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Two Fruitland Park officers are off the job due to FBI and Florida Department of Law reports that both officers were members of the infamous Ku Klux KlanDeputy Police Chief David Borst resigned Thursday, and Cpl. George Hunnewell was fired Friday. Police Chief Terry Isaacs called the allegations “despicable and disgusting,” and also said there was no proof or documentation that the men were members, aside from the source information. [Orlando Sentinel]

So, this happened. Dwight Howard recently tweeted #FreePalestine in support of the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict but then moments later, the basketball star deleted the tweet! Shortly after that, he apologized and said it was a mistake. Although those tweets were deleted, he still received a good amount of backlash. Howard seems to never gets his way. [TMZ]

New York City’s first Black deputy mayor Paul Gibson Jr, passed away Thursday night due to a long-term illness. He was 86 years old. Gibson was appointed deputy mayor  for planning in 1974 by Mayor Abe Beame, after a long search to find an African-American to serve in one of the most senior posts in City Hall. Gibson invested time into youth services, health and education, as well as planning and development. [NY Daily News]

The Republican Party seems to have softened up in regards to the controversial same-sex issue. New Jersey’s Republican governor Chris Christie recently opted against appealing a same-sex marriage ban, clearing the way for gay marriage to be legal there. Republicans have suggested that they are better off focusing on economic issues, rather than the legalization of gay marriage. But despite the softening rhetoric, several states continue to fight. [Huffington Post]

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