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Flyers may soon have their books and magazines screened

TO THE many invasions of privacy that have become commonplace in air travel—the pat-downs, the hand swabs, the shoe removal, the endless rummaging through luggage by security agents—one more may soon need to be added: the examination of reading material. Last month, America’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) ran tests at airports in California and Missouri that required passengers to remove ...

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MEDIA BUZZ: Why Senate Republicans pulled the bill that nobody loves – McConnell delays vote on Senate's ObamaCare overhaul bill

Let’s face it: Nobody likes this health care bill. Not the Republicans, certainly not the Democrats, and according to polls, not much of the public. And that’s why the Senate GOP had to yank the bill yesterday. Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the votes. And given a choice between a delay and an outright defeat for President Trump, he kicked the ...

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Philadelphia Phillies beat Seattle Mariners to end three-game skid

SEATTLE — Aaron Nola couldn’t help himself. When he saw Philadelphia Phillies teammate Maikel Franco in the dugout after the seventh inning, the right-hander walked straight up and gave his third baseman a hug. “He said, ‘Nice play, sick play,'” Franco said. Franco made a diving stop on a hard one-hopper down the third base line by Seattle’s Jean Segura ...

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California girl, 12, escapes from kidnappers’ car after they 'told her they’d take her into the mountains and kill her'

The Whittier Police Department confirmed they are investigating the kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl who was able to escape her abductors Monday morning. According to police, at around 9:30am the girl was in front of her home near the 13400 block of Franklin Street in Whittier when she was approached by a man who grabbed her from behind and forced her into ...

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Taco Bell in Las Vegas hosts very first wedding at in-house chapel

In news that probably still doesn’t make sense to either of their grandmothers, Dan Ryckert and Bianca Monda officially became the first couple to marry at the Taco Bell Cantina on the Las Vegas Strip. The ceremony took place on Sunday at the location’s on-site wedding chapel, where Ryckert and Monda exchanged vows in front of friends, family, and a ...

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LA changing law to spite Trump

City officials in Los Angeles have been trying to legalize street vending for years — L.A. is one of the few major cities where the practice is still illegal — but their efforts are finally gaining ground with local lawmakers. The reason for this hasty change of heart? Lawmakers are trying to stick it to President Trump and his immigration ...

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El Al can no longer ask women to move seats on religious grounds

ONE of the more unsavoury airline practices has now been outlawed. In 2015 flight attendants on El Al, Israel’s national carrier, asked Renee Rabinowitz, an 81-year-old holocaust survivor, to move seats after she boarded her flight in New Jersey. An ultra-orthodox Jewish male passenger had objected to having to sit next to her. Haredim, it was explained, are forbidden from ...

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