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Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, comes out as gay

Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, comes out as gayEd Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, came out as gay in a Facebook post Thursday and said he and his wife are separating.



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Biden in Iowa Says ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Smart as ‘White Kids’

Biden in Iowa Says ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Smart as ‘White Kids’(Bloomberg) — Joe Biden told a group of mostly Asian and Hispanic voters in Iowa on Thursday that “poor kids are just as bright” as white children.The former vice president, known for his verbal gaffes, made the remarks to the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa, where he’s on a four-day campaign swing for the Democratic presidential nomination.“We should challenge students in these schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools,” Biden said. “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented, as white kids.” He quickly added, “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids, no I really mean it, but think how we think about it.”“We think how we’re going to dumb it down. They can do anything anybody else can do given a shot."Biden, 76, has been criticized for his tendency to say awkward, sometimes surprising, things. When his future boss, Barack Obama, was running for president, Biden once remarked that Obama was “clean” and “articulate,” a remark that raised eyebrows.The re-election campaign of President Donald Trump, under a barrage of criticism from Biden and other Democrats for what they term racist rhetoric, posted video of Biden’s remark.Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, said in a statement on Friday that Biden “misspoke and immediately corrected himself during a refrain he often uses,” namely how to level the playing field for low-income students.She also said, incorrectly, that the video only contained the first part of Biden’s sentence. She added, "And it’s no coincidence this comes days after Joe Biden laid out how this president emboldens white nationalism and embraces racism.”(Updates with new details about Trump video and Biden aide quote in seventh paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Emma Kinery in Washington at ekinery@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Steve GeimannFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Is Smart, Burly, and Can Tow up to 35,500 Pounds

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Is Smart, Burly, and Can Tow up to 35,500 PoundsUpgraded powertrains, a beefier chassis, new styling, and a host of high-tech features up Chevy's heavy-duty game.



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Elizabeth Smart: 'What a miracle!!! Jayme Closs has been found'

Elizabeth Smart: 'What a miracle!!! Jayme Closs has been found'Elizabeth Smart, an outspoken advocate on kidnapping after her much publicized captivity in 2002, speaks out on Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs.



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The Best Smart Coffee Makers of 2018

The Best Smart Coffee Makers of 2018



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Best new airport amenities of 2018: Smart bathrooms, therapy alligators, more

Best new airport amenities of 2018: Smart bathrooms, therapy alligators, moreNew amenities and creative activities introduced by airports, airlines and in-terminal vendors are making airport dwell time more enjoyable.



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Elizabeth Smart Says Her Captor's Court-Ordered Apology Fell Short

Elizabeth Smart Says Her Captor's Court-Ordered Apology Fell ShortWanda Barzee, who helped kidnap Smart in 2002, is expected to be freed Wednesday



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Google Is Launching Some Swanky New Smart Speakers With Display This Year

Google Is Launching Some Swanky New Smart Speakers With Display This YearThe smart speaker wars are heating up.



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Watergate Figure John Dean Says McGahn Was Smart To Cooperate With Mueller

Watergate Figure John Dean Says McGahn Was Smart To Cooperate With MuellerNixon administration attorney John Dean told Slate in an interview Saturday



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Lawyers Explain Why It Might Be Smart Not To Have Donald Trump As A Client

Lawyers Explain Why It Might Be Smart Not To Have Donald Trump As A ClientWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump seems to be having difficulty finding



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