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How to Have a High-End Vacation for Less

How to Have a High-End Vacation for Less

June 16, 2019

Why pay top dollar for a luxury vacation when it’s possible to have it for less? A high-end trip without a premium price tag is possible anywhere in the world, but your approach needs to be tailored to your destination. Here, locals in five famously expensive cities — London, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney…

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GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts — and default

GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts — and default

June 16, 2019

President Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, right, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Capitol Hill. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy June 15 at 3:45 PM Senate Republicans and the Trump administration are struggling to reach an agreement on a path forward on critical budget and spending issues,…

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Power Cut Hits All of Argentina and Uruguay, Affecting Tens of Millions

Power Cut Hits All of Argentina and Uruguay, Affecting Tens of Millions

June 16, 2019

BUENOS AIRES — A widespread power failure early Sunday morning left a large section of South America, including all of Argentina and Uruguay, without power — and an energy company official called the blackout “unprecedented.” Social media users said parts of Chile, Paraguay and southern Brazil were also affected, but an Argentine official said it…

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Neighborhood watch

Neighborhood watch

June 16, 2019

In the Atlanta suburbs, an American flag hangs outside a home in the Saddlebrook subdivision. (Kevin D. Liles for The Washington Post) FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — It was late afternoon in a subdivision an hour north of Atlanta when the chop of one helicopter, then another, began startling neighbors out of their weekday routines. A…

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Hong Kong Protest Live Updates: Massive Turnout Reflects Distrust of Leaders

Hong Kong Protest Live Updates: Massive Turnout Reflects Distrust of Leaders

June 16, 2019

Students have drawn other lessons from the 2014 demonstrations, making them much better prepared this time, said Leung Yiu-Ting, student union president at Hong Kong Education University. Factions that differed over strategy in the past have stopped attacking each other and learned to cooperate, he said. “We are all finding our own ways to resist…

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Masks, cash and apps: How Hong Kong’s protesters find ways to outwit the surveillance state

Masks, cash and apps: How Hong Kong’s protesters find ways to outwit the surveillance state

June 16, 2019

HONG KONG — The moment the 25-year-old protester got home from demonstrations that turned violent — tear gas still stinging her eyes — she knew what she had to do: delete all of her Chinese phone apps. WeChat was gone. So was Alipay and the shopping app Taobao. She then installed a virtual private network…

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Large-scale protests return to Hong Kong despite suspension of extradition bill

Large-scale protests return to Hong Kong despite suspension of extradition bill

June 16, 2019

HONG KONG — Protesters filled Hong Kong’s streets again on Sunday, cramming subway stations and turning roads into a sea of black, in another massive demonstration against their government’s handling of a proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China — even after the city’s leader said she would suspend the bill.  Demonstrations have now continued,…

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The Commissar Comes For Murray

The Commissar Comes For Murray

June 16, 2019

Watch this clip. In it, a Scottish high school teacher disciplines a student whom he has kicked out of class for insisting that there are only two genders. The authoritarian madness is on full display! This exchange is for the ages: Teacher: “I am not putting my opinion out. I am stating what is national…

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Analysis | Want to get noticed as a female candidate on the Democratic debate stage? Interrupt a man.

Analysis | Want to get noticed as a female candidate on the Democratic debate stage? Interrupt a man.

June 16, 2019

Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand speaks to California Democrats in June. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) A historic number of women will be on the presidential debate stages later this month — women will make up six of the 20 candidates who qualified for the June 26 and 27 Democratic presidential primary debates. That’s awesome, say advocates for women…

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Don’t Give the Iran Hawks What They Want

Don’t Give the Iran Hawks What They Want

June 16, 2019

The Bloomberg editors have been pushing for the destruction of the nuclear deal and backing economic warfare on Iran for months. Now they are seizing on the recent oil tanker attacks to call for more escalation and to berate our allies once again: U.S. sanctions on the regime are already extensive, limiting the additional punishment…

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