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    White nationalist Richard Spencer punched in the face during interview

    WASHINGTON – White nationalist and leader of the alt-right movement Richard Spencer was sucker-punched in the face twice in downtown Washington D.C. following President Trump’s inauguration Friday. Spencer said he was walking to a restaurant with people from Stateless Media who were working on an interview with him when people recognized him and a circle formed near 14th and K Street. Suddenly, a man wearing a black hoodie attacked him, striking Spencer under the left eye. I was just physically […]

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    VIDEO: Anti-Trump protesters torch limo blocks from inaugural parade

    WASHINGTON — Protesters vandalized and set a limousine on fire just blocks from President Donald Trump’s inaugural parade route Friday afternoon. Several cars in the area of 12th and K streets had their windows blown out by protesters around 4:30 p.m. A limo along the road was then set on fire, sending black smoke billowing into the sky. DC pic.twitter.com/jNfxTcbzt8 — Alex Cuadros (@alexcuadros) January 20, 2017 By 4:45 p.m., firefighters had contained the blaze. Dozens of police officers wearing […]

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    ‘Charity isn’t political’: Washington restaurants giving away inauguration weekend profits

    By Ese Olumhense in Washington, D.C. With its sultry uptempo soul music, high shadows cast by low lamps, and velvet couches, Tryst, a trendy cafe and bar in Washington, D.C.’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, is magnetic. A large crowd, even on weeknights, can be found there, as smiling servers weave through the pack, flitting from table to table. Almost every seat at the bar was full on Friday night. It’s hard to imagine the hotspot any busier, but Saturday, the night […]

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    Video shows anti-Trump protester spitting in officer’s face

    CLEVELAND — Cameras captured the moment an anti-Trump protester appeared to spit in the face of a police officer in downtown Cleveland Friday. The incident happened as a few dozen people, accompanied by a group of Cleveland bike patrol officers, demonstrated against President Donald Trump‘s inauguration. WJW-TV video shows one of the protesters repeatedly elbow and push one of the officers. When the police grab him, he appears to spit in an officer’s face. Police shoved protesters away as they tried to cuff the man. The man […]

  • Electoral College Voters Cast Ballots Amid Protests

    Protest movements surge ahead of Trump’s Inauguration

    By Jana Kasperkevic in Washington, D.C. Two weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Moumita Ahmed packed her bags and moved from New York to Washington, D.C. to house hunt. The property she’s seeking will serve as a base for activists throughout Trump’s presidency, where organizers will meet, hold trainings, and possibly stay overnight while in town. The Resistance House, as it will be called, is being established just as thousands of Americans are making their way into Washington—both to celebrate Trump […]

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    Man accused of stealing $1.6M bucket of gold flakes caught in Ecuador

    NEW YORK – A man accused of stealing an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan has been captured, authorities confirmed. Julio Nivelo, 53, was caught in Ecuador Thursday, police told WPIX-TV. Video of the alleged theft, which shows the man grabbing the 86-pound bucket of gold flakes out of the back of an armored truck on September 29, 2016, circulated widely online. That footage led to multiple tips identifying Nivelo as […]

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    Man buys lottery ticket after trees in 2 cities fall on his vehicles the same night

    WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The most recent storm to hammer the Sacramento region seemed to have it out for one person in particular — Gerogiy Karpekin. “You know, life’s full of peaks and valleys, man,” Karpekin told KTXL. Karpekin was at Sacramento City College Wednesday evening when the winds picked up. He later found out he’d need a ride home from the Land Park-area campus. “I walked up to my truck and I saw it was ‘taco’d’ around a tree,” […]

  • Electoral College Voters Cast Ballots Amid Protests

    Protest movements surge ahead of Trump’s Inauguration

    By Jana Kasperkevic in Washington, D.C. Two weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Moumita Ahmed packed her bags and moved from New York to Washington, D.C. to house hunt. The property she’s seeking will serve as a base for activists throughout Trump’s presidency, where organizers will meet, hold trainings, and possibly stay overnight while in town. The Resistance House, as it will be called, is being established just as thousands of Americans are making their way into Washington—both to celebrate Trump […]

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    The hiccups and potential catastrophes of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

    By Avi Asher-Schapiro Outside Washington, D.C.’s Union Station on Thursday morning, late commuters mingled with visitors to the nation’s capital as private vendors hawked unlicensed Trump merchandise to arriving inauguration attendees. Business, at least at that hour, was not brisk: Many passersby—arriving off trains from the Northeast Corridor and likely in town for planned anti-Trump protests—stopped for photos with the lone Bernie Sanders supporter outside the station, holding a styrofoam board clustered with buttons from a bygone primary. By Thursday […]