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Covington Teen Sues CNN: Tweets Aren't Truth

Nicholas Sandmann wants $275M for defamation

(Newser) - Nicholas Sandmann's promised lawsuit against CNN has arrived in federal court in Kentucky. For allegedly being painted as the "face of an unruly hate mob," the Covington Catholic High School student who stood face to face with Native American activist Nathan Phillips during a January incident at... More »

Covington High Teen's Lawyer Announces Next Target

Nicholas Sandmann's lawyer says suit against CNN coming early this week

(Newser) - Nicholas Sandmann's lawyer claimed the teen's $250 million suit filed against the Washington Post in February was "only the beginning," and it appears that wasn't an idle threat. In a Fox News interview airing Sunday at 10pm ET, attorney L. Lin Wood said the Covington... 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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