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- Facebook ‘temporarily bans Israeli PM’s son over posts’Yair Netanyahu blames the "thought police" after posts against Palestinians and Muslims are removed. ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- It’s Round Two on Capitol Hill: Comey vs. House RepublicansIt's round two for James Comey and congressional Republicans. ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Where Donald Trump supporters split with Donald TrumpSupporters of President Donald Trump are sometimes painted with a broad brush, unequivocally loyal regardless of controversies or investigations plaguing his administration. But significant blocs of his strongest supporters do break with the President or his positions from time to time. ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Indian free in Pakistan after serving 3 years for spyingISLAMABAD (AP) — An Indian man convicted of spying in Pakistan is free after serving a three-year prison sentence. Pakistan’s foreign ministry spokesman, Mohammad Faisal, said on Monday that Indian national Hamid Nehal Ansari is being repatriated to New Delhi. He didn’t elaborate. Ansari was arrested in 2012 on entering Pakistan from neighboring Afghanistan. He […] ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Amazon faces boycott ahead of holidays as public discontent growsA growing number of customers are fed up with the company, from its working conditions at warehouses to anti-tax lobbyingThe holiday season is all about spending the time with your loved ones and, judging by most office mailrooms, shopping on Amazon. Last year, 76% of Americans who shopped online for Christmas presents said that they planned to do most of that shopping on Amazon.Amazon now accounts for just shy of half of all online sales in the US and Santa’s not so little helper is expected to have another bumper Christmas this year. But there are a growing number of people whose front steps won’t be graced by Amazon packages this festive season – consumers boycotting the online retailer. Continue reading... ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Back to the land: are young farmers the new starving artists?A small but growing movement of millennials are seeking out a more agrarian life but the reality of life on the land is not always as simple as they hopedEight years ago, Liz Whitehurst, then 25, was working in digital communications at a policy organization in Washington DC and dreaming of life outside a cubicle. She started exploring a different kind of existence by volunteering on local farms. When the farmer who provided the locally sourced vegetable box she signed up for invited her to work the fields one day, she was starstruck. “You’re my hero,” she recalls telling the farmer. “I want your life.”Today, she has it. Whitehurst grows a wide array of produce on Owl’s Nest Farm, set on a few acres in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (she bought it from that same farmer). Whitehurst grows sweet potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash – everything is handpicked. She also… ..... Read More.1 hour ago