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Shocking IG report details ex-White House doctor Ronny Jackson's inappropriate behavior

Former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson drank and took Ambien on the job, and was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to women on his team, according to a report. A scathing 37-page report from the Department of Defense Inspector General revealed that multiple people described Jackson, who now serves in Congress, as a boss from hell who made life miserable for subordinates. “Many of these witnesses described Jackson’s behavior with words and phrases such as ‘meltdowns,’ ‘yells’ for no reason,’ ‘rages,’ ‘tantrums,’ ‘lashes out,’ and ‘aggressive,’” the report said. “These witnes...

Women’s wars: From the American revolution to the sexual revolution

Whenever there’s been a war for freedom, women have helped wage it. They were on the battlefield in America’s struggle for independence and the fight to free the slaves. And, they were in the streets during the French Revolution. That their efforts were often ridiculed, or ignored, which explains why they’ve had to wage war for their equality, too. Helping amplify their voices is “The Women’s History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years.” It’s a tremendous job, and author Rosalind Miles rises to the challenge of the work’s scope. Chronolog...

Six Dr. Seuss books to stop being published over ‘hurtful and wrong’ racial portrayals

Six Dr. Seuss books are being retired after decades of criticism over racist imagery in the illustrated children’s stories. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the organization that carries on the author’s legacy, announced Tuesday that it will stop publishing and licensing “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.” “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” the organization said in a statement Tuesday morning, adding that the decision was made last year with a panel of e...

White House offers support for New York attorney general probe of Cuomo sexual harassment claims

President Joe Biden believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment accusers should be treated with “respect” and backs New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into the unsettling claims, a White House spokeswoman said Monday. Jen Psaki, Biden’s press secretary, offered the president’s support for James during a briefing at the White House that came one day after the state attorney general got clearance to conduct an independent inquiry into harassment accusations made by ex-Cuomo aides Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett. “The New York attorney general will oversee an independe...

FDA approves at-home COVID-19 test

An at-home test for coronavirus won emergency use approval Monday from the federal Food and Drug Administration. The Quidel QuickVue test got the green light as the government seeks to make it easier for Americans to determine if they have been infected with the deadly virus. “The FDA continues to prioritize the availability of more at-home testing options in response to the pandemic,” said Dr. Jeff Shuren, an FDA official. The nasal swab test can be self-administered by anyone over 14 years old or performed by a parent on anyone over 8 years old. It’s designed for use by patients whose health...

Climbing the ladder of success remains a difficult chore for Black women firefighters

There was nothing subtle about the pushback when Toni Washington — a Black woman — landed her first job with the East Point Fire Department in 1995. “It was in my face, a combination of both sex and race,” recalled Washington, now the fire chief for the city of Decatur, Georgia. “There was no hiding how people felt. When we went into the firehouses, the men wouldn’t dare talk to us. How they felt, they were unashamed to show it. It was by any means necessary to push us out.” Twenty-one years into the new millennium, Washington is now in her 12th year atop the department. But it’s lonely at the...

Tiger Woods breaks silence 5 days after crash

Tiger Woods broke his silence Sunday to say he’s going through a “tough time” after his near-fatal car crash but was deeply moved by fellow pro golfers and fans wearing his trademark red. “It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the tv and saw all the red shirts,” he said in a Twitter post Sunday evening, the first post on his account in his own voice since the rollover crash. “To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time,” he tweeted. Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed, Tommy Fleetwood and Cameron Champ were among the many players and fans ...

Jeremy Lin says he won’t reveal person who called him ‘coronavirus’ on the court

Jeremy Lin said he will not reveal the person who allegedly called him “coronavirus" on the court even after his accusation set off an investigation by the G League. “I know this will disappoint some of you but I am not naming or shaming anyone,” Lin wrote on Twitter Saturday morning. “What good does it do for someone in this situation to be torn down?” The former Knicks sensation, 32, who is trying to resurrect his career in the G league bubble with the Golden State Warriors, revealed the “coronavirus” incident in a Facebook post Thursday that detailed the fight against prejudice encountered ...

Biden promises Monday ‘announcement’ on Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi murder report

President Biden on Saturday promised fresh action on Saudi Arabia after the release of an intelligence report that that blamed Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. But Biden dodged questions about whether he would move to punish the powerful Saudi leader over the brazen torture murder carried out by Saudi agents that U.S. intelligence says bin Salman ordered. “There will be an announcement on Monday as to what we are going to be doing with Saudi Arabia generally,” Biden said in answer to reporters’ shouted questions as he left the White House ...

Feds continue arrests in Capitol riot, will guard ‘closely’ against attack on Biden’s first speech to Congress

Federal prosecutors have charged more than 300 individuals for their roles in January’s Capitol riots, Department of Justice officials said Friday. The announcement came during a press briefing on the threat of domestic terrorism by numerous federal law enforcement agencies, during which officials said that the threat of violence committed by Americans will be a top priority under the Biden administration. “The first briefing that I received in my new job was about the effort to bring the perpetrators of the Jan. 6 attack to justice,” said John Carlin, the acting deputy attorney general who to...

Former aide to Gov. Cuomo pens essay with allegations of sexual harassment

ALBANY, N.Y. — A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed accusations of sexual harassment against the governor in an essay Wednesday, alleging top female staffers “normalized” behavior that included unwanted kissing and touching. Lindsey Boylan, the former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, said she was told by staffers that Cuomo had a “crush” on her and he constantly sought her out at events and even had aides arrange private meetings with her, where he made inappropriate comments and once kissed her on the mouth. “Governor Andrew Cuomo has creat...

Marjorie Taylor Greene says pro-LGBTQ Equality Act is an 'attack' on God

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is declaring war on the Equality Act, calling the effort to defend LGBTQ rights an attack on people of faith. The Georgia Republican says the act will force Christians to approve abortions and would treat transgender people the same as those born as a boy or a girl. She also asserted it uses protecting gay rights as a smokescreen to prevent religious people from living according to their beliefs. “It has everything to do with attacking God & believers,” Greene said. Greene called the act “disgusting” and asserted it attacks women’s rights, without elaborating. The a...

South Carolina’s stringent abortion ban suspended by judge a day after becoming law

South Carolina’s stringent new law banning most abortions was suspended by a federal judge Friday on its second day in effect. Judge Mary Geiger Lewis halted its enforcement by issuing a temporary restraining order ahead of a March 9 hearing on Planned Parenthood’s legal challenge. The new law states that “no person shall perform, induce, or attempt to perform or induce an abortion” where the “fetal heartbeat has been detected.” Gov. Henry McMaster signed it into effect Thursday less than an hour after it was sent to him. Planned Parenthood rushed to court, asking for the preliminary injunctio...

Beyonce offering ‘Winter Storm Assistance’ to Texans, others affected by storm

Beyonce is lending a helping hand to her hometown. The pop superstar’s Houston-based BeyGood nonprofit organization have joined forces with Adidas to give up to $1,000 to those suffering from the aftereffects of the devastating winter storm. Funds are earmarked for those living in Texas or any state affected by the storms, which have left hundreds of thousands of people without power in freezing temperatures. According to the application on its website, the disaster relief assistance fund — in partnership with Bread of Life, Inc. — will provide a one-time payment to those who have experienced ...

Malia Obama reportedly hired to work on Donald Glover’s new ‘Beyoncé-like’ TV series

Malia Obama is getting in formation. The former first daughter has joined the writing staff of Donald Glover’s new Amazon show, “Hive,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Details are scarce on both the 22-year-old’s job responsibilities and the project itself, but the Hollywood Reporter described it as revolving around a “Beyoncé-like figure.” “Hive” is the first expected show from Glover’s new reported multiple-year, eight-figure overall deal with Amazon that takes him away from FX, where he has been nominated for eight Emmys for “Atlanta.” Amazon previously announced that he and “Fleabag” ...

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