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Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Trump, Clinton, Prince Andrew named-dropped during Epstein pilot testimony

Ghislaine Maxwell's attorney quizzed Jeffrey Epstein's longtime former pilot Lawrence Paul Visoski Jr., about the politicians and celebrities he flew on the late pedophile's private plane.
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‘The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window’ Ending, Explained
Break out your best casserole dish. We have a mystery to solve.
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Covid-19 may have seasons for different temperature zones, study suggests
Colder regions may experience more cases during the winter, while warmer regions may see spikes in the summer.
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People Rescued From Bus by Human Chain After Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses
Ten people were injured but no deaths have been reported so far. Three people needed to be taken to nearby hospitals.
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Sarita Choudhury Deserves Her Own ‘And Just Like That’ Spin-Off
"Seema and the City" sounds pretty damn rad to us.
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Unvaxxed comedian Christian Cabrera, 40, dies from COVID-19
His brother claimed that the funnyman texted him two days before his death, saying he wished he had listened to health officials and gotten inoculated.
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Sun Probe Passes Through Comet Leonard's Tail as Space Rock Leaves Solar System
Leonard caused excitement when it zoomed past Earth last month, and a NASA/ESA spacecraft has studied its trail of debris.
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10 best woks to buy for stir-frying at home
Add the sizzling heat to your stirfry with one of these much-adored woks.
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Here's why it's still too early to worry about 8K TVs
Major TV brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG now offer 8K TVs with millions more pixels than 4K models. But what does that mean, and do you need one?      
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Democrats John Fetterman, Josh Shapiro to skip Biden’s Pittsburgh visit
Two top Pennsylvania Democrats who are seeking higher office in 2022 planned to pass on President Biden's Friday visit to the Keystone State.
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Donald Trump Praises 'Big News' After Pa. Mail-In Voting Deemed Unconstitutional
The former president has long pedaled false claims of voter fraud through mail-in votes.
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NYPD Commissioner Sewell posthumously promotes Officer Jason Rivera
Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell was met with roaring applause Friday during a speech honoring Officer Jason Rivera at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
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20-Year-Old Woman With COVID to Lose Both Legs Amid Life-Threatening Infection
When the woman learned that she would lose her legs, she said she wanted "bionic legs." Her friends said that showed how she was a "positive bright light."
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Florida Dems Urge DeSantis, GOP to Energize Base Without School Bills 'No One Asked For'
"Y'all have got to find another way to communicate to your base," state Representative Ramon Alexander told his Republican counterparts on Wednesday.
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Don’t Count on Your Priest to Help You Get a Vaccine Exemption
Religious texts such as the Bible, the Torah, and the Quran don’t say anything about vaccines—of course, all three texts predate them by hundreds of years. So when faith leaders face questions about immunizations, they generally offer their own interpretations of the scriptures. Such questions, particularly about the applicability of religious exemptions, have become more urgent during the pandemic, forcing clergy to take hard stances for or against excusals.Even though the Supreme Court recently struck down a federal vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees, many Americans still must receive a COVID-19 vaccine in order to resume in-person work. Some people are seeking ways to skirt the obligation, and religious exemptions, which stipulate that a person’s spiritual beliefs can free them from a medical requirement, present one way to do so. In private Facebook groups, for instance, people swap tips on how to convince employers that they don’t need a shot, while others are hiring consulting services for help obtaining an exemption. Many people requesting exemptions have tried to strengthen their case with a written statement from a religious leader, but to some clergy, agreeing to support a person’s claim feels unjustifiable. Instead, faith leaders I spoke with are trying to assuage congregants’ misgivings about the vaccines, and are pushing back against attempts to circumvent public-health measures with scripture.Religious exemptions from vaccines are currently allowed in 44 states and Washington, D.C., and they typically require an employer to provide reasonable accommodation for “sincerely held” religious beliefs. But no objective test determines whether an individual’s request is genuine, which leaves the judgment entirely up to companies. Given the value that a co-sign from a religious leader can provide, I asked Brian Strauss, the senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, a synagogue in Houston, about his approach to talking with people looking to obtain an exemption. When a congregant recently told Strauss that the Torah supported refusing the COVID vaccines, Strauss engaged the man in conversation and found that his concerns weren’t actually religious. Rather, he was scared of possible side effects. Strauss turned him away. “I told him, ‘You gotta keep trying to get a medical exemption,’” Strauss told me over the phone, “‘because I don’t think you’re gonna find a rabbi that’s gonna give it to you.’”[Read: The unorthodox art of an ultra-orthodox community]Avoiding the vaccines, Strauss contends, contradicts Jewish tradition. He told the Jewish Herald-Voice that there is “no legitimate justification” in the Torah for a religious exemption, and that Jewish people must safeguard their health and the health of others. “If there’s something that respected medical professionals across the board have said can save your life, you’re obligated to do it,” he told me. Strauss’s position echoes the attitude that several states have adopted. Personal-belief exemptions in the United States were formalized in the 1960s, after some constituents pressured state legislatures to pass them in response to compulsory-polio-vaccine laws. After a measles outbreak in California in the winter of 2015, the state banned faith-based exemptions. Five more states—including New York, Mississippi, and Connecticut—have disallowed them as well.Religious exemptions can be a tense issue for faith leaders who want to preserve the constitutional separation of Church and state. Pastor Keith Marshall of Hope Lutheran Church in Enumclaw, Washington, told me over Zoom that his pulpit time is for “proclamation of the Gospel,” not politics. Though Marshall doesn’t see anti-vaccine contempt among his congregation, he published a piece in his local newspaper refuting the idea that Christianity exempts any person from getting a shot. “My ‘Religious Exemption’ requires I receive the COVID vaccination to safeguard life, and wear a mask to care for my neighbor,” he wrote. “Claiming the Christian faith is no justification to refuse these measures.”Though many clergy are pro-vaccine, they often feel paralyzed or confused talking with congregants about their own stances, according to Curtis Chang, a consulting professor at Duke Divinity School. Chang also runs Christians and the Vaccine, a project dedicated to helping pastors use biblical principles to encourage congregants to get their COVID shots. While about 90 percent of evangelical faith leaders say they would encourage others to get inoculated, less than half of evangelical congregants are in favor of it. “What’s happening is that the base is actually taking their cues on social and political issues not from their pastors primarily,” Chang told me, “but from Fox News.” He believes that as some conservative politicians continue to push the idea that vaccine mandates strip the populace of its civil liberties, faith leaders are losing their influence over their congregation.[Read: The fastest-growing group of American evangelicals]Even politically conservative faith leaders have found themselves at odds with others in their party. Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor of the megachurch First Baptist Dallas, is a prominent pro-Trump figure and an outspoken critic of the Biden administration. But he has said there is no credible religious argument against the COVID vaccines, and has even hosted vaccine clinics in his own church. Jeffress maintains that people can have valid political reasons for not wanting to get their shots, but that they shouldn’t be using religion to justify it. “They’re inventing objections to vaccines that can’t be supported in scripture,” he told me over the phone. “Joe Biden isn’t right about most things, but he’s right about this.” Framing this debate as a matter of religious liberty, Jeffress worries, may lessen the validity of arguments actually pertaining to freedom of the Church, such as those in favor of the institution’s right to proclaim political beliefs.Tension over vaccines can emerge even when a person’s hesitation isn’t politically motivated. Makram El-Amin, an imam at the Minneapolis-based mosque Masjid An-Nur, has seen many Black Muslims hesitate to get a COVID shot because of the United States’ history of medical racism. Despite their uncertainty, El-Amin has refused to write letters in support of faith-based exemptions, because, in his reading, nothing in Islam reaches the threshold for an exemption. “I did not find a smoking gun of sorts that I could point to in a definitive way to say that [a vaccine] is definitely something that is against Islam,” El-Amin told me. Though he supports vaccines, he doesn’t support mandates, a sentiment Marshall, the Lutheran pastor, shares. “If you don’t want to get vaccinated,” Marshall said, “quit claiming Jesus’s name as the reason.”When I spoke with Jeffress in October, he thought that the issue of religious exemptions and vaccine mandates would pass within a few months. However, with the latest surge in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant, imagining the world Jeffress described is hard. This past weekend, thousands of people from across the country protested vaccine mandates in the streets of D.C. As the controversy surrounding vaccines continues, faith leaders will face the dilemma of either speaking out and being accused of having a political agenda or staying silent in fear of alienating their congregants. Still, these clergy members feel more comfortable trusting their interpretation of scripture rather than stretching texts to flout a sound public-health measure.
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1,500 US flights canceled for Saturday, as winter storm is set to pummel East Coast
Airlines have canceled thousands of flights for Saturday as a powerful winter storm packing strong winds and many inches of snow is set to envelop major cities on the East Coast.
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What a difference a Black woman on the Supreme Court could begin to make
For the sake of the court and the country itself, President Biden must strengthen the integrity of the judicial system for all people in the country and end the erasure of Black women from the high Court, writes Fatima Goss Graves.
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Shoe snafu! Paris Hilton takes hilarious wardrobe malfunction in stride
While appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" earlier this week, the style star stepped out wearing two different shoes.
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Former Uber driver bikes to all 50 state capitals in 1 year
Bob Barnes tells Fox News Digital about his journey so far: ‘It’s like a big neighborhood'.
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Video Shows Deer Jumping Over Carts in Louisiana Store Before Fleeing Through Window
The video shows the deer running around the store in Louisiana as it tries to escape.
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Nashville police release body camera footage in fatal shooting of man armed with knife: 'Don't do it'
Tennessee authorities released body camera footage from a Thursday police involved shooting, when officers fatally shot a man who was walking along a Nashville interstate armed with a box cutter before he was struck, authorities have said.
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Video: Watch Jake Paul's new rap song, the cleverly titled 'Dana White Diss Track'
Boxer Jake Paul has elevated his feud with UFC presidenet Dana White to the level of a rap song and accompanying video.       Related StoriesUFC champ Julianna Pena: COVID-19 'is just a money grab ... they're trying to kill us'UFC champ Julianna Pena: COVID-19 'is just a money grab ... they're trying to kill us' - EnclosurePaul Craig vs. Nikita Krylov set for UFC London card in March 
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The Rise, Fall and Curious Revival of Vaseline
The gelatinous oil-sludge byproduct emerged in the 19th century as a strangely popular women’s beauty treatment. And yup, it’s emerged again.
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How To Watch Lifetime’s Janet Jackson Documentary: Time, Live Stream, Schedule, Next-Day Streaming Info
The two-night documentary event premieres tonight on both Lifetime and A&E.
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Consumer sentiment sinks on inflation and Omicron worries
Worries over soaring prices and the Omicron variant of the coronavirus soured Americans' views of the economy in January.
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Hilarious Video Shows Cat Scaring Goat at Ohio Farm
Before checking the surveillance footage, the owner of the farm had no idea what had upset the goat.
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Joe Biden is going to Pennsylvania today. Top Democrats are avoiding him.
President Joe Biden's planned visit to Pennsylvania on Friday tells you everything you need to know about his current dismal political standing.
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Jamie Spears wants Britney to sit for deposition after dodging his own
"The best thing he can do is move on, but instead he is continuing to humiliate himself and trying to harass and bully his daughter," a source told Page Six.
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Toddler Tramples Over Bride's Veil in Hilarious Viral Video
Text overlaying the clip, which has been viewed more than 2 million times, reads: "This is why you don't bring babies to a wedding."
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New to Amazon Prime Video in February 2022: Movies and TV Shows Coming to Streamer
From "Reacher" to the fourth season of "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel," there is a lot for fans to enjoy over the month of February on Amazon Prime Video.
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Bidens welcome cat named Willow to the White House
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have finally added the long-promised cat to their pet family. Her name is Willow, and she's a 2-year-old, green-eyed, gray and white farm cat from Pennsylvania. (Jan. 28)      
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The Working Class Is Up For Grabs. Which Party Will Claim It? | Opinion
If either party is serious about becoming working class centric, they must make it clear that Intel's announcement should become the new normal for companies looking to gain access to the American marketplace.
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Rafael Nadal needs one more win to break the record he shares with Djokovic
"Being very honest, for me it's much more important to have the chance to play tennis than win [number] 21," Nadal said after Friday's semifinal win.
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Voter Suppression for Adults, History Suppression for Kids
The accelerating red-state offensive to censor what public-school students are taught about racism is emerging as a critical companion measure to proliferating race-based voter restrictions in many of the same states.The two-pronged fight captures how aggressively Republicans are moving to entrench their current advantages in red states, even as many areas grow significantly more racially and culturally diverse. Voting laws are intended to reconfigure the composition of today’s electorate; the teaching bans aim to shape the attitudes of tomorrow’s.“This is the next wave of voters, so the indoctrination that we see occurring right now is planting the seeds for the control of that electorate as they become voters,” Janai Nelson, the associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, told me recently. “They are trying to manipulate power and exert their influence at both ends of the spectrum by tilting those who can cast ballots now, and by indoctrinating those who can cast ballots later.”Proposals to limit how public K–12 schools—and even public colleges and universities—talk about race are exploding. They represent the latest battlefield between what I’ve called the Republican “coalition of restoration,” centered on the places and people most uneasy about the way America is changing, and the Democrats’ “coalition of transformation,” revolving around those most comfortable with these changes.[Read: The GOP’s ‘critical race theory’ obsession]The bills are usually promoted as a response to “critical race theory,” but generally impose much broader prohibitions by barring educators from teaching that racism either has been or remains endemic in America. A law approved last year in Texas, for instance, prohibits schools from teaching that “slavery and racism are anything other than deviations from, betrayals of, or failures to live up to the authentic founding principles of the United States, which include liberty and equality.”In 2021, nine Republican-controlled states approved laws limiting the discussion of racism (and in many cases gender inequity), and four others imposed restrictions through the state’s board of education. This year, the pace “has clearly accelerated,” Jeffrey Sachs, a political scientist at Acadia University, in Nova Scotia, told me. Of the 122 state bills that Sachs has tracked for PEN America, a free-speech organization, since January 2021, more than half have been introduced just in the past three weeks as state legislatures have reconvened for this year’s session. So many proposals are surfacing so fast that Sachs said his “gut instinct” is that all 23 states where Republicans control both the governorship and the state legislature eventually “will see a [censorship] bill passed.”Like the restrictions on voting, these moves to limit the discussion of race in public educational institutions are being promoted by influential conservative groups such as Heritage Action for America. And like their companion laws, these measures are advancing through red states on a virtually complete party-line basis. Of the bills Sachs has cataloged, “every single one is exclusively sponsored by Republicans,” he said.Experts agree that many schools are discussing issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation more explicitly than in the past, a trend that genuinely raises questions for some parents without a strong ideological agenda. But Ruthanne Buck, a senior adviser to the Campaign for Our Shared Future, a nonprofit group recently formed to fight the state restrictions, told me that conservatives pushing these bills have effectively performed a kind of bait and switch. With parents across the ideological and racial spectrum uniformly frustrated by the uncertainty and strains of schooling during the pandemic, she said, Republicans have successfully marketed their proposals as a way of amplifying parents’ voices. Yet the bills’ practical impact is very different. “You have a disconnect between what is being messaged by politicians as parental voice and what is being put into policy, which is actually just stripping schools of meaningful content and good practice,” she said.Buck believes that more organized resistance to these classroom restrictions “is coming,” but so far the battle has been strikingly one-sided. Civil-rights groups haven’t invested in these fights in the states as heavily as they have in the battle against voting restrictions. President Joe Biden’s administration has not directly opposed or even spotlighted these red-state initiatives either. The only major congressional proposals around curriculum issues have come from Republicans who want to ban the use of federal money to fund the teaching of the same concepts on race and gender that the state GOP laws are targeting.The school proposals are not only surfacing in more states, but also increasing in their breadth. More of this year’s measures, Sachs noted, target public colleges and universities rather than focusing solely on K–12 instruction. In several states, including Florida and Missouri, Republicans want to authorize parents, or sometimes any taxpayer, to bring private lawsuits against school districts that they believe are violating the new state limits on discussing racism. That system, which New Hampshire has already passed, closely resembles the recently signed Texas law authorizing private citizens to sue abortion providers, doctors, or anyone else who helps a woman obtain an abortion.In another escalation, Florida is now considering a bill—dubbed by critics the “Don’t Say ‘Gay’” law—that would bar schools from discussing sexual orientation or gender identity (and authorize parents to sue districts that they believe are violating the restrictions). Demands are also growing in red states, most prominently Texas, to remove disputed books from school libraries, many of them reflecting the experiences of historically marginalized groups. (The 1619 Project, a national best seller from Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine, has been a particular target of both legislators and book-banners.) A Tennessee school board drew national attention this week by voting unanimously to ban Maus, the Pulitzer Prize–winning graphic novel about Holocaust survivors.On yet another front, Virginia’s newly elected Republican governor, Glenn Youngkin, told a conservative-talk-radio host this week that he was establishing a hotline where parents could report teachers they believe are violating his recent executive order constraining how schools discuss race. “We’re asking for folks to send us reports and observations,” Youngkin said, “and we’re going to make sure we catalog it all … And that gives us further, further ability to make sure we’re rooting it out.” Critics heard in his language an echo of the loyalty-oath requirements for teachers during the Red Scare of the 1950s. (The singer and activist John Legend previewed another response when he tweeted, “Black parents need to flood these tip lines with complaints about our history being silenced. We are parents too.”)Like the new voting restrictions, the limits on classroom discussion of race are advancing against a backdrop of profound demographic change, especially in Sun Belt states.[Read: The Democrats’ dead end on voting rights]The 2020 census reported that kids of color for the first time constitute a majority of the population younger than 18. During the school year that ended in June, those nonwhite kids composed nearly 55 percent of all public school K–12 students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics; the center’s projections show that the school year beginning this September will be the last in which white kids comprise a majority of the nation’s high-school graduates.Few communities are completely exempt from this change. The nonwhite share of public-school students is generally largest in the big Sun Belt states, but NCES data show that kids of color already constitute a majority in 23 states. Even more dramatically, figures provided to me by the Equity Research Institute at the University of Southern California and PolicyLink, a group that studies racial-equity issues, show that kids of color represent the majority in 93 of the nation’s 100 largest school districts.Yet even as the nation’s public-school student body tilts more heavily toward kids of color, the principal advocates of these laws almost everywhere have been conservative white parents and legislators. One measure of the imbalance is that the sponsors have promoted many of these restrictive bills by arguing that no classroom discussion of racism should cause any student to feel “discomfort” or “guilt” over their racial identity—a standard that implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) prioritizes the feelings of white students.There’s been much less discussion about what suppressing talk of racism, gender inequity, or sexual orientation would mean for students and families whose experiences could now be marginalized or excluded. Manuel Pastor, a USC sociologist and director of the Equity Research Institute, told me that limiting discussion of societal discrimination encourages minority young people in low-income areas to see the poverty around them “as a personal failing rather than as part of a structural pattern.” That’s a dangerous message, he said: “I don’t think there’s any attention being paid to how disempowering, debilitating, and illusionary that whitewashing of the history of racism is” for nonwhite students and families. Minimizing racism in the long run, he added, is “also disorienting for white kids,” who must navigate “a very diverse society.”Prentiss Haney, a co-executive director of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, a group that organizes in Black and Latino communities across the state, told me that the most heated local disputes over race and the curriculum are arising in suburban communities that historically have been predominantly white but are now racially diversifying. (A nationwide study released this month by the Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access at UCLA supports his perception. It found that districts where the white share of students had significantly declined were more than three times as likely as districts with stable demographics to face public backlash over the teaching of race.)In these changing places, Haney said, few Black or Latino parents complain that schools do too much to teach kids about historical or current racial inequities. For those parents, he said, the top priorities are providing more resources to schools and helping kids make up ground they lost during the pandemic. But the predominantly white critics focused on the curriculum, he said, carry more weight. “There is a long history of our public-school system disproportionately listening to the concerns of white parents … even while they are not the majority,” Haney told me.The current wave of race-related proposals could become the most intrusive and expansive restrictions on classroom instruction since the spate of 1920s laws that banned the teaching of evolution. (Conservative states passed another spasm of laws mandating the teaching of “creation science” in the late ’70s and early ’80s.) Though approved statewide in only a few places, the 1920s bans were adopted by school districts in all areas of the country, notes Edward J. Larson, a professor of history and law at Pepperdine University.The restrictions on teaching evolution emerged from the backlash against rapid social change after World War I that also generated, among other things, a virtually complete ban on immigration, the Palmer Raids against subversives, and Prohibition. “It was part of the angst connected with the Roaring ’20s,” Larson told me; his book Summer for the Gods is a classic history of the 1925 Scopes “monkey trial,” which crystallized the battle over teaching evolution. “There was an anti-science aspect; there was a distrust of elites; there was an exhaustion from the war; there was a reaction against the seeming decadence of the [Great] Gatsby era.”The conservative religious leaders pushing the evolution bans, mostly white evangelicals, had a two-sided agenda, Larson noted. Playing defense, they feared that teaching evolution would lure young people away from their faith; on offense, they thought that banning its teaching would mold the growing numbers of immigrant children into more reliable Americans (as they defined it). The schools “were being filled with immigrants’ kids,” and the religious conservatives pushing the bans felt, “‘We want to reach them … and we don’t want them to become Bolsheviks,’ which was a real worry,” Larson said.At another moment of rapid cultural and demographic change, it’s easy to see the same dual goals in today’s red-state movement to limit discussion of racism. Though the measures have been promoted mostly as a defensive tool (to prevent white students from feeling guilty), many see in them an equally important offensive goal: discouraging the growing number of nonwhite students, as they reach voting age, from viewing systemic discrimination as a problem that public policy should address.[Read: The Republican axis reversing the rights revolution]Thomas Saenz, the president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, told me that if the goal is “brainwashing kids of color,” these measures will ultimately fail because students can see evidence of economic and social inequity “in their daily lives.” But in states that impose these restrictions, he added, minority students will suffer because without guidance from teachers, they may “go through some tortured years” before they recognize how their own experiences are connected to America’s overall history of racial exclusion.Both Saenz and Nelson, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund counsel, view one of these laws’ principal goals as discouraging kids of color precisely from making that connection. “They are trying to create a new generation of potential voters who have a warped view of this country’s history and are not informed about present-day inequities,” Nelson told me.Seen through that lens, these educational constraints serve the same goal as the voting restrictions: deferring a shift in power, particularly across the Sun Belt, from the mostly white and nonurban Republican coalition that now controls these states toward a more diverse electorate generally more receptive to Democrats. “This is one of many different policy initiatives that are designed to try to delay that flip,” Saenz said. “They are doing everything they can: It’s voter suppression; it’s control [of] the curriculum. It’s all designed to keep the people currently in power in power longer, because they can see what’s coming.”
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The wide ripple effect of the bridge collapse in Pittsburgh
A key thoroughfare vanishes — and it wasn't exceptionally imperiled.
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Biden to proceed with planned trip to Pittsburgh to talk infrastructure after bridge collapse
President Joe Biden will proceed with his planned trip to Pittsburgh on Friday to talk about strengthening the nation's infrastructure hours after a bridge collapsed not far from where he is scheduled to deliver remarks, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
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Happy birthday, Ariel Winter! See the 'Modern Family' star through the years
Ariel Winter turned 24 on Jan. 28, 2022! Look back at the "Modern Family" actress' life and career over the years.      
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Winter Storm Forecast, Updates as Blizzards and Heavy Snowfall to Hit East Coast
Temperatures across New England are set to plunge to below freezing in many places, as locals brace themselves for a cold snap.
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Elon Musk calls Biden a ‘damp sock puppet’ after White House CEO snub
The Tesla founder escalated his feud with the administration after the electric carmaker was omitted from a summit meeting with top business leaders.
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Evangeline Lilly attended anti-vax rally to ‘support bodily sovereignty’
The 42-year-old "Lost" star posted a series of black-and-white photos from Sunday's rally on Instagram.
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How Chris Hemsworth can help you get in shape with the Centr app
The god of fitness is yielding his hammer and coming to help.
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Pennsylvania Court Says State’s Mail Voting Law Is Unconstitutional
The decision deals a temporary blow to voting access in a critical battleground state. Democrats pledged an appeal.
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Burkina Faso’s coup-makers capitalized on wider grievances within the ranks.
But the new military leadership may find it difficult to meet soldiers’ demands for more support in the fight against Islamist militants.
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Mugshot of UK ‘fit felon’ sets hearts aflutter with more than 8,000 comments
The mugshot of square-jawed Jonathan Cahill, 37, quickly racked up more than 8,000 comments, according to The Sun — so many that West Yorkshire Police disabled comments on Twitter.
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The Bengals’ kicker — yes, the kicker — belongs at the cool kids’ table
Think NFL kickers can't have swag? Meet Evan McPherson.
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West Virginia governor uses famous bulldog to deliver Bette Midler a message
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice closed his address by turning his bulldog's rear end to the audience and telling Bette Midler to "kiss her hiney."      
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Toyota heading to moon with cruiser, robotic arms, dreams
Gitai Chief Executive Sho Nakanose said he felt the challenge of blasting off into space has basically been met but working in space entails big costs and hazards for astronauts.
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2 busted in fatal shooting of Staten Island man during home invasion: cops
Kaitlyn Reuter and Nathaniel Morton were charged in the Dec. 16 slaying of Tamer Shaarawy inside his Arden Heights home.
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Mail carrier credited with saving resident's life
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