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Police Terrorize Water Protectors in Standing Rock (Trevin)
Use of water and sound cannons, concussion grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas injured 167 — seven of which were hospitalized with severe head injuries. Meanwhile, the mainstream media is calling the peaceful mobilization an “ongoing riot.”
Judges Rule Against Wisconsin Redistricting Plan (Dan)
A panel of federal judges recently found the Republican redistricting plan unconstitutional. Here’s why.
Melania Trump Will Not Be Moving into the White House (Jimmy)
Breaking with a long tradition, First Lady Melania Trump will be staying in Manhattan while their son Barron finishes out the school year.
How Trump is Taking on Government Bureaucracy (Dan)
Hint: He’s targeting the workers.
Han Solo and Princess Leia Love Affair. It’s All Real Folks. (Jimmy)
Actress Carrie Fisher, famous for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars movies, has confirmed long held suspicions that she and actor Harrison Ford were intimate.