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20, November 2019

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Hostages Released

An American and an Australian, held for more than three years by the Taliban, are free in a prisoner swap with the Afghan government. The Taliban got three of its prominent members back in exchange.

Tell me more about the hostages.

Timothy Weeks, 50, from New South Wales, and Kevin King, 63, from Pennsylvania, were teachers at Kabul's American University of Afghanistan. The Taliban considered them dangerous because they "change the minds of society."

Releasing Taliban leaders is a bad idea for any reason. Change my mind.

The exchange is intended to facilitate peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban, in hopes of ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan and withdrawing American troops.

What can I learn from this?

This isn't the first high profile prisoner swap. Remember Bowe Bergdahl? Leaders are receiving the same criticism now as they did after his swap in 2014.

Consider these questions: Do prisoner swaps legitimize the Taliban? Is bringing home hostages worth the potential danger of releasing Taliban members?

Want more potential pageant interview questions? Check out the 25 Questions Asked by Judges in Every Pageant!

Celebrity Support

Rodney Reed said "Praise Jesus" when he learned his scheduled execution would not take place in Texas this week, according to Kim Kardashian West. The reality TV star turned criminal justice reform activist was with the death row inmate when he learned the news.

Why is Reed on death row?

An all-white jury convicted Reed of the 1996 rape and murder of Stacey Stites, who was engaged to police officer Jimmy Fennell when she died. Witnesses say Fennell believed Stites was seeing a black man behind his back. Reed said he had a consensual relationship with Stites, which could explain how his DNA ended up on her body. Fennell later served time in prison after being accused of rape by a woman he'd arrested. A fellow inmate said Fennell confessed to killing Stites.

Why should anyone listen to convicts or celebrities?

Maybe because the murder weapon has never been tested for DNA evidence. The Innocence Project, an organization that works to exonerate the wrongly convicted, is pushing the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to approve testing of the belt used to strangle Stites.

What can I learn from this?

Kim K is social impact goals. She successfully lobbied President Donald Trump to pardon Alice Johnson, who was serving life without parole for drug offenses. Use her efforts as inspiration for your platform work.

Pageantry in the News

Hitting a sour note. Vocal fans upset singer to host Miss World.

Not reality. VH1 slammed for glorifying cartels, casting El Chapo's beauty queen wife.

Should NFL player Myles Garrett face consequences other than suspension for hitting another player with a helmet?

Perfect 10 Answer: No. If we make football violence a crime, where do we draw the line? Would a hard hit during a game result in assault charges? When you review the game video you see there was aggressive, unsportsmanlike behavior from Myles Garrett, Mason Rudolph, and teammates. Football is dangerous enough without helmets being ripped off and used as weapons and players kicking and punching one another. Suspensions for all involved would be appropriate. That would send a message to players across the league that that type of behavior won't be tolerated.

Your turn. Is your answer a 10 in pageant interview?
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Today's Titleholder of the Day is Kristen Routh, Ms. Intergalactic ® International 2019-20! Kristen aspires to improve her community and beyond through her platform “Be Kind Humans,” a lifestyle blog helping others to lead with kindness to the self, others and the environment.

Learn from the greats.

Kendra Hale is an only child who grew up in Christiansburg, a small town in rural southwestern Virginia. She graduated as valedictorian from Christiansburg High School and the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School. Kendra recalls that in her hometown, pageants were not common and many people didn’t understand the different aspects of being involved in pageants such as going after scholarships, being goal-oriented and being of service.

Kendra’s pageant journey started when she was 13 or 14 and shortly thereafter became involved with the Princess America pageant system. She first won the title of Princess America’s District of Columbia Teen, and eventually she became Princess America’s District of Columbia Miss.

Once this fresh faced Virginia girl got bitten by the pageant bug, there was no turning back and soon she had earned her 1st national title, “Outstanding Miss of America 2016-2017.”

Kendra admits that her introduction to the world of pageantry was difficult because she really had no frame of reference for competing, nor did she know anyone who competed. But, she didn’t let her lack of knowledge intimidate her or make her feel inadequate. She used all the tools and resources that she could find, and she asked for help.

“Since I was a latecomer, I didn’t know a lot about what was going on and I had to work really hard to learn everything I needed to know. I utilized resources, such as Pageant Planet and other publicly available information, to learn about different organizations and competitions. I worked with incredible people to learn the right skills. I didn’t let my age or lack of knowledge stop me.”

To learn more about Kendra Hale listen to this week’s episode.

Special thank you to Julia Stone for doing the research on Kendra Hale.

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Katrina Summers [email protected]

I am an English teacher and media specialist. I enjoy reading the many different articles Pageant Planet has to offer. However, I can not begin to tell you how many errors I find in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure in the articles. Being an English teacher, these errors are just something that I see that probably no one else even notices. All the pageant systems spend a great deal of time discussing the art of effective communication and it is something that each contestant strives towards. Written communication is just as important as verbal communication. Again, I enjoy reading the many different articles, however, hire a proofreader for your articles!

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Carol Lopez [email protected]

Miss Universe Puerto Rico IS Puerto Rican! Stop being part of the fake and sensationalist news! She represents all of the Puerto Rican that for many reasons lives in USA. She speaks Spanish with a cute accent for obvious reasons, she can communicate successfully in Spanish. If she won the crown is because she complete with all of the requirements of the Miss Universe Puerto Rico organization. She is is beautiful, sweet and very smart. Your post should says something positive about every girl and not trying to being part of the controversy.

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I am a little aggravated that I have to fill out forms in order to vote for the People's Choice!

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