‘I Got Obama’d’ – POLITICO

But it seemed to work. In most cases, he could help people come to a solution—one that left their dignity intact. “I had no trouble getting clients,” he said. “People often came against the advice of lawyers. They wanted somebody who was going to be different.” Eventually, he and other colleagues helped invent the field of conflict mediation—which is now popular worldwide.

That’s how it came to pass that Gary Friedman, at age 71, drove his forest-green Mini Cooper to the county elections office and filed the paperwork. He ran for a five-year term on his local Community Services District

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wistv.com – Columbia, South CarolinaFamily honors late son with newly-created Gamecock football scholarshipThe newly established Jake Panus Walk-On Football Endowed Scholarship will benefit future Gamecocks.19 hours ago

wistv.com – Columbia, South CarolinaFamily honors late son with newly-created Gamecock football scholarshipThe newly established Jake Panus Walk-On Football Endowed Scholarship will
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Raleigh twins earn $1 million in scholarships, accepted into 15 universities :: WRAL.com

— A pair of 17-year-old twins from Enloe Magnet High School are making quite a name for themselves. Not only did the siblings earn more than one million dollars in scholarships, they were accepted into 15 college institutions.

Despite the challenges of an unprecedented school year, twins Reagan and Ricardo Razon are preparing to close their high school chapter on June 12 – and have multiple big opportunities on their horizon.

Ever since they could learn to read and write, the sky was the limit, according to the twins. Now, the teenage

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Kentucky AG Cameron praises derby’s ‘much-needed boost’ to local economy

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has welcomed the return of the Kentucky Derby, which he says will provide a “much-needed boost” to a lagging local economy after the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Kentucky Derby is a hallmark event for Louisville, usually bringing in an estimated $400 million to local businesses in the form of tourism. Business owners missed out on that revenue last year as the event occurred without fans due to safety concerns in the early days of the pandemic.  


“The Kentucky Derby is one of the Commonwealth’s signature

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Kyle Pitts to Atlanta Falcons with No. 4 overall pick in NFL draft, highest-selected TE in history

Throughout every evaluation, every meeting and scouting session, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts kept making an impression. The Atlanta Falcons never gave much of a hint about how high their interest was in Pitts, but on Thursday night at the NFL draft in Cleveland, they showed exactly how much they really valued him.

The Falcons made history by selecting Pitts with the No. 4 overall pick.

It marks the earliest a tight end has been drafted in the common draft era (since 1967).

“[We] coveted that player for a long time, his skill set, the talent is clear and what

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What’s the easiest language to learn? Full linguistics guide

Why do children find it easier to learn languages?

While some theorise language is innate to humans, children are actually exposed to huge amounts of it – around 10,000 hours in their first four years, according to one estimate. As children are rarely experts in a language by then, this suggests they have a tougher time learning language than most people think.

True, it has been shown that very young children are able to perceive and distinguish between the roughly 800 sounds that make up all human languages. But, for monolingual infants, the ability to hear subtle differences is lost

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Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene team up to battle political opposition

They’ve now formed a joint fundraising committee and are making plans to travel the country together on what they are calling an “America First” tour.

The pair were early and passionate supporters of former President Donald Trump, and they have no problem challenging the establishment leaders within their own party. As the pressure on each grows, they have formed an unsurprising bond, often seen talking to each other on the floor of the House of Representatives, and they back each other up when others in the GOP aren’t rushing to their defense.

Earlier this month, when Greene flirted with the
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LPGA Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients | LPGA

Scholarships awarded to eight outstanding high school graduates

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 26, 2021 – The LPGA Foundation announced today the five high school graduates selected to receive the 2021 Marilynn Smith Scholarship, as well as two graduates awarded the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship and one awarded the Dinah Shore Scholarship. These eight students went above and beyond with their outstanding academic excellence and leadership skills and were active in their communities, while also fulfilling specific requirements for each scholarship award.

The Marilynn Smith Scholarship, named in honor of one of the LPGA’s 13 Founders, is awarded to high school

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Victory Yinka-Banjo gets 19 scholarship offers from US and Canadian universities

Victory Yinka-Banjo, a 17-year-old high school graduate, was offered more than $5 million dollars’ worth of scholarship money for an undergraduate program of study, according to admission documents and estimates of financial aid awards.

“It still feels pretty unbelievable. I applied to so many schools because I didn’t even think any school would accept me,” Victory told CNN, relishing her academic prowess.

Born to Nigerian parents, Chika Yinka-Banjo, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, and Adeyinka Banjo, a private sector procurement and supply chain executive, Victory was given potential full scholarships from the Ivy League schools, Yale College, … Read More

A Third of a Start-Up’s Workers Quit After a Ban on Talking Politics at Work: Live Updates

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About a third of Basecamp’s employees have said they are resigning after the company, which makes productivity software, announced new policies banning workplace conversations about politics.

Jason Fried, Basecamp’s chief executive, detailed the policies in a blog post on Monday, calling “societal and political discussions” on company messaging tools “a major distraction.” He wrote that the company would also ban committees, cut benefits

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