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Tech CEO Launches Shocking Racist Tirade at Asian Family: ‘Trump’s Gonna F**k You’ — WATCH

A man, identified as Michael Lofthouse, the CEO of Solid8, an IT company based in San Francisco, launched an obscene racist rant at an Asian family celebrating a birthday at a restaurant in Carmel Vally, California. The aftermath of the incident was captured on video by Jordan Chan, who said she had been singing ‘Happy […]

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Ann Marie Lastrassi, Colin Kaepernick, Lindsey Graham, Lincoln Project, Deutsche Bank, Bob the Drag Queen: HOT LINKS

SOUTH CAROLINA. Lindsey Graham challenger Jaime Harrison raises record $13.9 million. “Our campaign’s record-breaking fundraising reflects the grassroots energy behind Jaime’s movement, and will allow this campaign to make the investments necessary to send Lindsey home for good,” Guy King, a spokesperson for Harrison’s campaign, said in a statement.  LINCOLN PROJECT AD OF THE DAY. […]

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for COVID-19

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who has “trivialized the pandemic and flouted social distancing,” has tested positive for COVID-19. The Guardian reports: “In March, as Covid-19 claimed its first victims in Brazil, the far-right populist used an address to the nation to brag that, if infected, he would quickly shake off the illness thanks to his ‘athlete’s […]

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Portland Businessman Summonsed for Felony Assault After Chokehold Homophobic Attack: ‘I’ll Kill You Faggot’

Michael Roylos, a 63-year-old Portland, Maine, businessman, has been charged with felony assault after an alleged homophobic attack on a 38-year-old woman in a Shaw’s grocery parking lot. Roylos allegedly attacked Alana Reali after criticizing the way she parked in the Shaw’s parking lot. The Bangor Daily News reports: “After she got out of her […]

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Florida Teen Who Died of COVID-19 Attended Large Church Event, Was Treated with Hydroxychloroquine: WATCH

Carsyn Davis, a 17-year-old with preexisting health issues who is one of the youngest in Florida to die from COVID-19, attended a church function with 100 other children two weeks before her death, and was treated with the Trump-touted drug hydroxychloroquine, which is potentially lethal. NBC2 reports: “The ME’s report said on June 10, Carsyn […]

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Arrest Sparks Protests in Upstate NY After Video Emerges of Officer with Knee on Black Man’s Neck: WATCH

Citizens protested outside Schenectady, NY police headquarters on Monday night after video emerged of the arrest of Yugeshwar Gaindarpersaud, 31, who was later released after being charged with resisting arrest. The video showed a Schenectady police officer with his knee on the suspects neck. Gaindarpersaud said he lost consciousness before being put in the police car. […]

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Halle Berry Apologizes for Saying She Was Considering Playing a Transgender Man

Halle Berry apologized late Monday for remarks she made over the weekend in an interview on Instagram Live in which she said she was considering a new role in which she would play a transgender man. Said Berry over the weekend: “[It’s] a character where the woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman […]

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‘Costco Ken’ Goes Ballistic at Elderly Woman Who Asked Him to Wear a Mask: ‘I Feel Threatened!!!’ — WATCH

A man wearing a “Running the World Since 1776′ t-shirt was captured on video flipping out at Costco in Fort Myers, Florida after an elderly woman asked him to wear a mask. The incident is said to have taken place on June 27, but has recently gone viral. RELATED: Costco Karen Stages Sit-In After Refusing […]

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Grindr, Valued at $600 Million+, Received Between $1 and $2 Million in Trump Administration’s PPP Coronavirus Loans for Small Businesses

The gay hook-up app Grindr, which was sold in early June to a group called San Vicente Acquisition LLC for more than $600 million, received $1-$2 million in small business PPP loan funds from the Trump administration, according to media reports. The Chinese firm Kunlun Tech agreed to sell Grindr in March for $608.5 million, […]

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‘Are You Two a Couple of Fags?’ — Oklahoma Realtor Beaten Unconscious After Honking to Get Into Parking Space: WATCH

Christian Council, an Oklahoma City-area realtor was beaten unconscious last week by two people, identified as Amery Dickerson and Bennett Stone, who used anti-gay slurs as they hit him in the head. Council said it was early Saturday morning when he arrived home with a friend and honked when he saw a car was blocking […]

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Senator John Kennedy: ‘Build a Fallout Shelter’ if Biden Wins the Presidency — WATCH

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) told Sean Hannity that Americans should build a fallout shelter if Joe Biden wins the presidency. Said Kennedy: “Well, the vice president says he will transform America. He will. And the American people will pay a fearsome price. His foreign policy is hugs and hot cocoa for America’s enemies. If he’s […]

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Tests Positive for COVID-19: WATCH

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has tested positive for coronavirus she said on Monday: “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.” Bottoms also spoke about her diagnosis with MSNBC. The mayor said she would be in her home office for the next two weeks and will be watching […]

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Ghislaine Maxwell, Herd Immunity, Ennio Morricone, ‘Hamilton’, Susan Collins, OkCupid, Faithless Electors, Justin Trudeau: HOT LINKS

FAITHLESS ELECTORS. SCOTUS rules that  “faithless elector” laws, which penalize or remove presidential electors who fail to vote for the candidate they have pledged to support, are unconstitutional. RIP. Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at 91: “His death was confirmed by his lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, who said that Mr. Morricone had been admitted to […]

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Jimmy John’s Employees Fired After Mock Lynching with Bread Dough

Several employees at a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop in Woodstock, Georgia were fired after a video shared on social media showed them mocking lynchings with a noose made out of bread dough. Jimmy John’s said the employees were fired, writing on social media: “The actions seen in the video are absolutely unacceptable and do not […]

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Sam Smith Releases Stunning Cover of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ — WATCH

Sam Smith released a cover of Coldplay’s iconic anthem “Fix You” on Monday. It’s a track they first performed during the iHeartRadio Living Room Concert Series in May. Said Smith at the time: “The last few weeks [and] the last few months have been so mad for everyone, and I’ve just been at home, and […]

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