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|The CIA sent a team of 4 operators on a spy mission targeting China. None came back.
In 2008, CIA operative Stephen Stanek faced a decision: cancel the operation he was running or go forward with it — as a hurricane barreled through the Philippines with a projection to veer north and miss his team's area of operation.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 5:00 AM
|Whose voters are 'hidden' in polling data? 'Shy' Biden voters may actually outnumber Trump’s
Just 20 percent of Trump voters with mostly Biden-backing neighbors say those neighbors would be surprised by their support for Trump. Among Biden voters in Trump country, however, that number is 10 points higher (30 percent).
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 5:00 AM
|Mass suspension of German police officers who shared pictures of Hitler and doctored images of refugees in gas chambers
The officers allegedly shared extremist content in chatrooms and WhatsApp groups. Some face charges of spreading Nazi propaganda and hate speech.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 5:00 AM
|Communist Organizers Arrested after Allegedly Barricading Officers Inside Aurora Police Department
Six rioters were charged by Colorado district attorneys on Thursday with allegations stemming from anti-police demonstrations in June and July.The demonstrations occurred following the death of George Floyd, who was killed during his arrest by Minneapolis police officers. However, Colorado demonstrations also protested the August, 2019, death of Elijah McClain, an African American man who died after being put in a choke hold by officers in Aurora. Several officers in the Aurora Police Department were fired on July 3, 2020, after photos surfaced in which the officers reenacted the choke hold near the site of McClain's arrest.Riots over the summer in Aurora included a July 3 incident in which demonstrators barricaded police inside a precinct building for seven hours.Prosecutors charged Lillian House and Joel Northam, organizers for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, as well as Whitney Lucero with first-degree kidnapping in connection with the July 3 demonstration. The defendants "unlawfully and feloniously attempted to imprison or forcibly secrete 18 officers with the intent to force them or another person to make a concession to secure their release," prosecutors said in a press release. The charges were brought by the district attorneys for Colorado's 17th and 18th judicial districts, both of which are in the city of Aurora.The Party for Socialism and Liberation is a communist party that "believes that the only solution to the deepening crisis of capitalism is the socialist transformation of society," according to its website. House, Northam, and their party have led many of the demonstrations in Aurora and Denver over the summer, the Denver Post reported.Another demonstrator facing felony charges for engaging in and inciting a riot, Terrance Roberts, is a leader of a group called the Front Line Party for Revolutionary Action.Riots that began after the death of George Floyd have caused almost $2 billion in damages, according to a report from Axios, in the most expensive damage from civil unrest in U.S. history. U.S. Attorney General William Barr has called to prosecute rioters for sedition.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 3:08 PM
|More women allege coerced hysterectomies at ICE center
The ICE detention center where alleged forced hysterectomies took place has a checkered history of inmate abuse claims. New victims of the prison gynecologist have come forward.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 8:41 PM
|Michigan residents urged to stay indoors as scientists race to deal with threat of rare mosquito-borne disease
‘This is an ongoing threat to the health and safety of Michiganders,’ says Department of Health and Human Services chief medical executive Dr Joneigh Khaldun
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 10:46 AM
|AOC’s challenger on the left’s plan for Biden
John Cummings, a 2020 Republican challenger to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, joins ‘Fox & Friends.’
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 7:22 AM
|Pentagon sending troops to Syria after clashes between U.S., Russian military
The troops are meant to discourage Russians from crossing into the eastern area where U.S., coalition, and Syrian Democratic Forces operate, say officials.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 3:38 PM
|Fears of a brain drain in Belarus as IT workers prepare to flee brutal crackdown
On the night of the Belarusian presidential elections, Andrey Fedorovich, a 27-year-old web developer with an enviable job and a big flat in Minsk, found himself lying on the ground underneath an abandoned van, hiding from riot police rampaging across the city. “I first thought about leaving when I was lying underneath that van, when I saw what kind of people live in my country,” Mr Fedorovich says. He and his wife have now decided to flee for Kyiv in Ukraine. Belarus - perhaps better known for its tractor factories - has a booming tech industry. Minsk was the USSR's designated tech hub, and now over 10,000 tech workers are based there. These workers have long enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle and were once hailed as the sole hope for the country’s Soviet-style economy.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 3:28 PM
|Ethiopia files terrorism charges against leading opposition activist
Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday. Jawar, founder of the Oromiya Media Network and a member of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, was arrested in June amid the widespread unrest that followed the assassination of popular Oromo musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 8:27 AM