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It’s time to stop calling slavery America’s ‘original sin’

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James Goodman, distinguished professor of history at Rutgers University, Newark, is the author of "Stories of Scottsboro," "Blackout" and "But Where Is the Lamb?" The views expressed here are his own. Read more opini...

Michigan Senate leader on hot mic after apologizing for calling Capitol riot a hoax: ‘I frankly don’t take back’ points I tried to make

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Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey was caught on a hot microphone on Wednesday approaching Democratic Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and doubling down on conspiracy theory comments he made about the insur...

Winter Olympics: A year before the Beijing Games, more than 180 campaign groups are calling for a diplomatic boycott

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A letter signed by more than 180 campaign groups calling for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing warns the Games could "embolden" human rights abuses in China. The letter was put forward by "...

Biden is calling for unity. Will Washington listen?

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Welcome to the Biden administration. It's devoid of controversial tweets (so far) -- but still involves some fireworks. Two weeks after the nation witnessed an attack on the US Capitol, President Joe Biden and Vice ...

Anne Hathaway reveals we’ve all been calling her the wrong name

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Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway wants everybody to start calling her by her nickname, Annie. Hathaway, whose most recent movie "Locked Down" premieres on HBO Max on Thursday, told Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Sh...

Mediaite: Parler CEO says it took down post from Lin Wood calling for Mike Pence’s execution

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The CEO of Parler, a social media platform popular among conservatives, told Mediaite that it removed a post from attorney Lin Wood calling for Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by "firing squads." "Yes, som...

Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions QB, issues apology after calling Michigan a ‘dictatorship’ in Instagram rant about Covid-19 restrictions

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Kelly Stafford, wife of longtime Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, apologized on Thursday after calling Michigan a "dictatorship" in response to news of the state's new Covid-19 restrictions. "should neve...

Dean at Virginia university resigns after alleged Facebook post calling Biden voters ‘anti-American’ and ‘anti-Christian’

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Paul Ewell, the now former dean of the Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus, resigned from both his deanship and his faculty post after allegedly writing a Facebook post on his since-deleted account that refer...

Congresswoman-elect shocked by Republicans calling her ‘Breonna’ because of her Breonna Taylor mask

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Washington Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush said Monday evening she was stunned and "hurt" when some Republicans addressed her as "Breonna" during new member orientation at the Capitol because she was wearing a mask wit...

Vatican strongly condemns euthanasia, calling it an ‘act of homicide’

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Rome The Vatican has condemned euthanasia in its strongest language yet, calling it an "act of homicide" that can never be justified, in a document issued Tuesday. The 17-page document, published by the Vatican's doc...

Trump’s former spy chief is calling on Congress to create an election oversight commission

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Washington President Donald Trump's former director of national intelligence called on Congress to create a commission to "oversee the election," an especially notable proposal from a former senior administration off...

US lawmakers want to stop calling Xi Jinping a President. But will he care?

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping holds so many titles that he has earned himself a nickname: the "Chairman of Everything." Since taking office in 2012, he has become head of not only the state, the ruling Chinese Communist...

Pro-democracy activists are again calling on people to boycott ‘Mulan’

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Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" is now released -- but some people won't be watching. Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are reigniting calls to boycott the film, now joined by activists in Thailand and Tai...