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Biden’s border czar, Roberta Jacobson, is stepping down

Roberta Jacobson, President Biden’s top official for border issues who has been grappling with large increases of migrants attempting to cross into the U.S., will step down at month’s end after 100 days on the job, the White House announced Friday. Jacobson, a highly regarded former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and career diplomat, said in …

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South African artists struggle with Covid theatre closures

Dance group Likhwezi took part in a protest demanding more help for struggling performers South Africa’s once-thriving cultural scene is under threat because coronavirus restrictions have made it difficult to stage public events but some artists have found new ways to show off their creativity, as Mohammed Allie reports from Cape Town. News of the …

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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband, Dead At 99

Wpa Pool / Getty Images Prince Philip at the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank, October 2018 Prince Philip — the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, and a central figure in British public life for almost three-quarters of a century — has died, the royal family announced Friday. He …

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Florida Woman Who Coughed On Cancer Patient Gets 30 Days In Jail

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman whose image went viral when she coughed on a customer at a Pier 1 store last year in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. A judge in Jacksonville on Thursday also ordered Debra Hunter to pay a $500 fine, serve …

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In Rock the Kasbah, Bill Murray’s Richie Lanz Makes Music History

Music managers don’t get the same pop culture attention as the rock stars they handle, but Richie Lanz makes a pretty good argument that they should. He discovered Madonna. He inspired Steven van Zandt to wear a bandana. He got Jimi Hendrix to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock just by asking. The guy is …

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Northern Ireland riots: What’s behind the recent violence in Northern Ireland?

On March 29, police officers were targeted in a petrol bomb attack in a predominately unionist area of Tullymore, in Derry/Londonderry, after an attempt to break up a crowd of approximately 40 people. For five nights, similar scenes unfolded in the city. By Friday, April 2, the disorder spread to south Belfast, where a small …

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Democrats call on Biden to stop Saudi Arabia’s Yemen blockade

Saudi Arabia is continuing its six-year air and sea blockade of Yemen, starving millions of Yemenis and deepening the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Anger from Democrats and progressives in the US isn’t just directed at Riyadh, though. It’s also aimed at the Biden administration for failing to fully pressure Saudi Arabia to lift the restrictions. …

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Philip, in role with no job description, was queen’s bedrock

LONDON (AP) – When Prince Philip married the heir to the British throne, he knew he was stepping into virtually uncharted territory. There was no official role for the husband of a sovereign queen, no constitutional duty or legal responsibility. “There was no precedent,” he said when he turned 90. “If I asked somebody, ‘What …