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'Queen of rock 'n' roll' Tina Turner dies at 83

Tina TurnerTina Turner, the American-born singer who left a hardscrabble farming community and abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, died on Wednesday at the age of 83.

She died peacefully after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her representative said.

Turner began her career in the 1950s during the early years of rock and roll and evolved into an MTV phenomenon.

In the video for her chart-topping song "What's Love Got to Do with It," in which she called love a "second-hand emotion," Turner epitomized 1980s style as she strutted through New York City streets with her spiky blond hair, wearing a cropped jean jacket, mini skirt, and stiletto heels.


Florida school bans Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem after parental complaint

Florida school bans Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem

A Miami-Dade elementary school has removed Amanda Gorman’s presidential inauguration poem, The Hill We Climb, from circulation after a parent complained that it contained indirect “hate messages.”

Gorman, 25, who gained national prominence after she recited her poem at President Joe Biden’s 2021 inauguration, took to Twitter Tuesday to denounce the book banning.

“I’m gutted,” the poet wrote in a lengthy Twitter statement, before saying that censored books are often authored by people “who have struggled for generations to get on bookshelves,” most of whom are “queer and non-white.”

“I wrote The Hill We Climb so that all young people could see themselves in a historical moment,” Gorman wrote. “Ever since, I’ve received countless letters and videos from children inspired by The Hill We Climb to write their own poems. Robbing children of the chance to find their voices in literature is a violation of their right to free thought and free speech.”

TVNL comment: We are surely in a bottomless pit.  Each time when we thought these bigots had reached rock bottom, we were mistaken.  There obvious in no depth they will not embrace.




Christian Glass family to receive largest known police settlement in Colorado history

Christian Glass family settlement

The family of Christian Glass will receive $19 million — the largest known law enforcement settlement in state history — after a Clear Creek County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed the 22-year-old Boulder man in the front seat of his stranded car last summer.

Along with the money, which will be shared by attorneys, agencies have pledged a number of police reform and mental health training initiatives. Clear Creek County will dedicate a public park in Glass’s name, and on Wednesday, Gov. Jared Polis will display Glass’s artwork in state government buildings and hold a ceremony commemorating Glass.


Los Angeles Dodgers reinstate Pride Night invitation to drag nun group

Dodgers reinvite Drag nuns to Pride Day

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a well-known San Francisco order of queer and trans “nuns” that has existed since the 1970s, are once again welcome at the team’s annual Pride Night.

Last week, the baseball team rescinded the group’s invitation after a Republican senator from Florida wrote a letter accusing the sisters, a group which came to prominence during the Aids crisis, of being anti-Christian activists. The group, which does charitable and protest work in addition to its street drag show performances, was set to receive an award during a ceremony before a 16 June game against the San Francisco Giants.

Some conservative Roman Catholics and politicians, including Florida’s Republican senator, Marco Rubio, had accused the group of mocking nuns and the Christian faith. Rubio’s press office had celebrated the Dodgers’ exclusion of the nuns last week with an email blast titled, “Rubio Knocks Out Wokeism from the LA Dodgers”.


Report: Nearly 2,000 children abused by more than 450 Catholic leaders in Illinois

Illinois AG Raoul

A multi-year investigation into child sex abuse by members of the Catholic clergy in Illinois found at least 1,997 children across the state were sexually abused.

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul Tuesday released a comprehensive report detailing decades of child sex abuse by members of the Illinois Catholic dioceses, which includes Belleville, Chicago, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford, and Springfield.

The nearly 700-page report features detailed narrative accounts of child sex abuse committed by Catholic clerics.

Many of the narratives were written in consultation with survivors, are based upon their experiences, and told from the survivor’s point of view.



More women sue Texas saying the state's anti-abortion laws harmed them

Women sue state of Texas over abortion bill

"What happened to these women is indefensible and is happening to countless pregnant people across the state," Molly Duane, an attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement.

The new group of women brings the total number of plaintiffs to 15. The lawsuit, filed in state court in Austin, asks a judge to clarify the meaning of medical exceptions in the state's anti-abortion statutes.

The Texas "trigger law," passed in 2021 in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade last year, makes performing an abortion a felony, with exceptions for a "life-threatening physical condition" or "a serious risk of substantial impairment of a major bodily function."


Whitmer signs Michigan’s red flag law; AG calls out defiant sheriffs

Gretchen Whitmer signs red flg law in Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed a red flag law Monday meant to keep guns away from those who may harm themselves or others in the wake of the Michigan State University mass shooting earlier this year that left three students dead.

Senate Bill 83 will allow Michigan to join a group of more than a dozen states who have already enacted red flag laws, also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders. This kind of law, which will go into effect 90 days after the legislative session is over, will allow those who are close to someone to petition a judge to remove firearms from them if they believe they are a threat to themselves or others.

The Associated Press also reported some sheriffs have told the outlet they would not enforce the red flag law. The report noted more than half of the state’s counties have passed resolutions declaring themselves as Second Amendment sanctuaries, meaning they oppose laws they believe impede their gun rights.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel vowed to find people who will enforce the red flag orders at the bill signing Monday, the Associated Press reported.



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