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The Latest: Biden uses humor to defuse physical controversy

The Latest: Biden uses humor to defuse physical controversyWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local):



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Chicago police call for state's attorney to resign in Smollett controversy

Chicago police call for state's attorney to resign in Smollett controversyAbout 300 people, including off-duty Chicago police officers, gathered at the building where Foxx’s office is located in downtown Chicago, wearing “Foxx Must Go!” buttons and carrying signs reading “Resign now” and “Who let the Foxx in the henhouse.” Smollett, who is black and gay, ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of President Donald Trump struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him while yelling racist and homophobic slurs on a Chicago street. The 36-year-old actor, best known for his role on the Twentieth Century Fox Television hip-hop drama “Empire,” was charged in February with staging the incident himself and filing a false police report. In a stunning move on Tuesday, prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett, angering police who had not been told of the decision ahead of time.



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College admissions scandal: Stanford students file civil lawsuit amid 'bribing scheme' controversy

College admissions scandal: Stanford students file civil lawsuit amid 'bribing scheme' controversyTwo Stanford students have filed a civil lawsuit alleging they were denied a fair opportunity to be admitted to Yale and the University of Southern California – amid the ongoing college admissions scandal in which 50 people are accused of participating in what authorities have described as a large-scale bribery scheme. Lawsuits began emerging on Wednesday, a day after federal prosecutors said a California company made about $ 25m from parents seeking spots for their children in top schools including Georgetown University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California and Yale University.



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The Controversy Over Rep. Ilhan Omar's Remarks Is Over. The Argument Over Israel Is Just Starting

The Controversy Over Rep. Ilhan Omar's Remarks Is Over. The Argument Over Israel Is Just StartingThursday's resolution, which overwhelmingly passed 407-23, condemned hatred in multiple forms



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House votes to condemn antisemitism following Ilhan Omar controversy

House votes to condemn antisemitism following Ilhan Omar controversyThe House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning antisemitism and other forms of hate amid a row involving a Muslim congresswoman that exposed a sharp division between the Democratic Party’s establishment and its younger, more progressive members. The measure passed by the House 407-23, condemned antisemitism as “hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of the United States”. The passing of the resolution – support for which came from a number of Jewish members of Congress – followed a row among Democrats over remarks made by congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who last year become one of the two first Muslim women elected to congress.



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Rep. Zeldin: 'No doubt' there's a double standard in the Rep. Omar controversy

Rep. Zeldin: 'No doubt' there's a double standard in the Rep. Omar controversyRepublican Rep. Lee Zeldin calls out Democrats for not being tough enough on Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic comments.



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`Going Away Party` for School Shutting Down Because of Student`s Death Causes Controversy

`Going Away Party` for School Shutting Down Because of Student`s Death Causes ControversySome parents are outraged a California school for kids with special needs is holding a "going away party" after one of its own students died after being restrained by staff.



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The Northam Controversy Is a Perfect Moment to Reflect on Our History

The Northam Controversy Is a Perfect Moment to Reflect on Our HistoryThere is a strange serendipity to having the scandal over Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s past racist behavior break at the start of Black History Month. It serves as a timely reminder of both America’s racial sins and the progress that we’ve made to overcome them. From lynching to the rise and fall and rise of the Klan to legally enforced segregation, slavery was followed by more than a century and a half of second-class citizenship. And even in the decades since the worst aspects of Jim Crow were finally outlawed in the 1960s, the treatment of African Americans has remained unequal.



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Elizabeth Warren apologises for calling herself Native American in bid to end ancestry controversy

Elizabeth Warren apologises for calling herself Native American in bid to end ancestry controversySenator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday she was sorry she identified herself as a Native American for almost two decades, reflecting her ongoing struggle to quiet a controversy that continues to haunt her as she prepares to formally announce a presidential bid. Ms Warren is on the cusp of formally announcing her presidential bid and will be vying to lead a party that has become far more mindful of non-white voters and their objections to misuse of their culture. “I can’t go back,” Ms Warren said in an interview with The Washington Post.



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Rep. Steve King raising money off controversy from white nationalism, supremacy comments

Rep. Steve King raising money off controversy from white nationalism, supremacy commentsRepublicans and Democrats are condemning King over his comments on white supremacy, but the congressman is using the backlash to raise campaign money.



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