Celebrated American children’s author Dr. Seuss is now considered too controversial for one of Virginia’s largest school districts, a new report reveals. For over two decades, Dr. Seuss’s birthday has been celebrated in schools as Read Across America Day — a day dedicated to the importance of reading and literacy. The day falls on Dr. Seuss’s birthday in honor of the impactful author, whose books have helped countless children learn to read across the globe. But folllowing pressure from activists, Loudon County Public Schools is reportedly dropping the annual Dr. Seuss celebration.
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EXCLUSIVE — The Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve has raised the threat level for US service members in Iraq, while US contractors at Balad Air Base were put on high alert fearing a response to US airstrikes in Syria, two sources familiar with the move tell Fox News. Increasing force protection posture may last several days and is considered a routine precaution given current conditions on the ground. “Protection of coalition troops is the #1 priority, so taking force protection levels higher is wise and prudent,” a source told Fox News.
A Sacramento woman claims her children’s Catholic school expelled her three sons after her sexy side gig on OnlyFans was discovered by other parents. Speaking exclusively to People, Crystal Jackson, who goes by Tiffany Poindexter on OnlyFans, alleges the photos were leaked to Sacred Heart Parish School and her sons — ages 8, 10 and 12 — have now been kicked out.
OTTAWA — A man who helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for WE Charity says he believes two different groups of donors were told they had raised the money for a school in Kenya. Reed Cowan testified before a parliamentary committee today where he said he discovered a plaque that had once borne his late son’s name had been replaced with the name of another donor.
Health Canada has approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine and doses could start arriving as early as next week — that’s the good news. The bad news is there aren’t enough doses to significantly move up the timeline for most Canadians seeking a vaccine shot. But what it means for the timeline of a federal election is another matter. While as many as 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive before the end of March, the increases in doses for the second quarter running from April 1 to June 30 will only see an additional 3.4 million doses added. Most of the more than 20 million doses under contract will arrive between July 1 and Sept. 30.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon pricing regime has become an expensive, confusing, multi-headed Hydra in which claims made by his government are not accurate and promises have been broken. Among these inaccuracies and broken promises are the government’s claim the carbon tax is revenue neutral in the four provinces where it applies, that 80% of households are financially better off because of rebates and that the tax, currently at $30 per tonne of industrial greenhouse gas emissions, would be frozen at $50 per tonne in 2022.
A Toronto centre that helps grieving children will be closing in the spring due to funding problems. As of May 28, the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre — which has supported hundreds of grieving children over the years — will no longer be offering its services. “Since our inception, we have provided our services solely through the generosity of our donors and grantors. However, donations are variable from year to year and the Centre does not have, nor has ever had, ongoing annualized core funding,” the Centre’s board of directors said in a letter.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., hasn’t read the sexual harassment complaint made against New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo by one of his former aides, she said Thursday. Gillibrand made the admission to reporters, according to Politico. Former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan published an essay on Medium this week accusing Cuomo of unwanted kissing and touching while she worked in his office. She also claimed he had staffers arrange meetings with her, where he made inappropriate comments, and once asked her to play “strip poker.”
Shhh. As the city takes a second look at its fireworks bylaw — including consulting the public on how they’re sold and when they’re used — an animal rights group wants a ban on the noisy ones, opting for “quiet fireworks, because they are less terrifying for animals and people with PTSD.”
There’s more to the story of the media’s “Palestinian” free speech martyr. May 31st was an ugly day in Des Moines, Iowa, as hateful mobs of Black Lives Matter extremists smashed and looted their way across Merle Hay Mall. A protest the day before had smashed up the Polk County Courthouse, shattering windows and spraying it with graffiti. Near the mall, small business owners got out their guns and stood outside closed stores. Iowa State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, a former Black Panther and chair of the American Muslim Alliance, a group once considered so extreme that Hillary Clinton had returned its donations, played a key role in the BLM protest. Samad had opposed a bill targeting antisemitism. By the time the police moved to break up the May 31st rally, Des Moines had suffered three straight days of BLM rioting. Police stood down during much of the rioting the day before, claiming that they had to allow the looting and vandalism to prevent anyone from being hurt.