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May 31, 2017 - 9:57 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Denise A. Spellberg, University of Texas at Austin (THE CONVERSATION) An estimated 3.3 million American Muslims are celebrating the month of Ramadan. It was during this month that...
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May 31, 2017 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama have bought the home they've been renting in a tony D.C. neighborhood since the former president left office. The Washington Post reports ( http://wapo.st/2qHfREZ ) that the Obamas bought the eight-bedroom, 9½-bath mansion for $8.1 million. Property...
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Edith Fuller, 6, of Tulsa, Okla., center, the youngest speller ever in the National Bee, sits next to Marlene Schaff, 14, of Lake Forest, Ill., right, as they wait to compete in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 31, 2017 - 3:29 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee weeded out the field to the truly elite spellers during Wednesday's grueling preliminary rounds. Each of the 291 spellers got the opportunity to spell two words on stage. Those who didn't misspell a word were then at the mercy of their score...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2017 file photo, Kathy Griffin attends the 24th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Griffin's video holding what was meant to look like President Donald Trump's severed head, has resulted in a lost endorsement deal and at least one club engagement for the comedian. Griffin has apologized, conceding that the brief video, which she originally described as an "artsy fartsy statement" mocking the commander in chief, was "too disturbing" and wasn't funny. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 31, 2017 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Griffin has lost a decade-long gig ringing in the new year for CNN as a backlash builds over her video displaying a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head. CNN, which had called the images "disgusting and offensive" after Griffin posted the video on Tuesday,...
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In this May 16, 2017 photo, Colombian performer Shakira poses for a portrait in New York to promote her 11th album “El Dorado”. (Photo by Victoria WIll/Invision/AP)
May 31, 2017 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shakira may be a Grammy-winning, multiplatinum singer, but these days she's calling music a hobby. Singing has taken a back seat to motherhood for the 40-year-old Colombian sensation, who has two sons, ages 4 and 2. "For years I spent my life pressing pause on those things that are...
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In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, photo, traffic makes it's way down Seventh Avenue in New York's Times Square. The attack that killed an 18-year-old woman and injured 20 other people in Times Square is spurring calls to ban cars from the famed "crossroads of the world." Eight years after Broadway became a pedestrian-only zone at Times Square, some city officials and others say the vehicle restrictions should be expanded to include Seventh Avenue. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 31, 2017 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to get cars out of the Crossroads of the World? The vehicle rampage that killed a teenage tourist in New York's Times Square this month has prompted conversations whether the city should still be allowing cars, cabs and trucks to cruise down the neon-lit blocks where huge...
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A worker takes part in the manufacturing of Kangol hats the Bollman Hat Company in Adamstown, Pa., Monday, May 1, 2017. When the famous hat brand worn by celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt and Gwen Stefani moved into the Pennsylvania factory last year from China, executives with the Bollman Hat Co. billed it as an effort to create U.S. manufacturing jobs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 31, 2017 - 12:46 pm
ADAMSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — If home is where you hang your hat, Kangol is struggling to afford its pricey new U.S. digs. When the famous hat brand worn by celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt and Gwen Stefani moved into a Pennsylvania factory last year from China, executives with the Bollman Hat...
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This image released by Showtime shows Melissa Leo as Goldie in the new series, "I'm Dying Up Here," about a circa-1970s L.A. comedy club. (Justina Mintz/Showtime via AP)
May 31, 2017 - 9:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dying is easy. Playing the owner of a circa-1970s L.A. comedy club — THAT'S hard. "But when I say that it was hard and that it was a reach for me, I mean: Those are the things that interested me as an actor," says Melissa Leo, who stars as Goldie, the tough-love gatekeeper to fame...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump speaksin the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief’s communications. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 31, 2017 - 3:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief's communications...
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In this May 25, 2017 photo, environmental activists voice their opposition to Indian miner Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine, outside Parliament House in Brisbane, Australia. The Carmichael coal project, a massive 22 billion Australian dollar ($16.5 billion) mine that Indian resource billionaire Gautam Adani hopes to start work on this year in the remote Galilee Basin, has created an extraordinary clash between the resource and environment sectors. (Dan Peled/AAP Image via AP)
May 31, 2017 - 3:31 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As many Australians grapple with how to save their Great Barrier Reef from global warming, others are preoccupied with building one of the world's biggest coal mines nearby. Coal mining and environmental tourism are both cash cows for the state of Queensland, a resource-...
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