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Twitter Suspends ‘Suspicious, Misleading’ Account That Made Covington Hoax Go Viral

Twitter has suspended a “suspicious” and “misleading” account which made the Covington Catholic High School hate hoax video go viral. According to the Hill, an account named @2020fight made the video, which led to the widespread harassment of the high school teenagers involved, go viral. However, the account reportedly has a number of inconsistencies. “@2020fight claims to belong to a California schoolteacher. However its profile photo is of a blogger based in Brazil,” the Hill reported, citing Twitter’s rules against “fake and misleading accounts.” In a statement to the Hill,…

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Watch Live: Native American Activists Hold ‘Peace Vigil’ Outside Covington Diocese

UPDATE: In a statement on the event’s Facebook page, the organizers say that the demonstration will be held outside the Diocese of Covington instead of the school: We understand the concerns about showing up outside the school itself and have decided to switch locations to the Diocese of Covington. We have advocated non-violence and accountability for administration, teachers and chaperones this entire time. Not once have we, as an organization, threatened anyone. ORIGINAL STORY: A group of Native American activists are planning a “peace vigil” outside of Covington Catholic High School…

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Watch Live: Native American Activists Hold ‘Peace Vigil’ Outside Covington Diocese

UPDATE: In a statement on the event’s Facebook page, the organizers say that the demonstration will be held outside the Diocese of Covington instead of the school: We understand the concerns about showing up outside the school itself and have decided to switch locations to the Diocese of Covington. We have advocated non-violence and accountability for administration, teachers and chaperones this entire time. Not once have we, as an organization, threatened anyone. ORIGINAL STORY: A group of Native American activists are planning a “peace vigil” outside of Covington Catholic High School…

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Entertainment Music 

Nile Rodgers Gives Away 600 Concert Tickets to Federal Workers Hit by Shutdown

Nile Rodgers is offering federal government workers 300 pairs of free tickets to his Washington, DC concert with Chic on Saturday. Rodgers says the giveaway reflects his frustration at the government shutdown and its effect on the lives of “incredibly hard-working people who provide important service to our country.” “As a two-time cancer survivor, I believe music has a tremendous power and this is a small gesture I can make to provide some joy and healing,” he said of the concert at DMV’s MGM National Harbor. “In one of my…

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Covington Catholic High School Classes Canceled Amid Safety Concerns

“After meeting with local authorities, we have made the decision to cancel school and be closed on Tuesday, January 22, in order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” Robert Rowe, the school’s principal, wrote in an email to parents and employees. “All activities on campus will be cancelled for the entire day and evening. Students, parents, faculty and staff are not to be on campus for any reason. Please continue to keep the Covington Catholic Community in your prayers.” According to Fox 19, the school had…

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Covington Catholic High School Alumni Push Back Against Media’s New ‘Blackface’ Claim

While the photo’s origins couldn’t be verified, the official Covington Catholic High School YouTube account published a video last January boasting its basketball school spirit, and several clips, including one from 2012, which showcase attendees chanting in black face, a mockery of the opposing players. The school took down the video later on Monday. In response to the “blackface” allegations, several people claiming to be Covington alumni pushed back on social media. One, Andrew Schult, said that the school regularly had “blackout,” “whiteout,” and “blueout” themes to its games, which…

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Catholic Leaders Refuse to Retract Slander of School Boys at March for Life

A number of Catholic leaders and institutions who slandered a group of Catholic school boys after the annual March for Life remain silent after the boys were shown to be innocent. A short video released on social media made it appear that a group of students from Covington Catholic High School could have accosted Native American activist Nathan Phillips, whereas more extensive footage from different angles made it clear that it was Mr. Phillips who approached the boys and began playing his drum directly in the face of one of…

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Entertainment Music 

Jimmy Kimmel Joins Josh Gad, Aloe Blacc and More to Celebrate ‘Halftime’ of Trump’s Presidency

The night after the NFL hosted its conference championships in New Orleans and New England, Jimmy Kimmel hosted his own football-inspired event on his late-night ABC show. “Intermission Accomplished: A Halftime Tribute to Trump,” as the special episode was titled, took a look back at President Donald Trump’s time in office near the midway point of his term. To help “celebrate” the milestone, Kimmel invited Will Arnett, Alyssa Milano, Josh Gad, Paul Scheer, Fred Willard, Jake Johnson, Fred Armisen, Comedy Central’s President Show host Anthony Atamanuik (who impersonated Trump on…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘The World Is Going to End in 12 Years if We Don’t Address Climate Change’

Devout socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says that the world will stop spinning in a dozen years if “climate change” is left unchecked. Ocasio-Cortez is pushing a new plan in Congress she calls her “Green New Deal” to confront climate matters. “I think that the part of it that is generational is that millennials and Gen-Z and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, ‘the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is–your…

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President Trump: Covington Catholic Students ‘Treated Unfairly,’ ‘Smeared by Media’

On Monday night, President Donald Trump reacted to the highly publicized encounter between a Native American man and students from Covington Catholic High School, which occurred at Friday’s March for Life. President Trump said the students involved in the encounter were “smeared by the media” and noted that the students were making a “big comeback” while being “treated unfairly” by the media. “Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false – smeared by media. Not good, but making big…

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