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Since Donald Trump took office in 2017, former White House photographer Pete Souza has been subtly “trolling” the president, taking to Instagram to share images he took when he was covering Barack Obama’s administration. As he explained in a recent interview, these photos weren’t just shared in an effort to mock Trump, but rather to show how he does a lot of things as president that are, in his words, “not normal.”
Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s The Lead, Pete Souza promoted his new photo book, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, while explaining his motivation behind the photos he posts on Instagram. According to Bustle, Souza told Tapper that it’s important that people remember the first 500 days of Trump’s presidency and the “craziness” that happened during that time.
A Georgia woman just spent three months behind bars for illegal possession of cotton candy.
The incident took place in Monroe County, where Dasha Fincher was pulled over on New Year’s Eve 2016 for having tinted windows in her car. As WSOC-TV reported, the deputy who stopped Fincher said that her car’s window tint didn’t violate the law, but deputies still searched her car and found what they described as a “plastic bag with a blue crystal-like substance” in the floorboard of the passenger side.
Fincher told deputies that it was just cotton candy, but they claimed she was “shaking” and “very anxious.” After administering a roadside kit to test the substance, it came back positive for methamphetamine and Fincher was brought to jail on a charge of trafficking the drug with intent to distribute. She was given $1 million bond, and remained behind bars when she was unable to pay.
Police were called to the Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham, Alabama, on Thanksgiving to respond to reports of an active shooter about 9:30 p.m. Twenty-one-year-old Emantic Bradford, Jr. was shot and killed by an officer who responded to the call. Now police are saying that Bradford was not the shooter and that the actual shooter is still on the loose. The gun believed to have been used in the crime was found inside the mall’s Santa’s Village.
President Trump and incoming Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador have reportedly struck a deal to ensure that the days of asylum seekers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without being vetted first, are over.
According to the Washington Post, officials from both Washington and Mexico City met up in Houston last week to hammer out an agreement that commits López Obrador’s government to restricting South and Central American migrants from venturing into the United States without first completing an application process that could take between two and five years. Present at the meeting were incoming Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. While no documentation has been signed to show that the policy is official, it is anticipated that López Obrador will move to institute the so-called “formidable new barriers” soon after he takes office on December 1.
On Cyber Monday, millions of people will be searching online for the best deals on the hottest new products. Last year, consumers spent nearly $20 billion in online sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With so many people all around the world surfing the net and using their credit cards and other personal information to buy products, there is tremendous opportunity for scammers to take advantage of eager shoppers hunting for bargains.
“As a consumer, it’s important to pay attention to detail while shopping online and pay attention to your surroundings,” said Yonathan Klijnsma, a researcher at RiskIQ. “There are usually clues that can help you identify something potentially malicious.”
According to Fox News, there are five primary Cyber Monday scams to avoid this holiday season.
If an ATM shows up in the middle of the woods and no one is around to see it, does it actually exist? The answer is yes, because that’s exactly what happened in the woods of Maine recently. According to a report from Bangor Daily News, a Maine resident discovered the ATM on her property while out for her morning walk. The woman, whose name has not been disclosed, was walking along Dexter Farm Road in North Deer Isle when she stumbled upon the machine on Tuesday, November 20.
With New York Judge Saliann Scarpulla failing to give Donald Trump immunity in the lawsuit brought against the Trump Foundation by New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood, experts now believe it could lead to the crumbling of the president’s “financial empire,” reports Law and Crime.
As reported by the Inquisitr, Barbara Underwood brought forward a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its directors, which, along with the president, also include his children Donald Trump, Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump. The suit alleges that the Trumps “transacted business illegally and abusively” by failing “to operate and manage the Foundation in accordance” with the law, “resulting in the misuse of charitable assets and self-dealing,” which are serious allegations and could lead to the beginning of his empire’s material downfall.
There has been a lot of speculation about the possible reasons that led the Saudis to kill Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but one thing which has remained constant is the understanding that his falling out with the Saudi administration took place because of his criticism of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. But now, a major report issued by the State Department seems to suggest that Khashoggi’s problems first arose not because he criticized the Saudi leadership, but because he criticized Donald Trump.
High schools in the United States have made a series of controversial decision regarding the free speech of their students — giving a Nazi salute won’t lead to a suspension in Wisconsin, but kneeling during the national anthem will lead to one in Louisiana.
This week, a Wisconsin high school at the center of a national controversy decided that male students who appeared to give a Nazi salute in a junior prom photo will not be punished for it. As Newsweek reported, the picture showed close to 60 boys from Baraboo High School raising their arm in an apparent Nazi salute. The picture caused quite a stir after being posted to Twitter, with the photographer claiming that the students were asked to wave goodbye to their parents — a claim that was disputed by some of the students in the photo.
The last two years have brought to light the many ways in which Facebook, one of the biggest tech giants of the 21st century, misused their users’ data and actively spread misinformation despite not being in the dark about it. Earlier this month, a bombshell report in the New York Times showed how founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, and other high executives colluded in order to not release information about their users’ data having been compromised. Not only did the report suggest that Facebook hid the breach of its users’ data from the public initially, but that even board members were informed about the company’s security assessment months after it was first known internally.
Lloyd Edward Johnson, a white man who brandished his gun at a group of black teens at McDonald’s after wrongly claiming that they were paying for their food using welfare assistance, has been arrested by Minnesota police, according to the New York Times.
The video of their confrontation went viral earlier this week on Twitter, leading to a massive backlash on social media. Farida Osman, who was at the receiving end of Johnson’s misguided wrath, said that the 55-year-old man made an unprovoked “racist” comment while she and her friend were ordering food at McDonald’s, according to the Miami Herald. Since Osman and her friend were having trouble paying for the food using Apple Pay, Johnson assumed that the teens were using welfare assistance to eat at the fast food chain.
Wells Adams is rolling out the red carpet for Sarah Hyland’s birthday. In an adorable Instagram post in honor of his girlfriend’s 28th birthday on November 24, the Bachelor Nation alum revealed that the two have a once-in-a-lifetime love. Adams also called Hyland “perfect” and revealed he is taking the Modern Family star on a vacation to celebrate her big day.
Adams posted three photos with Sarah Hyland during an outing on a snowy day in New York City’s Central Park. In one photo, the lovebirds are smiling for the camera as they pose in winter gear and hats. In the second photo, Adams is kissing his girlfriend of one year on the cheek, and in the third, she returns the favor.
In his post, Adams describes his love for Hyland as “that can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series kind of stuff.”
U.K. citizens are a proud people with a proud history, but they are not exactly leading the way when it comes to technological innovation. In the matter of self-driving vehicles, the U.K. refuses to be left behind. Engadget reports the “U.K. to get self-driving buses and taxis by 2021.”
“The U.K. won’t sit idly by while the U.S., Japan, and China put self-driving vehicles on their roads. The country’s government has announced an ambitious driverless public transport plan for 2021, including autonomous buses in Scotland and self-driving taxis in several of London’s boroughs, with state funding to the tune of £25 million ($33 million.)”
There are many details to be worked out, and it is important to note that these are small and extremely localized areas where the autonomous rollout will be taking place. While the cars and buses will technically be self-driving, they will have humans in the driver’s seat ready to take over at a moment’s notice.
Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. went into Alabama’s largest mall on Thanksgiving evening looking to do some shopping, but never made it out alive.
Now, the family of the man they knew as EJ is demanding to know why police shot and killed him in an apparent case of mistaken identity during a shooting. As CNN reported, a police officer fatally shot Bradford at close to 10 p.m. CST on Thursday inside the Riverchase Galleria in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover. Police had initially claimed that Bradford opened fire during a fight, injuring two other people, but as the investigation continued they found that Bradford did not fire any shots. Instead, the real gunman escaped the mall and remains at large.
Donald Trump wants everyone to know who to thank for lowering gas prices: Donald Trump.
On Sunday, the president took to Twitter to share his thoughts on a variety of topics, from the rights of asylum seekers to protests taking place in France. One of those tweets touched on falling gas prices, which Trump seemed to thank himself for while referring to himself as “President T.”
The tweet is the latest example of Donald Trump referring to himself in the third person in tweets congratulating himself. The practice has raised some eyebrows, and it’s apparently a tactic he uses in real life as well. Earlier this year, Bill Gates shared a story about an encounter with Donald Trump in which the president spoke about himself in the third person and failed to understand the difference between HPV and HIV.
In a clip posted to Twitter, Gates talked about the strange encounter:
Student loan debt has tripled in the United States over the last ten years, and it is now over 1.5 trillion. That sobering statistic means that it is a greater burden to borrowers than credit card or auto debt. What’s more, the payments are proving to be unmanageable, and it’s predicted by 2023 that about 40 percent of borrowers will default on their education loans, according to a press release by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Enter Navient, a publicly-traded company that specializes in student loans. Navient is one of the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid student loan servicers, and The FSA recently found out that Navient in one way, in particular, is making matters worse for student loan borrowers. That’s because they’ve reportedly been pedaling repayment plans to borrowers that are more costly over time, reports NPR.
An Arizona man is accused of murdering his girlfriend on the very same day he was released from prison, KTAR-FM (Glendale) is reporting.
David James Bohart, 34, had only been out of prison for a matter of days, having completed a three-year sentence on drug-related charges, when he was brought right back into custody following the alleged murder of his girlfriend.
Last Monday, Bohart was released from the Tucson state prison complex, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections website. He failed to check in to a court-ordered treatment facility, and a warrant was issued for his arrest that very day. Nevertheless, while on the lam, he somehow made his way to a Tucson home and there allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Marika L. Jones, 49.
California’s Camp Fire in Butte County, the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, is now 100 perfect contained, KRCR News reported. Firefighters had been working to contain the fire for 18 days.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire, reported that the Camp Fire burned 153,336 acres and took 85 lives. So far, it is known that the wildfire destroyed 13,696 homes as it traveled Northern California’s communities of Pulga, Concow, Paradise, and Magalia. Cal Fire is still working to assess the damage. At least three firefighters were injured batting the blaze.
The Camp Fire began on Thursday, November 8 near Pulga Road and Camp Creek Road at 6:29 a.m. and very quickly engulfed thousands of homes and structures. Reports of deaths caused by the fire continued to surface for 18 days, as well as reports of missing people. 271 people remained unaccounted for, ABC News learned from the Butte County Sheriff’s Department.
Russia has allegedly fired upon — and reportedly captured — ships belonging to the Ukrainian navy, the BBC reports. According to reports being issued forth from the Ukrainian navy, Russian naval vessels have seized two Ukrainian gunboats in addition to a tugboat in the aftermath of a chase. Russian special forces were apparently involved in the seizure of the Ukrainian boats, in a move which is almost certain to escalate the existing tensions between the two nation states.
Occurring off the coast of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014 in a conflict which is still tumultuous, per CNN, it appears that neither side is offering up the same version of events. For their part, Russia remains silent on the apparent exchange, though it had earlier accused Ukraine of illegally entering waters under Russian jurisdiction. The Russians then moved to blockade a vital waterway in the Sea of Azov with a tanker placed beneath a bridge in the Kerch Strait, per Al Jazeera.
Following her divorce from Brad Pitt in 2016, 43-year-old actress Angelina Jolie lost a shocking amount of weight. Many fans were worried for her health after she was pictured looking frail and sickly. Rumors circulated that the stress of her ongoing custody battle was taking a toll on her health. According to Celebrity Insider, Jolie and Pitt plan to go to court in early December to finalize the details of the custody arrangement for their six children, Shiloh, Vivienne, Knox, Maddox, Zahara and Pax. The children’s ages range from 10-years-old to 17-years-old.