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Teen smashes egg on Australian senator who blamed immigrants for New Zealand mosque attacks

Teen smashes egg on Australian senator who blamed immigrants for New Zealand mosque attacksFraser Anning was speaking to reporters Saturday when cameras caught a 17-year-old standing behind the politician cracking a raw egg on his head.



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'You Are a Good Egg.' Fundraiser for Australian Teen Who Egged Senator Raises Over $30,000

'You Are a Good Egg.' Fundraiser for Australian Teen Who Egged Senator Raises Over $  30,000The teen 'egged' a controversial senator following his Islamophobic comments



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Senator Gillibrand formally launches presidential campaign

Senator Gillibrand formally launches presidential campaignGillibrand, who launched an exploratory committee earlier this year as a precursor, joins more than a dozen other Democrats who have already formally entered the contest to win the nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Someone who isn’t afraid of progress,” Gillibrand says in a video released Sunday morning to formalize her entry into the campaign. Gillibrand opted to use a video instead of a speech at a rally, the traditional method, to formally launch her campaign.



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Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attack

Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attackCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings.



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Australian premier sides with egger against egged senator

Australian premier sides with egger against egged senatorCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Sunday suggested an anti-Muslim senator should be charged after he slapped a teen who cracked a raw egg over the legislator's head.



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Australia's prime minister says anti-Muslim senator should be charged for striking teen who broke egg on his head

Australia's prime minister says anti-Muslim senator should be charged for striking teen who broke egg on his headAustralia's prime minister on Sunday suggested an anti-Muslim senator should be charged after he slapped a teen who cracked a raw egg over the legislator's head. Sen. Fraser Anning has been widely condemned for blaming Muslim immigration for racist attacks on two New Zealand mosques that claimed at least 50 lives. Will Connolly, the 17-year-old boy who egged Anning, has become an online hero for the incident. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday took Connolly's side, telling reporters: "The full force of the law should be applied to Sen. Anning." Police allege Connolly, who calls himself "Egg Boy" online, assaulted the senator with the egg. Thanks For Support Muslims..eggboy will connolly pic.twitter.com/Zt9Cf1n3aT— Shahajadul Islam (@shahajadul) March 17, 2019 Anning "retaliated and struck the teen twice" before Connolly was dragged to the ground by Anning supporters, a police statement said. "The incident is being actively investigated by Victoria Police in its entirety," the statement said, including Anning's actions. Anning came under blistering criticism over tweets on Friday, including one that said, "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?" "The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place," he said in a later statement. Anning has now been assigned a federal police security detail, a precaution usually reserved for the prime minister. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the first time on Sunday joined the public condemnation of Anning. Asked by a journalist what she thought of Anning's comments, she replied simply: "They're a disgrace." A GoFundMe page set up to raise 2,000 Australia dollars ($ 1,400) to pay for Connolly's "legal fees" and "more eggs" had exceeded AU$ 25,000 on Sunday. Senator Anning strikes the teenager who broke an egg over his head Credit: Australia Pool The site says most of the money will go to Christchurch victims. "Love the spunk of egg boy who puts his egg where we'd like it to be!" donor Val Lehmann-Monck posted. "This kid is awesome. The senator will not get re-elected due to the publicity and those comments and his reaction," donor Nikhil Reddy wrote. After the egging, Anning supporters pinned Connolly to the ground until journalists appealed for him to be allowed back on his feet, The Sun-Herald newspaper reported. Far-right activist Neil Erikson, who was involved in tackling Connolly, shouted for reporters to be removed from the area. "Get the journalists out of here … If you don't like, get out," Erikson was quoted as saying. Police say they arrested Connolly, took his details and then released him without charge. Connolly urged his online followers not to follow his example. "Don't egg politicians. You get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time," he said in a video, using Australian slang for a poor, ignorant white person. "I learnt the hard way," he added.



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Trump launches bitter attack on late senator John McCain and Saturday Night Live

Trump launches bitter attack on late senator John McCain and Saturday Night LiveDonald Trump has launched a bitter tirade against late senator John McCain for the second time in 24 hours. The president hurled a series of unfounded allegations at the former Arizona senator this week on social media, claiming new court documents revealed he personally delivered the infamous dossier containing information against Mr Trump “to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election”. Mr Trump’s comments appear to be an attempt to concoct a scandal surrounding the late senator.



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US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan

US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in GolanJERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday vowed to push for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in what would represent a new contentious political gift to Israel from the Trump administration.



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GOP senator: Trump lied about hush money payments because he 'loves his family'

GOP senator: Trump lied about hush money payments because he 'loves his family'“I honestly think this president loves his family," Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., said. "And I think it has as much to do with trying not to have public discussions about something that is, for him, a private matter.”



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Senator McSally Reveals She Was Raped While Serving in Air Force

Senator McSally Reveals She Was Raped While Serving in Air ForceThe Arizona Republican, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she initially didn’t report instances of sexual assault while in the military because she, like others, didn’t trust the system for dealing with such incidents in the armed forces. The perpetrators abused their position of power in profound ways,” said McSally, 52. “I almost separated from the Air Force at 18 years of service over my despair.



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