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New York (AFP) – Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life Tuesday by league commissioner Adam Silver after making racist comments that sparked a national firestorm.

“The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful,” Silver said of the comments made by Sterling, in which he told his girlfriend he did not want blacks to attend Clippers games with her. “That they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my personal outrage.”

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Rep. Louie Gohmert

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is demanding the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department tell Congress what they know about their own alleged "participation" in Donald Trump's January 6 insurrection, which led to at least seven deaths. Gohmert falsely claims the attack on the U.S. Capitol – which in reality was an attempted coup designed to overturn a free and fair election – was instead a "monumental entrapment scheme used as a pretext to imprison otherwise harmless protestors" and used to "frame the entire MAGA movement as potential domestic terrorists."

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