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Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

Technology
Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park’s wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over the thousands of animals killed by hunters or captured and slaughtered as they attempt to migrate into MontanaByThe Associated PressJuly 2, 2020, 4:17 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLIVINGSTON, Mont. -- Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park's famous wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over thousands of the animals that have been killed by hunters and agencies as they attempted to migrate into Montana. Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly outlined the plans in court documents filed Wednesday. The move came in a lawsuit challenging a federal-sta
Controversial South Korea pundit receives suspended prison sentence

Controversial South Korea pundit receives suspended prison sentence

World
Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A conservative South Korean commentator charged with creating falsified documents that framed pro-democracy activists as North Korean spies has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence. Jee Man-won, who has alleged participants in the South's May 18, 1980 Gwangju Uprising were members of the North Korean military's special forces, was also fined about $ 1,000 at a Seoul central district court, Yonhap reported Thursday. Jee has been charged with defamation, including labeling South Korean Catholic priests as "communists," alleging photos taken during the uprising show North Korean soldiers, and accusing Kim Sa-bok, a South Korean taxi driver who became the subject of a 2017 hit movie about the events in Gwangju, of being a communist, according to Newsis. According ...
Dutch version of St. Nicholas has controversial sidekick

Dutch version of St. Nicholas has controversial sidekick

World
The Dutch version of St. Nicholas is due to arrive in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black PeteByThe Associated PressNovember 16, 2019, 10:09 AM1 min read The Dutch version of St. Nicholas is due to arrive in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black Pete. White people often don blackface makeup to play the character. Opponents say such depictions promote racist stereotypes, while supporters defend the helper of Sinterklaas, the white-bearded, red-robed Dutch version of St. Nicholas, as a traditional children's character. O
Controversial Christmas classic track rewritten for #MeToo era

Controversial Christmas classic track rewritten for #MeToo era

Entertainment
Every year, the Christmas songs we know and love are re-recorded and re-purposed, in an effort to bring them right up to date for a modern market.This year, the lyrics to one of the most iconic yet controversial Christmas songs ever made has been rewritten in the wake of the #MeToo era. John Legend has updated the lyrics to the 1944 song Baby, It's Cold Outside, and re-recorded it with fellow The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson.It is a song with alternate lines sung by a man and woman in which he attempts to convince her not to risk a journey home in bad weather and to instead stay and have another drink. Image: Natasha Rothwell helped rewrite the lyrics Critics of the track say that lines such as, "say what's in this drink? (No cabs to be...
Facebook to launch ‘supreme court’ to judge controversial content

Facebook to launch ‘supreme court’ to judge controversial content

Technology
By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent Facebook has revealed the rules that will govern its "supreme court" - a new 40-person independent board that will make the final decision on controversial questions about the social network's content.Users unhappy with the way their content has been treated on the platform will be able to take their case to the board after they have "exhausted" Facebook's internal appeals process. It is not clear when the oversight board will start work. Once it has, Facebook said it would implement its decision promptly, unless doing so could violate the law. Image: Mark Zuckerberg says the board will be completely independent - even of him It a...