College Administrator Placed on Leave for Defacing Mural

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Bellevue College administrator placed on leave for altering display on Japanese American incarceration
A Bellevue College vice president has been placed on administrative leave for altering a mural of two Japanese American children in a World War II incarceration camp by removing a reference to anti-Japanese agitation by Eastside businessmen. Gayle Colston Barge, vice president of institutional advancement, is on paid administrative leave "as a result of her actions, and while we process the impact of this incident on our community," according to a statement from Bellevue's president.

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Coronavirus is coming to get these little white kids.

Coronavirus rumors lead some parents to keep kids home from school
In Southern California, freaked out parents at a Newport Beach elementary school are reportedly keeping their children home amid demands that the school district examine new transfer students for coronavirus infection. A rumor has apparently spread among parents that several new students -- possibly from foreign countries affected by the contagion -- are on their way to Newport Coast Elementary. Cue the pandemic panic.

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Cambodian refugee deported 2 years ago returns to US
A Cambodian refugee who says he was wrongly deported nearly two years ago was reunited with his family in Massachusetts last week, becoming the fourth such refugee -- and first on the East Coast -- to be allowed back into the country since the Trump administration stepped up deportations of Southeast Asians.

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Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend: Ali Wong
Ali Wong feels very new about being Conan O'Brien's friend. The Baby Cobra comedian joins Conan on his podcast to talk about her father's love of pajama pants, why travel is the hardest part of stand-up, the mysterious metrics of Netflix, and maintaining her strong sense of Asian American identity.

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Quibi Sets "Woke" Japanese Game Show 'Let's Go Atsuko!'
Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka, one of the funniest people I know, is bringing her twerk-friendly comedy to Quibi with her woke Japanese game show appropriately titled Let's Go Atsuko! In the new series, Game master Okatsuka will lead two civilian contestants through the surreal universe inside her grandma's fridge. In every episode, each contestant -- perhaps unwisely -- will tell Okatsuka one thing they love and one thing they fear. These facts can and will be used against them to create tailor-made challenges that test the players' "street smarts." I guess I need to figure out what Quibi is.

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