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Steph Curry supports women’s game by hosting girls camps

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Just like Steph Curry, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater. For one afternoon, Golden State Warrior ensured that 200 girls in his camp had […] The post Steph Curry ...

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Australia senate appoints first Muslim woman amid race row

Pakistan-born Mehreen Faruqi's landmark appointment is marred by a national racism row.

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John Smyth, Christian Camp Leader Accused of Beatings, Dies at 77

He left Britain after an inquiry found he had brutally beaten young men at elite camps. But he was never prosecuted and went on to open similar camps ...

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Muslim Job Applicant Who Refused Handshake Wins Discrimination Case in Sweden

Farah Alhajeh placed her hand on her heart when greeting a prospective colleague, explaining that she avoided physical contact with men because of ...

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Australian Senator Calls for ‘Final Solution’ to Muslim Immigration

Leaders across Australia’s political spectrum condemned Senator Fraser Anning, who later said he had not meant to invoke Nazi language.

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Late Cloud Over Ellison Bid for Minnesota Attorney General

Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, sought his party's nomination ...

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‘No Such Thing’: China Denies U.N. Reports of Uighur Detention Camps

Confronted with accusations of mass internment in the Xinjiang region, Chinese officials refused to answer “questions which are not factual.”

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U.N. Panel Confronts China Over Reports That It Holds a Million Uighurs in Camps

Accounts from the Xinjiang region of western China point to Muslims there being treated as “enemies of the state” based on their ethnic and religious identity, a human rights expert said.

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Filmmaker Sheila Nortley: I'm a writer, a mother, I'm tall, I'm a Muslim

Filmmaker Sheila Nortley believes that loving yourself and being confident is key to success.

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China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

A million ethnic Uighurs may be being held in "re-education centres", a UN rights panel has heard. /
Muslim cleric: Grandson found buried at New Mexico compound

A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle ...

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Raging Holy Fire Dangerously Close to S. California Homes

California wildfires continued to rage Friday as the Holy Fire in southern California came within mere meters of residential areas and destroyed more than 7,000 hectares of national forest land. On Thursday night, California Governor Jerry Brown ... /
Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

At a remote New Mexico outpost, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and others who came to the area with him last year were by local authorities' accounts "extremist of the Muslim belief." The post Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical appeared first on theGrio.

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Trump Meets with Governors to Address Prison Reform, Recidivism   

President Donald Trump discussed prison reform with governors and state attorneys general at his New Jersey golf club Thursday, part of an effort to increase education, vocational training and other opportunities to make it less likely that inmates will commit new offenses.  The United States has the largest prison population and the highest ...

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In Uganda’s Refugee Camps, South Sudanese Children Seek the Families They’ve Lost

Since Sudan’s civil war started in 2013, 17,600 minors have crossed into Uganda without their parents.

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Experts: Americans Vulnerable to Malign Social Media Messaging

While U.S. lawmakers press Twitter and Facebook to better police their platforms against Russian social media trolls and ponder tougher sanctions ...

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Hazy Sacramento Deals With Smoky Smell From Distant Blaze

No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed ...

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US mid-term elections: Women break records for nominations

The potential first Native American and Muslim congresswomen are among over 190 female winners.

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Boris Johnson's burka jibe: Why do some Muslim women wear the veil?

The differences between a hijab, niqab and burka - and why some women wear them while others don't.

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Record Number of Women Seeking Seats in US Congress

A record number of women are running for the US Congress in November, a surge that follows a year marked by the #MeToo movement and defiance of President Donald Trump. After another round of primary voting in several states on Tuesday, 183 women will fight for a seat in the House of Representatives in November's midterm election. "It's ... /
Primaries Coverage: First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

The Latest on primaries in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington state and a congressional special election in Ohio. The post Primaries Coverage: ...

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Muslim Woman Could Make History in US Congress

Former state lawmaker Democrat Rashida Tlaib defeated five challengers in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District August 7 primary election, and is ...

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Rashida Tlaib Set to Become 1st Muslim Woman in US Congress

Ahlam Jbara lives in Chicago, Illinois — six hours away from Detroit, Michigan — which means she can’t vote in the state’s primary election.   But ...

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Ohio's Tight Special Election Race Tops Voting in Five States

A special election for a congressional seat in Ohio will be the most closely watched contest as voters cast ballots Tuesday in five states, the ...

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Syria’s Women Prisoners, Drawn by an Artist Who Was One

Azza Abo Rebieh got her guards to give her pencils and paper, then began sketching the faces and habits of fellow inmates in Syria’s notorious detention system.

Canadian police investigate beating of Muslim man as hate crime

Two brothers from Ontario who allegedly assaulted several people, including one man who reportedly remains in intensive care, are the subjects of a hate crime investigation, Canadian police said Wednesday.

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Detained Chinese Professor Moved to Unknown Location

Sun Wenguang, a retired professor from the Shandong province of northeastern China, who was apparently detained by Chinese authorities during a live-telephone interview with VOA last week, has been moved from a military-run hotel where he was held ...

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