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July 1, 2017

Science in America - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dear Facebook Universe
I offer this four-minute video on "Science in America" containing what may be the most important words I have ever spoken.
As always, but especially these days, keep looking up.
—Neil deGrasse Tyson

June 15, 2017

Former DOJ official: Sessions may have earned himself a trip to the grand jury

An official who worked at the Department of Justice under the Obama administration has said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent testimony to Senate lawmakers likely "earned him a ticket to a grand jury."

"No immediate public revelation, but a red flag in front of the bull named Bob Mueller...If Sessions had a good answer about conversations with Trump about firing [former FBI Director] Comey, he would've just given it," Matt Miller reportedly told Axios in an email.

Mueller is the special counsel appointed to lead the investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

Miller added in his message that "Sessions can probably get out of ever giving the answer to a Republican Congress, but my guess is his performance earned him a ticket to a grand jury."

More: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/06/14/former-doj-official-sessions-earned-trip-grand-jury/22223287/

June 14, 2017

Gabrielle Giffords Call For Sympathy And Understanding Is Met With... Hate

As an assassination attempt survivor, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) knows a thing or two about gun violence. In 2011, the congresswoman was shot in the head during a campaign event in Arizona.

On Wednesday, she reacted to the news of a shooting at a congressional baseball practice with deep sympathy for those affected. She also expressed appreciation for the Capitol Police, whose quick response undoubtedly stopped a tragic situation from becoming worse:

Gabrielle Giffords ✔ @GabbyGiffords
My heart is with my former colleagues, their families & staff, and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day.
6:49 AM - 14 Jun 2017
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While the vast majority of respondents from all sides of the political spectrum welcomed the compassionate tweet

Others didn’t.

Instead, a subset of angry internet trolls latched onto Giffords as a target, attacking her on Twitter and accusing her of all manner of wrongs.

Marv L Shedley @MarvLSOne
@GabbyGiffords BS, you probably staged this for another gun-grab attempt. Sorry, TRAITOR, it's NOT going to work.
7:22 AM - 14 Jun 2017
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Chris Dumas @DACHIBEAR85
@GabbyGiffords @CR People like you enable this by trying to ban legal firearms go F yourself
6:54 AM - 14 Jun 2017
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Douglas morse @Douglasmorse10
@GabbyGiffords @NancyPelosi To bad it was not her
7:21 AM - 14 Jun 2017
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Melanie Turtletaub @MelTurtletaub
@GabbyGiffords @NancyPelosi Why don't you blame all these democrats who are stirring their crazies up, this is their fault! This is what HATE does!
7:21 AM - 14 Jun 2017
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June 14, 2017

Support thread for Rep. Steve Scalise

My thoughts are with him and his family and with anyone else who was injured. Violence is NEVER the answer!

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