The crowd at Pete Buttigieg's announcement of his presidential campaign in his hometown of South Bend, Idiana. The crowd at Pete Buttigieg's announcement of his presidential campaign in his hometown of South Bend, Idiana. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Whitten Sabbatini Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Whitten Sabbatini Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The crowd at Pete Buttigieg's announcement of his presidential campaign in his hometown of South Bend, Idiana. The crowd at Pete Buttigieg's announcement of his presidential campaign in his hometown of South Bend, Idiana. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Whitten Sabbatini Buttigieg's struggle to connect with African Americans goes back to college … [Read more...] about Buttigieg’s struggle to connect with African Americans goes back to college days
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A Tokyo court sentenced a former senior government official to six years in prison on Monday for fatally stabbing his socially reclusive son with a kitchen knife. The Tokyo District Court found Hideaki Kumazawa, 76, a former vice minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, guilty of repeatedly stabbing his son Eiichiro, then 44, in the neck and chest at his home in Tokyo in June. The son died from massive blood loss. Kumazawa, who immediately called police and admitted to the killing, pleaded guilty to the crime during the trial. In the closing court session on Friday, Kumazawa said, “It is my duty to pay for the crime and pray for my son so he can pave a peaceful time in his afterlife.” Advertisement His son had a developmental disorder and was routinely violent toward his mother. He was removed from his parents and lived alone in an apartment until he returned home a week before the killing. The court said in its ruling that the son resumed his violence as soon as … [Read more...] about Former Japanese official sentenced for killing reclusive son
The University of Colorado Boulder’s media college announced Monday that it will stop funding its student-run news outlet, the CU Independent, at the end of the school year, and will instead develop a more faculty-led “student multimedia enterprise” to launch next fall. The move by CU’s College of Media, Communication and Information is meant to offer students “an academic experience featuring a strong faculty mentorship component,” and will see the college’s relationship with the CU Independent “evolve” as the student news website becomes fully independent from the journalism program by summer. “We want to establish an innovative student learning laboratory that will, in turn, create an even more vibrant student media presence on campus and in the community,” Lori Bergen, the college’s founding dean, said in a news release Monday morning. “The new enterprise, which our students will help us develop this … [Read more...] about University of Colorado to stop funding student-run CU Independent and launch a more faculty-led news outlet
The death toll is all too familiar, perhaps inevitable, at this point. Virginia Tech, Virginia, 2007: 32 killed Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut, 2012: 26 killed Umpqua Community College, Oregon, 2015: nine killed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida, 2018: 17 killed Santa Fe High School, Texas, 2018: 10 killed More than 200 lives have been claimed in American school shootings since the massacre at Columbine High School 20 years ago this week. That total doesn’t include hundreds more murdered in mass killings in nonschool settings, such as the 2017 Las Vegas shooting (58 killed) or the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Fla., the year before (49 killed).Yet the ability to contain the loss of life from these tragedies remains stalled, as Second Amendment defenders and gun control advocates continue their faceoff in what has become an ossified and depressingly familiar impasse over gun violence in this country. “We see the exact same discussion every time … [Read more...] about 20 years after Columbine shooting, little has been accomplished on gun control
Thousands of people in the UK have signed a petition that calls on streaming giant Netflix to end its plan to fight a democratically passed Georgia law that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, generally at six or seven weeks of pregnancy.Right to Life UK launched the petition Sunday at CitizenGo, calling on Netflix users to cancel their subscriptions after the entertainment company said it would be working with the ACLU to fight the pro-life Georgia law and re-evaluating its production in Georgia entirely. Nearly 7000 people have committed to boycotting Netflix in response to Netflix’s commitment to funding a legal challenge to Georgia’s new abortion law. #BoycottNetflix #CancelNetflixhttps://t.co/arMIIZRHfn — Right To Life UK (@RightToLifeUK) June 4, 2019 Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, told Variety the company has “many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights … will be severely … [Read more...] about Netflix Faces Pro-Life Boycotts in U.S. and U.K.