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Tennessee Cuts Funding For Memphis As Punishment For Removing Confederate Statues

Last year Memphis decided to remove two Confederate statues from a park, but this week angry Republican lawmakers passed an amendment in the Tennessee House to remove $250,000 in funding that the city was set to receive for its upcoming bicentennial celebration in 2019, according to CNN. State Rep. Steve McDaniel, one of the amendment’s sponsors, admitted that the decision was in retaliation for Memphis removing the monuments to the Confederate figures. “If you recall back in December, Memphis did something that removed historical markers in the city,” McDaniel said on the House floor. “It was the city of Memphis …read more

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

WARSAW, Poland (AP) ” People in Warsaw pinned paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital began a day of commemorations Thursday on the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.Sirens will wail, church bells will toll and newscasters on TV, politicians and regular citizens are wearing the daffodils in what has become a symbol of mourning for the Jews who died fighting, as well as the millions of other Jews murdered in the Holocaust.President Andrzej Duda is to …… …read more

‘Question your sons’ says Indian PM Modi amid ongoing rape outrage

(CNN)Faced with a growing torrent of outrage both at home and abroad, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has moved to address his country’s persistent issue with sexual violence, asserting “rape is rape” and should not be politicized. The comments come amid stinging criticism from India’s former leader over Modi’s alleged mishandling of the issue, following a string of particularly brutal rape cases which have shocked the nation and triggered nationwide protests. Modi, who is currently visiting the UK, made the remarks Wednesday during an address to selected members of the Indian-diaspora in London. “A rape is a rape. How can …read more

170 Lawmakers Sign Resolution Calling For The Resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

A group of 170 legislators signed a resolution which was introduced on Wednesday that calls for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign, according to The Hill. The group was made up of 39 senators and 131 representatives that co-signed how they had “no confidence in the Administrator” of the EPA and were “calling for the immediate resignation of the Administrator.” The resolution emphasized that they were concerned over Pruitt’s continued use of taxpayer money for travel amid “dramatic” budget cuts and waivers were given to former lobbyists to work at companies that are affected by EPA policies while …read more

Zimbabwe marks first independence day without Mugabe

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa lights the ‘Eternal Flame of Freedom’ during Zimbabwe Independence Day celebrations at the National Sports Stadium on Wednesday.—AFP HARARE: Zimbabwe on Wednesday marked its first independence day without Robert Mugabe in power, with new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa… …read more