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a wonderful family

"I am a superstitious man If some unlucky accident should befall him [my son] If he should get shot in the head by a police officer If he should hang himself in his jail cell Or if he is struck by a bolt of...

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MHz D.C. News Channels Going Off-Air April 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington - MHz Networks will end its broadcast and cable distribution of their international news channels in the Washington, D.C. market on March 31, 2018. The move represents a change in television technologies as the company grows into the digital streaming world...

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a conspiracy so immense

The Cambridge Analytica connection could turn out to be massive. The idea that they have been "banned from Facebook" is silly, since even modestly competent tradecraft could set up shell companies that Facebook would not recognize as banned. Cambridge Analytica is not just big...

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Non Lethal Novichok

The Novichok poison gas is interesting not because it is highly lethal, but because it produces non-lethal casualties that could massively disrupt unit cohesion on the battlefield. The fact that Sergei Skripal, his daughter Yulia, and British police officer Sgt Nick Bailey remain in critical...

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Davis Cup After Four Decades

Apartheid [apartness], was the Afrikaans name given by the white-ruled South Africa's Nationalist Party in 1948 to the country's harsh, institutionalized system of racial segregation. In South Africa, riots, boycotts, and protests by black South Africans against white rule had occurred since the inception of...

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Bloody Nose for The Don

The Don has a handful of kinetic options to address the Little Rocket Man, but surely the Supreme Leader has a few tricks up his sleeve as well. These options would be evaluated within the context of escalation control [don't want things to get...

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Bloody Nose for Little Rocket Man

There has been a lot of talk about Trump giving the Little Rocket Man a "bloody nose" in a limited military strike that would somehow put a stop to North Korea's emerging ability to incinerate American cities - and actually there are several attack...

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Forensics in Action

The nation has seen the value of drama training in recent days, as many of the students who survived the Florida high school shooting, and who have appeared on television, are members of the high school drama club, and the skills and affiliations developed in...

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