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UNC emails show long debate over tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones, who took job at Howard University instead

UNC emails show long debate over tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones, who took job at Howard University instead

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has released hundreds of pages of emails in connection with the controversy of its attempt to bring in 1619 Project writer Nikole Hannah-Jones as a tenured professor. She was initially offered a multi-year position to become the school’s next Knight Chair in Journalism – an endowed position that has previously included tenure….

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Indianapolis funeral home shooting leaves multiple injured, including 4-year-old in critical condition: report

Indianapolis funeral home shooting leaves multiple injured, including 4-year-old in critical condition: report

A shooting outside of a funeral home in Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon left five people injured, including a 4-year-old girl in critical condition, FOX 59 reported.  Police were called around 4:30 p.m. to the scene of a funeral service, where they encountered the 4-year-old girl, a 16-year-old girl, and a man who was injured, according to the local news…

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CDC’s mask guidance angers parents heading into new school year: ‘Stop the insanity’

CDC's mask guidance angers parents heading into new school year: 'Stop the insanity'

With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate. The delta variant of the coronavirus now threatens to upend normal instruction for a third consecutive school year. Some states have indicated…

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California TikTok star, 19, dies after ‘Purge’ theater shooting

California TikTok star, 19, dies after 'Purge' theater shooting

Anthony Barajas, a 19-year-old TikTok star who was shot during a screening of “The Forever Purge” at a Southern California movie theater on Monday, died on Saturday morning, police announced.  Rylee Goodrich, an 18-year-old who was at the movie with Barajas, was also shot and pronounced dead at the scene.  The Corona Police Department said it is working with…

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Billie Eilish addresses internet trolls: ‘They would never say that to you in real life’

Billie Eilish addresses internet trolls: 'They would never say that to you in real life'

Billie Eilish opened up about her experience with internet trolls for an upcoming BBC special. The 19-year-old musician will appear in “Billie Eilish: Up Close” on Saturday. “The people that even say the crazy stuff don’t even think you will see it. They would never say that to you in real life,” Eilish told BBC journalist Claro Amfo. “What…

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Grand jury indicts 9 MS-13 members on charges including murder, kidnapping

ICE arrests remain low in May amid controversy over narrowed enforcement rules on illegal immigration

A federal grand jury has indicted nine MS-13 gang members on a 60-count indictment with charges including murder, kidnapping and assault — after a federal investigation led to their arrests, government officials announced this week. Officials said that the MS-13 sub-unit, the Thompson Place Los Salvatrucha clique, operated in Nashville, Tenn., since at least 2014, using murder and other…

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‘Selling Sunset’s Jason Oppenheim, Chrishell Stause pack on PDA in Rome after she confirms romance with broker

‘Selling Sunset’s Jason Oppenheim, Chrishell Stause pack on PDA in Rome after she confirms romance with broker

Just hours after “Selling Sunset” stars Jason Oppenheim and Chrishell Stause confirmed their workplace romance, the pair were spotted locking lips in romance-laden Rome. Photographers snapped the long-rumored couple engaged in a passionate kiss while out on a lunch date during a vacation to the Italian capital near the city’s famous Spanish Steps before they ultimately left and headed…

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Bill Maher shreds cancel culture: ‘It belongs in Stalin’s Russia’

Bill Maher tests positive for coronavirus, ‘Real Time' taping canceled

Comedian Bill Maher slammed “cancel culture” on his HBO program Friday night and said that the practice belongs in “Stalin’s Russia.” Maher was discussing multiple examples of Olympic officials being fired recently for offensive jokes and explained that losing your job for telling a joke is a “purge” mentality. BILL MAHER SLAMS CDC’S ‘CONFUSING’ NEW MASK GUIDANCE: ‘IT’S CALLED…

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Recently-discovered underwater volcano named for this popular franchise

Recently-discovered underwater volcano named for this popular franchise

A group of researchers in Australia has uncovered the remnants of an ancient underwater volcano in the Indian Ocean that resembles J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy’s “Eye of Sauron.” As described in “The Fellowship of the Ring,” the Eye of Sauron was “lidless” and “wreathed in flame,” and sonar images provided by chief scientist and senior…

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