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Video appears to contradict Warren’s suggestion that school fired her over pregnancy

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., suggested this week that a school principal effectively fired her from a teaching job after she became “visibly pregnant,” but a resurfaced video indicates that wasn’t the actual reason she left the job.

“I was married at nineteen and then graduated from college [at the University of Houston] after I’d married,” Warren, then a Harvard Law School professor, said in an interview posted to YouTube in 2008.  “My first year post-graduation, I worked — it was in a public school system but I worked with the children with disabilities. I did that for a year, and then that summer I actually didn’t have the education courses, so I was on an ’emergency certificate,’ it was called.

“I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, ‘I don’t think this is going to work out for me,'” Warren continued. “I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, ‘What am I going to do?'”

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By contrast, Warren told an audience at a town hall in Carson City, Nev. Wednesday that she had “loved” working as a special needs teacher.

“By the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant, and the principal did what principals did in those days,” she said. “Wish me luck and hire someone else for the job.”

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Warren has repeated the story at campaign appearances throughout the summer, each time repeating the “principal did what principals did” line to describe her departure from teaching.

The senator’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment to clarify the apparent discrepancy.

This isn’t the first time that Warren’s past has raised questions about her credibility. She has been widely criticized for identifying herself as a Native American in legal directories before applying to work at Harvard Law School. Last year, Warren released the results of a DNA test showing she is only between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American — and apologized for identifying as Native American on past forms.

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Iran frees Australian travel bloggers in possible prisoner swap

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Iran has freed two Australian travel bloggers who were detained for three months after being arrested for flying a drone near a military zone without a license.

Tehran dropped its charges against Australian-British blogger Jolie King and her fiancé Mark Firkin, who both returned to Australia. They had been held in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran since early July.

King and Firkin were released as part of a possible prisoner swap, according to The Associated Press.

At the same time as the couple’s release, Iranian state-run television reported that Reza Dehbashi, an Iranian scientist who was detained for 13 months in Australia over the purchase of a defense system for his country from the United States, had returned home.

Iranian TV said that the Australian judiciary had planned to send Dehbashi to the U.S. but that he was released through Tehran’s diplomatic efforts.

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King and Firkin thanked the Australian government and released a statement, saying: “We are extremely happy and relieved to be safely back in Australia with those we love. While the past few months have been very difficult, we know it has also been tough for those back home who have been worried for us.”

The couple requested privacy as they try to “get back to [our] normal lives.”

“We know there are others who remain in detention in Iran, including a fellow Australian, and believe intense media coverage may not be helpful for efforts to bring them home,” the couple said.

Melbourne University Islamic studies lecturer Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been detained in Iran since October 2018 on accusations of spying for an unidentified third country.

Australia Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Saturday that Moore-Gilbert’s situation is “very complex” and the government is still trying to secure her return.

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“She has been detained for some considerable time, and has faced the Iranian legal system and has been convicted and sentenced,” Payne said. It was not immediately clear what sentence had been passed down against her.

Before their arrest, King and Firkin had been traveling around the globe, documenting their adventures in YouTube videos and on Instagram.

According to their joint Instagram account, The Way Overland, the two are currently “taking a break.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Panel from missing Los Angeles Public Library sculpture found after 50 years

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Fifty years after a three-panel bronze sculpture disappeared from the grounds of the Los Angeles Public Library in the city’s downtown one of the panels has been found.

The “Well of the Scribes” vanished in 1969 when gardens in front of the library were demolished to make way for a parking lot, according to reports.

“The gardens were fortunately restored in 1993, but the Well of the Scribes went missing,” said City Librarian John Szabo told KABC-TV Friday.

Author Susan Orlean referenced the sculpture in her 2018 bestseller “The Library Book.”

That inspired the managing editor at Alta magazine to commission an article about the missing sculpture which ran over the summer, The Los Angeles Times reported.

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An antiques dealer in Arizona read the article and recognized the sculpture, according to the paper.

A bronze panel he bought for $500 years earlier was a piece of it, the paper reported. The dealer kept the panel in his apartment.

The dealer gave it back to the library, which unveiled it Friday.

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“Up until now, we thought [the sculpture] might have been destroyed or was in someone’s backyard,” Szabo said, according to the Times. “We just didn’t know if it would ever be found.”

The “Well of Scribes” went on display in the gardens when the Library opened in 1926. According to the paper, it pays homage to history’s great writers.

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Now the Library wants to solve the rest of the mystery and find out what happened to the other two missing panels.

“We’ve always been hopeful,”  Szabo told KABC, “but I think we’re especially hopeful now that part of it has been discovered, that we might find the other two pieces.”

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Illinois man accused of driving SUV into family, killing 1 and injuring 4

An Illinois man was charged with first-degree murder Saturday after he allegedly drove his SUV into a family outside a soccer game, killing a man and injuring four other people.

Priscilian Carranza, 22, of Waukegan, fled the scene but was later taken into custody after a patrol officer stopped a damaged SUV that fit the description provided by witnesses.

According to a Waukegan police statement, officers responded to reports of a fight at the Lake County Sports Center parking lot on the city’s west side.

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Priscilian Carranza. (Waukegan Police Department)

“It was also reported that someone was struck by a vehicle,” the statement said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “While en route officers were updated that the suspect vehicle had fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was described as a black SUV. Upon arrival, officers located multiple victims that had been struck by the suspect vehicle.”

A man in his 40s was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. His identity is currently being withheld pending an autopsy scheduled for Monday, according to the Tribune.

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Three of the injured – two teenagers and a 10-year-old girl – were reportedly related to the man who was killed. A fourth injured person was described as a man in his 20s who is not related to the other three. All the injured victims except for the 10-year-old girl were taken to an area hospital and are expected to survive, according to Fox 32.

Police told the outlet that the altercation began at a parking lot in the complex as a soccer match was finishing up.

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“As the investigation was beginning, a patrol officer spotted a black SUV with front-end damage and conducted a traffic stop,” the statement added. “The black SUV was occupied with three people. Those three people were brought to the Waukegan Police Department.”

Carranza appeared in court on Saturday and was ordered held in Lake County Jail on a $5 million bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 29.

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State Department, North Korea disagree over whether latest nuclear talks broke down

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North Korea claimed Saturday that negotiations with American diplomats over the totalitarian country’s nuclear program had broken down Saturday, though the State Department later said the comments “do not reflect the content or the spirit” of the discussions.

North Korea’s top nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, told reporters through a translator outside Pyongyang’s embassy in Stockholm that working-level talks between officials from Washington and Pyongyang in Stockholm “have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke off.”

“The U.S. raised expectations by offering suggestions like a flexible approach, new method and creative solutions, but they have disappointed us greatly and dampened our enthusiasm for negotiation by bringing nothing to the negotiation table,” Kim added, according to Reuters.

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“The U.S. brought creative ideas and had good discussions with its DPRK [North Korea] counterparts,” State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said, adding that the U.S. representatives had agreed to return to the negotiating table in two weeks. It was not immediately clear whether the North Koreans had agreed to do the same.

“The United States and the DPRK [North Korea] will not overcome a legacy of 70 years of war and hostility on the Korean Peninsula through the course of a single Saturday,” Ortagus said. “These are weighty issues, and they require a strong commitment by both countries. The United States has that commitment.”

The discussions took place days after North Korea test-fired an underwater-launched missile, saying the test “ushered in a new phase in containing the outside forces’ threat … and further bolstering its military muscle for self-defense.”  The missile flew 280 miles and reached a maximum altitude of 565 miles, higher than any other short-range weapons North Korea has test-fired in recent months.

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North Korea resumed missile tests after the second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam collapsed in February over how much sanctions relief Washington should provide Pyongyang in exchange for partial nuclear disarmament. Diplomatic relations between the two nations have largely been in stasis since, with the exception of a brief thaw in June when Kim and Trump met at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.

The first summit between the two leaders, which took place last year in Singapore resulted in a vague denuclearization agreement but few concrete results.

Earlier Saturday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped “that the North Koreans came with spirit and willingness to move forward to implement what President Trump and Chairman Kim agreed to back in Singapore.”

“We’re mindful that this will be the first time we have had a chance to have a discussion in quite some time and that there remains a lot of work that will have to done by the two teams,” Pompeo said in Athens, where he is on the final leg of a tour of Southern Europe.

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He added that Washington hoped the meeting in Sweden would lead to “a set of dialogues that could take place in the coming weeks and months that will really deliver on the commitments that were made in Singapore.”

However, ousted National Security Advisor John Bolton openly criticized the Trump administration’s North Korea policy Monday, saying Kim Jong Un “will never give up weapons voluntarily.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Are airplane blankets, pillows sanitary to use during flights?

Getting on an airplane for a long flight is stressful. By the time you get through security, to the gate, and then on the long line to board, you’ve likely already had enough. So when you spot your seat with your airline-issued pillow and blanket, it may seem like the clouds have parted and the sun is shining. Relaxation is on the way.

Or is it? It might not be if you knew the truth about those blankets and pillows. They may not be as clean as you think, and in fact, they could be teeming with germs and bacteria from the many travelers who used them before you. Before you settle in, you need some essential information. And while you’re at it, don’t miss these other things that you should never do on an airplane.

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According to flight attendants, some airlines don’t provide new or even clean pillows and blankets for the next round of passengers. (iStock)

What’s the deal?

Each airline has its own policy on this issue. While some choose to reuse their inventory after each flight, others have chosen onetime-use options. And, as you’ve probably noticed, still others don’t offer the amenity at all. However, a majority of those that do offer reused blankets and pillows assure travelers that they are properly laundered.

On Delta, for example, the “pillowcases and blankets are laundered after each use, so they’re clean and fresh,” says Savannah Huddleston, who works for the company’s corporate communications department.

JetBlue has chosen not to jump into the laundry game for its Core segment of travelers. Instead, they allow customers to purchase a brand-new pillow and blanket on board if they so desire.

However, the company does provide pillows and blankets for VIP passengers, free of charge.

“Customers flying in Mint, our refreshing take on a premium travel experience, get custom-made pillows and blankets that are collected and laundered freshly between uses,” says Julianna Bryan, who works in corporate communications for JetBlue.

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Each airline has its own policy on this issue. While some choose to reuse their inventory after each flight, others have chosen onetime-use options. (iStock)

Where are these items washed?

According to Lonely Planet, there are two options. They’re either washed at an industrial facility via a laundry service that is contracted by the airline, or they are laundered at the airline’s home-base airport.

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How can you tell if they’re clean?

Airline spokespeople note that if the pillows and blankets are wrapped in plastic, they have the seal of approval from the airline as far as cleanliness goes.

If they aren’t, they could have very well been folded and put away in between flights without a proper cleaning.

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After discovering the diary, the furious husband passed it on to the media. (iStock)

Are they OK to use?

If you’re comfortable, go for it. Perhaps the best thing to do is to purchase your own airplane pillow and a lightweight blanket, however. They don’t take up too much room in your carry-on luggage, and at least you know where it’s been.

Here are a few other ways to avoid picking up germs on a flight.

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Tourist takes ‘magical’ photo evoking Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’

A tourist made a good impression when he photographed a cloudy sky that looked like it was straight from a Vincent van Gogh painting.

Doron Berlin, 31, was on holiday in Belgium when he looking up to see swirling clouds of blue and grey set against the brilliant sun and spires near Bruges’ Belfry bell tower.

The scene looked just like Van Gogh’s 19th-century masterpiece “The Starry Night,” so he took a snap.

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A tourist made a good impression when he photographed a cloudy sky that looked like it was straight from a Vincent van Gogh painting. The scene looked just like Van Gogh’s 19th-century masterpiece “The Starry Night,” so he took a snap. (SWNS)

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The Canadian oncologist described the moment in July as “magical and beautiful.”

“The clouds were particularly striking, and the effect of the sun shining into the camera created a very interesting vortex-type look,” Berlin said. “That, mixed with the amazing architecture in Bruges and good lighting all came together for a great oil-on-canvas feel.”

“I think it’s got a Starry Night vibe, with the clouds and the big tower,” he added. “The cloudy sky really did look like a work of Van Gogh, and it makes you wonder if this is the type of thing that inspired him.”

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Post-impressionist artist Van Gogh painted “The Starry Night” in June 1889, inspired by the view from his asylum room in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. (SWNS)

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Doron Berlin, 31, was on holiday in Belgium when he looking up to see swirling clouds of blue and grey set against the brilliant sun and spires near Bruges’ Belfry bell tower. (SWNS)

Post-impressionist artist Van Gogh painted “The Starry Night” in June 1889, inspired by the view from his asylum room in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.

Scientists at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Museum of Modern Art in New York determined the sky was painted with ultramarine and cobalt blue, while the moon was painted with Indian yellow together with zinc yellow.

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This story was originally published by SWNS.

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Reporter Jeff Mason says he was just doing his job in tense exchange with Trump: I didn’t ‘grandstand’

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Reuters reporter Jeff Mason defended his conduct during Thursday’s press conference which featured a testy exchange between him and President Trump.

“It’s our job to do follow-ups and it’s not our job to grandstand. And I wasn’t in that case,” he said Saturday while appearing on “America’s News HQ.”

Fox News anchor Eric Shawn had praised how Mason handled the exchange, telling him that he wasn’t “rude in any way.”

“You just were diligent and kept on asking to try to get to your point,” Shawn added. The confrontation occurred after Mason asked Trump what exactly he sought from Ukraine when he spoke to the nation’s newly elected president about former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Trump’s initial response focused on his longstanding complaint that foreign nations took advantage of the United States. Mason pressed him further, following up with the same question.

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“I’ve given you a long answer, ask this gentleman a question. Don’t be rude,” Trump told Mason, referring to Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. Mason responded that he didn’t want to be rude. “I just wanted you to have a chance to answer the question that I asked you,” he said.

Mason told Shawn that he was just trying to do his job and that the president hadn’t answered his question. “He didn’t answer the question and I wanted to follow up and followed up a couple of times, and that’s our job in those situations,” Mason said.

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After playing a clip of the exchange, Shawn described Mason as “cool,” “collected,” and “professional.” Earlier in the interview, Shawn made sure to praise Mason’s conduct.

“I would be utterly remiss in my professional responsibilities if I did not praise your diligence, your dedication,” he said. Before introducing the clip, Shawn added that some people called Mason’s job performance a “tutorial in journalism for journalism schools.”

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AOC pushes national rent control, welfare for illegal immigrants in latest massive proposal

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is promoting a new package of left-wing economic policies, including national rent control and expanding welfare to illegal immigrants across the country, as part of a massive new proposal aiming to achieve a “just society.”

The freshman lawmaker, who champions the multi-trillion-dollar Green New Deal proposal to combat economic inequality and climate change, has now proposed a package of bills aimed at solving perceived economic injustice.

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“A just society provides a living wage, safe working conditions, and healthcare. A just society acknowledges the value of immigrants to our communities. A just society guarantees safe, comfortable, and affordable housing,” the website for the package says. “By strengthening our social and economic foundations, we are preparing ourselves to embark on the journey to save our planet by rebuilding our economy and cultivate a just society.”

That “Just Society” proposals are made up of six different pieces of legislation that deal with issues including housing, welfare, poverty and human rights.

“The Place to Prosper Act” would prevent year-over-year rent increases of more than three percent. Meanwhile, “The Embrace Act” would allow illegal immigrants to claim the same welfare benefits as U.S. citizens and those immigrants here legally,

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law … an individual who is an alien (without regard to the immigration status of that alien) may not be denied any Federal public benefit solely on the basis of the individual’s immigration status,” the bill reads.

A federal public benefit is defined as: “any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license provided by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States; and…any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or assisted housing, postsecondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance are provided to an individual, household, or family eligibility unit by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States.”

A similar bill “The Mercy in Re-entry Act” uses similar language to stop the granting of public benefits based on whether a person was convicted of a criminal offense.

Still another bill, “The Recognizing Poverty Act,” would direct the Department of Health and Human Services to update the federal poverty level by taking into account “geographic cost variation, costs related to health insurance, work expenses for the family, child care needs, and new necessities, like internet access.” Another bill would urge the U.S. to ratify the U.N.’s Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

It is unclear how such a radical package would go down in the Democrat-controlled House, while it would almost certainly be dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled Senate. However, it could still prove to have a significant influence on U.S. politics.

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Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal was initially treated as something of an oddity by both conservatives and some Democrats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., dismissed it as the “Green dream or whatever they call it.”

But now a form of a Green New Deal is embraced by many 2020 Democrats on the campaign trail, although a test vote in the Senate on the measure failed during the summer. Other left-wing proposals such as “Medicare-for-all” and providing healthcare for illegal immigrants have also been adopted by some of those vying for the White House.

“I think the conversation that the Green New Deal sparked — like if I had to decide would I rather have the resolution passed or would I have rather preferred we start a national conversation about the urgency of the climate crisis — I would have chosen the latter every single time,” Ocasio-Cortez told NPR last month.

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Lauren Cohan returns to ‘The Walking Dead’ for Season 11

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Lauren Cohan walked away from “The Walking Dead.” Now she’s headed back.

At the end of Saturday’s New York Comic Con panel for the apocalyptic AMC zombie series that has spawned its own universe, a masked cast member stood and revealed herself to be Cohan, whose return was subsequently announced.

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AMC also announced an 11th season of the series, whose 10th starts Sunday night.

Cohan, who played Maggie Greene on the show starting in season two, left as a full-time cast member to pursue other projects after the eighth season then made a few guest appearances in the ninth.

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The 37-year-old actress has since appeared in the short-lived ABC series “Whiskey Cavalier” and the Mark Wahlberg film “Mile 22.”

It’s not clear when or how Cohan’s character will return.

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