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High school valedictorian banned from giving speech mentioning Parkland shooting so uses megaphone outside

High school valedictorian banned from giving speech mentioning Parkland shooting so uses megaphone outsideThe news came just hours before their high school graduation ceremony was set to begin: Valedictorian Christian Bales and student council president Katherine Frantz would not be able to give their speeches. It was a confusing announcement, as the two students thought administrators at Holy Cross High School – a Catholic school in Covington, Kentucky – had approved their speeches beforehand. The diocese had felt that Bales’ speech, in particular, was “aggressive, angry and confrontational,” according to the Cincinnati news station WCPO.



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Jeff Sessions accused of fueling racism after speech mentioning 'Anglo-American heritage' of US policing

Jeff Sessions accused of fueling racism after speech mentioning 'Anglo-American heritage' of US policingAttorney General Jeff Sessions veered from his prepared remarks to hail the “Anglo-American heritage” of law enforcement. “Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process,” Mr Sessions told a National Sheriffs Association meeting, adding “the office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement”. The invocation of Anglo-American roots appears to have been an impromptu decision, with a copy of Mr Sessions’ prepared remarks reading: “The Sheriff is a critical part of our legal heritage”.



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Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate ChangeAfter a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.



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Ramadan 2017: Donald Trump issues statement mentioning terrorism in almost every sentence

Ramadan 2017: Donald Trump issues statement mentioning terrorism in almost every sentenceDonald Trump has issued his first statement commemorating Ramadan as president, and fit mentions of terrorism into nearly half of it. Mr Bush at that time wrote of the diversity in Muslim communities, and of the teachings of Islam to be charitable, extend mercy, and search for peace.



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Jared Kushner's family company pulls out of China investor events after mentioning White House in pitch

Jared Kushner's family company pulls out of China investor events after mentioning White House in pitchThe real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, White House advisor and Donald Trump’s son-in-law, will no longer take part in Chinese investor events scheduled this month – after receiving backlash for mentioning White House ties in a previous business presentation. Kushner Companies was scheduled to pitch real estate opportunities to investors in China’s southern cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou this weekend, and in the central city of Wuhan later in May, according to the New York Times. Kushner Companies did not respond to a request for comment from The Independent.



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