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Readers write: Netflix in Africa, Kennedy's prohibition role, and superlative essayist
Netflix tells more Africans: yours” in the April 22 & 29 issue. My book group read the young adult nonfiction novel “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” several years ago, and we decided that it should be required reading for middle school students. Your book review of “The World According to Fannie Davis” titled “My mother was a numbers runner” in the April 22 & 29 issue refers to Joseph P. Kennedy as a bootlegger.

European elections: In Leipzig, a microcosm of Germany’s political scene
Leipzig is a lively and broadminded town, the fastest growing in Germany and a cultural beacon. It celebrates Johann Sebastian Bach, who lived and worked here, and the city also hosts festivals for Goths, techno fans, and punks.

Mideast peace plan’s rocky start: Did US misread Arab politics?
The first phase of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Middle East peace, a summit in Bahrain to discuss economic investment in the Palestinians, is already beginning to look like a major miscalculation. The announcement this week of the June 25-26 event was met with a wave of derision among Palestinians and in the Arab press, culminating Wednesday in the Palestinian Authority’s official rejection of the U.S. invitation to attend. The central complaint: that the economic component of peace could not be addressed without agreeing first on fundamental political principles.

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Start spreading the news: Lights back on USWNT
For three and a half years, the United States women’s national team plays to minimal fuss. Then along comes the Women's World Cup, and the glare is blinding.

Blazers' CJ McCollum describes what separates Warriors from everybody
Blazers' CJ McCollum describes what separates Warriors from everybody originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Programming note: Watch the NBA Finals pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Thursday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m. streaming live on the MyTeams app. The Golden State Warriors swept the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals.

Draymond Green, Charles Barkley weigh in on Drake's sideline antics: He can't shoot, nor can he pass
Drake has been front and center for the Toronto Raptors' playoff run this postseason, even drawing criticism for getting too close to the action during their Game 4 win against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday. Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors — who already swept the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals — however, don't seem to care about the Toronto-based rapper's sideline antics. “Drake can't shoot,” Green said Thursday, via ESPN's Nick Friedell. “Nor can he pass.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., knocks trade advantage
Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday for a largely ceremonial state visit meant to showcase strong ties even as trade tensions loom. In the evening, the Tokyo Sky Tree tower was lit up red, white and blue in Trump's honor. Trump told the company officials there had never been a better time to invest in the United States and repeated a complaint that the Federal Reserve's policies had kept U.S. economic growth from reaching its full potential.

The Largest Free Trade Deal in Nearly a Quarter-Century Seeks to Make Africa a Single Market
The Largest Free Trade Deal in Nearly a Quarter-Century Seeks to Make Africa a Single Market

MTN Faces New Nigeria Headache as Local Unit Probed Over Listing
Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has requested certain information and documentation regarding the May 16 listing, MTN Nigeria Communications Plc said in a statement on Saturday. While Nigeria is central to MTN’s growth strategy and home to about 60 million of the Johannesburg-based company’s subscribers, a string of accusations and legal claims by various authorities have weighed on the carrier’s shares. The listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange was itself a condition of a settlement reached with the telecommunications regulator in 2016 over the handling of customers without proper documentation, while MTN is also fighting a claim that it owes $2 billion in back taxes.

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Trump fires back at Pelosi: 'She's a mess'
The president offered a different account of his infrastructure meeting with the House speaker and the Senate minority leader.

AP Was There: The roots of the 'American Taliban'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This story was first published on Dec. 21, 2001, when AP journalist Justin Pritchard reported on the American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh's journey to the Taliban front lines. We are reprinting the story now to mark Lindh's release after nearly two decades in prison.

Indian PM's close ally, Amit Shah, helped craft winning election strategy
Shah, who has long been Modi's backroom strategist, helped run one of India's most divisive election campaigns over the past six weeks to rouse the Bharatiya Janata Party's nationalist base and overcome the loss of key state elections in December. "There is no doubt that Modi is India's most popular leader and national figure. Shah has done that to near perfection." Vote-counting trends suggest Modi's ruling alliance could win an even bigger parliamentary majority than in 2014, showing that the BJP not only held the northern heartland but made huge gains in the east, a political strategy that Shah launched.

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