Hillary Clinton endorses girl who took a knee during Pledge of Allegiance

Hillary Clinton endorses girl who took a knee during Pledge of Allegiance

Inspired by banished NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Baltimore middle schooler Mariana Taylor, 11, wanted to protest sexism and racism in America by taking a knee, an act that wasn’t well received by her teacher. In February, as Taylor began kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance, the instructor reprimanded her in front of the class, saying she was required to stand. The confrontation left Taylor in tears. “Mariana became upset right then and there. She was…

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Hillary Clinton backs girl who took a knee during Pledge of Allegiance

Hillary Clinton backs girl who took a knee during Pledge of Allegiance

Inspired by banished NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Baltimore middle schooler Mariana Taylor, 11, wanted to protest sexism and racism in America by taking a knee, an act that wasn’t well received by her teacher. In February, as Taylor began kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance, the instructor reprimanded her in front of the class, saying she was required to stand. The confrontation left Taylor in tears. “Mariana became upset right then and there. She was…

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Italian bridge collapse survivor says it came down “like flour”

Italian bridge collapse survivor says it came down “like flour”

GENOA, Italy — More bodies were recovered Wednesday from the site of a highway bridge collapse. At least 39 people were killed, prompting the prime minister to declare a state of emergency as the search for victims continues. Valentina Galbusera knows now how very close she came to plunging over that bridge, saying she would have died. The mother of two said the bridge started shaking violently, then the giant A-frame tower in front of…

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Wynn accuser makes extraordinary claims in court filings

Wynn accuser makes extraordinary claims in court filings

A woman who says she was raped by casino mogul Steve Wynn in Chicago in the early 1970s and gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom has provided a sworn statement containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other things she said happened to her. In the affidavit, Halina Kuta claims she was once married to Wynn and bore other children with him, though she acknowledged that she can’t recall all their names…

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Ex-priest accused of abuse got Disney job, with help from church

Ex-priest accused of abuse got Disney job, with help from church

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World. That decision happened even though officials fielded at least one allegation about him sexually abusing a boy. The ex-priest, Edward Ganster, left the priesthood in 1990, moved to the Orlando area and went on to work at Disney World before he died in…

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New York governor says America “was never that great”

New York governor says America “was never that great”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has worked to portray himself as a major antagonist to President Trump, offered an alternative to the president’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” at a bill signing Wednesday. “We are not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said. The audience, which was there to watch Cuomo sign a bill to make sex trafficking a felony in the state, reacted with audible…

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Why the man who won $289M weedkiller award will walk away with little of the money

Why the man who won $289M weedkiller award will walk away with little of the money

A man awarded $289 million after his cancer was linked to Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller product is likely to walk away with only a fraction of that amount. That’s because of a change under last year’s Republican tax cut that results in litigation settlements being taxed at 100 percent, regardless of how much of the money goes to legal fees. Lawyers’ fees and expenses can eat up as much as half of a jury award, Robert…

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$289M Monsanto cancer award will mostly go to taxes, fees

$289M Monsanto cancer award will mostly go to taxes, fees

A man awarded $289 million after his cancer was linked to Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller product is likely to walk away with only a fraction of that amount. That’s because of a change under last year’s Republican tax cut that results in litigation settlements being taxed at 100 percent, regardless of how much of the money goes to legal fees. Lawyers’ fees and expenses can eat up as much as half of a jury award, Robert…

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Why the man who won $289 million weedkiller award will walk away with little of the money

Why the man who won $289 million weedkiller award will walk away with little of the money

A man awarded $289 million after his cancer was linked to Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller product is likely to walk away with only a fraction of that amount. That’s because of a change under last year’s Republican tax cut that results in litigation settlements being taxed at 100 percent, regardless of how much of the money goes to legal fees. Lawyers’ fees and expenses can eat up as much as half of a jury award, Robert…

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Investigators focus on 5 locations in search for missing college student

Investigators focus on 5 locations in search for missing college student

Last Updated Aug 15, 2018 8:09 PM EDT BROOKLYN, Iowa — Authorities investigating the disappearance of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts are focusing on five areas in and near her hometown.  They are focusing on her boyfriend’s home in Brooklyn, a car wash, a truck stop, a farm more than three miles from downtown Brooklyn, and another farm more than six miles away. Officials hope mentioning the areas will jog residents’ memories, said special agent…

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