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LABOR’S FAIRER LONG STAY PARENT VISA FOR AUSTRALIA’S MIGRANT AND MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fairer Long Stay Parent visa so that Australian families from migrant and multicultural backgrounds can reunite with their loved ones. As Australia’s migrant and multicultural communities re-establish their lives in Australia, the ability for families to reunite with parents and grandparents still overseas with existing visas is limited, expensive and some have wait ...

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Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby

Pregnancy is, not surprisingly, many things to many people: It can be exciting, magical, scary and even terrifying. It creates an emotional and physical roller coaster. Ultimately, each pregnancy is unique: some easy, others imbued with physical discomfort. There are many options for how you experience your pre-, peri- and postnatal care. Complementary-medicine practitioners such as acupuncturists, midwives, massage therapists ...

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Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar

A group of New York corner-store owners has announced a boycott on the sale of the New York Post, arguing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper’s attacks on the congresswoman Ilhan Omar are making Muslim Americans less safe. On Thursday, the Post published a front page featuring an image of the World Trade Center towers in flames on 11 September 2001 and ...

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Beyoncé effect fills galleries with a new generation of art devotees

In Paris, it was Beyoncé and Jay-Z; in Washington, it was Barack and Michelle Obama; while, in London, visitors queued to look at Pablo Picasso’s erotic muse or Grayson Perry’s summer picks. Last year the lustre of celebrity, whether garnered from fashion and entertainment or history, seemed to be the best way to attract visitors to museums and galleries. The Art Newspaper’s annual ...

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Best of Santa Cruz County 2019: Arts & Culture

BYGEORGIA JOHNSON POSTED ON MARCH 27, 2019 COMMENTS   BEST FESTIVAL (MUSIC) MOUNTAIN SOL This is a family-friendly festival; just don’t forget a blanket and lawn chairs for everyone to relax on. Get there early for the best spots. Held every summer at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton, which is home to century-old steam engines still in operation. To mitigate parking impacts, ...

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Algeria army urges removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria’s army chief of staff has demanded President Abdelaziz Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule after weeks of protests against him. Speaking on television, Lt Gen Ahmed Gaed Salah said: “We must find a way out of this crisis immediately, within the constitutional framework.” The president has already agreed not to stand for a fifth term in upcoming elections, which ...

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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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