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High-stakes race for tax breaks that could help low-income communities

Maurice Jones is president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, a national social enterprise that invests in creating inclusive communities across America. Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, a private, national foundation dedicated to expanding opport


The world's best coffee shops for design lovers

Suggested searchesResidential architectureModernismTechnologyPhotographyFurniture designTransportInterior designExhibitionsGraphic designBoutique hotelsJewellerySalone del Mobile The Hirshhorn Museum's new Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato space in Washington DC, USA. Photography: Cathy Carver Caffeine crave


Azerbaijan-based Farouk Miya to miss Cranes' friendly ties

Uganda's attacking midfielder Farouk Miya will miss the Cranes' upcoming international friendlies to be played in Kampala this month. Although Miya had been invited by the head coach Sebastien Desabre, the Azerbaijan-based player, together with Edrisa Lubega opted out of the matches as the duo are f


Touring Cape Verde can be a casual, friendly adventure

A bearded fellow in flip-flops ambles into the bar. Is this the mountain guide the bartender has called for us? My sister and I exchange puzzled glances. Casually spreading a creased island map across a table, he speaks - in French. He's a multilingual guide, but English doesn't happen to be one of


Giveaway: Freemakers, Last Jedi, and LEGO, Oh My!

Interested in a slew of Star Wars goodies? Who am I kidding? Of course you are. This incredible giveaway is perfect for Easter morning, any other occasion you have coming up, or - really - for no reason whatsoever. Do you really NEED a reason to indulge in some Star Wars? However, the second season


From Jokes to Near Tears, Tillerson's Final Brush With Diplomacy

At a refueling stop in Cape Verde on his way home from an exhausting visit across Africa, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson walked through howling winds late Monday night toward the airport's V.I.P. terminal, where he pulled up a chair and started telling jokes to the reporters who had traveled wi


Tillerson's Firing Had Been Expected, but It Still Stunned Observers

Rex W. Tillerson served a rocky tenure for a president he publicly broke with on several issues.Credit Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson sent shock waves through the world on Tuesday, raising the prospects of what critics called a more hawkish an


Tillerson Blindsided, Fired by Trump as Top US Diplomat

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo came as a surprise to the top diplomat. "The secretary did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason, but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve," said Under Secretary


Rex Tillerson's parting words: Russia did it

Before his firing, Tillerson took a hard line toward Russia, something that President Donald Trump has yet to do Rex Tillerson's parting words as secretary of state were, perhaps appropriately, words that differed from President Donald Trump on a key issue - Russia. In a statement made in the Africa


This Icebreaking North Pole Cruise Will Also Serve Fine French Food

How's this for an icebreaker: In 2021, the first luxury cruise ship will reach the North Pole. Ponant, the French-owned cruise line is creating the trip of a lifetime, allowing passengers to crown 90 degrees North Lattitude on a Maserati for mariners. However, with their maiden voyage still three y


'Plus Codes' by Google are an open source, global alternative to street addresses

Google frequently touts that the "next billion users" will come from developing nations with different focusses and needs. To that end, the company has developed a number of optimized services, with the latest being a "simple and consistent addressing system that works across India and globally. Nin


Almost all sea turtles born in Florida are female, and this researcher thinks she knows why

STUART, Fla. - South Florida beaches are no longer "Where the Boys Are." At least for sea turtles. For more than a dozen years, the vast majority of sea turtles born on Florida beaches have been female, says Jeanette Wyneken, a biological sciences professor at Florida Atlantic University. Not a si


These are the countries where spanking is illegal

Story highlights"Explaining why a behavior is wrong is the most common form of discipline used across countries," one expert saysHere's where spanking and other forms of corporal punishment in the home are illegal But in recent years, many have debated whether to practice physical discipline, such a


Tillerson: Alleged Russia Attack on British Soil 'Really Egregious Act'

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is backing up British Prime Minister Theresa May's assertion that Russia is behind the attack on a former Russian spy in England, saying it certainly "will trigger a response." "This is a really egregious act. It appears that it clearly came from Russia," Tiller


Poisoning of Russian Ex-Spy Is 'Almost Beyond Comprehension,' Tillerson Says

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson at the international airport in Ndjamena, Chad, on Monday.Credit Pool photo by Jonathan Ernst SANTA MARIA, Cape Verde - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Monday called the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain "an egregious act" and added, "It appears


The homeland left behind, captured in a poem

Photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh Press Poet Shauna Barbosa's first collection carries the same swing and spirit of its namesake, jazz pianist Horace Silver's 1966 album "The Cape Verdean Blues." Barbosa's poems are sharp and lyrical, her phrases rich with interjections of Cape Verdean Creo


Britain Blames Russia for Nerve Agent Attack on Former Spy

LONDON - Britain's prime minister said on Monday that it was "highly likely" that Moscow was to blame for the poisoning of a former Russian spy attacked with a nerve agent near his home in southern England, and she warned of possible reprisals. The remarks by Prime Minister Theresa May, delivered in


Sea Cloud Cruises: The Voyages for 2019

WHY IT RATES: Travel agents with clients considering a cruise should be offering the unique and majestic ships of theSea Cloud Cruises brand.-Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer. Silver Spirit Lengthening Underway Holland America Line Introduces Food and Beverage... Sea Cloud Cruises, the Hambu


Landon Donovan continues to struggle for playing time at Club Leon

Five talking points from Round 11 of games in the Liga MX 2018 Clausura:1. Donovan struggling for meaningful minutes at Leon Ahead of Club Leon's 2-0 loss to Club America on Saturday, Landon Donovan said that the match inside Estadio Azteca was one that grabbed his attention before he signed on to p


AIDS comedy starring James Roday of 'Psych' fame returns to Bay Area theaters

Nearly two years after making its world premiere at Frameline where it won the AT&T Audience Award, starting a run of nearly 80 film festivals and a dozen awards, "Pushing Dead" returns to Bay Area theaters with writer/director Tom E. Brown participating in Q&As at San Francisco's Roxie Theater, 7 p