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Trump’s ‘winning’ effect on former KKK leader David Duke

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Former KKK leader David Duke told the LA Times recently that he’s “winning” right now, and that’s because his racist ideology is getting quite a bit of airtime lately. Duke’s a prominent supporter of Donald Trump, and he and many other leaders of racist groups have been energized by the Trump candidacy.

The Anti Defamation League has officially designated Pepe the Frog as a hate symbol. Press Play spoke with the cartoon’s creator about its new designation. Also, Alicia Machado is just the latest person to be made into a presidential campaign prop. Remember Joe the Plumber? Who are some of the other people who’ve been used by campaigns and what happened to them?

Then, Yosemite’s superintendent is stepping down amid allegations of harassment, while the entire National Park Service is the focus of a federal examination for fostering a culture of bullying and gender bias. Is the NPS doing enough to protect female employees?

Next, a review of this week’s new releases, including “Napoleon Dynamite” director Jared Hess’s new flick, “Masterminds,” and Cannes indie fave “American Honey.”

And finally, a pun is not the lowest form of humor. Just ask Wired’s Peter Rubin, who recently competed in a pun-off.

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