Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of American Empire

July 24, 2017

Even as President Donald Trump faces ever-intensifying investigations into the alleged connections between his top aides and family members and powerful Russian figures, he serves as commander in chief over a U.S. military that is killing an astonishing and growing number of civilians. Under Trump, the U.S. is re-escalating its war in Afghanistan, expanding its […]

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome wins yellow jersey for the fourth time

July 23, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Froome reflects on ‘incredible’ fourth Tour win Britain’s Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the fourth time as Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory in Paris on the 21st and final stage. Groenewegen defeated German Andre Greipel in a frenetic final sprint on the Champs Elysees […]

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Charlie Gard: Parents face ‘backlash’ over hospital threats

July 23, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Connie Yates and Chris Gard want Charlie to receive an experimental therapy called nucleoside The parents of Charlie Gard say they have been victims of a “backlash” after Great Ormond Street Hospital revealed staff had received death threats. The hospital said police were called after families and staff were harassed. […]

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ISIL fighters executed by Haftar’s forces in Libya

July 23, 2017

A group of 20 suspected fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also know as ISIS) group have been executed by the forces of General Khalifa Haftar in Libya, according to a video posted online. Mahmoud al-Werfalli, the senior leader of Haftar’s forces, is seen reading the charges and carrying out […]

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Jeremy Corbyn: I never said we would write off student debt

July 23, 2017

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that his party did not make a commitment to write off existing student debt during the general election campaign. Mr Corbyn was responding to a question from the BBC’s Andrew Marr about an interview he gave to music paper the NME before June’s general election, in which he had […]

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Female stars call on BBC ‘to sort gender pay gap now’

July 23, 2017

Image caption Signatories include Emily Maitlis, Victoria Derbyshire, Sue Barker, Alex Jones, Fiona Bruce and Clare Balding (clockwise, from top left) Some of the BBC’s most high-profile female personalities have called on the corporation to “act now” to deal with the gender pay gap. Presenters Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and Emily Maitlis are among those […]

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When gospel sermons came on the phonograph

July 23, 2017

This article was originally published on The Conversation. The first truly African-American musical form, the “Spirituals,” took shape in the 17th and 18th centuries within the generations of slaves born into the tough American experience. Music was a daily part of their survival and sustenance. Spirituals were sung “a cappella,” that is, without instrumental accompaniment. […]

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Prince Harry: ‘She was one of the naughtiest parents’

July 23, 2017

Prince William and Harry open up about their mother, Princess Diana, in a documentary commemorating the 20th anniversary of her death. Source

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