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Morning Roundup: Is D.C. One Big Speed Trap?

The Va. gubernatorial candidates debate, football drama, and more in the news. [ more › ]

Crown Heights Bar Owner Plasters Over Controversial 'Bullet Hole' Wall

Becca Brennan, the owner of the controversial Crown Heights restaurant Summerhill, closed early Tuesday night to plaster over a pockmarked wall that mired the "boozy sandwich shop" in controversy in mid-July after she proudly described it as "bullet-hole ridden" in a press release. [ more › ]

16 Broward Dishes Worth The Drive From Miami

From poutine to all-you-can-eat gelato Miamians tend to overlook Broward County as a dining destination. Nevertheless, the more understated neighbor to the north has a wealth of unique foods that one would be hard-pressed to find in Miami. Show More Summary

Slavery does not define us: a conversation with Michael Twitty

What does it mean to be rooted? To be intentional about where the genesis of your work and things you’re passionate about are derived from? For Michael W. Twitty, a food historian and Afroculinarian in his own right, being rooted is a still, silent, strong and sure-knowing. It represents the beginning, his journey now and...

Are the two Mexican earthquakes connected – and are more on the way?

Two earthquakes have hit Mexico within two weeks, both occurring on the Cocos tectonic plate. But are they related, and could Mexico face more tremors? Mexico has been hit by its second deadly earthquake in less than two weeks. Are the...Show More Summary

China jabs back at Trump's barb over South China Sea

Beijing hit back Wednesday at US President Donald Trump's veiled criticism of its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea, countering that the United States was a greater threat to sovereignty. In his speech to the UN General...Show More Summary

Use drug addicts to help develop Siberia, says leftist Russian MP

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

A lawmaker from the leftist opposition party Fair Russia has proposed developing Siberian land by building rehab clinics where addicts could receive treatment through work, hunting and fishing amid the natural isolation from the outside world. Read Full Article at

Pinewood Forrest Will Be 'First Large-Scale' All-Geothermal U.S. Community

The 234-acre 'experiential development' will use geothermal energy for all single-family residences and townhomes. The post Pinewood Forrest Will Be 'First Large-Scale' All-Geothermal U.S. Community appeared first on What Now Atlant...

Trump's wall is big, beautiful and dumb — here's a better way to control the border

If the goal is to stop illegal immigration, I’ve got some advice for President Trump from here in California, which used to be part of Mexico and now has turned itself into a kind of sanctuary state. For starters, the promised “big, beautiful wall” along the southern border of the United States...

France may ban wolf whistling as part of measures to tackle sexual harassment

'It is a cultural struggle to bring down the tacit consensus of acceptance of violence'

Jeremy Ford's Stubborn Seed Opens in South Beach

Nearly six months after Jeremy Ford announced his departure from Matador Room, the Top Chef winner returns to Miami Beach this week with the opening his first restaurant, Stubborn Seed in South Beach.

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Editor's note: Due to Hurricane Irma, events are subject to cancellation or postponement. Please contact the venue to confirm. Thursday There's nothing a little pop music can't fix, even when a hurricane pummels your town, leaving plenty of people hungry and homeless. The A+E District knows this and is dedicating...

When will a judge decide whether Robert Durst should stand trial in his L.A. murder case?

New York real estate scion Robert Durst could learn as soon as Wednesday when a Los Angeles judge will hold a hearing to decide whether there is enough evidence for him to face trial for murder. Durst, who is charged with murdering his best friend in 2000, is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing...

US-backed fighters 'seize 80% of Raqqa from Islamic State'

Syrian Democratic Forces says it is entering final stages of campaign to capture the terror group’s de facto capital The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces has said its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State is in its final stages...Show More Summary

Suffering grips Yemen three years after rebel takeover

Three years after Iran-backed rebels swept into Sanaa, a semblance of normality has returned to the Yemeni capital. But across the war-wracked country a humanitarian disaster is unfolding. The only Arab capital controlled by an armed...Show More Summary

Campers in Israel warned after series of wolf attacks

Ten incidents involving wolf bites have been reported over summer in Judean desert Israeli authorities are warning families with young children to take extra care after a series of wolf attacks on campers in the Judean desert. Ten incidents...Show More Summary

San Francisco school area is fourth-worst in the nation for distracted driving

It doesn't matter whether you're texting, Google-mapping, Waze-ing or Periscoping-ing: if you use your phone while you're driving, your chances of a collision go up 20-fold. But 88% of us do it anyway.

West Africa’s Most Daring Designer - Maki Oh

Alexis Okeowo writing in the New Yorker:Is conservative Nigeria ready for Amaka Osakwe?More here

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