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What makes immigration deals so hard

Rabbis protesting on Capitol Hill. A president facing accusations of racism. And lawmakers from both parties risking a government shutdown amid calls from their base to refuse the other side’s demands. This is the state of the nation’s capital as Congress stares down a deadline to approve funding for government operations.  The issue at the heart of the chaos: immigration. Specifically, a deal that offers a reprieve for the 700,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the country as children and temporarily protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA,…

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Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ turns its focus to the ballot box

WASHINGTON — The pink “pussy hat” is in a museum collection, protesters have left the airports, and George Orwell’s “1984” has fallen back off the best-seller list. But the energy behind the anti-Donald Trump protests that exploded a year ago, which turned everything from T-shirts to yoga into a form of political “resistance,” has started to coalesce into a surprisingly sophisticated political force ahead of November’s midterm elections. “Last year we marched and we resisted and we organized, and now we’re going to bring that collective power to the polls,”…

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On this dating app for Muslims, women get to make the first move

A new mobile dating app is hoping to fill a void that many Muslims and millennials struggle with: melding Western social norms with cultural expectations found in their homelands. Created by Mariam Bahawdory, who is first-generation Afghan American, Eshq is a dating app geared toward Muslims and people from South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. “I wanted to create a platform where millennial Muslims could feel comfortable looking for, basically, someone they actually have something in common with,” Bahawdory, 30, said.  Mockups of Eshq, a dating app tailored…

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The Post: How historically accurate is Meryl Streep’s new movie? See the BACKLASH

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star as Kay Graham and Ben Bradlee in the film, directed by Steven Spielberg. After generating a lot of buzz and positive reviews, it finally hits UK cinemas today. It follows the paper’s journalists as they attempt to publish classified documents containing information about the involvement of the United States’ role in the Vietnam War. As with any “true story” films, minor details have been tweaked somewhat – and a big criticism of the film has been its treatment of the New York Times. The…

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Michael Douglas had ’50 slang words’ for his penis, accuser says

A woman accused Michael Douglas of sexually inappropriate behavior Friday, alleging the veteran actor repeatedly harassed her when she worked at his production company in the 1980s. Michael Douglas Richard Shotwell / AP file “I think he just thought he was so powerful he thought he could do anything,” writer Susan Braudy told “Today” in her first on-camera interview about the alleged incidents. “He would repeat things that he said to Jack Nicholson, who he loved to talk to on the phone about such things as the 50 slang words…

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The Post: Who were the REAL Kay Graham and Ben Bradlee? WATCH footage

The icons of American publishing have their stories told in Steven Spielberg’s latest, which finally hits cinemas today. It’s already generated a lot of awards season buzz, with Streep expected to garner an Oscar nod for her portrayal of Graham. The real Kay Graham – who died in 2001, aged 84 – led the Washington Post for two decades, and won the Pulitzer Prize for her memoir Personal History in 1998. Bradlee, meanwhile, passed away just a few years ago: he died in 2014 at the age of 93. Bradlee…

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The anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ turns a year old — and grows up

WASHINGTON — The pink “pussy hat” is in a museum collection, protesters have left the airports, and George Orwell’s “1984” has fallen back off the best-seller list. But the energy behind the anti-Donald Trump protests that exploded a year ago, which turned everything from T-shirts to yoga into a form of political “resistance,” has started to coalesce into a surprisingly sophisticated political force ahead of November’s midterm elections. “Last year we marched and we resisted and we organized, and now we’re going to bring that collective power to the polls,”…

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White supremacists committed most extremist killings in 2017: ADL

White supremacists and other far-right groups committed the majority of extremist-related murders in the United States last year, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League. White supremacists were “directly responsible” for 18 out of 34 U.S. extremist-related deaths in 2017, the ADL said. Islamic extremists, by comparison, were only responsible for nine deaths in America. Last year’s share of white supremacist killings represents a jump from 2016, when such groups accounted for nine homicides. In an op-ed in The Atlantic accompanying the report, ADL National Director and CEO…

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13 captive siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year

PERRIS, Calif. — The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year. They were allegedly beaten, choked and shackled to their beds with no access to a bathroom for months at a time for supposed offenses like “playing with water” when they washed their hands. Their parents would buy toys, the prosecutor said, but not let them play with them or even take…

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The Commuter Review: Highly entertaining nonsense

The Commuter marks his fourth film with Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra and it is pretty much business as usual as another flawed, world-weary man is obliged to keep calm and carry on under the most extraordinary circumstances.  Neeson’s Michael MacCauley plays a former detective now sleepwalking through life as an insurance salesman in New York. When he is laid off he heads home on his regular commuter train where the mysterious Joanna (Vera Farmiga, pictured left with Neeson) makes him an offer he cannot refuse. In return for $100,000 all…

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