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WATCH: Protestors In Hollywood Clash Over City’s Racial History

Hundreds of protestors and counter-protestors descended upon Hollywood city hall today. They clashed over whether the city should change the names of three streets that are named after Confederate leaders. One of the streets is even named after the founder of the KKK.

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Watch Now: This Little Havana lady REALLY loves Donald Trump

 

 

WATCH: This Lady From Little Havana Loves Donald Trump WAY Too Much

 

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WATCH: You Have To See This Incredible Bryant Denny Stadium Wedding Cake

We love cakes.

We love Alabama football.

What else do you really need to know?

This cake was the wedding cake for Justin and Taylor Woljevach, both UA grads.

It was made by Peace, Love, & Cakes in Bryan, Texas.

“When the bride walked in through the reception doors, her reaction was the most exciting. She was just giggling. It was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen,” Steffany Bowling told AL.com. “She told me, ‘You made our dream come true.’ That’s why I do this.”

Pretty awesome.

A Guy Gets Hit By A Car In Key West. Cop Asks About His Immigration Status

Marcos Antonio Huete was hit by a car in Key West last month. When a deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office came to the scene, Huete was unable to respond to him in English. Eventually, the officer asked him about his immigration status.

“You illegal? Are you a legal citizen or no? Speak English? You got ID? Passport, visa, or what?”

According to BuzzFeed, after being released from the hospital, Huete was then detained by Border Patrol agents and is now being held at the Krome Detention Center in Miami.

Do you think this is right?

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Obama’s Photographer Just Roasted Trump For Running Over Montenegro’s PM

Pete Souza was one of the more quiet constant presciences of the Obama Administration.

He served as the official White House photographer for the entire length of Obama’s term and was in the room for nearly all of the most important moments of it.

But since the inauguration of Donald Trump, Souza has taken on another role: chief troll who keeps reminding the world how much better Obama was at his job than Trump.

He did it again yesterday when Trump bumped the Prime Minister of Montenegro in order to get to the head of the pack of NATO leaders.

It was not a great look to say the least.

Here’s Souza’s perfect response.

Laughter at the 2012 NATO Summit. No jostling involved.

A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

“No jostling involved.”

This would almost be funny if it wasn’t so damn sad.

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Mark Zuckerberg Calls For Universal Basic Income

Mark Zuckerberg called for the US to explore the idea of universal basic income in a speech to the graduating class of Harvard University on Thursday.

Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook dropped out of Harvard to focus on the company that would ultimately make him worth around $63 billion.

“We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful,” Zuckerberg said in the speech, according to Business Insider. “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.”

Zuckerberg is in the middle of a 50 state tour of the United States and is considered by some to be a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

According to  Mic, universal basic income is “an allocated payment that’s provided to individual adults instead of households, regardless of other sources of income and with no requirement for work.”

While its a controversial idea, some economic heavy hitters have come out in support of the program including Elon Musk.

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WATCH: Sally Yates Bashes Trump In Harvard Law Commencement Speech

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates spoke to the graduating class of Harvard Law School this week and she touched upon the controversy that led to her firing.

“Defending the constitutionality of the travel ban would require the Department of Justice to argue that the executive order had nothing to do with religion, that it was not intended to disfavor Muslims,” Yates said in the speech. “Despite the numerous prior statements that had been made by the president and his surrogates regarding his intent to effectuate a Muslim ban.”

Yates went on.

“I believed then and I believe now that resigning would have protected my personal integrity, but it would not have protected the integrity of the Department of Justice.”

Watch her full speech:

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WATCH: Miami PD Gives Tips For How To Stay Safe On The Water Over Memorial Day Weekend

These are some very good tips.

Be sure to stay safe this weekend if you are boating!

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Report: Miami Joker Says He Was Treated Like A “Celebrity” In Jail

Lawrence Patrick Sullivan seemingly had a rough day Wednesday after being arrested for waving a gun at cars in the Hammocks area of Miami-Dade County.

But if you hear him tell it, Sullivan was having a grand old-time in county lock up before bonding out.

In an interview with CBS Miami after getting out of jail, Sullivan said that he was “treated like a celebrity” by the guards.

He was kept on the psychiatric wing of the jail due to his history of mental illness.

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