Lou Alcindor now Muslim apologist, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Book Review | Nonfiction Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Two Books About Muslim Identity By KAREEM ABDUL-JABBARJAN. 11, 2017 Morning prayer begins celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, in Brooklyn, July 2015. Credit Jewel Samad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LETTERS TO A YOUNG MUSLIM By Omar Saif Ghobash 244 pp. …

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obit: William Blatty age 89

Photo William Peter Blatty in 1971, the year “The Exorcist” was published. Credit Jill Krementz, All Rights Reserved William Peter Blatty, the author whose best-selling book “The Exorcist” was both a milestone in horror fiction and a turning point in his own career, died on Thursday in Bethesda, Md. He was 89. The cause was …

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obit: a good man, Officer Steven Macdonald has reposed

Steven McDonald, Paralyzed Officer Who Championed Forgiveness, Dies at 59 By RICHARD GOLDSTEINJAN. 10, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This Page ShareTweetEmailMoreSave Photo Steven McDonald, with his wife, Patricia Ann Norris-McDonald, and his son, Conor, spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2004. He also spoke at the 1996 G.O.P. convention. Credit Vincent …

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Book Review: Ulysses S Grant

AMERICAN ULYSSES A Life of Ulysses S. Grant By Ronald C. White Illustrated. 826 pp. Random House. $35. Gore Vidal did not expect Ulysses S. Grant to be funny. In the novel "1876," Vidal's protagonist, Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, hears an anecdote about President Grant's disgust with Senator Charles Sumner's ego. It was said that Sumner …

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obit: Father Francis Mulcahy

By LIAM STACKJAN. 1, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This Page ShareTweetEmailMoreSave Photo William Christopher as Father Francis Mulcahy on the hit 1970s-1980s sitcom "M*A*S*H." Credit 20th Century Fox, via Everett Collection William Christopher, the actor best known for his role as Father Francis Mulcahy on the hit 1970s-1980s sitcom "M*A*S*H," died on …

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