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Video shows tension between Native Americans, high school students before viral clip

Monday 15:25 GMT

Just hours after a Catholic diocese in Kentucky threatened to expel several high school students accused of mocking Native Americans at a Washington rally in a viral video this week, new footage has emerged showing tension developing before the confrontation.

The video clips prompted a fierce social-media backlash, including campaigns aimed at identifying and harassing the high school students. Actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted that the footage "brought me to tears," while actor Chris Evans tweeted that the students' actions were "appalling" and "shameful."

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Source: The Guradian

'I wasn't smirking': Kentucky student defends position with Native American

Today 07:01 GMT

The high school student filmed in an apparent standoff with a Native American activist in Washington DC has said he was “not disrespectful” and “wasn’t smirking” during the interaction, as a spokesman for Donald Trump said students from Covington high school may be invited to the White House. “As far as standing there, I had every right to do so,” Nick Sandmann told NBC Today’s Savannah Guthrie.

Schroder, who was not a Covington student at the time of the basketball game, said the school has stopped students from wearing black face at sporting events.

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Source: The Guradian

The US is still not ready to look at the ugly racism against Native Americans

Today 07:01 GMT

It appears that a great deal of this nation – including its supposedly liberal Fourth Estate – is not ready to look at the nasty complexity of racism, power and privilege squarely in the face and tell the truth.

On the steps outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, a white teenager sporting the red cap accoutrements of the Trump campaign stands nose-to-nose with a bespectacled Native American elder singing and playing a hand drum.

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Source: Global News

Kentucky’s Covington Catholic school under fire after Washington standoff

Today 07:01 GMT

Less than a week ago, Covington Catholic High School was known mostly for its seven state titles in football and its rousing motto, “A spirit that will not die.”

READ MORE: Donald Trump says MAGA hat-wearing students in protester standoff were ‘treated unfairly’. The transformation began with an online video that appeared to show a group of Covington Catholic boys in “Make American Great Again” hats mocking a Native American protester as he beat a ceremonial drum at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Friday.

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Covington Catholic High School reopens with police presence after students subjected to threats

Today 09:00 GMT

Covington Catholic High School reopened Wednesday with a police presence, but Sam Schroder, a student who was at the rally in Washington, D.C. told "Fox & Friends" that “everybody feels safe." COVINGTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL PARENT SAYS 'LEFT-WING' MOB IS ATTACKING STUDENTS. “I think that closing the school down yesterday was a good move to play it safe but I think today everybody – I think they are ready to go back, get back together as a community,” he said.

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Source: The Guradian

Los Angeles teachers went on strike for our schools – and the country

Today 07:01 GMT

Last week, we stood outside our schools and marched through neighborhoods and took over downtown LA and the teachers of Los Angeles have prevailed – for now, sort of.

Just to be clear: the superintendent told the children of Los Angeles that the largest school district in the richest state in the richest country in the world lacked the financial resources to provide all of them a decent education.

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Source: The Guradian

How elite US schools give preference to wealthy and white 'legacy' applicants

Today 08:59 GMT

Bian is of Chinese descent, and she knew that at many US colleges, Asian-American applicants are accepted at lower rates than others with the same grades and test scores.

Though the lawsuit was meant to focus on race-conscious admissions, it has also added fuel to a fiery debate about wealth and privilege at elite institutions, and has helped to energize student demands for greater transparency in the admissions process.

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Source: Common Domain

Land Holdings, Even Far From Campus, Lucrative for Some Colleges

Tuesday 19:06 GMT

The private arts and engineering college owns the land under the iconic Chrysler Building, which The Wall Street Journal recently reported will be put up for sale.

Facing financial strain from its affiliated hospital, Howard University in 2016 leased a parcel of land to a Washington, D.C., developer to build luxury apartments on a site in that city that was previously used for student dorms. The school agreed to a deal that netted it $22 million upfront, rather than receive annual payments over the 99-year lease, which credit ratings firms commended since it immediately boosted the school’s cash flow.

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Source: The Guradian

South Korea unveils biggest ever investigation into abuse in sport

Today 07:00 GMT

South Korea’s human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to allege they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches.

“A culture that puts medals and other awards over everything else has been exonerating violent behaviours and such violence has been closely associated with the sexual violence that occurs.”

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Source: Global News

3 men, teenager charged with plot to bomb Muslim community of Islamberg in upstate NY

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

– Three men and a high school student were charged with plotting to attack a rural upstate New York Muslim community named Islamberg with explosives, authorities said Tuesday.

School security and Greece police interviewed both students and others and eventually “uncovered … a plot to attack an Islamic community in Delaware County, known as Islamberg,” Phelan said. Police also searched five locations and seized 23 weapons and numerous electronic devices, including phones and computers.

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Covington students are still kids -- Why did so many adults ignore that in the rush to condemn them?

Wednesday 22:45 GMT

Over the weekend, many people attended the March for Life in Washington, including a group of students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky.

A video from the event taken just steps from the Lincoln Memorial surfaced – an edited video – which seemed to portray a group of students from Covington Catholic High School as provoking, harassing and insulting a man by the name of Nathan Philips.

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Source: The Guradian

Donald Trump defends students over confrontation with Native American

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

Donald Trump has defended the high school students who were filmed apparently confronting a Native American activist and military veteran.

The first footage of the incident to be widely circulated showed a group of students, many wearing red “Make America Great Again” Trump hats, shouting and seemingly encircling the Native American group. One of the teens, later identified as Sandmann, stood inches from Nathan Phillips, an Omaha tribe elder, seeming to smirk as Phillips chanted and played a drum.

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Lady Gaga calls Mike Pence the 'worst Christian' during concert over wife's job at anti-LGBTQ school

Tuesday 12:40 GMT

Lady Gaga took some time out of one of her performances in Las Vegas over the weekend to sound off on the Trump administration, specifically Vice President Mike Pence for his wife’s decision to work at a school with anti-LGBTQ policies.

BRADLEY COOPER TALKS DIRECTING LADY GAGA IN ‘A STAR IS BORN’: ‘SHE WAS READY TO PUT THE WORK IN’. Pence previously spoke out against the backlash his wife was receiving for her new job, tweeting ”We’ll let the critics roll off our back.

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Lauren Alaina calls off engagement to high school boyfriend Alex Hopkins

Tuesday 23:46 GMT

Alaina and Hopkins announced their engagement in July after more than a half-decade of dating and later debuted for the first time as an engaged couple at the CMA Awards where Alaina flashed her stunning diamond ring.

“Over the last several years, you have been so supportive of us through all of our ups and downs, including personal struggles with health and family, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” Alaina, 24, wrote in the Instagram message. The “Road Less Traveled” songstress continued: “You share your lives with us, and we always want to be open with you in return.

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Jamie Lee Curtis admits jumping the gun about Kentucky student in viral confrontation with Native American

Tuesday 23:46 GMT

Hollywood actress Jamie Lee Curtis admitted Sunday she rushed to judge the viral video showing high school student Nick Sandmann wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat and standing still in front of 64-year-old Native American Nathan Phillips. “There are two sides to every story,” she tweeted, attaching a statement from Sandmann, who attends Covington Catholic High in Park Hills, Kentucky.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington apologized for the incident, promising an investigation that could lead to punishment up to expulsion if any wrongdoing by the students was determined.


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