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Israel, US Rescue Terrorist Leaders, Intelligence Assets From Southwestern Syria Ahead Of Liberation

By Brandon Turbeville As the Syrian government marches forward with the liberation of the southwestern front, the United States, Europe, Israel, and Jordan are coming to the humanitarian rescue. But they aren’t rescuing civilians from terrorists or even from being caught...

/ July 26, 2018

‘I Put on a Mask and I Become That Spirit’: Watch Artist Joan Jonas Combine Drawing, Video, and Performance to Create Her Seminal Works

For the past five decades, Joan Jonas has created work that seamlessly blends live performance, drawing, installation, video, and music. In the process, she has become one of the most influential and multidimensional artists working today. Now 82, Jonas is...

/ July 26, 2018

Laos dam collapse: Survivors and NGOs query official toll

Image caption Conditions were basic at this emergency shelter in Paksong The death toll from the dam collapse in Laos could be much higher than the official figure of 27, local people and aid agencies have told the BBC. Few...

/ July 26, 2018

How Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Could Jeopardize Health Care for Millions | Opinions | NowThis

Here's how Trump's Supreme Court nominee is putting health care for the most vulnerable Americans at risk. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us...

/ July 26, 2018

Money Laundering & Espionage Extraordinaire

By Catherine J. Frompovich This probably will be my shortest article ever!  Why? Because I cannot begin to parse it dutifully enough as former CIA Officer Kevin Shipp has to say in an interview with Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com. Talk...

/ July 26, 2018

Taxpayers to Be Held Liable After Cops Mistake Vitamins for Opioids and Jail Innocent Mom for Months

By Matt Agorist Tampa, FL — Rebecca Shaw, a mother of four who has never been in trouble with the law before, ended up spending five months in jail because a field drug test falsely identified her vitamins as opioids....

/ July 26, 2018

City of Lexington Wants to Keep Fighting Me Over Surveillance Documents

By Michael Maharrey After losing yet another round in Fayette Circuit Court, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government has decided to take its fight to keep its “mobile surveillance cameras” a secret to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. And I...

/ July 26, 2018

John Kasich’s “Wild Wild West” Ohio Includes No Permits or Fees Required for Cable or Video Service Providers to Install Micro Wireless Infrastructure Underground?

By B.N. Frank Giddy-up, Ohio.  John Kasich wants your Midwestern state to be the “Wild Wild West” for automated vehicles – despite all the accidents (and one fatality so far). “You’ll always have to take risks,” Kasich said Wednesday while...

/ July 26, 2018

A South Carolina Nuclear Fuel Plant Has Leaked Radioactive Pollution

By Mac Slavo Radioactive uranium has leaked through the floor of the Westinghouse South Carolina nuclear fuel plant and contaminated the soil. The Westinghouse fuel factory on Bluff Road, located in Richland County, also has a nearly 35-year history of groundwater...

/ July 26, 2018

Silver Threads among the Gold: What the Tea Leaves Seem to Be Telling Us

By David Smith The ongoing July silver (and gold) slam has a 2008 feel about it. Important data point elements are different, but there’s an air of panic on the part of physical precious metals’ owners. “Major trend lines” being...

/ July 26, 2018

Different US Election Maps Tell ‘Different Versions of the Truth’

On May 11, 2017, a reporter named Trey Yingst, who covers the White House for the conservative news network OANN, tweeted a photo of a framed map of the United States being carried into the West Wing. The map depicted...

/ July 26, 2018

A UK Judge Rules That a $13 Million Giotto Cannot Be Exported Anywhere—But Home to Italy

A UK judge says a Giotto painting worth £10 million ($13.2 million) isn’t going anywhere but home. In a decision delivered on Monday, Judge Justice Carr upheld the Arts Council England’s refusal to grant an export license for the work, which is currently...

/ July 26, 2018

Airbnb’s Slow-Moving Mission to Win Over African Americans

A year ago today, Airbnb announced a remarkable effort designed to to increase the company’s presence in black neighborhoods: a partnership with the NAACP. By the time the press release hit the wires, the move was a long time coming....

/ July 26, 2018

Soccer and the politics of immigration

There’s a wave spreading across Europe right now. Depending on your vantage point it might be seen as a surging tidal wave, threatening to destroy the status quo you’ve grown accustomed to, or, alternatively, it might be seen as a...

/ July 26, 2018

America’s most self-loathing homosexual blasts ‘the gaying of Fox News’

Doug Mainwaring speaking at an anti-gay rally held by the National Organization for Marriage. YouTube Doug Mainwaring denounced Fox News as too pro-gay, saying that the conservative television station is promoting “romantic sodomy.” In a column, he attacked Fox News...

/ July 26, 2018

A rogue bodyguard embarrasses France’s president

ONE moment he was basking in glory after France’s victory at the World Cup. The next, Emmanuel Macron was up against a scandal that threatens to do serious damage to his year-old presidency. On July 20th, two days after revelations...

/ July 26, 2018

A hot summer is giving Europe’s populists a boost

SWEDEN is having a fiery summer. This has been the hottest July on record, and fires have consumed at least 25,000 hectares (62,000 acres) of forest. The political landscape is no less flammable. The Sweden Democrats, an anti-immigrant party founded...

/ July 26, 2018

The quest to make German more gender-neutral

GERMAN is more gendered than many other languages. In English, for example, “professor” can describe an academic of either sex, whereas in German “Professor” is strictly male and “Professorin” is strictly female. German nouns are all male, female or neuter,...

/ July 26, 2018

Why Germany needs a better army

IF A war were to break out in Europe, its early stages might look something like NATO’s recent exercise on the Letzlinger Heath, some 100km (60 miles) west of Berlin. The war game imagined an enemy (Russia, say) sweeping across...

/ July 26, 2018