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Yale being probed by DOE, accused of 'toxic environment against men'

The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is investigating Yale University after a male student from another school filed a Title IX complaint in February, accusing the Ivy League institution of a “toxic environment against men.”<p>Kursat Chistoff Pekgoz, an English literature …

Higher Education

GOP fights over crucial farm bill as lawmakers demand immigration vote first

The head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said Thursday that it would not support a vote on this year’s federal farm bill until it’s given a chance to consider immigration legislation.<p>“We believe we’ve got to deal with the immigration issue, yet here we are still not dealing with it,” …

Immigration

Pennsylvania Democrat resigns as mayor after allegedly soliciting 'police informant' for sex

A Democratic mayor from Pennsylvania has resigned nearly a month after he was arrested for allegedly soliciting a woman for sex — a woman who turned out to be a police informant.<p>Bloomsburg Mayor Eric Bower, 36, initially claimed the accusations were made up because of his “political position.”<p>He …

Corruption

Tammy Bruce: Lincoln vs. Obama -- The incredible tale of two libraries

This is a story of priorities and hypocrisy, brought to us by a president who saved the Union and was murdered for it, and a president whose policies and malevolence damaged both the nation and the world, and who is being rewarded for it.<p>The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is in …

Barack Obama

Man raging at lunch-counter workers for speaking Spanish, saying he'll 'call ICE,' goes viral

A social media video of a man yelling racist comments at two females in an eatery at lunch time has gone viral.<p>The video, alleged to be of a Manhattan lawyer, has been viewed more than 2 million times. In the video, the man berates two females at the eatery for speaking Spanish.<p>"Every person I …

Social Media

10 kids removed from California home; mom, dad deny torture

A Northern California woman denied that she or her husband abused their 10 children after authorities said the kids suffered puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun.<p>The children, ages 4 months to 12 years, were removed from their home March 31 …

Crime

Arizona high school apologizes over senior quote in yearbook, report says

An Arizona high school on Friday apologized for publishing a senior quote that read, “The South will rise again,” The Republic reported.<p>Vista Grande High School said the quote was erased in yearbooks that have not been distributed to students, about 90 percent. The report said the quote appeared on …

High School

Democratic rep's bill would give 'poor' pols crashing in their offices cheap housing

A Democratic congressman wants to create affordable housing in Washington, DC — for members of the House.<p>As the nation’s capital struggles with a homeless crisis, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson plans to introduce legislation as soon as this week calling for a study into converting a vacant …

Housing

EA is going to keep putting loot boxes in its games

Electronic Arts will "push forward" with loot boxes in its future video games, despite admitting that "all loot boxes are gambling." Yeesh. In an investor's call, CEO Andrew Wilson said that EA has worked with "all the industry associations" and with regulators across the globe to establish that …

Gaming

Pelosi says Dems will work to roll back Trump tax cuts if they retake Congress

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi indicated Tuesday that her party would like to roll back the tax reform law passed last year if they gain control of Congress this November.<p>At a breakfast hosted by Politico, reporter Jake Sherman asked Pelosi to respond to a Republican ad that claims "you would …

Taxes

John Stossel: What haters don't get about Betsy DeVos

People hate Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.<p>When she spoke at the Kennedy School of Government, students held up signs calling her a "white supremacist."<p>When she tried to visit a school, activists physically blocked her way.<p>The haters claim DeVos knows little about education, only got her job …

Education

Duke official's compliant about rap music gets 2 coffee shop employees fired: reports

A Duke University official who just last month tweeted about the importance of freedom of expression is now under fire after his complaints about rap music at a campus coffee shop led to the firing of two of the shop’s employees.<p>The complaints by Larry Moneta, Duke’s vice president for student …

Employment

Melania Trump spokeswoman slams 'opposition media' for using Be Best campaign to attack First Lady

The White House blasted “opposition media” Tuesday after First Lady Melania Trump was accused of plagiarism by some liberal news organizations which said materials distributed for her “Be Best” campaign against cyberbullying resembled an existing government pamphlet.<p>The First Lady’s communications …

Donald Trump

Male professor faces sanction for elevator joke, calls it ‘chilling example of political correctness’

A male professor who made a joke in a crowded elevator at an academic conference is now facing disciplinary charges after a female professor who was there filed a formal complaint.<p>Richard Ned Lebow, professor of international political theory at King’s College in London, was in a jammed elevator …

Codes of Conduct

Trump's withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal sets off global reaction

President Trump announced on Tuesday that he would be pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal, calling the agreement “defective at its core.”<p>“At the heart of the Iran deal was a giant fiction, that a murderous regime desired only a peaceful, nuclear energy program,” Trump said from the White …

South Asia

Suspect in brutal sex assault is ID'd; 40 cops tapped in manhunt

New York City police have created a special 40-member task force to try and capture the suspect in a brutal sex assault, according to a report.<p>The NYPD fears the 21-year-old suspect, Ronald Williams, is very dangerous and could strike again, WABC-TV reported Saturday.<p>Police believe Williams …

Crime

4-month-old mauled after grandmother steps away to get bottle: report

An infant has been killed after at least one dog mauled her in a Los Angeles home when her grandmother stepped away for “a few seconds” to get a bottle.<p>Los Angeles police say the mauling happened Saturday afternoon in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood. The nearly 4-month-old baby girl died at a …

Los Angeles

Tennessee teen stabs male student with scissors after he pulls up her dress, police say

A teenager in Memphis stabbed her classmate with a pair of scissors after he pulled up her dress, local authorities said.<p>A male student allegedly pulled up his schoolmate's dress in a classroom at Central High School School. The girl then grabbed a pair of scissors and eventually stabbed him after …

Crime

Family ‘horrified’ by ‘polite notice’ restaurant staff hands out

A Nepalese restaurant in the UK has left a bad taste in a one family’s mouth after handing out a card informing parents to keep their children quiet while dining.<p>The restaurant, Nepalese Chef, in Gloucester has issued the laminated "polite notice" several times to families with small children, and …

Restaurants

Trial begins for three men accused of raping 9-year-old while her mother smoked meth in a nearby home

The trial began this week for three men accused of raping a 9-year-old while her mother smoked meth in a nearby garage.<p>The three -- Larson RonDeau, 38, Randall Flatlip, 28, and Jerry Flatlip, 31 -- have been accused of raping the young Utah girl after an Easter-egg hunt in March 2016. The girl, who …

Crime

Jay-Z in hot water for dodging subpoena in ongoing investigation

Jay-Z must explain why he's dodging a subpoena rather than answering questions related to a financial investigation of a consumer brand company that bought his Rocawear clothing line, a judge says.<p>The rapper must say next week why he's ignoring a February subpoena from the Securities and Exchange …

Corruption

Kanye West banned from radio station over recent comments

A Detroit radio station said it will ban Kanye West's music over controversial comments the rapper made earlier this week that slavery “was a choice.”<p>Hosts Shay Shay and BiGG of 105.1 the Morning Bounce made the announcement Thursday on Facebook with the hashtag “Mute Kanye.”<p>“Kanye has gone too …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Fresno State hears from students, public about Bush-bashing professor

Hundreds of students and angry protesters flocked to California State University at Fresno this week to criticize the school's decision to not fire Randa Jarrar, a professor who called the late Barbara Bush “an amazing racist," and slammed farmers who support President Donald Trump as being …

Donald Trump

Albertsons supermarket chain's no-Spanish policy must go, feds say

A supermarket in Southern California harassed its Hispanic employees and subjected them to a hostile work environment by limiting when they could speak Spanish on the job, federal officials said Thursday.<p>In its lawsuit, the EEOC alleged that managers at an Alberstons store in San Diego barred …

San Diego

Jim Carrey shares new painting mocking Trump's 2015 medical report

Comedian turned political-cartoonist Jim Carrey is at it again posting another original painting to his social media that mocks president Donald Trump. This time, the actor set his sights on the recent controversy surrounding Trump’s 2015 medical report.<p>Dr. Harold Bornstein, who made headlines …

Donald Trump

Meghan Markle's estranged half-brother urges Prince Harry to cancel royal wedding

Meghan Markle’s estranged half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., is hoping there is still time for Britain’s Prince Harry to cancel his May 19 wedding to the “Suits” star.<p>The elder sibling shared a handwritten letter to In Touch Wednesday warning the 33-year-old royal that it’s “not too late” to stop the …

Royal Weddings

Little Caesars sued by ex-employee who claims coworkers called him the N-word, shook chains at him

An ex-employee is suing Little Caesars for $1 million, alleging his former coworkers repeatedly used racial slurs and once shook metal chains at him while he was at work.<p>According to court documents, Dionte Lawrence, who is African American, claims he went to human resources to report the …

Little Caesars

'Mexican Mafia' crackdown results in 85 arrests in Southern California

A major gang crackdown aimed at so-called Mexican Mafia operations in Orange County, Calif., has led to 85 arrests of “middle management” gang leaders, officials said Wednesday.<p>The three-month investigation, dubbed “Operation Scarecrow,” was one of the largest operations in county history, Orange …

Orange County

Kanye West says 400 years of slavery was a choice for African-Americans

Following a string of Twitter rants last week, Kanye West turned up at the TMZ offices on Tuesday to film “TMZ Live” and made controversial comments about slavery that caused offense.<p>Things began when West was asked about his recent support of President Trump and his answer turned to the concept of …

Michael Jordan

DACA should be overturned -- A new lawsuit might succeed in doing that

A lawsuit filed Tuesday by Texas and six other states may finally result in the long-overdue termination of the DACA program, which was created without legal authority by President Obama in 2012 to allow children brought into the U.S. illegally to temporarily remain here under certain …

Immigration