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It's already been a big year for the big O. Oprah Winfrey's school for girls opened Tuesday in Henley-on-Klip, Meyerton, near Johannesburg, South Africa. The opening ceremony (more Hollywood and Motown than Pomp and Circumstance) marks the culmination of a promise made six years ago by Oprah to Nelson..




It's already been a big year for the big O. Oprah Winfrey's school for girls opened Tuesday in Henley-on-Klip, Meyerton, near Johannesburg, South Africa. The opening ceremony (more Hollywood and Motown than Pomp and Circumstance) marks the culmination of a promise made six years ago by Oprah to Nelson Mandela (who is slated to attend later today).

What's more, Oprah was recently named the Top Celebrity Role Model of 2006, narrowly defeating Michael J. Fox. At the opposite end of the spectrum, crotch-flaunting Britney Spears squeezed past party-hopping gal-pal Paris Hilton to earn the title of Worst Celebrity Role Model. Sometimes all it takes is the bestowment of a meaningless title to restore (some) faith in our collective consciousness.
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Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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According to the FBI, the number of sexual assaults reported during commercial flights have increased "at an alarming rate." There was a 66% increase in sexual assault on airplanes between 2014 and 2017. During that period, the number of opened FBI investigations into sexual assault on airplanes jumped from 38 to 63. And flight attendants have it worse. A survey conducted by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA found that 70% of flight attendants had been sexually harassed while on the job, while only 7% reported it.

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