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Mississippi Senator Makes 'Reprehensible' Comment About 'Public Hanging'

Mike Espy, a Black man, in a runoff election against Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith said her comment has "no place in our political discourse, in Mississippi, or our country."

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith with President Trump at a campaign rally in Southaven, Miss., on Oct. 2. / REUTERS

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) will face Democratic candidate Mike Espy, a Black man, in a runoff election. In a video clip, which went viral on Sunday, she jokes about attending "a public hanging" — a method of domestic terrorism that killed hundreds of Black people in the state.

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Congresswoman Slams Trump for Racist Attack on Black Female Journalists

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and others come to the defense of April Ryan, Abby Phillip and Yamiche Alcindor.

From left to right: April Ryan, Abby Phillip and Yamiche Alcindor. / TWITTER

This week, President Trump reserved vitriol-filled comments for Black journalists Abby Phillip and April Ryan from CNN, and Yamiche Alcindor from PBS Newshour, who were just trying to do their jobs. Trump was slammed on Twitter for his overt appeal to racists by disrespecting the women.

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Michelle Obama: Bigotry of Trump's 'Birther' Claims Put Her Family in Danger

"And for this I'd never forgive him," Obama writes in her new memoir.

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Former first lady Michelle Obama is trending on Twitter for what is revealed in her new memoir.

In public speeches, when giving her opinion on the current state of the U.S., Obama never refers to President Trump by name. But in her new 426-page book, "Becoming," she mentions her disdain for Trump.

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It's Not Over for Andrew Gillum: Florida Governor Race Could Head to Recount

"Florida law requires an automatic machine recount in any race where the margin of victory is within one half of one percentage point."

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The Florida governor race between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis wasn't decided on Tuesday night, as it appears there may be a recount on the ballots.

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Election Judge Caught on Video Screaming at Black Voter Resigns

Lila Guzman blames her tantrum on lack of sleep and support.

"Get out. Get out. Get out. You are rude. You are not following the law. Go. Go."

That was what Williamson County, Texas election supervisor and judge Lila Guzman yelled at a Black women who was asking Guzman to clarify where she should vote in the early voting period on Friday of last week.

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White Woman Yells Racial Remarks at Voter, Gets Arrested

For her actions, Wendy Bies spent the night behind bars.

Wendy Bies, a 53-year-old white woman, walked into the Gallatin County Courthouse looking for a ballot; she walked out of the courthouse with a criminal record.

How did this trade happen? She saw Brian Mango waiting in line to vote in the Montana's battleground U.S. Senate and congressional campaigns on Tuesday, and told the 22-year-old, "Go back where you came from."

"Do you know why mom is here? Because Americans bombed her country," Mango said of his mother, a refugee from Laos.

"Do you know why my dad's here? Because they brought his ancestors here in chains," he said of his father, who is Black.

Bies replied with ridicule, "They wanted to come to America to get out of that f*cking a**-hole city. So don't you tell me this is not where you want to be."

Realizing that she may have started something she could not get out of, Bies bellowed, "You are not going to stop me from voting. We need a civil order to separate us."

Mango said Bies began making racial comments after she told him he had a "cute butt."

Footage was captured by Tennison Big Day, a Native American, who was behind the two of them in line. Big Day told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle he heard Bies claim that it was President Trump who gave Mango his voting rights.

Bies spent the rest of election night in Gallatin County jail after being arrested on charges of obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct. She pleaded not guilty and remained jailed on $500 bail Wednesday afternoon.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Forced Out By Trump

Trump announced on Twitter a new acting attorney general.

U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, the man who the late civil rights leader Coretta Scott King warned the country about in 1986, and who was once the face of Trumpism, is now out of a job.

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Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia's marching band, whose instrument covers spell out their mascot "Broncos," rearranged them to spell a racial slur that once again shocked fans and had band directors under the microscope.

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