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Domestic violence vigil remembers slain, offers advice for victims

24 Oct , 2017 World

OREM — Drawing on the “me too” campaign’s spotlight on sexual assault and harassment, anti-domestic violence advocates gathered for a vigil at Utah Valley University Monday evening. A group of about 50 held candles in tiny plastic cups as they marched behind a bagpipe, honoring survivors and remembering loved ones who have died of domestic […]

District says teens disciplined for shouting racial slur in video

24 Oct , 2017 World

OGDEN — Five Weber High School students who shouted a racial slur and expletive in an Instagram video that surfaced last week have been disciplined, district officials reported Monday. Weber School District said “the video that was made created a substantial disruption at Weber High School and adversely affected many students, including some of our […]

Stephen Bannon Haunts Tillerson From Beyond The White House

24 Oct , 2017 World

Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist and chairman of Breitbart News, at Monday’s conference on countering violent extremism in Washington. Drew Angerer / Getty Images WASHINGTON – Rex Tillerson’s beleaguered four-month effort to end the isolation of Qatar just hit a new snag: Stephen K. Bannon. President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, with whom […]

Op-ed: How did we let our moral compass point to Hollywood?

23 Oct , 2017 World

Over the last few weeks (and arguably further back), Jimmy Kimmel has acted as America’s moral arbiter, declaring the thoughts and prayers of Republicans “insufficient” following the devastating mass shooting in Las Vegas, as if he were the personal email filter for Providence. His weepy, Schumer-sourced monologues have redefined the tone of attack for Leftist […]

‘We got your back, Jack,’ conservative black clergy tell baker who refused gay couple

23 Oct , 2017 World

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Conservative African-American clergy accused LGBT activists of hijacking the civil rights movement and launched a campaign to support a Colorado baker who refused to create a cake for a gay wedding. The Rev. William Avon Keen, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Virginia, told reporters on Monday (Oct. 23) that […]

New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

23 Oct , 2017 World

ALBANY, N.Y. — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. As part of the investigation, the prosecutor’s office issued a subpoena seeking company records on harassment complaints and legal settlements to determine whether […]

Target says it’ll help you avoid the ‘Christmas creep’ this year

23 Oct , 2017 World

Customers are tired of Christmas creeping up on them. As The Washington Post reported, Target customers hope to avoid the “Christmas creep” — a time in which companies promote Christmas ahead of other holidays, like Thanksgiving — this year. In response, the retailer said it has listened and plans to celebrate Thanksgiving ahead of Christmas. […]

Top US general: Families, Americans deserve answers on Niger

23 Oct , 2017 World

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. general says the American people, including the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger, deserve answers about this month’s deadly ambush. Gen. Joseph Dunford, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, says the four U.S. special operations forces died Oct. 4 amid a “complex situation” and a “difficult firefight.” Dunford says […]

Somali diaspora: Blast won’t stop effort to rebuild homeland

23 Oct , 2017 World

MINNEAPOLIS — Like many Somalis displaced by decades of civil war, Mohamoud Elmi felt he had a duty to use what he learned in America to help rebuild his homeland. After getting a business administration degree in Ohio, he fulfilled that calling and returned to Somalia in 2008 to work in government. Elmi, a dual […]