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Some Things Are More Important Than Party Loyalty

24 September 2016

Legend has it that Henry Adams, the grandson and great-grandson of Presidents John and John Quincy Adams, was walking out of church one Sunday morning when his minister asked him if he had read Charles Darwin’s On the Origins of Species. “Yes Father,” he answered, “cover to cover.” “Did it affect your faith in the [...]

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4 dead in shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington; suspect at large

24 September 2016

BURLINGTON, Skagit County — Five people were shot — four fatally — Friday night in the Cascade Mall in Burlington, and officers fanned out searching for the shooter, according to the Washington State Patrol. The four dead are all female, State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis said. One man in critical condition was flown to Harborview [...]

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4 Dessert Recipes Perfect For Hispanic Heritage Month!

24 September 2016

Every year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. While the “month” spans through two calendar months, it is observed to recognize the Hispanic and Latino American heritage, culture and contributions. One thing that sets Latinos and Hispanics aside from everyone else, is our food, extremely savory and fulfilling, but [...]

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National African American museum opens in racially-charged US

24 September 2016

It is the latest attraction on Washington’s National Mall, known as “America’s Front Yard”. And with racial tensions high in the United States, the new National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on Saturday, at a critical time. The trials and tribulations of the African American experience are told as well as the [...]

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Vin Scully enjoys his thanksgiving in September as Dodgers pay tribute

24 September 2016

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Dodgers rolled out the blue carpet for Vin Scully, literally. They rolled out the dignitaries too, and the videos, and even a symphony orchestra. At its heart, however, the Vin Scully tribute Friday was the world’s biggest thank-you card, come to life. The greatest broadcaster in baseball history came to say [...]

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His brother was murdered for wearing a turban after 9/11. Last week, he spoke to the killer.

24 September 2016

On September 15, at sunset in Arizona, a crowd gathered at the corner of a Chevron gas station called the Mesa Star. Like every year since 2002, Rana Sodhi hosted a memorial here for his brother, Balbir Singh Sodhi. Balbir was shot while planting flowers in front of his store on September 15, 2001 — [...]

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A novel both brilliant and tedious

24 September 2016

The Goldfinch by Donna Tratt; Little, Brown; © 2013 By Dorothea Shefer MEVASSERET ZION, Israel — I finished ploughing through this tome and had to immediately go back and read the first few pages, as the book starts by plunging the reader into a strange, surrealistic almost nightmarish scenario of a person (man? woman?) constrained [...]

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‘The Addams Family’: TV show even better on stage

24 September 2016

By Eva Trieger VISTA, California — Who would’ve thought The New Yorker cartoon could have inspired a quirky television show that would capture the American youth’s attention for two full years, and recapture those “aging” youths forty years later?  Charles Addams, that’s who!  The artist is best known for his macabre sketches and dark humor.  But [...]

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She Gave Her Meal to a Homeless Man and Received a Call From His Sister a Week Later

23 September 2016

This 8-year-old girl may be small, but she’s as kind as she is cute and the internet has become enthralled by this video of her good deeds. Ella Scott was eating dinner with her father Eddie at the Lallapalooza restaurant in Monterey, California when she saw a homeless man sitting outside on a bench. After [...]

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British PM reaffirms her commitment to Israel

23 September 2016

British Prime Minister Theresa May praised the UK”s relationship with Israel in a letter published in the latest edition of the Conservative Friends of Israel’s magazine. In the letter, May wrote that Britain’s relationship with Israel is “as strong as ever” and pointed out to bilateral trade, scientific research, security cooperation and shared values. In [...]

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Trudy Rubin: Hillary’s foreign policy

23 September 2016

When Hillary Clinton faces off against Donald Trump in Monday’s debate, security issues will be high on the agenda. In a year when terrorism dominates headlines, this issue is crucial. In a rational world, Clinton would dominate, given her broad experience and his ferocious display of ignorance. Yet the public seems strangely split on her [...]

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Ted Cruz backs down, endorses Donald Trump

23 September 2016

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz, who endured catcalls at the GOP convention for pointedly withholding an endorsement of Donald Trump, executed a perfect backflip on Friday. “After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” [...]

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Dalai Lama Says Refugees Should Go Home

23 September 2016

Americans who believe the U.S. should not accept refugees from Syria and the Middle East have an unlikely ally: the Dalai Lama. The 14th Dalai Lama, the head of the Tibetan Buddhist monks and one of the world’s most recognized religious leaders, spoke Thursday with Piers Morgan on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” and reiterated his [...]

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State Department reveals FBI uncovered 2,800 emails Clinton never turned over

23 September 2016

The State Department said Friday it likely has more than 2,800 new emails former Secretary Hillary Clinton never turned over but were recovered by the FBI, and will begin releasing them in batches beginning next month. But only a small percentage will be processed before the election, the department said in court, arguing its resources [...]

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