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Source: Fox News

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

Today 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: BBC

US teen denies mocking Native American

Today 19:05 GMT

A Vietnam War veteran - and many other Native American activists were also at the memorial, having taken part in the Indigenous Peoples March.

Marcus Frejo, who accompanied Mr Phillips, told the New York Times he had heard the students making noises that appeared to mock Native American chanting - although he had also heard some of the students sing along. US media reports say that the students performed a haka chant, and some appeared to make the tomahawk chop gesture - which many Native Americans consider disrespectful.

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Source: Fox News

Covington Catholic High School students smeared by mainstream media lies -- Don't expect an apology

Today 19:05 GMT

The young men of Covington Catholic High School have been subjected to nothing short of a political inquisition because of their faith, the color of their skin and their devotion to making America great again.

“Covington Catholic High School students surrounded, intimidated and chanted over Native Americans singing about indigenous people’s strength and spirit,” read the lead paragraph in Cincinnati.com.

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Source: Fox News

Kathy Griffin calls for doxing student's identities after viral video at Native American march: 'Shame them'

Today 19:05 GMT

Following a now viral video that shows an intense confrontation between high schoolers and Native Americans, actress and comedian Kathy Griffin is calling for the students to have their identities revealed so that she and others can hold them accountable for their actions.

Griffin took issue with the students of Covington Catholic High School on Sunday seeing as the video appears to show a group of them, many wearing “Make America Great Again” hats, harassing a group participating in the Indigenous Peoples March.

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Source: The Week

The L.A. teachers strike, explained

Today 19:05 GMT

It's about class sizes that are too big, teachers who are underpaid, staffs that are too small, resources that are too few, infrastructure that's crumbling, and low-income and special-needs students who aren't getting enough help.

The teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District feel they aren't getting nearly enough money to address all those challenges. But while brute force spending may not be a sufficient precondition to totally solve all those problems, it's certainly a necessary precondition.

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Source: Common Domain

Charter Schools Stay Open As Striking Teachers Decry Their Growth

Today 19:05 GMT

As the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers strike enters its second week, the growth of charter schools, which receive public money but have broad autonomy in how they are run, has emerged as a crucial sticking point in negotiations between the district and the teachers union.

Because funding for schools is tied to the number of students who attend, the striking teachers say the rise in charters is siphoning resources—and unionized jobs—away from the district-run schools.

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Source: Reuters

Talks seeking to end Los Angeles teachers strike enter fourth day

Today 11:45 GMT

Bargaining teams for striking Los Angeles teachers and the second-largest U.S. school district were back behind closed doors on Sunday as negotiations to end a walkout disrupting classes for some 500,000 students stretched into a fourth day.

More than 30,000 teachers walked off the job last Monday in their first strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District in three decades, demanding higher pay, smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff.

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Source: The Guradian

Native American mocked by students: 'I saw my country being torn apart'

Today 11:45 GMT

A Native American veteran who was taunted outside the Lincoln Memorial has said he felt compelled to get between two groups with his ceremonial drum to defuse a confrontation.

According to the “Indian Country Today” website, Phillips is an Omaha elder and Vietnam War veteran who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. Phillips said it was a difficult end to an otherwise great day, in which his group sought to highlight injustices against native people worldwide through marching and prayer.

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Source: Fox News

Kentucky student seen in viral confrontation with Native American speaks out

Today 11:45 GMT

The Kentucky high school student seen in a viral video standing-face-to-face with a Native American protester at a Washington rally spoke out for the first time Sunday evening, claiming in a statement that he and his classmates were taunted by a group of African-American protesters and saying that he and his family had received death threats.

The students initially were accused of mocking a Native American participant in the Indigenous Peoples March, which coincided with the March for Life.

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Source: DW

Outrage as teens mock Native American at Washington rally

Today 13:35 GMT

A US diocese on Sunday promised to take action after boys from a Catholic private school mocked an elderly Native American man at a rally by indigenous communities in Washington.

The footage, which spread on social media over the weekend, shows a student from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky smirking as he stands exceptionally close to Nathan Phillips, a Native American Vietnam war veteran, who beats a traditional drum while chanting.

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Source: The Week

School restrooms are a public health problem

Today 11:45 GMT

A recent survey undertaken by the Society for Women's Health Research finds considerable evidence that students lack consistent and reliable access to their schools' restrooms.

This story originally appeared as Most schools don't have clear restroom policies, and that's a public health problem on Pacific Standard, an editorial partner site. Subscribe to the magazine's newsletter and follow Pacific Standard on Twitter to support journalism in the public interest.

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Source: BBC

Row over US teens taunting Native American

Today 10:49 GMT

Congresswoman Deb Haaland, one of the first Native American women to be elected to Congress, tweeted that the students showed "blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance". The Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School later issued a statement offering "our deepest apologies to Mr Phillips".

"We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general," the statement reads. It added that the incident was being investigated and "appropriate action" would be taken.

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Source: Fox News

Video shows students in confrontation with Native Americans, prompting apology from Catholic diocese, high school

Today 04:14 GMT

A Roman Catholic diocese and a Catholic high school in Kentucky issued a joint apology Saturday after videos posted online showed a confrontation Friday between some of the school's students and some Native American adults after rallies near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

“We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C.

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Source: The Guradian

Outcry after Kentucky students in Maga hats mock Native American veteran

Today 00:34 GMT

A Catholic school in Kentucky has condemned a group of its students after they were recorded harassing a Native American Vietnam veteran in a video that went viral on Saturday.

Democratic US Congresswoman Deb Haaland, a member of New Mexico’s Laguna Pueblo tribe, said on Twitter that Phillips had risked his life for his country, and that the students showed “blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance”.

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Source: Fox News

Grandmom, 84, goes back to college amid cancer diagnosis: 'Trust God no matter what'

Saturday 13:34 GMT

She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two weeks before the school year began but she said she found her campus community to be "very supportive."

FEDEX WORKER GOES VIRAL FOR STOP SHE DIDN'T HAVE TO MAKE: 'I PRAY EVERY DAY FOR THE LORD TO USE ME. "They treat me like a queen already," Palmer told Fox News. "I just love learning more about God and the Bible and Jesus, and I just like being in the classroom with those students.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte