BREAKING: Second Suspect In Custody Believed to Be Accomplice to Texas School Shooter

A second person in police custody in the wake of the Sante Fe, TX school shooting is believed to be a possible accomplice to the suspected gunman, a law enforcement official told CNN. The official added that this person, who is 18 years old, is not the shooter. The alleged shooter has been identified by multiple sources as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis. Police believe he is a student at Santa Fe High School, where the shooting took place. The suspected shooter killed at least 10 people and wounded even more on the school’s campus. Most of the victims are believed to be students. According to police, Pagourtzis was armed with an AR-15 style rifle, a pistol, a shotgun and pipe bombs. This story is developing. Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab]

Tillerson Decries ‘Alternative Realities,’ Leaders Who ‘Conceal the Truth’ in Loaded Commencement Speech

The latest commencement speaker to make veiled references denouncing threats to established norma of American society is… Rex Tillerson? Tillerson delivered the Virginia Military Institute commencement today and made some interesting remarks about leadership and the truth, less than two months after leaving the Trump White House. The former Secretary of State spoke of global challenges before expressing his concern about “the state of our American democracy,” particularly a “growing crisis of ethics and integrity.” He went on to emphasize the importance of the truth:
If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no long grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom. This is the life of non-democratic societies… A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth Continue reading "Tillerson Decries ‘Alternative Realities,’ Leaders Who ‘Conceal the Truth’ in Loaded Commencement Speech"

Trump Bashes CNN, Washington Post Over ZTE Coverage: ‘There Has Been No Folding’ With China

Another day, another round of tweets from Donald Trump, another swing at the media — this time for coverage of the president’s supposed capitulation to China with a deal regarding a telecom company. For the last few days, much has been made about Trump’s pledge to rescue Chinese smartphone company ZTE from punishing U.S. trade restrictions. This seems to be a 180 from Trump’s past complaints about China stealing American jobs and tech — or “raping” the U.S., as he so Trumpily put it — plus there are questions as towhy the U.S. government should assist ZTE despite the company’s violations of Iran/North Korea sanctions, and other national security concerns. Trump has been defending the move over the last few days, and now he’s hitting the media for reporting on it.

Michael Cohen’s Lawyers Fire Back at Avenatti: He ‘Published Numerous Incorrect Statements’

Michael Cohen fired back at Michael Avenatti Wednesday night, after Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dropped documents detailing a number of alleged payments to Cohen, including one six figure sum from a firm linked to a Russian oligarch. Shortly after Avenatti released the document, a number of news outlets confirmed some of the payments, which were in the millions and made to one of Cohen’s shell companies. Early on Wednesday, Cohen told reporters that Avenatti’s document was “inaccurate.” MSNBC’s Ari Melber reported on his show Wednesday night Cohen’s first extensive response to Avenatti. The statement from Cohen’s Continue reading "Michael Cohen’s Lawyers Fire Back at Avenatti: He ‘Published Numerous Incorrect Statements’"

Here’s What Donald Trump’s Penis is Like, Courtesy of Stormy Daniels

Okay, guys. We all know that we were going to get to this moment. And here it is, so steel yourselves: we now know vaguely what President Donald Trump‘s penis looks like. In a lengthy tell-all in Penthouse, Daniels described her alleged sexual encounter with Trump, in detail, and with her signature aloof wit. “What was your impression of Trump before you met him?” reporter Mitchell Sunderland – who, incidentally, was fired from Vice Media’s women’s channel over leaked emails to Milo Yiannopoulos – asked the porn star. “Before I met him, I thought that he was on TV and had funny hair,” Daniels replied. “What was your impression when you met?” Sunderland asked. “That he was on TV and had funny hair.” Sunderland later pressed Daniels about The Donald’s legendary hair and what kind of heat he’s packing. He asked if the hair is Continue reading "Here’s What Donald Trump’s Penis is Like, Courtesy of Stormy Daniels"

Learning the wrong lessons from the Ice Bucket Challenge

Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from a few years ago? It was a social media phenomenon where people challenged friends on social media to pour a cold bucket of ice water over their heads to raise awareness about ALS. Once called out, people either posted a video of themselves completing the Challenge or donated money to an ALS charity. Many people did both. The Challenge went viral. More than 2.4 million ice bucket videos, many featuring celebrities, were uploaded to Facebook. The Ice Bucket Challenge was a giant windfall for ALS charities. The ALS Association raised $100.9 million in online donations during the height of the phenomenon between July 29 and August 29, 2014. This compares to $2.8 million during the same, ice bucket-free, period the previous year. After the success of 2014, a group of ALS organizations tried to relaunch the challenge in 2015. It
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