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Friday October 22nd, 2021 day edition

image for A California teacher was placed on leave after a viral video showed her mimicking Native Americans in a paper headdress

A California teacher was filmed dancing around her classroom while wearing a fake Native American headdress.

The video, first shared by Akalei Brown of @corn_maiden_designs on Instagram, went viral.

A teacher at North High School in Riverside, California, has been placed on leave after video appearing to show her mimicking Native Americans while wearing a paper headdress went viral.

In one clip, the teacher, whose name has not been released, stands at the front of the classroom wearing a paper headdress.

She then chants the trigonometry mnemonic "SohCahToa" while dancing around the classroom and imitating Native American vocalizations in a high-pitched tone.

These behaviors are completely unacceptable and an offensive depiction of the vast and expansive Native American cultures and practices," it said.

North High School and the Riverside Unified School District Administration did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. »

Steve Bannon held in criminal contempt for defying subpoena

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The vote by the full House to hold Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress sets up a referral to the Department of Justice, which would then have to decide whether to prosecute.

"This isn't about punishing Steve Bannon," Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the House committee, said Thursday.

Holding Bannon in criminal contempt through a prosecution could take years, and historically, criminal contempt cases have been derailed by appeals and acquittals. »

Joe Biden Isn’t Treating Voting Rights Like the Emergency It Is

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“The next steps are unclear,” he told Politico, “but the first step was to get the Democrats unified on the voting rights bill.”

So far, the Biden administration’s response to the GOP assault on voting rights hasn’t matched the president’s urgent rhetoric.

“He’s made clear that he supports voting reform, but that is simply not enough,” Johnson told Politico. »

Biden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights

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President Biden Joe BidenBiden: Democrats' spending plan is 'a bigger darn deal' than Obamacare Biden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Biden: Comment that DOJ should prosecute those who defy subpoenas 'not appropriate' MORE on Thursday opened the door to “fundamentally” altering or eliminating the legislative filibuster to advance voting rights and potentially pass other legislation, but he said he has held off on pushing for filibuster reform because he believes it would jeopardize his economic agenda.

“I also think we’re going to have to move to the point where we fundamentally alter the filibuster.

When CNN host Anderson Cooper pressed Biden on whether he would “entertain the notion” of getting rid of the filibuster on the issue of voting rights, Biden replied: “And maybe more.”. »