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Boy Scouts’ decision to welcome girls isn’t completely welcome

(CNN)The Boy Scouts will soon include girls, and not everyone’s happy about it. “The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls,” Boy Scouts of America said in a statement. The group said it considered input from current members and leaders before making the decision. BSA […]

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Austrians Lean Toward Nationalist Government Led by a Millennial

Austrians profiting from the fastest economic growth in six years look likely to ditch their current coalition in favor of a new government backed by anti-immigration nationalists and headed by the world’s youngest leader. Polls suggest that Austria’s 31-year-old Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz will lead his conservative People’s Party to […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee taken off Mississippi school reading list

Official says some language in the book makes people uncomfortable although copies will remain in school libraries To Kill a Mockingbird, racism and the American south, has been removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district because the language in the book makes people uncomfortable. The Sun […]

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Spain Readies Forces Able to Seize Catalan Leader Today

Spanish police are ready to arrest Catalan President Carles Puigdemont immediately if he declares independence in the regional parliament, according to two people familiar with the government’s plans. While a final decision on whether to act has not yet been taken, Spain’s National Police force has elite officers deployed in […]

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How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism

Tomio Okamura’s background is about as multicultural as you can get. The son of a Czech mother and a Japanese-Korean father, he suffered racist bullying in Japan and the Czech Republic that was so severe he developed a stutter and wet his bed until the age of 14. Which may or may […]

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Trump Threatens NBC License, Blasts Disgusting Free Press

President Comcast Corp. “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” he wrote in a tweet. The president doubled-down on the threat Wednesday night, saying on Twitter that “Network news has become […]

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Steel Firm Faked Data for Metal Used in Planes and Cars

The industrial scandal engulfing For a Gadfly commentary on the fallout, click here To see the responses from some of Kobe Steel’s clients, click here Kobe Steel materials were used in Hitachi trains exported to the U.K.’s Agility Trains, according to Hitachi spokesman Masataka Morita. The trains haven’t started operation […]

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Unesco: Israel joins US in quitting UN heritage agency over ‘anti-Israel bias’

Trump administration has been preparing for a withdrawal from world heritage body for months, which Israeli PM praises as brave and moral decision The United States has formally notified the UNs world heritage body Unesco that it is withdrawing its membership of the organisation citing continuing anti-Israel bias. The announcement […]

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