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Hajj, the last of the five pillars of Islam, is a sacred pilgrimage that Muslims around the world perform. It takes place during the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar (Dhul-Hijjah) at one of the holiest sites in Islam, Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Hajjis a spiritual journey that Muslims believe that God has commanded for every believer so long as they are physically, financially, and emotionally able. Thus, understanding hajj, its tenets as performed by early Muslims, and its history is an exciting learning process for adherents of the faith (and curious non-adherents alike). The Y...

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Donald Trump

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This Tuesday, October 4 is the official release date for New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s new book, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America. Excerpts from the book have been widely reported, and one of the anecdotes being reported by Axios involves Trump’s desire to display the Superman logo when he was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland in October 2020.

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Matt Gaetz

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Last week, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) voted against a government funding measure that contained $18.8 billion in federal disaster aid for natural disasters, including Hurricane Ian, which just ravaged his home state. Gaetz was one of 15 Florida lawmakers who voted against it.

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