Councils condemned for ‘shameful’ rebranding of Black History Month

Appropriation row comes as councils scrap the Black History Month name in favour of celebrations of all different ethnicities For more than 30 years, Black History Month has been a fixture in Britains cultural calendar, celebrated every October in schools and at tens of thousands of events across the country.…

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Predictably, America wasn’t thrilled with the nationwide Presidential Alert test

The emergency alert test heard 'round the country.Image: FEMA At 2:18 pm ET on Wednesday, cell phones across the country buzzed with a Presidential Alert emergency test from President Donald Trump. It was part of the first-ever national test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, part of a pair…

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Republican senator: Khashoggi disappearance won’t be ‘swept under the rug’

(CNN)Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska tells CNN that the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will not be “swept under the rug,” and that he believes there should be an “international investigation” into what happened. “They want to have the opportunity to complete this investigation in a thorough way,”…

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Inspector General says FEMA chief kept using government vehicles to travel after being told to stop

(CNN)Even after he had been told not to, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long used government SUVs and drivers to shuttle him between home and work, to and from his family’s North Carolina residence, and while on vacation, according to an Inspector General’s investigative report released by House Democrats…

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May fights to assert authority at Tory conference as Brexit divisions erupt

PM faces attacks from Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg over her Brexit plans on first day of conference Deep divisions over Brexit overshadowed the opening day of the Conservative party conference on Sunday as Theresa May attempted to wrestle back the focus on to her domestic agenda. The bitter infighting…

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Kavanaugh contacted Kozinski after resignation because he was ‘concerned about his mental health’

Washington (CNN)Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said he reached out to disgraced Judge Alex Kozinski after his resignation because he was “concerned about his mental health.” Kozinski served as chief judge on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals for several years. In 2008, The Los Angeles Times reported that…

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Brett Kavanaugh once got into a fight about UB40 and it’s spawned some very solid memes

What does Brett Kavanaugh love more? Beer or 'Red Red Wine'?Image: Getty Images Just when you thought the chaos surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh couldn’t get any weirder, UB40 gets added to the mix.  SEE ALSO: Sexual assault hotline sees record surge in calls during Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony…

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Mark Zuckerberg used election integrity as a reason to not break up the Facebook monopoly

Here's a reason why Facebook should keep control of Instagram and WhatsApp.Image: BOB AL-GREENE/MASHABLE It’s not hard to understand why Mark Zuckerberg loves the empire-consolidating Augustus Caesar. The 3,300 word note Mark Zuckerberg published Thursday about Facebook’s approach to election interference contained some surprisingly frank insight into why Facebook has…

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The reporter who broke Watergate says he’s never seen anything like the Trump administration

(CNN)Bob Woodward has covered eight presidents — including one who he helped force out of office thanks to his reporting about Watergate. Which means that when he talks, you should listen. And when he says he’s never seen anything like what he saw reporting out “Fear: Trump in the White…

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Trump slams ‘deep state operatives,’ vulnerable Democratic Sen. Jon Tester in Montana

(CNN)President Donald Trump assailed a vulnerable Democrat, attacked those in his own administration seeking to undermine his agenda and warned supporters that his own impeachment is at stake in November’s midterm elections at a rally Thursday night in Montana. “For the sake of our national security, The New York Times…

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