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Maryland teachers forced to remove iconic pro-diversity posters for being ‘anti-Trump’

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Teachers at a public high school in Maryland were forced to remove pro-diversity posters because the administration deemed them anti-Donald Trump, the Huffington Post reports.

Administrators at Westminster High School asked several teachers to take down “We the People” posters hanging in their classrooms; the iconic design, by artist Shepard Fairey, features a Muslim, Latin and African-American woman in red, white and blue. Fairey was also the artist behind the Barack Obama’s 2008 “Hope” poster.

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Carey Gaddis, a spokeswoman for Carroll County Public Schools, told the Carroll County Times the school asked teachers “to take them down” after at least one teacher complained, “because [the posters] were being perceived as anti-Trump by the administration.”

Gaddis said after researching the posters, they determined the images were political by nature. The county does not allow teachers to put up political posters “unless it’s part of a curriculum and they represent both sides.

Aaron Huey, a photojournalist who collaborated with Fairey on “We the People” said the posters are “definitely NOT anti-Trump in nature.”

“Anyone who believes that these messages are dangerous or divisive needs to check themselves,” he added.

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Steven Johnson, the Carroll County assistant superintendent for instruction, told the Huffington Post the issue is the “symbolism” they represent, comparing the posters with the Confederate Flag.

“The Confederate flag in and of itself has no image of slavery or hatred or oppression, but it’s symbolic of that,” Johnson told the Huffington Post. “These posters have absolutely no mention of Trump or any other political issue, it’s the symbolism of what they were representing. They were carried in these protests.”


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Former four-star general speculates whistleblower scandal could involve Trump giving Putin an American

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It remains unclear exactly what were the issues cited by the whistleblower who expressed concern at actions of President Donald Trump as a threat to national security, at least one of which involved a promise the president allegedly made in a phone call with a foreign leader.

But former Gen. Barry McCaffrey had a chilling thought about what it could possibly be — and posted his speculation on Twitter:

SHEER SPECULATION. Is it possible that the WHISTLEBLOWER issue was Trump discussing with Putin handing over our former US Ambassador to Moscow Mike McFaul to Russian authorities? https://t.co/0PnQn0upiA

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House Judiciary Committee considering vote to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress: report

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On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that the House Judiciary Committee is considering a vote to hold President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress, after a lengthy hearing on Wednesday in which Lewandowski aggressively attacked members of the committee and admitted that he routinely lies to media outlets.

This development comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told members of her caucus that she supports holding Lewandowski in contempt.

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Georgia substitute teacher fired for allegedly putting students on racist list of ‘angels’ and ‘devils’

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On Thursday, the Daily Mail reported that a substitute teacher at Awtrey Middle School in Cobb County, Georgia has been fired after children complained that he was branding "black children as devils and white children as angels."

Students took pictures of the note and sent it to their parents, causing outrage.

"A substitute teacher was fired after school administration was made aware that the substitute composed two lists, one titled 'angels' and the other titled 'devils,'" said one school administrator. "The names of black and white students appeared in both columns."

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