Former Cambridge Analytica chief used N-word to describe Barbados PM | UK news | The Guardian

Former Cambridge Analytica chief used N-word to describe Barbados PM | UK news | The Guardian

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Hillary Clinton: Democrats ‘cannot be civil’ with Republicans anymore | Fox News

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Hillary Clinton, in a television interview Tuesday, rejected the idea that Democrats should be “civil” with Republicans in the age of Donald Trump, embracing a more confrontational and aggressive political approach.
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton said.
Speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said, “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
An error occurred while retrieving the Tweet. It might have been deleted. Clinton’s comments come amid escalating attacks against Republican lawmakers and Trump administration officials by left-wing activists.
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COPS PROBE DOXXING OF GOP SENATORS, AS LEFT-WING ESCALATES CONFRONTATIONAL TACTICS
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said Sunday his wife had received a graphic text message with a video depicting a beheading, after Gardner voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Before and after the vote, thousands of demonstrators stormed the halls of Congress and steps of the Supreme Court to protest Kavanaugh.
Last week, Democratic intern Jackson Cosko, who recently worked as an unpaid intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, also was arrested for posting the personal information of Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah on Wikipedia — including their home addresses.
During the Kavanaugh battle, two female activists cornered Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in an elevator and screamed at him, with one of them repeatedly demanding he look at her as she accused him of suggesting her own sexual assault “doesn’t matter.”
And days earlier, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife Heidi were hounded out of a restaurant by protesters peppering the senator with questions about Kavanaugh and chanting “we believe survivors” and “cancel Kavanaugh.”
The tactic of hounding lawmakers and Trump officials out of restaurants became more prevalent in June, when White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen were driven out of restaurants amid the backlash over the separation of illegal immigrant families at the border.
Such confrontations were encouraged by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who days later called on supporters to confront Trump officials in public spaces.
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she told a crowd.
This week, Republicans have been pushing back against such tactics. Some have pointed to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., at a Republican baseball practice last year as a reminder of how heated rhetoric can lead to much worse.
Kelley Paul, the wife of Sen. Rand Paul, revealed that she now keeps a loaded gun by her bed after her family has “experienced violence and threats of violence at a horrifying level.”
Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a politics reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AlexPappas.

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Only Fools and Horses musical heads for West End – BBC News

Only Fools and Horses musical heads for West End 08 October 2018 Image copyright BBC/Trevor Leighton Image caption Sir David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Lennard Pearce next to their Theatreland equivalents Lovely jubbly! The heroes of Only Fools and Horses are making a comeback – in a musical version of the classic sitcom. Co-written by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, son of the sitcom’s creator John, it will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London in February. Whitehouse, of The Fast Show fame, will play Grandad opposite Tom Bennett’s Del Boy and Ryan Hutton’s Rodney. The late Chas Hodges, of Chas and Dave fame, helped compose the show’s 20 new tunes. The musical – which John Sullivan was working on at the time of his 2011 death – is “fully endorsed” by the late writer’s estate. Sir David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Lennard Pearce played Derek, Rodney and Grandad Trotter in the long-running series. Image copyright Trevor Leighton Image caption Whitehouse (right) said the musical would be “very faithful” to the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses The Musical will combine well-known scenes from the original TV shows with “hilarious” new material. The show will also feature such familiar characters as Boycie, Trigger, Marlene and Denzil. Set in 1989, the musical will show Del and Rodney finding love with Raquel and Cassandra against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Peckham. Whitehouse said he and Jim Sullivan had “remained very faithful” to the original’s “feel” while also seeking to “highlight contemporary issues”. “We’re very conscious of the Only Fools legacy and that it’s so fondly remembered by people of almost all ages,” he continued. “So we’ve tried to incorporate everyone’s favourite moments from the TV shows and, of course, all the great characters.” Speaking to the BBC on Monday, Whitehouse said one of his own favourite moments was the scene involving a shattered chandelier in 1982 episode A Touch of Glass. The famous sequence sees Jason’s Del and Lyndhurst’s Rodney brace themselves to catch a mansion’s falling chandelier, only for Pearce’s Grandad to send another one down the hall plummeting to the ground. Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Whitehouse said it would be “quite tricky” to replicate the gag on stage while pointing out that the Theatre Royal Haymarket sits opposite the current home of The Phantom of the Opera – part of which also involves a falling chandelier. “Maybe we’ll borrow their chandelier, have it crash down and give it back,” joked the actor, who was recently seen with Sir Michael Caine in crime film King of Thieves. While most of the show’s score is original, Whitehouse confirmed it would contain a “mash-up” of the two songs that play over Only Fools’ opening and closing credits. “It’s a brilliant vocal arrangement and it really builds into a proper crescendo,” he told the BBC’s Neil Smith. “The audience will come in with certain expectations, some of which we’ll dash and some which we’ll fulfil,” he went on. “We want people to have a good time and think, ‘I’ve just seen a distillation of the show with some of my favourite bits and songs I can almost join in with.'” The 60-year-old also said he and his co-writer had chosen to include Grandad because he was “a slightly more sympathetic character” than the Trotters’ Uncle Albert. Grandad was written out of the show after Pearce’s 1984 death in an episode that saw Buster Merryfield – now also deceased – introduced as his seafaring sibling. Follow us on Facebook , on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts , or on Instagram at bbcnewsents . If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. More on this story

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GCSE book pulled after stereotyping Caribbean dads as ‘largely absent’ – BBC News

GCSE book pulled after stereotyping Caribbean dads as ‘largely absent’ 8 October 2018 These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A publisher has said it will stop selling a GCSE textbook after it was found to contain stereotypes about Caribbean families.
AQA GCSE (9-1) Sociology says Caribbean men are “largely absent” from family situations.
The comments have been called “really dangerous” as there’s no social or historical context.
Hodder Education says it’s taking concerns “extremely seriously” and will stop supplying the book for sale. Image caption This passage appears on page 94 of the AQA-approved exam text
The paragraph in the sociology of families section of the book reads: “In Caribbean families, the fathers and husbands are largely absent and women assume the most responsibility in childrearing.
“When men and women live together, it is usually in cohabiting or common law relationships that reproduce the traditional patriarchal division of labour.”
It adds: “The family system is also characterised by child-shifting, that is, the passing of children to other relatives or acquaintances if the parents find themselves unable to take care of them. As a result, multiple women are involved in childhood socialisation.”
People on social media have called the text “racist”. Skip Twitter post by @Nacha533 This is poor and very damaging to our community’ s identity. It’s poorly researched if there is any research at all. It’s a typical ‘pub like’ conversation which has been put into text. It’s damaging and perpetuates Eurocentric stereotypes of black people. End of Twitter post by @Nacha533
Tamu Thomas is from Motherhood Reconstructed, which celebrates black British mothers.
“This is a book which has been approved by an exam board that’s supposed to be credible and progressive,” she told Radio 1 Newsbeat.
“I couldn’t imagine what it would feel like if you were a black child, sitting in class and reading a statement like that.
“I do acknowledge that the number of families with absent fathers is higher in the black community, proportionally. But when something is put forward as fact like that without explaining the historical reasons why that might be the case, without any context, that’s really dangerous.” Image copyright Tamu Thomas Image caption “This textbook just implied black fathers are feckless,” Tamu Thomas says
The lone parent charity Gingerbread says that in families of Black or minority ethnic backgrounds, 21% are single parent families compared with 16% nationally. The parent’s gender is not stated.
“If we had an educational system that actually studied and analysed the black experience, including the impact of the slave trade and racism in society, it would be different,” Tamu says.
The GCSE textbook was originally released in 2014 and an updated version, which still includes the paragraph, was published in 2017.
AQA said in a statement: “We don’t agree with any stereotypes and there’s nothing about Caribbean families in our actual GCSE Sociology syllabus.
“We don’t produce textbooks ourselves – but we’ll be speaking with the publisher of this book about these concerns, investigating thoroughly and taking any necessary action.”
Publisher Hodder Education has responded: “We are taking this feedback very seriously; we will be working with the authors and reviewing the entire textbook as a result of the concerns raised. Meanwhile we have stopped supplying the book for sale.”

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Police find 500 videotapes in home of suspected serial rapist…

Police find 500 videotapes in home of suspected serial rapist Prosecutors have received $20,000 to digitally convert the outdated tapes. by David K. Li / Oct.09.2018 01:15 Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE
Michigan police found nearly 500 videotapes in the home of a rape suspect and now have to modernize them in order to see if he is responsible for assaults going back decades, officials said.
Authorities found the tapes when they arrested Gilbert Conway in July on charges he raped six women between 2009 and 2018, authorities said. He’s pleaded not guilty to 77 criminal counts, which include first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.
Lawmakers in Genesee County, Michigan, on Monday signed off on spending $15,000 to $20,000 to help investigators convert Conway’s Hi8 videotapes into a modern digital format. Gilbert Conway of Flint, Michigan, has been arraigned on charges in connection with the rape of six women. Genesee County Sheriff’s Office
Hi8 tapes were typically used in 1990s camcorders.
Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton said police could find “a whole lot more victims” of the 60-year-old Flint resident.
“We believe he videotapes the sex assaults while he commits them. Once we view them, we are going to try and identify additional victims,” Leyton told WEYI-TV.
Flint police and FBI agents will examine the footage once it’s all been converted, officials said.
“We’re going to try to reach out to those victims if we can identify them and we’re going to try and take statements from them and see that they were victimized.”
Conway’s lawyer, Archie Hayman, said he has not yet seen anything on the videotapes.
“As far as I know, Mr. Conway appears to be have been a hard-working individual with years of employment and a loving family man,” said Hayman. Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE

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