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Rush Limbaugh Dead at Age 70… Talk radio pioneer dominated decades…

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Conservative radio giant Rush Limbaugh has died, following a bout with lung cancer. His wife Kathryn made the announcement at the outset of his radio show Wednesday.

“It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer,” Kathryn announced to the audience.

Limbaugh first announced his diagnosis just over a year ago. He shared his health battle with listeners regularly in candid fashion.

“It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over,” Limbaugh told listeners in October. “We all know we’re going to die at some point. When you have a terminal disease diagnosis that has a time frame to it, then that puts a different psychological and even physical awareness to it.”

Shortly after sharing his diagnosis, Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Donald Trump. The radio icon, who began his career in national syndication more than three decades ago, was beloved by conservatives, and a longtime favorite of Trump — who was a frequent guest. He also drew frequent condemnation, over the course of his career, from progressives and other critics — who called out his commentary as bigoted, and regularly false.

The host’s appearances on his show grew less frequent as his condition deteriorated. But he was still active in the days leading up to, and the days following, the 2020 election

Limbaugh was 70 years old. He is survived by Kathryn — his wife of 10 years.

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Cambridge University archive slaps ‘trigger warnings’ on classic children’s books because of potentially ‘harmful content’

“Cat in the Hat” deemed offensive

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Cambridge University archive slaps ‘trigger warnings’ on classic children’s books because of potentially ‘harmful content’
  • Cambridge archive to label classic texts with ‘harmful content’ warnings
  • In online versions, words, phrases and images deemed harmful will be flagged
  • And warnings about their content will be placed at the beginning of each text

Classic children’s books in a Cambridge University archive will in future be labelled with ‘trigger warnings’ for ‘harmful content relating to slavery, colonialism and racism’.

Researchers are reviewing more than 10,000 books and magazines to expose authors who have been ‘offensive to historically enslaved, colonised or denigrated people’.

It comes after anti-racist campaigners demanded teachers censor racial slurs when reading out the text of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.

Classic children’s books in a Cambridge University archive will in future be labelled with ‘trigger warnings’ for ‘harmful content relating to slavery, colonialism and racism’.

Researchers are reviewing more than 10,000 books and magazines to expose authors who have been ‘offensive to historically enslaved, colonised or denigrated people’.

It comes after anti-racist campaigners demanded teachers censor racial slurs when reading out the text of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.

In online versions, words, phrases and images deemed harmful will be flagged and content warnings placed at the beginning of each text.

Offending authors include Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote Little House On The Prairie, for her ‘stereotypical depictions of Native Americans’.

Another is Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel, author of the Dr Seuss books, for ‘overt blackface’ and cultural insensitivities.

The Water Babies, Charles Kingsley’s 1863 children’s classic about a young chimney sweep, is described as having the potential to ‘harm readers without warning’ for comments about Irish and black people. 

L Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, is also cited for ‘white supremacy’ in his Bandit Jim Crow, written under the pen name of Laura Bancroft.

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Irish city with 99.7 percent vaccinated over 18 has highest rate of Covid-19

Waterford city district has State’s highest rate of Covid-19 infections
– County also has highest rate of vaccination take-up in the Republic

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Irish city with 99.7 percent vaccinated over 18 has highest rate of Covid-19

Waterford city has one of the Ireland’s highest rates of vaccination against Covid-19, but one of its electoral areas has emerged as the place with the highest rate of Covid-19 infection in the State.

The city’s south electoral area has a 14-day incidence rate of 1,486 cases per 100,000 of the population, three times the national average which stands at 493 infections per 100,000 people.

The adjacent electoral area of Tramore-Waterford City West has a 14-day rate of 1,121 per 100,000, according to the latest weekly figures published by the Health Service Executive’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Waterford has the highest rate of vaccination in the country with 99.7 per cent of adults over the age of 18 (as registered in the last census) fully vaccinated. The county has gone from having one of the lowest rates of Covid-19 infection in Ireland to one of the highest.

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Putin Says West is Completely Insane, “Subverting Human Nature” For Allowing Takeover by Gender Mob

Russian President Vladimir Putin blasted the west as “completely insane” for allowing children to be taught there is no biological sex.

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