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Kirsten Gillibrand becomes first senator to call for abolishing ICE

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Friday became the first U.S. senator to join the growing ranks of progressives who want to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“The mistreatment of immigrant children and families is one of the most urgent crises we face,” Gillibrand said in a statement. “ICE has lost trust. It stokes fear. It has to go.”

The taunting of Terry Crews is a new low

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As the story often goes, 50 Cent has incensed the masses with his gross displays of immaturity and idiocy. The latest controversy stems from his reported public taunting of actor Terry Crews about the latter’s sexual assault. In now-deleted posts on Instagram, 50 Cent mocked Crews for not responding in a violent manner.

Trump reportedly threatens to pull US out of World Trade Organization

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Could President Donald Trump pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization? That’s what he’s been threatening to do in conversations with top advisers, Axios reported Friday.

Court packing might become the next internal battle for Democrats

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Experts who study Washington’s power dynamics have a message for Democrats looking to stop the Trump administration from abusing its power: When they go low, you go lower.

Trump says journalists should be “free from fear of being violently attacked while doing their job”

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In the wake of Thursday’s shooting at a Maryland newspaper, Trump — who describes the press as the “enemy of the American people,” routinely calls unflattering reports “fake news” and sometimes stirs outrage against individual reporters — said journalists should not have to fear being “violently attacked while doing their job.”