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Comedian Shane Gillis Fired From 'Saturday Night Live' For Racist Remarks

Comedian Shane Gillis Fired From 'Saturday Night Live' For Racist Remarks

Shane Gillis was set to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, premiering on Sept. 28. On Monday, a spokesperson announced the show had fired Gillis after a video of him using a racial slur for Chinese people surfaced online.The comedian’s rising star has dimmed in a controversy over a series of derogatory statements he made on his podcast. SNL said the show had no idea. He said, “I was always a Mad TV guy anyway.”

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Comedian Shane Gillis Fired From 'Saturday Night Live' For Racist Remarks

New Calls To Impeach Justice Kavanaugh: How It Would Work And Why It Likely Won't

New Calls To Impeach Justice Kavanaugh: How It Would Work And Why It Likely Won't

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing a new allegation of sexual misconduct, leading some Democrats to call for his impeachment. Above, he listens to a discussion at a Washington event.Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the ouster of the controversial justice over a new allegation of sexual misconduct published in a New York Times essay.

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New Calls To Impeach Justice Kavanaugh: How It Would Work And Why It Likely Won't

Reporters Dig Into Justice Kavanaugh's Past, Allegations Of Misconduct Against Him

Reporters Dig Into Justice Kavanaugh's Past, Allegations Of Misconduct Against Him

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Sept. 27, 2018.A new book by The New York Times Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly extends the investigation into the SCOTUS justice’s history, chases down sexual misconduct allegations and considers his years since.

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Reporters Dig Into Justice Kavanaugh's Past, Allegations Of Misconduct Against Him

Judge Blocks Removal Of Confederate Statue That Sparked Charlottesville Protest

Judge Blocks Removal Of Confederate Statue That Sparked Charlottesville Protest

City workers drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 23, 2017.An effort to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee sparked the white nationalist rally in 2017 that resulted in the deaths of counter-demonstrator Heather Heyer and two state police officers.

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Judge Blocks Removal Of Confederate Statue That Sparked Charlottesville Protest

US officials warn of danger of feral hogs heading across the border from Canada

Amazingly, the first names of the culprits are Don Jr, Eric, and Ivanka…
Go figure…
:-)

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York’s attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue and its owners

Source: US officials warn of danger of feral hogs heading across the border from Canada