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Sheriff David Clarke, the controversial Milwaukee County sheriff who declined a position with the Homeland Security Department in June, is stepping down from his law enforcement post. “After almost forty years serving the great people of Milwaukee County, I have chosen to retire to pursue other opportunities,” Clarke said. “I will have news about my next steps in the very near future.”

His announcement comes not long after Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Earlier this year, Clarke was reported to have defended the shackling of a pregnant inmate in labor at his jail. He is also facing scrutiny for multiple deaths that have occurred at his prison, including the death of a man who died of thirst after his water supply was cut off.

Despite all this, Trump recently supported Clarke’s book and called him a “great guy:”

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Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr. just signed a nonrefundable $100,000 contract, with expenses, to speak at the University of North Texas’ Kuehne Speaker Series on October 24. According to the North Texas Daily, the school’s newspaper, “Trump Jr. will receive lodging, meals and travel accommodations on behalf of UNT at a maximum total cost of $5,000″—all to speak for a total of 30 minutes with a following 30-minute Q&A session.

Meanwhile, his dad has yet to meet with Harvey victims.

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At J.J. Hill Montessori, Philando Castile was known for paying for the lunches of students who couldn’t afford them. Now Inver Hills Community College professor Pam Fergus is extending Castile’s legacy by creating a fund in his name. “[Castile’s mother] said the only thing I want for my son is for people to remember him with honor and dignity,” Fergus told WCCO. Philando Feeds the Children seeks to raise money through to help clear lunch debts at J.J. Hill.

“No child goes hungry so we ensure that every student has breakfast and also lunch whether they can pay or not,” Stacy Koppen, Nutritional Services Director for St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS), said. “Lunches just for one elementary student are about $400 a year.”

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