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The fallout from "The Softening" begins ...

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Oliver Willis

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What Is The “Alt-Right”? A Guide To The White Nationalist Movement Now Leading Conservative Media #AltRightMeans

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Joy Reid

@TheReidReport

Including big donors who had business before the court. And whither Ginny Thomas, anti-ACA tea party activist?

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Joy Reid

@TheReidReport

And by the way, GHWB's Points of Light Foundation, donors unknown, existed all through his son's two terms, with no AP investigation.

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Joy Reid

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The fallout from "The Softening" begins ... https://t.co/cr91l5c2nE

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Iyanla Vanzant

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Forgiveness frees us from the pain of the past & moves us beyond our mistakes in the future. What you give you get. https://t.co/bRWhyqtR3Q

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Joy Reid

@TheReidReport

A thread worth reading: https://t.co/tRJmLk1RO7

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Don Cheadle

@IamDonCheadle

Their disagreement doesn't automatically make them "ignorant." And engaging with ppl u disagree w can enlighten u 2. https://t.co/IuYVrDLBaI

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Don Cheadle

@IamDonCheadle

I'm over 50. I have a longer memory than the last 8 years. I'll take "Historical GOP Policies" for $100, please? https://t.co/5GOdQWwT74

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Dwayne Johnson

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Want to say two things about this. I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you. Waffle House on me!!?????? https://t.co/r3UeQYaLmT

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U.S. Farmers Risk Losing Everything Because Of Absurd Immigration Rule - The Huffington Post - US https://t.co/WJdQQrqPQ4

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#Prince fans rejoice: His home, Paisley Park will be open for public tours starting October: https://t.co/I76AAkdgL8 https://t.co/RwGg5Dmqbd

Thu Aug 25 2016 10:19:38 am

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A #Chicago teacher goes viral with this amazing rap video welcoming 4th grade students: https://t.co/IOs1ZkbYjx https://t.co/Cg5DcvKWii

Thu Aug 25 2016 09:50:02 am

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911 audio shows that there may be trouble in paradise for Vince and Tamar: https://t.co/3Kc8eRQC9d https://t.co/64HFbrwqDi

Thu Aug 25 2016 09:25:09 am

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#PhilandoCastile's Minnesota high school is honoring his life with a scholarship: https://t.co/LxU3wPJxBs https://t.co/96YCMJPuwk

Thu Aug 25 2016 08:59:41 am

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Some of Nate Parker's former classmates released a statement claiming he is innocent of rape https://t.co/Uh8tOh5yEX https://t.co/9WMIDODxgm

Thu Aug 25 2016 04:27:27 am

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Contrary to @DrJasonJohnson's beliefs, @JamieBroadnax thinks #Zendaya makes a perfect MJ: https://t.co/BW6Z2pUzO0 https://t.co/zFcvUn13Xp

Wed Aug 24 2016 09:00:31 pm

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Recreational marijuana is legal in some places.. so should those imprisoned be pardoned? https://t.co/EmPsiKyVli https://t.co/IeQrCd1lsG

Wed Aug 24 2016 08:40:02 pm

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In a 90s kind of world... we had our girls, but also these 11 black hairstyles: https://t.co/tsWvsAryPu https://t.co/Ma6Sh41Go4

Wed Aug 24 2016 08:20:01 pm

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A Minnesota man reportedly beat a child to death after finding out he wasn't her dad: https://t.co/pr3UdwA5uJ https://t.co/jQTzOPUehK

Wed Aug 24 2016 08:00:26 pm

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How the demonization of #SimoneBiles’ birth mom shows the addiction to shaming black women: https://t.co/FJ71dA90SX https://t.co/NSxAN8rGN3

Wed Aug 24 2016 07:40:01 pm

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Investigation launched after a North Carolina state trooper fatally killed a deaf man: https://t.co/4iAV015vTY https://t.co/UgTaFMDKUA

Wed Aug 24 2016 07:20:06 pm

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Iyanla Vanzant has her work cut out for her. She'll be 'fixing' this NC lottery winners life https://t.co/dN0EzbmUOk https://t.co/yHAQKfj4oy

Wed Aug 24 2016 07:00:34 pm

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It looks like @NateParker has Harry Belafonte in his corner offering support: https://t.co/PjiPlDLbCo https://t.co/vNSOOTnej1

Wed Aug 24 2016 06:40:11 pm

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The 'Affluenza' mom has been released from house arrest and now has a job as bartender: https://t.co/zvtvSxXxdF https://t.co/aMWGGCczT5

Wed Aug 24 2016 06:20:12 pm

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Martin Lawrence's first standup special in 14 years is coming to @Showtime & we can't wait: https://t.co/AFrHyJJTxm https://t.co/H4t8I1LO55

Wed Aug 24 2016 06:00:22 pm

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Did your significant other have a 'break baby?' Here's what @DLDoyley says you should do: https://t.co/Lh4tyoXyjc https://t.co/30UDgFdH8O

Wed Aug 24 2016 05:41:54 pm

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RT @PJ4MJJ: @TheRoot Here you go. One sided spiral curls in da club..lol https://t.co/vs6vjm1OZI

Wed Aug 24 2016 05:33:00 pm

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RT @TonyPerkinsFOX5: This jerk needs to be put in jail FOREVER. https://t.co/HRVIzJ9XrO

Wed Aug 24 2016 05:20:33 pm

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NJ man reportedly told gf's 2-year-old son to put up his fists before punching him to death: https://t.co/2f5ffaGIhh https://t.co/t6zDDOYJ2x

Wed Aug 24 2016 05:14:06 pm

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Wed Aug 24 2016 04:46:16 pm

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President Barack Obama looks adoringly at First Lady Michelle Obama as she chats with him. #SingaporeVisit https://t.co/dZVoP2BQK5