Jerusalem Denial Complex

Dispense with pieties about the city of the pious ...
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2 suspects in Hawaii vacation rental home killing in custody

HONOLULU (AP) — A man and woman remained in custody Friday after they were arrested on suspicion of killing a ...
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson set for talks in Iran

The UK foreign secretary will raise 'grave concerns' about the jailing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ...
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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trump’s Jerusalem move hinders Mideast peace

Warren tells Reform Jews: Two-state solution is best hope for peace between Israel, Palestinians ...
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With Jerusalem move, Trump boosts Palestinian reconciliation efforts

Visiting Gaza, Palestinian PM Hamdallah thanked Hamas for maintaining security in the Strip and said 'Palestinian reconciliation is our choice ...
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Sexual taboo

Mitra Farazandeh, who lives in northern Iran, says many people think she doesn't deserve love and a sex life, because ...
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U.S. to relax rules protecting sage grouse, in win for oil drillers

U.S. to relax rules protecting sage grouse, in win for oil drillersBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department on Monday launched an overhaul to an Obama-era plan to protect sage grouse that it says aims to both preserve the species of bird while expanding opportunities for oil development in western states where they live. The move is a win for the drilling industry which had long argued that the plan developed by former President Barack Obama was too restrictive, but a setback for conservation groups concerned the Interior Department under President Donald Trump is watering down wildlife protections.


Puerto Rico hit with 2 lawsuits challenging board's power

Puerto Rico hit with 2 lawsuits challenging board's powerSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico was hit with two lawsuits Monday that for the first time challenge the constitutionality of a federal control board overseeing the island's finances and its power to start a bankruptcy-like court process for some of the U.S. territory's more than $70 billion public debt.


US wants UN mission in Lebanon to report on Hezbollah

US wants UN mission in Lebanon to report on HezbollahThe United States wants UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon to take on an expanded mission and investigate alleged violations by Hezbollah militias in the volatile area, Ambassador Nikki Haley said Monday. The UN Security Council is set to vote on renewing the UN interim force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) later this month, and Haley said she will seek “significant improvements” to its mandate.


Data firm: Flynn advisory role never materialized

Data firm: Flynn advisory role never materializedWASHINGTON (AP) — A firm connected to a data mining and analysis company that worked on President Donald Trump's campaign said Monday that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was in talks about taking an advisory role less than a week before Election Day. But the company says the position never materialized.