Principal under fire for naming suspended students in newsletter

The principal who left Brooklyn’s struggling Automotive HS for Long Island has sent out newsletters at her new school naming suspended students, in violation of a federal student privacy law, critics charge. Caterina Lafergola, now principal at Baldwin HS, issues a weekly staff newsletter that includes announcements on upcoming events, meeting notes, and a “Kudos…
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Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained at Airport and Was Asked ‘Are you Muslim?’

Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to profiling, a family friend said Saturday.
Returning from a Black History Month event in Jamaica, Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were pulled aside and separated from each other while going through the immigration checkpoint on Feb. 7 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, said Chris Mancini, a family friend and attorney.
Camacho Ali was released a short time later after showing a photo of herself with her ex-husband, the former heavyweight boxing champion, Mancini said. But Ali Jr. was not carrying a photo of his world-famous father — a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Ali Jr., 44, who confirmed his Muslim faith, was detained about two hours, despite telling officials that he’s Ali’s son and a native-born U.S. citizen, Mancini said. It was the first time ..

This week’s T-Mobile Tuesday fills you with pizza, travel and an eBook

With all eyes on Barcelona this week, it is easy to forget that T-Mobile subscribers are just days away from claiming their weekly freebies and hoping to win the weekly drawings. But we are more than happy to keep an eye on the prizes, so to speak, while you sit back and stare at the images of the BlackBerry KEYone, LG G6 and the other new handsets being revealed over the next few days.
So what is on the menu for T-Mobile subscribers this coming Tuesday? Actually, menu is a rather good choice of word if we don’t say so ourselves. That is because T-Mobile subscribers will get a free one-topping …
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Boosting Erdogan powers will make ‘strong Turkey’: PM

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Turks to approve constitutional changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers on Saturday, saying it would make Turkey stronger. “For a strong Turkey, lasting stability, our choice is ‘yes’. This is our wish, it will come,” Yildirim told the gathering in Ankara of party members and supporters from the country’s 81 provinces.
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Wisconsin man jailed for cutting off woman’s pinky finger: media

A Wisconsin man was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on Friday for cutting off a woman’s pinky finger with a machete and trying to close the wound with a blow torch during a ceremony for a fellow fan of a hip hop band, media reported. In August, Jonathan Schrap, 25, and three other people held a “ritualistic memorial” at his home for a fellow fan of hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse who died in 2015, a local ABC affiliate reported, citing a criminal compliant filed by the state. Schrap pleaded no contest earlier this week to a felony charge of second degree reckless injury charge, according to online court records.
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Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree

By Ahmed Aboulenein ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks. A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia’s Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around 160 in North Sinai, were fleeing. More than 200 students studying in Arish, the province’s capital, have also left.
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Trump bashes FBI for being ‘totally unable’ to stop leaks

President Trump is interviewed by Reuters in the Oval Office Feb. 23. President Trump said the FBI is “totally unable” to crack down on U.S. government employees who plan to leak sensitive information to the media. The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security “leakers” that have permeated our government for a long time.
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