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Teacher Forced to Remove Giant Swastika from Pool Bottom

A Brazilian history teacher has been forced to cover up a large painted swastika on the bottom of his swimming pool after prosecutors launched an investigation. Wandercy Pugliesi's admiration for the Nazis was first exposed back in 2014 when police carried out a search at his Pomerode, Brazil home as part of a kidnapping case.
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McConnell: Biden Isn't 'Serious' About Bipartisanship After Infrastructure Bill Veto Threat

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky claimed Thursday that President Joe Biden isn't "serious" about reaching a truly bipartisan infrastructure deal. "Less than two hours after publicly commending our colleagues and actually endorsing the bipartisan agreement, the President took the extraordinary step of threatening to veto it," McConnell said on the Senate floor, and then later tweeted. "That's not the way to show you're serious about getting a bipartisan outcome."
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Hawley Condemns Canada's Arrest of Church Leaders; Asks U.S. for Support

Missouri Senator Josh Hawley on Thursday made an official plea to U.S. authorities to condemn Canada's restrictions on religious freedom during the pandemic. In a letter to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the Republican congressman expressed his deep concern that religious freedom is "in peril across our nation's northern border." He highlighted the arresting and jailing of pastors who have held worship services that weren't in compliance with the country's COVID-19 restrictions, specifically mentioning Pastor Tim Stephens of Calgary's Fairview Baptist Church and Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Edmonton. Both continued to hold worship services during the pandemic.
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20 Highest Grossing Disney Movies of All Time

Ever since 1937, when Disney Studios released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney has had a hold over cinema-lovers. Be it animated classics like The Jungle Book and Cinderella, live action remakes of... well, The Jungle Book and Cinderella, or modern day faourites including Ratatouille and Inside Out—a Disney movie means cash will be splashed at the box office.
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The 25 Best Movies Set in Boston

Known for the distinctive accent of its residents, devoted sports fans, storied colleges and universities, and some of the greatest hospitals in the country, Boston is a diverse city that offers a scenic and historic setting beloved by locals and visitors alike. Because of this, Beantown has secured a place not only in the hearts of many, but on the big screen as well.
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Radio Host Danny Parkins Raises $660k for Nonprofit Supermarket in 24-Hour Radiothon

Chicago radio host Danny Parkins completed a full 24 hours on the air Thursday morning, raising $660,000 to start a non-profit supermarket in Chicago's West Side. Parkins' 24-hour radiothon, titled "What About Chicago," received contributions for the future Austin Harvest Food Mart from about 4000 donors. "You did it, we did it...Scoreheads came through," Parkins said as he finished up the final moments of the Radiothon, according to his show's Twitter account.
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Why I'm Leaving Mumford & Sons | Opinion

I loved those first tours. Bouncing off a sweaty stage in an Edinburgh catacomb we then had to get to a gig in Camden by lunch the next day. We couldn't fit all four of us and Ted's double-bass into the VW Polo. I think it was Ben who drew the short-straw and had to follow by train with his keyboard. I remember blitzing it down the M6 through the night, the lads asleep beside me. We made it but my voice sadly didn't, completely shot by exhaustion, I had to mime my harmonies. Being in Mumford & Sons was exhilarating.
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Statue of George Floyd Vandalized Day Before Chauvin Sentencing

A statue of George Floyd was vandalized in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, one day before the sentencing of Derek Chauvin. The 6-foot statue was unveiled at 1545 Flatbush Ave. as part of the Juneteenth celebration over the weekend. According to police, Floyd's face and the inscription were spraypainted black....
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Man Proposing on 'Haunted Hill' Discovers Ring Is Mysteriously Missing

Planning to propose? If so, you might want to avoid the Simonside Hills in Northumberland National Park. Located in the north of England, the region is reportedly home to a race of evil dwarves known as the Duergar. Said to possess magical powers and metallurgical skills, according to a 1993 dictionary cited by the park's website, the Duergar make a point of pranking the human beings they encounter, sometimes with fatal consequences.
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Violence to Non-violence: Transforming America from the Inside Out | Opinion

From neo-Nazi communities to cars plowing into groups of peaceful protesters to mass shootings becoming a commonplace occurrence, America's problem with violence is growing. And it will continue to grow until we face it for what it is: not just a problem that landed from out of nowhere, but rather a character flaw that's been part of America's psyche from our very beginning. Our enlightened ideals have always been accompanied by a violent streak, like an unholy double helix that is part of America's DNA.
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Donald Trump Reacts to Rudy Giuliani's Suspension, Says 'All of New York is Out of Control'

Former President Donald Trump believes all of New York is "out of control" after his former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was ordered to stop practicing law in the state. New York state's Supreme Court ordered Giuliani to refrain from practicing law on Thursday pending disciplinary actions brought against him by the Attorney Grievances Committee for the First Judicial Department over his involvement in legal attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Trump's favor. The former president quickly issued a statement decrying the court's decision while falsely claiming the election had "already been proven" to be rife with massive fraud.