Placido Domingo’s European cultural award delayed

Placido Domingo will not receive a European cultural award this weekend in Vienna as previously announced. It was the first chance in the opera legend’s European schedule since numerous accusations of sexual harassment in the United States were reported by The Associated Press. Officials at the European Cultural Forum based in Dresden, Germany, said Thursday that Domingo will instead receive the prize next year at a ceremony in Bonn. No reason for the change was…

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School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying

A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Now, she’s taking the school district to court. Aela Mansmann, a 15-year-old sophomore at Cape Elizabeth High School outside Portland, has been at odds with Cape Elizabeth Schools for a month after posting a note in a bathroom that said: “There’s a rapist in our school…

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Fashion show lets Down Syndrome models strut their stuff

One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat. A toddler had a little help with her modeling turn, holding on to an adult as she wore a peach outfit with a tutu. And another young woman wore a leopard coat over a T-Shirt with the message: “Go Love Yourself.” Though New York’s Fashion Week wrapped…

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Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc’s leaders celebrated their long-sought Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament. With the ink barely dry on the proposal and Johnson still happily backslapping EU leaders at a summit in Brussels, a chorus of British party leaders said they would vote against the deal.…

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White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

The US white house on Thursday acknowledged that military aid to Ukraine was upheld as US President Donald Trump pushed Ukraine’s new leader to investigate the Democratic National Committee in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a central question in the House impeachment inquiry. Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that Trump did nothing incorrectly in connecting the guide to Ukraine’s examination. He said the test would essentially be a piece of the Justice Department’s…

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