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Dean of UNC journalism school is accused of unfairly blaming trustees for delaying 1619 Project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones' tenure bid

The dean of the journalism school at North Carolina at Chapel Hill agreed to offer Nikole Hannah-Jones a non-tenured position but later blamed trustees when media reports suggested that The 1619 Project creator was denied a permanent professorship over politics, newly released emails suggest.  Susan King, who helms the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC’s flagship campus, was accused of casting blame on the Board of Trustees for the public relations firestorm over the Hannah-Jones tenure controversy.  But new emails now show that in February, Hannah-Jones accepted an offer of a non-tenured position with the school that would pay her $180,000 per year over the course of a five-year contract. The school says the emails prove that it was bureaucratic delays with the tenure application process rather than a top donor's opposition to the 1619 Project and critical race theory that prevented the matter from being resolved earlier.  King made Hannah-Jones the offer of a non-tenu

Rep Matt Gaetz tells rally he's infected with 'the Florida variant, the freedom variant' as he mocks people for having 'surrendered' to COVID-19 concerns

Congressman Matt Gaetz mockingly said he had 'the freedom variant' of COVID-19 - addressing a rally in his home state of Florida on the day the state announced its highest infection rate of the pandemic. Gaetz, 39, mocked concerns about the delta variant, which is now accounting for the majority of new cases nationwide. 'You've had all the experts say look out for the delta variant, or the lambda variant,' he told a rally in Largo - part of his 'Florida Man Freedom Tour'. 'Well next it'll be the Chi Omega variant or the Pi Kappa Psi variant. 'I got the Florida variant. I got the freedom variant.  'It affects the brain. It gets you to think for yourself where you don't just surrender to the truth that they're trying to create in corrupt big media.' Matt Gaetz held a rally in Largo, in Pinellas County, Florida, on Saturday. He mocked concerns over the rise in the delta variant  Gaetz told the crowd that 'the Florida variant'

Boy, 16, is fighting for his life after being stabbed at park in Tottenham in broad daylight attack

A 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was stabbed at a park in Tottenham in a broad daylight attack.  Police were called to Adams Road just next to Lordship Recreation Ground in Tottenham, north London, at 2.17pm today after reports of a stabbing.  They found the boy with stab injuries and he was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.  A police spokesman has said the boy is in a critical condition.  Police were called to Adams Road just next to Lordship Recreation Ground in Tottenham, north London , at 2.17pm today after reports of a stabbing The spokesman said: 'Police were called to Adams Road, N17, at 14.17hrs on Sunday, 1 August to reports of a stabbing. 'Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance. 'A 16-year-old boy was found with stab injuries. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. 'A scene has been put in place. There has been no arrest. Enquiries continu

Lewis Hamilton fears he has Long Covid after struggling with dizziness, fatigue and blurred vision at both Silverstone and the Hungarian GP as he arrives late for his press conference due to attention from a team doctor

Lewis Hamilton fears he may be suffering the effects of Long Covid - after coming close to collapse at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton complained of extreme fatigue and dizziness and required help onto the podium, after finishing third in one of the most dramatic races in recent history. Last, after a strategic mistake by Mercedes, Hamilton weaved his way through the field to achieve a podium finish, and go into the mid-season break with a six point lead over his rival Max Verstappen in the drivers' championship. But after the race he admitted he may be suffering the debilitating long-term effects of coronavirus, having contracted the disease last December. Hamilton said: 'I haven't spoken to anyone about long Covid but I think it is lingering there. I remember the effects of when I had it and training has been different since then. The level of fatigue that you get is different and it's a real challenge. It comes as, in other Covid news today:  Lewis Hami

Pregnant wife of San Jose Sharks star Evander Kane accuses him of 'throwing games to pay off gambling debts' and slams model Mara Teigen for 'sleeping with him': NHL investigates cheat claims

The pregnant wife of a San Jose Sharks player who alleged her husband was a compulsive gambler who tanked his own team’s games to pay off a massive debt has publicly accused a Los Angeles model of being his mistress. Anna Kane unleashed a series of explosive posts on Instagram in which she claimed her husband, Evander Kane, intentionally threw hockey games while leaving the family destitute and unable to buy baby formula for their infant daughter.  Anna, whose claim has prompted an investigation by the National Hockey League, also took aim at Mara Teigen, the 26-year-old model who has been dubbed ‘Angelina 2.0’ for her uncanny resemblance to Angelina Jolie. Evander released a statement on social media early on Saturday morning categorically denying Anna's allegations. He accused his estranged wife of fabricating the betting allegations in an attempt to destroy his career.  The Sharks forward also accused Anna of using their infant daughter, Kensington, as 'leverage' while r