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refugee ban violates american values, some li officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybarbara gundrum with a picture of her with her husband, abdulelah othman, on jan. 28, 2017, at her home in selden. othman is a yemeni citizen with a u.s. green card. he flew to saudi arabia to visit his ailing mother and woke up urday to find that he can't return home. her son matthew acey, 25, keeps her company while she waits for news. (credit: heather walsh) the trump administration’s ban on visas for non-u.s. citizens from seven muslim-majority countries struck at the heart of a selden woman.barbara gundrum’s husband, abdulelah othman, a yemeni citizen who had been living legally in the united states for more than a year, was visiting his ailing mother in saudi arabia.when she heard news reports urday morning about the visa and refugee...






refugee ban violates american values, some li officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybarbara gundrum with a picture of her with her husband, abdulelah othman, on jan. 28, 2017, at her home in selden. othman is a yemeni citizen with a u.s. green card. he flew to saudi arabia to visit his ailing mother and woke up urday to find that he can't return home. her son matthew acey, 25, keeps her company while she waits for news. (credit: heather walsh) the trump administration’s ban on visas for non-u.s. citizens from seven muslim-majority countries struck at the heart of a selden woman.barbara gundrum’s husband, abdulelah othman, a yemeni citizen who had been living legally in the united states for more than a year, was visiting his ailing mother in saudi arabia.when she heard news reports urday morning about the visa and refugee...






customers face long odds in claims against pseg long island


advertisement | advertise on newsdayalita ditkowsky with her broken computer, which was fried after a lipa power surge, in her home in commack on tuesday, jan. 17, 2017. (credit: ed betz) alita ditkowsky said she was asleep in october when she and her husband experienced the latest power outage in her commack neighborhood. when power e back on several hours later and she found that her husband’s computer had been fried by a power surge, she entered the frustrated legion of pseg long island customers who have filed claims against the electric utility, only to be declined.each...






john hurt, british actor known for roles in 'elephant man,' 'alien,' dies at 77


mary tyler moore, the star of tv's beloved "the mary tyler moore show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.moore died wednesday with her husband and friends nearby, her publicist, mara buxbaum, said. she was 80.moore gained fame in the...mary tyler moore, the star of tv's beloved "the mary tyler moore show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.moore died wednesday with her husband and friends nearby, her publicist, mara buxbaum, said. she was 80.moore gained fame in the... (tribune news services)






us lawyers for iraqis sue to block trump immigration order


immigration lawyers sued on urday to block president donald trump’s order halting the entry of refugees and foreign nationals from seven predominantly muslim countries to the united states, saying numerous people have already been unlawfully detained.the lawyers from numerous immigration organizations and the american civil liberties union sued in federal court in brooklyn, new york, on behalf of two iraqi men, one a former u.s. government worker and the other the husband of a former u.s. security contractor.the two men had visas to enter the united states but were detained on friday night at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, hours after trump’s executive order put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the united states and temporarily barred travelers from syria and






key till witness gave false testimony, historian says


new york — the woman at the center of the trial of emmett till's alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.author timothy tyson told the ociated press on urday that carolyn donham broke her long public silence in an interview with him in 2008. his book, "the blood of emmett till," comes out next week.emmett till was a 14-year-old black teenager tortured and killed in 1955 in mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman, then known as carolyn bryant. his murder be e national news and was a galvanizing event in the civil rights movement. donham's then-husband, roy bryant, and his half-brother, j.w. milam, were acquitted by an all-white jury. both men have since died.






at sea-tac, inslee and other officials denounce immigrant ban ‘train wreck’


“these people couldn’t run a two-car funeral,” gov. jay inslee said of the white house. “it is a train wreck. it can’t stand. we’re drawing the line here at sea-tac.” meanwhile, airport officials are trying to connect families there with lawyers who might help them.ibado ahmed was at seattle-tacoma international airport on urday morning to meet her husband, who was coming from somalia via vienna. his flight arrived as scheduled. but ahmed, a refugee who has lived in seattle 12 years according to family members, did not get to see her husband.federal customs agents detained him. port of seattle commissioner courtney gregoire said she tried to arrange for ahmed’s husband to meet with an attorney. “unfortunately, he was already on his way back to vienna,” gregoire said.most read storiesunlimi






key till witness gave false testimony, historian says


new york (ap) — the woman at the center of the trial of emmett till’s alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.author timothy tyson told the ociated press on urday that carolyn donham broke her long public silence in an interview with him in 2008. his book, “the blood of emmett till,” comes out next week.emmett till was a 14-year-old black teenager tortured and killed in 1955 in mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman, then known as carolyn bryant. his murder be e national news and was a galvanizing event in the civil rights movement. donham’s then-husband, roy bryant, and his half-brother, j.w. milam, were acquitted by an all-white jury. both men have since died.






at sea-tac, inslee and other officials denounce immigrant ban ‘train wreck’


“these people couldn’t run a two-car funeral,” gov. jay inslee said of the white house. “it is a train wreck. it can’t stand. we’re drawing the line here at sea-tac.” meanwhile, airport officials are trying to connect families there with lawyers who might help them.ibado ahmed was at seattle-tacoma international airport on urday morning to meet her husband, who was coming from somalia via vienna. his flight arrived as scheduled. but ahmed, a refugee who has lived in seattle 12 years according to family members, did not get to see her husband.federal customs agents detained him. port of seattle commissioner courtney gregoire said she tried to arrange for ahmed’s husband to meet with an attorney. “unfortunately, he was already on his way back to vienna,” gregoire said.president trump's execu






men held at jfk, migrants to u.s. grounded in cairo


new york - immigration lawyers sued on urday to block president donald trump’s order halting the entry of refugees and foreign nationals from seven predominantly muslim countries to the united states, saying numerous people have already been unlawfully detained.the lawyers from numerous immigration organizations and the american civil liberties union sued in federal court in brooklyn, new york, on behalf of two iraqi men, one a former u.s. government worker and the other the husband of a former u.s. security contractor.most popular nation storiesthe two men had visas to enter the united states but were detained on friday night at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, hours after trump’s executive order put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the united states and tempor






suddenly, this tyrannical boss is coming after me


dear amy: i was over the moon recently to be recruited for and offered a senior executive position with a small company. i have been with the company three months. in that time i’ve seen my ceo angrily go after underlings with impunity, often arguing with them over some imagined task that they forgot, but none of us have ever heard of before. she has reduced some of her junior staff to tears and fired some.after she fired one of her staff at christmas, she has started coming after me, angrily asking where “such and such” report or task was, only she’s never asked me for this work before. she then chewed me out in front of colleagues in the middle of a meeting, again over work she had not asked me to do. i feel like i’m days away from getting fired.i know this is an abusive relationship, bu






emmanuelle riva, oldest actress to be nominated for oscar, dies at 89


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);by matt schudel, (c) 2017, the washington postemmanuelle riva, a french actress whose most memorable roles e more than 50 years apart, first in the 1959 cl ic “hiroshima mon amour,” then in 2012’s “amour,” for which she be e the oldest person nominated for a best-acting oscar, died jan. 27 at a medical facility in paris. she was 89.her agent, anne alvares correa, confirmed the death to the ociated press but did not specify a cause.riva was one of the most important film actresses in what be e known as the french new wave of the 1950s and 1960s, first gaining acclaim in director alain resnais’s “hiroshima mon amour.” she played a french actress reflecting on an affair she had with a japanese architect (keiji okada) in the wake of the destructio






50 years after apollo disaster, memorial honors 3 men and an era


with the recent deaths of astronauts john glenn and gene cernan and the big changes in washington, the gathering felt like a memorial for an era as well as for three men.cape canaveral, fla. —back in his days as a test pilot at wright-patterson air force base near dayton, ohio, gus grissom had a message for his wife, betty.“if i die, have a party,” he said.betty grissom never did have that party. but friday, as for the past 25 years, there was a solemn observance at the little-known memorial for her husband and two crewmates who were killed in the apollo 1 disaster. gus grissom, roger chaffee and ed white died in a flash fire that engulfed their capsule atop a urn 1b rocket during a routine training mission on jan. 27, 1967. grissom was 40.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for






14 held at o'hare after trump order, but park ridge man freed


fourteen people were believed to be in custody urday night at o’hare international airport as authorities enforced president donald trump’s executive order on immigration from certain majority-muslim countries – a crackdown that left relatives frantic and prompted protesters to rush to the airport.a few others who had been held earlier were released, including hessan noorian, a park ridge resident returning with his family from iran. he was freed friday afternoon after five hours.noorian and his wife, zahra amirisefat, knew about trump’s order before boarding their flight home to chicago. but the couple never imagined it would apply to them.“the only thing i can say is, it seems something changed,” noorian said.noorian has a green card, as well as british and iranian citizenship, and amiri






relationship strained by chronic cheating


dear amy: my boyfriend and i have been together for two years. i am 26, and he is 49.he has been married and divorced twice.i have heard from his friends that he has not had a great track record with being faithful. my boyfriend's response to this is that i should believe him over his friends.i have just recently found out that he has been having an affair with another woman (whom he works with) for almost a year.related: trending life & style news this houramy, i am completely broken. i cannot eat or sleep. he e crying back to me, telling me he wants to make things work with me and wants me to move in immediately and get married!i am not sure what to do. i have absolutely no trust in him. he has said he will do whatever it takes to make it work. he has suggested counseling (which he n






13 held at o'hare after trump order, but park ridge man freed


thirteen people were believed to be in custody urday night at o’hare international airport as authorities enforced president donald trump’s executive order on immigration from certain majority-muslim countries – a crackdown that left relatives frantic and prompted protesters to rush to the airport.a few other travelers who had been held earlier were released, including hessan noorian, a park ridge resident returning with his family from iran. he was freed friday afternoon after five hours.noorian and his wife, zahra amirisefat, knew about trump’s order before boarding their flight home to chicago. but the couple never imagined it would apply to them.“the only thing i can say is, it seems something changed,” noorian said.noorian has a green card, as well as british and iranian citizenship,






customers face long odds in claims against pseg long island


alita ditkowsky said she was asleep in october when she and her husband experienced the latest power outage in her commack neighborhood. when power e back on several hours later and she found that her husband’s computer had been fried by a power surge, she entered the frustrated legion of pseg long island customers who have filed claims against the electric utility, only to be declined.most populareach year about 2,400 customers file claims against the utility, around 1,800 of which related to damage or loss to electronics, appliances and other property, or home repairs tied to electric issues, pseg says. see alsowhere lipa ranks in cost to consumersdatasearch lipa payrollbut only 15 percent to 20 percent of claims receive some form of payment, according to the utility, which pays out arou






13 held at o'hare after trump order, but park ridge man freed


thirteen people were believed to be in custody urday night at o'hare international airport as authorities enforced president donald trump's executive order on immigration from certain majority-muslim countries — a crackdown that left relatives frantic and prompted protesters to rush to the airport.late in the day, a federal judge in new york temporarily barred the u.s. from deportations under the order, and lawyers at o'hare isting those in custody said they expected them to be freed soon.a few travelers had already been released after hours of questioning. they included hessan noorian, a park ridge resident returning with his family from iran.noorian and his wife, zahra amirisefat, knew about trump's order before boarding their flight home to chicago. but the couple never imagined it woul






readers speak on friendship, wedding gifts and handling ‘how are you?’


while i’m away, readers give the advice.on deciding whether to keep or end a friendship:i try to ask myself if someone’s flaw is social or moral, and then i go from there. someone who is awkward and interrupts others? social flaw. a neighbor who gossips and spreads rumors about others? moral flaw. this has helped me keep in the good, and weed out the bad.— s.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.on not taking or ceding too much control over small things:my husband and i (married 40-plus years) have a simple solution for making minor decisions. we call it “list or pick.” one of us lists three choices (e.g., movies or restaurants) and the other person picks among the three. we both feel good about the decision.— few things are worth fighting abouton the role of mother-in-






surrogacy is the latest reproductive rights debate at the minnesota capitol


ann and chris carda received a phone call two years ago that changed their lives. a woman from their minnetonka church offered to carry a baby for the couple, who were unable to conceive on their own.amid their excitement, they discovered a paign to tighten restrictions on surrogate pregnancies in minnesota. led by the minnesota catholic conference and the minnesota family council, the paign describes surrogacy as an immoral practice akin to "renting a womb."surrogacy has become the latest frontier of reproductive rights at the state capitol, with legislation expected to be introduced this year. most of the opposition targets paid surrogacies, but some proposed changes would affect altruistic ones like the cardas'."i respect that people have specific religious beliefs, but there's many dif






surrogacy is the latest reproductive rights debate at the minnesota capitol


ann and chris carda received a phone call two years ago that changed their lives. a woman from their minnetonka church offered to carry a baby for the couple, who were unable to conceive on their own.amid their excitement, they discovered a paign to tighten restrictions on surrogate pregnancies in minnesota. led by the minnesota catholic conference and the minnesota family council, the paign describes surrogacy as an immoral practice akin to “renting a womb.”surrogacy has become the latest frontier of reproductive rights at the state capitol, with legislation expected to be introduced this year. most of the opposition targets paid surrogacies, but some proposed changes would affect altruistic ones like the cardas’.“i respect that people have specific religious beliefs, but there’s many dif






meet melania trump’s first white house hire: new york event planner stephanie wi


washington – melania trump has hired new york event planner stephanie winston wolkoff as a senior adviser, according to a person with knowledge of the hire, marking her first step in embling a staff to support her as first lady.wolkoff, 46, has deep roots in the fashion industry, as a former special events planner for vogue and fashion director for lincoln center – and her hiring, first reported by the new york post, shows the new first lady’s attempt to bring her loyal circle of new york friends and staff into the unfamiliar terrain of washington and politics.a longtime friend of trump’s, she made her name staging the glamorous, star-studded met gala – a credential she parlayed into a role as lead organizer of the trump inaugural balls and dinners.wolkoff is melania trump’s first senior h






1 man held at jfk, other released; migrants held in cairo


dubai - iran said on urday it would stop u.s. citizens entering the country in retaliation to washington’s visa ban against tehran and six other majority-muslim countries announced by new u.s. president donald trump.“while respecting the american people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the u.s. government, iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive u.s. limitations against iranian nationals are lifted,” a foreign ministry statement said.most popular nation stories“the restrictions against travel by muslims to america... are an open affront against the muslim world and the iranian nation in particular and will be known as a great gift to extremists,” said the statement, carried by state media.cairo airport officials say seven u.s.-bound m






'we feel nigerian': inside nigeria's lebanese community | nigeria


multiple generations of lebanese have made their home in nigeria. some are the descendants of migrants who arrived in west africa as early as the 19th century, leaving behind their small middle eastern nation in search of opportunities elsewhere.members of this lebanese diaspora - from fourth-generation nigerian nationals to recent arrivals - share their experiences of life in africa's most populous nation. tatiana mousalli nouri tatiana mousalli nouri, 38, is fourth-generation lebanese, raised in nigeria. she is the deputy group managing director for aim group, a family-run conglomerate with offices across the country, which includes broadcasters cool fm and wazobia fm.she also heads wazobia tv, which is the only nigerian channel to broadcast exclusively in pidgin english. tatiana is marr






former neighbor recalls suspected killer as grieving widower


concord, n.h. — bob evans at a picnic table outside friend katherine decker's motorhome in 1986, sobbing that his wife had died when his then-5-year-old daughter, lisa, was just a baby."he really did cry. he'd cry and blow his nose and everything when he talked about it," decker recalled. "i used to feel really bad all the time about it. every time i saw him, i'd just feel sick."but evans hadn't been married to lisa's mother. she wasn't his daughter, and her name wasn't lisa. he also told decker his name was gordon jenson.three decades later, authorities say only one part of his story was true: the 's mother was dead. and they believe evans killed her, along with at least five other women and children.evans — who over his lifetime had gone by different names — died in prison in 2010, eight






at sea-tac, inslee and other officials denounce immigrant ban ‘train wreck’


“these people couldn’t run a two-car funeral,” gov. jay inslee said of the white house. “it is a train wreck. it can’t stand. we’re drawing the line here at sea-tac.” meanwhile, airport officials are trying to connect families there with lawyers who might help them.confusion, angst, protests and legal actions greeted president donald trump’s executive order as travelers trying to reach seattle from some muslim countries dealt urday with unprecedented bans on refugees.before a federal judge in new york blocked part of the order late urday, seattle-tacoma international airport, gateway for thousands of muslim travelers and refugees arriving from overseas each year, be e a flashpoint. government officials, locals affected by the chaotic implementation of the orders and even employers struggle






former neighbor recalls suspected killer as grieving widower


concord, n.h. (ap) — bob evans at a picnic table outside friend katherine decker’s motorhome in 1986, sobbing that his wife had died when his then-5-year-old daughter, lisa, was just a baby.“he really did cry. he’d cry and blow his nose and everything when he talked about it,” decker recalled. “i used to feel really bad all the time about it. every time i saw him, i’d just feel sick.”but evans hadn’t been married to lisa’s mother. she wasn’t his daughter, and her name wasn’t lisa. he also told decker his name was gordon jenson.three decades later, authorities say only one part of his story was true: the ’s mother was dead. and they believe evans killed her, along with at least five other women and children.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.evans — who over his lifet






woman remembers suspected killer’s tears over dead wife


concord, n.h. (ap) — bob evans at a picnic table outside friend katherine decker’s motorhome in 1986, sobbing that his wife had died when his then-5-year-old daughter, lisa, was just a baby.“he really did cry. he’d cry and blow his nose and everything when he talked about it,” decker recalled. “i used to feel really bad all the time about it. every time i saw him, i’d just feel sick.”but evans hadn’t been married to lisa’s mother. she wasn’t his daughter, and her name wasn’t lisa. he also told decker his name was gordon jenson.three decades later, authorities say only one part of his story was true: the ’s mother was dead. and they believe evans killed her, along with at least five other women and children.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.evans — who over his lifet






'perry mason' actress barbara hale dies at 94


los angeles — barbara hale, a movie actress who found her most famous role on television as steadfast secretary della street in the long-running "perry mason" series, has died. she was 94.hale was surrounded by family when she died thursday at her los angeles area home, said jaqueline stander, an agent for hale's son, actor william katt ("the greatest american hero," ''carrie")."she was gracious and kind and silly and always fun to be with," katt posted on his facebook page thursday, calling hale a wonderful actress and a "treasure as a friend and mother."stander declined to provide the cause of death.hale appeared in "perry mason" on cbs from 1957 to 1966, winning an emmy as best actress in 1959. when the show was revived in 1985 on nbc as an occasional tv movie, she again appeared in cou






56 challenges to kick-start life after fifty


some people wait their whole life to start living… don’t be one of them.if you’re past the big 50 feeling jaded and lifeless. concerned about the world. concerned about your world. your finances, relationships, health or work…reading this list should spark at least one change. kick-start your life with a new challenge and then the reward.look for an idea that will set you off along a different path. plant it like a seed and let it develop into a full grown life change.1. never think of yourself as too old. you aren’t.2. never stop learning. if you’ve stopped, consider the break as a “time out” and start again. watch ted talks. read about all the fantastic technologies that are being developed at breakneck speeds: 3d printing, mapping the human genome, genetic engineering, artificial intell






growing fallout from trump's new immigration crackdown


washington — the fallout grew urday from president donald trump's immigration crackdown as u.s. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from seven muslim-majority countries who had left the united states found they could not return for 90 days.it was a period of limbo for an unknown number of non-american citizens from iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia or yemen now barred from the country where they were studying or had lived, perhaps for years.a federal law enforcement official who confirmed the temporary ban said there was an exemption for foreigners whose entry is in the u.s. national interest. it was not immediately clear how that exemption might be applied.trump's order exempts diplomats.those already in the u.s. with a visa or green card will be allowed to stay, according t






key till witness gave false testimony, historian says


new york (ap) — the woman at the center of the trial of emmett till’s alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.historian timothy b. tyson told the ociated press on urday that carolyn donham broke her long public silence in an interview with him in 2008. his book, “the blood of emmett till,” comes out next week.“she told me that ‘nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him,'” said tyson, a duke university research scholar whose previous books include “blood done sign my name” and “radio free dixie.”emmett till was a 14-year-old black tortured and killed in 1955 in mississippi after allegedly whistling at a white woman, then known as carolyn bryant.his murder be e national news, was a galvanizing






key till witness gave false testimony, historian says


new york — the woman at the center of the trial of emmett till's alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.historian timothy b. tyson told the ociated press on urday that carolyn donham broke her long public silence in an interview with him in 2008. his book, "the blood of emmett till," comes out next week."she told me that 'nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him,'" said tyson, a duke university research scholar whose previous books include "blood done sign my name" and "radio free dixie."emmett till was a 14-year-old black tortured and killed in 1955 in mississippi after allegedly whistling at a white woman, then known as carolyn bryant.his murder be e national news, was a galvanizing even






10 life changing tips for successful and happy life


success which can’t be defined in normal terms. it is a subjective notion. every individual has his/her own success term from their perspective of life. though we generalize the term “success” for many material things. being a good, faithful and loving wife/husband, owning a good financial position, a dream job or well settled and happy life are some of the examples of success.things go sometimes wrong, as they are meant to be. it is the attitude of the individual, how to overcome the circumstances and taking the things as they are matters a lot. life has all ups and downs. falling a part and standing up for one self and boosting your self confidence is the most importance aspect. sometimes life becomes so routine and lonely. the zeal of life and happiness is shattered. a change in life/at






key emmett till witness gave false testimony


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);new york (ap) — the woman at the center of the trial of emmett till’s alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified that he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.historian timothy b. tyson told the ociated press on urday that carolyn donham broke her long public silence in an interview with him in 2008. his book, “the blood of emmett till,” comes out next week.“she told me that ‘nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him,'” said tyson, a duke university research scholar whose previous books include “blood done sign my name” and “radio free dixie.”emmett till was a 14-year-old black tortured and killed in 1955 in mississippi after allegedly whistling at a white woman, then known as carolyn bry






growing fallout from trump's new immigration crackdown


washington — the fallout grew urday from president donald trump's immigration crackdown as u.s. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from seven muslim-majority countries who had left the united states found they could not return for 90 days.it was a period of limbo for an unknown number of non-american citizens from iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia or yemen now barred from the country where they were studying or had lived, perhaps for years.a federal law enforcement official who confirmed the temporary ban said there was an exemption for foreigners whose entry is in the u.s. national interest. it was not immediately clear how that exemption might be applied.trump's order exempts diplomats.those already in the u.s. with a visa or green card will be allowed to stay, according t






key till witness gave false testimony, historian says


new york (ap) — the woman at the center of the trial of emmett till’s alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.historian timothy b. tyson told the ociated press on urday that carolyn donham broke her long public silence in an interview with him in 2008. his book, “the blood of emmett till,” comes out next week.“she told me that ‘nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him,'” said tyson, a duke university research scholar whose previous books include “blood done sign my name” and “radio free dixie.”emmett till was a 14-year-old black tortured and killed in 1955 in mississippi after allegedly whistling at a white woman, then known as carolyn bryant.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 fo






sir john hurt, 1940-2017 / boing boing


actor john hurt, famous for his gravelly-yet-vulnerable voice and craggy appearance, is reported dead at 77. known for his roles in alien, elephant man, nineteen-eighty four, doctor who and the harry potter series, hurt was knighted in 2015 for services to drama and won two golden globes, four baftas and two academy award nominations.report this ad here he is reprising his most famous scene, in a comic turn in mel brooks' spaceballs. my first encounter with his brilliance, though, was in watership down, where he played bunny hero hazel. i'm certain john's off to join a fine owsla.report this ad“how will you make it on your own?,” the theme song asked a “ ,” played by mary tyler moore. “this world is awfully big.” she made it, after all. “today, beloved icon, mary tyler moore, p ed away at






how bill clinton's presidency gave rise to opinion journalism


when does history begin? journalists often call their work “the first draft of history,” but when does that work p from draft to final version? it’s a problem that sean wilentz has had to confront as the general editor of the american presidents series from times books. the goal of the series is to produce a concise biog hy of every president of the united states. with the publication of bill clinton this week, author michael tomasky brings the total of volumes to 42, covering every chief executive from george washington to george w. bush.at some point between washington and bush, though, we make the transition between history and punditry. where that line is drawn is as much a matter of sourcing as it is of authorial approach. none of the american presidents books are meant to be the prod






african union commission: who will be the next chair? |


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melania trump's lawsuit against blogger can go forward, judge rules


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conservation tax credits too critical not to fix


p o courtesy john fielderaubert ranch was put in permanent conservation in 2006 and the owner maxine aubert received transferable tax credits program through mesa land trust.maxine aubert spent her honeymoon as the p cook for the family sheep ranching operation atop pinyon mesa, southwest of grand junction. in the following decades, she returned each summer with her husband, auggie, a crew of relatives and hired help. children soon joined the mix, and later grandchildren. summers with her family among aspen forests and wildflower-filled meadows were an annual ritual that maxine repeated for 52 years.perched on the rim of unaweep canyon, the aubert ranch is a strategically located wildlife mecca. it provides critical habitat for deer, mountain lions and bears, and is a migration corridor fo






in kentucky, trump order ‘devastating’ to local refugees


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in kentucky, trump order ‘devastating’ to local refugees


closeskip in skipxembedxshare it appears donald trump is sticking with his promise of 'extreme vetting.' video provided by newsy newslookreem kabbani, left, spoke with kentucky refugee ministries case worker napoleon akayezu, right, while her son mohammed hadi haj omar gazed at balloons that were given to home. the family of syrian refugees arrived at louisville international airport as president donal trump was being sworn into office. jan. 20, 2017(p o: by pat mcdonogh, the cj)louisville, ky. — president trump on friday signed an executive order for “extreme vetting” measures aimed at temporarily halting the flow of refugees, a move that was met with dismay and anxiety in louisville’s large refugee community, whose growth stood to be sharply curtailed.it included a 120-day pause on all r






in kentucky, trump order ‘devastating’ to local refugees


closeskip in skipxembedxshare it appears donald trump is sticking with his promise of 'extreme vetting.' video provided by newsy newslookreem kabbani, left, spoke with kentucky refugee ministries case worker napoleon akayezu, right, while her son mohammed hadi haj omar gazed at balloons that were given to home. the family of syrian refugees arrived at louisville international airport as president donal trump was being sworn into office. jan. 20, 2017(p o: by pat mcdonogh, the cj)louisville, ky. — president trump on friday signed an executive order for “extreme vetting” measures aimed at temporarily halting the flow of refugees, a move that was met with dismay and anxiety in louisville’s large refugee community, whose growth stood to be sharply curtailed.it included a 120-day pause on all r






two john hurt video games that couldn't be more different


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trump's ban dashes hope for many asylum-seekers


an iraqi pleaded for his life to president donald trump. a former iraqi translator for the u.s. military landed in his new home with words of praise for america still on his lips. and community and church groups, geared up to welcome syrian families, looked in dismay at homes prepared for refugees that may never be filled.trump signed a sweeping executive order friday that he billed as a necessary step to stop "radical islamic terrorists" from coming to the u.s. included is a 90-day ban on travel to the u.s. by citizens of iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia or yemen and a 120-day suspension of the u.s. refugee program.around the country and the world, refugees and foreign-born muslim visitors already approved for asylum here but not yet arrived, and families and refugee workers who h






author kim newman on his new anno dracula novel, johnny alucard (plus excerpt) /


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