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Nevada high schooler threatens to burn black people and slap Rosa Parks in unhinged racist rant

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A student at the Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas this week was caught on camera going on a shocking racist rant that told black people to “burn in hell” while also attacking civil rights icons Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks.

Local news station KNTV 13 reports that the video of the student’s rant was posted on Snapchat this week, where it quickly spread throughout the Palo Verde High community.

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“F*cking n*ggers can burn in hell!” the student shouted in the camera. “F*ck Rosa Parks, I’ll slap that b*tch as well! N*ggers need to learn, n*ggers need to burn!”

Darren Sweikert, the principal at Palo Verde High, sent out a message to parents addressing the video shortly after it started spreading across social media.

“Behavior like this will not be tolerated at our school nor anywhere in the Clark County School District,” he said. “While no direct threat has been made to our school or specific students, this kind of dialogue is unacceptable.”

This is actually the second hate-related incident to occur in the school district this week. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that “a local rabbi discovered his daughter had come home from Escobedo Middle School with a note bearing a swastika and the message: ‘You don’t belong here.'”

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No vaccine, no carnival, Rio’s samba schools warn

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Some of Rio's biggest samba schools say they will not participate in next year's Carnival unless a coronavirus vaccine is widely available, Brazilian media reported Tuesday.

Five of the 12 top samba schools, including Mangueira and Beija Flor, told Brazil's O Globo newspaper they would vote to postpone the parades at a meeting set for Tuesday.

"It's simple. If there's no vaccine, there will be no samba," said the head of the Sao Clemente school, Renatinho Gomes.

"How can you gather crowds without collective immunity?"

The mayor of the northwestern city of Salvador de Bahia, where festivities also attract thousands of tourists, has proposed postponing the carnival season nationwide until April or June.

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New York couple point guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their house

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A New York couple pointed guns at protesters marching past their house during a Black Lives Matter rally, and activists want them to be charged.

Protesters were nearing the end of their parade route when a white man came out of his home shouting obscenities in an apparent attempt to incite the group, and then yelled to his wife to get his gun, reported WNYT-TV.

Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson, who took part in the march, said the woman came back outside and started waving the gun around.

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Australian columnist aghast at America’s ‘rotten’ COVID-19 response: ‘We are witnessing the fall of a great power’

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A columnist for an Australian newspaper has been watching the United States' response to the novel coronavirus with a mix of shock and horror -- and he now believes "we are witnessing the fall of a great power."

Crispin Hull, an editor and columnist for The Canberra Times, argues in his latest column that President Donald Trump's disastrous handling of the pandemic is symbolic of deep rot within the American political system.

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