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Afghan Taliban Accused Of Subjecting Captives To Ill-Treatment, Torture

May 26, 2019           |                                       

Afghan captives held by the Taliban have been subjected to “ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture,” according to the United Nations’ Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). In a statement on May 26, UNAMA said it had interviewed 13 detainees from a group of 53 rescued last month from a Taliban-run detention facility in […]

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Iranian FM Arrives In Baghdad For Talks Amid Tensions With U.S.

May 25, 2019           |                                       

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Baghdad for talks with his Iraqi counterpart and other officials amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States. Zarif will meet with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim, President Barham Salih, and Prime Minister Mohammed al-Halbousi during his two-day visit that began on May 25, the […]

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Six immigrant children dead in US custody since September 24 May 2019 On Wednesday, CBS News reported that the Trump administration covered up the death of a 10-year-old Salvadoran girl in US custody. Although the unnamed girl died in September 2018, officials failed to notify the public of her death, leaving even the Salvadoran consulate […]

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Tajik Prison Riot Puts Spotlight On Alleged Role Of Turncoat Police Colonel's Son

May 21, 2019           |                                       

A deadly prison riot in Tajikistan has put a spotlight on the alleged role of the eldest son of the country’s most-wanted man, a police colonel who defected to Islamic State (IS) four years ago. Authorities claim that Gulmurod Halimov’s 20-year-old son, Behruz Gulmurod, was among four instigators of the riot that broke out on […]

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5th Migrant Child Dies in U.S. Custody

May 21, 2019           |                                       

HOUSTON—A 16-year-old Guatemala migrant who died Monday in U.S. custody had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred him to another holding facility even after he was diagnosed with the flu. The teenager, identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Carlos […]

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Soon You May Not Even Have to Click on a Website Contract to Be Bound by Its Terms

May 20, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably clicked “I agree” on many online contracts without ever reading them. Soon you may be deemed to […]

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Rebranding Corruption Benefits Shady Politicians on Both Sides of the Aisle

May 18, 2019           |                                       

Springtime in the New Normal of Climate Disruption Will Democratic Party Elites Dictate Its Primaries Again? Progressives Demand Mnuchin Be Held in Contempt for Defying Subpoena Missouri Republicans Rush to Criminalize Abortion Care Rural Voter Project Is Tied to Medicare for All Opponents Victory on Elder Care Equity Sets a Marker for 2020 Debates Anyone […]

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Four Simple Steps the U.S. Media Could Take to Prevent a Trump War With Iran

May 17, 2019           |                                       

An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 10, 2019, in the Red Sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group has been deployed to U.S. Central Command as tensions with Iran have recently escalated. Photo: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/U.S. Navy via Getty Images Here we […]

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British General Says No Evidence of “Increased Threat” From Iran

May 15, 2019           |                                       

Why Is Everyone Running for President? It’s a Billion-Dollar Industry. Hospital Workers in Toledo, Ohio, Strike for Safe Patient Care Daenerys Targaryen Was Never a Liberator Omar Says Criticisms of Her and Rashida Tlaib Are Designed to Silence Muslims The US Is Making Immigrants Pay for Its Red Tape With Asylum Application Fees British General […]

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ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In 2010, amid a historic commodities boom fueled by the explosion of China’s economy, international companies began turning their attention to Mongolia as it […]

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White House Reviews US Military Plan for 120,000 Troops for Iran War

May 14, 2019           |                                       

John Bolton ordered the Pentagon to come up with an “updated” plan for getting more American troops into the Middle East to fight a war against Iran. The plans are in now, according to officials, who say that the options envision 120,000 US ground troops in the Middle East. Incredibly, this option appears to just […]

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I’m angry, our system is supposed to work for us, but it doesn’t! I’m tired of being told that elected officials are supposed to represent their constituents, and watching their persistent inaction and failure. One of the interesting features of English language is the labels that are provided for groups of animals; perhaps the pride […]

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With B-52s, carrier battle group in place, US war against Iran on a hair trigger By Bill Van Auken 11 May 2019 The USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group made its way through the Suez Canal on Thursday entering the Red Sea and the heart of the Middle East, while a US bomber task force […]

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We Stick With Our Stories Until We See Results

May 10, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Sign up for our newsletter to get weekly updates written by our journalists. You know how in “The Godfather, Part III,” the aging Michael Corleone describes Mafia life: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”? The […]

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