Days after ESPN host Stephen A. Smith suggested women are to blame for provoking domestic abuse, the network has suspended him. “ESPN announced today that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz wrote in a statement emailed to For The Win. Smith made the controversial comments on First Take last week when discussing the suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was accused of knocking his girlfriend unconscious. Read about it here…[FTW]
Here’s some disturbing news. According to the Washington Post, there are FBI errors in 16 death penalty cases reviewed by the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation that started in 2012. Read more on the investigation here…[WashPost]
A horrifying allegation may change the tide for the evangelical Christian arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby and their pro-life outlook. A former employee is claiming that she was fired while pregnant for taking leave and the store tried to prevent her from accessing unemployment benefits. “They didn’t even want me to come back after having my baby, to provide for it,” she says. You can read Felicia Allen’s story here…[RHRealityCheck]
Another top doctor battling the largest outbreak of Ebola in history has died. Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, died on Tuesday. His death by Ebola follows the passing of two American medics in Liberia, who were also infected with the virus. Read about it here…[HuffPost]
Early Wednesday morning, torrential rains triggered a landslide that buried a remote village in western India. Officials say at least 10 are dead and another 150 are believed to be trapped underneath debris. The massive landslide swept away houses and roads, hampering rescue efforts to find survivors. Read about it here…[AP]
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