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Sub teacher tells students Martin Luther King killed himself

Sub teacher tells students Martin Luther King killed himselfRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina substitute teacher has submitted her resignation after a student told his father that the teacher told his class that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was not assassinated but instead killed himself.



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Saudi King Approves $3.1 Billion Plan to Ease Expat Fee Costs

Saudi King Approves $  3.1 Billion Plan to Ease Expat Fee CostsAuthorities will exempt some companies from paying the 2018 fees or reimburse those that have already paid, according to the official-Saudi Press Agency. To qualify for the aid, businesses need to have made strides in hiring more Saudi nationals. The fees were introduced in 2018 as part of a drive to increase non-oil government revenue — a key goal of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic transformation plan — but have drawn fire from business owners in a country accustomed to cheap foreign labor.



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Martin Luther King Jr Day 2019: Who was the civil rights leader and will Trump's government shutdown affect the holiday?

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2019: Who was the civil rights leader and will Trump's government shutdown affect the holiday?Each year Americans celebrate the life of the US civil rights movement’s best-known spokesman and leader on Martin Luther King Jr Day. The movement pioneered by Martin Luther King pressured the American government to end legalised segregation in the United States. This year’s holiday is the second of Donald Trump’s presidency and could clash with the US government shutdown if the closure is not resolved by 21 January 2019.



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What is open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

What is open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?Federal offices usually closed on the third Monday of every January to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.



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White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’

White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’The White House has condemned embattled Republican Representative Steve King for questioning why terms like “white supremacy” and “white nationalist” have become offensive. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the comments from Mr King, a politician from Iowa known for a history of controversial remarks over race and immigration were “outrageous” and “inappropriate”. “Steve King’s comments were abhorrent,” Ms Sanders told reporters outside of the White House.



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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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U.S. House, including Steve King, votes to condemn his racist statements

U.S. House, including Steve King, votes to condemn his racist statements(Corrects name in paragraph 10 of this Jan. 15 story to Liz Cheney.) By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a resolution disapproving statements made by Representative Steve King that were roundly criticized as racist, and King himself voted in favor of it. King, a Republican who represents a conservative district in Iowa, gave a media interview earlier this month in which he questioned why “white supremacy” is considered offensive. King himself voted in favor of the resolution, which referred to his remarks, because he said his comments were taken out of context and he too condemns white supremacy and racism.



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The lone Democrat who voted against denouncing Rep. Steve King sees censure effort fizzle

The lone Democrat who voted against denouncing Rep. Steve King sees censure effort fizzleThe lone lawmaker who prevented the House of Representatives from unanimously denouncing Rep. Steve King, due to worries that the measure didn't go far enough, saw his censure effort against the Iowa Republican fizzle on Wednesday.



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House rebukes GOP's Steve King over racist remarks

House rebukes GOP's Steve King over racist remarksWASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House.



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Iowa's King Blocked From House Committees After Remarks About Race

Iowa's King Blocked From House Committees After Remarks About Race(WASHINGTON) — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white…



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