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Edward Colston: Bristol schools consider name change

Image copyright Geograph/Eirian Evans Image caption Colston’s Girls’ School said it took “immediate action” to remove the statue from its reception area A school which is named after Edward Colston has removed a statue of him and is considering changing its name.Colston’s Girls’ School took it down after a different statue of the 17th Century…

How One Brooklyn Hospital Survived Its Deadliest Spring

How one Brooklyn hospital survived its deadliest spring. The ICU team during the resuscitation of a patient who has suffered a cardiac arrest on March 30. Photo: Patrick Schnell M.D. The ICU team during the resuscitation of a patient who has suffered a cardiac arrest on March 30. Photo: Patrick Schnell M.D. The ICU team…

The Origins of the ‘Police Riot’

Chicago police weren’t exactly “keeping the peace” during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Photo: Santi Visalli Inc./Getty Images One of the most fascinating developments surrounding the George Floyd protests has been a steady shift in media and public focus from misconduct by protesters (e.g., property damage and looting) to misconduct by the police who are…

Hartley Sawyer: The Flash actor fired over offensive tweets

Hartley Sawyer has apologised for his comments but says they were meant to be humorousActor Hartley Sawyer has been fired from US superhero TV show The Flash after offensive tweets resurfaced.Sawyer, who played Ralph Dibny/the Elongated Man, apologised after posts containing sexist and racist references emerged.Sawyer said the tweets were “hurtful and unacceptable” and that…

Daniel Radcliffe responds to J.K Rowling’s controversial comments: “Transgender women are women”

“Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe has sharply criticized controversial comments from author J.K. Rowling. In a piece published Monday for LGBTQ youth nonprofit The Trevor Project, Radcliffe said he felt “compelled to say something at this moment.” “Transgender women are women,” Radcliffe wrote. “Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender…

Still beside the queen at 99: Prince Philip to mark birthday

LONDON (AP) — There certainly won’t be fuss. Count on that.When Britain’s Prince Philip reaches the grand age of 99 on Wednesday, he will spend it quietly and in much the same way he’s spent most of his adult life: beside Queen Elizabeth II. The stalwart consort plans a quiet lunch at Windsor Castle, where…