Turkish pop star jailed for mocking religious schools

Ankara, Turkey – Turkish pop star Gulsen has been arrested for “inciting hatred and enmity” by joking about Turkish religious schools, the country’s state-run news agency reported. The 46-year-old singer and songwriter, whose full name is Gulsen Kolakoglu, was taken from her home in Istanbul for questioning and formally arrested late Thursday. He was then … Read more

Washington State School Shooter Sentenced to 40 Years

Spokane, Wash. , Caleb Sharp, who shot to death a classmate five years ago and injured three others at a Washington State high school, apologized Friday to his victims before being sentenced to at least 40 years in prison. Sharp, who was 15 at the time of the 2017 shooting, pleaded guilty in Spokane County … Read more

Pa. Drexel University will offer 50% tuition break for community college transfers as higher education struggles with enrollment drop

Like many schools, Drexel University has offered financial aid to students for many years, including those transferring from community colleges. But many students didn’t know how much — or how to get it. Now the private university has sweetened the pot by announcing a guarantee that those who meet admission requirements and earn an associate’s … Read more

Sandy Hook parents: Alex Jones claims created ‘living hell’

Austin, Texas — Fighting back to tears and eventually given the chance to confront conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the parents of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting have been through a “living hell” of death threats, harassment and ongoing trauma. was kept from. Over the past decade Jones has used … Read more

Pope visits Nunavut for final apology of his Canadian tour

Iqaluit, Nunavut — Pope Francis traveled to the edge of the Arctic on Friday to apologize to the Inuit people for the “evil” of Canadian residential schools, ending his week-long “atonement pilgrimage” to Canada with a dramatic trip to Canada’s remote region. did. Meet the survivors of the Nunavut school. Francis descended into Iqaluit, a … Read more

Canada says pope’s apology to indigenous is not enough

Quebec City — The Canadian government clarified on Wednesday that Pope Francis’ Apologies to Indigenous peoples for the mistreatment in the country’s church-run residential schools did not go far enough, suggesting that reconciliation over the horrific history was still a lot of work in progress. The official government response came as Francis arrived in Quebec … Read more

North Korea pushes for traditional medicine to fight COVID-19

Paju, South Korea — As a medical student in North Korea, Lee Gwang-jin said he treated his fever and other minor ailments with traditional herbal medicines. But bad illness could mean trouble as hospitals in his rural hometown lacked ambulances, beds, even electricity, which were sometimes needed to treat critical or emergency patients. That’s why … Read more

Juries watch gruesome video of Florida school shooting

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. , Jurors in the fines trial of Florida school shooter Nicolas Cruz watched a graphic video Tuesday in which he murdered 17 people through a three-story classroom building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland four years ago. Videos compiled from 13 security cameras inside the building were not shown in … Read more

Biden plans LGBTQ student protections as part of Title IX

by Colin Binkley | The Associated Press The rights of LGBTQ students will become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will receive new protections under new rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The resolution, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women’s rights law, aims to replace … Read more

Anonymous donor pays tab for East Texas college graduates

Officials at Wiley College in East Texas say students graduating from the historically black college were told at their commencement ceremony that an unidentified donor had paid their balance ByThe Associated Press 8th May 2022, 10:02 pm , read 1 minute share on facebookshare on Twitteremail this article Marshall, Texas – Students graduating from a … Read more