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Ohio school keeps racist mascot after mob of angry parents shout down ‘politically correct bullies’

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An Ohio high school will keep its controversial “Redskins” mascot after a mob of angry parents shouted down a smaller group of activists who pushed for a change.

The Anderson High School branding and mascot committee met Tuesday night to discuss the proposed change, and the gathering turned loud and contentious, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Pro-change activists wearing “words matter” buttons mostly sat quietly during the meeting, while opponents wearing “once a redskin, always a redskin” shirts held up “facts matter” signs.

Opponents of the change repeatedly shouted down committee members, despite repeated pleas for silence, and jeered pro-change advocates.

“Please don’t boo me,” said committee member Julie Bissinger. “Please let my fellow committee members talk to me.”

The seven-member committee voted after two hours of debate to keep the nickname, saying it would cost more than $450,000 to change the mascot.

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“The majority seems not to be offended,” said committee member Andy Wolf, who supports the controversial mascot. “It would be nice to make everyone feel happy, but I don’t know that that could happen.”

Despite the jeers and shouting from pro-mascot advocates, he blamed “politically incorrect bullying” for the proposed name change.

Committee members said they received threats from both sides of the issue.

The school has previously considered changing the mascot in 1999 and 2003, after changing the nickname in 1936 from the Comets, seven years after Anderson High opened.

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Anderson most likely changed to the current nickname to please faculty who graduated from nearby Miami University, which dropped the Redskins moniker in 1997 to become the Redhawks.

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Soccer star slams Trump for attacking her teammate: He hates women he ‘cannot control or grope’

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On Wednesday, U.S. Women's Soccer champion Ali Krieger rebuked President Donald Trump for his attacks on her teammate Megan Rapinoe, saying that the president feels threatened by women that he "cannot control or grope":

In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.

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Justice Department sues Omarosa Manigault Newman over financial disclosures

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The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who campaigned for President Donald Trump and later worked for him in the White House, alleging she failed to file a required public disclosure report after she left 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, claims Manigault Newman "knowingly and willingly" failed to file the financial disclosure report after corresponding multiple times with attorneys for the White House. It accuses her of violating the Ethics in Government Act (EIGA) by not filing the report, which was required because her salary exceeded $124,406, despite several oral and written reminders from White House ethics lawyers.

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Retired admiral could pose serious threat if he decides to run against Iowa Republican: report

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On Wednesday, Iowa Starting Line reported that Ret. Adm. Michael Franken is in talks with state and national Democrats about challenging GOP Sen. Joni Ernst.

Franken, who has served as Deputy for Military Operations for AFRICOM, Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, and Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Department of the Navy, hails from Sioux Center, a town in the deeply conservative northwest part of the state.

Ernst, who first gained national attention for her 2014 campaign ad about castrating hogs, is a reliable vote for President Donald Trump in the Senate, and the president's poor approval ratings in Iowa have left Democrats hopeful that they can defeat her.

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