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The View hit the airwaves live with a cease and desist letter over Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg’s “false statements.”

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The View And Abc News Have Received A Cease And Desist Letter From Turning Point Usa

Recent “false statements” from The View’s Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg have put the ABC News talk show under fire for having just been hit with a cease-and-desist order.

Turning Point USA, a nonprofit organization that seeks to instill conservative values ​​in young people, has officially filed a cease and desist order against The View after “defamatory remarks” were made in a recently aired program on Monday, July 25, reports Fox News .

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Discussing the TPUSA Action Summit, which took place over the weekend of July 23, Behar and Goldberg explained that the organization was “taking a side of WWE” with the decorations and special effects included.

They would go on to state that TPUSA is officially affiliated with the GOP, which is not confirmed as TPUSA is said to be a non-profit organization.

However, it would be comments by Behar and Goldberg on the neo-Nazi protesters who appeared outside the TPUSA venue that would lead to the cease and desist letter.

“Neo-Nazis were out there before the conference with anti-Semitic insults and, you know, the Nazi swastika and a picture of a so-called Jewish person with exaggerated features, just like Goebbels did in the Third Reich. It’s the same thing, right out of the same playbook,” Behar explained during the show.

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If Behar had finished there, an issue might not have arisen, but she would then imply that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the TPUSA “did nothing” after learning of the group’s presence at the venue.

However, Behar and Goldberg read a disclaimer during the broadcast that TPUSA condemned the actions of neo-Nazi protesters.

However, Goldberg would then comment that TPUSA “let them in” and they “knew they were there.”

This would be followed by another legal statement from The View’s co-hosts, who stated that the neo-Nazi group were in fact “outside protesters” and that TPUSA had in fact not “let them in”.

Goldberg would then explain that her point in letting the hate group in was “metaphorical.”

Unfortunately, TPUSA and its in-house counsel, Veronica Peterson, did not believe that The View’s disclaimers were sufficient to quash Behar and Goldberg’s apparent “false statements.”

“The false statements of fact intentionally made during the July 25 segment of The View were undoubtedly damaging to TPUSA’s reputation and brought the organization and its student partners into disrepute with the public, potential donors, and current and prospective business partners, resulting in a significant financial loss for the organization,” reads the official letter allegedly received by Fox News.

The letter is said to be addressed to ABC News’ New York bureau chief Joshua Hoyos and ABC’s assistant chief counsel Ian Rosenberg.

It would also be specifically The View’s comments on the organization’s inaccurate ties to the neo-Nazi group that would also be highlighted in the letter.

“The hosts of The View, in particular, insidiously and blithely declared that TPUSA ‘calm [neo-Nazis] in’ to his SAS event, metaphorically ‘hug'[d] them” and that neo-Nazis are “in the mix of people”. Claiming that TPUSA is complicit in, or in any way associated with, the neo-Nazi protesters outside the event is outlandish, false, defamatory and shameful,” TPUSA’s letter explained, per Fox News.

“Even after Ms. Haines reluctantly read the TPUSA statement that she condemns the group of neo-Nazis and that the group had nothing to do with TPUSA, its event, or its student attendees, Ms. Goldberg continues the false tirade against TPUSA, claiming that the organization and its participants were somehow ‘complicating’ and/or associated with the protest from outside.”

The TPUSA would then again strongly state that they “aggressively and completely” oppose neo-Nazis and their beliefs and ideologies.

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The deadline TPUSA has given ABC News to withdraw its statements from Behar and Goldberg and apologize is today, July 27.

The US Sun has reached out to ABC News for comment.

If nothing is released by ABC News today, it is likely that TPUSA will quickly take legal action.

Commentary From Co-Host Whoopi Goldberg Is The Focus Of Turning Point Usa'S Writing

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Joe Klecko has been waiting for his moment since the former Jets defensive star was first eligible to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The moment finally came on Wednesday as Klecko, now 68, found out he was a finalist on the senior ballot and will likely be headed to Canton, Ohio as part of the 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

But instead of being at home waiting for the official announcement, Klecko was getting a scheduled MRI done in the afternoon. He found out he had made the cut by checking his phone after the procedure.

“I never knew your phone could catch on fire,” Klecko joked when he talked to the media Thursday at Jets training camp. “I had 65 text messages on my phone and I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in my life.”

Klecko, along with former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley and former Bengals cornerback Ken Riley were announced as the three senior finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Wednesday.

Klecko will be elected to the Hall of Fame if he receives support from 80% of the voters in January, which is mostly a formality for senior candidates. Then he would then be enshrined next summer with the rest of the ‘23 class.

Klecko says he is excited about the possibility of being inducted, but he won’t become overjoyed by the moment until it becomes official.

“I’ve been in the construction business all my life and I have had times where I’ve had the job and I walked in the door to get the contract to sign and I get the excuse something went wrong and it is going another way,” Klecko said. “You learn to take the rejections in business and it is something I didn’t want to let myself get up for.

“I’ve learned not to get excited about anything unless the check is in the bank. This is kind of one of those situations, but not as negative. Everyone knows the last hurdle of this thing comes in January when you have to get 80% of the vote among 48 voters.

“That is a pretty tall mountain to climb. Until the check is in the bank, I’m going to maintain my civility about this and live my normal life.”

During his 11 seasons with the Jets, Klecko was a mainstay on the team’s defensive line as he dominated at three positions — defensive end, defensive tackle and nose tackle. He was an All-Pro twice, including in 1981, when he unofficially led the NFL with 20.5 sacks.

He finished second to Giants great Lawrence Taylor in the AP Defensive Player of the Year voting and won the Pro Football Writers of America Defensive Player of the Year. Sacks didn’t become an official stat until 1982.

During the 1980s, he teamed up with Mark Gastineau, Marty Lyons and Abdul Salaam to form the “New York Sack Exchange.”

Klecko ended his career with 78 sacks. That is good for second in Jets history, trailing only Gastineau’s 107.5.

After a season with the Indianapolis Colts in 1988, Klecko ended his 12-year career. At the time, some Jets fans might have thought Klecko would be in the Canton, Ohio shrine as early as the minimum five seasons after he retired. However, that proved not to be the case.

A Hall of Fame snub for years, Klecko was a Modern-Era candidate before becoming a senior candidate. He had never advanced to the finalist stage until this year.

“[Hall of Fame offensive guard] Joe DeLamielleure makes a great case for me,” Klecko told the Daily News earlier this year. “He said if I just stayed at one position I’d be in the Hall. But what’s the difference? I still dominated at every position.”

On Thursday, Klecko — who has his No. 73 retired by the Jets and is a member of team’s Ring of Honor — also talked about the joy he got from playing in the biggest media market in the country.

“Playing in New York is one of the greatest things you can do,” Klecko said. “Winning in New York is the next best thing. I remember when we were the Sack Exchange and we were doing this photo shoot down at Wall Street and we drove down there and we turned the corner and it was mobs of people.

“It was that exciting. It is New York, they do everything big. When we got out of the car, it was a surreal moment but a long-lasting moment.”

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Women Defend Ukrainian First Lady’s ‘Vogue’ Cover With Hashtag #SitLikeAGirl: NPR

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Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska on the cover of vogue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Titled “Portrait of Bravery”, the broadcast and accompanying interview depict Zelenska as a woman rising to the challenge of her many roles in this war.

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Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska on the cover of vogue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Titled “Portrait of Bravery”, the broadcast and accompanying interview depict Zelenska as a woman rising to the challenge of her many roles in this war.

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LVIV, Ukraine — What does it mean to “sit like a girl”? The question arose after Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska appeared sitting on the cover of vogue last month. Some critics ridiculed her pose as unfeminine.

In the portrait, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz in Kyiv, Zelenska is dressed in slacks and a shirt with rolled up sleeves, flat shoes and minimal makeup. She is seated on marble steps, propped up with her elbows on her knees – her legs not zipped together.

“‘Sit like a girl,’” recalled Polina Karabach, a 30-year-old Kyiv resident, who had read online while browsing through a deluge of criticism. “[They say] it’s inappropriate for the first lady, it’s inappropriate for women to sit like that.”

Karabach believes Zelenska sent an important message by appearing in the magazine: that even though Ukrainians are tired, they are “still holding on”. So she was surprised when so much criticism, including from fellow Ukrainians, focused on the first lady’s appearance.

Her hair? Too glamorous for war.

Their eyes? Too weary.

His stance? Too manly.

The media may have noticed that President Volodymyr Zelensky has looked exhausted since the war. But few people criticize him when he’s in the press, Karabach says, so the backlash against his wife is “a sign that it’s really about trying to humiliate women and Olena, in particular.”

Critics have taken issue with all sorts of aspects

Zelenska’s photo shoot drew other kinds of criticism, including from fellow Ukrainians who accused her of stealing the limelight from women working on the frontlines and promoting a cult of personality in the West around President Zelenskyy. . He appears kissing or holding hands with his wife in some of the photos.

Meanwhile, outside Ukraine, the photo shoot also drew criticism as war propaganda and shedding light on the conflict. “Does the magazine romanticize war, or does the first lady weaponize the brilliant?” asked for a reviewer’s notebook in The New York Times.

Peter Dickinson, editor of the Atlantic Council’s UkraineAlert service who runs a publishing business in Ukraine, says most of the criticism seems to come from Russia, Russian proxies and people who criticize their government’s support for Ukraine in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy.

“I think it was a good opportunity for people who are critical of the overwhelming support for Ukraine, to shout out to Ukraine and say, ‘Look, this country doesn’t need our help, they’re doing vogue photo shoots, they don’t need help, they don’t need support,” says Dickinson.

Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert shouted exactly that. As the United States sends billions in aid to Ukraine, it tweeted“Zelenskyy does photo shoots for Vogue Magazine. These people think we’re just a bunch of suckers.”

Jalisa Danielle, a Houston-based podcaster, also expressed skepticism about the seriousness of the conflict. “How serious is the war in Ukraine? she asked in a tweetwhich received a large number of retweets and likes.

Danielle told NPR that vogue just might not have been the right vehicle for the message Zelenska might be trying to send.

“To look at this and see, on the one hand, people say it’s very serious, there’s a lot of crazy conflict going on, and then seeing someone has time to do a high fashion photo shoot, even if it wasn’t high fashion clothes or stuff, that’s what it’s associated,” says Danielle.

When Zelenska was requested by the BBC on criticism that his appearance in vogue ‘glamorize war,’ first lady said, ‘I take every opportunity to talk about Ukraine – it was a huge opportunity, because millions of people read vogue. … And being able to talk to them directly was my duty.”

Dickinson agrees, writing in his blog:

“An eye-catching photo shoot with a global media brand is a smart move by Zelenska that leverages Ukraine’s strengths and bolsters the country’s ability to significantly exceed its weight in the information war against Russia. At a time when scenes of death and destruction in Ukraine have lost the power to shock, she offers a compelling personal perspective that brings home the reality of war to outside observers.”

It has become an important moment for Ukrainian women

A growing number of people have pushed back against criticism of her pose in particular.

Women are using the hashtag #SitLikeAGirl on social media with images of themselves sitting like the first lady’s cover photo, in a challenge against female stereotypes. Supporters have included people from all walks of life – soldiers, police, artists, singers – and this week, the Minister of Justice of Slovakia.

Valeria Voshchevska, a Ukrainian activist who works for Amnesty International in London, says this response is “incredible” and shows the “power of civil society in Ukraine, which is so nice to see in juxtaposition with, you know, Russia”.

This moment is important for Ukrainian women, she says, because not only is a woman leading the way for the country to be better seen and heard, but she stands up to criticism and stereotypes at a crucial time.

Back in Kyiv, Karabach recreated the photo of first lady Zalenska in her apartment. Her portrait was taken by her husband, Yuriy Karabach.

‘I think we should stop paying attention to this and start focusing on what’s important,’ she says – like doing what you can to support Ukraine in the war.

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Unemployment remains at record low in MN as state adds 19,100 jobs in July

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The unemployment rate in Minnesota last month remained at a record low as the state added 19,100 jobs, according to a state jobs report released on Thursday, Aug. 18.

New job numbers from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show seasonally-adjusted unemployment held at 1.8% in July, holding at an all-time low reached in June. The state continues to outperform the national unemployment rate. In July, the national unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percent to 3.5% — still nearly twice that of Minnesota’s.

July job growth significantly outpaced June, when the state economy saw 1,000 new jobs. At 0.7%, Minnesota’s job growth rate is more than double that of the national rate of 0.3%.

“Despite a very tight labor market, employers are hiring at a fast rate, and continue to offer ample opportunities for Minnesotans seeking good-paying jobs,” DEED Commissioner Steve Grove said in a statement about the new jobs numbers.

Leisure and hospitality was the leading growth sector in July, adding 6,700 jobs. Government added 4,500, professional and business services added 3,900 and construction added 1,100. Since the beginning of the year, leisure and hospitality has had the most growth of any sector, adding more than 23,000 jobs, state numbers show.

While Minnesota unemployment held steady at a record low last month, the size of the labor force declined for the first time this year. With 4,000 people no longer participating in the job market, the state’s labor force participation rate shrank by one-tenth of a percent to 68.4%. For much of 2022, the workforce participation rate had been on the rise but slowing, according to DEED. The U.S. labor force participation rate is 62.6%.

Minnesota has not completely recovered its workforce after the pandemic recession. In March 2020 Minnesota’s workforce participation was 70.2%. That dropped significantly as many workplaces shuttered to slow the spread of COVID-19, and has not returned to the same level since.

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The White House announced Thursday that it will make an additional 1.8 million doses of monkeypox vaccine available for distribution starting next week.

At a press conference, White House national monkeypox response coordinator Bob Fenton said the additional doses will be available to US jurisdictions starting Monday, through the Department of Health. and Human Services (HHS).

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra also took part in the press conference.

Fenton said that in less than 10 days since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CDC cleared the Jynneos vaccine for emergency use against monkeypox in people 18 and older, the HHS has delivered nearly one million doses to US states and cities, making it the largest such monkeypox vaccine program in the world.

Fenton said the additional doses are part of the National Monkeypox Response Team’s plan to control the outbreak of the viral illness in the United States and mitigate its spread.

He said HHS is working to launch a pilot program that will provide up to 50,000 doses from the national stockpile to be made available for events that will have a high attendance of gay and bisexual men.

Although monkeypox is not classified as a sexually transmitted infection or STI, it has been found to disproportionately affect men who have sex with men. The disease can be spread through close or intimate physical contact, such as hugging, kissing, and sex. It can also be transmitted by touching infected objects such as clothing, bedding or towels.

Fenton said the Biden administration has also dramatically increased the availability and convenience of monkeypox testing, increasing capacity from 6,000 tests per week to 80,000 tests per week.

Some information for this report was provided by The Associated Press and Reuters.

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Starbucks must reinstate fired workers, federal judge rules

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A federal judge is ordering Starbucks to reinstate seven employees in Memphis who were fired earlier this year after leading an effort to unionize their store.

In a decision issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Sheryl Lipman agreed with the National Labor Relations Board, which had asked the court to intervene in May.

Lipman’s decision requires Starbucks to offer to reinstate the employees within five days. Starbucks will also be required to post the court order in the Memphis store.

The case has been among the most closely watched in the unionization effort at Starbucks, which began late last year. Since then, more than 220 U.S. Starbucks stores — including the Memphis store — have voted to unionize. Starbucks opposes the unionization effort.

Starbucks fired the seven employees in early February, citing safety. The Seattle coffee giant said the employees violated company policy by reopening a store after closing time and inviting non-employees — including a television crew — to come inside and move throughout the store.

The NLRB had begun administrative proceedings against Starbucks, saying the company was unlawfully interfering in workers’ right to organize. But those proceedings can take so long that the NLRB asked the federal court for an immediate injunction requiring Starbucks to reinstate the workers.

“Today’s federal court decision ordering Starbucks to reinstate the seven unlawfully fired Starbucks workers in Memphis is a crucial step in ensuring that these workers, and all Starbucks workers, can freely exercise their right to join together to improve their working conditions and form a union,” the labor board’s General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo said in a statement. “Starbucks, and other employers, should take note that the NLRB will continue to vigorously protect workers’ right to organize without interference from their employer.”

A message seeking comment from Starbucks was left by The Associated Press.

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Brazilian Bolsonaro catches heckler and tries to pick up the phone

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SAO PAULO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro briefly tackled a heckler and tried to snatch his phone on Thursday, highlighting possible challenges for the sometimes short-tempered leader to stay disciplined during the election campaign.

As Bolsonaro addressed supporters outside his residence in the capital Brasilia, social media influencer Wilker Leão used his phone to film himself repeatedly shouting at the president, calling him a “coward”, a “tramp” and “darling” of a hog- barrel faction in Congress.

Bolsonaro first got into his car, but then reappeared and grabbed the man’s shirt and forearm as he reached for his phone. The security guards took Leão away.

The presidential campaign that began on Tuesday is expected to be an uphill battle for Bolsonaro, who trails former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in all polls ahead of the Oct. 2 first-round vote.

A reporter from the G1 news site posted a video of Leão’s comments and the ensuing altercation.

“Don’t film this, don’t film this,” Bolsonaro told supporters as Leão was detained by presidential security. “It’s his right (to protest), but he was rude.”

Four minutes later, security allowed Leão to return to the scene and chat with Bolsonaro about politics. The two have spoken to each other several times before, without incident.

“You can talk to me as much as you want,” Bolsonaro told Leão. The two talked for five minutes until the president decided to return to his car and leave.

Bolsonaro has had previous confrontations, often with the press. In 2020, he told a reporter, “I want to punch you in the mouth” and once suggested he would like to shoot rival Workers’ Party supporters.

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