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Socialist Candidate Julia Salazar Reportedly Lied about being a Immigrant

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Democratic Socialist candidate, Julia Salazar is under fire for allegedly providing false information in her biography.

At the core of the controversy, are claims about being an immigrant and Jewish, which conflicts with previous documents stating she is, in fact, a Christian conservative advocate. Undeterred by the ongoing backlash, Salazar denies all allegations.

Critics have often compared her to popular socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which is quite the compliment. New York governor candidate Cynthia Nixon also lauded Salazar for her recent works and showed support with an endorsement.

The candidate publicized to multiple news sources that she’s a Columbian immigrant who moved to the United States with her family at a young age. The exact time was not disclosed.

Now, here’s where the curve ball is thrown into the equation. Salazar’s father said she “was” Jewish but blamed lack of contact with the American Jewish community for the discrepancy.

“I immigrated to this country with my family when I was very little. In Colombia, my mom raised me as a single mother,” she said during a press conference during her campaign run, Fox reports.

“As a proud immigrant myself, I know how important it is to protect the rights of immigrants and ensure that everyone can fully participate in the life of New York State,” Salazar’s campaign website read just last month, before updates were made, which now reads “as a proud daughter of an immigrant father myself.”

According to Tablet, Salazar was born in Miami and her mother had U.S. citizenship. Her brother, Alex Salazar, confirmed to the magazine that both he and his sister were born in the U.S.

Although Salazar was seen on camera claiming to be an immigrant, her story shifted once her sibling came forward, saying she made it “crystal clear” she was born in the states.

She blamed her campaign team for the mixup.

The story is developing.

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UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union schedules protest following “false arrests” on campus

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Students of color at The University of California-Berkeley’s Black Student Union have announced plans to orchestrate protest today (March 20) following the charges filed against two of the institution’s students.

The university’s public-affairs department released a statement on Tuesday revealing news regarding the recent arrest made by University of California police in response to a March 8 report.

The two students were allegedly spotted on campus by authorities, with one carrying a stun-gun, which is prohibited on campus by property by law.

“Following standard practice, officers asked her not to touch the weapon and told her that, due to safety concerns, he would need to take it from her,” the statement said.

“When the officer then reached for the stun device, a struggle ensued between the officer and the owner, as well as the second individual who sought to intervene.”

In that statement, Marc Fisher, UC Berkeley’s vice chancellor for administration, said that “we recognize this arrest has become a racial issue for some of our community members. We are committed to supporting a fair and thorough investigation, and to taking the steps necessary to maintain a relationship of trust with our community and our guests while ensuring their safety.”

BSU plans to rally outside the campus near Golden Bear restaurant at noon Wednesday and asked that participants wear black to protest what it called police brutality.

“The constant targeting and harm directed at Black people is repugnant and unacceptable. We are calling on the black community and our allies to advocate for black lives on this campus through direct action,” demanding that all charges against the students be dropped, the statement said.

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Wendy Williams reveals she is living in ‘sober house’

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After months of speculation surrounding Wendy Williams’ ongoing struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, the cat is officially out of the bag and the talk show host revealed the news herself.

Williams, 54, courageously announced she’s been living in a “sober house” on Tuesday to in front of her in-studio audience at “The Wendy Williams Show.”

Aside from her husband and son, no other relatives or close friends knew of her big secret.

Williams says she works out after her show and then is driven by her “24-hour sober coach” to a home where she lives “with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family.”

Williams also admitted she’s been addicted to cocaine in the past and never sought treatment.

She returned to her talk show earlier this month for the first time since December, saying she was off because of continued thyroid issues associated with Graves’ disease.

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Facebook and Instagram outages affect thousands of users

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Two of the most popular social media networks are experiencing massive outages.

Wednesday morning, Facebook and Instagram users across the U.S. began reporting issues with the website and app — including login errors, inability to post comments or photos and problems uploading links, and the list goes on.

Just before 2 p.m., Facebook issued a statement via Twitter saying: “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.” The company added in a follow-up message that the problems are not related to a hacking incident.

According to CBS News, there have been more than 11,000 reports of Facebook problems since at around noon on Wednesday. A live map shows it’s apparently a global issue, with outages reported outside the U.S., too, including in India.

Facebook has not yet released at statement regarding the source of the technical issue.

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