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Eddy McGuire’s comments about Adam Goodes , the most frequent response I received from my Aboriginal friends was: "well, you’ve got to laugh". To an outsider, this might be interpreted as simply laughing the incident off – but there is something very serious about laughing in this context. It is a powerful antidote to the trauma, harm and hurt that comes with racism. ...
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Muraco Kyashna-Tocha started the Green Buddha marijuana dispensary in an unlabeled Seattle storefront in 2008. In 2009, she applied for a business license. In 2010, she began paying taxes and, in 2012, she passed a tax audit. She says, "And I expect to shut in April 2014" when the stores for the public are open for business. Cannabis is a new industry. Change is organic, not ...
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Lolo Jones' attempt at humor in a video that's gone viral received a chilly reception from some members of the bobsledding community.Like that, the U.S. hurdler who also recently picked up bobsled finds herself under scrutiny again.Jones posted a Vine video in which she pokes fun at a check she received for $741.84 as prize money from the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton ...
IT WAS supposed to be a super-funny video to encourage physical activity and combat stress. Instead, this British health system boss has landed himself in a mountain of ...
They said it
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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