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  • How to Involve the Kids in Passover

    How to Involve the Kids in Passover
    The Jewish holiday of Passover begins next Monday evening with the Seder, a ritual feast.  Friends and family gather together to retell the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.
  • At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard

    At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard
    BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags — tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint,...

    Alexandra Petri: Cliven Bundy's awful views should not be news

    To paraphrase Sean Hannity, we're getting awfully far away from the tortoise. You know that it is a slow week for news when the big story is that a man who thinks he should be allowed to let his cattle graze harmoniously for free on protected federal...

    Cliven Bundy's 'better off as slaves' remark about blacks draws fire

    LAS VEGAS -- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s battle against the federal government over land rights took an unexpected detour after a newspaper quoted the 67-year-old grandfather suggesting African Americans were "better off as slaves" because slavery...

    Mauritania president to stand for reelection at June 21 poll

    NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz handed in his papers on Thursday to stand for reelection in a vote on June 21 he is a strong favorite to win. The constitutional court said in a statement he was the first candidate to...