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That Time Kamala Harris Called New Homeland Security Secretary at Home to Protest Muslim Ban

California’s new U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris was so appalled by the bungled rollout of the Trump administration’s ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries last month that she called Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and confronted him about it. “I called him up at home ’cause I got the number,” Harris told the audience at a Creative Artist Agency-sponsored summit of ...

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Inside a Terminally Ill Man’s Decision to Die and His Emotional ‘Going Away’ Parties with Friends and Family

By the time TJ Mutchler was ready to end his own life on February 19, he had already said his goodbyes. After the 36-year-old man was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer the previous November and told he had just weeks to live, his family and friends quickly put together two “going away” parties for him — one at his mother’s home in Billings, Montana, and ...

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Oscar 2017 Predictions: Can Anything Stop ‘La La Land’ Avalanche?

Some years, the question when it comes to Oscar predictions is Who? This year, it’s How Many? Such is the apparent dominance of Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” as Oscar night approaches. The musical is not only a prohibitive favorite to win Best Picture, it’s a strong contender in 10 or 11 other categories as well, with a chance to ...

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Muslim activists raise thousands to help repair Jewish cemetery

UNIVERSITY CITY, Missouri — A fundraiser for a vandalized Jewish cemetery is sending a strong message of unity and tolerance. The effort organized by Muslim-American activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi was launched this week to fund the repairs of nearly 200 headstones that were damaged and toppled in the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in the St. Louis suburb ...

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Muslim Americans Unite to Raise Funds for Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

ST. LOUIS — A fundraiser for a vandalized Jewish cemetery is sending a strong message of unity and tolerance. The effort organized by Muslim-American activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi was launched this week to fund the repairs of nearly 200 headstones that were damaged and toppled in the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in the St. Louis suburb of ...

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Muslim Americans unite to raise funds for vandalized Jewish cemetery

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — A fundraiser for a vandalized Jewish cemetery is sending a strong message of unity and tolerance. The effort organized by Muslim-American activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi was launched this week to fund the repairs of nearly 200 headstones that were damaged and toppled in the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in the St. Louis suburb ...

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Karla Souza’s Bilingual ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ Will Teach Older Jewish Men How to Love – and You Too (Video)

“Everybody Loves Somebody” has something for everybody. Star Karla Souza says the “awesome romantic comedy” is part-Spanish, part-English, and all indebted to old Jewish men. Or so director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta told her. “This is an awesome romantic comedy — the director is a fan of Woody Allen,” the actress told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “She said the other day in an ...

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Oscar Season Surprise: ‘Moonlight’ Has Won More Best Picture Awards Than ‘La La Land’

Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” may be the front-runner to win Best Picture at this Sunday’s Academy Awards, but Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” has actually racked up more recognition during the long road of awards ceremonies hosted by guilds, critics circles, and media groups. In a study by TheWrap of more than 40 major pre-Oscar prizes, “Moonlight” emerged with 18 top ...

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Vandals Damage 100 Headstones at Jewish Cemetery, Police Say

(CNN) — Tensions remain high in Jewish communities across the United States as police in Missouri are investigating vandalism at a historic Jewish cemetery. Vandals toppled and damaged about 100 headstones at the St. Louis area’s Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in the past week, police said Monday. University City police didn’t release further details about when the vandalism happened, ...

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The Short List of Famous People Who Think the Earth Is Flat (Yes, Really)

NBA star Kyrie Irving made headlines last week when he revealed that he believes that the world was flat, and surprisingly he’s not the only famous person who doesn’t believe the globe is … well, a globe. Over NBA All-Star weekend, Irving’s comments became a hot topic of conversation, and even resulted in some gentle ribbing from fellow Cleveland Cavaliers ...

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Pope Francis Warns Young People: Texting During Meals Is the ‘Start of War’

Pope Francis wants young people to keep their cell phones far away from the dinner table. Addressing a young crowd at a university in Rome on Friday, the 80-year-old pontiff improvised a speech warning against the dangers of dinners without dialogue and calling on young people to participate in family meals — rather than text through them. “When we’re at the table, when we are ...

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Cinema Audio Society Gives Top Sound-Mixing Award to ‘La La Land’

“La La Land” has won the top feature-film award from the Cinema Audio Society, which handed out its 53rd CAS Awards on Saturday night in Los Angeles. The film was up against fellow Oscar sound-mixing nominees “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Rogue One: a Star Wars Story,” as well as against “Doctor Strange” and “Sully.” In the last 20 years of the ...

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6 money tips for young people

RICHMOND, Va. – We often pass along money tips to help you build you portfolio, and for young people who are starting out it’s an important time to begin to think about long-term financial goals and retirement. Local CPA Phil Umansky, Ph.D with the Virginia Society of CPA’s, was back in the studio to share his six money tips for ...

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‘The 100’ Sneak Peek: Raven Has Bad News for Clarke and Bellamy (Exclusive Video)

“The 100” faces its toughest post-apocalyptic challenge yet – the end of the world, again – and the people trying to figure out a solution just keep getting more bad news. In this exclusive clip (above) from Wednesday’s episode, Raven (Lindsey Morgan) has something to tell Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy (Bob Morley): Turns out, ALIE’s timeline of six months ...

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This Nazi-affiliated philosopher can help explain Steve Bannon’s dark and at times apocalyptic worldview

ROME — Those trying to divine the roots of Steve Bannon’s dark and at times apocalyptic worldview have repeatedly combed over a speech that Bannon, President Donald Trump’s ideological guru, made in 2014 to a Vatican conference, where he expounded on Islam, populism and capitalism. But for all the examination of those remarks, a passing reference by Bannon to an ...

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Romance Radio Host Delilah Reveals Her Unique Take on Valentine’s Day — and Top 8 Love Songs!

Romance radio host Delilah says she fields thousands of requests and dedications from her devoted millions-deep radio following who tune into her nationally syndicated show nightly. February is a particular busy time for the “Queen of Sappy Love Songs,” who is also known for advice-giving, as she highlights love songs and stories all month long. “I really do think that putting ...

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