Tulsa Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with felony manslaughter in the first degree, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler told reporters Thursday.
Charlotte Police Shooting: Protests Largely Peaceful Past Midnight Curfew:
Protesters marched in Charlotte for a third night over the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott — remaining largely peaceful on the streets past a midnight curfew.
White House Investigating Possible Leak Of Michelle Obama’s Passport:
The White House is investigating the apparent hack of an email account belonging to a low-level contractor that purportedly contained a scan of Michelle Obama’s passport and information about vice presidential travel.
Disney Halts Sales Of Moana Costume After Racism Claims:
Disney has halted sales of a costume inspired by its upcoming “Moana” movie after being accused of racism.
The costume is based on Disney’s animated depiction of Maui, a key figure in Polynesian oral tradition. It featured full-length brown trousers and a long-sleeved shirt covered in “tattoos,” as well as a “skirt” made of leaves.
Traditional tattoos are imbued with deep meaning in Polynesian culture.
Chelsie Haunani Fairchild, who described herself as Polynesian and a native Hawaiian, said the costume was an example of cultural appropriation. It was wrong to sell a costume that allowed children to pretend to be another race, she said.
Brangelina Split: Don’t Play Blame Game:
After weeks of tabloid speculation, the announcement came Tuesday that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband of two years (and partner for 11-plus years) Brad Pitt. And the speculation on what went wrong has inevitably been closely followed by the related question of who is to blame?
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