In Iceland, tee-off from the shores

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In Iceland, tee-off from the shores

Written by Staff Writer Last month, a record-breaking 71 players took part in a five-day contest to tee off on Iceland’s largest island. Today, the contestants still cannot quit. After a week of the…

Richard Gere summoned by Italian court over migrant boat

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Richard Gere summoned by Italian court over migrant boat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gere was asked to give evidence by defence lawyers US actor Richard Gere has been summoned to Italy’s central criminal court in Palermo to testify against a prominent…

Why are we celebrating Mexican-American history right now?

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Why are we celebrating Mexican-American history right now?

By the mid-1950s, the soaring life chances of Mexican Americans, by some accounts surpassing their African American counterparts, had already created a new “Asian/Latin” bloc in the City of Angels. But no one cared…

Viral hoaxes are causing real harm

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Viral hoaxes are causing real harm

After a misinformed fake news report spread throughout an online community of 1,500 men, women and children, protecting a national heritage area in northern Montana was more urgent than ever. Worthiness of the Laramie…