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July 3, 2016

Stacey Dash calls Jesse Williams a Hollywood ‘plantation slave’

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Just when we thought the idea of trading Stacey Dash in an imaginary racial draft couldn’t possibly come up again – Dash opens her mouth. This has been a high-praise week for Jesse Williams and his extraordinarily eloquent BET Awards acceptance speech. So, right on time, Dash has written a blog post scorching and skewering Williams for pretty much existing as a black man in America. Dash is disgusted, ya’ll:…

Usain Bolt has injured hamstring, status for Rio Games in doubt

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Usain Bolt’s Olympic quest is in doubt, after the sprint superstar left his country’s national championships with a hamstring injury shortly before he was going to run the 100-meter final. And that was just one part of a bizarre night at National Stadium. Bolt’s longtime rival Yohan Blake won the 100 title and formally qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — but only after a…

Attacked by Trump, Mexicans look to Jewish groups for help

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Donald Trump and his racially charged rhetoric may be divisive on many levels. But the Republican presidential candidate has been a catalyst for uniting two, seemingly disparate groups: Mexicans and Jews. U.S. residents of Mexican descent, feeling besieged by Trump’s attacks on their culture and ancestral homeland, are ramping up ties to American Jewish networks and emulating Jewish models of political activism, including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. And…

Ryan does Trump damage control in Silicon Valley

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Even in San Francisco, Paul Ryan can’t escape the shadow of Donald Trump. In between fundraisers during a West Coast swing this week — including an event with Apple’s Tim Cook — the House speaker made a lunch stop on the city’s waterfront, where he tried to sell a crowd of tech executives including Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman on his work with the Republican Congress….

FBI interviews Hillary Clinton over email use as secretary of state

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Hillary Clinton met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday morning for a “voluntary interview” about the investigation into her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state, her campaign announced. The interview at FBI headquarters in Washington, which lasted for three and a half hours according to a campaign aide, is a long-expected development in the months-long email saga that has complicated Clinton’s White…