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University Of Michigan To Pay $490 Million In Sex Abuse Settlement

The University of Michigan agreed to pay $490 million to 1,050 former students who alleged the school’s former sports doctor Robert Anderson sexually abused them, NBC News reported.The alleged abuse began in the 1960s, with victims across several decades, according to NBC News. The purported survivors will receive an average of $438,000 and $30 million…

Manchin Reaffirms Support For The Filibuster As Senate Sets To Vote On Abolishing It

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin again vowed that he would not vote to alter the filibuster as the Senate prepares to vote on changing the rule Wednesday night.“I will not vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster,” Manchin said. “The filibuster plays an important role in protecting our democracy from the transitory passions of…

Free Speech Group Launches ‘Emerson Kinda Sus’ Ad Campaign After College Called Student Group...

A group advocating for free speech on campuses is going after a college that punished a student group for criticizing the Chinese Communist Party.The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is launching an “Emerson Kinda Sus” mobile billboard after the Turning Point USA chapter at Emerson College was suspended for handing out “China Kinda…

World’s Biggest Asset Manager Says Climate Investments Are About Money, Not Being ‘Woke’

The head of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, said the firm’s investments in clean energy enterprises are ultimately about generating more revenue, not about being “woke.”BlackRock CEO Larry Fink explained his firm’s position, which has been heavily criticized by conservatives and supporters of hydrocarbons, in his annual letter to the leaders of companies BlackRock…

California Will Remove Aztec, Ashe Chants From Its Ethnic Studies Curriculum Following Legal Challenge

The California Department of Education said it would remove Aztec and Ashe chants from its state curriculum Thursday after backlash from parents who believed their inclusion to be unconstitutional.The state must notify charter schools, school districts and county education offices about the removal of the chants as part of the outcome of a lawsuit filed…

French Say Djokovic Won’t Be Allowed To Compete Come May

The French Sports Ministry announced that it would not make an exception from its vaccine pass law for unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic to compete at its May tournament, Reuters reported.Djokovic was forced to leave Australia on Sunday due to his unvaccinated status after his visa was revoked for a second time. France’s new vaccine…

Texas Dads Arrested For Questioning School Board Demand Charges Against Them Be Dropped Following...

Two Texas fathers who were arrested for disorderly conduct at a school board meeting are requesting that the charges against them be dropped following the suspension of the district superintendent who allegedly sought their arrest. Dustin Clark and Jeremy Story are calling on the Williamson County attorney to drop assault charges against them following the…

Republicans Notch Big Win As Court Upholds North Carolina’s New Congressional Map

January 11, 2022 5:25 PM ET A North Carolina court Tuesday upheld the state’s new congressional and state legislative lines, rejecting claims from Democratic groups that it was an unfair gerrymander giving Republicans in the state a big win.While the case may be appealed, the decision as it stands now could impact the 2022 midterm…

NYC Students Stage Walkout Calling For Remote Learning Options Over COVID Concerns

New York City students walked out of school Tuesday as part of a protest calling for a temporary halt in in-person learning amid a rise in COVID-19 cases.Some New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) students walked out of class at 11:52 a.m. to protest in-person learning amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and the rise…

Expert Says Pedophiles Can ‘Do Better’

Several pedophilia researchers seek to shift public opinion about the sexual disorder and correct what they believe to be popular misconceptions, according to USA Today.“There are child molesters and pedophiles. If you think of Venn diagrams, there’s a lot of overlap,” Anna Salter, a psychologist and sex offender expert, told USA Today. “There are the…

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