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Sasha Obama turns 16

Guess who’s 16 and looking all grown up?

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Effects of Israeli-Arab 1967 Six-Day War still felt 50 years later

Ron Kronish was an American college student when Israel defeated the Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian armies during the 1967 Six-Day War.

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Federal court blocks Trump’s travel ban

The fate of President Trump’s order to ban travelers from six predominantly Muslim nations, blocked by federal courts, soon may be in the hands of the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court, where the president’s appointee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, could help settle the matter.

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Jordan Peele’s film success continues

Jordan Peele, the comedian turned filmmaker who wrote, produced and directed the blockbuster film, “Get Out,” is following up with a provocative original thriller set for release in March 2019.

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Trump’s views on Islam ‘continue to evolve’

President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia this week has begun to soften his attitudes about Islam, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday after a two-day summit in which the president was treated to extraordinary Arab hospitality. “I think the president’s views — like, we hope, the American people’s views — are going to continue to evolve,” Mr. Tillerson said on the flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv.

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Callista Gingrich to be nominated as ambassador to the Vatican

Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is expected to be nominated by President Trump as the next ambassador to the Vatican.

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‘Cause other people to want to learn,’ Hampton U grads told

Love learning, help others and do your best.

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Charlottesville roils with protests over Confederate statue

Protests reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan rallies are rattling Charlottesville over the city’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park in downtown.

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U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeal of N.C. laws targeting African-American voters

In a victory for African-American and other nonwhite voters in North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to lift the racist label that a federal appeals court in Richmond pinned on the state.

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Federal appeals court hears arguments in Richmond on Trump’s Muslim ban

The challenge to President Trump’s revised travel ban moved to Richmond on Monday, where nearly 200 protesters opposed to the U.S. ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations held signs, chanted and listened to an array of religious leaders outside the federal courthouse in Downtown as legal arguments started inside.

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