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Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 92


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The queen marked the occasion by attending a star-studded charity concert, surrounded by family. But the party's not over yet — the longest-reigning living monarch celebrates two birthdays a year.

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#Trump: Barbara Bush is being buried … it will be a beautiful day!


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Barbara Bush Is Laid To Rest In Texas


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Guests gathered at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston to celebrate the life of the former first lady. She died Tuesday at age 92.

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Pink Floyd Frontman Leaks Email Exposing How White Helmets Recruit Celebs With Saudi Money
By John Vibes - April 21, 2018
http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/pink-floyd-frontman-leaks-email-exposing-how-white-helmets-recruit-celebs-with-saudi-money/

"“I was quite suspicious after I was invited to that [White Helmets] dinner. And now my worst suspicions have been confirmed,” Waters told the Grayzone Project. “I would encourage the celebrities who’ve signed to endorse the White Helmets to stop supporting them because we know what they are. I don’t blame them for having bought into it. On the face of it, it felt plausible that the White Helmets were just good people doing good things. But now we know they’re trying to encourage the West to drops bombs and missiles illegally in Syria.”

Then just last week before his recent concert, Waters was approached yet ag... show more
 

'Smallville' Actress Charged With Sex Trafficking


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Women in a secret group in a female mentorship organization operated as "slaves" with "masters," say federal prosecutors. Actress Allison Mack is alleged to have played a big role in the operation.

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Wissenschaftlicher Dienst des Bundestags: Luftangriff USA, GB und F war ein Bruch des Völkerrechts. Es folgt der Link auf den Text des Gutachtens
#syrien #krieg #angriffskrieg #völkerrecht #grundgesetz #neoliberalismus #neocons #usa #eu #macron #merkel #may #cdu #spd #teamsahra #wagenknecht #dielinke #gutachten
Wissenschaftlicher Dienst des Bundestags: Luftangriff USA, GB und F war ein Bruch des Völkerrechts. Es folgt der Link auf den Text des Gutachtens
 

Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall


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Duke University has decided to stop honoring roommate requests made by incoming freshmen – returning the procedure largely to chance. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta tells NPR why.

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A New Generation's Political Awakening


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Gun violence protests may be a pivotal moment for the generation coming up behind millennials. Events that occur when we're young can have an outsized impact on shaping our political outlook.

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The Russia Investigations: Comey At Imbroglio's Center But Does He Bring Clarity?


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James Comey's memos are released — in redacted, unclassified form — at the end of a week of Comey mania. And Michael Cohen drops a civil suit about the Trump-Russia dossier.

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Barbara Bush Remembered In Her Own, Never-Minced, Words


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The former first lady to President George H.W. Bush, and mother of President George W. Bush, spoke unapologetically throughout her life, inspiring many and incensing others.

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As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities


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Allowing cinemas is part of a modernization drive by the Saudi government, which hopes to create more business opportunities and become a regional film hub. But it's a tough place to be a filmmaker.

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When Teens Cyberbully Themselves


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In this latest form of self-harming behavior, adolescents anonymously post mean or derogatory comments about themselves on social media, as a way of managing feelings of sadness or self-loathing.

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His Dad Didn't Want Him To Draw. Dad Didn't Know Best


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Didier Kassai was determined to be an artist. In the troubled Central African Republic, where nearly 40 percent of adults aren't literate, his posters convey life-saving information.

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Die USA haben in ihrem Jahresbericht zur weltweiten Menschenrechtslage zahlreiche Länder, darunter Syrien, Nordkorea und den Iran, kritisiert. China und Russland werden dabei als "Kräfte der Instabilität" bezeichnet.
US-Menschenrechtsbericht rügt Syrien, Iran und Nordkorea | DW | 21.04.2018
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Kim Jong Un verkündet einen Politikwechsel. Die Atomversuche und die Tests der Interkontinental-Raketen würden ab dem 21. April gestoppt. Und die Anlage für Atomtests in Punggye-ri im Nordosten des Landes werde geschlossen. Deren Arbeit sei erledigt, zitiert die New York Times den nordkoreanischen Führer.

Kim Jong Uns Botschaften führen verlässlich zu Erwägungen im Rest der Welt über deren taktische und sicherheitspolitische Bedeutung sowie machtpolitische Folgen - soll mit mehr Druck oder mehr Entgegenkommen reagiert werden?

Aus Südkorea kommt Lob für einen weiteren deutlichen Schritt Richtung "Denuklearisierung der koreanischen Halbinsel"; in Japan ist man dagegen skeptisch, weil, wie Verteidigungsminister Itsunori Onodera laut New York Times erklärt, die Ankündigung nicht reiche. Ihm genügt nicht, dass die Atom- und Raketen-Tests eingestellt werden. "Denuklearisierung" bedeutet für ihn weit mehr.

Onodera drängt im Namen der Internationalen Gemeinschaft darauf, dass Nordkorea alle Massen... show more
 

Die Aufdeckung eines Jahrhundertskandals


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Seit dem ersten Treffen zwischen Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras und Glenn Greenwald in Hongkong im Juni 2013, sind inzwischen über fünf Jahre verstrichen. Nachdem Glenn Greenwald kurz darauf begann, die Snowden-Dokumente Stück für Stück im ›Guardian‹ zu veröffentlichen und diese Inhalte durch alle wichtigen, weltweiten Medien aufgegriffen wurden, wurde schnell klar, dass die globale Überwachung durch die US-amerikanische NSA und den ihr engverbundenen Geheimdiensten der sogenannten Five Eyes (Kanada, Großbritannien, Australien und Neuseeland), der wohl größte bekannt gewordene politische Skandal der Geschichte ist.

Nachdem Glenn Greenwald die Snowden-Dokumente durchgesehen hatte, war er von dem riesigen und um... show more
 
Yahoo verkauft Flickr an SmugMug. Der neue Eigner ist ein ungewöhnliches Unternehmen aus dem Silicon Valley.
https://www.heise.de/foto/meldung/Yahoo-verkauft-Flickr-an-SmugMug-4028953.html
#Flickr #Fotografie #Kanada #SmugMug #USA #Yahoo #digitaleFotografie #Übernahme
 
Twitter erlaubt Kaspersky nicht mehr, Reklame zu schalten, nennt dafür aber keine konkreten Gründe. Das offenbart der Sicherheitsanbieter in einem Brief an Twitters Management.
Twitter verbietet Werbung Kasperskys
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Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'


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North Korea announced that it will stop nuclear and missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. President Trump tweeted that it was a sign "Progress being made for all!"

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Nach dem tödlichen Zwischenfall auf einem Linienflug in den USA müssen knapp 700 Flugzeuge mit Triebwerken des gleichen Typs eine Zwangspause für Inspektionen einlegen. Die Ursache der Explosion scheint klar.
Hunderte Flugzeuge bleiben nach Triebwerksexplosion am Boden | DW | 21.04.2018
#Luftfahrt #USA #SouthwestAirlines #Boeing #FAA
 

Controlled Burn Held At Manassas Battlefield Park To Restore Civil War Landscape


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Smoke rose above planned maneuvers to defeat overgrown vegetation, preserving the wartime feel of the park where thousands of soldiers fought in 1862.

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Charged With Second Felony: Computer Data Tampering


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The latest charge is related to the alleged use of his veterans' charity donor rolls to raise money for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign. He says he will clear his name in court.

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Romaine Lettuce: Don't Eat It!


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Just to be safe, the CDC is telling consumers to "throw out" all romaine lettuce, including whole heads, because of an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 61 people and hospitalized 31.

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South African Government Ramping Up Efforts To Get More Land Into Black Ownership


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Nearly a quarter century after the end of apartheid, whites still own most of the land in South Africa. A new political party thinks land should be appropriated without compensation and given to blacks. The view is increasingly popular, despite the cautionary tale of Zimbabwe to the north.

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Trucker In Human Smuggling Case Sentenced To Life In Prison


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In July, law enforcement found James Matthew Bradley Jr. sitting in the front seat of a tractor-trailer with human cargo — 39 undocumented immigrants. Ten passengers died.

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Malibu Moves to Ban Single-Use Plastic


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Whether you think it's time or a waste of time, the city of Malibu decided to ban the use of plastic straws, utensils and stirrers as a means of reducing their harmful effects on the environment.

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How an Irish Court Ruling Could Affect U.S. Spying


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Why Mike Pompeo's Views On Muslims Keep Coming Up In His Confirmation Hearing


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Mike Pompeo's nomination to be Secretary of State is controversial in part because of his history of making incendiary comments about Muslims. Wa'el Alzayat, a former State Department official, who now leads the Muslim-American activist group Emgage Action, talks about why he thinks Pompeo's views are dangerous for the international community.

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Hunderte Veranstaltungen, klare Forderungen: In den USA haben Schülerinnern und Schüler landesweit mit einem ganztägigen Streik gegen laxe Waffengesetze protestiert. Derweil lässt eine neue Studie aufhorchen.
Schüler streiken gegen Waffengewalt: "Genug ist genug!" | DW | 20.04.2018
#USA #Waffengesetze #Waffengewalt #Demonstrationen #ColumbineHighSchool #Parkland #Florida #NewYork #Washington
 

Federal Judge Blocks Transfer Of American Being Held In Syria


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The U.S. is holding a dual American-Saudi citizen who was captured in Syria and is suspected of being a member of ISIS. The man has been held overseas for more than seven months without charge. The ACLU is challenging his detention in court.

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Obama Administration General Discusses Trump's Proposed Arab Force


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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with retired Gen. Martin Dempsey about President Trump's proposal for an Arab Force in Syria, and U.S. efforts to get the Saudis and other Arab nations to fund and man a joint military force in the past.

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Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion Over Mortgage And Auto Loans


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Wells Fargo will pay a $1 billion fine to settle claims that it had taken advantage of mortgage and auto loan customers. Federal regulators also said the bank did not have adequate compliance or risk management programs.

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Students Walkout Across The Country To Protest Violence In Schools


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Students across the country left their classrooms at 10 a.m. Friday to protest violence in schools. In Washington, D.C. students marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.

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Week In Politics: Comey's Memos and Additions To Trump's Legal Team


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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Kristen Soltis Anderson, of The Washington Examiner and author of "The Selfie Vote", and Jason Johnson, politics editor at The Root, about Former FBI director James Comey, new additions to President Trump's legal team, and the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State.

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Former FBI Director Comey Could Be Witness Against McCabe


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Former FBI Director James Comey could be a witness against his former deputy, Andrew McCabe. That's if prosecutors decide to charge McCabe with wrongdoing over a media leak in 2016.

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It's the Hubble Space Telescope's Birthday. Enjoy Amazing Images Of The Lagoon Nebula


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This month marks the Hubble Space Telescope's 28 years in space and as a gift to us earthlings, NASA and the European Space Agency issued photos of colorful, explosive beauty.

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Lois Riess, 'Fugitive Grandmother' Wanted Over 2 Killings, Is Arrested In Texas


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"We look at her appearance. She looks like anybody's mother or grandmother," Lee County (Florida) Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said. "Yet she's an absolute cold-blooded murderer."

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Electronic Dance Music Superstar Avicii Dies At 28


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Tim Bergling, a Swedish dance wunderkind and one of the most successful DJs in the world, was found dead Friday in Oman.

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A Debt Crisis Seems To Have Come Out Of Nowhere


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Two dozen countries are at risk. What's behind this looming disaster? And can it be fixed?

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FBI-Sonderermittler Mueller sitzt dem US-Präsidenten in der Russland-Affäre schon im Nacken. Nun holt auch die Clinton-Partei zu Schlägen aus. Dass Trump dabei selbst nicht Ziel der Klage ist, dürfte ihn kaum beruhigen.
US-Demokraten verklagen Russland und Trump-Team wegen Wahl 2016 | DW | 20.04.2018
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Each Day That Passes, Pressure Grows For Chemical Inspectors Waiting In Syria


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An international inspection team has been waiting for nearly a week to investigate an alleged strike in Syria. Former inspectors say the delay will complicate their efforts.

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Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate


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Advocates in Texas wants to help people who've been disabled by gun violence talk to lawmakers. Victims say they have a big stake in how guns are regulated.

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Democrats Sue Russia, WikiLeaks And Trump Campaign Over Election 'Conspiracy'


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The Democratic National Committee laid out a legal theory about a conspiracy against the 2016 presidential election, but the case is unlikely to go anywhere.

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„Time“ kürt „einflussreiche Personen“: Wo sind die üblichen Verdächtigen?
http://www.taz.de/Time-kuert-einflussreiche-Personen/!5500013/
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19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence


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Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

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Trump’s Inquisitor


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The CIA Introduces Gina Haspel After Her Long Career Undercover


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Most stories about Haspel, the nominee to lead the agency, focus on her controversial role in the CIA's waterboarding program. The CIA is attempting to counter that with a biography and testimonials.

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How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars


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NPR correspondent Alison Kodjak's mom was admitted to the hospital for four nights after a fall. Because the hospital said she was an outpatient, Medicare wouldn't pay for her rehabilitative care.

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Swaziland Gets A Name Change: Call It eSwatini Now


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King Mswati III said the name change is intended to shed vestiges of the country's colonial past. In the Swazi language, eSwatini means "place of the Swazi."

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