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Big News

Colin Kaepernick is the recipient of this year’s Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Award, an annual honor given to those who encapsulate “the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy and has used sports as a platform for changing the world.”

“I am proud to be able to present this to Colin for his passionate defense of social justice and civil rights for all people,” Lonnie Ali, Muhammad’s widow, told SI. “Like Muhammad, Colin is a man who stands on his convictions with confidence and courage, undaunted by the personal sacrifices he has had to make to have his message heard. And he has used his celebrity and philanthropy to the benefit of some of our most vulnerable community members.”

Last month, Kaepernick was named GQ‘s Citizen of the Year.

Big Lies

Roaches??? In the White House??? We could insert a joke here, but.. Lol.

Nah, but seriously: According to documents obtained by NBC 4 Washington, recent White House maintenance requests reportedly show the building’s dealing with a bit of a vermin problem. They’ve got mice in the White House situation room and the White House Navy mess food service area, y’all. THE FOOD SERVICE AREA.

And according to the news outlet’s review of federal records, the number of work orders aren’t too different than those made toward the end of Obama’s time in office. Former General Services Administration (GSA) Inspector General Brian Miller attributes the problem to the building’s age.

“It’s an enormous job,” he stated, adding that “they are old buildings” and “any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work.”

Big Facts

In the wake of Trump’s Pocahontas slur, Monica Stretten, member of the Chickahominy Indian tribe of Virginia and a descendant of Pocahontas, broke down the historical figure’s story for Here, she talks about how “American folklore has romanticized” the facts. Pause what you’re doing and hit the play button below. This may be some of the most informative two minutes and change you watch all day.

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