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Bobby Jones Nature Park a fabulous resource I read a letter Jan. 12 lamenting the lack of nature in the Bobby Jones Nature Park, which opened recently (“Nature Park at Bobby Jones a ‘sick joke’”). I wanted to provide a counterbalance based upon my experience there.  I live nearby and have walked the trails a dozen times […]

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By Leela de Kretser and Alexander Smith DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told business and political leaders in Davos on Wednesday he could not think of a time in his career when there had been more global challenges, ranging from war in Gaza and Ukraine to tensions over Taiwan. Blinken […]

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GAZA/ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER/DOHA – Israel stepped up its assault on Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Wednesday, pushing tanks westwards and prompting accusations from Jordan that its field hospital in the city had been badly damaged by nearby shelling. The Jordanian army said it held Israel responsible for a “flagrant breach of international law” in what […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is pushing back against Republican criticism of the Democrats’ big coronavirus pandemic response package and making an election year pitch that the current state of the U.S. “vindicates” the steps taken in 2021 to “get our economy back on track.” With falling inflation, unemployment at 3.7% and the […]

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LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faces a test of his authority and his nerve on Wednesday as he tries to subdue a Conservative Party rebellion and win parliamentary approval for his stalled plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda. Lawmakers are due to vote on a bill that aims […]

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Wednesday urged political, economic and business leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos to look beyond profit and try to heal an “increasingly lacerated” world with moral and ethical decisions. In his message to the world’s movers and shakers meeting at the Swiss resort, Francis urged them […]

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Recent global shocks, including the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, have hit much of the world hard in the past few years, especially Europe. However, there could potentially be even bigger political and economic chaos on the horizon during the rest of the decade. In Europe, this view was outlined on Tuesday […]

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“The Balistrieri Tapes” was a twelve-part series originally published in the Milwaukee Sentinel beginning October 31, 1988. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is republishing select excerpts from the series. Frank Balistrieri died in 1993 and his son Joseph Balistrieri died in 2010. His son John Balistrieri was released from prison in 1989, after the publication of […]

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Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has ceased his campaign to be the Republican nominee for president, he said in a statement Tuesday. Hutchinson came in sixth place in the Iowa Republican caucuses held Monday night, with 0.2% of the vote. Hutchinson stood out on the campaign trail as one of the few GOP candidates to […]

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RAFAH, Gaza Strip — A shipment of medicine for dozens of hostages held by Hamas was en route to Gaza on Wednesday after France and Qatar mediated the first agreement between Israel and the militant group since a weeklong cease-fire in November. The medicines arrived in Egypt and were on the way to the border. […]

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BRUSSELS – The Belgian authorities seized a record 121 metric tonnes of cocaine at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges in 2023, a 10 per cent increase from 2022. The data released on Jan 17 by Belgium’s federal customs authorities and the Finance Ministry highlights the country’s outsize role in Europe’s illegal drugs market, in part due […]

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Rodney Shaffer, 58, of Vermont, Ill., was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography involving a minor under the age of 13, according to a release from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Shaffer’s residence in Vermont was searched by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police on Jan. 11, where they […]

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