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This day in History

Today in HistoryToday is Thursday, Sept. 3, the 247th day of 2020. There are 119 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 3, 2005, President George W. Bush ordered more than 7,000 active duty forces to the Gulf Coast as his administration intensified efforts to rescue Katrina survivors and send aid to the…

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Lebanese occupy diminutive hope blast probe will end result if truth be told

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s judicial investigation of the Beirut port explosion started with political wrangling over the naming of a lead investigator, military threats to jail leakers and doubts over whether a panel appointed along sectarian lines could be fully impartial.So for many Lebanese, their greatest hope for credible answers about the blast that wrecked much…

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Overview: Song creator Sylvie Simmons’ 2nd album additionally a allure

Respected music journalist Sylvie Simmons’ second album, “Blue On Blue,” is an intimate collection of sweet songs about romance, regret, experience and hopeBy PABLO GORONDI Associated PressAugust 13, 2020, 8:14 PM• 2 min readSylvie Simmons, “Blue On Blue” (Compass Records)Respected music journalist Sylvie Simmons’ second album, “Blue On Blue,” is an intimate collection of sweet…

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Lebanese certain blast rubble from roads around cratered port

BEIRUT — Residents of Beirut vented their fury at Lebanon’s leaders Thursday during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, blaming them for the deadly explosion that ravaged the capital. Shouting “Revolution!” they crowded around the visiting leader who promised to press the politicians for reform.A military judge leading the investigation into Tuesday’s blast said…