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Slate
The Forgotten Story of How Mike Pence Embraced Obamacare in Indianaon ObamacareMike Pence successfully expanded Medicaid in Indiana. He would have
Slate / Posted 11 hours ago
on ObamacareMike Pence successfully expanded Medicaid in Indiana. He would have rather torpedoed the law—and hurt his former constituents—than admit that it works. Few American politicians are as skilled at marketing the unmarketable as Vice... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Success Story - From Janitor to Lecturer At the Same Universityattended school regularly until he reached 50 years of age and became a renowne
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 hours ago
attended school regularly until he reached 50 years of age and became a renowned writer who wrote hundreds of drama stories for Omdurman Radio that broadcast them in widely listened series. The amazing success story of the extraordinarily ingenious... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Land Issue at Heart of President's Desire to Retain Power'— President Yoweri Museveni's countrywide tour that he says is aimed at defusin
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
— President Yoweri Museveni's countrywide tour that he says is aimed at defusing what he called "toxic" information about the Land Amendment Bill before Parliament has run into trouble with experts and opposition... Read more
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Gulf News
Vatican says it axed chief auditor for spyinghis investigations into possible illegal activity had hit too close to home Ro
Gulf News / Posted 2 days ago
his investigations into possible illegal activity had hit too close to home Rome: The Vatican said Sunday it had been forced to oust its former auditor general — who resigned without explanation in June — because he had been spying on senior... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Vatican says it axed chief auditor for spyingROME: The Vatican said on Sunday (Sep 24) it had been forced to oust its former
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
ROME: The Vatican said on Sunday (Sep 24) it had been forced to oust its former auditor general - who resigned without explanation in June - because he had been spying on senior officials. In the latest scandal to embroil the centuries-old... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Datebook: The paintings of Carolyn Castaño, Chicano murals we've lost, experimental film and musical tributesThe Pacific Standard Time deluge continues — with cinema, performance, Chicano
Los Angeles Times / Posted 4 days ago
The Pacific Standard Time deluge continues — with cinema, performance, Chicano muralism and music. Plus: a survey of an important Colombian American artist from L.A., an art show inspired by the life and work of activist women, and the immigration... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Trump's judicial nominee from Texas called transgender kids part ofMateer, a high-ranking official in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office w
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 6 days ago
Mateer, a high-ranking official in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office who President Donald Trump has nominated for a federal judgeship, said in speeches in 2015 that transgender children are part of "Satan's plan" and argued same-sex... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Report: Trump's judicial nominee from Texas called transgender kids part of "Satan's plan"Mateer, a high-ranking official in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office w
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
Mateer, a high-ranking official in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office who President Donald Trump has nominated for a federal judgeship, said in speeches in 2015 that transgender children are part of "Satan's plan" and argued same-sex... Read more
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New York Magazine
Can Our Democracy Survive Tribalism?hear his accent, or learn the town he’s from, and almost reflexively know that
New York Magazine / Posted 7 days ago
hear his accent, or learn the town he’s from, and almost reflexively know that he is your foe? How do you live peacefully for years among fellow citizens and then find yourself suddenly engaged in the mass murder of humans who look similar to you,... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
The mystery of an artist only deepens: The remarkable drawings of Martín Ramírez at DTLA's new museumbetween knowingness and not knowing ignites sparks. In the marvelous Ramírez s
Los Angeles Times / Posted 7 days ago
between knowingness and not knowing ignites sparks. In the marvelous Ramírez survey exhibition that inaugurates the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, on a gritty downtown street across from the Greyhound bus station, trains enter... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
The making of a monster: How Salman Abedi became a mass murdererFor some of us reading about Manchester Arena attacker Salman Abedi is an unpal
Manchester Evening News / Posted 9 days ago
For some of us reading about Manchester Arena attacker Salman Abedi is an unpalatable experience. He committed appalling crimes against the innocent. Those directly affected by the attack have shown incredible dignity, and the city has shown... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Candidate profiles for Assembly, School Board electionthe League of Women Voters of Juneau partners with the Juneau Empire to publish
Juneau Empire / Posted 9 days ago
the League of Women Voters of Juneau partners with the Juneau Empire to publish candidate profiles of those running for local office. The League of Women Voters of Juneau is a nonpartisan organization. It developed the questions for the... Read more
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The Forward
Why This Former Orthodox Feminist Leader Is Studying To Be A Reform Rabbiweek the 47-year-old, who has published widely on gender in Judaism, turned a n
The Forward / Posted 9 days ago
week the 47-year-old, who has published widely on gender in Judaism, turned a new page: She started studying to become a Reform rabbi. Sztokman, who grew up in Brooklyn but now lives in the Israeli city of Modiin, began taking courses at the... Read more
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Aljazeera
Bangladesh medics struggle to cope with Rohingya influxmedical attention they urgently need. Dr Hossain, who leads a team of 32 peopl
Aljazeera / Posted 10 days ago
medical attention they urgently need. Dr Hossain, who leads a team of 32 people, is one of the few medics that has come forward to help the exhausted and persecuted community who have fled to Bangladesh over the past three weeks. "I took leave... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Native American man fosters healing, understandingMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Bridges are the sinew that holds Missoula together. They
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Bridges are the sinew that holds Missoula together. They cross the Clark Fork River throughout town, but are so commonly used that they are almost invisible because they're so important. Kevin Kickingwoman is kind of like a... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Native American man fosters healing, understandingMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Bridges are the sinew that holds Missoula together. They
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Bridges are the sinew that holds Missoula together. They cross the Clark Fork River throughout town, but are so commonly used that they are almost invisible because they're so important. Kevin Kickingwoman is kind of like a... Read more
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JTA
Why this former Orthodox feminist leader is studying to be a Reform rabbiElana Sztokman and the entrance to the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
JTA / Posted 11 days ago
Elana Sztokman and the entrance to the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion campus in Jerusalem. (Sztokman photo: Courtesy of Sztokman; HUC photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) (JTA) — As executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Datebook: Pacific Standard Time in full swing, with video, photography, sculpture and pre-Columbian artisanryLatin America has landed and it seems that just about every museum, gallery and
Los Angeles Times / Posted 11 days ago
Latin America has landed and it seems that just about every museum, gallery and empty warehouse in the greater Southern California region is putting on a related exhibition. It’s an embarrassment of riches. Don’t put off going. If you don’t get... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Indonesia’s Museum MACAN signals bright future for art in Asia“IT’S NOT just a conversation for elite communities, it’s a conversation for ev
Asian Correspondent / Posted 12 days ago
“IT’S NOT just a conversation for elite communities, it’s a conversation for everyone,” said Aaron Seeto, the Director of Museum MACAN in Jakarta. Set to officially open to the public in November, MACAN is the brainchild of Indonesian mogul and... Read more
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Kiama Independent
‘His was a life well lived’: Remembering Walter PikeWell-known and respected Kiama resident Walter Pike passed away on August 23, s
Kiama Independent / Posted 13 days ago
Well-known and respected Kiama resident Walter Pike passed away on August 23, shortly before his 100th birthday. Well known and respected Kiama resident Walter Pike passed away on August 23, shortly before his 100th birthday. The following is the... Read more
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Ekklesia
Search for unity an 'urgent need today', says WCC chiefThe need for the ecumenical movement is an urgent one today, said World Council
Ekklesia / Posted 15 days ago
The need for the ecumenical movement is an urgent one today, said World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr.Olav Fykse Tveit, as he spoke last week at the College of St Benedict and St John's University in Minnesota . “It is an... Read more
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dna
GST on sanitary pads: Tax, gender, and the law of unintended consequenceshas divided opinion: GST has been set at 12% on sanitary pads. Critics argue t
dna / Posted 16 days ago
has divided opinion: GST has been set at 12% on sanitary pads. Critics argue that it is wrong to zero-rate traditional and religious symbols of femininity such as bangles and the red powder used for the ubiquitous sindoor and bindis, while taxing... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Some Journalists are Just Arsonists Pointing Fingersfirefighters are on the scene…” If Menegus had a superpower, it would be the u
Zero Hedge / Posted 16 days ago
firefighters are on the scene…” If Menegus had a superpower, it would be the uncanny ability to find nefarious motivations for even the most innocuous solutions to serious problems. Summoning his powers, he first cherry picks two sentences from a... Read more
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Business Wire
Grant Thornton expands Forensic Advisory Services practice in BostonBOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jimmy Pappas has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a Forens
Business Wire / Posted 18 days ago
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jimmy Pappas has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a Forensic Advisory Services partner within the firm’s Advisory Services practice. Based in Boston, Pappas strengthens Grant Thornton’s service offerings in forensic accounting,... Read more
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The Mercury News
Finding religion in music, and the voice of humanity in his cellograndpa and as high as a squeaky baby. So you really have the whole range of hu
The Mercury News / Posted 18 days ago
grandpa and as high as a squeaky baby. So you really have the whole range of human expression in one instrument. And that, for me, is the beauty of it.” To encourage him to continue playing, for Hanukkah, his parents bought him a Pablo Casals... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
All of the L.A. arts events and exhibitions to check out this fallThe arrival of fall means welcoming a new season of cultural activities to Sout
Los Angeles Times / Posted 19 days ago
The arrival of fall means welcoming a new season of cultural activities to Southern California. In addition to the many exhibitions of PST: L.A./L.A, this season’s highlights include various touring Broadway musicals, a conversation with... Read more
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The Washington Times
Gregory Katsas, White House lawyer, named by Trump to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judgeshipTrump nominated White House lawyer Gregory G. Katsas Thursday to a seat on the
The Washington Times / Posted 19 days ago
Trump nominated White House lawyer Gregory G. Katsas Thursday to a seat on the influential U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Mr. Katsas currently serves as deputy counsel to the president in the White House Counsel’s... Read more
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The Washington Times
Southern Poverty Law ‘hate map’ listing costly to Ruth InstitueBeing classified as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center has been
The Washington Times / Posted 20 days ago
Being classified as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center has been costly for the Ruth Institute, a Catholic nonprofit dedicated to combating the breakdown of the family. First, the online retail giant Amazon refused to allow the group... Read more
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Deseret News
This is why a growing number of teachers want more lessons on religion in schoolgraders. As she started a new job teaching social studies at Butler Middle Sch
Deseret News / Posted 21 days ago
graders. As she started a new job teaching social studies at Butler Middle School in the mid-1980s, she was prepared for whispers, passed notes and other acts of mild rebellion. What she got was the threat of a lawsuit and a cruel, taunting... Read more
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The Age
Doctor paved new ground for womenThorne Henderson MA DipEd and his wife Charlotte Mary, who was the eldest daugh
The Age / Posted 21 days ago
Thorne Henderson MA DipEd and his wife Charlotte Mary, who was the eldest daughter of Rear Admiral Frederick Tickell. For Margaret service to others was in her veins. Her father and her two uncles Rupert and Alan were enrolled in 1903 as... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Doctor paved new ground for womenThorne Henderson MA DipEd and his wife Charlotte Mary, who was the eldest daugh
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 21 days ago
Thorne Henderson MA DipEd and his wife Charlotte Mary, who was the eldest daughter of Rear Admiral Frederick Tickell. For Margaret service to others was in her veins. Her father and her two uncles Rupert and Alan were enrolled in 1903 as... Read more
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The Hindu
Profile of new Ministers inducted into Modi cabinetCommittee on Rural Development. • Shiv Pratap Shukla was elected a Member of t
The Hindu / Posted 23 days ago
Committee on Rural Development. • Shiv Pratap Shukla was elected a Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly for 4 consecutive times in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1996. • He served as a Cabinet Minister in the Uttar Pradesh government for... Read more
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Business Standard India
From ex-IFS officer to Delhi's 'demolition man': Modi Cabinet's 9 new facesHardeep Singh Puri, a former IFS officer who joined the BJP ahead of the 2014 L
Business Standard India / Posted 23 days ago
Hardeep Singh Puri, a former IFS officer who joined the BJP ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, will be among nine new faces to be inducted on Sunday in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers. The new faces come from diverse backgrounds... Read more
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Business Standard India
Cabinet reshuffle: Meet Team Modi's 9 newly inducted ministers of stateFormer diplomat Hardeep Puri, former Union Home Secretary R K Singh, former bur
Business Standard India / Posted 23 days ago
Former diplomat Hardeep Puri, former Union Home Secretary R K Singh, former bureaucrat K J Alphons, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh, and five other new faces, including MPs Ashwini Choubey from Bihar and Anant Kumar Hegde from... Read more
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Business Standard India
Pradhan, Goyal, Sitharaman, Naqvi elevated to Cabinet rank in Modi govtParliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development. He was elected a Member
Business Standard India / Posted 23 days ago
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development. He was elected a Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly for 4 consecutive times in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1996. Shukla served as a Cabinet Minister in the Uttar Pradesh government for... Read more
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The Economic Times
9 new Union ministers to take oath tomorrow. All you need to know about themand Standing Committee on Energy. He is also a Member of Central Silk Board. A
The Economic Times / Posted 24 days ago
and Standing Committee on Energy. He is also a Member of Central Silk Board. Ashwini Kumar Choubey has been elected for 5 consecutive terms to the Bihar Legislative Assembly. He has held important portfolios including Health, Urban... Read more
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Business Standard India
Narendra Modi Cabinet to get nine new ministers tomorrowaccording to government sources. Among others who could make Modi's Team 2019
Business Standard India / Posted 24 days ago
according to government sources. Among others who could make Modi's Team 2019 and sworn in ministers on Sunday are former Indian Foreign Services officer Hardeep Singh Puri; Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha MP Virendra Kumar; Rajya Sabha MP from... Read more
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The Economic Times
Staying rooted, IIMC journos to be trained in Bharatmuni’s NatyashastraNEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication will soon train students
The Economic Times / Posted 25 days ago
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication will soon train students in Indian communication models such as Sadharinikaran and Abhivyanjana rooted in ancient Indian treatise, Bharatmuni’s Natyashastra, considered among the first works to... Read more
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The Economic Times
Stone inscriptions unravel lesser-known narratives of Bengaluru's historya roadside drain alongside a few other veeragallus (hero stones).Another 1508 A
The Economic Times / Posted 25 days ago
a roadside drain alongside a few other veeragallus (hero stones).Another 1508 AD Telugu inscription, a territory marker for the land belonging to Vira Narasinga Raya, the brother of Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya, lies unprotected in... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Why Google Made The NSAintelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive
Zero Hedge / Posted 27 days ago
intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Ahead of Decisive High Court Debate, Non-Orthodox Movements Demand Share in Running Western Wall | 6 Elul 5777 – August 28, 2017non-Orthodox movements, who take 27 pages to say they retract their consent to
The Jewish Press / Posted 29 days ago
non-Orthodox movements, who take 27 pages to say they retract their consent to being relegated to the mixed-sex platform near Robinson’s Gate at the far end of the Kotel, and demand representation in the Western Wall Heritage Foundation that... Read more
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Aljazeera
Hobby Lobby funds Israeli settlement archaeologymade by the Museum of the Bible (MB), Hobby Lobby's non-profit museum set to op
Aljazeera / Posted 30 days ago
made by the Museum of the Bible (MB), Hobby Lobby's non-profit museum set to open in Washington, DC in November. The information comes from tax documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service, the US body responsible for collecting... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
When Fashion Meets PhilosophyChardchakaj "Air" Waikawee is a multi-hyphenate who has received international
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 1 months ago
Chardchakaj "Air" Waikawee is a multi-hyphenate who has received international kudos for his photography. Some of you, especially the hipsters, may already know him as the founder/owner of AIRLAB, a photography service which processes films in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Put the brakes on GOP's backdoor voucher ideaa clearinghouse agency that oversees the distribution of funds to qualified pri
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
a clearinghouse agency that oversees the distribution of funds to qualified private schools, and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their state income taxes. Not just the standard charitable income deduction, but a straight-up... Read more
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Slate
What Can the Nazis’ Obsession With the Supernatural Teach Us About Life in Our Own Post-Truth Times?about the Nazis as occult masters just make it harder to talk about the realiti
Slate / Posted 1 months ago
about the Nazis as occult masters just make it harder to talk about the realities of fascism. (If supernatural forces made the Holocaust happen, after all, we don’t have to wonder how humans could have done those things.) But that... Read more

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