Chick-fil-A partnership with Pittsburgh Marathon causes ire among LGBT activists | Fox News

The Pittsburgh Marathon ran into some problems earlier this month when it announced Chick-fil-A as the official title partner for its children’s race.

Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh serves as the title partner of the kids’ marathon and a presenting partner for Kids of STEEL, a nutrition and activity program for children in southwestern Pennsylvania.

“We’re grateful to Chick-fil-A for their support and are thrilled they share our commitment to inspiring the next generation of runners throughout the Pittsburgh region,” Troy Schooley, P3R senior vice president, said in a statement.

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Opinion | How Brett Kavanaugh Failed – The New York Times

In this crucible of power politics, of bullying and posturing and rage, no one has been more severely tested than Judge Kavanaugh. If he believes himself innocent of sexual assault — if he is innocent of sexual assault — the test, to him, can only appear monstrous.

Yet unfair as the test might seem to the judge and his supporters, senators who want to preserve the credibility of the Supreme Court cannot now look away from the result: Judge Kavanaugh failed, decisively.

How? First, he gave misleading answers under oath. Judges — particularly Supreme Court justices — must have, and be seen as having, unimpeachable integrity. The knuckleheaded mistakes of a young person — drinking too much, writing offensive things in a high school yearbook — should not in themselves be bars to high office. But deliberately misleading senators about them during a confirmation process has to be. If Judge Kavanaugh will lie about small things, won’t he lie about big ones as well?

Indeed he already has: During the course of his confirmation hearings, he claimed, implausibly, that he was not aware that files he received from a Senate staff member, some labeled “highly confidential” or “intel,” had been stolen from Democratic computers.

Even the small lies, of course, aren’t so small in context, since they relate to drinking or sex and thus prop up his choir-boy-who-indulged-now-and-then defense.

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Brett Kavanaugh: Key test vote on Supreme Court nominee passes – BBC News

President Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh wins a key vote despite facing sexual assault claims he denies.

The US Senate has narrowly advanced President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final vote.

Friday’s vote – 51-49 in favour – was a test of support for the embattled nominee who has faced sexual assault allegations from several women.

All eyes are on several swing senators for Saturday’s final vote.

Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation would tilt America’s highest court in favour of conservatives.

The nine-member panel has the final say on issues such as abortion, gun control and voting rules and justices are appointed for life.

Source: Brett Kavanaugh: Key test vote on Supreme Court nominee passes – BBC News

A rock that was used as a doorstop for the past 30 years turns out to be a meteorite valued at $100K

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — A 22-pound rock that has been propping open a door in Michigan for decades turns out to be a meteorite valued at $100,000, according to Central Michigan University. Mona Sirbescu, a CMU geology professor, gets asked all the time by people to examine the rocks they bring her — but none ever turn out to be an official space rock.

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Melania Trump continues Africa trip with stop in Malawi | Fox News

First lady Melania Trump continued her trip across Africa on Wednesday with a stop in Malawi.

While in the country, Trump toured the Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, which benefits from U.S. assistance but still struggles with an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Some children are taught outdoors, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on loose, red dirt. With just 77 teachers, the student-teacher ratio is 111 to 1.

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Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf Announces 42 Multimodal Projects | Transport Topics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced funding for 42 projects related to highways, bridges, transit, ports and pedestrian accessibility.

Some $49 million has been allotted for the projects through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. Enacted in 2013, the Multimodal Transportation Fund supports transit, aviation, rail freight, pedestrian and bicycle initiatives.

Source: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf Announces 42 Multimodal Projects | Transport Topics

Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden – BBC News

An eight-year-old found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer.

Saga Vanecek found the relic in the Vidostern lake while at her family’s holiday home in Jonkoping County.

The sword was initially reported to be 1,000 years old, but experts at the local museum now believe it may date to around 1,500 years ago.

“It’s not every day that you step on a sword in the lake!” Mikael Nordstrom from the museum said.

The level of the water was extremely low at the time, owing to a drought, which is probably why Saga uncovered the ancient weapon.

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