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Kim Jong Un Insulted Donald Trump And Taught America A New Word At The Same Time
Here’s what “dotard” means.
By Ed Mazza

President Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un “rocket man” earlier this week, and now the North Korean dictator has returned fire. 
Kim gave Trump a nickname of his own ― and it’s one that sent Americans scrambling for a dictionary. 
“I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged dotard with fire,” Kim said in a statement released by the North Korean government Thursday. 
While the statement was full of choice words for Trump ― calling him “unfit,” “rogue” and “gangster” ― it was the word “dotard,” used twice, that seemed to catch everyone’s attention. 
According to Merriam-Webster, a “dotard” is a “person in his or her dotage,” with “dotage” further defined as “a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness.”
Freelance journalist Jihye Lee said the original statement in Korean used a term better translated as “old beast lunatic,” but it became “dotard” in the English version released by North Korea. 

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What's a dotard? Twitter goes wild after Kim Jong Un's vocab Trump burn
Charles Ventura, USA TODAYPublished 8:48 p.m. ET Sept. 21, 2017 | Updated 10:00 a.m. ET Sept. 22, 2017

Merriam-Webster found itself at a loss for words when President Trump famously tweeted "covfefe" earlier this year. But on Thursday, the online dictionary was up to task and redeemed itself when social media needed it the most.
In response to Trump's combative U.N. General Assembly speech against North Korea and his decision to ramp up economic pressure on the reclusive nation, Kim Jong Un called Trump a "mentally deranged dotard" who is “unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country."

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How Native Americans and Immigrants Are Coming Together to Define the Future of Resistance
Isha Aran - Yesterday 2:32pm

“Indians are the miner’s canary. They mark the shift from fresh air to poison gas in our political atmosphere, and our treatment of Indians even more than our treatment of other minorities, reflects the rise and fall of our democratic faith.”
That quote, from famed 20th century lawyer Felix S. Cohen, was repeated by Kevin Gover, the director of the National Museum of the American Indian and member of the Pawnee tribe, at First Americans and New Americans: Building Alliances around Land, Citizenship and Sovereignty, a day-long conference in Washington, DC, last weekend. It was not too surprising a thing for a Native scholar to quote. But then Gover delivered a twist.

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Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 

A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced H.R. 3744, the Tribal Recognition Act last week. While the bill establishes standards for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to research petitions submitted by tribes seeking recognition, it bars the executive branch from making decisions on those petitions.
"The Secretary may not grant federal acknowledgment (or reacknowledgment) to any Indian group," the bill states, referring to the Secretary of the Interior.

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Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
ICTMN Staff - 12/23/15

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in the moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center on December 5.
American Indian students from Southern and Central California participated in UCLA Law School’s competition, during which they learned about the legal system and earned college credits.
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Toreros fall to Princeton Tigers 27-17 in hard fought battle
Up next is Brian Fogarty PFL Classic on Saturday against Butler at Torero Stadium
Sept. 16, 2017

PRINCETON, NJ -- The Toreros dropped a hard-fought 27-17 road decision to the Princeton Tigers (1-0) today at Powers Field. San Diego (1-2) battled back from a 14-0 deficit to get within 20-17 late in the fourth period. Princeton then iced the game on their final possession, completing three key third down situations to extend the drive that culminated with Stephen Carlson's third touchdown reception for the 27-17 final.
In the first quarter the Toreros opened with a solid opening drive going 42 yards over 12 plays, but were not able to convert on Patrick Murray's 37-yard field goal attempt. The Torero defense stopped the Tigers on their next possession, but Princeton punted away and recovered a fumble by Christian Brooks at the San Diego 37-yard line. The Tigers would find the endzone five plays later with Chad Kanoff connecting with Stephen Carlson for a 9-yard score.

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University of Memphis Tigers knock off No. 25 UCLA

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Riley Ferguson went throw-for-throw with Heisman hopeful Josh Rosen, throwing for 398 yards and a career high-tying 6 TD’s as the Tigers knocked off 25th-ranked UCLA 48-45 in a shootout at the Liberty Bowl on Saturday.
Former CBHS star Anthony Miller caught 9 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers.
While the U of M defense did give up 45 points and 633 yards to the Bruins, with Rosen throwing for 463 and 4 TD’s, they also picked off Rosen twice including a 60-yard pick six for former MUS star Tim Hart as the Tigers knocked off a ranked opponent at home, for a third straight year.
“This game will be remembered,” Coach Mike Norvell said afterward. “This game will be on our walls. This game is one where, these kids will always be able to say that UCLA came into the Liberty Bowl and we got the job done.”
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