Video shows 11-year-old girl held at gunpoint, handcuffed by Michigan police

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan police department has opened an internal investigation after an 11-year-old girl was detained during the search for a stabbing suspect last week. Honestie Hodges told WXMI she is scared of the Grand Rapids Police Department after being handcuffed and detained. “I didn’t know what was going on,” said Hodges. “I didn’t do anything wrong, I’ve never got in trouble by the Grand Rapids Police. I used to want to be a Grand Rapids police […]

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USA Today bashes Trump as ‘not fit to clean the toilets’ in Obama’s presidential library

USA Today isn’t known for its blistering opinion pieces. Which makes the one the paper’s editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage. “With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office,” reads the editorial. “Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low.” The reference here is Trump’s tweet Tuesday morning in […]

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Teacher resigns after outburst and racial slur aimed at student goes viral

PATERSON, NJ — A teacher is speaking out after a video of her threatening a student and calling him a racial slur went viral. “I am very disappointed in myself for one,” Georgiana Jackson told WPIX. “I really should not have reacted in such a fashion. That was clearly out of frustration, and even anger to a certain degree.” Jackson resigned from International High School Friday when the video of her went viral, prompting a Paterson School District Investigation. “My behavior was very […]

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Cheerleader who knelt during national anthem wakes up to racial slur on dorm room door

STORM LAKE, Iowa  –  Between December 8 and December 11, a handful of students at Buena Vista University woke up to racial slurs written on their dorm room doors. You may remember Alyssa Parker, the Buena Vista Cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem and later quit the team when they were mandated to stand. After a long night of studying for finals on Sunday night, the criminal justice major and her roommate, Emerald Jones, were awakened in […]

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Girl has blunt message for insurance company after brain surgery request denied

Cara Pressman sobbed in the big red chair in her living room. The 15-year-old tried to absorb the devastating news relayed by her parents: that their insurance company, Aetna, denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9 years old. “When my parents told me, I went kind of blank and started crying,” she said. “I cried for like an hour.” Her friends had been lined up to […]

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Jury sides with San Diego Comic-Con in lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con

SAN DIEGO — A federal jury has ruled Salt Lake Comic Con organizers violated copyright law when they improperly used the words “comic con,” according to KSTU. In a verdict handed down Friday afternoon, the jury sided with San Diego Comic-Con, which sued the Salt Lake event and its organizers, Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. The jury found San Diego Comic-Con’s trademark is valid, and Salt Lake Comic Con used it without permission. San Diego Comic-Con sought as much as […]

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Sailor staged racial vandalism of bunk on aircraft carrier, Navy investigation finds

NORFOLK, Va. – An investigation into claims of racially-motivated vandalism on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush has revealed that the alleged victim, a Sailor on board the ship, staged the incident himself, according to the Navy. The Sailor, who is not being identified, made a post on his Facebook account in November with several pictures of the alleged vandalism. The pictures show the Sailor’s bunk on board the ship ripped apart, trash thrown around and racist words written […]

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Nazi-themed cartoon assignment upsets middle school parents

GURNEE, Illinois – Parents are raising questions about a controversial homework assignment about Hitler at a suburban Illinois school. “Everyone in the class was given the paper and it tells you all the directions and requirements,” Michael Masterton, an 8th grader at Woodland Middle School told WGN. He said students in his language arts class were given the assignment this week called “If You Give Hitler a Country,” with instructions to “create a comic strip for little kids that exemplifies […]

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I bought $250 in bitcoin. Here’s what I learned

Some people kill time at the airport by browsing duty-free shops. I decided to shop for bitcoin. But first, there are two things you should know about me: I tend to be almost as afraid of losing money investing as I am of flying. On some level, I figured one fear might cancel out the other. So last Thursday, while waiting for a flight to Nashville, I pulled up a popular application called Coinbase that can be used to buy […]

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Children who are spanked more likely to become violent toward future partners, study says

Parents who believe in “spare the rod, spoil the child” might be setting their children up to become violent toward future partners, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Pediatrics. “We asked 758 kids between 19 and 20 years old how often they had been spanked, slapped or struck with an object as form of punishment when they were younger,” said the study’s lead author, Jeff Temple, an associate professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch. “Kids […]

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