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Saudi razing of Shia quarter condemned by UN human rights monitors

The Saudi government has said it wants to remove and redevelop the ancient neighbourhood of Al-Masora for health and safety reasons. Shia activists, however, say the Saudis want to eliminate a hideout for militants trying to avoid police. (PaulCowan/Getty Images/iStockphoto) United Nations human rights monitors including a Canadian expert are condemning Saudi Arabia’s use...

Lokesh Rahul pays ultimate compliment to Australian quicks Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood

World class game-breaker Pat Cummins was too fast for India, but sadly too fast for Matt Renshaw as well. Rock solid Indian opener Lokesh Rahul could only marvel at the relentless pace and pressure applied by comeback kid Cummins. “Josh and Cummins in the first session I can say it’s the toughest session I’ve...

Trump To Announce Key Details Of Health Care Plan

U.S. President Donald Trump hands Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) an executive order that directs agencies to ease the burden of Obamacare, after signing it in the Oval Office in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. Also pictured is White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter (C). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump will lay out...

Poet stumped by standardized test questions about her own poem

SNAP Video Poet Sara Holbrook, who often writes humorous verse for kids, had some harsh words for the Texas Education Agency after she discovered she couldn't answer questions about poems on the its standardized tests — poems she herself wrote. In an essay for the Huffington Post, Holbrook wrote that she felt like "such...

Just Not Interested

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President Trump: This way to the exits

President Donald Trump pauses during a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) A tune was running through my head all this past Fourth of July weekend, and it wasn’t...

Trump offers Planned Parenthood funds if it halts abortions

FILE: Planned Parenthood supporters hold signs at a protest in downtown Denver. (Reuters) President Trump has offered to maintain federal funding for Planned Parenthood if the group stops providing abortions. Its president has spurned the proposal and noted that federal money already is not allowed to be used for abortion. Trump confirmed there had...

David Rockefeller Sr., steward of family fortune and Chase Manhattan Bank, dies at 101

David Rockefeller, in New York on May 10, 2001. Rockefeller, a philanthropist and former Chase bank chairman, died at 101 on March 20, 2017. (Andrew Serban / Bloomberg) David Rockefeller Sr., the heir to a vast and storied family fortune who, as president, chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Bank, transformed a...

Keeping the magic alive the bluegrass way

Peter Rowan performs at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco on Oct. 2, 2015. He’ll be in Mountain View on Jan. 21, 2017. (Ray Chavez / Bay Area News Group) Redwood Blues Associates is bringing The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band to Mountain View’s Masonic Lodge on Jan. 21. Rowan, a longtime Marin County resident,...

LeBron says he’d want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James speaks early Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Cleveland after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) LeBron James knows who his dream teammates would be in a 3-on-3 competition at the 2020 Olympics — Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson....
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