The $750 million embassy building is the largest of its kind in the world and the Times adds that a major cut in staffing just two months after American troops withdrew from the country signals a "declining American influence."
As they tell it, Sugar & The Hi Lows (Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup) are "bringing back the era of feel good music, the days when one take was enough and an auto-tune was a thing you did to your ’55 Chevy. It's a bit of a nostalgic love offering." Just in time for their Valentine's Day album release, and shows in Knoxville, Asheville, Carrboro, & Charlotte this week.
Relatives of Abdelwahab Zaydoun, a 27-year-old Moroccan who set himself on fire to protest his unemployment and died from his burns, react to his death in Casablanca last month. A year after street protests in Morocco prompted some reforms, Moroccans remain discontent with the gap between rich and poor, and the slow strides toward democracy.
One of the most promising new releases we've heard so far this year is from Wilmington, NC band Onward, Soldiers. It's a catchy blend of rock and Americana you can hear for yourself when they visit Studio B Thursday around Noon.
It's no secret that some of the tastiest snacks around — potato chips, french fries, and processed deli meats — are terrific vehicles for salt. Without salt, they'd be bland, too starchy, or just plain dull.
But would you guess that the white bread on your turkey sandwich could be delivering as much or more than the turkey — up to 400 mg of sodium, or about one-third of the daily recommended limit for 6 of every 10 adults?