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FLASHBACK: Tucker Carlson Takes On NYT Reporter

FLASHBACK: Tucker Carlson Takes On NYT Reporter

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Harvard Law Grad: Free Speech Is ‘Racist’ And ‘Oppressive’

Harvard Law Grad: Free Speech Is ‘Racist’ And ‘Oppressive’

Recent Harvard Law School graduate Kendra Albert (who uses the pronoun “they”) says the average person who flippantly uses legal words outside of the legal realm “lose[s] sight of the often discriminatory history” of such terminology.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Albert dubs such terms “legal talismans” — a “legal term of art, out of place, invoked to make or justify substantive decisions that do not involve formal legal processes.”

Common legal talismans, “they” say,  are “free speech” and “defamation,” the latter of which “hides deeply sexist, racist, and whorephobic, which means ‘anti-sex worker,’ connotations.”

When people “casually reference” such terminology, they’re ignoring the lingo’s “prejudicial histories,” Albert notes.

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QB Kaepernick Booed At First Game Of The Season

QB Kaepernick Booed At First Game Of The Season

Before San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, a loud chant of "USA, USA" rang out at New Era Field.

Kaepernick knelt during the anthem for the first time as a starting quarterback before a regular-season game and was again joined by safety Eric Reid and linebacker Eli Harold in protest of racial inequality and oppression in the United States.

Safeties Antoine Bethea and Jaquiski Tartt, cornerbacks Keith Reaser and Rashard Robinson and running back Mike Davis continued their tradition of raising their right fists during "The Star-Spangled Banner."

As Kaepernick, who on Sunday made his first start since Week 8 of last season, led the offense onto the field, he was greeted by a loud chorus of boos from Bills fans. Those boos continued for the first couple of snaps before dissipating into cheers of encouragement for Buffalo's defense.

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LEAKED EMAIL: Hillary Worried Terrorists Hiding Among Refugees

LEAKED EMAIL: Hillary Worried Terrorists Hiding Among Refugees

In a private 2013 speech, Hillary Clinton worried about the risk of “jihadists” entering Jordan with “legitimate refugees” because “they can’t possibly vet all those refugees.”

Clinton today wants to increase the amount of Syrian refugees the United States takes in by 55,000 annually. She believes that the U.S. refugee screening process is comprehensive enough to catch potential jihadists trying to enter the country, though FBI Director James Comey has said that the vetting process is severely limited by a lack of available data.

  U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, United States September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

“So I think you’re right to have gone to the places that you visited because there’s a discussion going on now across the region to try to see where there might be common ground to deal with the threat posed by extremism, and particularly with Syria, which has everyone quite worried, Jordan because it’s on their border and they have hundreds of thousands of refugees and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees,” Clinton said before the Jewish United Fund Of Metropolitan Chicago during an October 2013 lunch.

She added, “So they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees. Turkey for the same reason.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio: Ban People Who Don’t Believe In Climate Change From Holding Public Office

Leonardo DiCaprio: Ban People Who Don’t Believe In Climate Change  From Holding Public Office

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio said Monday that those who don’t believe in climate change shouldn’t be permitted to hold public office.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks during a discussion on climate change during the South by South Lawn (SXSL) festival on the South Lawn of the the White House on October 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Mandel NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks during a discussion on climate change during the South by South Lawn festival on the South Lawn of the the White House on Monday in Washington, D.C. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

During remarks about his new documentary “Before the Flood” at the White House’s South by South Lawnevent celebrating and encouraging innovation, DiCaprio said, “We must empower leaders who not only believe in climate change but are willing to do something about it.”

“The scientific consensus is in and the argument is now over,” DiCaprio said. “If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts or in science or empirical truths and, therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office.”

Some interpreted his remarks as a swipe against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has called climate change a “hoax.”

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