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‘Racist?’ Newsrooms covering Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment debate how to discuss

[ad_1] President Trump's vulgar remarks about immigrants forced newsrooms to decide whether to bleep the most powerful man in America. More importantly, the story also sparked conversations about the president's racist track record. Journalists have covered other racial remarks and controversies in Trump's past. But this time felt different -- maybe because Trump's comments were so brazen, maybe because it happened in the Oval Office, maybe because many news outlets were quickly able to confirm the Washington Post's story. On Thursday...

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Halle Berry, Lupita Nyong’o Among SAG Awards’ First Female Presenters

[ad_1] Halle Berry, Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Stone, Dakota Fanning and Kelly Marie Tran was announced Thursday as part of a historic all-female lineup of presenters at the 24th annual SAG Awards ceremony on Jan. 21. Traditionally, SAG pairs a man and woman to present each category’s winner, but producers revealed last month that the ceremony’s 13 acting awards will be presented by women, along with the two stunt categories, which are handed out before the televised ceremony. The girl-power move is designed as a response to the myriad of sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood. “Beginning with the Women’s March in January, it’s been...

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Trump (Sort Of) Denies Vulgar Comments About Immigrants

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday denied using certain “language” as fury spread over his comments about immigration during a private meeting with lawmakers. But neither he nor the White House denied the most controversial of his comments: using the word “shithole” to describe countries in Africa and saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. During an Oval Office meeting on Thursday, Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. “The...

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President Trump cancels London visit over ‘bad’ embassy deal

[ad_1] The trip, which would have been Trump's first to the UK as president, had not been officially announced but was expected next month.In the tweet, Trump blames his predecessor, former president Barack Obama, for the decision to sell the existing embassy, which he describes as "the best located and finest" in the city, for "'peanuts.'" "Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for 'peanuts,' only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2...

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Trump Allegedly Refers To Haiti As ‘Sh**hole Country

[ad_1] Source: Bloomberg / Getty Weeks after he accused all Haitian immigrants of “having AIDS,” President Trump is now being accused of saying that the same population  comes from a “sh%^hole country.” According to the New York Times, on Thursday in a meeting in Norway about his proposed immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, #45 asked why should he accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway. When asked why he would leave Haitians out his plan, he allegedly said, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?” These alleged remarks left...

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Torrential California Mudslide Takes Lives Of Elderly, Young

[ad_1] MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. He died with his wife of more than 50 years, Alice. The youngest, 3-year-old Kailly Benitez, was one of four children killed. As their names and those of 14 other victims were released Thursday, crews kept digging through the muck and rubble looking for more people. “At this moment, we are still looking for live victims,” Santa Barbara fire Capt. Gary Pitney said. But he confessed: “The likelihood is increasing that we’ll be finding bodies, not survivors....

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Trump’s First Medical Check-Up As President Set For Friday

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital on Friday. Trump is headed to the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for his first medical check-up as president. But what has been a fairly routine exam for previous officeholders has taken on outsized importance in the age of Trump, given the tone of some of his tweets, comments attributed to some of his close advisers and Trump’s recent slurring of words on national TV. Some of the comments were published in a new...

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Colbert, Kimmel and late night tackle Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark

[ad_1] Hosts like Jimmy Kimmel have dealt with many bizarre moments from the Trump White House. Yet, late night hosts on Thursday night seemed more perplexed than usual while discussing the president's latest comments regarding people from what he called "shithole countries." "Before I share what specifically he said, I would like you to keep in mind this is an actual quote from the actual president of the United States," Kimmel said while opening his show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on ABC. Kimmel added...

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Little Known Black History Month: Erin Jackson

[ad_1]   Erin Jackson was already known as a top competitor in the world of inline skating, having won countless medals on the global stage. Adding to her growing resume, the Florida native can now call herself an Olympian after making history as the first African-American woman to make the U.S. Long-Track Speed Skating squad. Born on September 19, 1992 in Ocala, Florida, the University of Florida graduate made her mark as an inline speed skater, winning several gold and silver medals including the 2014 Pan American Championships. In a recent interview, Jackson explained that inline skating has a competitive ceiling as...

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