Leigh Jones

Leigh is acting managing editor for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate who spent six years as a newspaper reporter in Texas before joining WORLD. Leigh also co-wrote Infinite Monster: Courage, Hope, and Resurrection in the Face of One of America's Largest Hurricanes. She resides with her husband and daughter in Houston, Texas.

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ABC cancels Roseanne over racist tweet

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/29/18, 02:44 pm

The ABC television network has canceled the hit reboot of the sitcom Roseanne after its star tweeted a racist comment about a former Obama administration staffer. Actress Roseanne Barr issued an apology for suggesting former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett came from a union between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes. Jarrett was born in Iran and is African-American.

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Flash flooding likely as Alberto marches north

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/29/18, 10:59 am

Forecasters are warning about the possibility of flash floods across the South as Alberto slowly makes its way across the country. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season made landfall over the holiday weekend as a subtropical storm, lashing the Florida panhandle with heavy rain and gusty winds. A television anchorman and a photojournalist covering the storm died Monday when a tree uprooted and crashed onto their SUV. North Carolina Gov.

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Starbucks to close for diversity training

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/29/18, 10:47 am

Starbucks will close its more than 8,000 U.S. locations Tuesday afternoon for diversity training. The unusual move is designed to help restore the coffee chain’s image after employees at a Philadelphia location called police on two African-American men who sat down without ordering anything. The men said they were waiting for a business contact. All 175,000 Starbucks employees will take the “unconscious bias training,” a curriculum that focuses on prejudice people might not realize they have.

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