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The 83-year-old inspiring teenagers through gardening

BBC News - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 6:46pm
The 'First Lady Of The Allotments' is 83 and teaching her juniors 'about life' and green thumbs.

Reporter's Notebook: President Trump Inside and Outside the Lines at the U.N.

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 6:45pm
Sticking to a speech or veering off script, the president often seemed like a fish out of water at the General Assembly gathering.

German election marks unprecedented political shift

BBC News - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 6:44pm
Sunday's election could see the first far-right party represented in Germany's parliament since WW2.

Ivanka Trump’s latest admission proves she’s just as shameless as her father

The Raw Story - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 6:43pm
In what is likely to be hailed as a brave admission, Ivanka Trump told talk show host Mehmet Oz that she had suffered from postpartum depression in an interview set to air Thursday. A clip released ahead of the episode’s broadcast shows the first daughter briefly discussing the emotional difficultie...

Helen Zille: Why South African politician will only shower every three days

BBC News - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 6:42pm
South Africa's Helen Zille made the shock revelation, arguing greasy hair is now a status symbol.

Trump galvanizing government worker resistance — ‘federal employee unions are flourishing’: study

The Raw Story - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 6:40pm
Federal government employees alarmed by the actions of President Donald Trump are increasingly turning to public service unions for workplace protection. “The three largest unions have reported a surge in the number of dues-paying members since Trump’s election,” reported a new GovExec s...

7 days, 7 questions: Quiz of the week's news

BBC News - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 6:39pm
7 days quiz: It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?

Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Puerto Rico, Iran: Your Friday Briefing

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 6:32pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oréal Heiress Vexed by Swindling Case, Is Dead at 94

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 6:20pm
Mrs. Bettencourt, ranked as the world’s richest woman, tried to live down her family’s fascist associations, and her final years were overtaken by scandal.

How 'the invisible network' poses a major security threat

BBC News - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 6:00pm
Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

Chuck Todd blames Obama for US race problems by claiming Eric Holder is same as Jeff Sessions

The Raw Story - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 5:57pm
In a discussion about race relations in the United States, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd tried to claim that former President Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder is exactly the same as President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Alfonso Aguilar of Latino Partnership for C...

Acclaimed French Chef to Michelin: Take My Stars, Please

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 5:56pm
Sébastien Bras, who runs Le Suquet restaurant in Laguiole, France, doesn’t want the stress. He’s not the first to seek to surrender the accolade.

Ben Carson reveals new unwritten HUD plan to staff to ‘heal the nation’ — with zero specifics on how

The Raw Story - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 5:53pm
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spent Wednesday revealing his plan for how the agency will run with his employees. He’s launching a multi-year reform plan with zero details on how he plans to “reimagine” the way HUD works. His other goals are how he can “re...

Romelu Lukaku: Striker says it is time to 'move on' from controversial chant

BBC News - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 5:39pm
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku says he wants the club's fans to "move on" from their controversial chant about him.

US attorney general ties gang violence to immigration

The Raw Story - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 5:34pm
Protesters gathered outside a federal court in Boston on Thursday where U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to address law enforcement about what he called the need to tackle transnational gang violence and to secure the Mexican border. Sessions reemphasized what he said was a need to target cr...

Twitter will testify in Senate Russian election hacks hearing

The Raw Story - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 5:29pm
Twitter is the latest tech company to be called up to Washington. The social networking service will appear in front of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing next week amid continuing investigations into Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to Wired. The compa...

Arizona teacher makes students recite gender-neutral version of Declaration Of Independence

The Raw Story - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 5:20pm
An Arizona mother spoke out against her son’s 4th-grade teacher having students recite an altered version of the Declaration of Independence in class, reported Arizona ABC-affiliate KNXV Wednesday. The Salk Elementary School teacher replaced the word “men” with “humans” whenever it appeared in the D...

US consumer finance agency expected to punish Equifax: lawyers

The Raw Story - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 5:17pm
The U.S. consumer finance watchdog agency is expected to punish Equifax for its cyber breach with the wide-ranging powers it has used with Wall Street, former agency officials and lawyers said this week. The credit-reporting company is subject to five federal laws governing listed companies, the use...

Germany election: Martin Schulz profile

Al Jazeera - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 5:13pm
Leader of Social Democratic Party is projected to win 22 percent of the vote in Sunday's federal elections in Germany.

Texas parents send 7-year-old packing because they think he’s ‘possessed by demons’

The Raw Story - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 5:12pm
A Texas couple has been arrested on charges of child endangerment and abandonment and are out of jail on bond. The Hooks parents Rendy and Ronald Keith Wright refused to allow their 7-year-old son to live in their house after he visited one of their neighbors. They informed the boy he was to leave a...
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