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The Twilight of Free Speech Liberalism | The New Republic

As the ACLU has transformed itself from a nonpartisan protector of civil liberties into one of Donald Trump’s most bitter political foes, it’s been forced to grapple with fundamental questions about its role in American society. Last March, Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, stepped …

Travelers lose 25,000 items in Florida airport rampage

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless — with wallets, passports and carry-on items chugging along a conveyer belt — when they sprang into the mass of people running to safety. Now …

Young Cuban-Americans get new impressions on island visits

HAVANA (AP) — Miranda Hernandez’s grandparents lost everything when they fled Cuba in the 1960s. She grew up thinking of the island as “North Korea with nice beaches,” she said. But when four young Cuban-Americans started a program sending peers with similar island ties to explore their heritage after U.S.-Cuba …

US airlines to start scheduled flights to Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Six airlines won permission Friday to resume scheduled commercial air service from the U.S. to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades, another milestone in President Barack Obama’s campaign to normalize relations between Cold War foes. The airlines — American, Frontier, JetBlue, Silver Airways, …

Goodbye home offices: shared workspaces gaining ground

MIAMI (AP) — Ten years ago, co-working spaces were a new concept, providing shared desks for freelancers and entrepreneurs as single “mom and pop” shops. Today, the one-off, mom and pop spaces have been mostly replaced with chain companies, providing real estate developers a new way to lease traditional office …