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Barbie makes doll of hijab-wearing Olympian

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad holds the Barbie doll modeled after her.  The doll is a part of Mattel’s Barbie “Shero” line honoring women who break boundaries.  (Photo: Mattel Inc.) associated press NEW YORK –The maker of Barbie has announced it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in…

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After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears to be over

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, centre, arrives for a solidarity rally in Harare. Armored personnel carriers were seen Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017, outside the capital a day after the army commander Chiwenga threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions over the president’s firing of his deputy.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)   By Farai Musaka…

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Red Cross: $6 million for Ebola fight stolen through fraud

November 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Freetown, Sierra Leone  (AP Photo/Aurelie Marrier d’Unienville) By Clarence Roy-Macaulay and Krista Larson associated press FREETOWN, Sierra Leone  — Fraud by Red Cross workers and others wasted at least $6 million meant to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the organization confirmed Saturday. The revelations follow an internal investigation of how…

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Soprano Lindsay Roberts gives a ‘bravura’ performance at the Opera North concert

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Lindsay Roberts entertains the audience with a flawless performance. On Saturday, October 21, 2017, songstress Lindsay Roberts beautifully performed “Let Her Spirit Sing,” as she interpreted the theme of the Opera North concert held at Christ Church and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church located at Tulpehocken and McCallum Streets in Germantown. Opera North, Inc….

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World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

October 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Robert Mugabe   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)   Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — The head of the World Health Organization revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” on Sunday after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Zimbabwe’s government said it respected the turnabout and that the U.N. health agency…

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TRANSCRIPT & VIDEO: Widow of fallen soldier La David Johnson speaks out

October 23, 2017

<a In a wide-ranging interview, Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, spoke out on “Good Morning America” about her husband’s death during a mission in Niger and the controversy that has surrounded it. She told ABC News’ chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, that she was upset about remarks President Trump made during a…

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Black novelist Jesmyn Ward ‘overjoyed’ by MacArthur win

October 20, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  African-American author Jesmyn Ward, poses for a photo in Pass Christian, Miss. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, that Ward was one of 24 fellows to receive a “genius grant” from the Chicago-based foundation. (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation via AP)   By Janet…

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Rwanda opposition figure Rwigara faces insurrection charges

October 6, 2017

Diane Shima Rwigara, 35, is photographed next to a portrait of her father, business tycoon Assinapol Rwigara, at her home in Kigali, Rwanda. The brother of the former presidential hopeful in Rwanda said Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, that Diane Rwigara and four other family members are in police custody. (AP Photo, File) By Ignatius Ssuuna…

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