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School District Threatens Parents Their Children May Be Put in Foster Care Over Unpaid Lunch Bills

A Luzerne County, Pennsylvania school district is under fire for sending letters to parents who owe money for their children’s lunches. The letters threaten that if the bills remain unpaid their children could be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. “Your child has been sent to school every day without money and without breakfast and/or lunch. This is a failure to provide your child with proper nutrition and you can be sent to Dependency Court for neglecting your child’s right to food,” the letter reads, as NBC...
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GOP Congressman Dismisses Trump’s Racist Rant, Says He’s a ‘Person of Color’ Because He’s White: LISTEN

Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) dismissed Donald Trump’s racist rant about four Democratic congresswomen of color – Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI) – in an interview with VICE News. Said Kelly: “You know, they talk about people of color. I’m a person of color. I’m white. I’m an Anglo Saxon. People say things all the time. But I don’t get offended. With a name like Mike Kelly you can’t be from any place else but Ireland.” The post GOP Congressman Dismisses Trump’s Racist...
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This Mayor Axed Raising the LGBTQ Pride Flag Outside City Hall at the Last Minute in ‘Show of Blatant, Unacceptable Discrimination’ — WATCH

LGBTQ groups in Reading, Pennsylvania plan to file a complaint with the city’s Human Relations Commission after Mayor Wally Scott pulled the plug on an LGBTQ Pride flag-raising ceremony outside City Hall at the last minute. Scott said he opposes flags that stand for “movements” and says that’s what the Pride flag stands for. “I’m just not part of that and don’t think we should be,” said Scott. The LGBT Center of Greater Reading released a statement, saying, in part, “What was supposed to be a proud and historical moment...
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Gay Philadelphia Deputy and LGBT Liaison Found Dead at Sheriff’s Office of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Dante Austin / Facebook Tragedy struck in Philadelphia on Friday ahead of its annual Pride weekend. Deputy Sheriff Dante Austin, the department’s LGBT liaison, was found dead in his office on Friday morning of what is thought to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound (pending confirmation from  the Medical Examiner’s Office). Austin was 27. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: “Police and medics raced to the building at 6:45 a.m. Friday, police said. Sheriff Jewell Williams confirmed Austin’s death shortly after noon. Austin, a U.S. Army veteran who was working in the Civil...
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