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Backlash Against NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw Continues Despite Apology For His Comments About Hispanics

NBC’s veteran anchor Tom Brokaw continues to face backlash for his comments about Hispanics needing to “work harder” to assimilate and Hispanic parents not teaching their children to speak English. ABC News chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas said Monday that, “it was hurtful, and besides being ignorant, it’s just not true.” ...Read more

Government Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy $11 Billion Loss

After the longest shutdown in government history, federal employees went back to work Monday. However, the economic effects will be felt for a long time. A report released Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the economy took an $11 billion hit, including $3 billion that’s gone forever, in the 35 days that parts of the federal government went unfunded. ...Read more

MLB Announces Year-Long Celebration To Honor Jackie Robinson’s 100th Birthday

On Monday, Major League Baseball announced a partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) to create a year-long schedule of events aimed at honoring Jackie’s legacy in baseball and throughout society. Beginning Thursday, January 31st (which would have been Robinson’s 100th birthday ) MLB will hold Play Ball events tied to Robinson’s baseball journey, a traveling museum exhibit, efforts from all 30 MLB teams plus fund-raising and awareness efforts throughout the year. ...Read more