The Last Days of ISIS’ Capital: Airstrikes if You Stay, Land Mines if You Flee

A Times reporter travels to Raqqa, the wounded heart of the Islamic State, and finds residents trapped by airstrikes, artillery ...
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Deadly quake, Hurricane Katia a one-two punch for Mexico

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico and a raging hurricane dealt a ...
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Shabbat storm: Jews in southeastern U.S. brace for Irma by ‘storm-proofing’ Torah scrolls

Jews in Florida have fled Irma, which threatens to make this Shabbat a stormy and very dangerous one: 'In Florida, ...
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I joked about racism and caused a student to drop my class

Sometimes I forget that being a part of the Arab minority in America doesn't give me license to resort to ...
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Bill Maher Sat Down With Ken Bone To Find Out Who He Voted For

Ken Bone played hardball after Bill Maher asked him who he’d voted for in the 2016 election on Friday’s “Real ...
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What it’s like to live with a white witch

A 'ghostbuster' explains how to 'free yourself from the dreck' when you're on plane; two friends who met in Morocco ...
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Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Yemen, Syria conflicts


US Secretary of State John Kerry was in the Saudi seaside town of Jeddah, discussing the Saudi-led war in Yemen and Saudi Arabia’s role in the Syria conflict; humanitarian organizations have criticized the West’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Gulf Coalition countries, as the weapons are likely to be used to kill civilians in Yemen.