Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 179)
 

Virginia School System Suspends ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Huckleberry Finn’ Over Racial Slurs

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:30am 12/2/2016 at 8:30am

The Accomack County Public Schools in Virginia has suspended the classics To Kill A Mockingbird and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn over racial slurs after a parent filed a complaint:

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Buzz Aldrin Safely Removed From South Pole

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30am 12/2/2016 at 7:30am

Medial officials have evacuated American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, from the South Pole after he became sick on a trip to Antartica:

The 86-year-old Aldrin arrived at a hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand early Friday morning local time. According to a statement from the tour...

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White House Pressuring Cuba to Make Deals With GE, Google

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:00pm 12/1/2016 at 8:00pm

With President-elect Donald Trump a month away from taking the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration has put pressure on Cuba’s regime to make deals with GE and Google for the companies to operate on the island:

White House officials are unsure how Mr. Trump, the president-elect, will approach Mr. Obama’s Cuba...

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Beaver Caught Christmas Shopping at Maryland Store

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:30pm 12/1/2016 at 6:30pm

A beaver snuck into a local dollar store in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, apparently trying to find the best Christmas decorations:

According to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff Office, the beaver strolled right in through the front door and began tearing up a slew of discounted decor — but witnesses said the animal...

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RACIST LINGERIE? Cosmopolitan Lashes Out at Victoria’s Secret

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:05pm 12/1/2016 at 6:05pm

Cosmopolitan writer Helin Jung wrote that Victoria’s Secret has developed racist lingerie for its annual fashion show. Yes, apparently lingerie can be racist:

None of that even sounds nice, but if...

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Trucks Runs Into Iowa Walmart, Kills Three

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:00pm 12/1/2016 at 5:00pm

A pickup truck has rammed into an Iowa Walmart on Thursday, killing three people. WHOTv reports:

The 911 call came in at 9:54 a.m. about a truck that drove through the meat and grocery area of the Wal-Mart. Sgt. Nathan Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says it appears the incident was...

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French President Hollande Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/1/2016 at 3:30pm

French President Francois Hollande has announced he will not seek re-election in next year’s election. The New York Times reports:

In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande said that he was “aware of the risks” of a candidacy that would...

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Wisconsin VA Dentist May Have Infected Veterans With HIV, Hepatitis

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 1:30pm 12/1/2016 at 1:30pm

The VA in Tomah, Wisconsin, has become entangled in a scandal after a dentist may have infected veterans with hepatitis or HIV:

Nearly 600 veterans who received care at the Tomah VA may have been infected with several types of disease due to violations in infection control procedures.

VA administrators made the announcement...

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Mark Wahlberg Thinks Celebrities Should Stay Out of Politics

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/30/2016 at 7:30pm

Everyone can agree the election of Donald Trump left Hollywood with a bunch of egg on its face. It also showed actor Mark Wahlberg that celebrities should just stay out out politics all together:

“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” he told Task & Purpose last week, at a swanky...

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Trump Chooses Wilbur Ross, Cubs Co-Owner Todd Ricketts for Commerce

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:00pm 11/30/2016 at 6:00pm

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Wilbur Ross for Secretary of Commerce and Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts as deputy secretary of commerce:

“This team will be instrumental in implementing the president-elect’s America First economic plan that will create more than 25 million jobs over the next decade,” said the incoming Republican president’s...

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VIDEO: NYPD Seeks Man Who Took $1.6 Million Bucket of Gold From Armored Truck

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:49am 11/30/2016 at 10:49am

HOW does this happen? WHO leaves an armored truck unguarded? The New York Police Department released this video of a man who grabbed “an 86-pound bucket of gold worth $1.6 million from the back” of the truck in New York City.

The bucket contained gold flakes headed to Ontario:

Surveillance cameras tracked him...

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Obama Will Send Unofficial Delegation to Castro’s Funeral…With Two Officials

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:00am 11/30/2016 at 10:00am

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden received praise when they said neither one would attend the funeral of Cuba’s oppressive dictator Fidel Castro. It was too good to be true. It seems Obama used a loophole to avoid sending a U.S. delegation to the funeral…by sending two U.S. officials.

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Trump, Carrier Strike Deal to Keep 1,000 Jobs in America

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:00am 11/30/2016 at 7:00am

Right before I left Breitbart I covered the news about HVAC company Carrier planning on moving its Indianapolis plant to Mexico, cutting over 1,000 jobs.

During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump talked about pushing...

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Did al-Qaeda Inspire Ohio State Attacker?

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/29/2016 at 5:30pm

On Monday, Ohio State University student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, plowed his car into a crowd of people. He exited the car and stabbed bystanders, injuring eleven people, before a cop shot and killed him.

Authorities have not found a specific motive, but they have started an investigation into Artan’s social...

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At Least 70 Killed in Plane Crash in Colombia

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/29/2016 at 3:00pm

An airplane carrying a Brazilian soccer team crashed in Colombia on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people. The Wall Street Journal reported:

The plane was carrying 81 people when it came down in the mountainous region near the international airport, according to Police Commander José Gerardo Acevedo. The flight included crew, a...

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Trump Picks Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

https://twitter.com/HowardMortman/status/803632221856874496
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Posted by    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:22am 11/29/2016 at 11:22am
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President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary. Chao served as Labor Secretary under George W. Bush and deputy secretary of transportation under George H. W. Bush. She is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Chao met with Trump last week at Trump Tower where...

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Obama and Biden Will Not Attend Castro’s Funeral

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Posted by    Monday, November 28, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/28/2016 at 5:30pm

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has announced that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will not attend the funeral for Cuba’s oppressive murderous dictator Fidel Castro, who died this weekend:

In an effort to halt a series of questions about the potential attendance of various individual government officials, Earnest...

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