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JFK Twitter Account Aims to Show President's Words 'Count'

Former President John F. Kennedy helped inspire a nation to land a man on the moon — but he never got the chance to tweet about it.   That's changing.   The JFK Library Foundation has launched a new project they're calling "Words Count" that takes quotes from the nation's 35th president and tweets them out using the (at)JohnFKennedy Twitter handle. The account features exact quotations said or written by Kennedy as president.   The goal is to use a 21st-century tool to pass the baton of… Read Full Article

Betsy DeVos Sued For Failing To Implement Automatic Student Loan Forgiveness

A new lawsuit claims tens of thousands of borrowers are still waiting for the Department of Education to erase their debt — about $250 million — as it was ordered to do last month.

Maná to Be Honored as Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

Mexican rock band Maná will be honored as the Latin Recording Academy's 2018 Person of the Year in a star-studded concert Wednesday, the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony.   Lead vocalist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex Gonzalez, guitarist Sergio Vallin and bass player Juan Calleros will be recognized during the event in Las Vegas for the band's achievements and contributions to the Latin community and support of environmental protection and human rights causes. A variety of Latin stars,… Read Full Article

Ocean Shock: Portugal Mourns Sardines' Escape to Cooler Waters 

This is part of "Ocean Shock," a Reuters series exploring climate change's impact on sea creatures and the people who depend on them.  A priest in a white robe swung an incense burner, leading the way for thousands of marchers as they crammed into a winding cobblestone alley decorated with candy-colored streamers in Lisbon's ancient Alfama neighborhood.  Behind the priest, six men carried a life-sized statue of St. Anthony, Lisbon's patron saint, born more than 800 years ago. The musky… Read Full Article

Suneung: The day silence falls over South Korea

More than half a million students take on an exam for which they have been preparing all their lives.

Federal Judge Considering Whether to Restore CNN Correspondent's White House Credentials

A federal judge says he will announce on Thursday afternoon whether the White House must, at least temporarily, allow CNN's Jim Acosta back on the premises of the presidential residence to do his job.  U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly told reporters he wanted to ponder the decision overnight and would issue a ruling on CNN's request for a temporary restraining order at 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT).  CNN lawyer Ted Boutrous told Kelly there were much more tailored ways for the White House to… Read Full Article

US Senate's Flake Takes a Stand on Protecting Mueller Probe

A lone Republican lawmaker on Wednesday vowed to block judicial nominations in the U.S. Senate until Republican leader Mitch McConnell agrees to hold a vote on a measure to protect a probe into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. Senator Jeff Flake made the threat after McConnell blocked Flake's measure from moving forward. The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act would make it harder for President Donald Trump to undermine the investigation into Russian meddling and… Read Full Article

Mexicans Disappointed With NFL Decision to Move Chiefs-Rams Game

The NFL's decision to move the regular-season game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams due to the poor condition of the turf at Azteca Stadium has left many Mexicans disappointed, angered and wondering how it will affect the relationship with the league for the future. After consulting with the players association and local officials, the NFL determined the conditions of the historic venue did not meet the standards for playability and moved the game back to the Los… Read Full Article

Who should own South Africa's land?

Plans to redistribute land from white farmers to landless black people are raising deep feelings. Here's why.

Are these people really a threat to Thai national security?

How Thai government critics risk being accused of "fake news" – and having the law turned against them.