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Source: Fox News

Students at elite prep school filmed in blackface, making monkey gestures

Sunday 19:04 GMT

The girls, who attend Poly Prep Country Day School in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, can be seen making monkey gestures and noises while donning blackface in the video, which was obtained by the New York Daily News.

“On January 11, 2019, members of our community were exposed to a video in which white female students were seen making monkey gestures and noises while wearing blackface," the letter read, according to the New York Daily News. "It is a racist video and we are offended.

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Source: Common Domain

My parents gave my sister $75,000 for her student debt, should I also ask for $75,000?

Friday 11:46 GMT

Your parents are trying to do your good self and your sister a good turn: $75,000 now for your sister’s student debt and $75,000 for you later.

Right now, to accommodate for the $75,000 they gave my sister, they told us that they altered their wills so I will receive $75,000 more. I feel guilty, but I don’t think that’s quite fair: $75,000 will now be worth much less in 20 or 30 years when my parents pass.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Ledger: Apple’s Revenue Disclosures Confound Analysts

Friday 06:04 GMT

It's not the math: Instead, analysts say, it was with a seemingly backward sequence of financial disclosures from Apple, and a perceived lack of transparency that led to erroneous forecasts by some analysts who cover the company.

Apple Inc. this month sparked confusion and frustration among analysts and investors trying to decipher the performance of the company’s services business, fanning lingering concerns about transparency at one of the world’s most closely watched companies.

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Source: Fox News

Germans urge Britain to remain in EU amid Brexit impasse: 'We would miss tea with milk'

Saturday 16:19 GMT

Amid the ongoing Brexit impasse among British lawmakers, a group of prominent Germans including the woman in line to take over for Angela Merkel as chancellor is urging Britain to stay in the European Union, saying they would miss milk with tea and post-work beers.

The letter was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, saying that they would also miss “the legendary British black humor,” after-work trips to the pub, as well as “tea with milk and driving on the left-hand side of the road.” “And we would miss seeing the panto at Christmas,” the letter continues.

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Freshmen Dems stumble in quest to confront McConnell on shutdown

Friday 16:20 GMT

Freshmen Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez struggled Wednesday to confront the Senate majority leader in-person over the government shutdown, as they carried a letter urging him to vote to reopen the government without border-wall funding – but couldn't seem to find him.

OCASIO-CORTEZ VOWS TO 'RUN TRAIN' ON PROGRESSIVE AGENDA IN BIZARRE TURN OF PHRASE. The group of Democrats, which included Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, California Rep. Katie Hill, and Illinois Rep. Lauren Underwood, carried a letter – reportedly signed by over 30 House freshmen – urging McConnell to reopen the government and bring the House-approved funding package to a vote in the Senate.

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Source: DW

Trans-Atlantic rebuke for Trump downgrade of EU ambassador

Friday 22:45 GMT

The State Department responded to a request for comment with an automated email referencing "the lapse in US government appropriations" and advising that assistance could only be provided for urgent matters "involving excepted functions."

The Trump administration's recent downgrading of the EU ambassador's status without prior notice, first reported by Deutsche Welle, has led to parliamentary action on both sides of the Atlantic.


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