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Source: Washington Post

How foreign-born players put the ‘world’ in World Cup

Wednesday 19:10 GMT

Ten World Cup rosters are filled only with players born in those countries, but their international connections are obvious in their names and their stories.

Because citizenship rules vary — birth, parentage and residency are handled in different ways in different countries — around the globe, many players qualify for more than one national team. Only citizens of a country are eligible to play for its national team, according to FIFA, international soccer’s governing body.

Source: The Guradian

Next stop, Nina Simone … Paris metro ‘must honour its heroines’

Monday 05:10 GMT

Among the proposed new station names are the French singer-songwriter Barbara – born Monique Andrée Serf – who died in 1997; Lucie Aubrac, a member of the French Resistance who died in 2007; and the American singer Nina Simone, who died in 2003.

Last month, the Europe stop on line 3 was renamed Europe-Simone Veil in honour of the health minister and Auschwitz survivor, who died last year. The three other stations named after women are Barbès-Rochechouart, a tribute to Marguerite de Rochechouart de Montpipeau, who was abbess of Montmartre; Pierre et Marie Curie, after the Nobel prize-winning physicists, and Louise Michel, a Paris Commune militant.

Source: New York Times

The Costumes in Modern Dance’s Attic

Wednesday 19:10 GMT

Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn’s touring trunks are packed with costumes and accessories that filled out their exotic visions.

“She plays the chief’s daughter,” Ms. Hamilton said, “who Shawn is trying to woo, and they marry at the end of the work.”

Source: NBC News

Son of U.S. soldier left behind in Vietnam helps other 'Amerasians' reunite with families

Saturday 17:16 GMT

Born in 1967 in the then South Vietnam capital of Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, Miller is the child of a Vietnamese mother and an American soldier.

Today, Miller works to help Amerasians in Vietnam come to the U.S. through Amerasians Without Borders, a nonprofit he created in 2015. The group ships DNA kits to those still in Vietnam, helps petition for them to immigrate to the U.S. should they have a positive match, and then helps resettle and support the immigrants when they arrive in Spokane.

Source: Fox News

Hundreds of Kilauea survivors seek FEMA help as volcano rages on

Wednesday 19:10 GMT

More than 800 survivors of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano are seeking help from the federal government following five weeks of unprecedented turmoil and destruction with no end in sight.

In addition to money for housing assistance, Trump green-lighted relief from other FEMA programs to help those affected by Kilauea. However, there was no specific dollar figure sought by Ige or attached to the package Trump approved, though The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that eligible homeowners and renters could get $34,000 each.

Source: New York Times

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens

Wednesday 23:55 GMT

The number of Americans seeking Social Security disability benefits is plunging, a startling reversal of a decades-old trend that threatened the program’s solvency.

Other disabled workers may not be so fortunate to find a position that enables them to forgo disability benefits, he added, “but my example shows they can try.”

Source: Washington Post

As Tesla races to meet Model 3 deadline, factory pressures and suspicions grow

Wednesday 23:55 GMT

Tesla chief Elon Musk said last week that the company’s layoffs of 9 percent of its workforce wouldn’t affect production as the all-electric automaker races to build thousands of new Model 3 sedans a week.

Though Tesla has said it wants it “to be the safest factory on Earth,” three factory workers told The Post that they worried the accelerated Model 3 demands could compromise the cars’ safety and lead to more injuries and worker burnout. “We’re a NASCAR pit crew,” said one worker, who declined to be named because he feared retaliation.

Source: The Week

Trump's virtual tyranny

Saturday 09:57 GMT

For those who care about ensuring that Trump's tyranny remains a virtual one, this is really the least they can do.

The more those who disapprove of his presidency treat this virtual tyranny like a real one, playacting an anti-fascist "resistance" when good old-fashioned organizing, campaigning, and voting would do just fine, the more they risk contributing to the deterioration of American civic life — feeding the frenzied, polarized animus in which a would-be authoritarian like Trump will thrive and potentially increase his power. I'm hardly the first to make such an argument about the risks of "resistance."

Source: CBS News

Kentucky sues Walgreens over opioid epidemic

Saturday 17:16 GMT

The state of Kentucky is suing Walgreens Boots Alliance, saying the drugstore chain failed to monitor its own operations that shipped and dispensed large quantities of opioids throughout the state.

The lawsuit filed Thursday by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear alleges Walgreens engaged in unfair, misleading and deceptive business practices by filling huge opioid orders with great frequency, while failing to report suspicious orders to authorities.

Source: DW

Critics say el-Sissi's media law shuts down speech in Egypt

Wednesday 19:10 GMT

Activists and journalists are concerned a week after Egypt's parliament passed a law that allows President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi's government to punish press outlets and social media users for publishing "false information." In a statement released Tuesday, the Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists called the law an "assault on the Egyptian constitution" that "opens the door for the Egyptian government to dominate the press."

Source: New York Times

A Shipshape House in the Hamptons

Wednesday 19:10 GMT

When Larry Shields and Claire Cardone began dreaming of building a beach house in the Hamptons, they envisioned the home not just as their personal escape, but as a magnet for family.

In February 2011, they found what seemed like an ideal lot in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., about an hour’s drive from their home in Upper Brookville, N.Y. “It was a gray, misty, cold day, and it reminded me of my youth, because I was brought up in the Rockaways,” said Dr. Shields, 78, a neurologist.

Source: CBS News

Texas woman sentenced five years in prison for voting while on probation

Saturday 11:48 GMT

A Texas woman plans to challenge a judge's decision to deny her a new trial after sentencing her to five years in prison for voter fraud.

Texas is one of at least 21 states that prohibits felons from voting until their sentences have been fully served, including probation.

Source: Common Domain

Zimbabwe’s New President Seeks to Escape Mugabe’s Shadow

Saturday 17:16 GMT

Emmerson Mnangagwa wears his campaign promises on his sleeve—literally—ahead of first vote in decades without deposed predecessor, but will his plans wear well with voters?

The success of the July 30 vote will dictate the post-Mugabe economic project and Zimbabwe’s efforts to end its status as an international pariah. Foreign governments, including the U.S. and the European Union, have made a credible and peaceful election a condition for reassessing sanctions, support programs and debt relief.

Source: NBC News

What is gun control The history, the arguments, the numbers

Wednesday 23:55 GMT

Gallup polling indicates a growing desire for more gun control; 60 percent say gun laws should be stricter, 5 percent say they should be less strict and 33 percent saying laws should remain as is.

A more recent Pew Research Center survey estimated that in 2017, 42 percent of U.S. adults lived in a household with a gun and 30 percent owned a gun themselves.

Source: Common Domain

Hedge Funds Cautiously Return to Italian Stocks

Saturday 17:16 GMT

Funds had bet against Italy for several months before the country’s markets went into freefall in late May on concerns about its new antiestablishment government.

“Anything that’s Italian looks interesting right now,” said Joseph Oughourlian, founder of London-based hedge fund Amber Capital. Analysts are still uncertain about the government’s future direction and there’s wider concerns over the global economy and trade.

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
Source: CBS News

Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

Yrsa Daley-Ward on raw Instagram poetry and her new memoir, "The Terrible"

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
Source: NBC News

'The lucky ones': Families who slip through the gap in Trump's zero-tolerance border policy

Wednesday 15:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

In the U.K., the Average Asking Price is 45% Above the Average Sale Price

Today 06:09 GMT
Source: Global News

Reduce taxes, fees to help grow Canada’s airline industry, lower prices: study

Today 03:25 GMT
Source: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Today 20:03 GMT
Source: CBS News

Make Music Day celebrates the musician in everyone

Today 09:03 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s what could happen to Apple’s average selling prices in the next iPhone cycle

Today 20:03 GMT
Source: New York Times

Magnetic Sense Helps Billions of Moths on an Australian Migration

Today 09:04 GMT
Source: New York Times

Chinese Fans Paid Dearly for World Cup Tickets That Never Materialized

Today 09:03 GMT

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