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Rumors of War statue unveiled in Richmond, Virginia

The sculpture of an African American man riding a horse was unveiled in Richmond, Virginia. Kehinde Wiley’s bronze statue entitled Rumors of War is a direct response to the controversial Confederate statues that line Monument Avenue just a few blocks away. Wiley is known for painting the presidential portrait of Barack Obama. Source link

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We Just Got a Rare Look at National Security Surveillance. It Was Ugly.

To give just three examples: First, when agents initially sought permission for the wiretap, F.B.I. officials scoured information from confidential informants and selectively presented portions that supported their suspicions that Mr. Page might be a conduit between Russia and the Trump campaign’s onetime chairman, Paul Manafort. But officials did not disclose information that undercut that allegation — such as the ...

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Weinstein and His Accusers Reach Tentative $25 Million Deal

“I don’t think there’s a markedly better deal to be made,” Ms. Harrison said. “We have really, truly done the best we can under the circumstances, and it’s important for other victims to know this, come forward and be able to get the best level of compensation we were able to get.” The settlement would resolve lawsuits filed by dozens ...

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Trump Order Aids Education Dept.’s Crackdown With Wider Definition of Judaism

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has condemned “boycott Israel” activists as “bullies,” and earlier this year, called the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — or B.D.S. — movement “one of the most pernicious threats” on campuses. But she has also prided herself on interpreting existing laws narrowly. The department has rescinded a number of Obama-era guidance documents that relied on flexible interpretations ...

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Joe Biden Calls for Immigration Overhaul, Acknowledging ‘Pain’ From Deportations

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday released an immigration plan that calls for undoing President Trump’s policies and acknowledges “pain” caused by deportations that occurred during his time as vice president, but does not endorse the decriminalization of unauthorized border crossings, a contrast with more progressive rivals such as Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The proposal from ...

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america News: अमेरिका ने ईरान पर नये प्रतिबंध लगाए – america imposed new sanctions on iran

वाशिंगटन, 11 दिसंबर (एपी) ट्रंप प्रशासन ने ईरान पर बुधवार को नये प्रतिबंध लगाए, जिनमें कई परिवहन कंपनियों को निशाना बनाया गया है। इस्लामिक गणराज्य के परमाणु एवं बैलिस्टिक मिसाइल कार्यक्रमों के खिलाफ अमेरिका लगातार “अधिकतम दबाव’’ की नीति अपना रहा है। इन नये प्रतिबंधों में ईरान की सरकारी पोत कंपनियों और चीन की एक कंपनी को निशाना बनाया गया ...

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Philip McKeon, Actor on ‘Alice,’ Dies at 55

Philip McKeon, a former child actor best known for playing the son on the CBS sitcom “Alice,” died on Tuesday morning in a hospital in Texas. He was 55. A family spokesman, Jeff Ballard, said he died after a longtime illness, which he declined to specify. “We are all beyond heartbroken and devastated over Phil’s passing,” Mr. Ballard said in ...

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See Long Beach’s Signature Bridge Under Construction

Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today by email.) Standing on a tiny platform hundreds of feet above the Port of Long Beach, Duane Kenagy peered out at the bridge that has for the last several years been his life’s work. “This is a massive undertaking,” he said, surveying the concrete and steel, the ships ...

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