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Report: Bid to buy Sears stores out of bankruptcy falls short  The Providence Journal

The retailer started laying the groundwork for a liquidation. While Chairman Eddie Lampert's ESL Investments has failed to convince the bankers of the viability ...

The Providence Journal
AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns  MyChamplainValley.com FOX44 & ABC22

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - 2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears. "It is not ...

MyChamplainValley.com FOX44 & ABC22
Sears prepares for possible liquidation after takover bid fails  Bangor Daily News

Sears Holdings Corp. is preparing to potentially wind down the iconic retailer after Chairman Eddie Lampert's bid to buy several hundred stores out of ...

Bangor Daily News
They left food and water for migrants in the desert. Now they might go to prison.  The Washington Post

Four volunteers for the aid group No More Deaths were convicted last week in Tucson and could face up to six months in federal prison.

The Washington Post
Bravo, Maplewood: Police and community working to change the culture | Editorial  NJ.com

Martin Luther King, who we celebrate today, taught us that “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” This immutable truth ...

Letters (Jan. 9, 2019)  Stockton Record

Open borders, everywhereFor all those individuals who think we should have open borders, there should be a solid agreement in place that they remove all ...

Stockton Record
Knapp column: Let people --EMDASH-- not government or 'the people'...  Pine Journal

Why should it be up to the U.S. Department of Justice, or this or that group of politicians or lobbyists, or some percentage of your state's voters, whether or not ...

Pine Journal
Plates and possibilities: Syrian refugee finds her way in Dallas through food she serves others  Leader-Telegram

DALLAS — At first, the Syrian couple Lily Heine met in August 2016, two days after their U.S. arrival, seemed like many others she'd helped — overwhelmed by ...

Ahead of Third Annual Women's March, Group Releases Far-Reaching 'Intersectional Feminist Policy Platform'  Common Dreams

New agenda, says group ahead of nationwide marches on Saturday, is "a tangible declaration of how we will protect and defend our rights, safety, health, and ...

Common Dreams
Campaign to get dog walkers litter picking comes to the Borders  Peeblesshire News

BORDER dog walkers are being encouraged to get their paws on plastic and help clean up the region. Litter picking group Paws on Plastic are asking owners to ...

Peeblesshire News
Justice without borders  The River Reporter

First of all, dear reader, let me say: congratulate yourself. This wasn't an easy year to get through, and you've (just about) gotten through it. Next year, well, that ...

The River Reporter
The Catholic Church’s shameful history of Native American abuses  Washington Post

The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday was marred by a disturbing incident. A large group of teenagers, many of whom wore red Make ...

Washington Post
Dave Jr. Borders Sold 15000 Shares of Chegg Inc (CHGG) Shares  BharataPress

Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG) General Counsel Dave Jr. Borders sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Tiger's claws in terrorists' nest; the battle of north Syria is coming soon  Tehran Times

TEHRAN - The Syrian army succeeded in striking a blow at the Takfiri group in their occupied territories and did away with the ISIS. Now, it is time to get rid of ...

Tehran Times
MS-13 and the violence driving migration from Central America  Wink News

Its name has become a sinister shorthand for the fear of violence seeping across America's borders. MS-13, or “Mara Salvatrucha,” is one of the largest gangs in ...

Wink News
Critics Pounce on People Without Borders, the Group Behind Migrant Caravans  Newser

Thousands of Central Americans journeying toward the United States were 2500 miles from their destination in October when they reached a moment of ...

VF Corporation Appoints Laurel Krueger as Vice President, General Counsel of Kontoor Brands, Inc.  Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 14, 2019--VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, ...

Associated Press
Algeria shuts southern borders to Syrians over security fears  Aljazeera.com

Interior ministry says it suspects Syrians seeking entry through borders with Mali and Niger belong to armed groups.

Philippine vote could finally bring peace to restive region  CNN

Some 2.8 million people in the Philippine region of Mindanao are taking part in a historic referendum that could see peace come to the island group after 50 ...

Group That Escorts Migrant Caravans Draws More Scrutiny  NBC 7 San Diego

Thousands of Central Americans journeying toward the United States were 2500 miles from their destination in October when they reached a moment of ...

NBC 7 San Diego
This popular North Myrtle Beach area golf course could close for redevelopment this year  Myrtle Beach Online

Possum Trot Golf Club in the North Myrtle Beach area may be among the next Grand Strand courses to close for redevelopment. The Glens Group's lease to ...

Myrtle Beach Online
Elvis impersonator lawmaker targets Indiana transgender students with ‘bathroom bill’  ThinkProgress

Rep. Bruce Borders (R), an Indiana state lawmaker known for his Elvis Presley impersonation has introduced a bill targeting transgender students for ...

Space trade group touts New Mexico beyond state borders  Albuquerque Business First

The Land of Enchantment's aerospace industry is preparing for liftoff, and New Space New Mexico is aiming to grow the sector through outreach efforts in other ...

Albuquerque Business First
Ebola Cases Expected to Double, Fears It Could Cross Borders  AllAfrica.com

The World Health Organization has said that there is a very high risk of the outbreak spreading not only across DRC but also to Uganda, Rwanda and even ...

The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class  The New York Times

Describing Britain's calamitous exit from its Indian empire in 1947, the novelist Paul Scott wrote that in India the British “came to the end of themselves as they ...

The New York Times
For 20 Years, US Carbon Emissions Have Been Dropping. Last Year, They Spiked.  Mother Jones

This story was originally published by ProPublica. The signals are blaring: Dramatic changes to our climate are well upon us. These changes — we know thanks ...

Mother Jones
Borders & Southern Petroleum Plc (BOR.L) Ichimoku Levels Point to Negative Stock Momentum  LNR

Shares of Borders & Southern Petroleum Plc (BOR.L) opened the last session at 2.87, touching a high of 2.99 and a low of 2.87 , yielding a change.

The Politics of Immigration  GoDanRiver.com

Here are a couple of easy immigration questions — answerable with a simple “yes” or “no” — we might ask any American of any political stripe: Does everyone ...

Hundreds killed in Yumbi, DR Congo: 'People were finished off with machetes'  FRANCE 24

Follow international news through our Observers' amateur images and eyewitness testimony. All the *content* is verified and explained by our journalists.

Swimming Pool Builder and Family Offer Help Across Borders  Aquatics International

Having witnessed third-world poverty firsthand, a pool professional and his family take on a personal mission.

Aquatics International
Sadr urges technocrats as armed factions look beyond the border  Al-Monitor

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr continues to oppose "political" appointments, as his Saraya al-Salam guards Sunni areas relatively near the capital and other ...

Caravan got its start with open-borders group  OneNewsNow

A pro-border enforcement group says the so-called "migrant caravan" approaching the U.S.-Mexico border is nothing less than a political stunt.

Trump’s HUD Keeps Obama’s Funding for Radical Leftist groups  Artvoice

By Tom Fitton If I were Barack Obama, I would be pleased to see that many of the schemes I set up to funnel money to left wing groups are still in place two years ...

Williams: Why Dems changed course on illegal immigration  Boston Herald

The politics of immigration reveal that Democrats who once demanded border security have dropped those convictions in order to challenge President Trump.

Boston Herald
One year since Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch in Syria  TRT World

Today marks the one year anniversary of Turkey's Operation Olive Branch aimed to clear terrorists affiliated with the PKK from the Afrin region.

TRT World
How Kirsten Gillibrand went from pushing for more deportations to wanting to abolish ICE  CNN

With Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entering the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, her dramatic shift on the issue of immigration over the past decade will likely be one ...

Hay, fodder convoy heads east with thousands of donated bales to help drought-stricken farmers  ABC News

Almost 50 trucks packed with more than 3000 bales of donated hay and fodder is heading across the Nullarbor from WA this week, bound for drought-stricken ...

ABC News
Will Texans be able to get wine from Amazon, Walmart shipped to homes? Maybe  WFAA.com

If you enjoy exploring the many vintages and nuances of wine, pay attention: The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Jan. 16 in a case that could bring ...

Immigration and gay rights: Gillibrand and Gabbard questioned on past views  The Guardian

Kirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political ...

The Guardian
Undeterred by tightened borders, Honduran caravan continues to US  Aljazeera.com

More than 1800 Central Americans continue to make their way through Guatemala in search of better life in the US.

It’s not just ISIS. Many terrorist groups have been declared dead — only to rise again.  The Washington Post

When political leaders have announced the defeat of terrorist groups in the past, a certain degree of skepticism often would have been warranted. It's perhaps ...

The Washington Post
A rape suspect, a radio show host, and an immigration rights group are among those linked to organizing Cen...  Fox News

As a new migrant caravan grew to more than 2,000 on its way from Honduras through Central America on Tuesday, Honduran authorities announced they had ...

Fox News
Between barbed wire and border forces, 31 Rohingya stranded in Tripura  The Indian Express

Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) have alleged that the Border Security Forces (BSF) have been pushing the Rohingyas into the Bangladeshi territory and that ...

The Indian Express
Opinion: Why Al-shabaab Terrorists Target Kenya In Their Attacks -  KahawaTungu

Kenya has suffered the far-reaching effects of repeated attacks including Monday's heinous one at luxurious DusitD2 Hotel along 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi ...

What's The Difference Between Trump's Immigration Compromise And a Communist Police State?  CCN

Donald Trump's big announcement Saturday wouldn't be the first time the word “compromise” was used as a euphemism for the government. Stealing even ...

Houston case reveals extortion, death threats among brutal tactics employed by human traffickers  Houston Chronicle

The Houston caller told the woman to send $7000 if she wanted to see her brother alive. Ilsia Mazariegos-Salazar was not just afraid but bewildered since she ...

Houston Chronicle
EU support for Libya contributes to 'extreme abuse' of refugees, says study  The Guardian

Human Rights Watch accuses EU institutions of sustaining network of 'inhuman and degrading' migrant detention centres.

The Guardian
Walled world: Lessons from Europe's border barriers  CBC.ca

U.S. President Donald Trump wants a wall on the border with Mexico. Europe has built around 1000 kilometres of border walls and fences since the 1990s.

One&Only's New Rwanda Property Is A High-Glamour Adventure  HarpersBazaarArabia

Their newly-opened African location borders on the Nyungwe National Park and is set on a tea plantation. The immersive, natural experience will stimulate your ...

Refugees donate blood to say ‘thank you Australia’  The Advertiser

Except maybe their blood group. On Australia Day a group of 26 refugees will donate blood to say “thank you” to their local community. Volunteers from the ...

The Advertiser
Will President Trump fiddle while America burns?  Jackson Clarion Ledger

President Donald Trump has drawn a “line in the sand” over the border wall and its federal funding. That “line in the sand” impacts all of America and more than ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger
Go-ahead for Selkirk's first gin company  Border Telegraph

TWO couples from Selkirk have been given the go-ahead to convert an old workshop into a micro-distillery.

Border Telegraph
The security entourage that keeps Gupta family safe in South Africa  The South African

NSA Vulindlela has revealed that it still protects the more "vulnerable" members of the Gupta family in South Africa.

The South African
Tibet will further lift livelihoods of people. | #AsiaNewsNetwork  Eleven Myanmar

The region will allocate more funds to further improve infrastructure and people's livelihoods in border areas in 2019 to bring more prosperity to locals who play ...

Eleven Myanmar
Colombians flood streets to protest terror after car bomb  WGME

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians dressed in white poured into the streets Sunday to repudiate terrorism after a car bombing at a Bogota ...

New Study Finds Finds 50-Year History of Pro-Israel Bias in US Media  Mintpress News

A recent study based on an analysis of 50 years of data found that U.S. media consistently skewed reporting in favor of Israel.

Mintpress News
Clinical Support Pharmacist - Would suit newly qualified Pharmacist job with Sterling Cross | 58440  The Pharmaceutical Journal

Sterling Cross are delighted to be working with a forward thinking Independent group of Pharmacies across the Scottish Borders, who put patients at the heart of ...

The Pharmaceutical Journal
Japanese Prime Minister to propose creating global rules on data flow in Davos speech | #AsiaNewsNetwork  Eleven Myanmar

(The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to propose creating international rules on the movement of personal and corporate ...

Eleven Myanmar
Safe zone under Turkey's control more sustainable for security, peace  Daily Sabah

Ensuring Turkey's control over a safe zone in northern Syria is important for eliminating terror and establishing the safe return of refugees, Ankara says.

Daily Sabah
Indians under 15, over 65 can now use Aadhaar to visit Nepal, Bhutan  Business Today

Earlier, persons over 65 and under 15 could show their PAN card, driving licence, CGHS card or ration card, but not the Aadhaar.

Business Today
EDITORIAL: We are indeed each other’s keepers against terrorism  The East African

Terrorism thrives on creating an aura of invincibility.

The East African
Ebola Spreads amid Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and U.S. Role Remains Limited  Kaiser Family Foundation

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which began in July 2018, is now the largest in that country's history and the second ...

Kaiser Family Foundation
The Open Border Activists Behind the Illegal Immigrant Caravans  Capital Research Center

You may have heard about the caravan of immigrants from Central America making its way through Mexico in the hopes of illegally crossing the border into the ...

Capital Research Center
EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Borders, Time’s Up’s First President and C.E.O., Knows This Isn’t Going to Be Easy  Vanity Fair

In her first interview as head of the anti-sexual misconduct group, the veteran executive discusses the work ahead: “This is not a club. I would just offer the ...

Vanity Fair
The TSX May Be Off to Its Best Start Since 1980, but These 3 Stocks Continue to Beat the Market  The Motley Fool Canada

The TSX Index, Canada's benchmark for publicly traded securities, is off to its best start since 1980, including an eleven-day winning streak as of Friday's close.

The Motley Fool Canada
Inside the final days of Borders' bankruptcy — and what Mike Edwards learned as its last CEO  Retail Dive

Despite several CEOs' best turnaround efforts, Borders bookstores are no more. The liquidated chain's last CEO opens up on just what went wrong — and what ...

Retail Dive
The changing face of terrorism in East Africa, the Horn  The East African

The January 15 terrorist attack on an upscale hotel and office complex in Nairobi's Westlands, in which at least 21 people were killed, has left the region ...

The East African
The Swiftly Closing Borders of Europe  The Atlantic

A trial of seven pro-immigrant activists in France exposed the growing divide between the country's liberal immigration laws and the mainstreaming of far-right ...

The Atlantic
W.N.B.A. President Lisa Borders Steps Down for Time’s Up  The New York Times

During three seasons, Borders has overseen a surge in attendance and TV ratings, and the league's shift to having a stronger imprint in liberal social causes.

The New York Times
Why Borders Failed While Barnes & Noble Survived  NPR

It appears to be all over for the Borders bookselling chain. Almost 11000 employees will lose their jobs when the company closes its remaining 400 stores by the ...

Brazil’s Chain Booksellers Can’t Beat Amazon  Bloomberg

But some independent bookstores are doing just fine.

Invisible Borders: Artists Journey From Lagos to Maputo  CityLab

In the eighth “Invisible Borders” road trip, a group of African artists and writers send dispatches from the continent's cities and border towns.

A Recap Of The Past Five Years At Barnes & Noble  Forbes Now

After Barnes & Noble terminated its CEO earlier this month without severance pay, it's worth remembering what's happened at the company in recent history.

Forbes Now
Kenya girls 'smuggled' across borders for FGM procedures - Group  africanews

Girls in Kenya are being taken across the border to countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia and Ethiopia for female genital mutilation (FGM) to avoid a ...

America could learn from the EU’s open borders  The Economist

Only libertarians advocate completely free movement, writes Will Wilkinson, yet there is much to be said for a degree of openness in immigration policy ...

The Economist
Over 7,000-strong, the migrant caravan headed for the US pushes on  CNBC

Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday.

A 'people without borders' is a people without democracy  Washington Examiner

About 1,100 Central Americans are marching toward the U.S.-Mexico border. Word from this “caravan,” organized by a group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, which ...

Washington Examiner
Borders Files for Bankruptcy  New York Times

The troubled bookseller announced plans to close 30 percent of its stores and to cut jobs. But what will publishers that are owed money do?

New York Times
Report finds increase in number of journalists killed worldwide in 2018  CBS News

Media freedom group Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday it has recorded an increase in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned worldwide so far ...

CBS News
Nikki Haley's Deputy Ambassador Led 'Never Trump' Movement, Launched Zuckerberg's Open Borders Group  Breitbart News

United Nations (U.N.) Deputy Ambassador Jon Lerner has deep ties to not only his longtime colleague and boss, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, but also ...

Breitbart News
Security beefed up ahead of NRM Day celebrations  Daily Monitor

The annual event is commemorated in remembrance of the day when the National Resistance Movement (NRM) leadership came into power in 1986.

Daily Monitor
Karen Pence teaching art at school that bans gay students, parents  WLOS

Karen Pence's office on Tuesday defended a decision by the second lady to teach art at a Christian school in northern Virginia that bans gay students and ...

Honduran Migrants Trek North as US Calls for Tighter Borders  ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)

Recent attempts at group crossings from Central America to the United States have tested President Donald Trump's 'zero tolerance' stance on illegal ...

ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)
Honduran migrant caravan advances despite fortified borders  Al Jazeera English

As Trump ramps up threats, group of migrants cross into Mexico with thousands more heading towards border behind them.

Al Jazeera English
Imperial borders still shape politics in Poland and Romania  The Economist

EARLIER THIS month Poland celebrated the 100th anniversary of its re-establishment as a sovereign country. From 1795 to 1918, Russia, Austria (later ...

The Economist
Quakers, Rabbis, Imams Protest For Migrant Rights Because 'Love Knows No Borders'  HuffPost

Monday's interfaith demonstration at the San Diego-Tijuana border launched a week of solidarity actions across the country.

'Open the borders': New York rally urges US to welcome caravan  Al Jazeera English

Before the crucial midterm elections on November 6, advocates put spotlight on Trump's immigration 'scare tactics'.

Al Jazeera English
Borders' rise and fall: a timeline of the bookstore chain's 40-year history  AnnArbor.com

This timeline provides a historical perspective of the rise and fall of Ann Arbor-based Borders Group Inc. from its inception in 1971 to its liquidation ...

Trump is right to stop illegal alien caravan instead of rolling out welcome mat  USA TODAY

Trump will stop the caravan, defend our border, keep out criminals, and protect America. Democrats want to abolish ICE and keep a weak asylum system.

Mikes broken, chairs thrown at lit fest  The New Indian Express

It was nothing less than a war zone at the valedictory function of the Dharwad literature festival, the annual three-day Sahitya Sambhrama, here on Sunday.

The New Indian Express
Sean Hannity: An important reminder about why strong borders, the rule of law, and the wall are so important  Fox News

America needs immigrants. But we have to vet everyone, everyone coming into this country. We have to do everything in our power, other bad people, even if ...

Fox News
Soros Funding Catholic Open Borders Push  Church Militant

You are not signed in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our news reporting. Sign in or Sign up today! WASHINGTON ...

Church Militant
Who's Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group behind the migrant caravan that drew Trump's ire?  NBCNews.com

As he stood among the mothers, children and LGBT youths who had been walking through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border, Rodrigo Abeja found it hard to ...

Brexit: Derry Girls Against Borders group campaign in Brussels  The Irish News

An anti-Brexit group inspired by the hit TV show Derry Girls has held a meeting in Brussels to highlight their opposition to a hard border.

The Irish News
Dozens of faith leaders arrested at San Diego 'Love Knows No Borders' protest  Fox News

U.S. authorities Monday arrested 32 faith leaders marching in California toward the Mexican border during a protest organized by a Quaker group. One activist ...

Fox News
Does immigration strengthen or undermine tolerance?  The Economist

This essay is the winner of The Economist's Open Future essay competition in the category of Open Borders, responding to the question: “Does immigration ...

The Economist
Pro-Ted Cruz group airs ad accusing 'Open Borders O'Rourke' of enticing migrant caravan  Dallas News

Updated at 5 p.m.: Revised to include O'Rourke response, description of new attack ad by a second, pro-Cruz super PAC. AUSTIN -- Just in time for Halloween, ...

Dallas News
'Pueblos sin Fronteras' caravan group isn't the same as the US-based People Without Borders  Washington Examiner

The caravan of migrants BuzzFeed originally reported on that is marching towards the U.S. border was organized by a group called Pueblos sin Fronteras.

Washington Examiner
The resurgence of regionalism in Europe  The Economist

A CENTURY AFTER its collapse, Austria-Hungary lives on in the tidy Alpine town of Bolzano in northern Italy (Bozen to German-speakers). Viennese coffee ...

The Economist
Time’s Up, the group formed after #MeToo, has hired Lisa Borders as its first CEO  Mic

Lisa Borders most recently served as president of the Women's National Basketball Association.


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Borders Group, Inc. (former NYSE ticker symbol BGP) was an international book and music retailer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In its final year, the company employed about 19,500 people throughout the U.S., primarily in its Borders and Waldenbooks stores.At the beginning of 2010, the company operated 511 Borders superstores in the US. The company also operated 175 stores in the Waldenbooks Specialty Retail segment, including Waldenbooks, Borders Express, Borders airport stores, and Borders Outlet stores. In February 2011, Borders applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and began liquidating 226 of its stores in the United States. Despite a purchase offer from the private-equity firm Najafi Companies, Borders was not able to find a buyer acceptable to its creditors before its July bidding deadline, so it began liquidating its remaining 399 retail outlets, with the last remaining stores closing their doors in September. The Chapter 11 case was ultimately converted to Chapter 7. Rival bookseller Barnes & Noble acquired Borders's trademarks and customer list.By the end of December 2010, Borders employed an estimated 1,150 across its UK stores, which went into bankruptcy administration before the end of 2010. All stores were closed by December 31, 2010. Borders Group also formerly operated stores in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. However, these were sold off to Pacific Equity Partners (which owned rival Angus & Robertson) in 2008, then were later sold again to REDgroup Retail. The stores continued to operate under the Borders brand as the unaffiliated "Borders Asia Pacific" until RedGroup was placed into voluntary administration in February 2011; with the five New Zealand stores sold to the James Pascoe Group, and the Australian stores gradually shut down, with the last group closing in July 2011.