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Source: Fox News

Frederick Douglass was a Christian and a patriot – why is this so hard for the left to accept?

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

Last week, actor Danny Glover took center stage as the keynote speaker at Quinnipiac University’s Black History Month event to “explore the similarities of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and its early abolitionist roots –– particularly Frederick Douglass –– to build connections, increase dialogue and end racism.” While it would be fascinating to hear Glover’s plan to “end racism,” it’s even more striking—or perhaps, disappointing—to see Frederick Douglass’ legacy listed among the roots of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Source: Fox News

Is the West finally pushing Saudi Arabia to squelch its version of radical Islam?

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

Women drivers, economic diversification and the other promises for modernization of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bring hope about Saudi Arabia’s future, but the acid test will be the moderation of Wahhabi ideology.

It deflected criticism of the Saudi Kingdom and reassured the public in its annual religious freedom reports that Saudi Arabia has “reformed” and “improved” these texts.

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Source: CTV

Canada, Germany tie for gold in two-man bobsled

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Francesco Friedrich tied for gold in men's two-man bobsled Monday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Canada's Justin Kripps celebrates a gold medal after a tie with Germany during the men's two-man bobsled finals at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward). Driver Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz of Canada take a curve during the two-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

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Source: Global News

Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on Day 10 of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

Day 10 of the 2018 Winter Olympics opened with good news on the ski halfpipe and a record-breaking performance on the skating rink.

Canadian flag-bearers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir delivered a stunning short dance performance early Monday to secure first place heading into the free dance on Tuesday. The top of the podium may now be in sight for the three-time world champions, who have been partners for two decades.

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Source: Common Domain

Goldman Sachs raises a red flag over U.S. government spending

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

That’s how a team of economists at Goldman Sachs, led by Jan Hatzius, have described the government’s current spending and tax plans, as they also warned that the growth kick for the economy from those strategies will eventually fade.

Goldman economists expect the U.S. debt level to hit 5.2% of gross domestic product by 2019, and keep climbing gradually from there. In the past, a strengthening economy and rising debt burden has prompted Congress to raise taxes and cut spending.

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Source: DW

Author Fariba Vafi: Writers struggle for influence in Iran

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

Born in Tabriz, Iran, in 1963, Fariba Vafi published her first short story collection, "In Depth of the Stage," at the age of 24. Her next anthology followed in 1999, and just three years later she released her first novel, "My Bird," for which she received two Iranian literary prizes.

In an interview with DW, one of the most popular women authors in Iran and Germany talks about the impact of censorship on her work, and why she devotes her time to educate women in writing.

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Source: DW

Warsaw bourse an oasis of calm as global equities slide

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

Set against EU chastisement of Warsaw and volatility in global share prices, the Polish economy and stock market remain oases of calm confidence.

One of the factors that positively influenced the level of turnover on the Warsaw markets in 2017 was the strengthening of  the Polish currency, the zloty. We grew both in euro and dollar terms, have relatively low valuations and impressive macroeconomic performance.

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Source: DW

Ethiopia searches for renewal after Hailemariam Desalegn’s resignation

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

In his resignation he said that the country's problems had become too big and added: "The level of unrest, with its high death toll and costly damage, has led to a reform process within the ruling EPRDF coalition ."Hailemariam went on to say: "I want to become part of the reforms and the solution to the problems.

While Zuma's resignation resulted in widespread relief, Hailemariam's decision has raised some concern among Ethiopians.

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Source: DW

SPD members begin voting on next Merkel-led German government

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

Read more: Future German government under Merkel no laughing matter on political roast day. Yet even as both the conservative and Social Democratic leaderships seek approval of the coalition deal, there has been criticism among some prominent CDU members of the SPD member referendum.

Others, including some political scientists, have questioned whether it's constitutional to give SPD members what amounts to a right of veto over the next government.

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Source: Common Domain

Soon-to-Open Crossrail Line Could Be Boon to London Real Estate

Tuesday 17:19 GMT

A price fall of 0.7% was recorded last year in the prime London market, and the previous year, the fall was 6.6% according to real estate agent Knight Frank’s prime central London index.

In December, London’s state-of-the-art £14.8 billion (US$20.7 million) railway, Crossrail, will open, and it’s already providing a much needed feel-good boost to the city’s fortunes. Since Brexit, things have been uncharacteristically wobbly in London’s prime real estate market, which previously seemed to be one endless boom.

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Source: Common Domain

Five Presidential Houses on the Market

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

From the shores of Lake Erie to the desert of Southern California, all of these houses currently on the market have some connection to a former commander in chief or his family.

Sitting on nearly an acre of land, the house has more than 3,600 square feet of space and features a fireplace, front porch and detached garage.

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Source: CBS News

Rodney Alcala: The Killing Game

Monday 04:15 GMT

When "48 Hours" first investigated the case of  Rodney Alcala, he had been convicted of the murder of five California women.

Matt Murphy: Two girls went to their local post office and they looked and there was Rodney Alcala's photo on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list.

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Source: Common Domain

A Shingled-Style Home in Southampton, New York, With Private Beach Access

Tuesday 13:37 GMT

Aside from having deeded access to a private ocean beach a few doors away, this 1.9-acre property in Southampton, New York, backs up to preserved parkland offering quiet and privacy with long and lovely views.

Located within the historic Murray Compound in the village of Southampton, the 6,500-square-foot home was built in 2006 and designed by local architect John Laffey. “After tearing down the original structure, the owners built a new home in the classic Southampton shingled style but with modern amenities and current building standards,” said Pat Petrillo at Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Source: Washington Post

Maryland honors its recent past as it fights off Rutgers in the present

Monday 04:15 GMT

Maryland’s 61-51 win over Rutgers on Saturday night at times felt like a quiet victory against an overmatched mid-major in the middle of December.

Then Maryland reverted to its usual late-game self, falling asleep on both ends of the floor as Rutgers (13-16, 3-13) cut into the deficit. The Scarlet Knights pieced together a quick 10-0 run to cut Maryland’s lead to nine points, and Turgeon could be heard screaming for a timeout as the home crowd groaned.

Source: Washington Post

Rubio faces backlash from students, gun control advocates after shooting

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: CTV

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Today 20:00 GMT
Source: Global News

North Korean officials snub VP Mike Pence during Olympic visit, U.S. says

Today 13:38 GMT
Source: Fox News

Florida school shooting survivor: Media is using tragedy to push gun control

Today 13:38 GMT
Source: New York Times

Trump Moves to Regulate ‘Bump Stock’ Devices

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What does the U.S. want in Syria?

Today 13:39 GMT
Source: DW

Turkey warns that any allies of Kurdish fighters constitute 'legitimate target'

Today 16:25 GMT
Source: New York Times

For Snowboarders, the Music Matters as Much as the Gear

Today 01:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Fight Over Fannie, Freddie Profits

Today 19:07 GMT
Source: NBC News

Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week in royal first

Today 19:07 GMT
Source: BBC

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

Today 20:03 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Monday 08:59 GMT
Source: NBC News

A healthier Happy Meal McDonald’s cuts cheeseburger from kids menu

Monday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

Today 19:07 GMT

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