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high school teacher Emily Salazar resigns

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Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use

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Virginia lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. But legalization will not occur until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also begin. A compromise bill cleared the sate House and Senate on Saturday evening. That makes Virginia the the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana. It joins 15 other states and the District of Columbia. The legislation now goes to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who supports legalization. The bill was a top priority for Democrats, who framed legalization as a necessary step to end the disparate treatment of people of color under current marijuana laws.

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Fox News deceptively edits video to make it appear Biden used racist slur about Satchel Paige

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For two days, Fox News repeatedly promoted the false claim that President Joe Biden used the word "negro" when referring to baseball legend Satchel Paige. Video of Biden's speech showed that he was actually referencing the Negro Leagues, where Paige played.

In a speech at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Biden used an anecdote about Paige to make a joke about his own age.

At one point, Biden appears to stutter while talking about Paige, who was a pitcher in the Negro Leagues and, later, in Major League Baseball. Biden has spoken in the past about his struggles with stuttering, which he has dealt with since childhood.

Conservative media latched on to Biden's verbal misstep, taking it out of context to make it look as though Biden had referred to Paige as "the great negro."

Here is the full context of Biden's quote that Fox News left out:

>I want to welcome all the Cabinet members and honored guests joining us today, including the father of our Secretary of State, who served in the Army Air Corps during World War Two, Ambassador Donald Blinken, whose birthday is today. Happy Birthday. Thank you for your service to our country.

>And I just want to tell you, I know you’re a little younger than I am, but, you know, I’ve adopted the attitude of the great Negro — at the time, pitcher in the Negro Leagues — went on to become a great pitcher in the pros — in the Major League Baseball after Jackie Robinson. His name was Satchel Paige.

>And Satchel Paige, on his 47th birthday, pitched a win against Chicago. And all the press went in and said, “Satch, it’s amazing — 47 years old. No one’s ever, ever pitched a win at age 47. How do you feel about being 47?” He said, “Boys, that’s not how I look at it.” They said, “How do you look at it, Satch?” He said, “I look at it this way: How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”

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NYT finds a type of immigration it dislikes

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Black Americans farmworkers being replaced at their jobs by white South Africans

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Boomer with guns dies in blaze of glory after city government tried to mow his unkempt lawn

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A Southwest Austin man, who had been in a standoff with police after firing a gun from the residence when city code personnel came to cut his lawn, was fatally shot by police Wednesday afternoon.

The man, who was only described by police as being in his 50s, was not immediately identified by Austin police on Wednesday night, pending notification of his family, Police Chief Joe Chacon said.

City code enforcement and Austin police personnel had an administrative warrant to conduct lawn maintenance at the home in the 10600 block of Pinkney Lane in the Circle C Ranch neighborhood off Escarpment Boulevard.

They were visiting the home around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, said officer Jose Mendez, a police spokesman.

"At some point during the maintenance process, personnel on scene began taking fire from the resident inside," Mendez said. "Officers and personnel on scene were able to escape the gunfire and get to safety."

No one was reported injured.

“They attempted to cut the lawn for him, and this is the reaction they got,” Mendez said.

SWAT officers arrived at the home around 10:45 a.m., joined by mental health officers and a crisis negotiator, Chacon said. The neighborhood was closed to traffic, Kiker Elementary School was placed on lockdown and nearby residents were asked to stay in place.

The man, who had not communicated with police, then began firing at officers behind the residence during the standoff at around 3:20 p.m., Chacon said.
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What's next in Trump's scramble to stop the House from getting his White House docs

A federal appeals court Thursday granted former President Donald Trump's request to temporarily block the National Archives from turning over his White House records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The committee had been set to receive the first batch of documents, which lawmakers say is key to their investigation, on Friday. In papers filed Thursday, lawyers for Trump asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to temporarily delay the turnover and to "maintain the status quo" while they push ahead with an expedited appeal.

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Capitol riot suspects had more ties to Oath Keepers than

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Prosecutors have brought some of the most serious charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol against alleged members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right group that targets law enforcement and military veterans for recruitment. More than 20 suspected members of the Oath Keepers have been arrested, and some are facing charges of conspiracy. Now, an examination of hacked records - purportedly taken from Oath Keeper web servers - shows more defendants may have ties to the group than has been previously known.

The Oath Keeper records were obtained from the nonprofit organization Distributed Denial of Secrets. The organization describes itself as a "transparency collective" and has publicized a variety of leaked material. Included in the Oath Keepers leak were chat logs, emails and a list of nearly 40,000 names and contact information for members. Many of the people whose information appears in the Oath Keepers leak have confirmed to NPR and other news organizations that they did, in fact, sign up with the group.
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The lone survivor of the three people who were shot by Kyle Rittenhouse testifies in court

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Video: https://youtu.be/TIyEW4bdeHU

The lone survivor of the three people who were shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year testified during Rittenhouse's trial this Monday.

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, has said he wanted to help vigilante groups trying to protect the city of Kenosha following riots over a police shooting that left a Black man paralyzed.

Rittenhouse opened fire in confusing circumstances, killing two men, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and badly wounding a third, Gaige Grosskreutz.

During his questioning by prosecutors, Grosskreutz acknowledged that he was carrying a handgun as he chased Rittenhouse while he was running towards police.

Rittenhouse ended up shooting and killing Anthony Huber after Huber lunged at him and tried to hit Rittenhouse over the head with a skateboard. During those seconds, Grosskreutz was shot in the arm by Rittenhouse.

Grosskreutz testified that after Huber was killed, he put in hands in the air as he saw Rittenhouse's AR-15 point towards him. He claimed that before he was shot, he saw Rittenhouse "re-rack" his weapon before firing.
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Biden disappointed with "de facto absence" of Russian and Chinese leaders in G20

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US President Joe Biden claims that Moscow and Beijing "de facto did not attend" the G20 climate summit.
"The disappointment concerns the fact that Russia and not only Russia, but also China have de facto failed to appear in terms of any commitments to deal with climate change," Biden said at a press conference in Rome following the G20.
"I think you will see that we have made significant progress, but more needs to be done. But that will require us to focus on what China is not doing, what Russia is not doing, what Saudi Arabia is not doing," Biden added.

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Astrow world concert 8 dead many others injured

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