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White Teacher Threatens To Lynch Her Black Student

[ad_1] If you are a teacher who resorts to lynching threats to get your students to work — it’s time to find a new gig. According to Tanisha Agee-Bell, a white teacher at Mason Middle School in Mason, Ohio threatened her 13-year-old son with a lynching if he didn’t get back to work. WLWT5 reports that the teacher admitted to saying, “If you don’t get back on task, your friends are going to form an angry mob and lynch you.” Bell complained and is asking for the teacher to be removed from the classroom. However, the school is defending the teacher, the...

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Cosby References #MeToo Movement After Meal In Philadelphia

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby referenced the #MeToo movement after a dinner at an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 80-year-old comedian was dining with a friend and his publicist, and some members of the media were invited to document the event. One reporter says he shook her hand and said “Please don’t put me on #MeToo,” the social media movement denouncing sexual assault. He told her, “I just shook your hand like a man.” When asked about his April retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004, he replied, “We’re ready.” Cosby’s new trial was supposed...

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Iran nuclear deal: Europe urges US to honor pact

[ad_1] Trump had vowed to rip up the agreement during his election campaign and has repeatedly referred to it as "the worst deal ever," accusing Iran of violating the "spirit" of the pact. He must sign a series of waivers every few months to maintain the suspension of sanctions on Iran, and to keep the deal fully intact. After a meeting of European diplomats in Brussels on Thursday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made a direct appeal to the US to sign the latest waiver, due Friday. He said France remained dedicated to the agreement."All parties should uphold the...

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Walmart Raises Starting Wages, Handing Out Bonuses

[ad_1] BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the U.S. The company employs 1.5 million people in the U.S. The wage increase, up from $9 per hour for new workers, comes into play next month. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist employees with...

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Jada Pinkett Smith Goes Back To The 80’s With New Do

[ad_1] Jada Pinkett Smith jumped back in time to the 80’s with a new but old haircut. People Style reports that she uploaded a picture of an, “edgy asymmetrical bob,” with the caption, “Then came 2018.”   Feeling her new do even more, she posted on Wednesday to her Twitter posing with a friend. The two looking really proud of themselves in the picture captioned, “when my girl helps me resurrect that 1989 Jada! Let me fiiind out Madame Jeuge.” The style is a throwback to a look Smith wore back in 1989 with a hair flip on one side and short on the other. The Girls...

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Catherine Deneuve denounces #MeToo in open letter

[ad_1] The open letter, which criticized the #MeToo movement and warned about a new "puritanism" sparked by recent sexual harassment allegations, was published Tuesday in French newspaper Le Monde.The group of writers, performers, academics and businesswomen denounced a "hatred of men and sexuality" and the recent wave of "denunciations." Men's "freedom to pester" is "indispensable to sexual freedom," they wrote."Rape is a crime, but insistent or clumsy flirting is not an offense, nor is gallantry macho aggression." A group of around 30 activists, led by prominent feminist Caroline De Haas, responded on Wednesday with a scathing critique, published on France...

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Major Shift As Trump Opens Way For Medicaid Work Requirement

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said work and community involvement can make a positive difference in people’s lives and in their health. Still, the plan probably will face strong political opposition and even legal challenges over concerns people would lose coverage. Medicaid is a federal-state collaboration covering more than 70 million people or about 1 in 5 Americans, and...

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Hundred Search For Victims Of California Mudslide

[ad_1] MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of searchers continued the grueling work Thursday of hunting for survivors and digging up bodies in the sea of mud and wreckage left by flash flooding in this wealthy coastal enclave. Muck-spattered searchers from around the state slogged through knee-deep ooze, poking long poles into the mud to probe for victims. Search dogs clambered on shattered heaps of wood that used to be homes. The death toll from Tuesday’s pre-dawn flash flood rose to 17 on Wednesday as more bodies were found. Another 17 were still reported missing. “It’s just waiting and not knowing, and the more...

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Milwaukee School Issues Apology After Racist Homework Assignment

[ad_1] A fourth-grade homework assignment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has raised eyebrows across social media for its egregious task. USA Today reports that the assignment asked students to write three good reasons for slavery and three bad reasons. Trameka Brown-Berry went to Facebook to share the assignment to see if other people found it as offensive as she did. Her son, Jerome Berry is a fourth grader that attends Our Redeemer Lutheran School where the assignment was given. Once it hit Facebook, it immediately went viral with people calling the assignment offensive, wrong and insensitive. Jim Van Dellen, a school administrator at Our Redeemer Lutheran...

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