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Elizabeth Warren, Kathy Griffin Named in New Covington Suit

Dozen defendants 'invited public retaliation against these minors,' complaint claims

(Newser) - A $250 million defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann was just dismissed last week by a judge, but a new Covington complaint is now on the books, with a dozen public figures named as defendants. Per the Cincinnati Enquirer , the suit involves... More »

Judge Rules on Kentucky Teen's $250M Lawsuit

Nicholas Sandmann says he was falsely labeled as racist

(Newser) - A federal judge has thrown out a Kentucky teen's lawsuit accusing the Washington Post of falsely labeling him a racist following an encounter with a Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial, the AP reports. Nicholas Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School, sued the newspaper for $250... More »

Trump to Covington Teen: 'Go Get Them'

President backs Nick Sandmann's suit against 'WaPo' in tweet

(Newser) - "Go get them Nick." And with that Wednesday tweet , President Trump made clear which side he favors in a lawsuit accusing the Washington Post of smearing the MAGA hat-wearing teenager involved in last month's confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial, per Politico —though Trump's aversion to... More »

'Bullied' MAGA Hat Teen Sues Washington Post for $250M

Lawsuit accuses paper of 'smearing' Nicholas Sandmann

(Newser) - The teenager at the center of the Lincoln Memorial incident that sparked a massive controversy last month is suing the Washington Post for $250 million—and his lawyers say it is "only the beginning." The suit filed in federal court in Kentucky on behalf of 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann... More »

Native Elder: Student Should Say Sorry, but 'I Forgive Him'

Nathan Phillips appears on 'Today' the day after Covington teen Nick Sandmann

(Newser) - Wednesday was Nick Sandmann's day to appear on the Today show; today was Nathan Phillips'. The Native American elder, who's been caught in the middle of a maelstrom after his interaction with the Covington Catholic High School student at the Lincoln Memorial over the weekend, had his moment... More »

Neither Side Is Happy About Today Interview of 'MAGA Kid'

Some calling interview too softball, others saying unfair blame placed on Nick Sandmann

(Newser) - The Today show on Wednesday aired Savannah Guthrie's interview with Nick Sandmann , the Covington Catholic High School student at the center of a controversy over a clash between students and Native American activists at the Lincoln Memorial over the weekend, and no one is happy about it. The... More »

Kentucky Student Wishes He Had Walked Away

Students may get invite to White House

(Newser) - After days of being a national news story, Nick Sandmann now wishes he and his fellow Covington Catholic High School students had just walked away from Native American activists at the Lincoln Memorial. In an excerpt from a Today show interview airing Wednesday, the student, seen in a viral video... More »

Twitter Suspends Account Behind 'MAGA Kid' Controversy

Account said it was video of 'MAGA loser gleefully bothering' Native American

(Newser) - Controversy is still raging over Friday's encounter in Washington, DC, between a Native American man and a student in a Make America Great Again hat—and a move from Twitter suggests it may have deliberately been stirred up. The company has suspended an account that shared video of the... More »

A Viral Video, Outrage, Then Things Got Complicated

It was like a 'Rorschach test,' says one observer of the initial reaction

(Newser) - The incident made headlines throughout the weekend: A group of white teenagers on a trip to DC were accused of taunting Native Americans and quickly became internet villains. None more so than Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, who was photographed in a standoff with... More »

Kentucky Student in Viral Video: Why I Smiled

He says he has been receiving death threats

(Newser) - The student at the center of the Lincoln Memorial incident causing nationwide controversy says the confrontation with a Native American protester is being completely misrepresented. In a statement released through a PR firm, Nick Sandmann says he was approached by Nathan Phillips after he started to lead school spirit chants... More »

'MAGA' Kids Mock Native American Man

A Kentucky diocese has already apologized

(Newser) - ( Update here . Nathan Phillips now says he got between two warring groups.) A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington, the AP reports. The Indigenous Peoples March... More »

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