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WNBA star Brittney Griner's defense team has filed an appeal against her conviction on drug charges in Russia, nearly two weeks after she was sentenced to nine years in jail by a Moscow court. Her lawyer Maria Blagovolina said Monday the defense team had filed the appeal, in a statement via the Telegram messaging app. The move, which was widely expected, comes as Russia and the United States discuss a potential prisoner swap that would secure Griner's release. The American basketball player was arrested at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 after authorities said they found cannabis-infused vape cartridges in her luggage. She was sentenced on Aug. 4 to 9 years in Russian prison after being found guilty of drug possession and smuggling, after making an emotional final plea for leniency.
Persons: Maria Blagovolina, Griner, Paul Whelan, Viktor Bout Organizations: U.S Locations: Russia, Moscow, United States, American, U.S, Russian
For 70 years it was the flagship store of venerated entertainment retailer HMV, helping the Beatles launch their first major record deal in 1962. Today this landmark is home to Candy World, one of more than two dozen shabby American-themed stores selling candy and trinkets whose recent mysterious explosion on one of London’s most popular shopping thoroughfares has confounded officials and property experts. Their spread exemplifies the decay of Oxford Street. The mass public hangings stopped in the 1780s, and soon the street reinvented itself as a shopping destination. But today it faces unprecedented crisis, its stores struggling to compete with online retail while coping with crippling overheads — and that was before Covid-19.
Persons: , Dan Neidle, Clifford Chance, , overheads, Stuart Machin, Spencer Organizations: Oxford St, HMV, Beatles, Candy, Oxford, Debenhams, Topshop, Marks, Telegraph Locations: Jolly, Hong Kong
“If the Taliban finds us, they will immediately kill us,” she told NBC News from Kabul this year. “When the Taliban want someone, they will arrest their whole family until they get the person they want,” she added. A Taliban fighter walks past a beauty salon with images of women defaced in Kabul in August 2021. Workers hoist sacks of flour as Afghans collect monthly rations of staple food from a U.N. World Food Program distribution point in Kabul in January. Ebrahim Noroozi / AP“I think it goes to show, the Taliban prioritizes ideological issues over practical issues like getting assistance and recognition,” he said.
Persons: Osama bin Laden, Ashraf Ghani, Malika, Bashir, , , Wakil Kohsar, “ I’m, Abdul, Scott Peterson, Samira, Michael Kugelman, Ebrahim Noroozi, Jawed Organizations: Taliban, Amnesty International, NBC News, Getty, United Nations, World Bank, Food, South, Wilson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, U.S, Taliban, AFP, Ukraine, Europe, Takhar, Samira, South Asia, Washington
The projections are part of First Street Foundation's new, peer-reviewed extreme heat model, which shows that most of the country will have upticks in the number of days with heat index temperatures above 100 degrees over the next 30 years as a result of climate change. The heat index represents what a temperature feels like to the human body when humidity and air temperature are combined. As humans continue to pump heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, temperatures around the world are rising, which increases both the frequency of extreme heat events and their severity. The researchers looked at the seven hottest days expected for any property this year and calculated what the equivalent could be in 30 years. Across the country, they found that, on average, a community's seven hottest days are projected to become the location's 18 hottest days by 2053.
Persons: Jeremy Porter, Porter Organizations: City University of New, National Oceanographic, First Locations: City University of New York, Europe, Miami, Dade County
The suspect in Saturday's deadly vehicle collision with a crowd in Pennsylvania said it was intentional and detailed a subsequent fatal attack on his mother, police said Sunday. In a criminal complaint filed Sunday, Pennsylvania State Police investigators say defendant Reyes confessed to both homicides — an estimated 2 miles apart — after he was informed of his right not to cooperate. A trooper asked whether he was aware of what happened outside a bar in Berwick, where a vehicle struck 18 people early Saturday. Troopers quote Reyes as saying he was "speeding up" as the Honda Accord he drove struck the crowd. Reyes was denied bail and was being held at the Columbia County Correctional Facility, state police said Sunday.
Persons: Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes, Reyes, Rosa D, Jason Zoshak, Andrew Morgantini Organizations: Pennsylvania State Police, Intoxicology Department, Honda Accord, Honda, Facebook, Columbia, Correctional Facility Locations: Pennsylvania, Wilkes, Barre, Luzerne County, Berwick, Nescopeck
Salman Rushdie's recovery is "headed in the right direction," his agent told The New York Times Sunday. Rushdie was stabbed 10 times in an attack reports say may be linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Rushdie was attacked Friday as he took the stage to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. "The road to recovery has begun," Andrew Wylie, Rushdie's literary agent, said in a text message to The New York Times. "A 24-year-old born in the United States did not come up with Salman Rushdie as a target on his own," a Middle Eastern intelligence official told VICE World News.
Persons: Salman, Rushdie, Khomeini, , Salman Rushdie, Andrew Wylie, Zafar Rushdie, Hadi Matar, Muhammad, Matar Organizations: New York Times, Revolutionary Guard Corps, Service, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Chautauqua Institution, CNN, NBC News New, Iranian Armed Forces, Islam, NATO Locations: New York, NBC News New York, New Jersey, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United States
The son of the man suspected of killing at least two Muslim men in New Mexico in recent months allegedly may also have played a role in the crime, authorities said in court documents filed last week. Authorities are still investigating those cases, and Muhammad Syed has not been charged with the murders. “Defendant’s propensity for dishonesty should undermine the Court’s confidence that he will be forthright with any probation officer tasked with supervising him on any form of pretrial release," the court documents state. Anderson, Syed's attorney, claims he never received the summons or complaint issued to him in this case, according to court documents. His father, Muhammad, was also implicated in troubling domestic violence incidents, including one inside a state office building, court documents show.
Persons: Shaheen Syed, Muhammad Syed, Naeem Hussain, Mohammad Ahmadi, Syed, There's, Muhammad Atif Syed, Hussain, John C, Anderson, Muhammad Organizations: U.S, Attorney, District, Authorities, Telephone, Volkswagen, NBC News Locations: New Mexico, States, United States
Anne Heche will be taken off of life support Sunday afternoon, a spokesperson for the actor told NBC News. Organ recipients have been identified and surgeons are ready to perform the implants once Heche has been taken off life support, the spokesperson said. Multiple organs will be transplanted, but it is not known at this time which ones. Although Heche was declared brain-dead on Friday, a week after she crashed her car into a home in Los Angeles, the actor was kept on life support so that her organs can be donated. “While Anne is legally dead according to California law, her heart is still beating, and she has not been taken off life support so that One Legacy can see if she is a match for organ donation,” Heche’s spokesperson said in a statement at the time.
Persons: Anne Heche, Heche, Anne, Organizations: NBC, Police Locations: Los Angeles, California
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have issued an unclassified joint intelligence bulletin warning of a spike in threats to federal law enforcement officials since the search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-lago club in Florida, two senior law enforcement officials told NBC News. “The FBI and DHS have observed an increase in threats to federal law enforcement and to a lesser extent other law enforcement and government officials following the FBI’s recent execution of a search warrant in Palm Beach, Florida," the bulletin, dated Friday, reads, according to one official. Pro-Trump internet forums erupted with violent threats and calls for civil war in the hours and days after the Mar-a-Lago search. An incident in which a man fired a nail gun into the FBI Cincinnati field office is cited in the FBI and DHS bulletin as one of the attacks on federal law enforcement, the law enforcement officials said. The man, who was identified by two law enforcement sources as Ricky Shiffer, died in a confrontation with police.
Persons: Donald Trump's Mar, Trump's, Ricky Shiffer, Trump, , Roger Stone, Taylor Budowich Organizations: FBI, Department of Homeland Security, NBC News, DHS, National Archives, Trump, White, NBC, Justice Department Locations: lago, Florida, Palm Beach , Florida, Lago, FBI Cincinnati, Federal, France
MAYVILLE, N.Y. — Salman Rushdie is “on the road to recovery,” his agent confirmed Sunday, two days after the author of “The Satanic Verses” suffered serious injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in upstate New York. Wylie continued to caution that although Rushdie’s “condition is headed in the right direction,” his recovery would be a long process. Rushdie, 75, suffered a damaged liver and severed nerves in an arm and an eye, Wylie had previously said, and was likely to lose the injured eye. Investigators were trying to determine whether the suspect, born nearly a decade after “The Satanic Verses” was published, acted alone. News about the stabbing has led to renewed interest in “The Satanic Verses,” which topped bestseller lists after the fatwa was issued in 1989.
Persons: — Salman Rushdie, , Wylie, Rushdie, Hadi Matar, , ” Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Kal Penn, he’s, ” “ Salman Rushdie —, Joe Biden, Jason Schmidt, Schmidt, Matar, Nathaniel Barone, Barone, Ali Tehfe, Yaroun, spokespeople, Henry Reese, Padma Lakshmi, ” Rushdie's, Zafar, NBC News Zafar Organizations: Chautauqua Institution, Resilience, Investigators, Associated Press, Journalists, NBC News Locations: New York, Fairview , New Jersey, U.S, Iran’s, Iran, Chautauqua County, , United States, Yaroun, Lebanon
WASHINGTON — A man died after he crashed his car into a barricade in D.C. early Sunday morning, according to a U.S. Capitol Police spokesperson. The man drove his car into a vehicle barricade at East Capitol Street and Second Street around 4 a.m., the spokesperson said in a press release. Capitol police investigators are looking into the man's background and the DC Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the death, according to authorities. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network, previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Richard Aaron York Organizations: U.S . Capitol Police, Authorities, Capitol Street, Capitol, U.S, Supreme, DC Metropolitan Police Department, Prevention Locations: Delaware, Pennsylvania
Cave divers in Missouri rescued a dog they say had been missing for two months. Rick Haley was at a caving project in Perry County in southeastern Missouri with other cave divers when one group discovered the missing dog. A group of cave divers saved a dog that was trapped inside a cave in Missouri for nearly two months. Haley and a fellow cave diver then facilitated the rescue of the dog, who he says "was totally cooperative." When the commenter asked if the dog was swept into the cave during a flood, Haley responded, "could be."
Persons: Rick Haley, Haley Organizations: Facebook Locations: Missouri, Perry County
The Airbnb listing was simple: A charming Mississippi cottage with old-fashioned decor and access to Wi-Fi and streaming platforms. Recent outrage over the listed slave cabins started with the Panther Burn Cottage, a Greenville, Mississippi, slave cabin built on a plantation in the 1800s. Wynton Yates, a Black lawyer from New Orleans, posted a now-viral TikTok about the Airbnb listing late last month. “I’ve come across slave dwellings with many uses like rental spaces, she sheds, man caves, garages. Meanwhile, other plantations allow people to spend the night in some of its buildings, but draw the line at slave dwellings.
Persons: Wynton Yates, , ” Yates, It’s, Airbnb, Joseph McGill Jr, “ I’ve, ” McGill, Tara Dudley, Hill, they’d, , Bill Sheehan, Mireille, ” Sheehan, Marguerite, Tracy Smith, ” Smith, ” Rowena Dasch, Neill, Cochran, Dasch, ” Dasch, You’re, David Green, Ann Redd, Green, ” Green, Ben Breit, ” Breit Organizations: NBC News, Neill, Cochran, American Buildings Survey, Washington Post, Wilton House Museum, of Congress, American, Survey, McGill, Museum, Cochran House Museum, University of Texas, University of Virginia, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Greenville , Mississippi, New Orleans, United States, Virginia, Prospect, Hartfield , Virginia, , Campbell County , Virginia, U.S, Austin, Brownsburg
This trial is expected to resurface accusations brought against Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, 14 years ago in a state trial on charges of child pornography for which he was eventually acquitted. Illinois federal prosecutors allege that Kelly obstructed justice in that 2008 criminal trial in Cook County, which involved a video recording of Kelly allegedly sexually abusing a minor. We look forward to Mr. McDavid’s exoneration.”How will the Illinois case differ from New York's? He was was convicted last year and sentenced to 30 years in prison in June in a federal court in New York on nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking. DeRogatis said he believes it is important for R. Kelly to face justice in Chicago.
Persons: Kelly, Robert Sylvester Kelly, Derrel McDavid, Milton “, ” Brown, Mary Higgins Judge, Brown, Beau Brindley, , Robert Kelly’s, ” Brindley, McDavid, McDavid’s, Micheal Leonard, ’ ’, , Brown “, Leonard, , ’ ”, Kelly Activists, Kenyette Tisha Barnes, , Jim DeRogatis, DeRogatis, Kelly’s, it’s Organizations: CHICAGO, Chicago, NBC, New, Chicago Sun, Times, NBC News, YouTube, BuzzFeed News Locations: New York, Cook County, United States, Illinois, New York , Illinois, Minnesota, York, Chicago, South Chicago
Mastriano and Oz have not made any firm commitment to campaign together or host joint fundraisers. "It’s an awkward marriage," Morgan Boyd, a Republican county commissioner in Lawrence County, which went for Trump by 30 points in 2020, said of Mastriano and Oz. The official said the RNC had worked more closely with the Oz campaign but described its efforts as "business as usual" so far. In June, the Oz campaign told The Associated Press that Oz "supports the Republican ticket in Pennsylvania" and "looks forward to seeing (Mastriano) out on the trail this summer." And that’s OK. Because the Republican Party, they cast a wide net.
Persons: Sen, Doug Mastriano, Mehmet Oz, Donald Trump, Lou Capozzi, Joe Biden, Mastriano, Kari Lake, Blake Masters, Matt DePerno, Trump's, Tudor Dixon, Morgan Boyd, you’re, Boyd, Josh Shapiro, Mastriano's, Oz, Doug Mastriano’s, Shapiro, Gov, John Fetterman, Oprah Winfrey, Kathy Barnette, Manuel Bonder, Brain Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick, Keith Rothfus, Rothfus, Lou Barletta, that’s, Fetterman, Capozzi, They're Organizations: Cumberland County Republican, NBC, Capitol, GOP, Twitter, Facebook, Pennsylvania, of Police Convention, Trump, Republican, Pittsburgh Tribune, Mastriano's Democratic, Democratic, Democratic National Committee, Democratic Governors Association, Democratic Senatorial, Committee, Associated Press, Democratic Senate, Surveys, Fox, Star, NBC News, Republican National Committee, RNC, Pennsylvania GOP, Republican Party Locations: Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Erie, Arizona, Michigan, Lawrence County
A male drove through a crowd gathered for a fundraising event Saturday, killing one person and injuring 17, before fatally attacking a female in a neighboring borough, Pennsylvania authorities said. Police are investigating whether the suspect intentionally drove into the crowd, and have not said whether there is a connection between the suspect and the female who was killed in Nescopeck. The benefit also included a water balloon fight and a dunk tank, according to the bar's social media. The investigation into the Aug. 5 blaze is ongoing, and Pennsylvania State Police have called the case a “complex criminal investigation," WBRE reported. The deceased included seven adults ranging in age from 19 to 79, two boys ages 5 and 6, and a 7-year-old girl, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Persons: Anthony Petroski, Petroski, Jeremy Reese, Lauren Hess, WBRE Organizations: Police, NBC, Intoxicology Department, Barre, Facebook, Pennsylvania State Police Locations: Pennsylvania, Berwick, Nescopeck, Wilkes, Barre, Columbia, Scranton
Sources told NBC News that in the last days of Trump's presidency aides rushed to pack up documents. One source said Trump didn't seriously start preparing to exit the White House until after January 6. But, given the recovery of additional classified documents on Monday, the report raised questions about how cooperative and forthcoming the former president and his team have been with investigators. Trump's office did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. During his four years in office, Trump developed a reputation for being flippant with presidential records, which are required by law to be preserved.
Persons: Trump didn't, , Donald Trump, Trump, Lago Organizations: NBC News, Service, Mar, NBC, FBI, New York Times, Justice Department, Trump Locations: Mar, Trump's
Ricky Shiffer was killed after trying to breach an FBI field office in Cincinnati. An extremism researcher says the gunman who tried to breach an Ohio FBI field office was inspired by far-right groups and rhetoric who push conspiracy theories that can get those who ascribe to their beliefs killed. Jon Lewis, a research fellow at the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, told Insider that the gunman's actions were, unfortunately, not surprising. "They're picking up guns and they're going to FBI field offices and I think that that should be a massive concern," he said. On Thursday, after Shiffer tried to attack the field office, he took law enforcement on a car chase where he was fatally shot after raising a gun.
Persons: Ricky Shiffer, , Jon Lewis, Lewis, Shiffer, Donald Trump's, RickyWShifferJr, It's, Donald Trump Organizations: Service, George Washington University, Ohio FBI, Extremism, FBI, NBC News, Navy, The New York Times Locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, FBI Cincinnati, Mar, American
Jack Weaver, an 82-year-old retired dairy farmer whose house sits on a Civil War battlefield, lives near General Motors' Spring Hill plant in Tennessee. The 82-year-old retired dairy farmer has lived in Spring Hill nearly his entire life. Rivian has faced notable pushback since announcing plans last year to build a $5 billion plant about 45 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia. In many cases, like in Spring Hill, the unexpected finds become intertwined in our own history, as well." The surrounding area is currently being used for employee parking during construction of the company's new $2.3 billion battery plant, next to the original plant.
Persons: Jack Weaver, Michael Wayland, He's, Weaver, I'm, aren't, Scott Keogh, CNBC Keogh, Jim Farley, Farley, That's, Arun Kumar, Pat Wilson, Bob Rolfe, Lewis, Brian Kemp, Haynes Haven, Sherman, JoEllen Artz, Artz, we're, Haynes, Eric Jacobson, Jacobson, Ray Curry Organizations: General, CNBC, Ford Motor, Nissan Motor, Motors, Subaru, Toyota Motor, BMW, Hyundai Motor, Rivian Automotive, Companies, Auto, Republican, Motor City, Investments, Center, Automotive Research, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Nissan, VW, Associated Press, U.S . Energy Information Administration, EV, Plant, South, SK Innovation, Ford, Tennessee, Gov, GM, Union Army, NBC News, Atlanta, Franklin Trust, The United Auto Workers, UAW Locations: Tennessee, Tenn, it's, Spring Hill, Nashville, Detroit, Spring, Kentucky, Smyrna , Tennessee, Georgia, American, Ann Arbor , Michigan, Midwest, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, America, Chattanooga , Tennessee, Chattanooga , TN, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, Southern, AlixPartners, United States, Smyrna, South Korea, Japan, Rivian, Atlanta , Georgia, Spring Hill , Tennessee, Hamtramck, Hill, Haven
A presidential historian said how Trump stored classified documents is unprecedented. They seized 11 sets of classified records, including some that were labeled as top secret. In addition, Trump also made a baseless claim about President Barack Obama also moving classified documents from the White House when he left office. "President Barack Hussein Obama kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified," Trump said in the statement. "Well, President Trump is absolutely right.
Persons: Trump, , Donald Trump, Michael Beschloss, Trump's, Barack Obama, Barack Hussein Obama, Beschloss Organizations: Service, Press, Trump's Mar, FBI, Archives, Hoffman Estates, NBC News Locations: Lago, Palm Beach , Florida, Hoffman Estates , Illinois
Trump’s style of handling White House documents has been described by people who worked for him as slapdash and ad hoc, contributing to the debacle he now faces. The source said that it was only after Jan. 6 — two weeks before Biden’s swearing-in — that he began to make serious preparations to vacate the White House. But the FBI collected subsequent information that indicated there were more sensitive documents, leading it to get a warrant to search Mar-a-Lago Monday. At least two dozen FBI agents executed the search warrant and carted off more boxes and records, according to the search warrant’s property receipt. But when media organizations tried to gain access to the records, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows argued in court that the records were not instantly declassified.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, ” John Bolton, “ Trump, , Bolton, , It’s, Joe Biden’s, , Trump’s, Bradley Moss, ” Moss, confidants, he’s, General Merrick Garland, Taylor Budowich, ” Budowich, John Kelly, Kelly, ” Trump, France’s Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Kim Jong Un, Kim, “ John Kelly, you’d, Mark Meadows, hadn’t, ’ ”, Charles Stimson, , ” Stimson, Moss, Garland, they’re Organizations: White House, Wing, FBI, White, Trump, Air Force, Lago, National Archives, Presidential Records, Justice Department, The New York Times, NBC News, General Services Administration, , GSA, DOJ, Mar, Presidential, Marine Corps, North Korean, The Washington, Heritage Foundation, Washington Post Locations: Lago, Florida, Mar, Georgia, , Palm Beach, Fla, Meadows
The suspect — identified as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey — was being held without bail in the Chautauqua County Jail. Rushdie, 75, had been undergoing surgery after he was stabbed at least once in the neck and abdomen during the Friday morning attack, police said. Henry Reese, 73, who was also on stage to moderate the discussion with Rushdie, suffered minor injuries to his face during the attack, police said. A preliminary review of Matar's social media shows he had sympathies for Shia extremism and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation said. "They requested a law enforcement presence be there," Staniszewski told reporters Friday.
Persons: Salman Rushdie, , Hadi Matar, Fairview , New Jersey —, Matar, Andrew Wylie, Henry Reese, Rushdie, Muhammad, Ruhollah Khomeini, Eugene Staniszewski, Staniszewski Organizations: Chautauqua Institution, Associated Press, Authorities, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, New York, Police Locations: New York, Fairview , New Jersey, Chautauqua, Rushdie, Buffalo, Iran
The Los Angeles Police Department is no longer investigating the car crash that left actress Anne Heche legally brain dead, according to a statement shared with NBC News. Prior to this statement, the LAPD was investigating Heche for possibly driving under the influence as drugs were found in her system. “In preliminary testing, the blood draw revealed the presence of drugs,” Los Angeles police said at the time. Heche, 53, crashed her car into a home in the Mar Vista community of Los Angeles last Friday. Charred debris and caution tape are seen at the site where Anne Heche crashed into a home in Mar Vista, Calif. on August 8, 2022.
Persons: Anne Heche, Heche, Chris Delmas, Heche's, Coleman ‘ Coley ’ Laffoon, , Laffoon, Anne, he’ll, Homer Organizations: Los Angeles Police Department, NBC, LAPD, Los Angeles, Getty, NBC News Locations: Los, Mar Vista, Calif, Hollywood
A 63-year-old South Carolina woman died from chest trauma on Wednesday after a beach umbrella that was carried by wind struck and impaled her, according to the Horry County Coroner's office. Tammy Perreault was at Garden City Beach, about 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, when she was injured early Wednesday afternoon. "It was a regular breezy day, no other umbrellas or beach blankets or anything got foiled," he told NBC News. The couple, originally from the East Coast, moved down to Surfside Beach, South Carolina about 11 years ago. "Our friends said if you saw Mike, you saw Tammy, and if you saw Tammy, you saw Mike.
Persons: Tammy Perreault, WMBF, Mike Perreault, Tammy, Perreault, Tamara Willard, Mike Organizations: Garden, NBC, NBC News, Police Department Locations: South Carolina, Horry County, Myrtle Beach, Jamaica, East Coast, Beach , South Carolina, Horry
A Louisiana school librarian is suing two men for defamation after they accused her of advocating to keep "pornographic" materials in the parish library's kids' section. It's a rare example of an educator taking legal action against conservatives who use extreme rhetoric in their battle against LGBTQ-themed books. Jones, the president of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, was alarmed and outraged by the verbal attacks, which came after she spoke against censorship at a Livingston Parish Library Board of Control meeting. She said she’s suing the two men because she’s exhausted with the insults hurled at educators and librarians over LGBTQ materials. Many conservative activists have referred to people who defend the books as “groomers,” comparing them to child molesters.
Persons: Amanda Jones, Michael Lunsford, Ryan Thames, Jones, she’s, “ I’ve, ” Jones, , ” Lunsford, molesters, Emily Kask, Erin Sandefur, , didn’t Organizations: Louisiana Association of School Librarians, Livingston Parish Library, Control, Nationwide, Louisiana, of Computer, Middle, Sheriff’s, Livingston Parish, Facebook, NBC News, Citizens, Thames Locations: Louisiana, Denham Springs , Louisiana, Livingston, New Louisiana, Bayou
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