Video shows priest slap baby during baptism

A Reddit user has posted a video showing a priest slapping a baby during a baptism. The video, which was also posted on YouTube, has a French title that translates to “A priest slaps an infant during his baptism.” At first, the 43-second video clip shows the priest, who is speaking French, attempting to comfort the crying baby. But when the crying doesn’t stop, the priest slaps the baby in the face.  The slap occurs about 22 seconds into the video. […]

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Children’s book discusses police shooting of an unarmed black man

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Conversations with children about racial injustice can be a difficult topic to tackle, but a new book written by several psychologists in Northern California could make it easier, according to KTXL. Doctors Ann Hazzard and Marietta Collins stood in front of about two dozen kids aged 5 to 8 years old Tuesday at Freedom Schools at John Stills Middle School in Sacramento. “What this book illustrates is the importance of open conversation between black people and white people […]

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Texas billboard urges liberals to leave the state

VEGA – A roadside billboard is reaching much farther than just motorists traveling along Interstate 40 in the Texas panhandle. A photo of the sign, which reads, “Liberals Please Continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS” was posted to Facebook and is now lighting up the internet, bringing reactions from both the right and the left — and plenty in between. Facebook user Kyle Mccallie, of Fritch, posted the photo Tuesday and captioned it, “Billboard […]

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School honoring Confederate general renamed Barack Obama Elementary

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation’s first black President. On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School, reported WTVR. Members of the school’s community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American according to WTVR, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside […]

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University of Central Florida fraternity members accused of posting revenge porn on Facebook

An Arizona student has filed a lawsuit against a fraternity and several of its members, alleging that some of its brothers shared nonconsensual intimate video and photos of her and other women on a private Facebook group. According to the complaint filed in a Florida district court on Wednesday, the woman had a long-distance relationship with one of the fraternity brothers at University of Central Florida Delta Sigma Phi’s chapter in Orlando. The complaint alleges that in October, he shared […]

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Democratic candidate who admitted to domestic abuse wins South Carolina congressional primary

SOUTH CAROLINA — A congressional candidate in South Carolina who admitted to abusing his ex-wife 45 years ago and lost all support from national and state Democrats has won his Democratic primary, CNN projects. Archie Parnell overwhelmingly beat his three primary opponents and will go on to face incumbent Republican Rep. Ralph Norman in the general election for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District in November. “Tonight, the people sent a clear message to everyone. You don’t have to be defined […]

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Two women get kicked out of Uber after kiss in back seat

Two women say an Uber driver kicked them out of his car after he saw them kiss in the back seat. The driver’s taxi license, required to drive for Uber in New York City, has been suspended as the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission investigates what happened. Alex Iovine, 26, and Emma Pichl, 24, live together in Manhattan and have been dating for nearly two years. The couple was heading back to Manhattan on Saturday after celebrating a […]

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Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million last year while serving in the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both senior advisers to President Donald Trump, disclosed new details of their vast wealth on Monday, reporting a long of list of real estate, fashion and investment assets. Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, reported assets of at least $174 million at the end of 2017, according to a person familiar with the couple’s financial disclosure documents. His holdings could reach more than $710 million. CNNMoney’s own calculations confirm those numbers. At the end […]

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Teacher says he was forced to resign after refusing to call transgender student by preferred name

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – John Kluge, the former orchestra teacher at Brownsburg High School, says he was essentially fired for refusing to call a transgender student by their preferred name because it went against his religion, according to WXIN. The announcement was made at Monday night’s school board meeting, at which teacher John Kluge was in attendance to try and rescind his resignation. Kluge claims the school district forced him to resign over its transgender student policy. He says the district’s […]

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VP Pence to speak Wednesday at Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas

DALLAS – Vice President Mike Pence will be in Dallas Wednesday, speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting. The announcement was made Monday afternoon. Doors will open at 5:30 a.m. and the Vice President will be speaking later that morning at 11 a.m. At least 15,000 will attend the event, but expected to be notably absent is Dr. Paige Patterson, who was fired from Fort Worth’s Southwest Baptist Seminary in May amid controversy over how he counseled a woman making […]

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