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Private Tokyo girls’ school in deep ferment

Many of the dozens of black professionals interviewed last week said they are still struggling to change the racist perceptions of blacks that shadow them … Read more … The

The Real Drama In Russia’s Election Comes After The Vote

Russia's election on Sunday is a mere formality, lacking any serious Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

China’s Xi Starts New Term, With Trusted Deputy to Deal With Trump

President Xi Jinping’s new vice president, Wang Qishan, is likely to have a powerful say in grappling with the United States over trade disputes. NYT > Asia Pacific

Democrats dissect Lamb's win with an eye to November's races

"I think most Republicans realize we're running into a very serious headwind — hurricane-force wind," Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., said of the improbable victory. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Putting the express in espresso

Three interesting figures we stumbled across online last week. Read more … The Japan Times: News & Business

Guns, Trump and steel: Next week's Pennsylvania special election a referendum on 2018's hot-button issues

The March 13 election has the potential to upend expectations about how safe even the reddest of Republican congressional districts will be in the 2018 midterms. Yahoo News – Latest

Department Of Justice To Sue California Over ‘Sanctuary’ Policies

The Trump administration will ramp up its fight against so-called “sanctuary” policies by filing a lawsuit on Tuesday against the state of California over its laws meant to protect undocumented

Yo-Yo Ma Performs Private Concert For Siblings Rescued From Squalid Home

Seven siblings who were rescued from a squalid Southern California home earlier this year received a special treat last week: a private performance by Yo-Yo Ma. The world-renowned cellist reportedly

Florida school removes teacher who hosted white supremacist podcast

Social studies teacher Dayanna Volitich is suspended from a Florida middle school after it was revealed that she reportedly secretly hosted a podcast embracing white supremacist ideas. Yahoo News –

Sculptor Kazuhiro Tsuji wins best makeup Oscar for transforming Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill

At last night’s Academy Awards, the Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling went to Kazuhiro Tsuji for his work on The Darkest Hour. It’s an honor that very easily could

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