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Former Green Beret who advised Colin Kaepernick to kneel in protest responds to Drew Brees' comments
Nate Boyer said he doesn't think that Drew Brees meant to "ostracize himself" when the Saints quarterback made controversial comments on kneeling during the national anthem this week.
- CelebrityLA Times
After Lea Michele apologized for her on-set behavior, her former "Glee" costars aren't letting it slide. Even a producer for the TV show has chimed in.
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Following Obama, Clinton and Bush, former president Jimmy Carter issues a statement on George Floyd protests
Former President Jimmy Carter has become the latest and final living president to weigh in on the nationwide protests after the killing of George Floyd while he was in police custody. In a statement released by The Carter Center Wednesday, the oldest living president said he and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, are "pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks." While Carter said "our hears are with the victims’ families and all who feel hopeless in the face of pervasive racial discrimination and outright cruelty," he also said that violence is not the answer, as some protests nationwide have turned destructive.
- U.S.NBC News
The New York Police Department said it is aware of the video and that the matter is under internal review.
We swear, the Aldi Finds and new products released each month only get better and better — and this month is no exception. With summer finally upon us, nearly all of Aldi's June Finds are backyard BBQ-appropriate. From canned spiked lemonades and the return of a member-favorite mimosa (OK, we'll tell you, it's mango-flavored) to […]
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. said Thursday it will be closing 154 stores in the near future as part of its “store optimization strategy” after filing for bankruptcy protection last month. The closings will begin after a June 11 bankruptcy-related hearing in Texas, the company said.
- WorldThe Telegraph
Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tons of diesel oil leak into Arctic river due to climate change
Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency after more than 20,000 tons of diesel fuel spilled into a river in the Russian Arctic. Several miles of the Ambarnaya river were turned red after a fuel tank at a power plant in Norilsk, an industrial city in northern Siberia, collapsed on Friday. Mr Putin berated regional officials for their slow response in a Zoom call broadcast on state television on Wednesday. "Why did government agencies only find out about this two days after the fact?" he asked Sergei Lipin, the head of the subsidiary that runs the plant. "Are we going to learn about emergency situations from social media?" Yevgenny Zinichev, the head of the Emergencies Ministry and and Alexander Uss, the governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai said that they only learnt about the spill on May 31, two days after it occurred and established a true picture of the situation "only after information on social media." Mr Uss said officials were considering burning the oil off, but that there was no precedent for attempting to do so on such a large scale and it was not clear if it would succeed. The power plant is a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium. The company said in a statement that no one had been hurt by the accident and that it had deployed emergency teams to clean up the spill. It said the spill appeared to have been caused by "a sudden sinking of supporting posts in the basement of the storage tank" and that it was reviewing the threat of melting permafrost at other storage facilities. Russia's investigative committee, its rough equivalent of the FBI, has opened a criminal investigation. The head of the power plant has been taken into custody but has not been charged.