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    (CNN)A longstanding dispute over who can be considered a citizen of the Cherokee Nation finally came to a conclusion this week.The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the tribal nation remove the phrase "by blood" from its constitution and other tribal laws. That change formally acknowledges that the descendants of Black people once enslaved by the tribe -- known as the Cherokee Freedmen -- have the right to tribal citizenship, which means they are eligible to run for tribal office and access resources such as tribal health care.The recent decision by the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court is a response to a 2017 ruling by a US federal district court, which determined that the descendants of the Cherokee Freedmen are entitled to full tribal citizenship rights under a treaty the Cherokee Nation made with the US in 1866."Freedmen rights are inherent," Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Justice Shawna S. Baker...
    (CNN)The New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project has been a flashpoint in the nation's culture wars since its publication.The Pulitzer Prize-winning effort, which has been largely acclaimed by scholars, historians and educators, challenges readers to think about the beginning of slavery on American shores as foundational to the nation's origin story. That notion has made it a frequent target of Republicans, many of whom have criticized the initiative as emphasizing racial divisions and sought to counter it with accounts they say will instill patriotism in students.The latest battles over the 1619 Project are playing out in state legislatures. But for the most part, efforts to prevent it from being taught in schools haven't gained much steam. Biden rescinds 1776 commission via executive order Republican lawmakers in at least five states -- Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri and South Dakota -- recently introduced bills that would prohibit the 1619 Project in schools...
    A man in China has been executed on Tuesday after he kidnapped and raped a 10-year-old girl. Yang Guangyi, 32, abducted the young child when she was on her way home after selling her hand-picked passion fruit in southern Guangxi Province.  The girl died after Yang sexually assaulted her with 'cruel and violent means' on a hill in late 2018. Yang Guangyi, 32, abducted and raped the young child, Yang Xiaoyan (pictured), who was on her way home after selling her hand-picked passion fruit before in southern Guangxi Province RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Alibaba founder Jack Ma is left off Chinese state... China's top official warns the Biden administration not to... 'Chaos' in the White House as Biden administration officials... Forget keep fit...it's coup fit! Woman performs aerobic... Share this article Share 23 shares Yang was sentenced to...
    The first episode of Saturday Night Live in 2021 featured special 'appearances' from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mark Zuckerberg and Tom Brady - but Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump was notably absent from the show's opening. Kate McKinnon sat with the QAnon supporter, a GameStop employee, social media giants from Facebook and Twitter, O.J. Simpson and the Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback as she tried to determine 'What Still Works?' in 2021. John Krasinki hosted the first SNL in 2021, and fielded many questions from the audience asking for him to reprise his role as Jim from The Office.  Rep. Greene (GA-R) - played by Cecily Strong - was the first guest to appear on the show, excited to hand McKinnon a gun and offer up the number of conspiracy theories she believes in.  'First off, I believe the Parkland shooting was a hoax. The teachers were actors and the children were dolls,' Greene asserted...
    President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office just hours after his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. As Barack Obama's inauguration kicked off on Jan. 20, 2009, LGBTQ Americans across the country watched with mixed emotions while evangelical pastor Rick Warren delivered the invocation. Though the vast majority of them had voted for Obama, Warren had urged members of his California-based megachurch to vote in favor of a ballot measure stripping marriage rights from same-sex couples; indeed, Proposition 8 narrowly passed on the same night Obama was elevated to the highest office in the land. Election Night had been a double-edged sword for gay and transgender individuals, and Warren's presence made the inauguration bittersweet as well. But Obama's pick of Warren symbolized what ultimately emerged as a stumbling block to his ability to accomplish many of the priorities liberals...
    In his fourth and final “State of the State” address this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a $306 billion infrastructure plan that he’s touting as the “largest in the nation.” After tackling the war on COVID-19, the short-term future of New York’s economy, and the growing green economy statewide in addresses delivered earlier this week, Cuomo discussed massive projects proposed for the state’s infrastructure as they “invest in the future of New York.” “I sit in the office and live in the home occupied at one time by FDR,” Cuomo said on Thursday, Jan. 14. “Part of Roosevelt's genius was that he understood that it was not the buildings and programs themselves that actually turned around the economy, it was the people. "Building new projects enhances day-to-day life. Seeing progress lifts peoples' spirits. And building with bricks and mortar also builds public optimism and confidence.”...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pelosi tells House: Trump ‘must go,’ calls him ‘clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.’ Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
              Evangelist Franklin Graham this week told Georgia residents that they must vote in Tuesday’s two U.S. Senate run-offs because “the soul of our nation is at stake.” Graham said this on his Facebook page. “Please encourage your family, your friends, your community to pray and to vote. If conservatives lose control of the Senate, there is nothing to stop the radical agenda of the left. There will not be another chance to get this right. The nation is depending on you,” Graham said. “Why are these two seats so important? The control of the U.S. Senate is at stake. The Senate is the last line of defense to block the radical, wicked agenda that is trying to take control of our nation. These two seats will determine whether liberal socialist-leaning progressives OR conservative lawmakers have a majority. The policies supported by those on the...
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has called the coronavirus vaccine 'a free shot of toxic waste' in a speech urging his followers not to take it.   Farrakhan, 87, was speaking virtually at the National Afrikan/Black Leadership Summit on Saturday when he made the comments.  The vaccine roll out began across the United States Monday, with intensive care nurse Sandra Lindsay in New York among the first to receive the Pfizer shot on the day the death toll from the virus hit 300,000.    But Farrakhan, whose allegedly anti-Semitic, anti-white and anti-gay comments have previously prompted the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center to label him an extremist, said: 'We are so frightened over this Covid, now they're getting us ready for this vaccine.  'Do you believe satan is concerned about vaccinating you? You trust him? After all he has done to destroy us? How could you allow him to stick...
    The president of the Navajo Nation has warned that the winter wave of COVID-19 is hitting harder than the first, as ICU units reach capacity and another three-week lockdown is implemented due to the 'dire' surge in cases.  President Jonathan Nez warned Sunday that healthcare workers will soon be forced to make 'difficult decisions' in treating patients due to a lack of resources, as confirmed cases reached 18,163 among the reservation's population of only 173,667. 'This second wave of COVID-19 is much more dire and much more severe than the first wave we had in April and May,' he said as he urged residents to wear masks and avoid travel. Nez' warning came on the eve of a new lockdown on the reservation, which straddles parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, and is the largest Native American territory in the U.S.  Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez warned Sunday...
    Actor Jon Voight declared that President Trump was 'the only man who can save this nation' in an impassioned plea against the Biden administration.  Voight made  the remarks on Twitter in a two minute-long video, in which the 81-year-old lofted praise onto Trump and suggested Democrats wanted to 'destroy America.' While seated before an American flag, Voight calmly warns that 'we’re heading down a street that has no name now. We must not allow our nation to crumble.  'Let me warn you all that we are in great danger if we fall under a Biden administration.' Actor Jon Voight (pictured) railed against Democrats and California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a video that praised President Trump  In his attack on Democrats, Voight takes direct aim at Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has faced criticism for his coronavirus restrictions and, most recently, a month-long 10pm curfew in California.  'Our state California is...
    The mutated coronavirus strain, which stemmed from mink farms, is "most likely" extinct days after the government ordered the nation's 17 million minks to be killed, Denmark's health ministry said. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced Nov. 4 that all of the nation's minks would need to be killed. Less than a week later, the order was halted. Frederiksen said the government did not have the authority to carry it out. Nearly 2.85 million minks had already been killed, the BBC reported. "No further cases of mink variant with cluster 5 have been detected since Sept. 15, which is why the State Serum Institute assesses that this variant has most likely become extinct," the Danish health ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Agriculture Minister Mogens Jensen resigned on Wednesday over the matter, writing in a statement, "I no longer have the sufficient support among a majority of the...
    Once again, America is getting a vivid demonstration of why George W. Bush—despite starting two seemingly endless wars, driving the nation into recession, and generally handing over his government to the worst people imaginable—will not come down in history as America’s worst president. When Bush left office at the end of 2008, he spent his last few months not just cooperating with Barack Obama’s transition team, but moving to address some of the issues created by the deregulatory disaster—including bailing out much of the auto industry. It wouldn’t matter much, since Mitch McConnell was already meeting with congressional Republicans to set making Obama a one-term president as their primary goal. Within two years, those same Republicans would not just be blaming Obama for the recession, but running ads about how he gave billions to “Government Motors.” Still … it at least seems that Bush was willing to throw a bandaid at the...
    (CNN)The 2020 presidential election was a referendum on a democracy made vulnerable by systemic racism, economic inequality and structural violence. It also reflected widespread fear about the erosion of longstanding norms and political processes within and beyond Washington. The controversy over the election results -- the consequence of conservative media, conspiracy theories and a President who gleefully fanned the flames of already existing racial and political divides -- is a testament to the enormity of the challenges facing the nation. While all democratic change comes through compromise, the structural transformations needed at this hinge point in history require a far-reaching vision and audacious freedom dreams. Our times demand nothing less. Peniel JosephThe dangerous behavior of President Donald Trump and many in his White House during this transition of power risks stirring up millions of Americans who apparently doubt the veracity of the election and the legitimacy of our democratic...
    Hollywood actor Jon Voight has urged Republicans to keep up their fight for Trump's re-election, calling the battle amid Biden's proclaimed victory the 'greatest fight since the Civil war.'  Voight, a longtime Trump supporter, spoke out against the election results in a Twitter video shared on Tuesday repeating the president's claims that the race had been rigged.   In the two-minute clip captioned 'we all know the truth', the actor referred to Biden's win as a 'lie', warning that Democrats will have to pay the price for their alleged deception.  Scroll down for video  Jon Voight sent a message to Republicans in a video shared on Twitter Tuesday urging them to keep up their fight for Trump's re-election despite Biden's victory  The Hollywood actor, 81, is a longtime supporter of Trump, and had previously called on Americans to re-elect the president to protect the country from 'evil' Joe Biden....
    San Francisco voters approved a new tax that will target businesses with the most disproportionately paid CEOs. Measure L required a simple majority to pass and was approved by 65.18% of voters Tuesday night, making San Francisco the first U.S. city to move to tax both private and public businesses based on how “overpaid” their top executives are. The measure, introduced by Supervisor Matt Haney and backed by the board, is expected to generate between $60 million and $140 million a year in general funds starting in 2022, according to an estimate by the city. Haney said he wants most of the money to be directed towards health services. “It was the right time and the right city, with a very big turnout,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. The council and other business groups, including the California Chamber of Commerce, opposed the measure but...
    Just yesterday, things were looking extraordinarily bleak. With rising cases, hospital beds full in major cities, and the disease surging everywhere, the COVID-19 pandemic was running at a pace that seemed set to take the nation above 100,000 cases a day by election week. There’s still no national system of contact tracing. Still no coordinated testing. And testing at state levels is so inadequate that multiple states are showing a rate of positive results that’s over 30%. A nation now deep in pandemic exhaustion, also appeared to be neck deep in a looming disaster that could make losses to date seem like a prelude. The number of new cases is so high at this point, that the healthcare system seems poised for failure at multiple points, potentially driving up the fatality rate as patients are unable to get basic treatment. So it’s quite a relief that that’s all over. We we know it’s over...
    Hurricane Delta leaves two dead in Louisiana and knocks out power for hundreds of thousands America’s eeriest abandoned diners, restaurants and supermarkets An app that allowed people in China to skirt the nations internet ban to use Facebook and Google launched last week — then it disappeared © Provided by Business Insider Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images An app that allows people in China to use Facebook, Google, and other foreign platforms — which are blocked in the Communist nation — has disappeared from app stores, according to CNBC. The Tuber app, backed by a subsidiary of China-based Qihoo 360, launched last week, including on Apple and Huawei's app stores. It is now reportedly unavailable on both. China has a track record of censoring the internet for its citizens, restricting the kind of content they are able to access through websites and other services. Internet users in China...
    In July, as federal troops were confronting demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, longtime 9News meteorologist Marty Coniglio tweeted a photo that compared the action to Nazi Germany. A fixture on the channel's popular morning show, he was off the air the next day...for good. This week, Coniglio explained why he did what he did in a column for Westword, which starts with this: "Better to be a good American than a good employee. Distilled to its most elemental expression, that is the reason why I blew up a 35-year career in broadcast media to add my voice to the alarms sounding about the current state of our Republic." You can read Marty Coniglio's complete piece here (and see the Tweet below). Thousands of people did, and posted more than a hundred comments on the Westword Facebook page, most applauding the longtime TV personality and wishing him the best. Says Al: "Better...
    Planning to vote in person this year? What Illinois voters should know before heading to the polls. Chain restaurants closing locations this year Dorktown: The NBA team that was the very best at being the very worst The Dallas Mavericks of 1992-93 are one of the great relics of NBA history. In my humble opinion, of the 1,543 individual seasons played by teams up through the 2019-20 campaign, that was the one that featured the most excellence in the field of playing bad basketball (perhaps even transcending all sports as the worst single-season anyone has had in the history of organized athletics, and I say that as someone who sat in constant rain through the 2008 UW Husky Football season). Ok, but so what? After all, just like with doctors that graduated at the bottom of their classes, someone has to be the worst. © NBAE via Getty Images...
    Last March, a person with mild COVID-19 symptoms went to a two-and-a-half-hour long chorale practice in Skagit Valley, Washington. In the weeks that followed, more than fifty people — nearly everyone who attended that rehearsal — contracted the disease and two people died. Shelly Miller, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, led a recent study of that rehearsal, one of the nation’s first super-spreader events. The study states that singing indoors and unmasked can swiftly spread COVID-19 via microscopic airborne particles known as aerosols. In the study, she explains that although members of the chorale took precautions, like using hand sanitizer, avoiding touching each other or surfaces, and propping doors open, they didn’t wear masks. Members of the chorale were interviewed as part of the study, and researchers concluded that there simply were not enough opportunities for droplets and infected surfaces, known as fomites,...
    On March 11, when the NBA shut down its games in light of several positive Covid-19 tests and kicked off a rapid-fire series of events and news items that would trigger nationwide lockdowns, Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone had a few words of wisdom for how he planned to spend his time away from the game:  “I’m probably going to drive up to WeldWerks Brewery in Greeley, Colorado, get some Juicy Bits, get on my mountain bike and figure out how we’re going to move forward,” he told the Denver Post and other media outlets at a news conference. Words of wisdom — and words that could have come from just about any Colorado resident with a penchant for local craft beer and getting outdoors. Weldwerks, after all, has become one of the state's most popular breweries over the past few years, based partially on its flagship, Juicy Bits IPA....
    The U.S. Postal Service must prioritize election mail and immediately reverse changes that resulted in widespread delays in California and several other states, a federal judge ruled Monday. The nationwide order is the latest rejection of efforts by Louis DeJoy, the postmaster general, to cut costs by instituting reforms that snarled the mail system and caused delays in the delivery of medication, unemployment checks and other essential items. The judge’s ruling came as part of a lawsuit by attorneys general for the District of Columbia and six states including California that accused the Trump administration of undermining the Postal Service by decommissioning high-speed mail-sorting machines, curtailing overtime and mandating that trucks run on time, which led to backlogs because mail was left behind. “The court has spoken. It’s time for President Trump to follow the law and stop interfering with our mail,” said Xavier Becerra, California’s attorney general, in a...
    O.J. Simpson's trial shocked the nation. Reuters/Sam Mircovich Throughout the '90s, there were crime stories that shocked the world.  Selena, Tupac, and Biggie were all murdered during this decade.  There were also killings that gripped the nation, like the deaths of JonBenét Ramsey and Nicole Brown Simpson. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Although the '70s and '80s were known for infamous serial killers, the 1990s also saw some horrific crimes that shocked the nation.  From mass shootings to heartbreaking celebrity deaths, here are some of the most unforgettable crimes of the '90s. 
    Phillies Rhys Hoskins unlikely to return before end of regular season Rewarding careers for dog lovers Boston Fed Chief Eric Rosengren blames Wall Street for slowing small-business recovery efforts — and warns that sluggish stimulus progress could cripple the economic rebound © Keith Bedford/Reuters Keith Bedford/Reuters Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren blamed the nation's largest banks for the lack of activity in the Main Street Lending Program. The program can provide up to $600 billion worth of credit to small and mid-sized businesses, but only less than $5 billion has been used.  "None of the nation's largest banks ... are currently active in the program," he said.  The Boston Fed Chief also said he expects a slow economic recovery and believes additional stimulus is "very much needed." Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren blamed...
    (CNN)Last week, California State Sen. Steven Bradford said he was confident that "the votes were there" for his proposed bill.SB 731, introduced in July, would have made it possible to strip badges of officers convicted of certain crimes or hit with misconduct charges, including excessive use of force. In recent weeks, it had even garnered public support from dozens of celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West who tweeted August 30 that it "will just make police officers accountable if they break the law." SB 731 did pass the state's Assembly, but on the last day of California's legislative session, the bill did not come up in the Senate before the deadline passed. Some other proposed police reform bills did pass, including one that requires the state's attorney general to investigate police shootings and another that bans chokeholds. Read MoreBut activists and experts said SB 731 and another failed bill -- one...
    One thing all dog owners know is when they return home from a trip out, their pooch will be excitedly waiting for them. And often a dog will be perched on a window ledge, ready to say hello as soon as they get home. According to a new study from Safestyle, owners made more of a conscious effort to spend time with their pooches and pets during lockdown.  To celebrate, the double glazing company is running a nationwide #DoginWindow photo competition asking owners to share their best snaps to find the UK's cutest pooch.  After receiving hundreds of brilliant submissions from proud owners all over the UK, it has shared some of its favourite entries, with FEMAIL. Kynda the golden retriever  from Bolton is seen excitedly watching her owner. Kynda's owner, Gina, said: 'This is Kynda watching me trim the conifer tree in the front garden.' Triple whammy! Stan,...
    Newfield Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut, prepares for its first day of classes. John Moore/Getty Images Schools are reopening for in-person and virtual learning, but there's still uncertainty on how it can be done safely. Economist Emily Oster and a team of researchers are setting out to provide school leaders and policymakers with information on how schools are reopening.  The team will survey public, private, independent, charter, and Catholic schools to gather baseline data that will be available to the public.  Teachers, principals, and school leaders can volunteer to participate in bi-weekly surveys.  Sign up for our new parenting newsletter Insider Parenting here. As schools across the country start the academic year, there is still uncertainty when it comes to how — and if — they can reopen safely.  Emily Oster, an American economist and professor at Brown University, noticed a lack of data on COVID-19 in...
    Serial killer the 'Interstate Strangler' - who terrorized the nation's highways murdering up to 52 women in a two decade-long spree - has confessed in a podcast interview to another murder 15 years ago, leading cops to find suspected human bones in Illinois.   Dellmus 'Heavy' Colvin, 61, claimed last week on the 'Where the Bodies are Buried' podcast that he killed a woman at a truck stop along Interstate 80 outside LaSalle County before dumping her naked body round the back of a now-closed truck wash in Peru. A search Wednesday uncovered two small pieces of bone at the alleged burial site which are now being analyzed by forensics to determine if they are human, authorities said.   Colvin, who bragged that he 'slept great' after his first murder, is currently behind bars in Ohio serving two life sentences after confessing to the murders of seven women. The serial killer stalked...
    Netflix has launched the first explosive trailer for the upcoming, even more explosive, docu-series, Bad Boy Billionaires India. The series will follow the rise and fall of the four of the ex-billionaires in India. Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Subrata Roy, and Byrraju Ramalinga Raju are the centre of this series. The trailer shows us footage from the glamourous past of Mallya. Nirav, Subrata, and Byrraju also get their due happy moments. The happiness cuts into total chaos, as footage of the downfall, takes over the screen. Lucifer Season 5 Review: Even A Double Dose of Tom Ellis Isn’t Enough To Save This Netflix Show From Being A Bummer! Subrata ran a Ponzi scheme, which is rightly called out as a pyramid scheme in the trailer. Mallya borrowed massive sums of money add more planes to Kingfisher fleet. He also asked for the uniforms to be red in colour. Nirav laundered...
    Nancy Pelosi is recalling the House from its summer recess to vote on a bill prohibiting the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service, as the removal of mailboxes across the country sparks fears that Donald Trump's appointee to run the service is deliberately slowing deliveries.  The action comes amid growing concerns that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency during the coronavirus pandemic while states expand mail-in voting options. In a letter to Democratic lawmakers Sunday evening, Pelosi also called on her colleagues to appear at a post office in their district on Tuesday for a coordinated news event. “In a time of a pandemic, the Postal Service is Election Central. Americans should not have to choose between their health and their vote,” she wrote. Nancy Pelosi wrote to colleagues on Sunday recalling them to vote on a USPS bill...
            by Todd DeFeo  A massive appropriations bill the U.S. House passed includes billions in federal spending proponents say will benefit Ohio and the Great Lakes region. H.R. 7617, a $1.3 trillion “minibus” package, contains six appropriations measures for various federal agencies — including the defense, justice, transportation and energy departments — for the 2021 fiscal year. The House passed the bill by a vote of 217-197. The Energy and Water Development portion of the bill, which includes funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, includes $49.6 billion for “energy and water development programs,” according to Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio-09). Kaptur said the bill “captures the American spirit of ingenuity and independence” and will “propel real economic growth.” “It provides the foundation of critical investments to combat climate change and is poised to be the most important climate change bill Congress passes this year,” she said....
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has criticized President Donald Trump's administration over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic during a videochat with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading U.S. expert on infectious diseases. Speaking with Fauci in a Facebook live video on Thursday, Zuckerberg said some outbreaks of coronavirus were 'avoidable' and criticized the administration for 'calling into question' whether people should wear masks. 'Our government, and this administration, have been significantly less effective in handling this,' Zuckerberg said, comparing the recent surge in U.S. cases to other countries that have seen falling new cases. 'You know, I was certainly sympathetic early on when it was clear that there would be some outbreaks no matter how well we handle this,' Zuckerberg said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) criticized the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic during a videochat with Dr. Anthony Fauci (right) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    A New Jersey police chief has stepped down amid controversy over allegedly derogatory and racist comments about an Asian-American former county prosecutor and New Jersey's first Sikh attorney general that were all allegedly recorded on tape. A recording surfaced on YouTube last week in which Trigo allegedly made comments about former Union County Prosecutor Grace Park and current state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.  The Union County prosecutor's office announced that Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo notified the town's mayor and council Friday night that he would step down effective Monday. Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo said in a statement Monday that her office will temporarily oversee the department.   Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo has stepped down over accusations that he made racist and sexist comments toward county and state officials which were all recorded on tape It's not known when the alleged audio was recorded however several people...
    The Washington Redskins announced Monday that they would be retiring their team nickname and logo, but had not yet decided on their new moniker. In short order, the Navajo Nation offered a new name they believe would be a fitting replacement for the NFL franchise. What are the details?The Redskins issued a statement saying:On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team's name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward.Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review.Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing or our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100...
    Savannah Rychcik July 7, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, is sharing why she believes some states across the nation are seeing an uptick in the number of coronavirus cases. During an interview with the Wharton Business Daily, Birx explained the difference between the approach states in the South took for reopening compared with those in the North. “The South, which didn’t experience a significant outbreak through the March-April timeframe, I think came at this opening in a different way than the Northeast or the Midwest that had experience with the outbreak,” Birx said. According to Birx, the surge in coronavirus cases can be linked to how quickly the South reopened. “And so when they opened, instead of gating closely through all of the recommended gates, a lot of individuals and a lot of businesses instead of driving 25 in a 25 mile...
    Country music legend Charlie Daniels spoke candidly in his final interview before his death about his upbringing and shared an eye-opening story about his experience as a White man working in the segregated South. "In 1958, I was working ...[and] there was a guy there by the name of Louis Frost that I was working with that actually trained me, he trained my dad...," Daniels told Fox Nation's "The Pursuit with John Rich." CELEBRITIES REACT TO CHARLIE DANIELS' DEATH "In December 1958, they started slowing down and they were going to lay him [Frost] off and keep me," Daniels recalled. "He knew ten times [more] about the job than I did, but the only problem was, this was 1958. He was Black and I was White. That's what made the decision." Daniels, then 21, described himself as a "novice" employee, but he soon understood that the decision to fire Frost was unrelated to his work experience....
    On Sunday, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Dana Bash to discuss a variety of topics. Bash first asked Ernst about President Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech, which he delivered during his recent Independence Day celebration. Some in the mainstream press have characterized the speech as “dark” and “divisive.” Bash played a brief clip in which Trump said: “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children. … No movement that seeks to dismantle these treasured American legacies can possibly have a love of America at its heart.” The host then asked Ernst if she is “comfortable with that.” The Senator responded, saying that there is much “frustration across the United States,” and that she believes the U.S. is the “greatest nation on the face of the planet” despite past sins....
    The White House is now telling Americans to learn to live with the coronavirus, shifting their focus from past months when they expressed that the virus would eventually go away.  Administration officials are trying to intensify their messaging on the pandemic in the next week, senior administration officials told NBC News. The White House is planning to offer up that the virus is not going away any time soon and will be continuing well pass the November election.  The White House is planning to offer up that the virus is not going away any time soon and will be continuing well pass the November election  Top advisers for the president will argue for ways to move forward, despite the virus. Officials plan to push forward therapeutic drugs, while emphasizing that the there is a low risk for Americans to die from the virus.  President Donald Trump initially claimed that...
    Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCan Republicans handle the aftermath of Donald Trump? Biden seeks to supplant Trump in Georgia Trump's Mount Rushmore stunt will backfire MORE made race a central theme of his July 4 message as the country grapples with widespread unrest over systemic racism and police brutality. Speaking to the camera interspersed with video of past civil rights struggles, Biden said the country has not lived up to its creed – noting centuries of racism, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the killing of George Floyd in May – but that the U.S. is primed for a change.  “Our country was founded on an idea: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ We’ve never lived up to it. Jefferson himself didn’t – he held slaves, women were excluded. But once proposed, it was an idea that couldn’t be restrained,” he...
    On Independence Day we celebrate the birth of our nation, a nascent state determined to be something different, something better than the nations left behind by those early settlers who first made the trip to the “New World.” We don’t celebrate the completion of that experiment or the perfection of our union. We celebrate its aspirations that its people would prosper in liberty and justice. Admittedly, those aspirations at first and for many years did not encompass the rights of the people who were here for thousands of years before ships began arriving on our shores, or the people brought here in bondage on other ships. KAY COLES JAMES: NATION'S VALUES UNDER ATTACK — WE MUST DO THIS TO STOP THE LEFT'S SOCIALIST AGENDA We were an imperfect union then, and we are an imperfect union still. That’s to be expected because while we are made in the image of God, we are not God....
    (CNN)On the Fourth of July, Americans come together to celebrate their independence and their revolutionary experiment in democracy. This year, many voices believe that the experiment is failing. A recent Gallup poll shows that national pride in the United States is at a record low. Our country's increasing division and the unwillingness by some to participate in a healthy civilized debate and listen to dissenting opinions is fostering greater fissures. In the face of social unrest, economic distress, and the ongoing pandemic, it is perhaps not surprising that Americans have lost some faith in their institutions and in their national story. Another CBS News poll found that 67% of Americans consider the country is on the "wrong track." Mindless pride should always be questioned, but mindless rejection is also a danger. These trends occur against a backdrop of low achievement in civics and history understanding, which exacerbates the problem of...
    About four months away from the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump looked back on his first day in the White House in an exclusive interview with "Fox and Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade. "Do you remember the moment when this became your office, when this became the place you live?" Kilmeade asked the president as they walked along the West Wing colonnade, in the latest episode of the Fox Nation series "What Made America Great," which was filmed on June 22. "I remember the first night more than any other night, and any other time... the Lincoln Bedroom is right next to where I stay," said the president in the Fox Nation show, which also aired on the Fox News Channel on Sunday night. The full director's cut of the program is available exclusively on Fox Nation. FOR LIMITED TIME, RECEIVE 25% OFF NEW PURCHASE OF A YEARLY FOX NATION SUBSCRIPTION "You grow up with the White House," Trump continued,...
    Sacha Baron Cohen gatecrashed a right-wing occasion in Washington whereas posing as a racist nation singer — the place he inspired the group to chant alongside to lyrics about liberals getting “chopped up” or “injected with the Wuhan flu,” viral footage exhibits. Dressed as a pot-bellied singer in denim dungarees and a cowboy hat, the “Borat” comic tricked organizers of Saturday’s occasion by the “Three Percenters” militia group by producing a last-minute big-money donation, in accordance with studies and organizers.  The skilled prankster then took to the stage in Olympia, getting some the viewers to chant together with excessive lyrics — with organizers saying a group of armed safety guards stopped them from pulling the plug. Footage exhibits Cohen singing about former President Barack Obama, coronavirus skilled Physician Anthony Fauci, CNN and “masks wearers” getting injected with the “Wuhan flu.” He additionally wished the identical for “sushi eaters” —...
    Remington Arms Co. is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is simultaneously weighing a possible sale of the company to the Navajo Nation. The Wall Street Journal reports Remington is “[making] preparations for the Navajo Nation to serve as the lead bidder to purchase Remington’s assets out of Chapter 11.” Reuters reports that this is the second time Remington has looked to bankruptcy protection. The first time was March 2018, with the company emerging from bankruptcy that same year. Remington is currently in an expensive litigious battle with Sandy Hook families who filed suit after a Bushmaster AR-15 was stolen and used in the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary. Remington is the parent company of Bushmaster. The opportunity to buy the company via a bankruptcy sale gives “a potential buyer the chance to purchase Remington free from legal liabilities.” Navajo Nation “is planning to...
    This is an emergency. Election Day is little more than four months off, voters facing their most important choice since 1860: Donald Trump or America? It’s a decision that will define the future. And millions of us wonder if we’ll get to have our say. Such is the state of things seven years almost to the day since the Supreme Court disemboweled The Voting Rights Act of 1965, specifically the section requiring states and municipalities with histories of voting discrimination to obtain federal approval before changing their balloting procedures. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts justified the ruling by pointing out that the racial disparities in voter registration and turnout that existed in 1965 no longer did. In other words, the fact that the Act worked proved it was no longer needed. The ensuing years have made him look like a fool. With the Act out of the...
    New York (CNN)At a time of intense scrutiny of law enforcement since George Floyd's death, a movement to slash police department budgets nationwide is gaining momentum in the midst of police reform efforts and an uptick in violent crime in some major cities. The New York Police Department, the nation's largest police force, faces its financial reckoning this week, with its 2021 budget due before Tuesday. Around the country, from Los Angeles to Seattle to Minneapolis to Philadelphia, city officials are mulling cuts that scale back the number of officers to shift money toward social services. Economic woes from coronavirus lockdowns have left city budgets strapped for revenue and decision makers looking for places to trim, even as crime rates spike. "Conventional budget politics was always about, if you have to make budget cuts, everything should be on the table — but not the police department. Somehow the notion was...
    By TODD A. PRICE, USA Today - The American South NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kathryn Conyers is not a baker, but she tried. And she failed. When she sought advice from her friend Carla Briggs, a trained pastry chef, Conyers was too embarrassed to send photos of the lackluster loaves. In the end, Briggs decided that she needed to come over and bake the bread herself. A month later, as the coronavirus pandemic ramped up, the friends saw shelves in New Orleans barren of bread and thought, ‘maybe baking bread could be a business.’ Soon after that, Viola’s Heritage Breads was born. “Viola just sounds nice and homey, like somebody’s grandmother that maybe would have a recipe that exists today but didn’t really get the recognition,” Conyers said. Conyers and Briggs said they didn’t see many Black-owned bakeries and wanted to bring a business to New Orleans that celebrates both...
    BET founder Robert Johnson has called for the US to pay $14 trillion in slavery reparations to bring 40 million African-Americans in line with the wealth of white Americans, as he says the nation 'has never come to grips with its original sin of slavery'. Johnson, who was the first black American billionaire, told Fox News that his proposal for reparations to be paid to US descendants of slaves would be 'a huge emotional assuaging of guilt for black and white Americans'. The move would tackle the vast wealth gap between black and white Americans that can be traced right back to the slave trade, make African-Americans financially equal in society and help repair some of the damage caused by generations of inequality, he said.   'You want a big idea: white America, what would happen if you said, "please forgive us and accept our apology. And by the way, we think...
    Democrats in the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of admitting the majority of Washington, D.C., as the Union’s 51st state, and partially renaming the area after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. “The United States is the only democratic country that denies both voting rights in the national legislature and local autonomy to the residents of the nation’s capital,” Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC’s non-voting member of the House, wrote in prepared remarks ahead of the vote. “Congress has two choices. It can continue to exercise undemocratic, autocratic authority over the 705,000 American citizens who reside in our nation’s capital, treating them, in the words of Frederick Douglass, as ‘aliens, not citizens, but subjects.’ Or Congress can live up to this nation’s promise and ideals,” she said. Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) was the only Democrat to note vote in favor of Norton’s legislation. Under Norton’s legislation, two square miles of...
    Black Lives Matter is a mandate from the people and it is “time” for Americans to “pay us what you owe us,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) said Thursday. Pressley made her comments during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives and said there was a “rallying cry in communities across the nation,” according to the Daily Wire. She continued: Madam Speaker, I rise today on behalf of every Black family that has been robbed of a child. On behalf of every family member that has been forced to see their loved one lynched on national television. Driving while Black. Jogging while Black. Sleeping while Black. We have been criminalized for the very way we show up in the world. Under the harsh gaze of far too many, my Black body is seen as a threat, always considered armed. Centuries of institutionalized oppression will not be undone overnight,...
    Remington Arms, America’s oldest gun maker, is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is in advanced talks for a potential sale to the Navajo Nation, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Remington is making preparations for the Native American tribe to serve as the lead bidder to purchase its assets out of Chapter 11, the Journal reported here, citing people familiar with the matter. The report added that the filing could come with in days. Remington had previously filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2018. The company makes the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle used in the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 20 first-graders in 2012. Remington and a representative for the Navajo Nation did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment.
    By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources will restart in-person hunter safety courses next month after a hunter advocacy group sued alleging the department had no authority to cancel them. The DNR issued a statement Friday saying classes would resume July 13 with no more than 50 participants per class. The agency recommends that all participants wear face masks and stand 6 feet apart. Under Wisconsin law, anyone born after Jan. 1, 1973, who wants a hunting license so they can hunt alone must complete a hunter education course. DNR officials canceled department-sponsored in-person courses in mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic seized the country, and have refused to recognize completion certificates as part of a push to slow the virus’ spread through social distancing. Kansas-based Hunter Nation sued in Marathon County Circuit Court on June 17 seeking to restart the courses. The...
    VIDEO2:5702:57Trading Nation: How to trade travel industry amid quarantine concernsTrading Nation The travel industry has been dealt another blow as the tri-state area imposes quarantine restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch this one stock as an indicator for the rest of the group, said Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak. "The one stock that I think people should look at very closely because it looks just like the charts of all the other airline stocks and basically most of the other travel and leisure names is Delta Air Lines," Maley told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Thursday. "The sell-off more recently hasn't taken it to an oversold condition. In fact, it's quite neutral. So it's going to have to get a lot more oversold before we really want to back up the truck here." Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Delta's relative strength index, or RSI, is 45. Any reading below 30...
    A number of powerful documentaries examining the African-American experience in America are now available on Fox Nation. "They Fight" documents the journey of a team of young boxers and their coach, who train in Washington, D.C.'s Ward 8, the most impoverished part of that city. The fighters and their volunteer coach all have their challenges to overcome, including a lack of funding and stable home lives, as they set their sights set on the 2017 Junior Olympics. Ragahleak “Peanut” Bartee is one of the boys featured in the documentary and one of the program's most successful fighters. He won the 75-pound intermediate division Junior Olympic national championship in 2015. FOR LIMITED TIME, RECEIVE 25% OFF NEW PURCHASE OF A YEARLY FOX NATION SUBSCRIPTION "I see myself in like the next five, four years, you know, having my first professional fight," he said, speaking directly into the camera, sitting in front of a rundown boxing ring, in their free...
    (CNN)Joe Biden is entering the final month of his search for a running mate, a decision people close to the process say is now heavily influenced by a national reckoning on racism, as his search committee pores over records and conducts interviews before presenting a list of finalists to the former vice president.The search is being conducted under strict secrecy, with most campaign aides, donors and even many longtime Biden friends intentionally kept in the dark. Yet CNN spoke to more than a dozen people close to the Biden search process who believe that four of the leading prospects are Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Rep. Val Demings of Florida and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms."The whole way that (issues of race) have come to fro is having a real, serious impact on the search," said Rep. Jim Clyburn, a top Democrat in the House...
    Famous people whove had COVID-19 House passes sweeping policing bill SB Nation Reacts: What do MLB fans think of the plan for a 60-game 2020 season? Will it all happen? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Nationals fans, sign up HERE to join SB Nation Reacts. Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have plans to start Spring Training 2.0 on July 1st and begin the 2020 campaign on either July 23rd or 24th. They’re going to try to play 60 games, and a regular postseason in October. The coronavirus might have other ideas, and when we asked the SB Nation Reacts folks if they thought MLB and its players would actually pull this off and finish a 60 game season and postseason, they were... let’s say pessimistic... © Provided by SB...
    Maskless at a Trump rally On Wednesday, the United States surpassed all previous single-day records for new cases of COVID-19. It is, or at least should be, impossible for anyone to pretend that the pandemic is in any sense over. It is raging. It has been only nine days since Vice President Mike Pence published an editorial titled “There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’” and bragged about the decline in new cases. In the history of foolish statements, Pence made a bid for the most foolish. Unfortunately, he won. Around the globe, the story of the pandemic is changing. As nation after nation brings local outbreaks under control, more and more this isn’t the story of a global disease. It’s a story about the utter failure of the United States … a disaster that may genuinely reshape the planet. In Paris this week, visitors are again traveling to the top of the Eiffel Tower and...
    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has ordered the last three words of her state’s official name, the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, purged from state documents and websites. The Democrat governor announced an executive order to delete “and Providence Plantations” on Monday because of the “image” the word “plantations” evokes concerning slavery. The order is part of a larger push involving the state legislature to cut the phrase out of the state name entirely. “This morning I signed an executive order removing the phrase Providence Plantations from gubernatorial orders and citations, all executive branch agency websites, all official correspondence, and state employee pay stubs and paychecks,” Raimondo said. “We can’t ignore the image conjured by the word ‘plantations.’ We can’t ignore how painful that is for black Rhode Islanders to see that.” “To those Rhode Islanders who wonder why we are doing this and thinking it denies our...
    By CEDAR ATTANASIO, Associated Press/Report for America SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The leader of one of the largest Native American tribes in the U.S. called Wednesday for the governor of New Mexico to end efforts to fight a court ruling that orders improvements in education for members of his tribe and other vulnerable groups. The comments from Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez come ahead of a court hearing next week in which Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will ask a state judge to dismiss a consolidated lawsuit representing Native American and Hispanic plaintiffs. “The lawsuit needs to be pursued so Native students can be provided adequate education programs and services necessary to learn and thrive," Nez said. “Our students deserve an educational environment that prioritizes their culture and unique needs. It is time for our Native students to have the same opportunities as other students.” In 2018, a judge...
    As the outrage surrounding the death of George Floyd extends beyond calls for police reform and moves into the destruction of public statues, some Republicans believe an electoral opportunity for President Trump is presenting itself. For weeks, news reports from around the country have detailed left-wing activists removing and defacing a number of monuments to historical figures. Initially, the rage of activists was directed at Civil War Confederate figures, such as Gen. Robert E. Lee, but has progressively moved to individuals with any ties to slavery. On Sunday, the American Museum of Natural History in New York asked the city for permission to remove a large statue of three figures — Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president and famed naturalist; a Native American man; and an African American man — from its premises, citing its allegedly insensitive nature. “At the same time, the statue itself communicates a racial...
    Apple is set to remove thousands of games from its App Store in China that have not been approved by the government. The country rolled out a policy four year ago that required developers to obtain a license before publishing apps. However, hundreds have disregarded the law and added their games to Apple's store while they wait for authorization - the tech giant is also aware of the policy, but has looked the other way. Apple sent developers a 'reminder' back in February that said games without a license by June 20 will be banned and removed. There are about 60,000 games on China's App Store and it is speculated that at least a third of them do not have a license. Scroll down for video  Apple is set to remove thousands of games from its App Store in China that have not been approved by the government. The...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed the high death rates in New York nursing homes on the Federal Government and the CDC, noting that they failed to handle the coronavirus pandemic and that they allowed the virus to enter the U.S. from Europe. MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle asked Cuomo about his order that directed nursing homes to take in patients who had been infected by the coronavirus and reminded the governor that those who died were people’s parents and family members. “This thing is not going away, sir,” she said. “Sixty-three hundred died in New York nursing homes, that is the most in this country. The more time that’s past the more your office can look into this. Do you take responsibility for that order and the role it may have played in those deaths?” Cuomo insisted that Republicans were politicizing the issue by looking into the order and ridiculed them for implying that deaths have to...
    VIDEO2:3202:32Trading Nation: Slack slides after Goldman Sachs says sellTrading Nation Investors like the messengers, not shooting them. It's just a question of which one they like more. The rivalry between Slack and Microsoft Teams is heating up, with Goldman Sachs downgrading Slack's stock on Friday to sell because of what it expects to be an "enduring battle" for customers between the two messaging apps. "While we continue to view Slack as a best-in-class team messaging offering that is favored by the technical community, we expect MSFT Teams to continue to try and leverage its packaging within Office 365 to drive increased adoption, thus creating the potential for a more competitive environment," analysts wrote. Wall Street traders are also taking sides. Nancy Tengler, chief investment officer at Laffer Tengler Investments, was in Goldman's camp. "It's the right call," Tengler told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday, also citing The Wall Street Journal's...
    Ashlie D. Stevens June 18, 2020 10:07PM (UTC) Found within the first three minutes of "Taste the Nation," Hulu's new food series hosted by Padma Lakshmi, is a montage of clips that distills the heart of the show. It begins with footage of Mexican cartel members wielding guns, then quickly cuts to an American holding up a "Build That Wall" poster, then finally settles on a slow-motion video of hands rolling a burrito.  "Americans love Mexican food," Lakshmi says, noting that Americans eat more salsa than ketchup. "But what about the hands making that food?"  : It's clear at this point that "Taste the Nation" isn't just a food-filled, cross-country road trip. This series is one that explores just how interconnected food, tradition and personhood are — and in a country that is an undeniable melting pot, what has happened as the personhood of certain immigrant groups becomes politicized. ...
    Florida reported 4,049 new cases of COVID-19 Friday - the highest daily total yet in a state that has now seen a consistent resurgence since reopening.  The coronavirus outbreak continued its fevered escalation in Florida on Saturday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis again tried to calms fears over another record-breaking spike in infections since reopening restaurants, bars, gyms and other public places. Across the United States there were 30,000 new infections Friday - the highest numbers since May 1, according to figures reported by John Hopkins University. There are now more than 2.2 million confirmed cases; the death toll is 119,719. Donald Trump on Saturday complained that robust coronavirus testing was making his record look bad — and suggested the testing effort should slow down.    His comments come as COVID-19 cases continue to spike in many states. The number of newly confirmed cases per day has risen from about 21,400 two weeks ago to 23,200,...
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) said Sunday President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocked for low attendance at rally Trump suggests legislation that would jail people who burn the flag for a year Trump makes defiant return to campaign stage amid controversies MORE’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma late Saturday was an “embarrassment” and yet another example of how she said the president is seeking to divide Americans.  “Like so many people across this country, my first response was that I hope this is a preview for November,” Bottoms said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” seemingly referencing the smaller-than-anticipated crowd size at Trump’s rally.  “That finally people are recognizing that his man is a danger to our country and a danger to our democracy and he should not be the president of the United States of America,” she added. “That rally was an embarrassment.” Atlanta Mayor @KeishaBottoms on President Trump’s Tulsa...
    Native American tribal nations are imposing stricter lockdown and social-distancing measures than their neighboring states, creating tensions with both governors and the federal government. Many Native American leaders are worried that the recent surge in cases could disproportionately impact tribal members, just as they did in April and May. In response, some tribal governments have exercised their sovereignty to reinstate lockdowns and travel bans as neighboring states move in the opposite direction. “It’s a greater challenge for us to deal with knowing that just right across the borders, everyone else is doing things different,” Cheyenne River Sioux chairman Harold Frazier told The Hill. “It makes it a lot tougher for us to implement the actions that we feel we need to do to keep our residents safe here on the reservation,” he said. South Dakota, where Frazier’s reservation is located, never imposed a statewide stay-at-home order. In April, both the...
    Padma Lakshmi has plenty on her plate these days, and she couldn’t be prouder. The longtime judge of Bravo’s “Top Chef” has created a new Hulu docu-series titled “Taste the Nation” where she also serves as host. The show aims to celebrate the food of American immigrants and indigenous people. And the series hits close to home for the 49-year-old. Lakshmi is an Indian-America who came to the U.S. when she was just 4 years old. “Taste the Nation” takes Lakshmi to the Texas border city of El Paso where she talks to locals about the wall. She travels to South Carolina to go crabbing and explore Gullah Geechee food. The star also heads to Las Vegas to spend time with Thai immigrants, as well as Arizona to get better acquainted with Native American ingredients - just to name a few. In each episode, Lakshmi consults with community leaders, such...
    Australia is under cyber attack from a malicious 'state-actor' with banks, transport networks, electricity grids and the military all under threat - but a security analyst says the most vulnerable target is the nation's open, democratic system of government. Other security experts have pointed the finger squarely at Beijing, with former officials claiming the cyber invasion is payback for Australia's decision to ban Huawei from the national 5G network. The Chinese telecommunications giant is the world's largest 5G infrastructure builder but Canberra hit the brakes on their involvement in Australia's critical infrastructure roll-out in August 2018, citing national security concerns. Although the perpetrator of the cyber invasion has not been named, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a 'sophisticated state-based actor' was behind ongoing attacks which have hit Australian universities, hospitals, industry and governments. Chinese President Xi Jinping drives in a Hong Qi car after inspecting the troops during a...
    Actors have started kissing again on French film shoots, the country's culture minister said Friday. Franck Riester said 'kissing has started again on sets' where the 'actors have been tested' for the coronavirus. And he insisted that l'amour is not completely dead despite the pandemic. The minister told French radio that while shooting in Europe's biggest film industry was allowed to restart earlier this month, 'they waited a bit before doing that kiss that is so important in cinema'. Reister did not say which film or which actors were the first to get back to on-screen smooching. 'No, the kiss is not over with,' the politician declared when asked if social distancing was in danger of killing off love scenes altogether. Pictured: 2003's Jeux d'enfants (Love Me If You Dare) sees Marion Cotillard, who plays Sophie Kowalsky, kissing Julien Janvier, played by Guillaume Canet French cinemas are to reopen after a three-month coronavirus...
    Padma Lakshmi's latest project is a personal one, as she sets out to discover what American food really is by exploring the cuisines of immigrants, while highlighting their culture and experience, in her docu-series on Hulu, "Taste the Nation."From burritos in El Paso to poke in Honolulu, and even traditional Native American cuisine in Phoenix, Lakshmi delves into the melting pot of cultures that makes American cuisine so diverse."I wanted to look at different immigrant communities and hopefully give them a platform to speak about their own heritage and their own foods," Lakshmi said.Lakshmi, who immigrated to the United States from India when she was four years old, set out to give a voice to the communities who came to this country in search of a better life."We love ethnic food in this country, but we don't often give a lot of media attention, or write a lot of sit-coms,...
    NAIROBI (Reuters) – Burundi’s new president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, promised on Thursday to unite a country that has been cut off by aid donors due to rampant human rights abuses, after he was sworn in early following the sudden death of his predecessor. Burundi’s President elect Evariste Ndayishimiye attends his inauguration ceremony following the sudden death of his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza, amid the growing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Ingoma stadium in Gitega, Burundi June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana Ndayishimiye, 52, a retired army general, won last month’s presidential election as the ruling party’s candidate, defeating the opposition’s Agathon Rwasa and five others. He had been due to take office in August, but the death of Pierre Nkurunziza this month brought the succession forward. “I will defend Burundi’s sovereignty and ensure freedom of every Burundian citizen and protection,” Ndayishimiye said at the ceremony in the political...
    He looks well, no? Donald Trump is in a foul mood. He's "wallowing in self-pity" about the coverage he's getting for his abysmal responses to the global pandemic and the racial reckoning that’s roiling the nation. Some White House aides aren't even sure wants to win a second term given his bouts of ragey self-sabotage, like tweeting out the racist catchphrase "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." But one thing Trump is clear on is his desire to smoke out and punish whoever leaked info on his run for the bunker several weeks ago during peak White House protests, according to The New York Times. The Times reports Trump has once again become "consumed" with finding the leakers of that humiliating bunker retreat, for which he earned the nicknames "Bunker Boy" and "Bunker Bitch." And according to several sources, he also wants to prosecute them. But the bigger picture is that...
    Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN)The beating heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma's Greenwood District is Vernon A.M.E. Church.Vernon sits atop the only structure still standing after the 1921 race massacre left the once-prosperous black district burned to the ground and hundreds if not thousands of its residents homeless or dead.The weight of that legacy weighs heavily on Vernon A.M.E. always -- but especially in recent weeks, as the city marked 99 years since the massacre, an anniversary that came at a time of protests and upheaval nationwide over the killing of George Floyd in police custody. As the city prepared to mark the anniversary of the massacre at the end of May, protesters in Tulsa took to the streets against racism and police brutality. Some businesses were damaged and fires were set. And now, the community is bracing itself again, as President Donald Trump is expected to bring thousands of his supporters to the...
    A cult associated with nudism, polygamy and abstinence from personal hygiene arrested for violating Hawaii’s quarantine order had been previously deported from three countries after it was deemed a threat to national security, according to the Costa Rica Star. Twenty-one alleged Carbon Nation cult members including supposed leader Eligio “Natureboy” Bishop were arrested for the state’s quarantine order on June 12, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported. Hawaii requires everyone arriving to the state to quarantine for two weeks in hopes of containing the spread of coronavirus. “People were still out, going around. So, honest mistake because we were all under the impression that it was just like everywhere else in the states where it’s not that serious,” Bishop said, though authorities said the group signed documents detailing the state’s quarantine order at the airport, the Associated Press reported The group Carbon Nation identifies its purpose to “awaken the chosen” to “become their...
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — English soccer’s longest suspension since World War II comes to an end Wednesday, bringing the country’s favorite sport back to a nation that has struggled to protect its citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League, the richest soccer league in the world with massive worldwide viewership, was suspended on March 13 after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive. The virus had been rapidly spreading from Italy and Spain to the rest of Europe but it took soccer authorities to halt play, a move that has been credited with saving lives by keeping tens of thousands of fans in England from being infected at stadiums as they raucously supported their teams. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government has faced widespread criticism for not ordering a nationwide lockdown until March 23 and not supplying health care workers with enough protective equipment. Johnson himself fell seriously ill with...
    It is a gift, as Robert Burns wrote, to see ourselves as others see us. One of those "others" is Caroline Glick, who writes on her webpage from Israel: "Americans are now expected to kneel for 'The Star-Spangled Banner' and disavow American history while swallowing whole a false, malicious new history that claims America has been a force for evil at home and worldwide since it was nothing more than a sparkle in a racist colonialist's eye." Regimes in China and Iran, which violently repress even peaceful demonstrators, are mocking us and claiming we are no better than they when police and the National Guard put down street violence. LIZ PEEK: LEFT SILENCES SILENT MAJORITY – BUT WATCH FOR THIS IN NOVEMBER These are the inevitable consequences when a nation forgets who and what it is and when some of its citizens reject the values that built and sustained it.More from OpinionTim Graham:...
    In 2000, Congress undertook the most ambitious environmental restoration project of its kind in the United States. The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) is a federal-state partnership to "restore, preserve, and protect" the Florida Everglades — the largest wetland in the Western hemisphere and a cornerstone of both South Florida's ecosystem and way of life. Until recently, the federal government never upheld its end of the bargain by providing adequate funding. "The funding plan was that the state and the federal governments would each contribute $200 million a year and over a 20 year period of time. We didn't live up to that," Steve Davis, senior ecologist and acting communications director of the Everglades Foundation, told Fox Nation. FOR LIMITED TIME, RECEIVE 25% OFF NEW PURCHASE OF A YEARLY FOX NATION SUBSCRIPTION Twenty years after the passage of the CERP, the partnership has not completed a single major project. But the Trump administration has given new...
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Archbishop Carlos Castillo on Sunday looked out over a catheral full of faces — none of them now alive. The cleric had his church filled with more than 5,000 portraits of those who have died in the pandemic that is burning across Peru and South America as a whole, using his broadcast homily to criticize a health system he said “is based on egotism and on business and not on mercy and solidarity with the people.” COVID-19 has taken at least 6,400 lives in the nation of some 32 million people — a toll second only to that of Brazil within South Ameerica Hundred of them have died without receiving help from the health system, and many families have faced financial ruin due to the cost of trying to care for the ill. The nation as a whole faces a projected economic contraction of 12%...
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - The Cherokee Nation has removed two confederate monuments from its Capitol Square that were erected nearly a century ago by the Daughters of the Confederacy. A crane removed the monuments from the nation’s tribal headquarters in Tahlequah on Saturday as Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr., watched. “It’s difficult to tell our story when we have non-Indian-driven monuments talking about the Confederacy, when they greet people as they come into our Cherokee Nation museum,” Hoskin said in a statement. “It was time for a change.” TOP STORIES Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Hanging deaths spur protests, probes in California D.C. mayor sued over Black Lives Matter on street to White House The monuments included a fountain memorializing confederate soldiers and Gen. Stand Watie that was dedicated in 1913 and a granite monument honoring Watie dedicated in 1921. The tribe notes on its website that...
    NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump on Saturday highlighted the diversity of West Point's graduating class and appealed for America's newest officers to uphold the country's core values, a speech emphasizing unity at a time when the commander in chief's relationship with military leaders has become strained and questions have arisen about the role of soldiers in a civil society.Trump also told them that under his administration, American soldiers no longer will be responsible for rebuilding foreign nations."It is not the duty of U.S. troops to solve ancient conflicts in faraway lands that many people have never even heard of," he said. "We are not the policeman of the world, but let our enemies be on notice: If our people are threatened, we will never, ever hesitate to act. And when we fight, from now on, we will only fight to win.''Trump's commencement speech came as arguments rage over his...
    Former President Barack Obama has now addressed the nation and his fellow Democrats twice on how he believes the nation should handle the George Floyd protests, but his party is missing a key part of his message.
    Legendary film director Spike Lee told "The View" Friday that films such as "Gone With the Wind" that have been criticized for their depictions of of African-Americans should remain accessible to the public. "Well, ironically, [Lee's 2018 film] 'BlacKkKlansman' begins with one of the most famous shots of all cinema -- the scene where Scarlett O’Hara is walking amongst the dead and wounded after the big battle in the Civil War," Lee said. WHOOPI GOLDBERG PUSHES BACK AGAINST CENSORSHIP OF 'GONE WITH THE WIND,' 'COPS' "I think that that should be seen," Lee added. "I think that one of the most racist films ever, D.W. Griffith's 'Birth of a Nation' should be seen. I show that film in my class. I’m a tenured professor at NYU ... I show 'Birth of a Nation.'" Lee's comments came days after streaming service HBO Max dropped "Gone with the Wind" before indicating it would be returned to the service with additional context surrounding its racial content. "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg recently...
    SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) - The Navajo Nation Department of Justice is suing a tribal member over what authorities say is an illegal hemp farming operation in northwestern New Mexico. Navajo Attorney General Doreen McPaul said the lawsuit was filed Thursday in tribal court. The complaint names Dineh Benally, Native American Agriculture Co. and Navajo Gold Co. Benally and his businesses are accused of running an industrial hemp operation within the reservation’s boundaries and unlawfully issuing tribal land use permits to foreign entities to grow and cultivate hemp on the Navajo Nation. TOP STORIES Historical figures reassessed around globe after Floyd death Navajo Nation sues over hemp growing operation Lawmakers ask high court to keep Legislature open to public David Jordan, an attorney for Benally, said he hasn’t seen a copy of the complaint and declined to comment. As part of the case, tribal prosecutors are seeking a...
    Tucker Carlson opened Thursday's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by welcoming the world's 196th nation -- the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ, carved out of six blocks of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. The host noted sardonically that the founders of the new nation made securing their borders a top priority Monday night. SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF BEST: ABANDONING PRECINCT 'WAS NOT MY DECISION' "This was a bit of a surprise given the claim these modern conquistadors claim to be Progressive ideologues ... " Carlson said. "They built a wall around the place just like Donald Trump once said he would do. "Their wall is made from wooden barricades. A sign at the entrance to the country warns 'You are now leaving the USA'." VideoIn addition, Carlson said, CHAZ already has armed border guards that are "not technically ICE agents, but close enough." "[They] question everyone seeking entry," he said. "Countries have borders and the founders of CHAZ understood that. They don't want the place flooded with...
    Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer told “Outnumbered Overtime” that he would like to see more “healing words” from President Trump “to help the nation come together,” as protests over the death of George Floyd continue across the country. Fleischer, a Fox News contributor, made the comments on Thursday after host Harris Faulkner noted that “millions of protesters are still coming together in the streets” and “you still have division in this country.” She went on to point out that the country still hasn't “heard a national address from this president on these issues.” Faulkner then asked Fleischer how he thinks the president is “doing in terms of just this listening campaign right now?” “I think he’s doing moderately on the listening campaign,” Fleischer said in response. “I think the president is a tough guy. He is for law and order.” VideoHe went on to say that “at a time like this, you need both law and order, but you also need the soothing,...
    According to an email obtained by the Portland Tribune, Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler told city employees they have an uncontested 40 hours of bereavement leave to “mourn 400 years of African-American oppression, including the police killings of African-Americans across the country.” City employees, of course, are paid via tax dollars. “As a nation and as a City we continue to grieve the recent loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and others in the country and in our community,” Wheeler started the email. “We acknowledge that Black employees are experiencing collective grief and trauma coming from a culmination of oppression that is over 400 years old.” Protests across the nation sparked last month in response to the death of Floyd, a black male who died after a police officer had his knee on the 46-year-old’s neck for over eight minutes during an arrest, as shown in viral video footage....
    Hulu is moving up the premieres of new series “Love, Victor” and “Taste the Nation,” originally slated for Friday, June 19. The “Love, Simon” offshoot will debut June 17; the new docu-series “Taste the Nation” with Padma Lakshmi will be released on June 18. “This June 19 — Juneteenth — will mark 155 years since slavery was abolished in the United States,” Hulu said in a statement. “This date represents an important turning point for our nation and for human rights, and we believe that now, more than ever, it deserves to have its own day in the spotlight.” Hulu referenced the $5 million pledge by parent company Disney in support of nonprofit organizations that advance social justice, beginning with a $2 million donation to the NAACP, amid ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd. “We are all part of the fight against justice,” Hulu said. “We believe that...
    “Noobs are forever.” That’s what my partner jokingly said to me this weekend, after the two of us attended the strikingly huge Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest in Philadelphia on Saturday. We were talking about the phalanxes of newcomers to the movement — often identifiable by their well-meaning but tone deaf signs — who had joined with more seasoned BLM protesters who have been at this for years. We’d both been to BLM protests before, most notably an enormous one in New York in 2014, after an NYPD officer choked Eric Garner to death. But there’s no question that something has shifted, and lots of people who had previously stayed out of the movement now felt compelled to pick up signs and march in the streets against police brutality. The result is not just that protests seem bigger, but almost more numerous, spreading out not just to every large city but also the suburbs and small towns of America....
    Trump’s loyalist attorney general, William Barr, was on Face the Nation this morning to do what he does: betray his oath of office and the nation while lying to the American public to protect Donald Trump from consequences. Barr’s own story on his involvement with the attack on Lafayette Park and St. John’s Church protesters continues to shift with the winds; in a Saturday interview, Barr backed away from reports he ordered the attack with the rock-solid defense “My attitude was get it done, but I didn’t say, ‘Go do it.’” One of today’s new Barr claims was that Trump “never asked or suggested that we needed to deploy regular troops” to put down the protests. This flies in the face of reports by multiple reports of Trump furiously demanding that exact thing, on that exact afternoon, in a meeting William Barr was in. Barr is demonstrably lying, which is yet another reason he and everyone else in the administration...
    “The nation is crying out for leadership, but this president has nothing to offer,” claims Joe Biden — while offering none of his own. As cities across the country see violent vandals exploiting larger crowds of protesters outraged by the George Floyd killing, Biden is focused entirely on playing to that outrage — cluelessly. “We need to get to work immediately on real police reform,” the ex-veep insists. In fact, a community-policing revolution has been underway for decades — Bill Bratton led it in New York, Los Angeles and again in this city, drastically reducing police use of force each time while also driving down incarceration rates. Now the extreme left has its own ideas, which boil down to no policing at all. But Biden’s got no clue about any of it. His idea for reform? “Instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there’s an unarmed person coming...
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation’s gambling operation had hoped to reopen its casinos in mid-June but they’ll stay closed until at least early July because of the coronavirus outbreak. Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise officials said Friday that closures ordered to help curb spread of the virus will stay in place due to a recent order by tribal President Jonathan Nez that continues closures of tribal government operations through July 5.. All properties have been deep cleaned and sanitized with additional steps taken for safety of patrons and workers, Gaming Enterprise officials said in a statement. TOP STORIES Richmond police chief says rioters blocked firefighters from burning home with child inside Pompeo takes aim at obscene Chinese propaganda meant to exploit civil strife in U.S. Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history “When appropriate, we are prepared to safely reopen with new protocols that surpass industry...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump showed his breathtaking disconnect from the pain and tumult that has unfolded in this country after George Floyd's death, declaring Friday that new economic numbers and nationwide protests against racism and police brutality had made it "a great day" for Floyd."Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that's happening for our country," Trump said Friday in the Rose Garden, shortly after arguing that the economy is coming back like a "rocket ship." "This is a great day for him. It's a great day for everybody," Trump said.It was an incomprehensible and stunning statement given that Floyd was killed last month while being restrained by a veteran Minneapolis police officer who kept a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes while Floyd warned the officers involved in his arrest that he could not breathe.Hours after invoking Floyd's name, Trump further...
    (CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden has earned enough delegates to officially secure the Democratic nomination for president, CNN projected on Saturday.Biden has been the presumptive Democratic nominee since April, when Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the primary. His electoral victory in Guam on Saturday allowed him to surpass the necessary 1,991 delegates to claim the nomination on the first ballot of the party's convention, set to be held in August. Biden currently has 1,992 delegates, according to CNN's tally. "A little more than three months ago I stood on stage in South Carolina and told the American people that ours was a campaign for everyone who has been knocked down, counted out, and left behind. Those words take on an ever greater resonance today, at a time when so many Americans are hurting and have suffered so much loss," Biden said in a statement. "So many feel knocked...
    Former White House chief of staff John Kelly says he agrees with what former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said earlier this week, although he didn't delve into many specifics from Mattis' blistering statement. The former White House chief of staff also said the nation needs to better vet the character of candidates for public office.  Kelly made the comments in an interview with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci during a virtual SALT conference. Kelly said he hadn't spoken with Mattis before he made the statement, but said the former defense secretary wouldn't make such a statement lightly. Mattis called Mr. Trump the "first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try." "He's quite a man, General Jim Mattis, and for him to do that tells you where he is relative to the concern he has for our country," Kelly...
    BOSTON (AP) — Like George Floyd, he was black, in his mid-40s, and died at the hands of a white man. And like Floyd, he may have helped touch off a revolution. Many in the Black Lives Matter movement are invoking Crispus Attucks — an African American gunned down by a British soldier in the Boston Massacre of 1770 — as a symbol of entrenched white-on-black violence and oppression. Attucks is widely seen as the first casualty of the American Revolution, and 250 years after his death, he’s become a rallying figure for a nation battling old demons. “Crispus Attucks was a black man and the first person killed during the Boston Massacre that started the Revolutionary War,” said Jeff Nadeau, 45, a health care industry worker in Los Angeles County. “George Floyd was another black man killed who started this revolution. History does repeat itself,” he said. To be...
    Hawk Newsome, the chairman of the Black Lives Matter chapter of New York, said his organization is developing armed patrols of "peace officers" to safeguard communities from police brutality, following the death of George Floyd. "We're talking about self-defense. We're talking about defending our communities," Newsome told the Daily Mail on Wednesday, "We have black Special Forces officers advising us, and we will teach and train people in our communities..." Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren sat down with Newsome in February 2020 on her show "No Interruption," in the aftermath of protests and destructive riots in New York City, which shut down major transportation hubs in January 2020. FOR LIMITED TIME, RECEIVE 25% OFF NEW PURCHASE OF A YEARLY FOX NATION SUBSCRIPTION In a wide-ranging conversation, Newsome laid out his ideology, which is grounded in the conviction that the institution of policing is inherently racist and that positive change cannot be achieved through peaceful protest alone. "This is...
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation is extending its closure of tribal government facilities and continuing its overnight curfews while ending weekend lockdowns imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Tribal health officials reported 128 additional cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths, increasing the total number of cases to 5,661 with 259 deaths, as of Wednesday. Tribal President Jonathan Nez on Wednesday signed an order extending the closure of Navajo Nation government offices and entities to July 5,, officials said Wednesday night in a statement. TOP STORIES Trump fires back at overrated James Mattis: Glad he is gone! Gov. Ralph Northam to announce removal plans for Richmonds iconic Robert E. Lee statue Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Also, a separate health emergency order will be issued to continue the daily curfew that runs from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and to pause the 57-hour...
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