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'Fort Trump' shows U.S. serious about making allies pay

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U.S. President Donald Trump might be rolling back U.S. military commitments in Syria, Afghanistan, South Korea and much of mainland Europe, but there’s one place the opposite is true. The Pentagon is considering a massive new base-- dubbed "Fort Trump" -- in Poland to house a U.S. armoured division. The… Read

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Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?

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A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face with the magazine cover. It showed the two gunmen who had carried out one… Read

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New Zealand attack plays into jihadist hands: experts

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White supremacist Brenton Tarrant, who is accused of killing 50 people in the New Zealand mosque massacre in what he claimed was a blow against Muslim "invaders", played into jihadist hands by following their strategy, experts say. From the Islamic State (IS) group to al-Qaida, jihadist groups aim to deepen… Read

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After massacre, New Zealand leader shows resolve, empathy

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The attributes that helped Jacinda Ardern rise to become New Zealand's leader at age 37 include her optimistic outlook and bright personality. And she became an inspiration to working women around the world last year when she gave birth to a daughter, Neve. But the prime minister is now displaying… Read

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A twist in the usual college sports scandal

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The latest federal probe into the seamy underbelly of college athletics uncovered just the opposite of what we usually expect: Instead of paying recruits to attend schools, coaches and top athletic officials at some of America's finest universities were selling spots on their rosters to the highest bidder. Those spots… Read

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White nationalist movement spreads, pushing lone-wolf attacks

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The massacre of Muslims at New Zealand mosques on Friday demonstrated the global reach of a white nationalist movement that preaches an imagined "European" ideal, rejects immigration and shares often vicious threats over the internet. It's leaderless, fragmented, and relies for attention on lone-wolf type attackers like the 28-year-old Australian… Read

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Facebook's messaging ambitions amount to much more than chat

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Facebook, already the leader in enabling you to share photos, videos and links, now wants to be a force in messaging, commerce, payments and just about everything else you do online. The company's ambitions harken to how WeChat has become the centerpiece of digital life in China, where people use… Read

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World designed for men constantly failing women: author

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A "gender data gap" is making the lives of women around the world more dangerous -- from the misdiagnosis of heart attacks to ill-fitting protective equipment, according to a new book published in Britain. Caroline Criado Perez, a British feminist campaigner and writer, has compiled a comprehensive account of in-built… Read

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Chinese, local drones reflect changing Middle East

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Ever since 9/11, drones have been amongst the most visible, and often controversial, signs of American power in the Middle East and beyond. But as regional powers look to chart their own course, a new generation of cheaper unmanned aerial vehicles - Chinese or locally built, with far fewer restrictions… Read

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U.S., China inch toward limited trade deal

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China and the United States appear to be inching toward a trade deal, with leaders in both countries anxious to avoid a further, politically unpopular slowdown in their economies. China has reportedly offered to boost its purchases of farm and energy products substantially while making more modest concessions on technology… Read

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