IOC: Athletes Who Take Knee, Raise Fist At Tokyo Olympics Will Face Punishment

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday announced that it will enforce its rule banning athletes from demonstrating at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, noting that kneeling or raising a fist will bring swift punishment. The IOC’s “Rule 50” says that “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic […] …

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‘I Run Y’All Budget, Bro’: Michigan Democrat Warned State Troopers After Stop For Driving Drunk, Report Says

A Michigan Democrat who serves as the state’s Democratic vice chairman of the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee, threatened state police that he would alert Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D), adding that he ran the state’s police budget, before he was charged with driving drunk and resisting police officers. On April 6, Rep. Jewell […] …

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Publisher Halts Best-Selling Book After Sexual Misconduct Claims Suddenly Surface Against Author

Blake Bailey was at the top of his game, after just finding major success for his 900-page biography of American novelist Philip Roth, when everything came crashing down. Bailey’s biography of Roth received positive reviews and made it to the New York Times Bestsellers List when out of nowhere, several women claimed in online blogs […] …

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Man Received A Paycheck For 15 Years Despite Never Showing Up For Work, Authorities Say

A man who worked as a safety officer at a hospital in Italy has been charged for multiple crimes stemming from his collecting $648,000 in salary over 15 years despite allegedly never going to work. Italian news agency Ansa reported that Salvatore Scumace, 66, is under investigation “for fraud, extortion and abuse of office” after […] …

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Experts: Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting ‘Legally Justified,’ Officer Likely Saved ‘One Or More Lives’

An Ohio criminal justice professor said the police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, while a tragedy, was a “legally justified” use of lethal force. Bryant, 16, died Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, after a police officer shot her to stop her from attempting to stab another girl. Bryant’s death sparked protests in Columbus as Black Lives Matter […] …

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KNOWLES: In Case You Forgot, The Bushes Have Never Been Particularly Conservative

Former president George W. Bush wants conservatives to take a softer stance on immigration, and the left-wing media can’t get enough of it. During an interview with Norah O’Donnell that aired on CBS Sunday Morning, Bush called for Republicans “to be more respectful about the immigrant.” The United States takes in more immigrants each year than […] …

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Virginia May Nix Advanced Diplomas In The Name Of ‘Equity’

The Virginia Department of Education is considering ending advanced diplomas state-wide in the name of equity.  During a Zoom meeting, Virginia Education Department’s Director of Policy Leslie Sale announced a newfound effort to review Virginia’s diploma and graduation requirements, according to Fox News. “This is about … how and where graduation requirements can operate as […] …

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SHAPIRO: The Bigotry Of No Expectations

We all know what’s coming. In Minneapolis, in anticipation of the jury’s verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the alleged murder of George Floyd, everything is shutting down. Minneapolis public schools announced that schoolchildren will be transitioned to distance learning from Wednesday through Friday. The NBA announced the possibility of canceling games. Businesses […] …

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He Spent 19 Years In Prison After Being Wrongfully Convicted Of Attempted Murder. He Just Won $1.6 Million In Compensation.

A Maryland man who spent nearly 19 years in prison for an attempted murder he did not commit has won $1.6 million in compensation. Melvin Thomas, now 40, was awarded more than $1.6 million in compensation on Wednesday after a unanimous vote from Maryland’s Board of Public Works, the Times Union reported. “For all Marylanders […] …

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