Beard Crusader

At Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, beards have been banned on campus since the rise of the counterculture movement, when they were thought to be associated with hippies and antiwar sentiments many young people expressed in the 1960s and ’70s. “Men are expected to be clean-shaven; beards are not acceptable,” the school’s dress and …

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Opinion | Biden Could Still Be Proved Right in Afghanistan

We’ll see. The early signs — all sorts of Taliban abuses — are not promising. But we need to watch how, and if, they fully establish control. The Taliban’s main beef with America is that we were in their country. Let’s see what happens when we’re gone. And let’s also remember: When the United States …

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Tesla is under investigation because its cars keep hitting emergency vehicles

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said seven of these accidents resulted 17 injuries and one death. All of the Teslas in question had the self-driving Autopilot feature or the traffic-aware cruise control engaged as they approached the crashes, the NHTSA said. Tesla (TSLA) stock fell 5% in morning trading following news of the probe. …

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Carli Lloyd Will Retire From U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Carli Lloyd, a former world player of the year who was one of the United States women’s national team’s career leaders in goals, games and honors, announced her retirement from soccer at age 39 on Monday. Lloyd will finish the season with her National Women’s Soccer League team, Gotham F.C., and play in four exhibition …

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Travis Barker takes first flight since 2008 plane crash

According to the online outlet, the Blink-182 drummer took a flight to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, from Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, on Saturday. Photographs obtained by TMZ appear to show Barker disembarking Kylie Jenner’s private jet in Cabo. The 45-year-old star has not traveled by air since 2008 when his business jet …

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