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Police investigating death of Quince Orchard football player Tyler Terry

Tyler Terry, a 17-year-old who attended Quince Orchard High and played on its football team, died Sunday following a cardiac arrest that left him hospitalized Jan. 29. Terry had been on life support for close to two weeks after an altercation that day, and hi

‘An act of stupidity:’ Mexicans furious after government helicopter kills 13 quake victims

A government helicopter, surveying damage from an earthquake that killed no one, crashed in southern Mexico on Friday evening and killed at least 13 men, women and children, and injured more than a dozen. The accident horrified and angered people in Mex
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‘An act of stupidity:’ Mexicans furious after government helicopter kills 13 quake victims

A government helicopter, surveying damage from an earthquake that killed no one, crashed in southern Mexico on Friday evening and killed at least 13 men, women and children, and injured more than a dozen. The accident horrified and angered people in Mexico, which had seemed to escape the worst after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the state of Oaxaca earlier in the day. […]

Iran says fog caused a plane crash that may have killed 65. That might not be the whole story.

A plane crashed into an Iranian mountain Sunday, and all 65 people on board were reportedly killed. While the government says the 25-year-old turboprop lost its way in thick clouds, some suspect that it malfunctioned — a chronic problem in a countr
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Iran says fog caused a plane crash that may have killed 65. That might not be the whole story.

A plane crashed into an Iranian mountain Sunday, and all 65 people on board were reportedly killed. While the government says the 25-year-old turboprop lost its way in thick clouds, some suspect that it malfunctioned — a chronic problem in a country with an air fleet that is decrepit after decades of international sanctions. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72 took off from Tehran with 59 passengers, two pilots, […]

German, Norwegian representatives to visit DPR on February 19-20 - DPR foreign ministry

A delegation of politicians, businessmen and humanitarian organization activists from Germany and Norway will arrive in the DPR on Monday, February 19, 2018
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German, Norwegian representatives to visit DPR on February 19-20 - DPR foreign ministry

A delegation of politicians, businessmen and humanitarian organization activists from Germany and Norway will arrive in the DPR on Monday, February 19, 2018

IOC says keeps close eye on situation around possible doping abuse by OAR team member

The Sport FM radio station citing its source told about a positive doping test of Russia’s bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitzky
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IOC says keeps close eye on situation around possible doping abuse by OAR team member

The Sport FM radio station citing its source told about a positive doping test of Russia’s bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitzky

The Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the Mueller indictments

A 37-page indictment issued by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team on Friday brings fresh American attention to one of the strangest elements of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election: The Internet Research Agency (IRA), a state-spon
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The Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the Mueller indictments

A 37-page indictment issued by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team on Friday brings fresh American attention to one of the strangest elements of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election: The Internet Research Agency (IRA), a state-sponsored “troll factory” in St. Petersburg. But much of the information Mueller published on Friday about the agency’s efforts to influence […]

How the Russians Ran Their Election Propaganda Shop

The alleged Russian campaign to manipulate the U.S. presidential election was orchestrated by what amounted to a propaganda startup, with finance and graphics departments, performance targets and a sophisticated social-media strategy.
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How the Russians Ran Their Election Propaganda Shop

The alleged Russian campaign to manipulate the U.S. presidential election was orchestrated by what amounted to a propaganda startup, with finance and graphics departments, performance targets and a sophisticated social-media strategy.

Supporters of former Georgian leader call for Ukrainian president’s impeachment

Saakashvili’s closest supporter David Sakvarelidze said the oppositionists would not stop insisting on their demands
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Supporters of former Georgian leader call for Ukrainian president’s impeachment

Saakashvili’s closest supporter David Sakvarelidze said the oppositionists would not stop insisting on their demands

Minsk’s priority is military cooperation with Russia, post-Soviet bloc - Defense Ministry

The military authority’s representative confirmed the growing concentration of forces and equipment deployed along the Belarusian borders
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Minsk’s priority is military cooperation with Russia, post-Soviet bloc - Defense Ministry

The military authority’s representative confirmed the growing concentration of forces and equipment deployed along the Belarusian borders

Scientists create human-sheep chimera with hopes of affordable organ transplants

A team of scientists has grown embryos inside a sheep that contain human stem cells, moving the sci-fi idea of developing human organs inside animals one step closer to reality, which has sparked ethical concerns. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scientists create human-sheep chimera with hopes of affordable organ transplants

A team of scientists has grown embryos inside a sheep that contain human stem cells, moving the sci-fi idea of developing human organs inside animals one step closer to reality, which has sparked ethical concerns. Read Full Article at RT.com

FBI too busy hunting Russians to prevent Florida school massacre – Trump

US President Trump has accused the FBI of being too obsessed with Russian interference to see the clues that could have prevented the recent mass shooting in a Florida school. Seventeen people died in Wednesday’s massacre. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FBI too busy hunting Russians to prevent Florida school massacre – Trump

US President Trump has accused the FBI of being too obsessed with Russian interference to see the clues that could have prevented the recent mass shooting in a Florida school. Seventeen people died in Wednesday’s massacre. Read Full Article at RT.com

Facebook advertising VP says ‘Russian meddling’ didn’t aim to sway the election

Even though Facebook has caved in to pressure from US lawmakers to crack down on ‘Russian interference,’ promising more safeguards against it, its vice president for advertising says Russians never tried to sway the 2016 election. Read Full Article at RT.
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Facebook advertising VP says ‘Russian meddling’ didn’t aim to sway the election

Even though Facebook has caved in to pressure from US lawmakers to crack down on ‘Russian interference,’ promising more safeguards against it, its vice president for advertising says Russians never tried to sway the 2016 election. Read Full Article at RT.com

Cult of personality: FBI ignores online ‘Columbiner culture’ glorifying mass shooters

The FBI’s failure to heed warnings about Florida mass shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, who reportedly expressed the desire to attack a school online, suggests authorities overlooked a youth subculture obsessed with mass shootings. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cult of personality: FBI ignores online ‘Columbiner culture’ glorifying mass shooters

The FBI’s failure to heed warnings about Florida mass shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, who reportedly expressed the desire to attack a school online, suggests authorities overlooked a youth subculture obsessed with mass shootings. Read Full Article at RT.com

Olympic hockey players from Russia beat Team USA 4-0 in preliminary round

In a parallel match, Slovakia drew 2-2 with Slovenia, which grants Russian ice hockey players a top place in Group B
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Olympic hockey players from Russia beat Team USA 4-0 in preliminary round

In a parallel match, Slovakia drew 2-2 with Slovenia, which grants Russian ice hockey players a top place in Group B

Russia urges Ukraine to lambast attack on Russian cultural center in Kiev - diplomat

Radical nationalism had been raised to a level of national politics in Ukraine, Lukashevich said
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Russia urges Ukraine to lambast attack on Russian cultural center in Kiev - diplomat

Radical nationalism had been raised to a level of national politics in Ukraine, Lukashevich said

Russia’s embassy files note of protest with Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry over attack

Earlier, members of the S14, Right Sector and Tradition and Order nationalist groups mounted an attack on the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Kiev
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Russia’s embassy files note of protest with Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry over attack

Earlier, members of the S14, Right Sector and Tradition and Order nationalist groups mounted an attack on the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Kiev

Prime Minister of Moldova calls for withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

We want to have balanced, friendly relations with Moscow, when our trade cooperation is not be politicized, and the dialogue is based on mutual respect, Filip said
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Prime Minister of Moldova calls for withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria

We want to have balanced, friendly relations with Moscow, when our trade cooperation is not be politicized, and the dialogue is based on mutual respect, Filip said

‘We call BS’: Large protest demands gun control after Florida school shooting (PHOTOS)

A large and emotionally charged crowd gathered outside a Florida federal courthouse, demanding that politicians take action to restrict guns in the wake of this week’s deadly school shooting in the state. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘We call BS’: Large protest demands gun control after Florida school shooting (PHOTOS)

A large and emotionally charged crowd gathered outside a Florida federal courthouse, demanding that politicians take action to restrict guns in the wake of this week’s deadly school shooting in the state. Read Full Article at RT.com

Baikal babushka: Siberian granny skates to work across world’s deepest lake (VIDEO)

Next time you complain about your morning commute, think of this 76-year-old Siberian woman who skates across the world’s deepest lake, wearing a pair of skates from 1943, in order to take care of her cows. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Baikal babushka: Siberian granny skates to work across world’s deepest lake (VIDEO)

Next time you complain about your morning commute, think of this 76-year-old Siberian woman who skates across the world’s deepest lake, wearing a pair of skates from 1943, in order to take care of her cows. Read Full Article at RT.com

Small plane crashes into house in Venezuela, killing 1 (PHOTOS)

At least one person is reported to have been killed in a plane crash in the city of Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. Photos on social media show a burning airplane lying in a pile of rubble near a badly scorched house. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Small plane crashes into house in Venezuela, killing 1 (PHOTOS)

At least one person is reported to have been killed in a plane crash in the city of Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. Photos on social media show a burning airplane lying in a pile of rubble near a badly scorched house. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ex-CIA operative says US has long meddled in elections, but it’s OK since they are ‘god cops’

As Democrats indict Russians over «election meddling,» former CIA officers say the US has been interfering in foreign elections for decades and “hopefully” will keep doing so because it has the moral high ground. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ex-CIA operative says US has long meddled in elections, but it’s OK since they are ‘god cops’

As Democrats indict Russians over «election meddling,» former CIA officers say the US has been interfering in foreign elections for decades and “hopefully” will keep doing so because it has the moral high ground. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘I bled for 2.5 hours’ – Palestinian schoolteacher recounts brutal IDF dog attack

Mabruk Jarrar, 39, was savagely mauled by an Israeli military dog in a raid on his home in the West Bank. While the Israeli authorities insist this was an isolated incident, reports on the ground seem to suggest otherwise. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘I bled for 2.5 hours’ – Palestinian schoolteacher recounts brutal IDF dog attack

Mabruk Jarrar, 39, was savagely mauled by an Israeli military dog in a raid on his home in the West Bank. While the Israeli authorities insist this was an isolated incident, reports on the ground seem to suggest otherwise. Read Full Article at RT.com

Mexicans survived an earthquake. Then a government helicopter killed 13 on the ground.

A government helicopter, carrying officials surveying damage from an earthquake, crashed in southern Mexico on Friday evening, killing at least 13 men, women and children. The accident horrified and angered people in Mexico, which had seemed to escape
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Mexicans survived an earthquake. Then a government helicopter killed 13 on the ground.

A government helicopter, carrying officials surveying damage from an earthquake, crashed in southern Mexico on Friday evening, killing at least 13 men, women and children. The accident horrified and angered people in Mexico, which had seemed to escape the worst after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the state of Oaxaca earlier in the day. Unlike last year's deadly quake near Mexico City, this temblor caused little more […]

A former Russian troll speaks: ‘It was like being in Orwell’s world’

The indictment by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III of 13 Russians associated with a St. Petersburg online “troll factory” that allegedly interfered with the U.S. election has brought a sense of vindication to the handful of former employees who hav
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A former Russian troll speaks: ‘It was like being in Orwell’s world’

The indictment by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III of 13 Russians associated with a St. Petersburg online “troll factory” that allegedly interfered with the U.S. election has brought a sense of vindication to the handful of former employees who have already been speaking out about what they witnessed. One of them, 43-year-old Marat Mindiyarov, a […]

The resurgence of Afrofuturism goes beyond ‘Black Panther,’ to Janelle Monáe, Jay-Z and more

The long-awaited “Black Panther” will dominate the pop culture scene over the next few weeks, and amid praise for the cast and Ryan Coogler’s astute direction, you’re likely to hear one word quite often: Afrofuturism. The term, coine
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The resurgence of Afrofuturism goes beyond ‘Black Panther,’ to Janelle Monáe, Jay-Z and more

The long-awaited “Black Panther” will dominate the pop culture scene over the next few weeks, and amid praise for the cast and Ryan Coogler’s astute direction, you’re likely to hear one word quite often: Afrofuturism. The term, coined by cultural critic Mark Dery in his 1994 essay “Black to the Future,” refers to an aesthetic that […]

Budget Deal Likely to Deliver Hefty Business to Defense Companies

The recent budget deal has handed U.S. defense companies an extra $75 billion over the next two years as the Pentagon boosts spending on aircraft, missiles, tanks and maintaining older equipment.
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Budget Deal Likely to Deliver Hefty Business to Defense Companies

The recent budget deal has handed U.S. defense companies an extra $75 billion over the next two years as the Pentagon boosts spending on aircraft, missiles, tanks and maintaining older equipment.

Rio’s Carnival goes political, and a little-known samba school ignites a firestorm

RIO DE JANEIRO — With Brazil’s president portrayed as a “neoliberal vampire” and dancers dressed as shackled slaves and downtrodden street vendors, a scrappy samba school brought politics to the heart of Rio’s glamorous Carnival parade, posing th
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Rio’s Carnival goes political, and a little-known samba school ignites a firestorm

RIO DE JANEIRO — With Brazil’s president portrayed as a “neoliberal vampire” and dancers dressed as shackled slaves and downtrodden street vendors, a scrappy samba school brought politics to the heart of Rio’s glamorous Carnival parade, posing the sensitive question of whether slavery still exists in the country and setting off a firestorm of praise and criticism. […]

‘I would be considered criminal for saying this’: Son of Holocaust survivors confronts Polish leader over complicity bill

MUNICH — Throughout the years, the annual Munich Security Conference has seen its fair share of encounters between representatives of nations who usually refrain from speaking to each other. After weeks of international debate over a controversial Holocaus
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‘I would be considered criminal for saying this’: Son of Holocaust survivors confronts Polish leader over complicity bill

MUNICH — Throughout the years, the annual Munich Security Conference has seen its fair share of encounters between representatives of nations who usually refrain from speaking to each other. After weeks of international debate over a controversial Holocaust complicity bill, Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Saturday became the latest world leader forced to unexpectedly explain himself on the […]

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