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Antisemitism debate exposes new fault lines in US politics

An Israeli prime minister who has embraced Donald Trump and taken rightwing populism from his playbook. And a group of fiery young Democrats unafraid to question their elders or challenge the status quo. Put together, the elements were bound to be explosive. Democrats were expected to offer a resolution condemning antisemitism on the floor of the US House of Representatives on Thursday following ...

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Homeless man charged in $400,000 GoFundMe scam pleads guilty

A homeless man charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme that turned out to be a scam has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in federal court. Johnny Bobbitt entered the plea on Wednesday in US district court in Camden, New Jersey. Bobbitt and co-defendants Mark D’Amico and Katelyn McClure face charges in Burlington county, New Jersey. According to NBC News, ...

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Gwyneth Paltrow Takes Credit for Popularizing the Gluten-Free Lifestyle Craze

For people wondering who to thank for the gluten-free and yoga trends, look no further because Gwyneth Paltrowis your gal. The self-proclaimed trendsetter is setting the record straight on who is to credit for kick-starting the health craze that continues today. In a new interview with the New York Times, the Goop CEO is claiming that her 2015 gluten-free cookbook was the the catalyst ...

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Turkey issues 1,100 arrest warrants for Gülenist coup suspects

Turkey has issued arrest warrants for a further 1,112 people with suspected connections to the outlawed Gülenist movement, as the impact of the 2016 failed military coup continues to reverberate around the country. The operation announced on Tuesday by Turkey’s state-run news agency is one of the biggest to date targeting followers of cleric Fethullah Gülen, a former ally of president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ...

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Ibis wants to transform from economy hotel to lifestyle destination

A brand shake up is expected to see Ibis hotels take on a stronger lifestyle focus and create social settings for guests and non-guests alike, including through the introduction of new entertainment, design and dining concepts. The strategy is in response to new customer expectations highlighted by an Ipsos study conducted across six countries on behalf of ibis: 80 per ...

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Santa Fe businesses enjoy snow effect

The good news about snow this winter isn’t limited to the peaks above Santa Fe. It has extended down the mountain to cash registers in town, where ski shops, hotels and restaurants report booming business like they haven’t seen in quite some time. “This year so far is the second biggest year we’ve had,” said Kale Snider, a manager at ...

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City Market Arts showcases local vendors

More than 35 vendors from Charlottesville showcased their locally-made products at Carver Recreation Center during the City Market Arts Show on Saturday. The showcase featured a variety of jewelry, paintings, pottery, and more all made in town. Justin McKenzie, manager of City Market Arts, said the market gives local business owners a chance to showcase their products. “We’re here to ...

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UK weather: temperatures to plummet again on Saturday night

Thousands of people have been trapped, delayed and had their journeys disrupted by heavy snow that swept across parts of the UK, as forecasters warned more severe weather was on the way over the weekend. Scotlandcould see lows of minus 16C (3.2F) over Saturday night into Sunday as the cold snap continues, the Met Office said. Hundreds of motorists were stranded ...

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Brazil: shocking video captures moment of deadly dam collapse

A week after the deadly collapse of a mining dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, dozens paid tribute to the 110 victims killed and 238 who are still missing, while newly released video footage showed the moment that a powerful wave of waste began sweeping over everything in its path. A ceremony was held at the site of the ...

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Health minister says no 2-tier health care planned for province

The Ontario government’s transformation of the health-care system will not include two-tier care, private hospitals or making patients pay for more services out of pocket, the health minister said Friday. Christine Elliott did a round of interviews to clarify the Progressive Conservative government’s position a day after she repeatedly refused to rule out further health system privatization at a hastily ...

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