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The Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Saba'aneh kicked off his book tour in New York last night in an appearance at which he said he had no choice but to become a political artist. Below is video of his appearance, titled Life & Prison in Palestine: A Cartoonist's Eye. It begins with an excellent speech by Seth Tobocman (introduced by Ben Katchor). Saba'aneh says that Palestinian speakers usually begin in the Muslim tradition by praising Allah. But: I should start in the name of 1,500 Palestinian prisoners, they are on hunger strike in Israeli prisons... Karim Younis is the oldest Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail, and Shadi Farah, the youngest prisoner .... His age is 13 years old now.. And that's why I should start with them. Saba'aneh told his story last night. As a boy in Kuwait, he drew pictures of his homeland, Palestine. He later moved to Palestine to go to school, and when Ariel Sharon visited the Haram-al-Sharif in September 2000, the school shut down and Saba'aneh saw violence for the first time.
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Syrian women push for a seat at the table in deciding their country's future with trip to Washington and New York.
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Schumer sounded a far more positive note than Pelosi on Thursday morning in a floor speech, saying that “I believe we are close to a final agreement.” But the New York Democrat also warned the House against pushing through an Obamacare repeal bill whose chances of survival in the Senate are small, citing procedural hurdles that would require the measure to clear 60 votes in the upper chamber. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said in a floor speech Thursday that “we expect to pass” a stopgap bill to give senators time next week to examine a longer-term funding bill. Other Senate Democrats said they are sup
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Michelle Ackerley. New York has given us some of the most incredible voices from Frankston Jack Sammy Davis Junior to Bennett. Today we are in the presence of one of the greatest, that this.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ground has been broken in New York City for the Jackie Robinson Museum after a 10-year wait caused by the Great Recession.
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Enlarge / "The court is empty because all potential competitors are scared to face me." (credit: Aurich Lawson) Last weekend's New York Times profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick had plenty of important revelations about Kalanick and the company he runs, both of which have been facing some tough PR lately . But there was one incidental, almost throwaway line buried in the piece that made me stop in my tracks: "In other personal pursuits, he once held the world’s second-highest score for the Nintendo Wii Tennis video game." The line baffled me for a number of reasons, not least of which was the concept of a "high score" in "Wii Tennis" didn't make much sense. Claiming the "world's second-highest score" in Wii Sports tennis is like claiming the second-highest score in Pong based on nothing but playing against the computer and your friends. Absent some sort of sanctioned tournament or logical third-party ranking system, the claim just doesn't parse.
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Subaru has been doing remarkably well lately, posting impressive growth and sales numbers over the past several years. Helping to fuel that success is a strong stable of vehicles that cover a broad range of segments, including a few that manage to straddle the line between segments and still offer the benefits of both. The Outback is one such vehicle. Framed as the “World’s First Sport Utility Wagon, ” the Outback nameplate has been around since 1994 and is currently the brand’s top-selling model, bringing all the capability and utility of a crossover, but in a wagon body style that’s a little closer to a traditional passenger car. It’s a nice combo, and to keep it feeling fresh, Subaru unveiled a mid-cycle update for the Outback at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, giving it new styling, an updated interior, more technology for safety and convenience, and a few bits and pieces that lend it a more premium feel.
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NEW YORK (AP) — ?Star Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his start Thursday against the Atlanta Braves because of what manager Terry Collins said was minor discomfort in his biceps.
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Fans are still reeling from this year’s spectacular Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which kicked off live in New York earlier this month — but if you missed the show, don't worry! This week, HBO will play a filmed version of the ceremony, complete with tributes to inductees like Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, and Tupac Shakur . In an exclusive interview with Radar, the organization's president Joel Peresman revealed new details on the inner workings of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction process this year, as well as what to expect in the future. This year's ceremony was great on a lot of different levels because of the bands that got in, Peresman told Radar. Journey, ELO. . .it was the first time they were on the ballot and they got in. Joan Baez, it was the first time she was on the ballot and she got in. PHOTOS: Celebrity Mug Shot Hall of Fame I think we saw, this year, some of the biggest bands in the world like Pearl Jam.
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Lori Gertz, who lives in Encinitas, California, and George Ghossn, who lives in East Islip, New York, have been pen pals for 42 years. The two met for the first time April 11 in Carle Place, New York.
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NEW YORK (AP) — ?Star Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his start Thursday against the Atlanta Braves because of what manager Terry Collins said was "minor discomfort" in his bicep.
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Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a city council hopeful in New York, bragged that he was behind a GoFundMe page which collected almost $6,000 in donations from people who oppose him.
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Eighty percent of North Korean trade flows through China, positioning President Xi Jinping as a key actor in efforts to corral Kim Jong Un. Thornton said the Chinese have indicated to the president and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that they understand the urgency of the threat. "I think everyone, including the Chinese, at least in their rhetoric, understand that the time to try to attack this problem has come," Thornton said. "We've seen now a ratcheting up of testing and development of [North Korea's missile and nuclear] programs that makes the problem really urgent and has frankly made it a global threat as opposed to a regional problem." Tillerson will head to New York City on Friday to chair a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the North Korean threat. Thornton said the State Department would not hesitate to apply pressure on any nation tied to North Korea.