Tag: war

America’s extra vaccine doses could be key to global supply

The Biden administration’s purchase of 200 million additional Pfizer and Modern doses means the U.S. could fully vaccinate 300 million people with just those two vaccines — and 355 million more people if four additional vaccines gain FDA approval.Why it…

/ February 13, 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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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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Trump leaves behind legacy of targeted vitriol toward the press

The Capitol attack on Jan. 6 resulted in at least nine physical assaults against journalists and at least five arrests, per the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker's top editor. Why it matters: President Trump's harsh rhetoric towards the press has empowered…

/ January 19, 2021
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Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms. Why it matters: Because law enforcement…

/ January 17, 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
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Off the rails: Trump’s premeditated election lie lit the fire

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. Axios takes…

/ January 16, 2021
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Newly declassified report lays out U.S. strategy in Asia

The Trump administration has declassified a report which lays out its Indo-Pacific strategy, including “accelerating India’s rise,” blocking China from establishing “illiberal spheres of influence,” and maintaining “U.S. strategic primacy” in the region, according to a copy viewed by Axios.Why…

/ January 12, 2021
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Archaeologists Are Using Incredible Photographs From This Cold War-Era Spy Satellite to Unlock Secrets of World History

Satellite imagery from the Corona project, a Cold War spy program that acquired military intelligence about the Soviet Union for the US, is proving useful in ways its creators could have never imagined—including for archaeologists. “Corona is like a time…

/ January 8, 2021
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‘The Police Didn’t Know What Was Going to Happen’: 5 Photographers on What It Was Like to Document the Storming of the US Capitol

What has historically been the routine task of ratifying the results of the US presidential election devolved into unprecedented chaos on Wednesday as insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, overrunning law enforcement and vandalizing the building in a brazen attempt to interrupt…

/ January 8, 2021
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Emma Roberts Gives Birth To Baby Boy Reportedly Named Rhodes

Alert newly minted Great-Aunt Julia: Emma Roberts has welcomed her first child with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund. The “American Horror Story” alum gave birth Sunday in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. Unnamed sources told the outlet that the newborn’s name is Rhodes.  “Everyone is…

/ December 30, 2020
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Young Muslim women are leading environmental movements grounded in their beliefs

Weeks prior to the lockdowns and closures that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary General António Guterres said 2020 would be a “pivotal year for how we address climate change.” Revamped emission goals were expected from 196 countries, but…

/ December 22, 2020