Snoop Dogg 'shoots' Trump character in controversial music video

Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 7:59 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 10:07 AM

            President Trump And Twitter
President Trump And Twitter

Snoop Dogg points a fake gun at a character dressed as a clown-President Donald Trump and pulls the trigger, unfurling a flag that says "BANG!," in a controversial new video for the song "Lavender."

Earlier in the video, a police officer, also dressed as a clown, shoots a motorist after a traffic stop while a passerby films it on his cellphone.

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The profanity-riddled video directed by Jesse Wellens and James DeFina features “Ronald Klump” as the head clown in chief, running a country of clowns.

"I feel like it's a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody's dealing with the real issue with this (expletive) clown as president," Snoop Dogg told Billboard.

>> See the video here (WARNING: Graphic language and content)

Trump hasn’t yet responded via Twitter, but his one-time rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, told TMZ: “Snoop shouldn’t have done that … You know, we’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country.”

Trump supporters also sounded off on social media:

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.


Baby’s body found hidden in storage containers

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 9:24 AM

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A shocking discovery in a South Carolina apartment building has police and investigators dealing with an unimaginable case. They have to determine what happened to a baby that led to its death, and find out why someone would put the baby’s body in not one, but two containers, WSPA reported.

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A sheriff’s deputy was at the apartment in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, to serve eviction papers. That’s when the baby’s remains were found, sealed in two containers and left in a bedroom.

No one has been charged yet, but police are awaiting autopsy results.

"The landlord was coming down and she was just crying,” apartment building resident Bianca Jackson told WSPA. “I’m like ‘Miss Reina, what’s wrong?’ And she was like ‘Bianca, there’s a dead baby up there.’”

Police officers who are investigating the baby’s death are able to get counseling.

“It’s very sad and very difficult for officers and investigators to have to go in and do their job and determine what took place,” Fountain Inn Police Capt. Michael Hamilton told WSPA.

Man missing for 20 years found in submerged truck

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 10:23 AM

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The body of a New Hampshire man who left home in 1998 for a horseshoe tournament has been found.

Tony Imondi left his home on July 1, 1998. He drove off in his girlfriend’s pickup truck, on his way to the tournament. He was never seen again, WGME reported.

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That was until Tuesday, when police using sonar equipment found the truck at the bottom of the Androscoggin River in Errol, New Hampshire.

Police found Imondi’s skeletal remains inside the truck when they pulled it from the water, WGME reported.

Now police are investigating why the truck plunged into the river.

8-year-old football players kneel during national anthem in protest

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 7:49 AM

Youth Football Players Kneel For National Anthem

Every player from an 8-and-under football team in Belleville, Illinois, took a knee in protest during the national anthem before their game on Saturday, according to KTVI.

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“One of the kids asked me if I saw (people) protesting and rioting in St. Louis. I said yes; I said, ‘Do you know why they are doing it?'” said Coach Orlando Gooden during a phone interview with the news station on Tuesday.

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Gooden told the news station that one of the players responded, “Because black people are getting killed and nobody’s going to jail.”

Gooden, a former football player at the University of Missouri, said his players were aware of the recent Jason Stockley decision, which saw an ex-St. Louis officer acquitted in a fatal shooting of a black driver and led to numerous protests.

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“I felt like it was a good teaching moment for me to circle the team and have a meeting,” he said.

Gooden said he spoke with his team about that and other situations that have taken place recently in the United States and explained why free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others have knelt during the anthem in protest.

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“One of the kids asked, ‘Can we do that?’ I said, ‘As long as we know why we’re doing it, I don’t have a problem with any of it,'” he said.

According to the coach, the third-graders immediately took a knee as the anthem began, with their backs — unintentionally — away from the flag.

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“What I teach my kids is love, integrity, honesty, fairness, respect and boundaries,” he said.

The players’ parents reportedly supported the coach’s decision to allow the team to take a knee; however, a Facebook post from his wife reveals that there has been some backlash from other residents in the area.

“As long as I have support of my parents and team, I’m perfectly fine, and I’m covered under the First Amendment to peacefully protest and assemble,” Gooden said.

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Jimmy Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ about healthcare

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 7:35 AM

FILE PHOTO - Jimmy Kimmel at Clayton Kershaw's 5th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose Celebrity Tournament at Dodger Stadium on July 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Kershaw's Challenge )
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Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had harsh words for a lawmaker who told him that he’d put all health care bills under what the senator called the “Jimmy Kimmel Test,” then announced his support that many believe goes against that pledge.

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Kimmel , during Monday night’s show, said that Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) “lied right to my face” when the senator talked about his “test” on any health care bill proposed back in May. The test would make sure that “No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise because they can’t afford it.”

Kimmel said that, “He [Cassidy] agreed to that. He said he would only support a health care bill that made sure a child like mine would get the health coverage he needs, no matter how much money his parents make.”

Cassidy teamed up with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) for the bill that, according to Cassidy, repeals Obamacare and replaces it with grants that are given each year to states to help the population pay for health care, CNN reported.

The grants will be run through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. 

Cassidy, during his appearance on the show in May, said that lifetime limits would not be set. But in the bill as it stands, itwill be up to individual states to run the health care programs as lawmakers in state capitals see fit, meaning that states can decide if there are caps or if someone with a preexisting condition will be charged more for their coverage, The Washington Post reported.

The Washington Post reported that the bill could lead to a per capita cap on Medicaid. Some states may turn to a single-payer system. Other states could eliminate coverage for some who need it or make it so expensive that some can’t afford it.

Kimmel announced in May that his son had to undergo open heart surgery shortly after he was born. Kimmel said that if a child has to have multiple open heart surgeries, the cost can be hundreds of thousands of dollars each. 

Kimmel has urged his viewers to call their senators and tell them their views on the proposed bill. He posted the number to the Capitol Hill switchboard to his Twitter page.

Despite Kimmel calling Cassidy a liar on his show, Cassidy has not responded directly to the monologue, CNN reported. Cassidy did release the following statement:

“We have a September 30th deadline on our promise. Let’s finish the job. We must because there is a mother and father whose child will have insurance because of Graham Cassidy Heller Johnson. There is someone whose pre-existing condition will be addressed because of GCHJ.”

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