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String fullTitle = "Alabama bans episode of ‘Arthur’ featuring same-sex wedding";
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String comment = "Alabama Public Television has refused to air a recent episode of a children’s program that featured a same-sex wedding.
An episode of the popular animated series Arthur, titled Mr Ratburn and the Special Someone, was deemed inappropriate for the state’s young viewers by Mike McKenzie, the director of programming for the station, saying broadcasting it would be a “violation of trust”.
The series, which has aired since 1996, follows the adventures of the titular eight-year-old aardvark. In the episode in question, he and his classmates overhear their teacher Mr Ratburn, who is a rat, discussing plans for a wedding with a woman, who they assume is his bride-to-be. At the end of the episode it’s revealed that the woman is his sister and that he is actually marrying Patrick, an aardvark. The children, in attendance at the wedding with their parents, delight at the surprise.
While many around the country were heartened by the LGBT inclusion, same-sex expressions of love between cartoon animals are not appropriate for young viewers, according to McKenzie.
“Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate and inspire,” McKenzie said in a statement. “More importantly – although we strongly encourage parents to watch television with their children and talk about what they have learned afterwards – parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision. We also know that children who are younger than the ‘target’ audience for Arthur also watch the program.”
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String fullTitle = "Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant group is facing collapse";
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String comment = ">Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant group is facing collapse, putting up to 1,300 jobs at risk.
Jamie's Italian chain have lined up KPMG to handle an administration process, expected to be announced later.
Conversations with employees at the chain are understood to be ongoing.
As well as the Italian chain, the administration process would encompass Mr Oliver's remaining Barbecoa sites as well as Fifteen London.
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String fullTitle = "Handful of 'left leaning sources' dominate Google's 'Top Stories,' study finds";
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Their data showed that 86% of Google’s Top Stories came from only 20 news sources. Just three dominated the coverage, with 23% of all impressions counted — CNN with 10.9%, The New York Times with 6.5% and The Washington Post with 5.6%.
Fox News, which was ranked fourth, only had 3%."
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String fullTitle = "Students Were Advised to Claim to Be Minorities in College-Admissions Scandal";
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BOSTON -- The man behind the scheme to help wealthy students get into elite colleges by cheating on tests and faking athletic credentials advised some families to falsely claim students were racial minorities, according to people familiar with the situation.
A son of Marjorie Klapper, a parent scheduled to plead guilty Friday for participating in the scheme, was incorrectly listed on his Common Application as being black and Hispanic, the people said. William "Rick" Singer, the college counselor who has agreed to plead guilty in the case and is awaiting sentencing, also arranged for a proctor to cheat on the ACT admissions test for the teen, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit filed in the case.
Ms. Klapper, who lives in Menlo Park, Calif., was one of many parents charged whose child was misrepresented as a minority, according to one of the people, who is familiar with the investigation.
Mr. Singer frequently gave families the option of misrepresenting race and would say that not doing so could put their child at a "competitive disadvantage," said one of the people, who is familiar with his business.
In looking to present a teen as a minority, Mr. Singer was tapping into a hot-button aspect of college admissions that has led to numerous lawsuits: decisions that take into account, or even give preference to, students of certain races or ethnicities.
Lawyers for Ms. Klapper didn't respond to requests for comment, and efforts to reach Ms. Klapper were unsuccessful. The lawyer for Mr. Singer declined to comment."
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String fullTitle = "Soviet Sanders wants to inturupt Walmart shareholders meeting with anti-buisness policies";
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String comment = "Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of Walmart's biggest critics, is crashing the retail giant's annual shareholder meeting this year.
Sanders' office didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. And Walmart declined to comment about the specifics of Davis' proposal.
"The company will respond to specific shareholder proposals once they are formally presented at our June 5 shareholders meeting," a company spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider.
Walmart has asserted that it offers its employees plenty of room to grow and rise within the company.
"Since the beginning, a cornerstone of Walmart's culture has been engaging frontline associates in the management of the company, and we're proud of the fact that 75% of our U.S. management associates began their career as frontline hourly associates," a company spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider.
By attending Walmart's storied shareholders meeting, Sanders will be taking his criticisms to the next level, upbraiding the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer in its own backyard.
"If Senator Sanders attends, we hope he will approach his visit not as a campaign stop, but as a constructive opportunity to learn about the many ways we're working to provide increased economic opportunity, mobility and benefits to our associates — as well as our widely recognized leadership on environmental sustainability," a Walmart spokesperson said in a statement.
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String fullTitle = "Judge upholds Congressional subpoena for investigations into Trump's financial crimes";
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>The judge, Amit Mehta, ruled that Congress can investigate the president without beginning formal impeachment proceedings.
A federal judge on Monday upheld a congressional subpoena seeking President Donald Trump’s financial records from an accounting firm, arguing that Congress is well within its rights to investigate potential illegal behavior by a president — even without launching a formal impeachment inquiry.
U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta’s ruling delivers a striking blow to the president’s efforts to resist Democratic investigations, and is certain to give Democrats further legal basis to investigate Trump, his finances, and his presidential campaign.
In addition to upholding the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s subpoena to accounting firm Mazars USA for eight years of Trump’s financial records, Mehta took the extra step of denying the president’s request for a stay pending appeal.
Jay Sekulow, one of the president’s personal attorneys, said: “We will be filing a timely notice of appeal to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.”
Speaking with reporters at the White House on Monday, Trump called Mehta’s ruling “ridiculous” and “totally wrong.” He also noted that Mehta was appointed by President Barack Obama.
Mehta's decision is a sweeping repudiation of Trump's claim to be largely immune from congressional scrutiny, particularly in matters of potential legal violations. Mehta's opinion emphasizes that lawmakers have the authority to investigate Trump’s conduct from both before and after he took office.
The ruling represents the first time the federal judiciary has weighed in on the ongoing oversight battle between Trump and House Democrats. Mehta’s ruling is likely to provide a blueprint for other judges who are set to make their own rulings on Trump’s vow to defy all congressional subpoenas.
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String fullTitle = "Carbon Dioxide Soars to Record-Breaking Levels Not Seen in at Least 800,000 Years";
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There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been for 800,000 years — since before our species evolved.
On Saturday (May 11), the levels of the greenhouse gas reached 415 parts per million (ppm), as measured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Scientists at the observatory have been measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels since 1958. But because of other kinds of analysis, such as those done on ancient air bubbles trapped in ice cores, they have data on levels reaching back 800,000 years.
During the ice ages, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere were around 200 ppm. And during the interglacial periods — the planet is currently in an interglacial period — levels were around 280 ppm, according to NASA.
But every story has its villains: Humans are burning fossil fuels, causing the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which are adding an extra blanket on an already feverish planet. So far, global temperatures have risen by about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) since the 19th century or pre-industrial times, according to a special report released last year by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Every year, the Earth sees about 3 ppm more carbon dioxide in the air, said Michael Mann, a distinguished professor of meteorology at Penn State University. "If you do the math, well, it's pretty sobering," he said. "We'll cross 450 ppm in just over a decade."
The subsequent warming is already causing changes to the planet — shrinking glaciers, bleaching coral reefs and intensifying heat waves and storms, among other impacts. And carbon dioxide levels higher than 450 ppm "are likely to lock in dangerous and irreversible changes in our climate," Mann told Live Science."
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String fullTitle = "ANOTHER HATE CRIME: Black woman PUSHES white elder man off a bus!";
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The old man died. This was yet another Hate Crime against white people. And it seems to be happening more than usual.
Remember hearing about "Sucker Punching." That too was hate crimes. Yet the media and law enforcement covered that up and said it was some sort of stupid thug trend. When in fact, most of the victims were white and the punchers were........black."
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String fullTitle = "BREAKING: Trump Implicated In Money Laundering";
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald J. Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.
The transactions, some of which involved Mr. Trump’s now-defunct foundation, set off alerts in a computer system designed to detect illicit activity, according to five current and former bank employees. Compliance staff members who then reviewed the transactions prepared so-called suspicious activity reports that they believed should be sent to a unit of the Treasury Department that polices financial crimes.
But executives at Deutsche Bank, which has lent billions of dollars to the Trump and Kushner companies, rejected their employees’ advice. The reports were never filed with the government.
The nature of the transactions was not clear. At least some of them involved money flowing back and forth with overseas entities or individuals, which bank employees considered suspicious.
Real estate developers like Mr. Trump and Mr. Kushner sometimes do large, all-cash deals, including with people outside the United States, any of which can prompt anti-money laundering reviews. The red flags raised by employees do not necessarily mean the transactions were improper. Banks sometimes opt not to file suspicious activity reports if they conclude their employees’ concerns are unwarranted.
But former Deutsche Bank employees said the decision not to report the Trump and Kushner transactions reflected the bank’s generally lax approach to money laundering laws. The employees — most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to preserve their ability to work in the industry — said it was part of a pattern of the bank’s executives rejecting valid reports to protect relationships with lucrative clients."
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String fullTitle = "Billionaire pays off student debt of 2019 graduating class of Morehouse";
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String comment = "Billionaire investor Robert F. Smith's commitment to pay off the student loan debt for graduates of the historically black Morehouse College covers millions of dollars, the school said.
"When you have to service debt, the choices about what you can go do in the world are constrained," Morehouse President David A. Thomas said Sunday. "(Smith's gift) gives them the liberty to follow their dreams, their passions." Thomas told CNN on Monday that the exact amount of student loan debt to be covered was still being calculated.
Smith's gesture, which Thomas called "a liberation gift," will enable graduates to have more capital to do things like start businesses and support their families.
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String fullTitle = "BREAKING: Flynn Exposes Trump";
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The first and most important domino has fallen. Democrat victory over Trump now an inevitability.
Former national security advisor Michael Flynn provided special counsel Robert Mueller with information about possible efforts to interfere or obstruct his investigation, according to documents made public late Thursday.
In a filing attached to his sentencing memorandum, federal prosecutors said Flynn “informed the government of multiple instances, both before and after his guilty plea, where either he or his attorneys received communications from persons connected to the Administration or Congress that could have affected both his willingness to cooperate and the completeness of that cooperation.”
Flynn, a former national security advisor, not only told investigators about these communications but also provided the special counsel’s office with a voicemail of one instance. Prosecutors said in their filing that they were not aware of some of these attempts until Flynn informed them.
A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to file transcripts of the voicemail as well as transcripts of any other recordings of Flynn, including his conversations with Russian officials. Judge Emmet Sullivan said they have until May 31 to file the transcripts, and also requested the actual audio recordings.
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String fullTitle = "Ohio and Alabama's new abortion laws seek to punish rape victims as young as 12 years of age";
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String comment = "An 11-year-old girl in Ohio was allegedly raped by a 26-year-old multiple times, leaving her pregnant, according to police reports. A state law passed in April, but not yet in effect, says that victims like her won't have a choice to have an abortion — they would have to carry and deliver their rapist's child.
The law prohibits women from obtaining an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, about five or six weeks into a pregnancy, before most women even know that they're pregnant.
The law provides no exceptions for rape or incest.
In an email to CBS News, the Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost defended the statute. "Sometimes, the evolution of the law requires bold steps," Yost wrote. "In the last 46 years, the practice of medicine has changed. Science has changed. Even the point of viability has changed. Only the law has lagged behind."
When signing the bill, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine focused on the rights of the fetus. "The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us, those who don't have a voice," he said. "Government's role should be to protect life from the beginning to the end."
Though the 11-year-old in this case won't be subject to the state's pending law, thousands of other women in the future would be. More than 4,000 women were raped in Ohio in 2017, according to data compiled by the FBI. Of those, more than 800 victims were assaulted by a family member. In the future, if women became pregnant as a result of such crimes, Ohio's so-called "fetal heartbeat bill" would prohibit them from receiving an abortion any time after about six weeks, which is before most women even know they're pregnant.
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String fullTitle = "Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses";
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Newly obtained tax information reveals that from 1985 to 1994, Donald J. Trump’s businesses were in far bleaker condition than was previously known.
By RUSS BUETTNER and SUSANNE CRAIG
May 7, 2019
By the time his master-of-the-universe memoir “Trump: The Art of the Deal” hit bookstores in 1987, Donald J. Trump was already in deep financial distress, losing tens of millions of dollars on troubled business deals, according to previously unrevealed figures from his federal income tax returns.
Mr. Trump was propelled to the presidency, in part, by a self-spun narrative of business success and of setbacks triumphantly overcome. He has attributed his first run of reversals and bankruptcies to the recession that took hold in 1990. But 10 years of tax information obtained by The New York Times paints a different, and far bleaker, picture of his deal-making abilities and financial condition.
The data — printouts from Mr. Trump’s official Internal Revenue Service tax transcripts, with the figures from his federal tax form, the 1040, for the years 1985 to 1994 — represents the fullest and most detailed look to date at the president’s taxes, information he has kept from public view. Though the information does not cover the tax years at the center of an escalating battle between the Trump administration and Congress, it traces the most tumultuous chapter in a long business career — an era of fevered acquisition and spectacular collapse.
The numbers show that in 1985, Mr. Trump reported losses of $46.1 million from his core businesses — largely casinos, hotels and retail space in apartment buildings. They continued to lose money every year, totaling $1.17 billion in losses for the decade."
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String fullTitle = "Entertainment megastar "Big Daddy Cool" compelled to falsify claims he's a victim of gang rape";
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String comment = "'REALLY SAD' WWE legend Kevin Nash denies he was raped after fake Facebook post and blasts ‘If this were true I’d be in prison for at least manslaughter’
Quotes appeared on social media were attributed to the 59-year-old
A post reportedly appearing on Facebook attributed quotes to the 59-year-old that suggested he had been the victim of a sexual assault in 1992.
This is the post that Kevin Nash was angrily forced to deny.
Alongside a picture of him, it read: "Looking at me, you'd be forgiven for thinking I'm not your typical victim.
"I'm a soldier. I'm a father. I'm a seven-time World Heavyweight Champion.
"I'm 7 feet tall; 320lbs. I thought I could look out for myself in any situation. But in the summer of 1992, I was raped. That's right #MeToo.
"My point is, my attacker didn't have to overpower me to turn me into a victim. If it can happen to me, then it can happen to you."
But Nash, a former basketball player, angrily denied these claims and suggested he would be in jail now in an act of revenge if it were true.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "Really sad. Think this was posted on Facebook which I don't have.
"Just takes away from valid claims of those who have been victims and their pain. If this were true I'd be in prison for manslaughter.
"Guess Zuckerberg wants to write me a check."
The #MeToo campaign is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault that began spreading virally in October 2017.
Nash, known as Big Sexy, was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015 and is one of the three founding members of the New World Order.