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Glorifying serial killer-type behavior most service members would find appalling is a strange way to honor them. Trump’s recent moves are plainly calibrated to encourage war crimes, not prosecute them. How are you spending Memorial Day? Ordinary people may attend parades, host cookouts, or take the long weekend to visit loved ones. Donald Trump, on […]

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DOJ Antitrust Attorneys Reportedly Recommend Agency Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

May 23, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON – Today, reports indicate that the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has recommended the agency move to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The reports follow Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s recent announcement of his recommended approval of the merger. If approved by both the DOJ and the FCC, the number of national wireless carriers […]

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Kazakh Activists Say They're Being Conscripted As Punishment For Political Activities

May 18, 2019           |                                       

Kazakh authorities have moved to conscript two opposition activists for mandatory military service, a move the activists say is punishment for their political protests. The effort targeting Beibarys Tolymbekov and Aslan Sagutdinov has worried opposition groups who say Kazakh officials are stepping up pressure against political activists ahead of next month’s presidential election. Last month, […]

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Abdikadir Mohamed felt nervous as he approached the customs desk at John F. Kennedy Airport on December 13, 2017. The previous summer he had married his wife, Malyuun, in a ceremony held in South Africa, and now he was on his way to Ohio, where she lived. Malyuun was pregnant with their second child, and […]

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If you wait tables for a living, chances are that the website Yelp has affected how you think about and even perform your work. Restaurant managers and owners regularly, sometimes daily, pore over their Yelp reviews and – depending on the content of those reviews – praise, reprimand, and even fire servers who can be […]

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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. The internet arrived in some parts of eastern Kentucky’s Jackson and Owsley counties on the back of a mule named Old Bub. Nine years […]

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Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for Hate Speech

May 2, 2019           |                                       

SAN FRANCISCO — After years of pressure to crack down on extremist content, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban against hate and violence. The company also banned right-wing leaders Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, Infowars. The latest […]

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Wheelchair users face “horrific” delays from major NHS provider

April 17, 2019           |                                       

Speaking about its various contracts across the country, the Millbrook spokesperson said: “transitioning from one provider to another is often challenging and we are working closely with individual service users and their representatives to address the feedback we have received […] we are having detailed discussions with commissioners around eligibility criteria specifically, and service improvement […]

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Real Sanctuary Demands More Than Lip Service. Cities Must Step Up.

April 17, 2019           |                                       

At Last, Mueller Reveals [REDACTED] Real Sanctuary Demands More Than Lip Service. Cities Must Step Up. Trump Wants to Maintain US Empire But Without the Alliances US Welcomes Fraudulent DRC President as a Strategic Ally Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Complicity in Yemen Crisis Trump Blocks US From Appointing Anyone to UN Committee on […]

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Three U.S. Soldiers, One American Contractor Killed In Afghanistan

April 8, 2019           |                                       

Three U.S. service members and an American contractor have been killed in a roadside bombing near the main U.S. air base in Afghanistan, U.S. forces in Afghanistan said on April 8. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission said in a statement the four Americans were killed on […]

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Bowe Bergdahl captured the American imagination in 2009 when he disappeared from what had become his living hell. His battalion commander, Lt Baker, was not only an obnoxious tyrant (handing out Field-Grade Article 15s, just short of a court martial, supposedly for being out of uniform, but in fact for complaining about the mission to […]

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Wealthy Russian Businesswoman Dies In German Plane Crash

March 31, 2019           |                                       

One of Russia’s richest women, S7 Group chairwoman and co-owner Natalia Fileva, has died in a plane crash in southwestern Germany, the S7 airline says. The airline’s press service said on March 31 that Fileva, 55, was aboard a single-engine Epic-LT aircraft that crashed on approach to the small airport at the town of Egelsbach, […]

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