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    Civil Rights Groups Denounce Bannon Appointment

    How white will the White House be? Stephen Bannon, newly appointed as Donald Trump’s chief strategist, has drawn fire from Democrats, Republicans and activists over allegations of white nationalism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and misogyny. As head of Breitbart News he oversaw stories like ”Would You Rather Your Child Had Feminism or Cancer?” and a former Breitbart editor who worked closely with Bannon called him a “legitimately sinister figure.” Trump’s team shrugged off the allegations, steaming ahead with the transition — which is already off to a rocky start after the abrupt departure of ex-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers.

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