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Award-winning screenwriter and author Elan Mastai writes Hollywood films but has his feet planted firmly in Toronto. In fact, his home town was the setting for his successful romantic comedy, “The F Word.” He joins Nam to discuss the appeal of romantic comedies and whether they have given way to comic book heroes at the […]

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White House upheaval continues as General Kelly takes the reins

on July 31, 2017

? White House upheaval continues as General Kelly takes the reins By Patrick Martin 1 August 2017 General John Kelly took office Monday morning as the new White House chief of staff. He asserted his authority immediately by forcing out Anthony Scaramucci, named White House communications director only 11 days before by President Trump. The […]

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Germany Urges EU To Fight Back Against Russia Sanctions Bill

on July 31, 2017

Germany?s economics minister on July 31 urged the European Union to fight back against new sanctions by the United States that could penalize Western companies doing business with Russia. The new sanctions targeting Russia’s energy firms were included in legislation passed overwhelmingly by Congress last week and expected to be signed into law by President […]

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Prominent journalist Swe Win is accused of defaming a controversial Buddhist monk on social media. Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RFAvideo RFA’s official site: http://rfa.org Follow RFA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioFreeAsia Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioFreeAsia About RFA: Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit, multimedia corporation, bringing award-winning, domestic journalism and uncensored content to people in six Asian countries […]

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In Guam, the Gravest Threat Isn?t North Korea?It?s the United States

on July 31, 2017

The United States is using this Pacific colony as its own private firing range. Indigenous groups have largely led the fight against military pollution. This article was produced in partnership with Foreign Policy in Focus. This past Fourth of July, while I listened to the fireworks outside the Capitol building, my phone started buzzing with […]

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I first met Typhoon in 2011. We climbed trees in the back of an old Austin home before one of their SXSW showcases. And even though we spent less than 20 minutes together that day, they made a deep impression on me and quickly became one of my new favorite bands. Our paths would cross […]

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Millennials Are Killing the Oil Industry

on July 31, 2017

Hell yeah we are. As is the case with a host of other progressive issues, the overwhelming majority of millennials?91 percent?believe in climate change, and the vast majority support government action to do something about it. Depending on who you ask, millennials are either lazy, trophy-weaned basement dwellers or ruthlessly efficient killing machines, taking down […]

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Torrential rains have caused heavy flooding in the town of Shabqadar in the northern Pakistani district of Charsadda. (RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/northern-pakistan-district-hit-by-flooding/28651048.html

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Afghan security forces battled gunmen for four hours following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in Kabul. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the July 31 assault in the Afghan capital. (RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/is-claim-responsibility-for-iraqi-embassy-attack-in-kabul/28651026.html

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Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said on July 31 she welcomed the U.S. Senate vote on July 27 that paved the way for imposing new sanctions on Russia. (AP) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/lithuania-russia-energy-gas/28651014.html

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https://democracynow.org – The White House appears ready to abandon the landmark Iranian nuclear deal in favor of what experts say could lead to war with Iran. The New York Times reported last week that President Donald Trump has instructed his national security aides to find a rationale for declaring that Iran is violating the terms […]

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https://democracynow.org – As the Democrats prepare for the 2018 midterms, some ask whether the party is making a mistake by prioritizing the pursuit of wavering white voters over investing in and inspiring African-American voters. Last week in Virginia, party leaders unveiled their new slogan?”A Better Deal”?and rolled out an agenda to win back working-class voters […]

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https://democracynow.org – President Donald Trump is facing widespread criticism from police chiefs across the country following a speech he gave on Friday to police officers in Long Island, New York, that appeared to openly endorse police brutality. Commenting on the need to crack down on gang members, Trump suggested that police officers have license to […]

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Ricardo Romero inherited a former cattle ranch in Veracruz, Mexico, from his father decades ago. Since then, he?s turned the land into the Las Ca?adas Farm Cooperative, a place that?s at the forefront of a new agriculture technique called carbon farming. When plants grow, they draw carbon from the air and deposit it in the […]

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This Is How Bad the Wage Gap Is for Black Women

on July 31, 2017

Monday marks Black Women?s Equal Pay Day, which shows how many days into 2017 a black woman needs to work to make as much as a white man did in 2016, assuming they both started Jan. 1, 2016. The day comes nearly four months after Equal Pay Day, which marked how far women had to […]

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