Friday, February 12, 2016

Francis’s Visit to Mexico Comes as Country Struggles With Many Ills - The New York Times

Francis’s Visit to Mexico Comes as Country Struggles With Many Ills - The New York Times:



"MEXICO CITY — For more than a century, the Mexican government has treated the Catholic Church with a deep suspicion, if not outright hostility. Battles have literally been fought between church and state, while anticlerical laws stayed on the books until just a couple of decades ago."



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Monday, February 8, 2016

Beyoncé’s Halftime Show Inspires Ridiculous Criticism - The New York Times

Beyoncé’s Halftime Show Inspires Ridiculous Criticism - The New York Times:



"What do Beyoncé, Tommie Smith and John Carlos have in common? They all managed to get the white political establishment to sputter in outrage by daring to celebrate their identity and mention – gasp – racial politics at a public event."



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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bill Clinton, After Months of Restraint, Unleashes Stinging Attack on Bernie Sanders - The New York Times

Bill Clinton, After Months of Restraint, Unleashes Stinging Attack on Bernie Sanders - The New York Times:



 "MILFORD, N.H. — Bill Clinton uncorked an extended attack on Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday, harshly criticizing Mr. Sanders and his supporters for what he described as inaccurate and “sexist” attacks on Hillary Clinton."



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Friday, February 5, 2016

Syrian Forces Press Aleppo, Sending Thousands Fleeing - The New York Times

Syrian Forces Press Aleppo, Sending Thousands Fleeing - The New York Times:



"BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian government and allied forces pressed their most dramatic advance in months on Friday, sending insurgents scrambling and tens of thousands of civilians fleeing toward the border with Turkey."



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Australia Reacts to U.N. Decision on Julian Assange - The New York Times

Australia Reacts to U.N. Decision on Julian Assange - The New York Times:



"SYDNEY, Australia — Julie Bishop, Australia’s foreign minister, has sought legal advice on the implications of a United Nations decision on Friday that the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an Australian, has been unlawfully held by Sweden and Britain for more than five years."



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Hunt for Suspects in Southern Crime Spree Reaches Violent End - The New York Times

Hunt for Suspects in Southern Crime Spree Reaches Violent End - The New York Times:



"A police hunt for a Missouri couple wanted for a series of abductions and robberies across the South ended early Friday on the Florida Panhandle in a barrage of gunfire that left one of the suspects dead.

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‘Dreamers’ on the Front Lines of the 2016 Race - The New York Times

‘Dreamers’ on the Front Lines of the 2016 Race - The New York Times:



"During the 2012 presidential race, Erika Andiola, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, chased Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, across the country, challenging his suggestion that America should become so inhospitable to people like her that she would self-deport."



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