Tag: history

Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as first Black defense secretary

The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole "no" votes.Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the…

/ January 22, 2021
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The rise and rise of Aldi: two decades that changed supermarket shopping in Australia

Twenty years ago, on January 25 2001, a virtually unknown German supermarket chain quietly opened its first stores in Australia. The two stores – one in Sydney’s inner-west suburb of Marrickville, the other in the outer south-west, near Bankstown Airport…

/ January 21, 2021
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Archaeologists Are Caught Up in an Intense Fight Over Just How Important the Mysterious Nebra Sky Disk Really Is

It’s an enchanting object, made of copper and bronze, an ancient view of the cosmos—but how ancient, exactly, is what’s fueling an increasingly contentious debate. Is the Nebra Sky Disk an unprecedented Bronze Age treasure forged some 3,600 years ago? Or…

/ January 20, 2021
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Vogue Will Print Second Kamala Harris Cover After Backlash To ‘Disrespectful’ Original

Fashion-minded readers who disapproved of Vogue’s cover shot of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris can now opt for an alternate version of the magazine with a different photo.Vogue announced Tuesday that the digital edition of its February issue will receive a…

/ January 20, 2021
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Seven Women Artists of Color Are Honoring Kamala Harris’s Historic Inauguration With a Triumphant New Video Artwork

A group of seven women artists of color are collaborating to mark the inauguration of Kamala Harris as America’s next vice president with When We Gather, a new artwork presented by New York public art nonprofit Creative Time. The idea for the…

/ January 19, 2021
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Stunning ‘Field Of Flags’ Lights Up In National Mall Ahead Of Biden Inauguration

Joe Raedle via Getty ImagesThe "Field of Flags" will take the place of tens of thousands of American people at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, which will take place amid a devastating pandemic and war zone-like security…

/ January 19, 2021
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The economy can’t guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, the Morrison government took bold and imaginative action. The most notable examples were its income support programs – JobKeeper, paying a A$750 weekly subsidy to employers to keep workers on the…

/ January 18, 2021
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Off the rails: Conspiracy theorists commandeer Trump’s legal operation

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios…

/ January 17, 2021
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Trump Supporters’ Main Problem Was Never The Economy

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty ImagesSupporters of President Donald Trump rampage through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress met to count the Electoral Votes that named Joe Biden the winner of the November election.Safe to say, the Donald Trump…

/ January 16, 2021
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Surreal Photos Show DC In Lockdown As Inauguration Day Approaches

As Washington, DC, still reels from the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, it also prepares for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.Photos this week show the city mounting unprecedented preparations against the backdrop of the coronavirus…

/ January 15, 2021
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The End Of The Pussy-Grabbing President

Getty ImagesHow it started. How it's going.It began with “pussy,” and it will end with “pussy.” Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of mainly female protesters peacefully descended on Washington, DC, to register their opposition to the president of the United…

/ January 14, 2021
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WhatsApp Forces Users to Share Data with Facebook

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/ January 13, 2021
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The Smithsonian Has Scrapped Its $2 Billion Bjarke Ingels Redesign in Favor of a More Modest Overhaul

The Smithsonian Institution has ditched a $2 billion design plan by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, which was set to be the blueprint for a major overhaul of its south campus. Unveiled in late 2014, the splashy master plan was expected to take…

/ January 12, 2021
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What Clive Palmer must now ask himself: would China’s ‘bastards’ buy a mine from him?

Colourful mining magnate Clive Palmer’s political ambitions appear to be in tatters. But what of his multibillion-dollar legal ambitions? On Sunday he announced his United Australia Party will not contest Western Australia’s state election in March – a logical decision…

/ January 11, 2021