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In Congressman's Selfie With 6th-Graders, a Middle Finger

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida wasn't miffed

(Newser) - It's probably not a photo that mom is going to frame. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida made a stop at Shoal River Middle School in Crestview on Tuesday to talk civics, but things concluded with some not-exactly-civil behavior. Gaetz posed for a selfie with sixth graders and posted it... More »

Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Gets Fired

Juli Briskman, 50, was a government contractor until the image went viral

(Newser) - Last week, an image revolving around President Trump went viral, though the White House surely wasn't happy about it. In the photo—you can see it here —a female bicyclist is seen flipping the middle finger to the Trump motorcade as it passes her in Sterling, Va. The... More »

Man Awarded $50K Over Bird-Flipping Ticket

Pittsburgh settles suit over ticket for giving cop the finger

(Newser) - Giving the finger to a cop has won a Pittsburgh man a $50,000 payoff. The city council decided to pay him to settle a civil rights lawsuit he brought after being ticketed for flipping the bird at a police officer and a fellow motorist, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . Federal... More »

NFL Fines Titans Owner $250K for Flipping Bird

Tennessee's Bud Adams dinged for 'detrimental' conduct

(Newser) - The NFL fined 86-year-old Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams $250,000 for "conduct detrimental to the league"—namely, flipping the bird toward the Buffalo Bills' sideline in the waning moments of yesterday's 41-17 Tennessee victory. He later repeated the display on the field, the Tennessean reports. "I... More »

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