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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.

'Jeopardy!' Champ James Holzhauer Pushed To Brink Against Tough Opponent
Nate Scheffey gave “Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer a rare scare on Thursday. The quietly confident challenger, a technology consultant from New York City, led by as much as $12,800 during Double Jeopardy and entered Final Jeopardy just $5,400 behind Holzhauer.

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

Is Apple's App Store a Monopoly? Tech Workers at These Companies Think So
Is Apple's App Store a Monopoly? Tech Workers at These Companies Think So

English and Welsh Sparkling Wines Are Sparking a New Wave for Bubbles
English and Welsh Sparkling Wines Are Sparking a New Wave for Bubbles

Get a Good Sunscreen at a Great Price
No doubt about it: If you’re using sunscreen properly, you’re going to go through a lot of it over the course of a summer. Let’s do the math. It takes a full ounce to cover your body, and you nee...

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

India's Modi begins talks for new cabinet after big election win
Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party had won 296 of the 542 seats up for grabs and was ahead in seven more, up from the 282 it won in 2014. The BJP would have the first back-to-back majority in the lower house of parliament for a single party since 1984. After a rancorous and a polarizing election campaign, the focus shifts back to an economy that is slowing, even as the U.S.-China trade war rages and global oil prices tick higher.

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.

Republicans encourage nationwide support for Alabama abortion ban, document reveals
A document containing approved Republican talking points regarding Alabama’s near-total abortion ban has been uncovered.The ban is set to go into effect in 2020 and multiple members of the state legislature have said that overturning Roe v Wade is the intention of the ban.Entitled “Messaging in the Minority,” the document was produced on Wednesday by the Republican Study Committee, a caucus of House Republicans, and obtained by Vice News. It offers “messaging guidance” on the GOP’s anti-abortion platform, and is labelled as “strictly OFF-THE-RECORD.” Vice News did not say how the document was obtained.The document instructs Republicans to insist that abortion is "murder," and "traumatic" for the person undergoing the operation. The document does not offer statistics, sources, or seemingly any research or resources at all to back its claims. It appears to offer a guideline to talk around comparatively moderate Republicans, who have called the ban extreme. Randall Marshall, executive director of the ACLU of Alabama, told The Independent that the organisation will file a lawsuit against the ban, alongside Planned Parenthood, soon. He expects the case to take at least three years, based on past experiences, but stressed that abortion would remain legal in Alabama for now.Mr Marshall has been with the ACLU of Alabama for six years, and says that since his first week, "at least one if not two" abortion access cases have been on their books at all times. The difference between previous tactics and now, he says, is the bluntness of the bans.“For years, these same folks who offered up this bill came up with restrictions and they said, it's all about women's health,” Mr Marshall said. “This now lays bear the lie that they've been telling for years now. This isn't about women’s health at all; this is about controlling choices.”Non-legislative groups are also pushing for stricter laws. NPR was given access to a letter written by a coalition of anti-abortion groups led by Students for Life. The letter asks Republican leadership to "reconsider decades-old talking points" regarding rape and incest, in hopes of backing laws like Alabama’s.Students for Life president Kristan Hawkins, who is herself not a student, told NPR that she thinks now is the time to “start having the conversation.”Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, a senior staff attorney at ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, told The Independent that polling suggests otherwise. “These extreme bans are actually really totally out of touch with what Americans feel these days,” Miss Kolbi-Molinas said of the 14 bans restricting access to abortion currently sweeping the nation. “Polling shows us that the majority of Americans think abortion should be safe, legal, and supported.”Still, with support from the highest offices trickling down, there’s a strong determination on the right to back near-total abortion bans, even when they ignore women’s health, physically and emotionally, entirely. On the left, no matching strategy of unification on abortion access has emerged. The Democrats have not responded to a request for comment on when or if such a plan might take shape.

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