Elijah McClain's mom says his death sparked push for change
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER – Sheneen McClain is not always hopeful but thinks it's possible the death of her son Elijah McClain could create change. Sheneen McClain said she knew her son was innocent but is glad the world knows it, too. AdShe wants the officers who stopped her son to be charged, convicted and spend the rest of their lives behind bars. One of them, Jason Rosenblatt, was fired last year, but not for stopping Elijah McClain. Ad“If anyone can change the world, it's Elijah, because he has the empathy,” she said.
Deposed Myanmar leader warned of possible army obstruction
The military detained Suu Kyi and other senior politicians on Monday and said it would rule under a one-year state of emergency. Her homeland, meanwhile, was under the control of a military leader, Ne Win, a former comrade of her father who had seized power in 1962. Protests against the military government had been growing before Suu Kyi returned to Myanmar in 1988 to nurse her dying mother. Placed under house arrest in 1989, Suu Kyi was detained for 15 of the next 22 years, mostly at her dilapidated lakeside home in Yangon. Asked once in a BBC interview about her once-saintly reputation, Suu Kyi replied: “I am just a politician.
Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi
Farmers listen to their leaders during a day-long hunger strike as they continue to protest against three farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. Indian farmers and their leaders spearheading more than two months of protests against new agriculture laws began a daylong hunger strike Saturday, directing their fury toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government. Farmer leaders said the hunger strike, which coincides with the death anniversary of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, would reaffirm the peaceful nature of the protests. Farmer leaders said the hunger strike was timed to coincide with the death anniversary of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, who was famed for his nonviolent resistance to colonial rule. We have decided that we won’t go back," said Sukhdev Singh, another farmer leader who was taking part in Saturday's hunger strike.
Asia Today: Victoria premier concerned over mall outbreak
(AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)MELBOURNE – The COVID-19 figures in Australia’s Victoria state continued to show improvement on Saturday but officials are concerned about an outbreak at the country’s largest shopping center. The figures take the state toll to 805 and the national death count to 893. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said a recent outbreak linked to southeast Melbourne’s Chadstone Shopping Centre showed why it was unsafe to ease restrictions. Trump has blamed China, where the coronavirus outbreak began in December, of mishandling the outbreak and allowing it to spread. Nepal has so far 84,570 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 528 deaths.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, accused in killing of protesters listed in ‘hero’ assignment at Dallas ISD high school
DALLAS – A Dallas school district is investigating a high school English teacher who asked students to write about a modern-day hero and listed the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protests as one possible option. Kyle Rittenhouse has been accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding another in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The writing assignment also listed Joseph Rosenbaum, one of the protesters Rittenhouse is accused of killing; along with Mahatma Gandhi, César Chávez, Malcolm X and George Floyd. The Dallas Independent School District did not release the name of the W. T. White High School teacher who assigned the report. In a statement, the district said: “An unapproved assignment posted in Google Classroom yesterday has been brought to our attention.
Dallas high school teacher under fire for assignment describing Kenosha, Wisc., shooter as a hero
Dallas high school teacher under fire for assignment describing Kenosha, Wisc., shooter as a heroA Dallas high school teacher is under fire after giving students a two part assignment that listed Kenosha, Wisc., shooter Kyle Rittenhouse as a "modern hero." A Dallas high school teacher is under fire after giving students a two part assignment that listed Kenosha, Wisc., shooter Kyle Rittenhouse as a "modern hero." Photo: Google Classroom Via NBC's DFW-affiliate Photo: Google Classroom Via NBC's DFW-affiliate Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Dallas high school teacher under fire for assignment describing Kenosha, Wisc., shooter as a hero 1 / 1 Back to GalleryAn unidentified Dallas teacher is facing backlash after giving students a two-part assignment that many people deemed racially insensitive. White High School in Dallas complained about an English assignment asking students to potentially defend suspected Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. Dallas school district apologizes for assignment describing Kenosha shooter as 'hero'https://t.co/nIOgt7VNeb — Ernest Brewer Jr (@momobrewer) September 18, 2020The Dallas Independent School District apologized for the unapproved assignment and said in a statement that students were not required to complete it, Kaur reported for CNN.chron.com
Religious faith was a lifelong constant for Rep. John Lewis
FILE - In this Friday, March 5, 1999, file photo, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks with reporters in Washington. (AP Photo/Khue Bui, File)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. From his childhood, when he preached to chickens in the dirt-poor South, to his decades as a moral force in Congress, religious faith was a constant in the life of Rep. John Lewis. Lewis spent boyhood days as a make-believe minister, preaching to a congregation of clucking birds at his rural home in Alabama. Martin Luther King Jr., he went on to become a civil rights activist in his own right while attending a Baptist college in Tennessee. In my estimation, the civil rights movement was a religious phenomenon.
Trump's use of malaria drug likely to be welcomed in India
President Donald Trumps declaration that he was taking the antimalarial drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will be welcomed in India. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)NEW DELHI President Donald Trumps declaration that he was taking a malaria drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will likely be welcomed in India. Suhhil Gupta, a pharmacist in New Delhi, said Tuesday that Trump's announcement shouldn't carry any weight in India. Indias health ministry quickly approved it as a prophylactic for health care workers and others at high risk of infection, and as a treatment for critically ill patients. The Mumbai proposal was ultimately shelved amid questions of the ethics of administering the malaria drug without first subjecting it to clinical trials.