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Gov. Ron DeSantis has a dream. It’s a dream in which Florida lives in a post-racial world — not because he’s dedicated to righting the myriad disadvantages and inequities that beset racial minorities in this state, but because the official policy is that they must be ignored. He has a dream in which Florida leaders look out over a state where African-American households have lower incomes than ...

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Jan. 19—The University of Pennsylvania's law school dean Tuesday announced he would initiate a process that could lead to sanctions against long-time law professor Amy Wax for her racist comments. In a noon email to the law school community, Dean Ted Ruger said he would invoke a faculty review, which must occur before any action, major or minor, could be taken. The process spelled out in ...

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Police were called to step in after a group of conservatives wearing orange shirts that said “RINO hunters,” with crosshairs making a target of the “O,” tried to storm a Republican Party of Orange County meeting in Costa Mesa on Monday night. The group was led by Nick Taurus, a self-proclaimed American Nationalist who last year spearheaded a protest during a town hall for Rep. Katie Porter, ...

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TALLAHASSEE — The Republican majority on the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday advanced a measure that attempts to tackle one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative priorities: barring the influence of critical race theory in schools and businesses across Florida. But as lawmakers start work on the proposal, they have not yet included a key part of the governor’s election-year agenda. ...

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The Republican majority on the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday advanced a measure that attempts to tackle one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative priorities: barring the influence of critical race theory in schools and businesses across Florida. But as lawmakers start work on the proposal, they have not yet included a key part of the governor’s election-year agenda. Giving parents, ...

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Lara Logan’s flair for the hyperbole has gotten her dumped by her talent agency. UTA has dropped the former “60 Minutes” correspondent after she compared Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser, to Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who performed medical experiments on Jewish prisoners during the Holocaust. She was let go over her “highly offensive” and “unacceptable” comments, ...

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The dating game in New York has changed since the creators of “How I Met Your Father” lived in the city in the mid-2000s, but it’s still all about that “epic love story” everyone wants to eventually share. Described as a sequel to the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” “How I Met Your Father” takes the same premise and updates it for 2022: photographer Sophie (Hilary Duff), surrounded by a ...

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January is a notoriously slow time for new movie releases, a break after the crushing release of awards contenders in November and December, while the ballots are tallied and statuettes are prepared to be handed out. Omicron is not helping the situation either, as new releases are scattering from the calendar to dates later in the year. The good thing is that there’s a plethora of fresh new TV ...

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Jan. 18—Until 2021, the Triangle Land Conservancy would not have qualified for funding from the United Way of the Greater Triangle. Funding traditionally went to nonprofits that focus on hunger, affordable housing, mental health, education and career readiness — not land protection and stewardship. But with the United Way's new Anti-Racism Community Fund, whose purpose is to eradicate poverty ...

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Jan. 18—Sixty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Mankato, local education and equity leaders believe the civil rights icon would have mixed feelings if he returned today. Mankato and the rest of the country have made significant progress toward equity since King's visit in November 1961, panelists said after the Monday premiere of a documentary about that historical day. But they ...