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Parental guidance still suggested

Arts | What 50 years of movie ratings have taught families and filmgoers
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/02/18, 03:59 pm

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) this week celebrated the 50th birthday of the movie rating scale, which started as an attempt to ward off censors and became a part of the collective consciousness of U.S. moviegoers. The organization released survey results showing that 91 percent of American parents were familiar or very familiar with the G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 classification system, and 95 percent thought it was helpful.

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Associated Press/Photo by Massoud Hossaini

Afghanistan’s deadly fight for democracy

International | The United States says Afghan troops can handle the intensified violence
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/23/18, 03:34 pm

As Afghanistan wraps up a parliamentary vote marred by nearly 200 violent attacks and 50 deaths, U.S. officials insist the country can manage the violence and protect the democratic process.

Last weekend’s vote was the first to take place in war-torn Afghanistan since 2010. Afghan officials deployed about 70,000 police and soldiers to guard polling stations after the Taliban and Islamic State (ISIS) vowed to target voters.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ahn Young-joon

North and South Korea to reconnect transport

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/15/18, 10:47 am

North and South Korean officials on Monday agreed to kickstart work on reconnecting the two nations’ roads and railways, along with other steps toward reunification. South Korean unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon and his northern counterpart Ri Son Gwon led the meeting at the North Korean border village of Panmunjom, where the countries planned to hold a groundbreaking ceremony to reconnect their transportation lines in late November or early December.

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