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Shabbat dinners amid the pandemic: An ancient Jewish tradition goes virtual

For decades, Teme Ring was cut off from her Jewish faith. The former lawyer was forced to give up her career in 2000, after an onslaught of autoimmune diseases and dysautonomia, conditions that also made her too weak to step into a synagogue for in-person services. “I’m in my own personal diaspora,” she said. In…MORE

Dolly Parton makes her feelings known on Black Lives Matter

Country singer Dolly Parton is making it clear that she supports the Black Lives Matter movement. In a wide ranging interview with Billboard magazine, the singer addressed various topics, including the protests against racism and police brutality that have swept the United States following the death of George Floyd. While she has not attended the…MORE

Justice Department accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants

Justice Department accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants

The Justice Department accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants in its undergraduate admissions process. “Yale rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race,” disfavoring applicants from those races compared to African American applicants with similar academic credentials, the Justice Department alleged in a statement…MORE

The President’s quest for ‘perfect’ hair starts with the shower

The President’s quest for ‘perfect’ hair starts with the shower

Last week, the President of the United States again lamented one of his most commonly referenced beefs. No, it wasn’t about the coronavirus, nor millions of out of work Americans, not even Joe Biden. “You turn on the shower — if you’re like me, you can’t wash your beautiful hair properly,” said President Donald Trump…MORE

Postal Service removes some mail-sorting machines, sparking concerns ahead of election

Postal Service removes some mail-sorting machines, sparking concerns ahead of election

The US Postal Service plans to remove hundreds of high-volume mail-processing machines from facilities across the country, leading some postal workers to fear they may have less capacity to process mail during election season. Documents obtained by CNN indicate 671 machines used to organize letters or other pieces of mail are slated for “reduction” in…MORE

Fact check: Trump promotes another birther lie, this time about Kamala Harris

President Donald Trump spent years pushing lies about the birthplace and presidential eligibility of President Barack Obama, the first Black president. On Thursday, he started floating a new birther lie about Sen. Kamala Harris, who, if elected, would be the first Black and Asian American vice president. Trump’s incendiary nonsense about Harris was part of…MORE