had allegedly left him in their flat to go shopping, and then stayed out longer than planned to play Pokemon Go, faces charges of child neglect. The daring rescue, which has earned him the nickname of Spider-Man, saw Mr Gassama become an overnight national hero and he was offered French citizenship. President Emmanuel Macron awarded him a medal for bravery after inviting him to the Elysée Palace on Monday and offered him a job in the fire brigade. “Thank you France. That’s all I can say,” said Mr Gassama after coming out of the state prefecture in of Bobigny, north or Paris, where he was handed a residency permit while awaiting full citizenship. It transpires that the boy had left Réunion, the French Indian Ocean island, where his mother and grandmother live, only three weeks ago for Paris to join his father, who works in the capital. His mother and the couple's second child were due to join them in June. The boy had already fallen one or two floors before somehow managing to grab hold of the fourth-floor balcony, as he is said to have pointed upwards when a resident in the neighbouring fourth-floor flat asked where he came from. His mother told Antenne Réunion that the boy's father had little experience looking after him on his own and that this was not the first time he had left him alone. "I can't justify what my husband did. People will say it could have happened to anyone and it has happened to other people. My son was just lucky," she said. Speaking of Mr Gassama’s act, she said: “If I were to meet him, I think I would say what everyone is saying: thank you, thank you!” “At any rate, I wouldn’t have been able to go one better than the president. He has been recompensed for his act.” There have been questions over why a man on the balcony of the neighbouring fourth-floor flat couldn’t simply pull him to safety. Mamoudou Gassam rescues young child from building in Paris  Credit: Telegraph But the neighbour told Le Parisien that he could only hold the boy’s hand but not pull him up because there was a divider separating the two balconies and he feared dropping him. "I didn't want to take the risk of letting go of his hand, I thought it better to do things step by step," he said. The child had been wearing a Spiderman outfit, he said, and was bleeding from his toe and had a torn nail. The boy was briefly taken into care by French authorities while police questioned his father, who was reportedly devastated, but social services concluded that the child risked no further imminent danger so gave him back custody. However, the father faces charges of failing in one's legal duty as a parent, punishable by a maximum two years in prison and a fine of €30,000 (£26,000). His mother is also due to be interviewed by social workers in Réunion. Emmanuel Macron awarded Mamadou Gassama a special medal and diploma for bravery and devotion Credit: POOL As for Mr Gassama, the 22-year-old left his native Mali in West Africa as a teenager in 2013, according to Le Monde. He crossed the Sahara desert through Burkina Faso, Niger and Libya and then traversed the Mediterranean to Italy in 2014 at his second attempt.  His first bid failed when he was intercepted at sea by police. He told Mr Macron that he had travelled to France because he did not know anyone in Italy and his brother had been living in France for many years. According to Le Figaro, he has been living in squalid migrant lodgings in Montreuil, east of Paris, with three brothers and several cousins.



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Parkland shooting officer labelled a 'coward' receives $8,700 a month pension

Parkland shooting officer labelled a 'coward' receives $  8,700 a month pensionThe sheriff’s deputy condemned by President Donald Trump for failing to confront the shooter who killed 17 people at a high school in Florida is receiving an almost $ 9,000 monthly pension, even though he resigned following the massacre. Scot Peterson, who was a school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland at the time of the shooting in February, was the first person to respond to the incident. Mr Peterson is receiving $ 8,702.35 a month from his pension, with the first payment having been received in April, according to the Florida Department of Management Services.



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Colin Kaepernick Receives Amnesty International's Highest Honor For Activism

Colin Kaepernick Receives Amnesty International's Highest Honor For ActivismAmnesty International on Saturday named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback



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'It's Not an Attack on White People.' Professor Receives 'Vile' Backlash Over 'White Racism' Class

'It's Not an Attack on White People.' Professor Receives 'Vile' Backlash Over 'White Racism' Class"I think we need to name white racism"



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Trump Receives Pre-Holiday Ego Boost From His Cabinet, GOP Leaders

Trump Receives Pre-Holiday Ego Boost From His Cabinet, GOP LeadersWASHINGTON ― Fresh off his only major legislative victory, President Donald Trump on Wednesday basked in the adulation showered upon him by a trifecta of Cabinet members, Congressional Republican leaders and his own White House press team.



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Indian DJ receives death threats after being mistaken for FCC commissioner who repealed net neutrality

Indian DJ receives death threats after being mistaken for FCC commissioner who repealed net neutralityThe wave of online discontent with the Federal Communications Commission decision to reverse Internet neutrality rules has yielded one unlikely victim: A 42-year-old Indian DJ. As the American agency marched closer this year to making a decision that would allow telecommunications companies to discriminate when it comes to bandwidth, Internet mobs took up their virtual pitchforks and began circling around the Instagram account of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. Ajit Pai, the DJ who lives in Goa, India, says that he first noticed the strangely abusive comments about two months ago, but wasn’t immediately sure why he had been targeted.



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Activist Apparently Behind Failed Washington Post Sting Receives 'Hero' Award

Activist Apparently Behind Failed Washington Post Sting Receives 'Hero' AwardJust over a week after a sting attempt on The Washington Post apparently tied to Project Veritas spectacularly backfired, Project Veritas President James O’Keefe was honored as a “hero” by the conservative group United for Purpose.



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School cancels Muslim speaker after teacher organising presentation receives threats

School cancels Muslim speaker after teacher organising presentation receives threatsA teacher at Northeastern Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, had invited a local Muslim woman to speak about her faith and sent a note to parents informing them of the event. The letter, which was posted online, introduced the speaker as a New York City native who resided in Connecticut and had founded an organisation devoted to “empowerment of Muslim women”. In a statement to NBC, Bristol Public Schools superintendent Susan Kalt Moreau said despite the cancellation “there was an outpouring of support for bringing a speaker in to support our curriculum which includes religions of the world”.



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