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The [Monday] Papers

"A BBC journalist has said he was detained for two hours and subjected to invasive checks at the U.S. border by officials imposing Donald Trump's travel ban," the Independent reports.

"British citizen Ali Hamedani, who was born in Iran, said he was forced to hand over his phone and its password so it could be scoured for his political views.

"The BBC World Service reporter's social media accounts were probed despite him having traveled to Chicago's O'Hare airport from London Heathrow while holding a British passport."

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"The University of Illinois on Monday advised some of its students and researchers not to travel abroad in response to President Donald Trump's recent immigration restrictions," the Tribune reports.

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"More than 40 percent of the more than 30,000 refugees who have settled in various parts of Chicagoland since 2002 are from the seven countries specifically mentioned in Donald Trump's latest executive order," the Tribune also reports.

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If you don't follow the Beachwood's social media accounts already, you really ought to. That's where you can find much, much more of our coverage of the Muslim ban.

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Beachwood Photo Booth: Urban Wheat
Amber waves of grey.

2017 Isn't 1984
It's worse. Here's why.

Beachwood Sports Radio: Madhouse On Madison
Wherein Gar Forman comes out the biggest loser and Rajon Rondo is the least bad guy. Plus: Fred Hoiberg's Tie; Jets Outfly Hawks; Pay The Woman, Sky; and Coffman All In On The Patriots.

TrackNotes: Pegging The Pegasus
It's going to be very difficult for California Chrome to win this race. If he does, I promise you it will be a performance for the ages.

Results: Arrogate Wins $12-Million Pegasus As California Chrome Fades To Ninth.

The Trews About Manning, McCain & O'Reilly
Nobody died but the government lied.

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The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "In the 1970s, German art-rockers took psychedelia and added hypnotic drumbeats and innovative synthesizer sounds to create a style known as Krautrock. Jim and Greg dissect the Krautrock genre and its influential bands like Kraftwerk, Can, and Faust. Plus, they remember the late Maggie Roche of The Roches."

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BeachBook
A sampling.

* Burma's Complex Crisis Fuels Refugee Resettlement In Wisconsin.

* Tuffy Rhodes Could Face Long Road To Hall.

* Behind Closed Doors, Federal Reserve Workers Mocked Unemployed Americans.

* My Doomsday Clock Article.

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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The Beachwood Tronc Line: Resist.



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Posted on January 30, 2017


MUSIC - The Week In Chicago Rock.
TV - Vizio Settles Spying Complaints.
POLITICS - WikiLeaks Reveals Staggering Breadth Of CIA Hacking.
SPORTS - Beachwood Sports Radio: Butt Fumbles.

BOOKS - Bannon, The Best And The Brightest.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Beachwood Photo Booth: Descending Darkly.


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