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‘Insult to the Country’: Hong Kong Targets Art Deemed Critical of China

‘Insult to the Country’: Hong Kong Targets Art Deemed Critical of China

‘Insult to the Country’: Hong Kong Targets Art Deemed Critical of China ‘Insult to the Country’: Hong Kong Targets Art Deemed Critical of China HONG KONG — With its multibillion-dollar price tag and big-name artists, M+, the museum rising on Victoria Harbor, was meant to embody Hong Kong’s ambitions of becoming a global cultural hub. It was to be the …

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Bucking the Pandemic, Austin Is ‘the Hottest Market in the Country’

Bucking the Pandemic, Austin Is ‘the Hottest Market in the Country’

Bucking the Pandemic, Austin Is ‘the Hottest Market in the Country’ Bucking the Pandemic, Austin Is ‘the Hottest Market in the Country’ AUSTIN, Texas — In March 2020, the outlook in Austin was bleak after the pandemic forced business closures, lockdown orders and the cancellation of South by Southwest, the annual festival that brings in millions of dollars for the …

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Book Review: ‘Infinite Country,’ by Patricia Engel

Book Review: ‘Infinite Country,’ by Patricia Engel

Book Review: ‘Infinite Country,’ by Patricia Engel Book Review: ‘Infinite Country,’ by Patricia Engel INFINITE COUNTRY By Patricia Engel To someone who grew up reading the giants of the Latin American Boom generation in translation — Vargas Llosa, García Márquez — it was surprising that Patricia Engel’s third novel, “Infinite Country,” was not translated from the Spanish: The book sounds …

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Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms

Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms

Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms RAWLINS, Wyo. — The coal layered underground helped bring settlers to this scrubby, wind-whipped part of southern Wyoming, where generations found a steady paycheck in the mines and took pride in powering the nation. But now, it is energy from the region’s other abundant …

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This Drug Gets You High, and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country

This Drug Gets You High, and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country

This Drug Gets You High, and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country This Drug Gets You High, and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country Texas has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana laws in the country, with sales allowed only by prescription for a handful of conditions. That hasn’t stopped Lukas Gilkey, chief executive of Hometown Hero CBD, based …

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Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed elections UAE Violence civilians country Somalia

Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed elections UAE Violence civilians country Somalia

Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed elections UAE Violence civilians country Somalia Tensions rise between Somalia and UAE over delayed elections UAE Violence civilians country Somalia Two days after violence related to Somalia’s delayed elections, the country s foreign ministry has accused “external forces” for contributing to the problems At least five soldiers were killed and more than …

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The Taliban Close In on Afghanistan, Pushing the Country to the Brink

The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink

The Taliban Close In on Afghanistan, Pushing the Country to the Brink The Taliban Close In on Afghanistan, Pushing the Country to the Brink Though Taliban tactics vary from region to region, the outcomes are usually the same: increased taxation on highways, plummeting morale among the Afghan security forces with dwindling U.S. support and growing fear among those living in …

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The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink

The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink

The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink The Taliban Close In on Afghan Cities, Pushing the Country to the Brink Though Taliban tactics vary from region to region, the outcomes are usually the same: increased taxation on highways, plummeting morale among the Afghan security forces with dwindling U.S. support and growing fear among those …

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In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’

In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’

In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’ In Sudan Border Town, Desperate Ethiopians Find ‘Second Mother Country’ HAMDAYET, Sudan — The refugees were hungry and exhausted, their shoes dusty and worn from trudging for four days through the bush and forest of northwestern Ethiopia, hiding from soldiers, as they escaped the conflict in the country’s Tigray region. …

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Paul Greengrass: ‘What are we gonna do in our country? It’s split down the middle’

Paul Greengrass: ‘What are we gonna do in our country? It’s split down the middle’

Paul Greengrass: ‘What are we gonna do in our country? It’s split down the middle’ Paul Greengrass: ‘What are we gonna do in our country? It’s split down the middle’ I think I was in a period of change,” says Paul Greengrass, reflecting on what led to his new post-civil war western News of the World. Between 2004 and 2017, …

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