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It has been only a few days since a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York killed 10 people and injured others. The alleged gunman published a manifesto online that outlined the targets he was seeking and the rationale behind it. At one point, the manifesto says he was also considering shooting up an elementary school and thought of going from the grocery store to a school to continue his assault.
On Wednesday, Elmwood Village Charter School issued a "hold-in-place" order due to social media threats. It's unclear if there have been a number of false threats, but the one cited by News 4 was enough to merit the cautious procedure.
"This means classes will continue, but access to school buildings from the outside will be restricted. Staff will be monitoring school doors," the report explained.
The warning was sent to staff just after 8 a.m. and police were sent to both campuses.
“Given this information, we are going to exercise the most extreme caution and treat this as a credible threat,” administrators explained in the warning.
The Buffalo school district has asked that police increase presence around schools after "multiple social media threats targeting retail locations, dining locations, sporting events, etc." There were other threats that named specific schools.
Trump thinks Google 'has it out for him' and is now blaming it for Truth Social's own failures: report
Two people with knowledge of the situation told Rolling Stone the former president is fixated on the lack of an Android app for his social media site, leaving about 40 percent of the U.S. mobile device market without access to the platform, which has made him paranoid and suspicious about the tech giant.
"Is Google trying to f*ck me?" Trump has been asking friends and advisers in recent weeks.
Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes, the Trump-allied former congressman, has publicly hinted that Google was withholding approval for an Android app, and Trump has discussed the situation during at least one campaign rally.
“He keeps hearing about how Google and YouTube have it out for him," said one source who discussed the topic with Trump, "including on Truth Social, and I think he’s taking [it] seriously."
However, Truth Social hasn't even submitted an Android app to the tech giant to review for Play Store approval, according to one individual familiar with the matter, as well as two knowledgeable sources close to the former president's orbit.
Recent job postings suggest Truth Social is still developing its Android app, three months after the platform launched and nearly two months after Nunes promised the app would be "fully operational."
Alluring, warrior-like or nurturing, goddesses and other female spiritual beings from around the world are the focus of a new exhibition at the British Museum.
Entitled "Feminine Power: The Divine to the Demonic", it includes ancient sculptures of Roman goddesses Venus and Minerva and Egypt's lioness-headed goddess Sekhmet, as well as modern images of deities worshipped today.
The exhibition is the "first with a cross-cultural approach to this extraordinary, absolutely fundamental subject", the London museum's director Hartwig Fischer told reporters.
Specially for the show, the museum commissioned a brightly painted icon of the Hindu warrior goddess Kali wearing a garland of severed heads, from Kolkata-based artist Kaushik Ghosh.
The exhibition, which runs until September 25, also features commentary from high-profile figures including the feminist writer Bonnie Greer and classicist Mary Beard.
"We're not trying to tell people what they should think or how they should feel about this," curator Belinda Crerar told AFP, saying she wanted the exhibition to start a conversation.
One section on "compassionate" figures such as the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, notes that reverence for such female divinities "in many societies has not translated into a higher status for women themselves".
"This is the big question" raised by the exhibition, Crerar said.
"It's not straightforward and there is no singular answer to it."
"I believe there is a link between spiritual ideas relating to femininity and masculinity and how... women and men are viewed, but it is culturally specific."
For a section called "Magic and Malice" about witches and demons, the museum consulted a collective of practicing British witches called Children of Artemis.
"What we felt was really important to do in this section was to actually work with a group of men and women today who identify as witch or modern pagan or who practice Wicca," said project curator Lucy Dahlsen.
"Those relationships have been really important, to ensure we are looking at a living tradition in an appropriate way."
Some reactions came as a surprise.
She pointed to a Pre-Raphaelite-style painting by John William Waterhouse of Greek goddess Circe casting a spell while wearing a see-through gown over her naked body.
Many see this painting as "epitomizing the male gaze and an image of a sorceress depicted as a kind of femme fatale," Dahlsen said.
But one British witch, Laura Daligan, commented that the picture was not far off.
Witches "don't always practice with clothes on – it is kind of realistic in a way," she said in a comment posted online by the museum.
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