Thursday, May 18, 2017

News Round-Up: May 18, 2017

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Some news stories you may have missed:

• It may be Thursday, but no one's throwing him back - photographer Frank Marando shoots Instastud Nick Sandell for Adon Magazine (above).

• Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn stopped a military plan Turkey opposed before he was fired. But - Flynn didn't disclose until after he was fired that he received $500,000 from Turkey to represent their interests. #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmm

• Wing-nut commentator Alex Jones says National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's bald head means he's a "leather daddy" who looks like "he could suck a golf ball through a garden hose." Homophobic much?

• The United States has denied visas to gay Chechen men who are trying to flee the country in light of the torture and murders of gays in the Russian country.

• Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a surprising statement underlining the Justice Department's commitment to prosecuting bias-related crimes against transgender individuals. Sessions has had a worrisome history when it comes to LGBT rights and protections.

Jimmy Kimmel Live takes a cue from School House Rock to musically explain how truth, or the lack of it, works in today's White House:

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