Tag: order

U.S. notified Israel in advance about strike on Iran-backed militia facilities in Syria

The Biden administration notified Israel in advance about the airstrike against an Iranian-backed Shiite militia base on the Syrian-Iraqi border Thursday evening, Israeli officials told me.Why it matters: The airstrike was the first overt military action by the U.S. in…

/ February 26, 2021
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Airlines ground some Boeing 777s and FAA steps up inspections after Denver engine failure

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Sunday there must be "stepped up" inspections of Boeing 777 aircraft that contain the same engine model that failed on a United Airlines flight over Denver this weekend.Why it matters: United, Japan's two main…

/ February 22, 2021
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The Law Professor Who Trained with the D.C. Police

Rosa Brooks, a professor at Georgetown Law, has spent much of her career observing the relationship between violence and law enforcement. She has worked in the State Department and at the Pentagon, and has taught courses on international law and…

/ February 13, 2021
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Sam Newman’s Claims Lumumba Gave Himself Nickname Backfires: ‘It’s Proof Club Bosses Knew’

Héritier Lumumba says a resurfaced AFL player profile which lists “The Chimp” as his nickname proves Collingwood officials knew about the term, despite constantly denying they’d heard it.  The 2007 pamphlet, that was circulated at games, was tweeted by football…

/ February 11, 2021
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‘I’m the Ice Man’: How a Retiree in a Small New England Town Found a New Career Photographing Winter Frost

On cold winter mornings, 83-year-old Len Burgess wakes up before dawn, picks up his camera, and checks the storm windows on his Danvers, Massachusetts, home. When conditions are just right, he can photograph delicate ice crystals that form on the…

/ February 8, 2021
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In photos: Myanmar protesters confront police with roses and placards in massive rally

Myanmar's military appeared to have broadened its crackdown on internet access Saturday amid protests over the coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected civilian government, AP reports.What's happening: Netblocks, a U.K.-based site that tracks internet disruptions worldwide, tweeted Saturday…

/ February 7, 2021
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U.K. to test mixing COVID-19 vaccines in world-first trial

The United Kingdom on Thursday launched a new clinical study to test the effects of mixing COVID-19 vaccines.Why it matters: Per a statement from Oxford University virologist Matthew Snape, chief investigator of the world-first study: "If we do show that…

/ February 4, 2021
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Vital Signs: Any talk about raising interest rates is a huge mistake

It seems it doesn’t take much of an economic recovery before people start pressuring policymakers to pull back the very policies that have contributed to the recovery. The Reserve Bank of Australia wisely (if rather too late) cut short-term interest…

/ January 28, 2021
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Ukraine Unveils Plans for a $100 Million Interactive Holocaust Memorial, But Faces Criticism Over Director’s Proposal to Experiment on Visitors

As the world recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kiev has unveiled plans for a major—and highly unconventional—memorial and museum complex in Babyn Yar, a ravine outside the Ukrainian city where Nazis executed 100,000 people. The $100…

/ January 27, 2021
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Muslim families hope to reunite following Biden’s travel ban repeal

Muslim Americans across the U.S. are celebrating President Biden's day-1 reversal of former President Trump's travel ban that targeted several Muslim-majority countries.The big picture: The repeal of what many critics called the "Muslim ban" renews hope for thousands of families…

/ January 23, 2021
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The cloudy science on school reopening during the pandemic

President Biden's plan to accelerate the reopening of K-8 schools faces major challenges from a still out-of-control pandemic and more contagious coronavirus variants.Why it matters: The longer American kids miss in-person schooling, the further they fall behind. But the uncertain…

/ January 23, 2021
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Inauguration Day dashboard

Joe Biden's inauguration and the days right after will bring a rat-tat-tat burst of climate policy moves, but keep this in mind amid the splashy pledges: pushing through most of his agenda will be a long, uncertain slog.Why it matters:…

/ January 20, 2021
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Feeling Betrayed, Far-Right Extremists Have A New Message For Trump: ‘Get Out Of Our Way’

ILLUSTRATION: REBECCA ZISSER/HUFFPOSTFor months, President Donald Trump’s message to his supporters was clear:The election was being stolen from him, and they needed to fight to take it back.So on January 6, during a Trump-promoted rally to “Stop the Steal,” thousands…

/ January 17, 2021