Parallel play isn’t just for kids

“Want to read quietly next to each other in Riverside Park?” I texted a friend on a Sunday afternoon in July. I was exhausted from being out too late the night before and filled with the terror that hangs on those last weekend hours – but I didn’t want to …

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Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Hassanzadeh Amoli has died

The eminent Iranian cleric Ayatollah Hassan Hasanzadeh Amoli, philosopher, jurist, mystic and seminary professor, has died at the age of 93. Relatives of the clergyman said he died on Friday hours after being hospitalized with lung complications. Ayatollah Hasanzadeh Amoli has numerous publications in the fields of philosophy, mysticism, mathematics …

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Black farmers expect billions in promised debt relief

There was a time when black farms thrived. Just two generations out of slavery, by 1910, black farmers had amassed over 16 million acres of land and made up about 14% of farmers. The fruits of their labors have nourished much of America. Now they have less than 4.7 million …

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