Protesters camp out in Iraq’s Parliament building as a power

BAGHDAD — With mattresses strewn about, food trucked in and protesters playacting as lawmakers, hundreds of followers of an influential Shiite cleric were camped out Sunday inside the Iraqi parliament after toppling security walls around the building and storming in the previous day.

The protesters — followers of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr — pledged to hold an open-ended sit-in to derail

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A Fear of Gentrification Turns Clearing Lead Contamination

ATLANTA—Shade’ Jones did not want the Environmental Protection Agency to test for lead contamination in the soil under her rented home in Atlanta’s English Avenue community. To her, the cleanup cuts both ways: it makes the area a healthier place to live, and it invites gentrification that could make it more expensive.

Jones’ landlord allowed the EPA onto the property

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Habitat for Humanity holding ‘blitz week’ in BG

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Several families who lost their homes after last year’s EF-3 tornado will have a new place to live come October.


What You Need To Know

  • Habitat for Humanity Bowling Green is building ten townhouse-style homes for storm victims
  • On Dec. 10, 2021, an EF-3 tornado badly damaged several neighborhoods in Bowling Green
  • During “Blitz Week,” hundreds
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Homes plans for an old bowling green and former boarding

Messrs Kong and Donaldson have applied to the council seeking outline planning permission to build nine homes on the site of Stod Fold Boarding Kennels, Stod Fold, Mixenden.A supporting statement for the application, number 22/00757/OUT and which can be viewed on the council’s Planning Portal, by Roger Lee Planning says the site is a former kennels and stables along with

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$2.3 billion Henrico County ‘ecodistrict’ breaking ground

Henrico County’s GreenCity project is set to break ground early next year, according to developers.

The $2.3 billion mixed-use “ecodistrict” is set to include office and retail space, over 2,000 housing units, two hotels, a 17,000-seat arena and extensive park space. A little more than 200 acres of land north of East Parham Road at the Interstate 95 interchange and

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Megan Miranda’s new summer mystery thriller book : NPR

Many of Megan Miranda’s thrillers make nature — the deep woods or a steep trail — a central and often menacing character.

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Many of Megan Miranda’s thrillers make nature — the deep woods or a steep trail — a central and often menacing character.

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Growing up, thriller author Megan Miranda

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Drew Barrymore gets green tips from pal Cameron Diaz |

Drew Barrymore says Cameron Diaz has spent years trying to teach her how to be more environmentally-friendly.

The ‘Charlie’s Angels’ co-stars have been friends since the 1990s and Drew has revealed she made a promise to eco warrior Cameron to embrace sustainable living and she tries to take on plenty of her pal’s useful green living tips.

Drew told PEOPLE.com:

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NW Natural Street of Dreams’ luxury home tour has its first

Construction crews in the Pacific Northwest know how to get the job done in any weather, but some seasonal surprises can throw a monkey wrench into the works.

Custom homebuilders on the 2022 NW Natural Street of Dreams luxury home tour this spring had to hammer through heavy rain in March, followed by April’s record precipitation and a day in

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