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NEWS BRIEFS

Last Day to Apply for Affordable Housing is Feb. 22

Longtime and displaced residents of N/NE Portland receive preference for new housing, apply before midnight Thursday ...

NAACP Announces Key Partnerships

Voter mobilization for 2018 midterm elections takes precedence among issues uniting groups ...

Winter Donations Needed, Warming Centers Open Through Thursday

Locals encouraged to check on neighbors, winter gear needed ...

August Wilson Monologue Competition Takes Place Feb. 26

Standby tickets are still available for event ...

Portland Author Renée Watson to Read From ‘Betty Before X’ at North Portland Library Feb. 24

Book, coauthored by Ilyasah Shabazz, focuses on life of Dr. Betty Shabazz as a young person ...

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Raising Emotionally Competent Children

Lynette Monrie on how her grandparents taught her to love herself I don't remember my grandparents assisting me with homework beyond...

Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers

Black consumers are spending jumi.2 trillion annually and are demanding that brands speak to them in ways that resonate...

Guest Opinion: Skipper Osborne’s Testimony on HB 4005

In testimony to legislature, Osborne says bill could decrease access to important therapies ...

Celebrating Diversity at PCC

President of Portland Community College's Cascade Campus reflects on recent vandalism and the uptick in public racism and sexism ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

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CNN






President RouhaniWestern leaders have said Iran seems to sound different under the leadership of newly elected President Hassan Rouhani. Friday, it was Rouhani's turn to return the compliment, saying European Union officials and U.S. President Barack Obama sound "different compared to the past."

"I view that as a positive step in the settlement of differences between Iran and the West," he told reporters Friday.

Rouhani said he was heartened by Thursday's meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of a meeting between Iran and the six countries trying to tackle international concern over the Middle Eastern country's nuclear program.

It was the first face-to-face meeting between such high-level officials of the two countries in more than 30 years.

Rouhani had a chance to at least shake hands with Obama while at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. But he told reporters Friday that there wasn't enough time to plan such a meeting.

 

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