Need to know: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
They had marched into the Capitol building to persuade lawmakers to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.
It took place in Aceh, the only province in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes Shariah law and where people can be flogged for gambling, drinking alcohol or having relations outside of marriage.
Every year, on the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year — this year it was Feb. 20 — the Mah Meri observe a day of thanksgiving to the spirits of the sea, one of the last native groups to do so.
The late Billy Graham met with 13 American presidents, from Harry Truman to Donald Trump. Interviews, correspondence and other writings give a glimpse into the evangelist’s relationship with each successive occupant of the Oval Office.
He helped fuel interest in Zen Buddhism in the 1960s and ’70s, but years later it was found that he had also been having sex with a number of women students, revelations which raised ethical questions that roiled Western Buddhism. (Subscription may be required)
Not only have technologists like Steve Jobs and Ray Kurzweil rejected the straight materialism of science, they tilted into some real Age-of-Jesus-Aquarius-Superstar stuff. (Subscription may be required)
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The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in the U.S. last year, the highest tally that the Jewish civil rights group has counted in more than two decades.
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