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- At least 11 dead as fires rage in Northern California – CNN
- Wildfires continue to rage across Northern California, where at least 11 people are already dead, and over 1,500 buildings have been burned down.
- Texas Tech police officer shot dead after student busted for drugs – NBC News
- After police at Texas Tech arrested a student for drugs and drug paraphernalia, the student mortally shot the arresting officer and fled. He was located and detained later last night.
- Two NFL teams crack down on take-a-knee protests after Trump flipped the script – The Washington Times
- The Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys have announced their players must stand during the national anthem. Jerry Jones, the Cowboys’ owner, said “If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play.”
- Twitter suspends Blackburn ad for ‘Inflammatory or Provocative content’ – Roll Call
- Rep. Marsha Blackburn began her campaign with a three minute video on twitter. However, Twitter pulled the ad, claiming her statement that she “stopped the sale of baby body parts” is likely to “evoke a strong negative reaction.”
- Trump goes after Jemele Hill and ESPN, targets NFL ‘tax breaks’ – Fox News
- President Trump used Twitter this morning to attack suspended ESPN host Jemele Hill who has previously called Trump a white supremacist, and called on boycotts to the teams forcing players to stand during the National Anthem. He also took a shot at the NFL’s non-profit tax exempt status.