To Celebrate Diwali Is to Celebrate the Light

November 14, 2020 

Diwali is a celebration of light. It reminds me that we can help one another get through the darkest times. And it comes at an especially grim time in our country.

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November 26, 2020
Man dragged cop with car over suspended license, marijuana: prosecutor

A suspect accused of seriously wounding a Chicago cop during a traffic stop claims he panicked after smoking marijuana while driving with a suspended license, prosecutors said. Aaron Okelola, 25, is facing felony charges of attempted murder of a police officer and misdemeanor fleeing and eluding in the late Monday incident in the city’s Princeton […]

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November 26, 2020
A Poem of Gratitude From Nebraska

When Asked What I Am Thankful For I am thankful for friends, for the palette of Nebraska sunsets, for my family, still alive, thank God, thank the Med Center (UNMC) who’s held back this flood (so far) despite my elected representatives’ best negligence, thankful for my Hawaiian-print face mask, for this red sofa I commute […]

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November 26, 2020
Mastermind behind revenge porn ring sentenced to 40 years in prison

The mastermind behind one of South Korea’s biggest online sex abuse rings has been sentenced to 40 years behind bars, reports said Thursday. Cho Ju-bin, 25, was found guilty of running a revenge porn ring where at least 74 people, including 16 underage girls, were blackmailed into sharing sexual videos that were then posted in […]

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November 26, 2020
Words of Gratitude From Maine

Gale-force winds along the coast in the morning, gusting up to 60 miles per hour. A Norway maple comes down in our backyard, falling on both cars, taking down the power line, and ripping the cable and electrical meter right off the side of the house. We call the power company. There are power outages […]

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November 26, 2020
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade watchers gripe about acts, lip-syncing and Rockettes

A slew of spectators watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from home didn’t seem to have much to be grateful for this year. Keyboard critics roasted the NBC broadcast, including various acts, lip-syncing performers and everything from the Rockettes not doing their legendary kicks to some unusual balloons. “The broadcast is absolute garbage. I guess […]

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November 26, 2020
‘Loser’: How a Lifelong Fear Bookended Trump’s Presidency

In the now-distant Republican presidential primaries of 2016, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas handily won the Iowa caucuses. This was determined by a method that has lately come under attack but at the time was considered standard: elementary math. One of the losers in Iowa, the developer and television personality Donald J. Trump, soon accused […]

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