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A hockey great shares perspective with tennis legends

David Shribman MONTREAL — Listen carefully at the most storied corner in Canada, right here where Atwater Avenue meets Saint-Catherine Street. Every hockey fan knows the intersection once was the site of the old Montreal Forum, the Wimbledon of the winter sport, 31 times the site of the Stanley Cup Final, the place where for…

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Why Pope Francis chose to highlight religious freedom during Kazakhstan visit

J. Eugene Clay, Arizona State University Pope Francis spent three days in Kazakhstan, starting Sept. 13, 2022, to attend the Seventh Congress of World and Traditional Religions. The pope met with religious leaders, called for increased religious freedom and condemned religious justifications for war and violence. The pope’s appeal for peace in the former Soviet…

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Freakout over Martha’s Vineyard flight ignores the real problem

Byron York Much of the nation’s political and commentary class had a near-nervous breakdown when 48 Venezuelans who had crossed illegally into the United States arrived at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, not far from the summer homes of some of the country’s wealthiest and best-connected people. When they realized what had happened, many Democrats and…

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On border chaos, Republicans are even more to blame

Froma Harrop Let’s have a conversation about immigration. An honest one. In sending migrants to liberal states, the Republican governors of Florida, Texas and Arizona engaged in what even The Wall Street Journal slammed as “political stunts” that turn human beings into “political props.”  Its purpose was to blame Democrats for the current chaos at…

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Blood clot risk remains elevated nearly a year after COVID-19

Michael Merschel American Heart Association News People who got COVID-19 had a higher risk of dangerous blood clots for close to a year later, according to a large new study on the aftereffects of a SARS-CoV-2 infection during the period before vaccines became available. As seen in previous studies, COVID-19 was linked to a sharply…

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Senate Republicans run and hide on abortion

Rich Lowry There was a time when Senate Republicans were squarely behind a federal ban on late-term abortion. And it wasn’t long ago. When South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham proposed such a limit early last year, nearly every Republican supported it and provided stirring statements in favor. Now, Graham is advancing a slightly more restrictive…

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Democrats we might not mind losing

Susan Estrich Hopes are high that Democrats will keep the House after the midterms. And if we could know in advance that the Democratic Party would retain a decisive majority, the prospect of losing certain members would not break many hearts.     It is hard to count all the politically dumb positions Keith Ellison has held.…

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Self-care is not self-indulgent, and you can start now with these tips

Laura Williamson American Heart Association News “Slow down, you move too fast,” Simon and Garfunkel once cautioned. Today, that musical advice could be the anthem for self-care – the act of making our own health and well-being a priority. While it could include kickin’ down the cobblestones, as suggested in the duo’s “59th Street Bridge…

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