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Amy Coney Barrett criticized for dress she wore to hearing

“Women lawyers & judges wear suits, including dresses with jackets, for work,” D.C.-based attorney Leslie McAdoo Gordon wrote. “It is not a great look that ACB consistently does not. No male judge would be dressed in less than correct courtroom attire. It’s inappropriately casual.”

Female attorneys and judges swiftly pushed back to express frustration that discussion of a woman in public life had turned once again to her clothing.

“Basically every professional woman I know (including myself) has serious anxiety about what they wear to work,” tweeted Carissa Byrne Hessick, a criminal law professor at the University of North Carolina. “Crappy takes like this one are a big reason why.”

“Who cares what she wears?” wrote Mary Ziegler, a law professor at Florida State University. “If she wore a Halloween costume, or walked in naked, this would not change: Amy Coney Barrett is very accomplished. … If you

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Megan Thee Stallion writes op-ed before Tory Lanez shooting hearing

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Megan Thee Stallion penned a heartfelt op-ed imploring Americans to protect Black women ahead of rapper Tory Lanez’s scheduled court hearing Tuesday regarding felony charges over allegations he shot the “Savage” artist.

In an op-ed piece for The New York Times published Tuesday, rapper Megan Thee Stallion detailed her experiences with the incident and lamented feeling like she and other Black women are “not protected as human beings.”

“I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man,” she wrote. 

Without naming names, Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, said she was shot after a party twice while walking away from a man with whom she was not

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Hear the Call Colorado gives the gift of hearing in Longmont on Saturday

When Linda Pierce thought about the significance of getting hearing aids on Saturday, after struggling with hearing loss for roughly three years, it was almost too emotional to talk about.

“You can’t imagine,” she said choking up. “I moved into a senior building in June and haven’t heard much of what is said. It will be great to converse with my neighbors and grandkids.”

Dr. Dusty Jessen, left,, tests the hearing of Janice Paterson in the sound booth on October 3, 2020. Audiologists gathered at the Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center to give the gift of hearing. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

Pierce, of Evergreen, was one of 14 people Saturday who were able to get their hearing tested and be fitted for hearing aids for no cost or a low cost, based on income. The free hearing clinic was organized by the nonprofit organization Hearing the Call Colorado at the Longmont

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Cookeville teen gets the gift of hearing after losing hearing aids in tornado

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The March 3rd tornado devastated neighborhoods and families from Donelson to Cookeville. Despite the losses, Middle Tennesseans have seen new beginnings since then.

A teenager with hearing loss was thrown from her house during the tornado and lost her hearing aids. Friday, she received a very special gift.

“It was just like at one minute I was in my bed, and the next, I was under the house,” said 16-year-old Ella Neal. An EF 4 tornado destroyed her home on Charlton Square in Central Putnam County.

Her neighbor found her under her house in his backyard. Neal was born with reverse- slope hearing loss and only able to pick-up on high pitches. “The only way that I knew that someone found me was like by the flashlights that were there, near the place that I was at,” Neal recalled.

Her hearing aids were among many things

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