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Wisconsin School Under Fire For Giving Out Awards To Cheerleaders For Big Breasts

A Wisconsin high school is under fire and received a formal warning from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Tuesday for giving awards to cheerleaders at an annual awards banquet based on physical features like having big breasts or big butts. Tremper High School cheerleading coaches supposedly gave such awards as a joke in March 2018, The New York Times reported ...

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West Virginia Teachers Still Striking Even After The Bill That Started The Picket Lines Was Struck Down

West Virginia teachers continued striking for a second day Wednesday even after a bill that started the picket lines was struck down Tuesday. State Senate Bill 451 would establish education savings accounts (ESA) for families earning less than $150,000 a year to pay for private school, online programs, instructional material and tutoring. The program would not allow more than 2,500 ESAs ...

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Vandals Went After The Wrong Confederate Statue, Burned A World War 2 General’s Statue Instead

Vandals went after the wrong monument Thursday night and instead burned a World War 2 general’s statue in North Carolina. Major General William C. Lee’s statue was burned around 10 p.m. Thursday after “someone poured flammable liquid over the white marble statue” and set it ablaze, according to a Facebook post from the William C. Lee Airborne Museum in Dunn, ...

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Video Footage Shows Brothers Buying Items Connected To Jussie Smollett Case

Video footage from a Chicago hardware store shows the two brothers connected to Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack buying a red hat and ski masks. The items were bought on Jan. 28, a day before the alleged attack, CBS 2 Chicago reported Wednesday. WATCH: EXCLUSIVE: I tracked down surveillance of the Osundairo's buying supplies before "attack" Sources say Jussie Smollet told brothers what ...

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Jussie Smollett Pleaded Guilty to Giving Officials False Information In 2007

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded guilty for not only driving under the influence of alcohol, but also for driving without a license and giving law enforcement false information in 2007. Smollett was sentenced to two years of probation, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office confirmed with NBC News Tuesday. He also had to choose between jail time or paying a ...

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West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Causes All But One School District To Shut Down

The West Virginia teachers’ strike caused every school district but one to shutdown Tuesday. The state has a 55 districts and 265,755 students enrolled in public schools, according to data from the West Virginia Department of Education. Putnam County Schools (PCS), with 9,536 enrolled students, was the only district that chose to remain open. Many parents decided to have their ...

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West Virginia Teachers Set To Go On Strike Again

West Virginia teachers are planning to go on a statewide strike Tuesday over an education bill they feel does not include input from educators. Three unions – West Virginia Education Association, the state’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and West Virginia School Service Personnel Association – made the announcement at a Monday press conference, according to WTRF. Bills approved by the state’s ...

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Smollett Case Reportedly Heading To Grand Jury

Jussie Smollett’s case about an alleged attack in January could be headed to a grand jury. Law enforcement official sources reported the case could be headed to a grand jury sometime this week, according to TMZ Sunday. Law enforcement is allegedly making sure Smollett is not in contact with the two Nigerian brothers who were first arrested Wednesday, but then released ...

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Teachers Want A 12 Percent Raise In A California School District That Went Into A Financial Crisis In 2017

An Oakland, California, teachers’ union announced Saturday that a strike will begin on Feb. 21 after failing to reach an agreement with the school district over increased pay and smaller class sizes. Oakland Educators Association (OEA) said teachers were seeking a 12 percent raise over three years to help keep educators in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), according to ...

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Vox Correspondent Says ‘MAGA Country’ Quote In Smollett Case Was Pushed By Celebrities Not The Media

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Vox senior video correspondent Liz Plank said celebrities — not media outlets — were reporting on the “This is MAGA country” quote in “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack. “The MAGA quote, I remember reading about this story and looking for a real, reputable media outlet reporting on that and I could not find one,” Plank said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” ...

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Smollett’s Attorneys Speak Out, Say Reports Claiming The Actor Planned Own Attack Further Victimizes Him

Jussie Smollett’s attorneys said reports claiming the “Empire” actor planned his own attack on Jan. 29 “further victimized” him and were lies, according to a Saturday night statement. Smollett reported two men beat him up, tied a rope around his neck, said racial and homophobic slurs, threw an unidentified chemical substance on him and yelled, “This is MAGA [Make America ...

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Two Men Arrested In Smollett Case Released With No Charges

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) said Friday night the two men arrested for suspicion of being involved in the alleged attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett were released with no charges. “Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional ...

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Police Confirm Suspects Arrested In Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Are Black Men

The Chicago Police Department confirmed Friday that the suspects arrested in the alleged racist and homophobic attack against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett on Jan. 29. were two black men. The men were identified as Nigerian brothers, The Associated Press reported. CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said both were arrested for suspicion of assault and battery. One of the suspects was on ...

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Trump on Border Battle: ‘I Shouldn’t Be Sued’

President Donald Trump expects court challenges over declaring a national emergency to secure border wall funding, but pointed out it rarely happens and believes he should not be sued, according to a Friday press conference. “Look, I expect to be sued,” Trump said. “I shouldn’t be sued,” Trump continued. “Very rarely do you get sued when you do a national ...

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