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Published: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 3:48 PM
NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. — A Nassau County teen is raising money for college after she says her parents cut her off for dating a black man.
Kearsten Holley, of Hilliard, created a GoFundMe account titled, "Color doesn't matter, college does."
She says on the page that her parents cut her off because she began seeing a boy of a different race, and they didn't approve.
"Why? I will never be able to comprehend or see behind their beliefs on that," she wrote. "I am 18 years old and my parents no longer support me, my future or anything I do because I choose to be with him."
Holley said on Facebook that she got a scholarship to play softball at St. Johns River State College, but it won't cover all of her expenses.
"Because of me not believing that my romantic interests is inferior due to his skin color, I will struggle going to college," Holley said.
Several people who commented on the GoFundMe page she shared on Facebook said she is going to have to get a job.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 6:23 AM
ADAMS COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio break-in suspect who goes by “Popeye” and sports a large, unusual face tattoo may be as recognizable as the sailor man himself.
According to WKRC, Anthony Ward was arrested on theft and breaking-and-entering charges Wednesday after the Adams County Sheriff's Office shared his photo on Facebook.
“Be on the look out for aka (Popeye) Anthony Ward,” the Adams County Sheriff’s Office stated. “Subject has Felony warrants through Brown County and wanted for questioning on several B&E's [breaking and entering]. AIso Dottie Worthington is with this subject and are driving a Black Chevy Cruz.”
The post quickly racked up 2,700 shares and more than 100 comments from bemused followers.
Sheriff’s officials told Cox Media the post was removed from Facebook due to the overwhelming amount of comments.
“Don't you have a better pic? This could be anybody,” one commenter quipped.
“Now they need to put a ‘be on the lookout’ for a bad tattoo artist,” wrote another.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:35 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. — A Louisiana high school can thank one of the biggest names in basketball for its new weight room.
Lafayette High School was given $21,000 by the Lafayette Parish School Board for the project to redo its weight room, but the total price tag was just over $40,000, The Daily Advertiser reported.
But Shaquille O’Neal made sure they got the new weight equipment they needed for the school’s athletic programs by paying the remainder of the bill.
“If we didn’t have Shaq step in to help us, it would have been another two years for us to raise the money,” football coach Rob Pool told the Advertiser.
The coaches spent the day Wednesday putting the green and black customized machines together in time for Thursday’s football team workout, the Advertiser reported.
The donation, which Shaq told the team about via a video back in March, was part of South Louisiana Giving Day, the Advertiser reported.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 12:10 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 12:10 PM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called the U.S.-Mexico border “a big mess” on Thursday morning as the House prepared to vote on a pair of immigration bills.
Update 12:10 p.m. EDT June 21: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called a pair of proposed Republican immigration reform bills a “compromise with the devil.”
She said that the bills make Republicans complicit in Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The policy, which directs prosecutors to pursue cases against any person suspected of coming to the country illegally, resulted in the separation of hundreds of children from their parents at the border.
.@NancyPelosi: "It is not a compromise. It may be a compromise with the devil, but it's not a compromise with the Democrats in terms of what they have in their bill."— CSPAN (@cspan) June 21, 2018
Full video here: https://t.co/PKnwkpPCFo pic.twitter.com/d6fZcuMrTY
Update 11:55 a.m. EDT June 21: House Speaker Paul Ryan said officials are working on reuniting families that have been separated in recent weeks at the border.
“I believe (the Department of Homeland Security) is working on that,” Ryan said Thursday at a news briefing. “We obviously want to have families reunited.”
He said DHS officials are working with the Department of Health and Human Services to bring the families back together.
“What we’re trying to do is put the families at the head of the queue so they can be adjudicated faster,” he said.
.@SpeakerRyan: "If these bills do not pass today then we will cross that bridge when we get to it. But the last thing I want to do right now is undercut the votes that we are about to have on what I think are pretty darn good immigration measures." https://t.co/Y4rSBy1brL pic.twitter.com/MvQXhfBwFQ— CSPAN (@cspan) June 21, 2018
The Trump administration in April directed prosecutors to pursue cases against all people suspected of crossing the border illegally as part of a “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy. Parents were separated from their children as they faced prosecution. Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Trump ended the policy Wednesday with an executive order days after he first started calling on Congress to stop the separations through legislation.
The House is set to vote Thursday on a pair of Republican immigration reform bills, although neither appeared likely to succeed.
Original report: “The Border has been a big mess and problem for many years,” Trump wrote. “At some point (Senate Minority Leader Chuck) Schumer and (House Minority Leader Nancy) Pelosi, who are weak on Crime and Border security, will be forced to do a real deal, so easy, that solves this long time problem.”
The Border has been a big mess and problem for many years. At some point Schumer and Pelosi, who are weak on Crime and Border security, will be forced to do a real deal, so easy, that solves this long time problem. Schumer used to want Border security - now he’ll take Crime!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
Democrats want open Borders, where anyone can come into our Country, and stay. This is Nancy Pelosi’s dream. It won’t happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
The president’s tweet comes one day after he ended his administration’s much-derided policy of separating migrant children from parents at the border and as the House readies to debate and vote on a pair of Republican immigration reform bills.
It was not immediately clear whether the bills would be successful. House Republican leaders were still trying Thursday morning to build support for one negotiated among conservative and moderate factions of the GOP, although the measure is unlikely to pick up much, if any, Democratic support.
Ahead of the planned vote, the president accused Democrats of “only looking to Obstruct” the immigration bills in order to gain political clout ahead of the mid-term elections.
“What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms),” Trump wrote Thursday morning in a tweet. “Republicans must get rid of the stupid Filibuster Rule-it is killing you!”
What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms). Republicans must get rid of the stupid Filibuster Rule-it is killing you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to end his administration’s policy of separating migrant children from parents suspected of coming to the country illegally at the border. The controversial policy was a result of Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement push announced in April.
Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 10:49 AM
— If you want a seat at the world’s best restaurant, you had better make reservations.
It has only 12 tables.
Osteria Francescana, a restaurant in Modena, Italy, took the top ranking as the world's best restaurant for the second time in three years in a survey from The World’s 50 Best.
The ranking includes restaurants in 23 countries. Six of the eateries are in the United States.
Osteria Francescana was noted for its “range of narratives” in the food, with compliments to chef Massimo Bottura for his dishes that play "with ingredients from the surrounding Emilia-Romagna region.”
The six restaurants in the United States making the list are: Eleven Madison Park (No. 4), Cosme (No. 25) and Le Bernardin (No. 26) in Manhattan; Blue Hill at Stone Barns (No. 12) in Pocantico Hills, New York; Alinea (No. 34) in Chicago; and Saison (No. 46) in San Francisco.
According to a statement, “the list is voted for by more than 1,000 international restaurant industry experts and well-travelled gourmets who make up The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy.”
Here are the top 10 restaurants.