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The English Voice of ISIS Comes Out of the Shadows

The English Voice of ISIS Comes Out of the Shadows

February 18, 2019

At first, Mr. Khalifa said, the audio was recorded in a professional studio, with walls made of foam to absorb ambient sound. They used the software Magix Samplitude to edit the sound, and the finished productions were broadcast through a portable satellite dish. But that all changed with American airstrikes in late 2014, Mr. Khalifa…

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Opinion | Congress must reach across the aisle and protect the Grand Canyon

Opinion | Congress must reach across the aisle and protect the Grand Canyon

February 18, 2019

The Grand Canyon on Jan. 10. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Cindy McCain is the widow of Sen. John McCain and chair of the Board of Trustees of the McCain Institute. Mark Udall, son of the late Rep. Mo Udall, served as a Democratic congressman and senator from Colorado. Every year, Americans of all political persuasions make pilgrimages…

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Bernie Sanders Stumbled With Black Voters in 2016. Can He Do Better in 2020?

Bernie Sanders Stumbled With Black Voters in 2016. Can He Do Better in 2020?

February 18, 2019

“The individual roles of African-American outreach staff members changed as the campaign grew and the calendar progressed, as they did in every department,” the senator’s campaign committee said. Advisers to Mr. Sanders say he is committed to having a more diverse campaign staff should he run again, and there have been signs he is trying…

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In Indian-controlled Kashmir, unprecedented attack puts focus on ‘homegrown’ militants

In Indian-controlled Kashmir, unprecedented attack puts focus on ‘homegrown’ militants

February 18, 2019

GUNDIBAGH, India — Just a few miles separate the place where Adil Ahmad Dar grew up from the place where he ended his life in an act of wanton violence. When Dar drove an SUV packed with explosives into a convoy of Indian security personnel on Thursday, he carried out the single deadliest attack in…

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Opinion | How to screw up an emergency declaration in 10 easy steps

Opinion | How to screw up an emergency declaration in 10 easy steps

February 18, 2019

Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic None other than Ann Coulter declared on Friday, “The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot.” She has a point. The president’s declaration, in the words of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), amounts to…

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In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget

In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget

February 18, 2019

Even so, Ms. Taback is the only one to work for Netflix, which has poured money into its hunt for Emmys and Oscars on a scale that Hollywood executives say they have rarely if ever seen before. Most studios, for instance, sent a couple of movies on DVD to voters for consideration this season. Netflix…

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‘Uncharted territory’: Political, legal hits continue after Trump’s emergency declaration

‘Uncharted territory’: Political, legal hits continue after Trump’s emergency declaration

February 18, 2019

Amy B Wang General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news February 17 at 7:02 PM The White House on Sunday defended President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border and sought to clarify his contradictory statements about its necessity, marking the start of what’s expected to be a drawn out fight…

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Review | Andrew McCabe’s disturbing account of working for Sessions and Trump

Review | Andrew McCabe’s disturbing account of working for Sessions and Trump

February 17, 2019

He didn’t read intelligence reports and mixed up classified material with what he had seen in newspaper clips. He seemed confused about the structure and purpose of organizations and became overwhelmed when meetings covered multiple subjects. He blamed immigrants for nearly every societal problem and uttered racist sentiments with shocking callousness. This isn’t how President…

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‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out

‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out

February 17, 2019

One priest had sex for the first time at 62, no strings attached, with a man he met online. The relationship was discovered and reported to his bishop, and he has not had sex since. Another priest, when asked if he had ever considered himself as having a partner, wondered what that even meant. He…

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NYT Holds The Gay Catholic Party Line

NYT Holds The Gay Catholic Party Line

February 17, 2019

When it comes to covering LGBT issues, The New York Times is a propaganda sheet worth reading only for the same reason that, during the Cold War, one read Pravda: to get the ruling class’s party line. Today’s big piece on the agony of closeted gay priests is a classic of the genre.  Note these…

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