THIS WEEK: Puerto Rico death toll, Trump's Trump Tower admission, Laura Ingraham not a fan of current US demographics, ICE cover up & much more!
OFFICIAL PUERTO RICO HURRICANE MARIA DEATH TOLL IS 1427
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THE BIG STORY
Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427
Puerto Rico is estimating in a report to Congress that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, though an island official said Thursday that the confirmed toll remains frozen at 64 pending a scientific review due out soon.
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#SADTRUMP
President Admits Trump Tower Meeting Was Meant to Get Dirt on Clinton
President Trump said on Sunday that a Trump Tower meeting between top campaign aides and a Kremlin-connected lawyer was designed to "get information on an opponent." Can will still not say "collusion?"
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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner ordered the removal of stories in the New York Observer about his friends and peers when he owned the paper. POTUS' son-in-law personally asked a software developer to remove a "handful of articles."

West Hollywood urges removal of Trump’s Walk of Fame star. Nice thought, but it probably won't happen.

Omarosa claims that Donald Trump used the "N" word while filming The Apprentice. And she has tape to prove it!

Donald Trump's attorneys and Robert Mueller still at impasse over president's testimony. "It’s not so much obstruction questions" the president's team is worried about, Giuliani said. "It’s really sucker punches." Huh?

Kathleen Turner confirms that Donald Trump has a gross handshake. She explained: "He goes to shake your hand and with his index finger kind of rubs the inside of your wrist. He’s trying to do some kind of seductive intimacy move. You pull your hand away and go, 'Yuck.'"

The Trump campaign wants to sell Space Force gear, and they're asking you to pick a design. Because they are that fucking lazy. Luckily, Space Force will probably never get off the ground.

Donald Trump Jr. uses obviously photoshopped image to falsely inflate Trump’s approval rating. The epitome of fake news.
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NEWS & POLITICS
Laura Ingraham once again proves that she's a racist.
"In some parts of the country it does seem like the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore," Ingraham said. "Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. And they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like."
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Alex Jones had a very, very bad Monday. YouTube, Apple and Facebook have removed main outlets for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars website, citing repeated violations of policies against hate speech and glorifying violence. Bye, bitch!

Alex Jones has a few less tweets on Twitter. Certain content created by conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones disappeared from Twitter Thursday, just one hour after a CNN article called them out for violating Twitter’s policies.

Disgraced Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told Sacha Baron Cohen he'd accept oral sex from Trump. Yup. That happened. Arpaio spoke sternly to a tiny toy donut about the need for guns, conceded that President Trump has most likely had a "golden shower," and admitted that he would accept an offer of “a blow job” from Trump.

In leaked recording, key House Republican suggests GOP must keep House to protect Trump from Mueller. Nunes can also be heard on the recording arguing that any effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could interfere with the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh. So yeah, this is what the Republicans are trying to do.

Stephen Miller now wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants. The proposal, which is expected within weeks, would make the path to citizenship more difficult for those who have ever used a "range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge of the plan told NBC News." 😤

Anonymous vows to take down, expose QAnon. Anonymous slammed QAnon as potentially dangerous and driven by a "brainless political agenda."

In one weekend in Chicago, 75 people were shot, including 12 who died. Shooters targeted large groups at a block party, a funeral and other outdoor gatherings. 75 people! The oldest of the shooting victims was 62 and the youngest 11.

Indonesia Island struck by second deadly earthquake. At least 98 people are dead after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the same Indonesia island that endured a deadly earthquake last Sunday.

Man arrested at "extremist Muslim" New Mexico compound was training kids to commit school shootings. Authorities raided the compound near rural Amalia on Friday, rescuing 11 starving children and arresting two men and three women, after what started as an investigation into one of the men's alleged abduction of his son in Georgia.

"Manhattan Madam" Kristin Davis scheduled to testify before Mueller grand jury this week. Davis said she couldn't have worked on Trump's presidential campaign and has no information about it because she was in prison during much of that time. That seems like a pretty good excuse.

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) has been arrested by the FBI on insider trading charges related to an Australian biotechnology company. Collins, in his third term, was the first congressman to endorse Donald Trump for president. Karma?

Stormy Daniels’ attorney and Trump basher, Michael Avenatti, may run for president. "I’m exploring a run for the presidency of the United States." Why not stick to lawyering? 
SOCIAL INJUSTICE
ICE Crashed Van Full of Migrant Moms, Then Pretended Like It Didn't Happen
A new report by the Texas Observer claims Immigration and Customs Enforcement repeatedly denied the existence of a crash that injured multiple migrant moms being transported last month. Two days after the crash, an ICE spokesperson told the Observer, "Your sources misinformed you. There was no crash." The problem is, there was a crash. 
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One of the two officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark in March was confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on his wedding day. BLM says its members helped plan the confrontation ever since they found the officer's wedding website online, with information about the venue, a vineyard about an hour outside of Sacramento.

Four Florida paramedics, accused of refusing to care for Crystle Galloway and racially profiling her. "They never took blood pressure. They never took her temperature. They never checked any of her vitals," said Nicole Black, Galloway's mother. Her mother drove Galloway to the hospital herself. Later that day, Galloway slipped into a coma. Five days later she died.

A man who just wanted to enjoy the pool at the Las Vegas Encore Beach Club. He was wearing a Mr. Turk swimming brief and was asked to leave sparking a social media video post in which he accuses the hotel of discrimination. It is basically a Speedo. 🌈

A college student was browsing the aisles at a convenience store in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when the clerk called the police on him for being "arrogant" and "black." Imagine what the clerk would have done if he was "rude" and "black."

An Arkansas police officer has been fired after telling a group of African-American men that "you don't belong in my city." No sir, you don't belong in their city
NOTABLES
"I'm a Very Clean, Thoroughbred, White Girl," DUI Suspect Tells Police
"I asked what that had to do with anything?" wrote the officer, who also is white. She replied, "You’re a cop, you should know what that means," and, "You’re a cop, you should know based on the people that come in this room." So yeah, I'm not black, set me free!
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The Russian Foreign Ministry has appointed actor Steven Seagal as a special representative to improve U.S.-Russian relations. Yes, you read that right. Hoping for the announcement that he'll be the next host of The Apprentice reboot!

Sarah Palin may get a break. It looks like Palin's appearance on Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? may not end up being aired.

Crocs Inc. said that it's closing all of its manufacturing facilities, and announced that its chief financial officer will resign. Is this the end of Crocs?

MoviePass will limit customers to three movies per month, keep prices the same. MoviePass says 85% of its customers already see no more than three per month. Just shut down. Here is how to cancel your membership.

Betsy DeVos' summer monstrosity is pure McMansion Hell. That it is.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is launching a new campaign to promote LGBTQ family acceptance. He will be getting some help from Cyndi Lauper and former NFL player Wade Davis.

Stanford swimmer Brock Turner has appeal and request for new trial denied. Yeah, the "outercourse" defense was not the way to go.

Sign the LeBron James petition. In the best idea of the week news, thousands sign petition calling for LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education
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