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Constraints on presidency being redefined in Trump era, report fallout shows

Constraints on presidency being redefined in Trump era, report fallout shows

April 23, 2019

President Trump repeatedly tried to undermine the Russia investigation, but the special counsel overseeing the probe declined to say whether he broke the law — and the attorney general declared that he had committed no crime. Trump’s campaign showed a willingness to work with a foreign power — something his personal lawyer now insists is…

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Deadly attacks in Sri Lanka tap into global anxiety about Christian-Muslim violence

Deadly attacks in Sri Lanka tap into global anxiety about Christian-Muslim violence

April 23, 2019

Friends and relatives pray as they mourn Shaini, 13, who died as bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negombo, Sri Lanka,on April 22, 2019. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters) The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, a Buddhist-majority country not known for religious violence or intolerance, are tapping into global worries about safety. Experts…

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Bias Law Covers Gay and Transgender Workers

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Bias Law Covers Gay and Transgender Workers

April 23, 2019

Two weeks after receiving the letter, the home’s owner, Thomas Rost, fired Ms. Stephens. Asked for the “specific reason that you terminated Stephens,” Mr. Rost said: “Well, because he was no longer going to represent himself as a man. He wanted to dress as a woman.” The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth…

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Death toll rises to 311 in Sri Lanka bombings

Death toll rises to 311 in Sri Lanka bombings

April 23, 2019

Explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed over 300 people and injured more than 500 on Easter Sunday. These are the latest developments: ● The death toll was revised to 311 on Tuesday morning, up from 290, according to Sri Lanka’s state minister for defense.  ● The government says the attack was carried…

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Sri Lanka Was Warned of Possible Attacks. Why Didn’t It Stop Them?

Sri Lanka Was Warned of Possible Attacks. Why Didn’t It Stop Them?

April 23, 2019

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The confidential security memo laid it all out: names, addresses, phone numbers, even the times in the middle of the night that one suspect would visit his wife. In the days leading up to the devastating suicide bombings that killed at least 310 people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the…

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Could Brexit Unite Ireland At Last?

Could Brexit Unite Ireland At Last?

April 23, 2019

A century ago, Ireland’s War of Independence against Britain—the equivalent of the Revolutionary War in colonial America—erupted. It would last 17 months, only to descend afterwards into the year-long Irish Civil War. Even after it came to an official end in 1923, no full and lasting peace was achieved. Rather, the island was permanently partitioned…

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Sri Lanka’s social-media shutdown illustrates global discontent with Silicon Valley

Sri Lanka’s social-media shutdown illustrates global discontent with Silicon Valley

April 23, 2019

The Easter morning bomb blasts that killed 290 in Sri Lanka also illustrated the world’s growing discontent with social media. (Chamila Karunarathne/AP) Tony Romm Staff writer covering technology policy April 22 at 3:07 PM The Sri Lankan government’s decision to shutter access to social media sites after Sunday’s deadly bombings may mark a turning point…

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Taking Back ‘We the People’ From the Left

Taking Back ‘We the People’ From the Left

April 23, 2019

Modern American populism grounded in the Constitution has been a major force in American politics, especially in the conservative movement, for nearly six decades. Since the Draft Goldwater Committee of 1962 to 1963, constitutional populism has helped to shape the politics of American conservatism and its chosen political instrument, the Republican Party. Populism on the…

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Teach For America Yugoslavia

Teach For America Yugoslavia

April 23, 2019

Identity Politics Destroying America, Chapter MDXVI: A class exercise asking students at Saratoga Springs High School to score their privileged status raised concerns among parents worried about the assignment’s underlying message and the use of offensive words. Parents said it was harmful to have students score themselves on factors like “attractiveness,” “disability” and race, potentially reinforcing negative…

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After China turned it into a cheap snack, caviar is at risk of losing its status as a luxury good

After China turned it into a cheap snack, caviar is at risk of losing its status as a luxury good

April 23, 2019

Various types of caviar. (Jeremy Allen/Bloomberg News) It was a 1980s Wall Street cliche. Tiny pancakes, huge egos and gobs of glossy black fish eggs from the Caspian Sea hoovered up on little mother-of-pearl spoons. Beluga, osetra and sevruga — most Americans had no idea these were species of sturgeon, but it was clear eating…

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