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Seriously, Homeland? Latest episode of US spy drama goes to ‘Moscow’

By ethan / April 25, 2018

Hollywood has always drawn viewers in with Russian villains and scary plots of Kremlin deception. House of Cards, Scandal, Blacklist, Allegiance — you name it, they’ve all delighted their audiences with scary Russian villains. But has the hit spy drama Homeland taken things too far? The latest episode of the show takes place mostly in […]

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CIA agrees to partially declassify Haspel documents

By ethan / April 25, 2018

The CIA announced Tuesday that it will allow senators mulling the nomination of Gina Haspel as director to review classified information from her long and controversial career with the agency. “The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) remains committed to transparency with the full Senate by providing a complete picture of Deputy Director Haspel’s 33-year career at […]

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MSNBC pulls a Sinclair, compares corporate owner Comcast to Nelson Mandela

By ethan / April 25, 2018

After bashing Sinclair Broadcasting for having its news anchors read a corporate script praising the group’s journalistic standards, MSNBC did the same on Friday,as its journalists extolled the virtues of MSNBC’s owner, Comcast. In a ‘Morning Joe’ segment presented as news, Comcast forced its anchors to read a commercial for “Comcast Cares Day,” during which […]

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New York Times issues fake-news correction in article about fake news

By ethan / April 25, 2018

The New York Times was forced to issue a lengthy correction after it published a false statement in an article about “fake news” on Facebook. In an article about Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown, NYT journalist Nellie Bowles originally wrote that news about the Palestinian Authority paying rewards to the families of jihadists […]

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Detainee sat in human waste for 18 days in private prison transport van – report

By ethan / April 25, 2018

A detainee was forced to endure an almost three-week journey between Virginia and Texas in a privately-owned prisoner transport van. A lawsuit alleges he was denied medication, inadequately fed, and forced to sit in human waste. Read more Edward Kovari was arrested in Winchester, Virginia, in 2016 on suspicion of stealing a car in Houston. […]

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All eyes on Arizona: GOP holds on to seat in special House election

By ethan / April 25, 2018

Republicans held on to a congressional seat in the Arizona special election, despite Democrats’ hopes that a third upset in a row would boost momentum for a ‘Blue Wave’ in the November midterms. Republican Debbie Lesko faced off against Democrat Hiral Tipirneni in a special election to replace Trent Franks, who served in the House […]

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‘Beautiful friendship’? Trump and Macron’s awkward body language (VIDEO)

By ethan / April 25, 2018

During his state visit to the US, French President Emmanuel Macron has been very ‘handsy’ with President Donald Trump. Do the hugs, kisses, back-pats and arm-wrestling exchanged suggest friendship or tension? On the surface of it, the two presidents have a “beautiful friendship” straight out of that closing scene of ‘Casablanca.’ Yet Macron’s insistence on […]

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