Rep. Walker calls for Falwell’s resignation from Liberty University

Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., called for the resignation of Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. after images surfaced of him on a yacht with his arm around a woman and their pants unzipped. “Jerry Falwell Jr’s ongoing behavior is appalling,” Walker tweeted. “As a Music Faculty Advisory Board Member and former instructor @LibertyU, I’m convinced […]

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Liberty U’s Falwell takes leave after social media uproar

Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking an indefinite leave of absence as president and chancellor of Liberty University, days after a social media post he made drew criticism and calls for his resignation By BY SARAH RANKIN Associated Press August 7, 2020, 11:05 PM 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RICHMOND, Va. […]

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GOP lawmaker calls on Falwell Jr. to resign over photo

Rep. Mark Waller (R-NC) is calling on Jerry Falwell Jr. to resign as president of Liberty University, saying a now-deleted Instagram post showing Falwell with his pants unzipped and arm around a woman was part of a patter making him unfit to lead the evangelical Christian institution. This isn’t the first time Falwell has had […]

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Dallas shuts down Young Americans for Liberty event but allows protests, group says

The city of Dallas shut down a Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) “Mobilize 2020” event three days before it was scheduled to occur. The YAL event was a conference scheduled for Thursday-Sunday at the Omni in downtown Dallas, but on Monday the city issued a force majeure order to shut down the event. A similar […]

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WNBA roundup: Bria Hartley leads Mercury to victory over Liberty

Bria Hartley scored a career-high 27 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the New York Liberty 96-67 on Sunday. Hartley, who signed with the Mercury as a free agent after spending the last three seasons with the Liberty, was 10 of 18 shooting. Diana Taurasi had 18 points, nine assists, three steals and two blocks […]

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She Found Her Voice in a W.N.B.A. Locker Room, Then Used It in Sweden

Four years ago, the Liberty became one of the first professional sports franchises to make a unified on-court statement against police brutality and racial injustice. Even before Colin Kaepernick drew widespread attention for kneeling during the N.F.L. preseason later that summer, the Liberty took the court for a game wearing black shirts that said #BlackLivesMatter. […]

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United Airlines adds more international routes for September

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet taxis at Newark Liberty International Airport CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines (O:) said on Monday it was further expanding its international schedule in September by bringing back service between Chicago and Hong Kong and Los Angeles and Sydney, and adding new nonstop flights between Chicago and […]

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Evangelical Liberty U rattled by its own racial reckoning

As the nation wrestles with how to do more for racial equality, Liberty University — a school whose leadership has said it doesn’t have a problem — is facing its own tough questions. Jerry Falwell Jr., who leads the prominent evangelical Christian university, apologized this month after posting a tweet invoking the blackface scandal that […]

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United Airlines sweetens voluntary exit deal for flight attendants

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet taxis at Newark Liberty International Airport CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines (O:) sweetened a voluntary exit package for flight attendants and extended the application deadline, saying that while “thousands of employees” signed up, “we’re finding that’s not enough,” according to a document seen by Reuters. Under […]

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As Protests Engulf the United States, China Revels in the Unrest

The cartoon shows the Statue of Liberty cracking into pieces, a police officer breaking through its copper robe. A man’s head lies on the ground in front of the White House, its facade splattered with blood. “Beneath human rights,” says the title of the cartoon, which was published by People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party’s […]

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Are we going to talk about Tara Reade?

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Nov. 1, 2019, at the Democratic Party Liberty and Justice Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa. | Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune We’ll see how long Joe Biden can avoid this topic. But one thing is certain: Doing so benefits almost no one, least of all Biden himself. Despite an obstacle-strewn ascension similar to […]

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Sabrina Ionescu describes how Kobe helped her become the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft | First Take

Sabrina Ionescu joins First Take to discuss being selected by the New York Liberty with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft, transitioning from the Oregon Ducks to the WNBA and her relationship with Kobe Bryant. #FirstTake ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: […]

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Tina Charles trade shows Liberty all-in on Sabrina Ionescu rebuild

April 15, 2020 | 7:10pm Sabrina Ionescu isn’t officially on the New York Liberty yet, and the Liberty are already Ionescu’s team. When — not “if,” though Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb spoke in an interview this week about not ruining a “special moment” with any definitive spoilers — Ionescu becomes the No. 1 pick […]

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Liberty loaded with WNBA draft picks after Tine Charles trade

The New York Liberty are sending All-Star Tina Charles to the Washington Mystics as part of a three-team deal, the team announced Wednesday. The Liberty’s haul from the reigning WNBA champions includes guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, the No. 12 pick in the 2020 draft, which is on Friday, and first-, second-, and third-round picks in the […]

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Liberty University sued for not refunding student fees

A federal lawsuit accuses Liberty University of profiting from the COVID-19 pandemic by refusing to refund thousands of dollars in room and board and other fees owed to students after the school moved classes online By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press April 14, 2020, 9:32 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to […]

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Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei’s pay rocketed to $44 million in 2019

John Malone’s Liberty Media, which owns SiriusXM, the Atlanta Braves and the Formula One racing circuit, said Chief Executive Greg Maffei scored $44 million in compensation in 2019. Maffei’s pay jumped a whopping 118 percent last year compared with his 2018 pay of $20.2 million, according to an SEC filing Tuesday. The robust jump in […]

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Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too

LYNCHBURG, Va. — As Liberty University’s spring break was drawing to a close this month, Jerry Falwell Jr., its president, spoke with the physician who runs Liberty’s student health service about the rampaging coronavirus. “We’ve lost the ability to corral this thing,” Dr. Thomas W. Eppes Jr. said he told Mr. Falwell. But he did […]

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Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus, Too

LYNCHBURG, Va. — As Liberty University’s spring break was drawing to a close this month, Jerry Falwell Jr., its president, spoke with the physician who runs Liberty’s student health service about the rampaging coronavirus. “We’ve lost the ability to corral this thing,” Dr. Thomas W. Eppes Jr. said he told Mr. Falwell. But he did […]

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Justice Dept. Religious Freedom Training Spurs Concern Among Lawyers

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department this week hosted training for its lawyers on religious liberty laws as part of Attorney General William P. Barr’s push to prioritize religious freedom cases, but the workshops prompted concern among some career lawyers that they were being educated on ways to blunt civil rights protections for gay and transgender […]

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