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Israel, United Arab Emirates to establish full diplomatic ties in US-brokered deal

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, MATTHEW LEE and JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians. The historic deal delivered a key foreign policy victory to President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election and reflected a changing Middle East in which shared concerns about archenemy Iran have largely overtaken traditional Arab support for the Palestinians. President Donald Trump, accompanied by From left, U.S. special envoy for Iran Brian Hook, Avraham Berkowitz, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman,...

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25+ Clever Projects for Back to Work/School

Here are some cute and easy back-to-school/work sewing projects with free patterns and tutorials to get you organized and ready for a new school year. Corral those school supplies with pencil cases, pouches and containers made simple with a printable pdf. Maybe you are just returning to work and need to organize your space, need a cute mask to go with your favorite top, or maybe you want to surprise a deserving teacher with a hand made gift. Keep reading to find the inspiration you need for fall. Everyone likes to start a new school year on the right foot. Organizing your supplies is a great first step. This 3-Ring Pencil Pouch is so handy to keep inside a binder....

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How a recent surge in concern about child sex trafficking has links to online conspiracy community QAnon

Photo Illustration by Alex Cochran What is QAnon and why does it matter? SALT LAKE CITY — Advocacy against child sex trafficking has surged in recent weeks with concerned individuals posting hashtags like #savethechildren, sharing images of young girls with their hands tied up captioned, “The real pandemic is child sex trafficking,” and even marching while chanting “Child Lives Matter.” Child exploitation is a widespread problem that has gotten worse during the pandemic, according to Marci Hamilton, founder and legal director of CHILD USA, a nonprofit based in Philadelphia that is committed to ending child abuse and neglect. She said her organization has “never been busier.” But an online conspiracy theory community called QAnon may be one of the main...

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Back to School Reading List for Grown-Ups

Back to school is a term that's relative this year, we realize. New Mexico's public school students aren't returning to the classroom, but instead are embarking on at least nine weeks of remote learning thanks to public health orders. The pandemic version of homeschooling continues to evolve as teachers and parents figure out what works—and what doesn't.If your own days in the classroom are far gone, sometimes it helps to have a few reading goals laid out by someone else. So, whether your students are long gone or still crouched around the kitchen table, or you're looking for some distraction and learning, we hope our reading list for grownups provides some ideas—and maybe even sends you down a rabbit hole.You...

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Writing for SEO: How to Write Blogs That Rank on Page 1 of Google

If you've ever written a blog post before, you know how much time they can take. From topic selection, to gathering research, to writing the post and pressing "Publish," the process often demands hours. That's why, if your post doesn't earn the traffic you expected, it can be a major letdown. All that work that goes into a post for less-than-stellar engagement is, no doubt, one of the most frustrating experiences. Fortunately, there's a way to combat low traffic and bring eyes to your writing: search engine optimization. SEO is a language that speaks specifically to search engines like Google to tell it your post deserves to be at the top of search engine results pages (SERPs). As marketers, we're...

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