How will the White House remember the Holocaust?

April 24, 2017

(CNN)Monday is Yom Hashoah, the day designated in 1953 by the State of Israel to commemorate the murder of millions of Jews during the Second World war. Selected to mark the anniversary of the 1943 warsaw ghetto uprising, this day is meant to impart a lesson: Jews should be remembered not only for dying in the Holocaust, but for fighting for their lives as well. But perhaps the most important lesson of the Holocaust for Americans is the role that open borders for refugees can play in saving …

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T-Mobile lashes out for hours at ‘VerHIGHzon’ about weed

April 21, 2017

Image: t-mobile T-Mobile isnt letting 420 mellow its fierce marketing war with Verizon. In an effort led by famously outspoken CEO John Legere, the carrier poked fun at its larger rival for choosing to release its earnings report on the holiest of high days. This is the same company thats made questionable decisions one after the other for the past four years and now finds itself losing customers to T-Mobile on a regular basis, a company spokesperson wrote. Theres really only one explanation …

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Do snap elections actually deliver bigger majorities? – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… calling an election in May – a contest which saw him increase his party’s majority from 17 to a very respectable 60. At just under 50%, the Tories’ share of the vote was the highest ever achieved in the post-war period. It wasn’t enough, however, to see Eden through the Suez crisis, which led to his resignation and replacement in January 1957 by the wily Harold Macmillan. “Supermac”, true to form, bided his time before seeking his own personal mandate and was …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeligoland: When Britain blew up an island Brexit may have triggered a political earthquake in Europe, but 70 years ago the UK sent real shockwaves across the seas with the largest non-nuclear explosion of that era. As one of the four victorious allied powers after World war Two, Britain was governing a large area of occupied Germany. The British sector included the tiny island of Heligoland, which had long been a source of …

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How many bombs has Britain dropped in 2017? – BBC News

April 15, 2017

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China’s Changing Economy Helps Explain Taming of Trump’s Threats

April 11, 2017

… China caused by potential trade frictions, according to UBS. The effects of aggressive U.S. tariffs against China will ripple far beyond to countries including Germany and others in Europe through China’s domestic and foreign supply chains, according to an Oxford Economics note in February. Blow Back A trade war would threaten complex mutual supply chain links with U.S. electronics manufacturers. Major U.S. multinationals could be lobbyists for China, the Beijing-based Center for …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… time the U.S. struck a Syrian government position since the country’s civil war broke out six years. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DAVID PETRAEUS, FORMER CIA DIRECTOR: It certainly sends a message to friends and foe alike that this president will take action when lines are crossed and that is again potentially very significant. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: Syria denied carrying out the chemical attack last week and Russia and Iran, two countries that support Syria’s government say the U.S. strike …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… about it,” Johnson would say later when praised for his gallantry. “Just fought for my life. A rabbit would have done that.” Johnson’s story is featured in PBS’ “The Great war,” a stirring account of America’s entry into World war I. The three-part “American Experience” film, which begins airing Monday, devotes six hours over three nights to explaining why the nation decided to enter “the war that would end all wars” …

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So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles

April 10, 2017

… converted hobbycraft cousins in the Middle East. It wouldn’t be the first time one of Iran’s allies has used its drones as a kind of poor man’s missile. In the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, Hezbollah carried out attacks against Israeli territory using a similar model of drone packed with explosives. Israeli F-16s intercepted and shot down two of them, marking what a Rand Corporation study would later refer to as the “first-ever successful air-to-air …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… remains a new but important thread in U.S. global behavior. The striking and ongoing fascination with Assad in far corners of the right and the left is the best evidence of this. The factions agree on two main points when it comes to the Syrian strongman. (They also share views on other broad matters, like the need to replace what they see as an , pro-war status quo.) Calling Assadsecular is a favorite tactic, one Gabbard frequently. Its useful in her effort to discourage U.S. involvement …

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Brexit vote a ‘bad decision’, says Irish minister – BBC News

April 7, 2017

… Image copyright EPA Image caption The talks between Mrs May and Mr Tusk lasted two hours. Mrs May laughed off the prospect of war with Spain, but after her meeting with Mr Tusk, a Number 10 spokesman said she had been clear she was determined to achieve the “best possible deal” for Gibraltar as well as the UK. “The PM also made clear that… there would be no negotiation on the sovereignty of Gibraltar without the consent of its people,” he added. EU sources …

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Not fake news: News jobs are disappearing

April 6, 2017

… “war on coal.” What about the “war on printed news”? (((Eric Leventhal))) (@EricMLeventhal) April 4, 2017 Luckily Tuesday is “Hug a Newsperson Day,” and any surviving journalists still out in the wild could really use something anything to feel better these days. WATCH: Thick smoke fills Dubai’s sky after a fire erupts near the Burj Khalifa complex …

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Kofi Annan Fast Facts

April 4, 2017

… of the six-point peace plan worked out in March. August 2, 2012 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces that Joint UN-Arab League Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan will not renew his mandate when it expires at the end of August. Mr. Annan is effectively resigning the post. September 4, 2012 – Releases a memoir called “Interventions: A Life in war and Peace.” The book is written with Nader Mousavizadeh. August 2016 – Chairs an advisory commission on the …

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The pensioner who was a Bridge of Spies cold warrior – BBC News

April 3, 2017

Image caption Frank was born in the US but grew up in Clydebank As a teenager he survived the Clydebank Blitz, an aerial bombardment by the Luftwaffe during World war Two, which killed 500 and destroyed thousands of homes. Image caption Frank Meehan joined the US State Department as a diplomat after the war Frank had a degree from Glasgow University and was already a fluent German speaker. On a whim, he applied to join the US State Department as a diplomat – and got in. He …

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Is it foolish for a woman to cycle alone across the Middle East? – BBC News

April 1, 2017

… stay in Khartoum. In Jordan and Lebanon, refugee camps were visibly struggling to cope with the growing numbers of Syrians fleeing war. The enduring impression was a region in crisis, stretched hopelessly between tyranny and terror. Yet there was light along the way – and that light was the people. “The world shouldn’t judge us by our politics,” a member of the Center for Civil Society and Democracy, a Syrian activist group I spent Christmas with, told me. “We …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… this one is well-earned and enduring. Moscow’s intentions have bedeviled world leaders for more than a century. Winston Churchill famously declared that even he, the celebrated political prognosticator, could not “forecast to you the action of Russia.” “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” he said in October 1939. Some time has passed, but the old chestnut holds up. A world war and Cold war later, the Soviet Union eventually collapsed under its …

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US signals openness to Assad staying put

March 31, 2017

(CNN)The Trump administration doubled down Thursday on prioritizing the fight against ISIS over ending the Syrian civil war and getting rid of its main protagonist, President Bashar al-Assad — a suggestion that was swiftly criticized by hawks on the Hill. Indicating a possible shift in US policy on the war in Syria from the days of the Obama administration, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on a trip to Turkey that the “longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by …

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Don’t dismiss these alleged ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ leaks so quickly

March 27, 2017

Image: imgur It’s time to shoot Nazis again, apparently. The annual Call of Duty hasn’t been announced yet, but a set of allegedly leaked photos suggests the new game will return to an old setting: the second World war. The same military conflict that was at the center of the first three Call of Duty games, as well as 2008’s World at war. SEE ALSO: Blizzard remastered the original ‘StarCraft’ so you can game like it’s 1998 The mystery begins with a series …

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Here Are The Many Ways Trump Scares The Crap Out Of Democrats

March 25, 2017

… who are not part of Trumps America, and sets the stage for more war. Nationalism is about creating a hierarchical society, and then syncing everybodys individuality into militarism, and then going to war against other people, and stereotyping and vilifying foreigners, said freshman Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who is a constitutional law professor. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) already sees the signs of some Americans embracing Trumps vision. We see the rise of anti-semitism. We see the rise of …

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Ex-spies weigh in on Russian hacking allegations

March 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s campaign and its alleged ties to Russia has been a big part of the political conversation this week. Russia’s interest in the United States is not new. During the Cold war, Russian agents were planted on US soil to spy on the country, and many of them were caught by the FBI. CNN spoke to KGB and FBI agents about the Russia hacking allegations and how espionage has changed over the years. Jack Barsky …

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This emerging country ranks very, very low on the global happiness index

March 22, 2017

… year ago. It is now ranked lower than even war-torn Iraq and terror-stricken Pakistan. Despite being one of the largest economies in the world, a parameter of the index, India has slipped in the ranking for the third successive year. It was at 117th in 2015 and 118th in 2016. According to last year’s report, India witnessed the steepest declines in happiness levels between 2005-07 and 2013-15. And this, despite its gross domestic product (GDP) growing faster than most developed countries …

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While Washington Investigates Russian Meddling, Moscow Is Expanding Its Global Influence

March 22, 2017

… Putin proposed to open discussions on a follow-up to the New START arms control agreement, and Trump dismissed it as a bad deal that favored Russia. General Khalifa Haftar, pictured in Moscow, is aiming to establish a military regime in Libya and is backed by Russia. Recognizing the Wests indifferent response to the Libyan civil war, Russia has backed Marshal Khalifa Haftar, a former Gaddafi loyalist turned dissident who lived for two decades in the United States and opposes Libyas …

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12 Surprising And Sneaky Facts About Prohibition

March 21, 2017

… SHARE with your friends! [H/T: History] 1. It Wasn’t Actually Illegal To Drink Alcohol Wikimedia Commons When the US entered the fray in 1917, advocates against alcoholleaned heavily on the argument that the barley used in brewing beer could be put to better use in baking bread for soldiers and those affected by the war in Europe. It didn’t take much more convincing for the amendment to pass. 3. Tons Of People Died From Drinking “Bathtub Gin” …

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Farron likens PM’s politics to Trump’s and Putin’s – BBC News

March 19, 2017

He will make the comments as part of his keynote speech at the Lib Dem’s spring conference in York. ‘The new normal’ The party leader will say: “The politics of Trump. Of Putin. Of Le Pen. And now the politics of Her Majesty’s Government. “Welcome to the new world order. This is the new normal, the new status quo. “Aggressive. Nationalistic. Anti-Nato. Anti-EU. It is the post-war internationalist consensus unravelling in real time. “Winston …

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FDR memorial not wheelchair-friendly: lawsuit

March 18, 2017

(CNN)If Franklin D. Roosevelt were alive today, the former President would have trouble accessing a New York memorial built to honor him, a lawsuit says. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island is a memorial to the man who was stricken with polio in 1921 but went on to lead America through the Great Depression and World war II — from a wheelchair. A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday by several advocacy groups for disabled people claims the park has numerous …

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One Penny Still In Circulation Is Worth $85,000. Do You Know How To Spot It?

March 17, 2017

… printing process that make them very rare. Stumbling on one of these coins is a truly unique andexciting occasion. During 1943, America was at war and copper was strictly regulated. To conserve copper for the war effort, the country decided to strike all new pennies on stainless steel. Steel pennies are a rarity in their own right more on that later but copper pennies from 1943 are such a unique find that they could be worth as much as $85,000 under the right circumstances. Scroll through to …

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