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Washington Post columnist mocks Pope Francis’ ’empty gesture’ for peace in Ukraine

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"[A]s empty gestures go, impressive," the left-wing columnist tweeted, responding to NBC News reporter Richard Engle confirming a report that the pope had made an effort to sue for peace directly with Russia.  RUSS...

University of Nebraska updates Herbie Husker mascot to change hand gesture associated with white supremacy

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The University of Nebraska has changed its mascot's hand gesture after more than 47 years, the university said, after the traditional one became associated with racist groups. The Herbie Husker mascot changed from m...

ECHL punishes Jacob Panetta after he is accused of racial gesture

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Panetta was released by his Jacksonville team Sunday, a day after his actions toward Subban, who is Black. Panetta said his gestures were "not racially motivated." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Panetta, ...

East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent

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The East Coast Hockey League suspended Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta indefinitely after he allegedly made a racist gesture toward South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban during Saturday's ga...

American Hockey League suspends player for 30 games for racist gesture toward Black player

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The American Hockey League (AHL) on Friday suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games for directing a racist gesture toward Boko Imama of the Tucson Roadrunners during a game earlier this month...

Gal Gadot reflects on viral ‘Imagine’ cover video, says gesture was ‘in poor taste’

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The "Death on the Nile" actress, 36, spoke out on the John Lennon cover she performed with a cohort of her closest Hollywood pals and posted nearly two years ago much to the chagrin of the public, telling InStyle tha...

How a kind gesture and a strand of Christmas lights connected a community

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In Towson, Maryland, there is a street called Dunkirk Road. There are 32 homes on Dunkirk, where families of various races, religions, and political views live. The neighbors are all close friends. So when Matt Rig...

End SARS protesters reject Lagos governor’s ‘peace walk’ reconciliation gesture

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Lagos, Nigeria The Governor of Nigeria's Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said Tuesday that his government will not inflame already heightened tensions that stemmed from a report by a judicial panel that probed the O...

Land acknowledgments are often an empty gesture, some Indigenous people say

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From universities to sports games to city council meetings to Twitter bios, it's becoming increasingly common to see statements recognizing that the land on which one is standing once belonged to Indigenous people. ...

Missing teen rescued after making a hand gesture she learned from TikTok to signal for help

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A missing teenager from North Carolina was rescued by Kentucky police after she signaled for help by using a hand gesture known on TikTok to represent violence at home, according to police. The 16-year-old from Ashe...

Tom Brady leaves young fan in tears with heartwarming gesture

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The 44-year-old Buccaneers superstar approached a young boy who was cheering for him and gave the kid his hat. The boy broke down in tears. According to WFLA producer Rob Pandolfino, the boy was holding a sign that s...

Ukrainian Hockey League criticized for ‘pathetic’ punishment for racist gesture

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Ukrainian hockey authorities have been widely criticized for the lenient punishment it handed out to one of the league's players for performing a racist gesture. The incident occurred on September 26 during a match...

Olympian Raven Saunders suffers family tragedy, IOC suspends probe into ‘X’ gesture

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The shot-putter wrote on Twitter she was going to take time away from social media to deal with the tragic loss of her mother. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "Hoping off social media for a while to take c...

Raven Saunders’ gesture gets support from USOPC; athlete challenges IOC to take medal

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The USOPC said it was "in discussion" with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Athletics, which governs the sport, over the gesture. IOC spokesman Mark Adams told reporters Monday the organization was...

White House: ‘Appropriate time’ for Kamala Harris border visit after VP dismissed it as ‘grand gesture’

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Harris is set to visit El Paso, Texas, Friday with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, amid mounting criticism from Republicans for not having visited the border after her appointment by President Biden t...

Serbian volleyball player suspended after making anti-Asian racist gesture during match against Thailand

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A Serbian volleyball player has been suspended for two matches after she was caught on camera stretching her eyelids -- a racist gesture used to mock people with Asian heritage -- during an international competition...

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