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Blurring the line between news and opinion | Opinion

In today’s news industry, there are a variety of ways reporters and journalists convey a story to readers, listeners, and observers. Each is chosen based on the story being told. Some of these stories are clearly facts about what happened in an event and a reaction to the meeting or …

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Ramaphosa, Shabangu and Mthethwa should be among those prosecuted for the deaths of the miners of Marikana

By Kenneth Mokgatlhe Exactly nine years after the senseless massacre in Marikana, the families of the victims have not been compensated while the perpetrators got away with it. Cyril Ramaphosa, Susan Shabangu and Nathi Mthethwa should be among those charged and prosecuted for their role in the deaths of 34 …

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The battle against COVID-19 is an opportunity to prioritize peace

Last March, as much of the world went into lockdown, experts began to reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violent conflict. Many feared that this added stress would exacerbate the underlying causes of the violence, while some believed there might be opportunities for peace, especially if warring …

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US role in Afghan resettlement becomes next political battle in fallout from US withdrawal

Long before the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, the reception of refugees in the United States had become an unstable political issue for the Biden administration, complicated by the humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border and opposing pressures from conservative Republicans and progressive Democrats who demanded that Biden follow …

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Reviews | Persuade vaccine refractories

Ben silvermanPlayas de Rosarito, Mexico For the publisher: Re “What To Do With Our Covid Rage,” by Sarah Smarsh (guest op-ed essay, Sunday Review, August 8): At some point, this country will have to stop trying to save those who don’t want to be saved and start focusing on those …

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Death on Jefferson Boulevard shows how Dallas fails to calm traffic

Armando Leija Esparza was mowing a customer’s lawn in Winnetka Heights when a speeding driver hit him and killed him on July 19. Death shattered his family and sent shivers down the spine of many North Oak Cliff residents who were already alarmed by the speeding tickets along Jefferson Boulevard. …

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Opinion: The Big Gear Show hosts a successful invite-only event in Park City

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) – The Big Gear Show was a success. It’s that simple. Normally I would be tempted to use the phrase ‘modest achievement’, but that doesn’t reflect the general enthusiasm of exhibitors and retailers for what should be called a sort of outing party for the bicycle …

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Opinion: Threat of American Secession: Imagining a Calexit Scenario

It was gun violence that ultimately caused California to secede from the United States. A series of mass shootings culminated in a savage attack on a Sacramento-area school that killed 35 children and two cops. The shooters used high-capacity rifles, pistols and magazines – weapons that were illegal in California …

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Reports Confused Picture on Revolutionary COVID Infections

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which give the appearance of a crown surrounding the virion, when viewed under an electron microscope. Image courtesy of CDC …

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Moral cost of leaving Afghanistan

The rights violations that are likely to follow the day after the withdrawal will be attributed to the United States The majority of the remaining US troops in Afghanistan have recently been withdrawn, with the rest due to leave by the end of August 2021. This withdrawal marks the end …

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