Year: 2024

California valedictorian will no longer give graduation speech over ‘alarming’ discussion

The University of Southern California said its valedictorian will no longer deliver a graduation speech this year, citing “substantial risks relating to security” over social media chatter surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict. The Los Angeles school revealed that Asna Tabassum, a fourth-year student from Chino Hills, California, was selected as the valedictorian and would give a…

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CURBING THE CALLS

A San Francisco lawmaker is proposing a bill that would make California the first state in the country to give workers the right to ignore after-hours calls, emails and texts from their employers. An employer could be fined $100 if they violated the law if it were to pass. The goal is to give workers…

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JET BLUE BLEW IT

A lawsuit has been filed against Jet Blue for alleged discrimination against an Orthodox Jewish couple and their traveling companion for being removed from a flight. Rabbi Langer, his wife, and a friend were asked to leave the plane after the cabin crew said that the Rabbi was being uncooperative…but the Langers have a different…

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TICK TOCK ON TIK TOK

Americans could lose access to TikTok within months if a bill that seeks to force its Beijing-based parent company ByteDance to sell its stake is signed into law. But the popular video-sharing app’s potentially swift demise depends on whether the bill can overcome a number of hurdles.   Lawmakers have long tried to regulate the…

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NO LAUGHING MATTER

After 41 years the Montreal Comedy Festival is being cancelled. One of the most prestigious if not the most prestigious comedy festival is seeking protection from creditors. They did carry on through the pandemic but did so with reduced revenue. They also say the business of free festivals has changed. They hope to be back…

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GROSS MONEY GRAB

Wendy’s has been making plans to outfit their restaurants with dynamic menu boards, which many believe is secretly a plan to use “dynamic” prices, known as “surge pricing”. This means the prices for food items will change, according to location, time of day, and how busy the restaurant is. If they go through with this…

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FROZEN

In unprecedented decision, Alabama’s Supreme Court ruled frozen embryos are children. It could have chilling effects on IVF, critics say In a first-of-its-kind ruling, Alabama’s Supreme Court said frozen embryos are children and those who destroy them can be held liable for wrongful death – a decision that puts back into national focus the question…

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MOTHER CRUMBLEY

Jennifer Crumbley was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after her son, was found guilty of killing four classmates and injuring seven others in a school shooting. She was accused of being negligent for letting her son have a gun and ignoring the warning signs that he was mentally ill. Her son had asked for mental…

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THE “OTHERING” OF FASHION

A bride from New York flew to Ontario, CA to try on a beautiful dress that she had seen in a magazine.  When she was standing in the boutique, admiring herself in the mirror, she was told that the “nude” colored undergarments that go with the dress would have to be special ordered for her…

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BAPTISM BY FIRED

A Georgia high school football coach was fired after he held a baptism service for 20 of his players on school grounds last month, according to a report. The superintendent of Tattnall County High School announced coach Isaac Ferrell’s firing after a video uploaded to the team’s official Facebook page showed players being baptized in…

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LATE NIGHT

Some Madonna fans are suing the “Material Girl” because they bought tickets and say she did not perform at the advertised start time. They claim when the concert was over they faced less choices to travel home and were faced with higher prices. The show started at 8:30 and Madonna took the stage at 10:45….

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PUTTING WORDS IN A DEAD MAN’S MOUTH

A production company called Dudesy Features has come up with an AI written comedy special from the deceased George Carlin.  No, this isn’t some program of classic Carlin bits, or even never-before-seen material by George Carlin.  This is putting together a special by “George Carlin” written entirely by AI, on topics that have only come…

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NJ political boss booted from Eagles game after displaying Israeli flag threatens lawsuit

The New Jersey Democratic power broker who was kicked out of a Philadelphia Eagles game after displaying a US-Israeli flag says he is considering legal action against the team. Party leader George Norcross — a 67-year-old insurance executive and former co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer — was captured on video being accosted by security officers…

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