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  • August 15, 2020

Palestinians say UAE deal hinders quest for Mideast peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s agreement to establish diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates marks a watershed moment in its relations with Arab countries, but the Palestinians say it puts a More…

Muslim woman accuses McDonald’s franchisee of discrimination

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Muslim woman who worked for a McDonald’s franchisee in Maryland claims managers and co-workers sexually harassed her and subjected her to religious discrimination after she More…

Pompeo to meet head of UN nuclear watchdog as council votes

VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Austria, where he will see the head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog as members of the U.N. Security Council More…

New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown as virus cluster grows

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government on Friday extended a lockdown of its largest city Auckland for another 12 days as it tries to stamp out its first domestic More…

Slew of church abuse lawsuits hinges on state court decision

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have been hit with about 150 lawsuits from people who say they were sexually abused as children by priests and hope a state More…

Brits scrambling home from France after quarantine move

LONDON (AP) — British holidaymakers in France were scrambling to return home Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government’s decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on More…

For Harris, memories of mother guide bid for vice president

NEW YORK (AP) — Speaking from the Senate floor for the first time, Kamala Harris expressed gratitude for a woman on whose shoulders she said she stood. In her autobiography, Harris More…

A Geopolitical Earthquake Just Hit the Mideast

Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist / The New York Times For once, I am going to agree with President Trump in his use of his favorite adjective: “huge.” The agreement brokered More…

While Israel celebrates a new peace accord, Palestinians once again lose

Jonathan Freedland The Guardian Who could be against an announcement of peace between two nations formally at war? Who could possibly object to Israel calling a halt to a move that More…

Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel in a U.S.-brokered deal, More…



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A Geopolitical Earthquake Just Hit the Mideast

Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist / The New York Times For once, I am going to agree with President Trump in his use of his favorite adjective: “huge.” The agreement brokered More…

While Israel celebrates a new peace accord, Palestinians once again lose

Jonathan Freedland The Guardian Who could be against an announcement of peace between two nations formally at war? Who could possibly object to Israel calling a halt to a move that More…

Hidden survivors of sexual violence during Syria’s war must not be left behind

Zeynep Pınar Erdem The Promise Institute for International Human Rights Fellow in the LGBT Rights Program at Human Rights Watch Yousef, a 28-year-old gay man, was raped by Syrian intelligence agents More…

Culture & Arts

Miley Ray Cyrus teases new music video for single, ‘Midnight Sky’

(UPI) — Miley Cyrus teased the official music video for her new single titled “Midnight Sky” to premiere late Thursday night. Cyrus and backup dancers clad in black bodices and Chanel More…

Amy Grant promotes self-care after open-heart surgery

(UPI) — Amy Grant is encouraging people to practice self-care in the wake of her open-heart surgery. The 59-year-old singer-songwriter discussed her health on Thursday’s episode of Good Morning America after More…

‘Trinkets’ stars return for ‘one last lift’ in Season 2 trailer

(UPI) — Netflix is giving a glimpse of Trinkets Season 2. The streaming service shared a trailer for the show’s second and final season Thursday. Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira and Quintessa More…



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Muslim woman accuses McDonald’s franchisee of discrimination

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Muslim woman who worked for a McDonald’s franchisee in Maryland claims managers and co-workers sexually harassed her and subjected her to religious discrimination after she More…

Slew of church abuse lawsuits hinges on state court decision

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have been hit with about 150 lawsuits from people who say they were sexually abused as children by priests and hope a state More…

Gallup: Fewer in U.S. satisfied with treatment of women

(UPI) — While slightly more than half of Americans say they’re satisfied with society’s treatment of women, a new survey Thursday showed the share is way down from where it was More…

Entertainment

Cardi B says she spent $100,000 to get everyone tested for COVID-19 before filming the ‘WAP’ music video

Cardi B recently revealed some behind-the-scenes details about her sensational new music video for “WAP.” The rapper’s collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, which stands for “Wet A– P—-,” was unleashed on More…

Mickey Guyton is speaking her truth after years of doubt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mickey Guyton is turning a mirror on country music by speaking her truth and reclaiming both her career and identity. Delivering a one-two punch of important songs More…

Selena Gomez ‘so creeped out’ by cameras in her home

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Selena Gomez let cameras into her new Encino, Calif., home, because it was the only way to film a series during the COVID-19 pandemic. Selena + Chef More…

Lifestyle

Conflicting tan lines: The burkini raises debate in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — The woman accosted Yasmeen Samir as she swam with her family at a pool in a resort on the North Coast, a stretch of Mediterranean beaches reserved for More…

I’m new to sex and have yet to really enjoy it. Am I broken?

I’m 18 years old, and have been sexually active for the past two years, having slept with four men. My issue is that I have never felt truly pleasured in bed. More…

Pandemic wrecks global Class of 2020′s hopes for first job

LONDON (AP) — British fashion school graduate Phoebe St. Leger’s dream of landing a job at a design label is on hold. Like many others in the global Class of 2020, More…