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In 1985, a few days before my 12th birthday, I left the Dominican Republic for New York City. The flight was only three and a half hours, but the distance I traveled that day was in many ways unmanageable. I did not speak English and had never even been close to a plane. The city … Read more

Rangolis art and ritual

“Four hundred million Hindu women perform some form of this kind of art or ritual once a year,” said Vijaya Nagarajan, author of a book on kolam and associate professor of religious studies at the University of San Francisco. Although I had always noticed in my own family that the ritual was performed only by … Read more

Scott Wolf says the first date with wife Kelley Limp hardly happened

Scott Wolf says first date with his wife Kelley Limp hardly happened | PEOPLE.com Go to content Top navigation Close this dialog window Explore PEOPLE.com Close this dialog window Share and more Close this dialog window See picture Scott Wolf reveals first date with his wife of 17 years Kelley Limp hardly happened this link … Read more

A major coastal flood event resembling a hurricane wave is underway in Charleston, South Carolina

The flooding will be exacerbated by a destructive combination of already higher than normal tides and an evolving storm system that sends tidal levels above 8 feet for Charleston and above 10.5 feet near Savannah, signaling a major flood phase along the coast. “It looks like an almost perfect combination of astronomical influences and meteorological … Read more

Shelly Glover’s quest to overthrow the result of the Manitoba PC leadership race is inches ahead

A Manitoba judge will decide in two weeks whether the court has jurisdiction to overthrow Heather Stefansson’s victory in the Progressive Conservative Party’s leadership race. Stefanson won the leadership on Saturday with 363 votes over Shelly Glover, who refused to concede defeat and launched a legal challenge to the outcome. Glover claims that the total … Read more

The disappearance of the native Jeremiah Rivers is being treated as suspicious Queensland

The disappearance of a man missing in Queensland’s remote southwest for nearly three weeks is being treated as suspicious. Queensland detectives have taken over the case of Jeremiah Rivers, who was last seen near Wippo Creek, about 20 miles south of Noccundra, on October 18. Acting Deputy Stephen Blanchfield says police have serious fears for … Read more