Jimmy Fallon is facing backlash after a 20-year-old video of him in blackface portraying Chris Rock on "Saturday Night Live" resurfaced online. The hashtag jimmyfallonisoverparty began trending early Tuesday with Twitter users calling out the "Tonight Show" host for the racist skit, which first aired in 2000 and also features "SNL" alum Darrell Hammond. In […]
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The meat industry is in for a rough road to recovery.It's been nearly a month since President Trump encouraged meat plants to either remain open or reopen, even as many of them became hotspots for coronavirus spread across the U.S. Outbreaks are continuing to mar the plants' reopening plans, leading to industry-wide dilemmas that could create meat shortages for months to come, The Washington Post reports.While it's difficult to put a number on just how many meat plant workers have contracted coronavirus nationwide, North Carolina has provided a good sample. Of the 2,200 workers tested for coronavirus at Tyson Foods' chicken processing plant in Wilkes Country, 570 tested positive last week, Tyson told NPR. Parts of the facility have closed for cleaning, cutting how much meat the plant can turn out. And so, for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolina farmers have had to start euthanizing at least 1.5 million chickens, a state agriculture official told the News & Observer, calling the measure a "last resort."Most meat plants in North Carolina and nationwide won't disclose just how may of their employees have contracted coronavirus, but the close-packed working conditions have turned the facilities into disease hotspots since the early days of the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated at least 5,000 workers were infected by the end of April, though advocates have suggested there could be more than 17,000. And with plants already slow to respond to outbreaks and some still partially closed, it's likely that shortages may only get worse.More stories from theweek.com Facebook's internal research warned about polarization — but executives 'weakened or blocked' efforts to combat it Trump shares disturbing meme of Biden's campaign in a coffin Trump says it's safe to reopen schools. I don't believe him.
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‘Please, I can’t breathe’: US police officer filmed with knee on neck of motionless man who later died
A man has died after a Minneapolis police officer detained him by putting his knee on his neck, in an arrest captured on camera by a member of the public.The clip, filmed on Monday, showed a black man lying on the ground, motionless, and a white police officer, resting his knee on top of the man’s neck.
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A select group of Burger King customers now have a safe new way to enjoy their Whoppers — and make a fashion statement in the process.
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Vince McMahon is accused of maneuvering to buy back the XFL at a reduced price without paying its debts.