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Anti-Semitism order raises tough issue of defining prejudice

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s order to expand the scope of potential anti-Semitism complaints on college campuses is raising the stakes of an already tense battle over how to define discrimination against Jews.The executive order Trump signed on Wednesday tells the Education Department, when vetting alleged Civil Rights Act violations that can lead…

China’s top diplomat blames US ‘paranoia’ as ties unravel

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China's most senior diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hard-won mutual trust between the countries by criticising Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim Uighurs. "Such behaviour is almost paranoid, and is indeed rare in international exchanges, seriously damaging the hard-won foundation…

Former NBA Commissioner Stern has emergency brain surgery

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA said former Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday and had emergency surgery.The league said in a statement its thoughts and prayers are with the 77-year-old Stern’s family.Stern served exactly 30 years as the NBA’s longest-tenured commissioner before Adam Silver replaced him on Feb. 1, 2014. Stern…

Russia probe report spurs calls for FBI surveillance changes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that the FBI committed serious errors in wiretapping a former Trump campaign aide have spurred bipartisan calls for change to the government’s surveillance powers, including from some Republicans who in the past have voted to renew or expand those powers.Anger over the errors cited in this week’s Justice Department’s inspector general’s…

Another opioid crisis is raging through the developing world

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KAPURTHALA, India (AP) — Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists. These pills, the world has been told, are safer than the OxyContins, the Vicodins, the fentanyls that have wreaked so much devastation. But now they are the root…

Anti-Semitism order raises tough issue of defining prejudice

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s order to expand the scope of potential anti-Semitism complaints on college campuses is raising the stakes of an already tense battle over how to define discrimination against Jews.The executive order Trump signed on Wednesday tells the Education Department, when vetting alleged Civil Rights Act violations that can lead…
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