NC House candidate is under fire for posts some call sympathetic to white nationalists
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina congressional candidate faced scrutiny Tuesday after three-year-old social media posts went viral that some say signal support for white nationalism.And media reports also debunked Republican Madison Cawthorn’s claim that the accident that left him paralyzed was the reason he did not attend the U.S. Naval Academy.Cawthorn, 25, won a June primary runoff against Lynda Bennett, a candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump in western North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. He now faces Democrat Morris “Moe” Davis for the seat vacated this year by White Ho...
The Charlotte Observer
Trabajadores agrícolas en alto riesgo de contraer coronavirus y sin protección federal
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee.- Es una época de mucho trabajo para las granjas productoras de tomate en esta parte del estado. Estas plantaciones cuentan con cientos de trabajadores, la mayoría latinos. Algunos viven allí. Otros son migrantes que viajan de granja en granja, para recoger las cosechas de verano. Otros vienen de México o Centroamérica con visas agrícolas temporales.Pero este año, la temporada se desarrolla con enormes preocupaciones por el coronavirus que afecta directamente a estos trabajadores agrícolas.“Casi todas las fases del proceso de recolección de tomates deben ser consideradas a...
Kaiser Health News (Espanol)
Jerry Falwell Jr. steps down as Liberty University president days after his social media post
Jerry Falwell Jr., son of Moral Majority co-founder Jerry Falwell and ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, is taking an “indefinite leave of absence” as president and chancellor of Liberty University just days after posting a photo of himself on social media with his gut exposed and his pants unbuttoned.Also appearing in the photo, which Falwell quickly deleted, is a young woman — whom Falwell had his arm around — wearing unbuttoned shorts with an exposed midriff.“The Executive Committee of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees, acting on behalf of the full Board, met (Friday) and requ...
New York Daily News
Ranking the top 10 female rappers of all time
I really enjoyed Snoop Dogg’s list of the top 10 rappers, especially since he included the great Big Daddy Kane in the mix. What he didn’t include, however, was any women. So, in order to try to balance it out a bit, I came up with my own list of the top 10 female rappers of all time. In making my list, I looked at such things as impact on the genre and body of work — which explains why you won’t see any newer artists here — as well as pure rapping talent and lyrical prowess. And, of course, just how much I enjoy their music greatly factored in.Here’s my list, which, unlike Snoop’s, is ranked ...
The Mercury News
Kentucky attorney general waiting on ballistics evidence to make decision in Breonna Taylor case
The delay in a decision over whether charges will be raised in the death of Breonna Taylor has been caused by a wait for additional evidence, which is still being tested and analyzed by federal authorities, the attorney general said.Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was fatally shot by plainclothes police officers inside her Louisville apartment back in March. Authorities at the time were executing a “no-knock” search warrant for a man who did not live at residence when the gunfire erupted just after midnight.Her death and a lack of arrests in the case have sparked widespread outrage and demonstratio...
New York Daily News
Matt Lieberman urged to quit Georgia Senate bid over 'racist' tropes in 2018 book
ATLANTA — The chairwoman of Georgia’s Democratic Party on Friday condemned Senate candidate Matt Lieberman for authoring a book with “racist and discriminatory tropes,” while the head of the state NAACP called on the Democrat to abandon the race.Lieberman, the son of former vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman, faced the calls to quit his bid after the Huffington Post published a piece about his 2018 self-published novel “Lucius,” which involves a racist character who is sympathetic to the Ku Klux Klan.“Let me be clear: Racist and discriminatory tropes have no place in our politics and no p...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
5 alternative school options parents are weighing as more districts opt for remote learning
CHICAGO — Laura Reber, founder and CEO of Chicago Home Tutors, has been fielding calls from nervous parents around the clock in recent weeks, as uncertainty over fall schooling sent many searching for alternative options.Reber, whose firm of 100 tutors has served Chicago-area students for eight years, said she understands parents’ frustrations. Her reassurances to them focus on the fact that, while it might not be an ideal year for education, their students — and their peers across the country — will get through it.“The whole nation is going to be in the same boat,” she said. “Not that that’s ...
Jerry Falwell Jr. sorry for unzipped pants photo, says he's 'gonna try to be a good boy'
Do as I say, not as I do.Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of the evangelical Christian institution Liberty University, has apologized for an online photo he posted of himself in unzipped pants with his gut exposed and his arm wrapped around a provocatively dressed younger woman.The post, which was quickly removed, drew backlash from non-Christians who deemed Falwell a hypocrite.“Imagine the righteous outrage from people like Jerry Falwell if those kinds of pictures had been posted by (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez),” liberal Christian author John Pavlovitz wrote on Twitter. “The sermonizing we’d ha...
New York Daily News
Lack of public data hampers effort to fight COVID-19 surge
WASHINGTON — Ali Mokdad, an epidemiologist at the University of Washington, has been trying to make sense of this summer’s COVID-19 surge. He says he can theorize only in a general way about why the virus spread and what to do about it.“Yes, the new cases appear to be mainly young people,” he said. “Yes, they may be letting down their guard. Yes, it might make sense to close the bars.”But as a global health expert at the university’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, he says he should be able provide much more nuanced answers.“Why can’t we figure out what’s contributing to the recen...
NRA's nonprofit status in crosshairs of NY top prosecutor amid allegations of multimillion dollar fraud
NEW YORK — New York State Attorney General Letitia James is taking dead aim at the National Rifle Association.New York’s No. 1 law enforcer filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to dissolve the nation’s largest pro-gun lobbying group, alleging senior leadership at the registered nonprofit illegally used tens of millions of NRA dollars for multiple vacations, private jets, expensive meals and other luxury items.NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre, the group’s front man, was called out for spending $800,000 on eight getaways to the Bahamas over three years, along with accepting expensive gifts that in...
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