7 Texas newspapers among hundreds telling Trump journalists are not the enemy

(CNN) — About 350 newspapers in the United States had editorials Thursday decrying President Donald Trump’s description of the media as the “enemy of the people.” Here are some of the newspapers blasting Trump’s anti-press rhetoric. ALASKA Anchorage Daily News Why attacks on free speech and the free press are so dangerous ARIZONA The Arizona Daily Star The free press is not the ‘enemy of the people’ The Arizona Republic Journalists, don’t let Trump’s attacks on media keep us from […]

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Experts detail the upside of pesticides

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about the $289,000,000 Monsanto lawsuit verdict earlier this week, where a jury ruled the company’s weed killer, Round-Ip’ is responsible for a California man’s terminal cancer. Since the ruling, Bayer’s stock has seen a rocky week — and it’s still going down. That has a lot of people talking about pesticides. Do they pose a health risk when it comes to the foods we eat? By the year 2050, U.S. farmers will be tasked […]

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‘I’m not a racist’: Woman apologizes for throwing hot coffee at Latino worker

LOS ANGELES – A woman spoke out Tuesday after she was seen on video throwing hot coffee at a Latino contractor during a controversial confrontation at an upscale condominium complex in Century City. The incident took place on Aug. 4 at a building located in the 2300 block of Fox Hills Drive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Rhonda Polon said she regrets the entire incident and that her only concern that day was to protect her property. “I’m […]

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Vaccines are for pregnant women and newborns, new study says

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? It’s been a controversial topic among parents and health officials for years. Dr. Shahan Chowdhury While many argue that TDAP — tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis (aka whooping cough) —  vaccines are linked to autism in children, the Centers for Disease Control has never found a link between the two. And now, there’s a new study that further supports that these vaccines are safe for pregnant women and newborns. Family medicine physician Dr. Shahan Chowdhury visited Morning […]

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Asbestos found in Playskool crayons, group says

A brand of crayons being sold at Dollar Tree and multiple online stores tested positive for asbestos, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG). According to the report, Playskool crayons purchased at a Dollar Tree store in Chicago tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos. The product, a 36-pack of crayons, are also being sold on Amazon and eBay. “We tested six types of crayons for asbestos and one tested positive for tremolite: Playskool crayons (36 count) that […]

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Dak Prescott ‘Get Out’ mural vandalized in West Dallas

DALLAS – A painting in Trinity Groves depicting Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is sparking conversation throughout the city. The mural originally showed Prescott in the iconic image from the Academy Award-winning movie Get Out, a movie with its own take on stereotypes and race. The mural was created by North Texas muralist Trey Wilder. But the original work was vandalized soon after appearing; blue spray paint creating sunglasses covering Prescott’s eyes and adding comments on the media and billionaire George Soros. […]

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Utility sends black woman N-word as her temporary password

A Washington State woman was horrified when a recent attempt to reset a password returned a racial slur as the temporary new code in an email. “It was capital N—a,” Erica Conway told KIRO. Conway, a board member with the Seattle NAACP chapter, said she subsequently called Puget Sound Energy on Monday to demand some answers, but says she wasn’t taken seriously by the woman who took her call. Per KING5, Conway said the operator didn’t think the word needed to be […]

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Woman says supermarket called police on her while she was helping a homeless man

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. –  Barbecuing while black. Napping while black. Now add helping homeless people while black to the list of things that can lead to a visit from police. Employees at a Safeway supermarket in Mountain View, California, called 911 on an African-American woman and her family because they suspected them of shoplifting, police said. Safeway has since apologized for what the store said was a misunderstanding. Erika Martin told CNN that the incident occurred when she stopped at the store […]

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Rangers resume relationship with Papa John’s Pizza

ARLINGTON – The Texas Rangers are becoming the first team to re- establish their partnership with Papa John’s Pizza. After former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter used a racial slur in a recorded conference call during a training session, sports teams started cutting ties with the company. The Rangers released a statement saying: “Based on our experience with Papa John’s, we believe this incident is not reflective of the company’s values or the values of its workers and franchise owners […]

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Pope Francis changes Catholic teaching on death penalty, declares it inadmissible

ROME – Pope Francis has declared that the death penalty is never admissible “because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,” the Catholic Church formally announced Thursday. The change, which has been added to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, makes official a position that the Pope has articulated since he became pontiff. The Church will now “work with determination towards its abolition worldwide,” the Vatican said. Vatican spokeman Greg Burke said the change was important […]

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