BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Censorship or common sense?
Some Broomfield parents are petitioning to have Toni Morrison's 1970 novel "The Bluest Eye" removed from the school district's approved reading lists, but others are fighting to keep it, calling it censorship.
"It's kind of in a league of its own," said Erin Gee, standing outside Legacy High School with a group of parents who feel the novel could be harmful for high schoolers.
Iranian warships dispatched to the Atlantic Ocean will travel close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time, a senior Iranian naval commander said Saturday. The commander of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, said the vessels have already entered the Atlantic Ocean via waters near South Africa, the official IRNA news agency reported. The fleet, consisting of a destroyer and a helicopter-carrying supply ship, began its voyage last month from the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. The ships, carrying some 30 navy academy cadets for training along with their regular crews, are on a three-month mission. The voyage comes amid an ongoing push by Iran to demonstrate its ability to project power across the Middle East and beyond.
The man who washed up on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific with a tale of being lost at sea for more than a year told authorities that he left Mexico on a fishing trip, was blown off course after his engine died and watched his traveling companion starve to death. The castaway, who identified himself as Jose Salvador Alvarenga, was questioned Monday by police and told them an incredible story: He drifted 6,000 miles in a 24-foot boat, surviving on fish, birds, turtles, rainwater, urine -- and prayers. Officials said they have not yet confirmed his account.
"Now that liberals have forwarded their agenda by inserting a mass gay wedding into the Grammys, conservatives must match them tit-for-tat by having a mass shooting at the Country Music Awards," Maher said Friday during his HBO program, "Real Time with Bill Maher."
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