Daily Archive: February 20, 2013

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International

Sports Illustrated under fire for ‘racist’ Namibian photo shoot

‘HUMAN PROP’–A picture of a Namibian San man, which was photographed in the Namib Desert with international model, Emily DiDonata during Sports Illustrated swimsuit 2013 photo shoot in Namibia. (GIN) – The much-awaited swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated magazine has waded into a public relations nightmare with its display of bikini-clad White models prancing alongside Africans carrying spears or Chinese paddling rafts in cone shaped hats.

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National

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife plead guilty to charges involving campaign funds

PLEAD GUILTY–Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi leave the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) by Carol Cratty and Tom Cohen CNN Writers WASHINGTON (CNN) — With moist eyes and soft voices, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife pleaded guilty to federal charges on Wednesday related to years of using campaign funds for personal expenses that included purchases of Michael Jackson memorabilia and a Rolex watch.

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Entertainment

On Twitter, a peanut gallery mocks the Oscars

COVETED AWARD–An Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The 85th annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file) by Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — You can simply tune into the Oscars. Or you can watch them with the peanut gallery on Twitter.