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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Mar 9, 2018

It’s been a stormy week for the White House.

A Pitch For Getting Girls In The Game

Mar 8, 2018

For thousands of female athletes whose sport of choice is baseball, there are few professional options. There is a national women’s team, and a handful of women have competed at the minor league level.

Trump Versus The Golden State

Mar 8, 2018

The Trump administration has sued a state.

From The New York Times:

Where Does Hollywood Go From Here?

Mar 6, 2018

Actress Frances McDormand took to the stage at the 90th Academy Awards and delivered a stirring speech that ended in one surprising zinger: “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen — inclusion rider.”

An inclusion rider is a clause in an actor’s contract that requires the production they’re working on to hire a certain percentage of diverse cast and crew, if the production wants that actor to stay on board.

Across the country many cities were on fire in 1967. Tensions between blacks and whites were inflamed, leading to massive riots from Birmingham to Milwaukee to Detroit and Los Angeles.

President Lyndon B. Johnson wanted to know why. He assembled a group of elected officials and thought leaders to uncover the impetus for the violence. The National Advisory on Civil Disorders soon became known as the Kerner Commission, named for then-Illinois governor Otto Kerner, who served as chair of the commission.