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Dave Chappelle pushes the same boundaries that once got Lenny Bruce arrested

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Part of the fun of watching edgy stand-up comedians is what I call the “Demolition Derby Effect.”

Just as demolition derbies were born out of the belief that a lot of ticket buyers would rather watch cars wreck than race, a lot of people pay to watch edgy comedians in the anticipation that maybe, just maybe, any minute now they’re going to (gasp!) go too far.

In that regard, notoriously edgy comic Dave Chappelle takes the prize with his latest — and fifth — Netflix stand-up comedy special, “Sticks & Stones,” judging by the volume of complaints buzzing online in news and social media.

But, as longtime Chappelle fans — like me — know, that’s not unusual. What is unusual is how much the blowback against Chappelle’s special has come mostly from the liberals and progressives and how much praise he is receiving from conservatives and the far right.
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So I guess the amazon is on fire?

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Liberals in city force everyone to use bad straws

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Former South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford to challenge Trump in primary

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Former South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford will challenge President Donald Trump in the Republican Party primary, he announced on Sunday in an interview with Fox News.

“I’m here to tell you now that I am going to get in,” Sanford said on Fox News Sunday, adding that he will formally launch his bid for the party’s 2020 White House nomination in South Carolina later this week.

He becomes the third Republican to enter the race to challenge Trump, who remains popular within the Republican Party.

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld and former U.S. Representative from Illinois Joe Walsh have also launched long-shot campaigns, but neither candidate has gained traction.

Sanford, 59, a longtime Trump critic, lost his seat in the House of Representatives last year after he was challenged by a Trump supporter in the Republican primary.

Also a former two-term governor of South Carolina from 2003 to 2011, Sanford will not be able to compete in his state’s own Republican primary after the South Carolina Republican Party executive committee voted on Saturday not to hold one to save more than $1.2 million and pave the way for Trump’s re-election.

Sanford told Reuters by phone on Sunday that he was disappointed in South Carolina Republicans’ decision.

“In raw political terms, it’s a hurt because in 25 years of politics, you get to know a lot of people. A primary is helpful for campaign organizing and fundraising,” Sanford said.

He said government spending, budget deficits and the national debt will be the “epicenter” of his campaign, issues that had traditionally been central to the Republican Party.
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ISIS fighter who beheaded more than 100 people while claiming benefits in UK captured

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- > A former resident of Birmingham who beheaded more than 100 people in the Islamic State's former Syrian capital has been captured.
Anouar Haddouchi, dubbed 'the executioner of Raqqa', was originally from Belgium but moved to the Midlands in 2009.

The terrorist managed to claim thousands of pounds in housing benefit while fighting for ISIS in Syria.

Haddouchi, 35, is reportedly now being held in a prison run by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a force comprising a mix of Kurdish and Arab fighters.
Haddouchi beheaded more than 100 people in ISIS's former Syrian capital of Raqqa, Het Laatste Nieuws reports.

->Troops arrested the fighter and his 32-year-old wife Julie Maes after the battle for the last ISIS stronghold of Baghouz.

He and his wife went to Syria in 2014 to join ISIS, however the authorities failed to realise he had left and kept paying housing benefit into his account, according to BBC News .
The couple received nearly £10,000 in taxpayers' cash - all of which is thought to have ended up in IS hands.
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Republicans want to stop having primaries

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Miami cops sentenced to prison after FBI drug sting.

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Cops received payments to protect illegal drugs and transported drugs themselves according to FBI.

Facebook, Google distributed political ads on election day

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Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook (FB.O) had allowed political advertising during Sunday’s regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity.

“Such actions can be seen as interference in Russia’s sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections in the Russian Federation”, the watchdog said on its website.

Reuters was not able to immediately reach Google or Facebook for comments.

Russia is holding regional elections on Sunday, including in Moscow, after the exclusion of many opposition candidates triggered big protests in the Russian capital over the past several weeks.

Roskomnadzor said on Friday it asked Facebook and Google to ban the publication of political advertising during elections on Sunday and on the preceding day, in line with Russian law.
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Famous Irish singer Sinead O’Connor appeared in public after a year of absence. Fans wondered where the rock star disappeared - she stopped giving interviews and concerts in 2018.

On Facebook, the singer, known not only for her musical talent, but also for her shocking appearance, O’Connor went in tattoos and shaved her head on her bald head, wrote that she was suffering from bipolar disorder. I asked relatives to move to her house, and then said that she wanted to change her name.

Two months after this statement, the singer wrote that now her name is Magda Davitt. Who dares to turn to her, as to Sinead, simply "uneducated fools." Then came a statement - the singer became a Muslim and changed her name again, now her name is Shuhada.

In public, she first appeared in a long time in September 2019. The former rock star came to the hijab The Late Late Show concert. Fans reacted ambiguously. Some called the singer a legend and noted her chic voice. Others were disappointed with such an unusual transformation of the artist.