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England's shame failing victims of pedophile soccer coaches

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English soccer has reluctantly been forced to confront its dark secrets. With each police update, the scale of abuse of aspiring players by their coaches becomes a larger stain on the national sport. Detectives in England investigating non-recent abuse in the game said there there are 839 possible victims and… Read

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The U.S. is stuck in Syria — with no mission

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In its five months in Syria last year, a single U.S. Marine Corps artillery battalion fired more shells than any equivalent American military unit since Vietnam. The statistic – revealed this month by the Marine Corps Times – was another reminder of just how violent, out-of-control and complex the largely… Read

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Murder, outrage, impasse: How gun crime bedevils U.S.

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The United States has once again been forced to confront its deadly distinction as the world's only developed country to be plagued by mass school shootings. After a teenager shot dead 17 people in a Florida high school on Wednesday, there is zero indication that the United States is in… Read

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What Trump gets wrong about Mexico

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Mexico has long been a good neighbor to the United States, and in more recent years a good ally – which is why it’s more than a little absurd that a false narrative about our relationship with Mexico contributed to shutting down the federal government last month, and threatened to… Read

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N Korean cheerleaders campy, and a little creepy, too

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They're the early breakout hit of the Winter Olympics, a singing, clapping — and perfectly matching — troupe of red-clad North Korean cheerleaders who march to their own kind of drummer. Watch them in action, and it's hard to turn away for reasons that are somewhat hard to explain. See… Read

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Olympics vs Super Bowl: The marketing differences

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The Super Bowl reached viewers around the world, but Olympic advertisers are communicating with a much broader audience from diverse cultures who will bring with them a different set of interests and emotions. To persuade such a multicultural audience, advertising will need to seek commonalities of the mind and heart. Global advertising… Read

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Hard road ahead for Olympic detente

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On September 3 2017 North Korea detonated its most powerful nuclear blast to date, sending tensions on the peninsula higher than a mushroom cloud. Less than six months later the two sides' heads of state cheered a joint ice hockey team. The speed of the Olympics-driven rapprochement across the Demilitarized… Read

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The tragedy of the U.S. ‘victory’ in Iraq

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State on Dec 9, 2017. And while there will still be some fighting, the real war is over. Yet there were no parades, no statues pulled down, no "Mission Accomplished" moments. An event that might a few years ago have set… Read

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To make peace in the Middle East, focus first on water

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For the past 20 years, Israelis and Palestinians alike have approached peace negotiations with the flawed assumption that, in order to reach an agreement, all core issues must be solved simultaneously. As the conflict continues to claim victims on both sides, it’s important to point out that when President Trump’s… Read

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Donald Trump's world view: An adolescent’s foreign policy

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If there’s one thing President Donald Trump demonstrated in his first year in the White House, it is a penchant for disruption.  Not the disruption we hear so much about in the tech industry or as a tool of innovation, but just sheer destructiveness. A health care system that took… Read

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