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Exclusive: Kanye West Indicates That His Spoiler Campaign Is Indeed Designed To Hurt Biden

Exclusive: Kanye West Indicates That His Spoiler Campaign Is Indeed Designed To Hurt Biden

Amid various reports that Republican and Trump-affiliated political operatives are trying to get Kanye West onto various state ballots for November’s presidential election, the billionaire rap superstar indicated, in an interview by text today, that he was in fact running to siphon votes from the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. Asked about that directly, West said that rather than running for president, he was “walking,” quickly adding that he was “walking . . . to win.” When it was pointed out that he actually can’t win in 2020—that he won’t be on enough ballots to yield 270...

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Biden's immigration plan has serious problems

Biden's immigration plan has serious problems

The Biden “plan for securing our values as a nation of immigrants” raises serious concerns. He intends to work with Congress to reform our immigration laws, but his reform plans are limited to benefit provisions. He intends to deal with the harsh statutory enforcement provisions and inadequate relief provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) the way former president Barack Obama did: Ignore them and decide for himself which deportable aliens should be deported. Frankly, I share Biden’s concern about the enforcement measures in the INA. In fact, 20 years ago I was detailed to...

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I’m Tired of Hearing That Teachers Are Only Thinking About Ourselves Right Now. We’re Not.

I’m Tired of Hearing That Teachers Are Only Thinking About Ourselves Right Now. We’re Not.

Last May, my daughter’s teacher organized an end-of-year “party” on Zoom to celebrate her preschool students’ success. The children did their last show and tell of the year, watched a slideshow of adorable class photos set to music, and shared what they were looking forward to about kindergarten. As their teacher said goodbye, telling the children how proud she was of them, her voice cracked and her eyes filled with tears. As a teacher myself, I shared her sorrow. I realize that if she had been able to host this celebration the ordinary way, in a classroom, she might have cried there, too....

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Protectors or Offenders? - Ethics Alerts

Protectors or Offenders? - Ethics Alerts

Jerry Maynard is reported to have been assaulted by a responding officer after calling paramedics. Maynard had called the paramedics after experiencing some chest pains while consuming liquor. The responding paramedics checked him over and determined that he was fine, so they left. A short time later the chest pains returned to Maynard causing him to call for a second dispatch of paramedics. This time, two county sheriffs accompanied the ambulance. The two deputies proceeded to yell at Maynard telling him that if he called again, they were going to kill him. One of the deputies then is seen...

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Jan 23
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Corporate Media Manipulate Coverage in Shooting - Validated Independent News

Corporate Media Manipulate Coverage in Shooting - Validated Independent News

NBC was caught manipulating footage of a witness interview regarding an unarmed college student shooting. On May 27, 2015, Feras Morad was shot and killed by Long Beach police around 7 P.M. as witnessed by Kamiran Dadah and Ryan Fobes, along with others who wanted to remain anonymous. Morad was over at a friend’s house to prepare for a debate team event. While at the house he ingested psilocybin mushrooms, which shortly after made Morad unable to focus. Morad later broke through a window, and had many cuts and bruises. He was unable to comprehend the things his friends were asking and...

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Apr 8
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Kaplan and Washington Post attempt to silence whistle blowers - Validated Independent News

Kaplan and Washington Post attempt to silence whistle blowers - Validated Independent News

The Washington Post Company is accused of using tactics including employment termination, criminal prosecution and civil suits in order to silence and intimidate future whistle blowing by employees. As a result of these tactics, Ben Wilcox, who was the former director of legal studies at Washington Post Company’s Kaplan University, was sentenced to prison on July 20, 2011. He was prosecuted for allegedly hacking into Kaplan’s computer system in 2007 and making threats to take the computer system down. Wilcox denied the claim at trial and said he was framed, yet was still sentenced to a year...

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Apr 10
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Workers Strike for Fair Wages in South Africa - Validated Independent News

Workers Strike for Fair Wages in South Africa - Validated Independent News

An ongoing global issue of underpay of workers is highlighted in particular in the Western Cape of South Africa. Farm workers are joining strikes demanding a pay raise for their long, arduous hours of work. This occurrence is seen in the wine and fruit producing province of the Western Cape, especially De Dooms. The minimum daily wage is currently 7.80 U.S dollars and workers are asking for the equivalent of 17.00 U.S dollars a day. That isn’t unreasonable considering most work 12 hours days, seven days a week.Inflation rates are sky rocketing and leaving the majority of citizens in the...

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We Untangled the Shady Effort to Elect a Florida Republican

We Untangled the Shady Effort to Elect a Florida Republican

In late March, as Florida State Rep. Dane Eagle vied for the Republican nomination for a U.S. House seat, his state-level political action committee emptied its bank account with a to an obscure federal super PAC.Eagle stepped back from his role at the eponymous Eagle Eye PAC last year to run for office. But within days of its donation to American Jobs and Growth PAC, a new political group called Concerned Conservatives Inc. was going to bat for Eagle’s candidacy. Just days before the Eagle Eye PAC donation, it had launched its first pro-Eagle ad buys in what has since grown into a $400,000...

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'He was always smiling': Beloved Triangle car dealer Mark Jacobson dies :: WRAL.com

'He was always smiling': Beloved Triangle car dealer Mark Jacobson dies :: WRAL.com

Published: 2020-08-07 07:56:00Updated: 2020-08-07 10:56:03Local NewsTags:By Jessica Patrick, WRAL multiplatform producerMark Jacobson, who owned several car dealerships in the Triangle, has passed away.Jacobson died Wednesday at the age of 73, according to an obituary. Jacobson owned Toyota dealerships in Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Morrisville. He appeared in television commercials with his dogs, Dylan and Elvis, for years.Details of his death have not been released, but Mark Jacobson Toyota said he died with his wife and close friends by his side."Mark has been a larger than life...

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Massachusetts not tracking coronavirus outbreaks in schools even as health officials say they’re ‘inevitable’

Massachusetts not tracking coronavirus outbreaks in schools even as health officials say they’re ‘inevitable’

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Boston HeraldThe state said it has no formal reporting process for tracking coronavirus outbreaks that have already cropped up in summer school programs, leaving teachers unions wondering how health officials plan to prevent outbreaks considered “inevitable” in the fall.“We are not formally tracking them, but we are trying to notice them as they pop up,” said Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokeswoman Jacqueline Reis. “There is no formal reporting process for schools.”Reis said DESE is still...

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Suspect in custody after shootout with Chicago police in Chatham

Suspect in custody after shootout with Chicago police in Chatham

Filed under:The male suspect was running west on 83rd when he turned around and began to fire shots at an approaching squad car, police said. A police officer returned fire. No one was hit.One person was arrested after allegedly exchanging gunfire with Chicago police officers Friday in Chatham on the South Side.Officers saw the male suspect running out of a business with a gun in his hand and began to pursue him about 2:20 a.m. in the 700 block of East 83rd Street, according to Chicago police.He was running west on 83rd when he turned around and began to fire shots at an approaching squad...

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Judge Rules Justice-Controlled Coal Company Liable For Pollution Violations At W.Va. Mine

Judge Rules Justice-Controlled Coal Company Liable For Pollution Violations At W.Va. Mine

A federal judge has ruled a coal company owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is liable for more than 3,000 violations of federal clean water standards stemming from pollution discharged from a coal mine in southern West Virginia.  In a issued Monday, U.S. District Judge David Faber ruled Bluestone Coal Corporation discharged selenium at the Red Fox Surface Mine in McDowell County many times at levels above its permitted allowances from July 2018 to March 2020. Selenium is a chemical element found in coal that accumulates in the body and has been linked to growth...

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Officials Concerned After Staff Reductions, Closures At State Hospitals

Officials Concerned After Staff Reductions, Closures At State Hospitals

Hospital closures and workforce reduction are taking place all across the state during a time when experts say West Virginians need healthcare the most. Listen Listening... 1:02 Listen to the story here. This week West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin a workforce reduction at Wheeling Hospital due to declining revenues related to the pandemic and a pending settlement. Wheeling Hospital’s CEO Douglass Harrison said he hopes to cut 75 to 80 jobs through voluntary retirement. Healthcare cuts are a trend throughout the Mountain State and on July 30, three West Virginia hospitals will close this...

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Owl research leads Oregon scientist to new frontier in baby hearing tests

Owl research leads Oregon scientist to new frontier in baby hearing tests

In The NewsA close-up of an eye dominates the computer monitor in Avinash Bala’s lab. It’s uncomfortably close, blinking like it’s irritated. A vaguely female voice is repeating the word “bah” in the background every few seconds.“The eighth trial is coming up,” Bala says quietly. “The tenth one will be a different sound, and we should pay attention to that because I’m expecting it to be really big dilation.”THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR:Bala is a neuroscientist at the University of Oregon, and although he calls his workspace the “Baby Hearing Lab,” the eye on the screen is decidedly adult. It...

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Minneapolis Downtown Council says up to 10,000 jobs could be lost over 'public safety concerns'

Minneapolis Downtown Council says up to 10,000 jobs could be lost over 'public safety concerns'

AdvertisementUpdated: August 06, 2020 10:16 PMCreated: August 06, 2020 09:40 PMSteve Cramer, president and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS concerns over public safety and the future of the city's police department have some companies looking to leave downtown."Almost overnight the brakes went on in downtown," Cramer said. "The point where it all started to change was the day the City Council announced it supported defunding the police department."AdvertisementCramer said in a six-week period from that day there were 45 companies that indicated they were...

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School mask mandate, lack of air conditioning, prompt Manalapan to alter school opening plan

School mask mandate, lack of air conditioning, prompt Manalapan to alter school opening plan

Asbury Park PressThe Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District is altering its back-to-school plan for students in second through sixth grade at five district schools that are not fully air conditioned. The change will require that students in grades second through fifth at Clark Mills School, Lafayette Mills School, Taylor Mills School, and Milford Brook School, as well as all sixth grade students at Pine Brook School, will have only virtual classes for the first month. Students at Wemrock Brook School, Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School and the Early Childhood Learning Center will...

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Police look for 2 people who shot, killed dog on Lakewood street in broad daylight

Police look for 2 people who shot, killed dog on Lakewood street in broad daylight

1:14 PM, Aug 05, 2020LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Police in Lakewood are seeking information on two people seen in a video shooting and killing a dog in the middle of a residential street Saturday morning.Police were called to the intersection of West 12th Avenue and Teller Street around 7 a.m. on a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a dog who had died of apparent gunshot wounds.Witnesses reported seeing a man and a woman pull up in a silver Chrysler 300 and park near the intersection. After an argument, the two got out of the car, and the woman shot the dog while the man...

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2 Charged In Mask-Related Assault At Ocean County Mall: Police

2 Charged In Mask-Related Assault At Ocean County Mall: Police

Aug 7, 2020 5:55 am ET{{ allRepliesCount }}TOMS RIVER, NJ — A man and woman who at the Ocean County Mall after she told them they had to wear their face masks in the store have been identified and charged in the incident, Toms River police said. Richard Alter, 41, and Sylina Kramer, 32, both of Binghamton, N.Y.. have been charged in the July 9 incident at Zumiez, said Jillian Messina, media relations specialist for the Toms River Police Department. The incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. July 9, Messina said. The victim told police a man and woman walked into Zumiez, which sells...

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Eco-Friendly 3D-Printed Reefs to Rescue Hong Kong's Corals

Eco-Friendly 3D-Printed Reefs to Rescue Hong Kong's Corals

1217613The new coral reef parts were made of generic terracotta clay.Our coral reefs are in trouble with some studies saying they may be nearly . As such, some scientists are looking for to replenish them. Now, architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have to develop a novel method for coral restoration. The new method sees specially designed 3D-printed artificial ‘reef tiles’ implanted in the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park in Hong Kong."The Marine Park is a local biodiversity hotspot accounting for more than three-quarters of reef-building corals in Hong Kong and more...

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Tropicana Las Vegas Is for Sale, But Buyers Aren't Mentioned Yet

Tropicana Las Vegas Is for Sale, But Buyers Aren't Mentioned Yet

ByPosted on: July 28, 2020, 11:32h.Last updated on: July 28, 2020, 01:42h.Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) — the owner of the property assets of the Tropicana Las Vegas — is reportedly shopping the iconic Strip venue and is considering a sale-leaseback transaction or an outright sale.An article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal confirms the gaming property is for sale, capping months of speculation regarding the fate of the venue that’s been situated at the Tropicana-Las Vegas Boulevard intersection since 1957.Less than two weeks after the coronavirus shutdown crippled the US...

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Vote August 11th: Candidate List and Election Guide

Vote August 11th: Candidate List and Election Guide

Vote August 11thLong list of candidates, but ballots will be short for most Milwaukeeans.//end headline wrapper ?>Get a daily rundown of the top stories on Urban MilwaukeeVoters at Washington High School. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.Voters will head to the polls on August 11th to cast their ballots in the fall partisan primary.But many already have their ballots as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Absentee ballots must be received by the close of the polls on election day (details at the end of the article).Although there are many candidates running, Milwaukeeans will find few selections on...

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Opinion | Will the stonewalling over the U.S. Park Police killing of Bijan Ghaisar ever end?

Opinion | Will the stonewalling over the U.S. Park Police killing of Bijan Ghaisar ever end?

WILL THE stonewalling over the U.S. Park Police ever end?It has been nearly three years since a pair of officers shot Ghaisar, a young accountant, after a fender bender and a low-speed pursuit in the Virginia suburbs. He was unarmed and posed no plausible threat; the police opened fire after he had stopped three times, then pulled away, as they ran at him with guns drawn. He died 10 days later.That was November 2017. Yet there has been no public accounting from any official source to explain why the police carried out what amounted to an execution. This week, Sens. Charles E. Grassley...

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State Police: Missing 5-Year-Old Girl With Autism Found Dead

State Police: Missing 5-Year-Old Girl With Autism Found Dead

TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – State police say a 5-year-old girl with autism has been found dead.Police sent out an alert for Eliza Talal in Montgomery County Tuesday. They said she had last been seen around noon on Spring Valley Road in Lansdale.MONTGOMERY CO.: UPDATE Missing/Endangered Person Advisory. Eliza Talal was located deceased. Our thoughts are with her family. Towamencin Twp. PD continues to investigate.— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice), she was reported missing as Tropical Storm Isaias swept through the region, bringing heavy rain and winds.On Wednesday, police announced...

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