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Readers sound off on NYCHA, Alex Jones and Michael Kay

Brooklyn: Re “Alex Jones’ locker” (editorial, Aug. 8): I don’t like Jones whatsoever, but I hate censors far more, and those who block free speech are the worst villains. Big Tech is acting more and more like Kim Jong Un and Hitler every day, and we should all be scared. ...

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Kat Graham was not thrifty because it was cool

“When I was young, I was really poor and my mom and I use to go vintage shopping and I’d see all of these cool kids like (deejay) Steve Aoki and (photographer) Cobrasnake at the vintage shops, but we were there because we couldn’t afford anything else,” she told a ...

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Plan to end rough sleeping in England by 2027

Image copyright Getty Images The government has vowed to end rough sleeping on England’s streets by 2027. It has promised £100m “to help people turn their lives around”, including support for mental health and addictions, and funding for housing. Homelessness has been on the rise for the past seven years, ...

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Opinion: This is the gift V.S. Naipaul gave me

On October 10, 1953, V.S. Naipaul sent a telegram home to his family in Trinidad. At that time, Naipaul was an indigent student at University College, Oxford; he had arrived in England on a scholarship and had begun writing brief pieces for the BBC’s Caribbean Voices program. Naipaul, who won ...

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Taliban attack on Afghan city of Ghazni rages for third day

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A soldier keeps watch on the Ghazni road A Taliban attack on Ghazni has continued for a third day – with intense fighting and conflicting claims over who controls the Afghan city. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, the Afghan army’s chief-of-staff, said the strategic city was not ...

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