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Wednesday November 16th, 2022 day edition

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A middle school teacher in Pflugerville, Texas, has been fired, district officials said Monday, after video was posted to social media showing the White teacher tell his students his race “is the superior one.”.

“As of Monday morning, Nov. 14, the teacher in question is no longer employed by Pflugerville ISD and we are actively looking for a replacement,” the statement said.

In one video, the teacher can be seen saying to his multi-racial class, “Deep down in my heart, I’m ethnocentric, which means I think my race is the superior one,” as students audibly react both on- and off-camera.

CNN has not identified the person or people who filmed the videos circulating online and has not obtained the videos.

Students’ responses overlap, and the teacher continues, “It means that deep down in my heart, I think my race is the superior race.

The teacher in question has not been identified by PfISD, nor has the district provided any additional context surrounding the conversation.

The teacher, who was identified to CNN by the parent, did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment. »

Biden: ‘Unlikely’ missile that hit Poland fired from Russia

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President Joe Biden talks talks to reporters after a meeting of G7 and NATO leaders in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday it was “unlikely” that a missile that killed two in NATO-ally Poland was fired from Russia, but he pledged support for Poland’s investigation into what it had called a “Russian-made” missile.

“There is preliminary information that contests that,” Biden told reporters when asked if the missile had been fired from Russia. »

Russian missiles reportedly cross into Poland, killing two

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The missiles reportedly killed two people near a grain silo in a village on the Ukraine border.

Gen. Pat Ryder said he was “aware” of reports that missiles had struck inside Poland.

“Collective response to Russian actions must be tough and principled,” he wrote, reiterating calls for western fighter jets and air defense systems to intercept Russian missiles. »

Prosecutor Defeats Chewbacca Defense In An Actual Federal Court Case

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In a case of real life not quite imitating art, a prosecutor who compared a defense attorney’s closing arguments to the Chewbacca Defense was able to win at trial.

The case also appears to be the first time a federal court decision has alluded to the Chewbacca Defense.

Instead, Corsmeier argued that the defense was throwing out a red herring reminiscent of the Chewbacca Defense from South Park:. »