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The ungrateful refugee: We have no debt to repay

Dina Nayeri was just a child when she fled Iran as an asylum seeker. But as she settled into life in the US and then Europe, she became suspicious of the idea that refugees should shed their old identities and be eternally thankful A few weeks ago I dusted off my expired Iranian passport photo, an unsmiling eight-year-old version of ...

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US to ban soaps and other products containing microbeads

New act would phase out the tiny pieces of plastic found in soap, toothpaste and body washes, which pollute waters and spread throughout the food chain The US is set to ban personal care products that contain microbeads after the House of Representatives approved a bill that would phase out the environmentally-harmful items. The bill, which had been found that ...

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Leonard Cohen, legendary singer-songwriter, dies aged 82

We have lost one of musics most revered and prolific visionaries, says announcement of the Canadian singers death on his Facebook page Leonard Cohen, the legendary singer-songwriter whose work inspired generations, has died at the age of 82. According to the Leonard Cohen forum, often well informed on the singer, he died on Monday 7 November and has already been ...

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The ungrateful refugee: We have no debt to repay

Dina Nayeri was just a child when she fled Iran as an asylum seeker. But as she settled into life in the US and then Europe, she became suspicious of the idea that refugees should shed their old identities and be eternally thankful A few weeks ago I dusted off my expired Iranian passport photo, an unsmiling eight-year-old version of ...

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How Tracey Norman, Americas first black trans model, returned to the limelight

She hid the truth of her gender as a 1970s cover star. Then Tracey Norman was outed and the fashion worlds doors slammed shut. Now the brand that launched her has offered her another chance of fame No bottle of hair dye could possibly hold as much history as Clairol nice n easy, No 512, a shade of dark auburn ...

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The state of cyber security: were all screwed

Sophisticated cybercrime, privacy fears and ongoing confusion about security have soured the internet for many, and doing something about it wont be easy When cybersecurity professionals converged in Las Vegas last week to expose vulnerabilities and swap hacking techniques at Black Hat and Defcon, a consistent theme emerged: the internet is broken, and if we dont do something soon, we ...

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Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson files suit against Baton Rouge

Suit accuses police of using a militarized and aggressive manner in arresting Mckesson and 200 others during protests following Alton Sterlings death Activist DeRay Mckesson, a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, is suing the city of Baton Rouge following his arrest last month during a demonstration against police violence in the city. to call on each side in ...

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Meet Donald Trump’s biggest donor (he also loves to build walls)

Property developer Geoffrey Palmer has made his fortune building luxury fortresses in LA microcosms of Trumps vision for a sealed, affluent America Even on balmy days in downtown Bloomberg, which first reported the donation. Why now, and why to Architectural Digest profile of his Beverly Hills estate, a $16m pile which boasts Louis XIV Boulle commodes, was Affinity for opulence. ...

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Baton Rouge gunman ambushed officers with ‘chilling, sheer brutality’

Official have drawn a detailed picture of the Sunday morning attack, and confirmed the gunman was a black separatist who urged fighting back The man who killed three police officers in Baton Rouge was tactical in his movements and shots and avoided civilians while targeting officers with chilling, sheer brutality, authorities said Monday afternoon. He was in shape, Louisiana state ...

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Donald Trump: the making of a narcissist

Who is the private man behind the bombastic, egoistical public persona? Exactly the same, say those who know him. His rise from real estate to reality TV to presidential candidate is testament to the power of positive thinking Randal Pinkett strode into the salmon-coloured marble atrium of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, stepped into a lift that glided up to ...

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