Washington Free Beacon
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French presidential candidate Marie Le Pen canceled a meeting with a Muslim leader on Tuesday after she was urged to wear a headscarf. Le Pen was scheduled to meet with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, during her two day tour of the country. Le Pen is the president of the far-right National Front party and has frequently criticized religious symbols in public places— especially headscarfs. When Le Pen arrived for the meeting, she was surprised when an aide to the grand mufti attempted to hand her a white headscarf. Le Pen told reporters that when she met with the grand mufti of Al-Azhar during a 2015 trip to Egypt, she wasn't required to cover her head. "I met the grand mufti of Al-Azhar," Le Pen said. "The highest Sunni authority didn't have this requirement, but it doesn't matter." Before leaving the meeting, Le Pen passed on her respects but stated that she would not wear the headscarf.
Library of Congress
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He disagreed with another tireless African-American civil-rights advocate, Booker T. Washington, who believed in a more practical education in the trades. In the words of Du Bois, Education must not simply teach workit must teach life. Du Bois himself was a very accomplished man and likely arrived at his opinions due to his upbringing. He was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, into a socially progressive community which embraced a more racially integrated way of life. His experiences afforded him a good start in life and he noted, I had a happy childhood and acceptance in the community. Because of his progressive beginnings, he had the opportunity to receive a good education and went on to become the first African American to graduate with a Ph.D. from Harvard. Throughout his life he was deeply involved in the fight for the rights of African-Americans and was also a prolific author of such important works as The Souls of Black Folk and Black Reconstruction in America .
Voice Of America
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Bemused Swedes have been defending their record as a low-crime society in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's speech in Florida last week in which he appeared to refer to a terrorist attack in Sweden that did not happen. Trump later said he was talking about a Fox News program highlighting allegedly surging crime statistics in Sweden and linking them to rising immigrant numbers, after a record 163,000 asylum-seekers arrived in 2015. On Monday, he tweeted: "The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!" Swedes have jumped to their country's defense. “Last year there were app 50 pct more murders only in Orlando/Orange in Florida, where Trump spoke the other day, than in all of Sweden. Bad," former Prime Minister Carl Bildt tweeted. Few would argue with the fact that Trump's picture of Sweden is at odds with statistics.
Core77
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Luxury Coupe: 67% Plush leather, 28% Shoe Polish, 4% Caviar, 1% Benjamins Hire a chauffeur and load up on lobster: you've arrived. Enjoy the refined air of the 1%. The road is your red carpet, pedestrians your paparazzi. Don't spare the horses, Jeeves. Previous options include stinks like the needlessly gendered "Pickup Truck" and "City Compact" which boast notes of "beard" and "lipstick" respectively. But regardless of other auto industry trends, I'm going to take it as a sign that "The Future" is gender neutral. *I'm not sure why you would, unless you're trying to steal my job .
MacRumors
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The high-pitched clicking sound is irritating, but it isn't as serious as some of the other issues MacBook Pro owners have been having with the keyboard. In some cases, certain keys on the MacBook Pro miss clicks, enter double letters, or refuse to respond at all, a problem that we here at MacRumors have also experienced. MacRumors reader rroch describes the problem: My 2016 15'' MacBook Pro arrived yesterday (as one of the first). 63 of the 64 keys work fine. But the i-key most of the time types the letter twice. I suggest you test out your keyboard thoroughly. With auto-correct it can be easy to think it works. However, my password contains the letter i, and I quickly became super frustrated not being able to get my password right (come to think about it, maybe that's why they added Touch ID , so you don't need the keyboard for passwords). So take a document, turn off auto-correct, and check all the keys.
KyivPost
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Leicester Mercury
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Claudio Ranieri hopes tomorrow's Champions League last 16 tie with Sevilla will be the turning point of the season for the struggling Premier League champions. Leicester City have arrived to face Sevilla in the southern Spanish city in beleaguered form domestically and they start the game as massive underdogs. Sevilla have won the last three Europa League finals and has not lost a European knock-out tie over two legs since 2011. Some bookmakers have even priced City at 9-1 against to win at...
OK!
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Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor were turned away from a swanky star-studded London Fashion Week party [Getty] The reality TV lovebirds arrived at private members club Annabel’s for the LOVE magazine and Burberry London Fashion Week event last night (20 February). After being greeted by waiting snappers, they were left red-faced when they were denied entry having not been invited. A source said: "Millie was not a guest at this event. "She tried to get in and was ...
Southern Daily Echo
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POLICE were called to reports of a dead body in Aldershot woodlands but when they arrived the man got up and walked away.
Digital Trends
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Images of the upcoming Ryzen 7 1700X desktop processor from AMD have arrived, comparing the new chip to an older FX-branded model. The CPU-Z details of this specific chip were released, along with its Cinebench R15 results. The post Leak shows AMD's new Ryzen 7 1700X desktop CPU next to an older FX model appeared first on Digital Trends .
Politico
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“I’m concerned about health care and all the issues,” Morris said before Grassley arrived. “We live in a red state. It’s our opportunity to let the world know there are people who are not supporting Trump in Iowa.” Grassley was pressed on a variety of issues: whether he thinks Democrats should protest Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch just as Republicans refused to support Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland. He was chastised for not doing enough to investigate Russian interference in the election. One man who lives in Iowa Falls told Grassley about his trouble getting citizenship after serving as an interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan; Grassley said his staff would assist him. Some Republicans have declined to schedule public meetings or have heldtelephonetown halls instead, particularly after video circulated of a boisterous confrontation between Rep.
Leicester Mercury
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Claudio Ranieri and Jamie Vardy will face the media this evening ahead of Leicester City's last-16 clash with Sevilla in the Champions League. The Premier League champions arrived in Spain this morning ahead of the match at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán on Wednesday night. Ranieri will be asked about what team he will select, while Vardy is sure to face to questions about why he has scored in just one match in his last 26 for Leicester. Read more: What time does...
Nottingham Evening Post
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A jobless man got a six-month driving ban after being caught stealing copper and planning to sell it for scrap. Neighbours saw the metal being removed at 6am and police arrived to detain Janos Kozma, magistrates in Nottingham heard. It was being loaded into a vehicle which had no insurance while Kozma had no full driving licence, said Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting.Read more: Dog owner prosecuted for not updating details on pet's microchip Witnesses became aware and police reacted quickly....
Sputnik International
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Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Baghdad Monday on an unannounced visit, quipping that the US wasn't going to "seize anybody's oil," but adding that the US might stay a while. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, independent Iraq analyst and journalist Joel Wing laid out the some of the important reasons behind the trip.
Nottingham Evening Post
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A jobless man got a six-month driving ban after being caught stealing copper and planning to sell it for scrap. Neighbours saw the metal being removed at 6am and police arrived to detain Janos Kozma, magistrates in Nottingham heard. It was being loaded into a vehicle which had no insurance while Kozma had no full driving licence, said Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting.Read more: Dog owner prosecuted for not updating details on pet's microchip Witnesses became aware and police reacted quickly....
OK!
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After leaving the cobbles for a successful modelling career in London in 2012, viewers later heard that she had moved to America. However, it appears Rosie, played by Helen Flanagan, wasn't living the high life she made everyone believe she was. Having arrived in Weatherfield earlier this month, Rosie and Sophie's return was shrouded in drama when they realised that they had unwittingly smuggled drugs into the country. And in upcoming scenes, Rosie will admit that her glamorous ...
Herald Courier
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Western Daily Press
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Fans of the Foo Fighters have been left wondering if the popular rock band will be putting in a special performance in Frome. This excitement comes at the same time as Foo Fighters are being coy about announcing what we believe to be some big Glastonbury Festival news. Some fans are claiming on social media that they have received boarding cards in the mail which indicate an appearance at the famous Somerset festival. The boarding cards arrived by recorded delivery at some fan's...
Leicester Mercury
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Claudio Ranieri and Jamie Vardy will face the media this evening ahead of Leicester City's last-16 clash with Sevilla in the Champions League. The Premier League champions arrived in Spain this morning ahead of the match at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán on Wednesday night. Ranieri will be asked about what team he will select, while Vardy is sure to face to questions about why he has scored in just one match in his last 26 for Leicester. Read more: What time does...
Kent Online
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Pupils preparing to create an eco garden were left upset and disappointed when they arrived at school and discovered everything was gone.
Gravesend News
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Pupils preparing to create an eco garden were left upset and disappointed when they arrived at school and discovered everything was gone.
Daily Mail - Entertainment
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Mondoweiss
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Police were stationed outside my lecture venues, often inside, too. Police contingents guarded me as I walked to and from my lectures. I was asked to check in to hotels under assumed names. When I balked, it was done for me. Once a hotel room was booked under my name while I slept at another hotel booked under a university administrator's name. I was physically threatened at lectures with beatings and death. In the early years, assassination threats arrived by regular mail at my university address and at my home. In more recent times, they come by email. On a few occasions, private investigators followed me as I traveled. My job was threatened often, lectures were canceled after they were extended. Sometimes, I was paid lecture fees for not appearing. Once I was called at home by a leading figure in the Anti-Defamation League. He told me I had a choice to speak and suffer the consequences or come home to the community.
Futurity
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