One parent’s pleas and outrage have prompted administrators at a Cerritos high school to discontinue a classroom activity that simulated the slave system in colonial America by binding students’ hands together, lying them down in a dark room and showing them a clip of the film “Roots.”The intention behind the “experiential exercise” was to recreate “the voyage slaves went on across the Atlantic Ocean, on their way to the new world,” according to administrators at Whitney High School.
Long Beach leaders on Tuesday embraced a local “sanctuary city” policy that would expand protections for its immigrant communities beyond those under consideration at the state level. The City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1 to direct the Long Beach Office of Equity to collaborate with immigrants rights organizations and the city’s three educational institutions to recommend a local policy, dubbed the Long Beach Values Act.
A flight training operation went awry on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed as it was landing at Long Beach Airport, causing the chopper to flip onto its side. Only the pilot was on board, and he was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, authorities said. Long Beach Fire responded to the incident at approximately 1:09 p.m., according to fire spokesman Jake Heflin, who said a training pilot in his 40s was flying the aircraft at the time.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".