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For Ethiopia’s Underemployed Youth, Life Can Center on a Leaf

“If you’re a chewer in these parts, you’re a dead, dead man,” said Abhi, 30, who asked that his last name not be used because his family “will no longer consider me as their son.” Most alarming, the Ethiopian authorities say, is the number of young people in this predominantly young nation now consuming khat. About half of Ethiopia’s youth are thought to chew it. Officials consider the problem an epidemic in all but name. The country’s government, which rules the economy with a tight grip, is worried that the…

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John Heard, “Home Alone” actor, dies at 72

88 Photos John Heard at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Mark Davis / Getty Images Last Updated Jul 22, 2017 12:20 PM EDT John Heard, the actor best known for his roles in “Home Alone” and the 1992 boxing film “Gladiator,” has died, the Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed to CBS News. He was 72. Early reports from TMZ said Heard was found dead in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California. Earlier this week, representatives for Heard told TMZ the actor underwent…

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John Heard, “Gladiator” and “Home Alone” actor, dies at 72

88 Photos John Heard at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Mark Davis / Getty Images Last Updated Jul 22, 2017 12:07 PM EDT John Heard, the actor best known for his roles in “Home Alone” and the 1992 boxing film “Gladiator,” has died, the Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed to CBS News. He was 72. Early reports from TMZ said Heard was found dead in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California. Earlier this week, representatives for Heard told TMZ the actor underwent…

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Actor John Heard dead at 72

John Heard, the actor best known for his role as the dad in the original “Home Alone” movies, died on Friday, July 21. He was 72. According to TMZ, he was found in a hotel in Palo Alto, California by the maid service and was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called. BREAKING: John Heard, dad in “Home Alone” movies, has died at 72 https://t.co/i9097fXzcL pic.twitter.com/UZHs3aMxJt — Variety (@Variety) July 22, 2017 The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirmed his death. ABBY LEE MILLER ADMITS SHE’S ‘PETRIFIED’…

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John Heard Dead at 72

John Heard ‘Home Alone’ Dad Dead at 72 EXCLUSIVE John Heard, the beloved star of several huge 80s and 90s movies, died Friday in Palo Alto, CA … TMZ has learned. Heard was found dead in a hotel by the maid service … according to family sources. Police were called to the hotel for a report of a medical emergency, but he was pronounced dead on the scene. The coroner is investigating, and cause of death is unclear at this time. We do know this … according to his rep,…

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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Much has been made of the “food boom” in Pittsburgh, and the city has long had a thriving arts scene. But perhaps the secret, underlying driver for both the economy and the cool factor — the reason Pittsburgh now gets mentioned alongside Brooklyn and Portland, Ore., as an urban hot spot for millennials — isn’t chefs or artists but geeks. In a 2014 article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mayor Bill Peduto compared Carnegie Mellon, along with the University of Pittsburgh, to the iron ore factories that made this city an…

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Robert De Niro snaps at wife for ‘spending all my money’

Trouble is brewing over Grace Hightower’s coffee company. We’re told that her husband, Robert De Niro — who is a major investor in the firm — is steamed because the 5-year-old Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda brand is turning into a money pit. The New York Post reports that Hightower has frustrated business associates — as well as the legendary actor — by dithering over simple decisions, and “changing her mind about how to run the business depending on who she spoke to last.” A source tells the paper that, in a…

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Pacman Jones Suspended Without Pay Over Insane Hotel Incident

Pacman Jones Suspended Without Pay Over Insane Hotel Incident Breaking News Pacman Jones has finally received his NFL punishment over that hotel incident in which he allegedly assaulted a security officer and told a cop to “suck my d*ck” … and he’ll only miss 1 game. The incident went down back in January and the aftermath was recorded on police cameras. Jones not only cussed out the arresting officer, he also wished death upon him. Jones was initially arrested for disorderly conduct, assault and obstructing official business — but the…

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Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

In total, Ms. Trump will receive $1.5 million in fixed payments from the same three real estate entities. She stands to earn additional income from her stake in the hotel in Washington. The disclosures provided less specific figures for Ms. Trump’s earnings from her fashion brand, which were reported in ranges. From the beginning of last year to May 31 of this year, she or her trust earned at least $6 million from sales of her clothes, shoes and other accessories. Ms. Trump rolled her brand into the trust, which…

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