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'I had to change who I am': 'bison' reporter Deion Broxton on his TV accent struggle

'I had to change who I am': 'bison' reporter Deion Broxton on his TV accent struggle

The journalist whose close call with a Yellowstone bison went viral tells of how he was judged on his Baltimore accent – and how he adjusted to do what he lovedFri 2 Apr 2021 06.00 EDTLast modified on Fri 2 Apr 2021 06.25 EDTThis time last year, KTVM reporter Deion Broxton had a close call with a herd of bison in Yellowstone national park. In the middle of a piece to camera, he saw the bison approaching. Mid-sentence, his eyes became locked in a side-eye.“Oh my God,” he said. “Oh no, I ain’t messin’ with you.”Camera still running, he packed his kit into his trunk and hastily departed.If you...

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Scandal! Horror! Biden's press-briefing notes prompt rightwing outrage

Scandal! Horror! Biden's press-briefing notes prompt rightwing outrage

Fox News got exercised about the president taking cues on Thursday – but there’s nothing wrong with being preparedFri 26 Mar 2021 14.31 EDTFirst published on Fri 26 Mar 2021 14.25 EDTJoe Biden’s first press conference has caused some strong reactions from the conservative side of the aisle after he was caught … reading notes.On Thursday night, Fox News dedicated considerable time covering just how long Biden took to hold his first press conference – 49 days!The news outlet and other tabloids have also zoned in on another of Biden’s transgressions since. No, not his reopening of a facility...

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Mar 26
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Should we celebrate Trump’s Twitter ban? Five free speech experts weigh in

Should we celebrate Trump’s Twitter ban? Five free speech experts weigh in

In recent years, the conversation around free speech – and arguments to protect it – have been dominated by the right. Should liberals try and reclaim the value for themselves?by Sun 17 Jan 2021 09.27 ESTLast modified on Sun 17 Jan 2021 10.40 ESTSo what do experts make of it – and should liberals try and reclaim the value for themselves? We asked five defenders of free speech to weigh in.Is Trump a good example of where free speech should be limited? One of the challenges about free speech is that almost everyone thinks they know what it means; they’re sure it applies to their own speech;...

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Rats besiege New York Chipotle, eating avocados and attacking staff

Rats besiege New York Chipotle, eating avocados and attacking staff

Rodents were so brazen that the Upper West Side location closed after the wiring systems were chewed throughWed 9 Dec 2020 12.31 ESTLast modified on Wed 9 Dec 2020 13.03 ESTToday that story is of the Upper Manhattan Chipotle food chain rats, who have been feasting on avocados and burritos – and, by the sounds of it – disturbed staff.At first glance, it might sound like small potatoes compared to when the CDC during the pandemic. Nor does it sound quite as frightful as the so desperate to dine out that they threw themselves at horrified New Yorkers who were dining alfresco. No, today’s rats...

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Dec 9
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The 'Freedom Force': Republican group takes on the Squad and 'evil' socialism

The 'Freedom Force': Republican group takes on the Squad and 'evil' socialism

Utah representative-elect Burgess Owens rails against the Democrats’ ‘radical agenda’ Mon 30 Nov 2020 14.03 ESTLast modified on Mon 30 Nov 2020 14.05 ESTA group of incoming Republican congresspeople intends to counter the “radical agenda” of the Democratic party, with the self-professed goal of becoming the Republican party’s alternative to “the Squad” – a group of progressive congresswomen of color including and Ilhan Omar.Calling themselves the Freedom Force, the say they will combat the “evil” of socialism and Marxism.“We love our nation. This group will be talking against and giving a...

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Biden campaign boasts its voter outreach beat Obama's 'by a mile'

Biden campaign boasts its voter outreach beat Obama's 'by a mile'

Ashley Allison, the Biden-Harris campaign’s national coalitions director, describes how innovative approach helped reach key groups during pandemicSat 28 Nov 2020 05.30 ESTLast modified on Sat 28 Nov 2020 05.32 ESTAshley Allison, Biden and Kamala Harris’s national coalitions director, said the campaign put a greater effort into building a broad coalition of voters than ever before.“This campaign made a larger investment in coalition work than any other presidential campaign by a mile,” said Allison, who worked on African American outreach for Obama’s 2012 campaign in Ohio, which swung for...

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Surge in youth voter turnout may have helped propel Biden to victory

Surge in youth voter turnout may have helped propel Biden to victory

Analysis suggests increase of as much as 10% in youth voter turnout – with high engagement in battleground states in New YorkMon 9 Nov 2020 02.00 ESTIn an election of many firsts, it appears that surging youth turnout in a number of key states may have helped propel to victory.Analysis suggests an increase of as much as – with particularly high engagement in 11 key battleground states. That may have been game-changing for Joe Biden, who had the support of 61% of people aged 18-29.“This election feels so much bigger than anything before it,” said 20-year-old Alondra Alvarez, who voted early...

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US drug laws set for sweeping overhaul as voters choose decriminalization

US drug laws set for sweeping overhaul as voters choose decriminalization

On Tuesday night, a number of US states voted in favor of decriminalizing drugs in an unprecedented drug law overhaul. Thanks to a push by drug reform advocates, in every state where the ballot was proposed, people voted to abolish criminal penalties for possession.Read moreLast night, Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota, voted to decriminalize recreational marijuana. Meanwhile, in Mississippi and South Dakota, medical marijuana will legalized – taking the tally of US states that have legalized the substance up to 15. And in Washington DC, will be decriminalized.In , all illegal...

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No 'noodz' is good news: customers accuse Kraft of sexualizing mac 'n' cheese

No 'noodz' is good news: customers accuse Kraft of sexualizing mac 'n' cheese

A campaign urging people to send ‘noodz’ to friends found the noodle makers accused of sexualizing processed food Tue 13 Oct 2020 12.02 EDTLast modified on Tue 13 Oct 2020 12.23 EDTThe promotion encouraged adults to send their loved ones boxes of Kraft’s Mac & Cheese noodles. In a broadcast since removed from the internet, Saturday Night Live’s Vanessa Bayer says to camera: “In these strange times, people are in need of extra comfort. That’s why it’s always a nice gesture to send noodz … To be clear, I’m not advocating you send nudes to anyone. Send noodz, not nudes.”But outraged customers...

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Oct 13
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Why is a Trump official charging taxpayers thousands for a 'girls’ night'?

Why is a Trump official charging taxpayers thousands for a 'girls’ night'?

In 2018, Seema Verma spent $2,933 on a girls’ night, according to a 17-month investigation by congressional Democrats – but it isn’t the worst of her claims Thu 10 Sep 2020 15.12 EDTLast modified on Thu 10 Sep 2020 15.18 EDTIn 2018, Verma spent $2,933 organizing a “girls’ night” at a reporter’s house and charged it to expenses, according to a conducted by congressional Democrats.Maybe the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) needed a little self-care, after all, the can’t be good for one’s complexion (which could explain this).But that’s just the problem: Verma has...

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Sep 10
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