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Blankenship Bombs: Goodnight Crazy Racist.
Blankenship Bombs: Goodnight Crazy Racist. Jeff Swensen / Getty Images News

GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! I get the cream, cops see me flick my beams. I'm allergic, so Doc prescribed antihistamines. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

A case that could decide how Portland deals with protesters who get arrested goes to court this week, and a line in the sand is being drawn! Our Alex Zee reports.

Merc music editor Ciara Dolan has the story on performers canceling their gigs following sexual harassment allegations against the owner of the Analog Café. And last night, the Analog owner posted his response to the allegations—you can read about that here.

Five more Nike execs have been given the boot—including one woman—though the company says the dismissals aren't all related to charges of men behaving badly.

Two teens have been arrested and charged with shooting Blazers star Damian Lillard's half-brother.

North Korea has freed three American prisoners in advance of talks with the US.

Gina Haspel, the person Trump picked to lead the CIA, is promising and pinky-swearing to never, ever, EVER again brutally waterboard suspects in interrogations and then destroy the evidence. SOUNDS BELIEVABLE.

Because he is a thoughtless dummy who likes to blow things up for no good reason, President Trump scuttled the Iran nuclear deal yesterday, even after being begged not to by our allies.

In last night's primary elections, that crazy, racist Don Blankenship guy (who vowed to "out-Trump Trump") lost his bid to become the Republican nominee. (No one on either side is crying about that.) Meanwhile sitting Republican Rep. Robert Pittenger also went down in flames in North Carolina.

Well, well, look at this: A firm with ties to a Russian oligarch paid former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen a cool $1 million that was most likely used to pay off Stormy Daniels. DRIP, DRIP, DRIP.


The president of Nordstrom Rack personally flew to St. Louis to apologize to three Black teens who were falsely accused of shoplifting in one of their stores. The internet is justifiably furious.

Jay-Z has been subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to testify in court about possible securities law violations with his fashion line, Rocawear.

Now let's look at this WEATHER that keeps happening: Possible showers mostly in the morning, high of 66!

And finally, who wants to watch Hawaii's unstoppable wall of lava knock down a gate and destroy a car? YOU DO, YOU SICK FUCK.