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Mayors spar with Trump over sanctuary city policies

by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/25/18, 11:39 am

Mayors of several so-called sanctuary cities boycotted a planned meeting at the White House on Wednesday after the U.S. Department of Justice warned it would revoke federal funding if they refused to turn over documentation on immigrants detained in criminal investigations. President Donald Trump blasted the boycotters, accusing them of putting the needs of “criminal illegal immigrants over law-abiding Americans.” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, president of the U.S.

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Seattle mayor to resign amid sex abuse scandal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/13/17, 11:25 am

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced he plans to resign after a fifth person accused him of sexual abuse. Allegations surfaced over the past five months that Murray had molested boys in the past. On Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported Murray allegedly abused his cousin’s 13-year-old son in 1975 while living with the family. Other accusers include Murray’s former foster son and a man who claims Murray paid him for sex when the man was a teen. Murray, who is gay, has not faced criminal charges.

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Canyons of steel

Faith & Inspiration | There’s something special about a metropolis like New York City
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/31/17, 12:26 pm

Maybe only in heaven will we know what music was. “What was that back there?” we’ll say. “And what witchcraft did it work on me, that it broke my heart, and I loved to have it so?”

Take “Autumn in New York,” by Vernon Duke: “Autumn in New York / Why does it seem so inviting? / Autumn in New York / It spells the thrill of first-nighting. / Glittering crowds / And shimmering clouds / In canyons of steel / Are making me feel / I’m home.”

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