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Some have made progress, only to be set back by North Korean perfidy, by changes in policy direction and by cautious partners and allies in the region who wanted a different approach. [time-ad size=small align=right] We now know that for much of this time Pyongyang was working to preserve and even expand its nuclear program. North Korea has several nuclear weapons and is perfecting the missiles that are designed to deliver them. The North Korea challenge is, as President Obama reportedly told then President-elect Donald Trump, the most dangerous and difficult security challenge he will face. In exchange for a freeze in North Koreas programs, the U.S. has tried diplomatic inducements, including normalization of relations, security guarantees, economic and food aid, and more. Nothing has produced lasting results.
Sputnik International
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Top Speed
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There are tuners who are best known for their visual stylings while there are others who are recognized for the power upgrades they offer. Then there’s a tuner like Mansory, which blends all of these elements together to create programs like the one it gave to the new Ferrari 488 Spider. The kit itself is called4XX Siracusa,” and those who routinely follow the aftermarket tuning scene will know that Mansory has used this name before, previously on the Ferrari 458 Italia back in 2011 and most recently on the Ferrari 488 GTB. Now it’s the 488 Spider’s turn and, as expected, there’s a lot going on here, including power gains that elevate the car’s output to within 800 horsepower. In a lot of ways, this is to be expected considering that this is Mansory we’re talking about. The German tuner has routinely prepared some of the most polarizing programs in the business.
Voice Of America
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Voice Of America
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Now people of different faiths are fighting back against a wave of crimes motivated by religious bias. They are pushing for tougher enforcement in the 45 U.S. states that have hate crime laws. Others are pushing programs aimed at young people. “We are developing programs in schools that focus on being a citizen in America, and how we understand and have tolerance for others and understand diversity. It is the strength of our country,” Ezickson said. Hundreds gathered for an anti-hate demonstration outside Philadelphia’s historic Independence Hall, where the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution were adopted. “With one voice we are saying we cannot stand for this, not in our land. We will do everything we can to prevent this from happening,” said Reverend Truman Brooks from West Chester, Pennsylvania. “Hate in our land has to be managed, and faced again and again, so that it backs down and crawls back under the rock where it came from,” he said.
Politico
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You’ve been lobbying for a $500 billion tax credit plan to help parents with child care, but the president’s budget proposal cuts before-school and after-school programs. You were touted as a potentialclimate czar” and brought Al Gore to Trump Tower; now the president wants to gut climate research and is plotting to undermine, if not abandon, the Paris climate agreement . Some briefly cheered when you played a role in scrapping a draft executive order that would have rolled back workplace protections for LGBT employees, only to see you get rolled as transgender students lost federal support for the right to choose which school bathroom to use. Not only have you failed to wield political power, but you’ve also lost business clout, as several department stores have dropped your fashion line due to plummeting sales. Your brothers are cashing in, while your brand is getting pummeled.
Mirrorspectrum
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NewsMax
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Voice Of America
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Voice Of America
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Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to keep its doors open. Company shares, which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 12 percent Wednesday. Sears has been a member of the retail dead pool for years, but until this week the company had not openly acknowledged its tenuous existence, said Ken Perkins, who heads the research firm Retail Metrics LLC. Sears has long maintained that by balancing the sale of key assets while at the same time enticing customers with loyalty programs, it would eventually turn the corner. Yet industry analysts have placed the staggering sums of money that Sears is losing beside the limited number of assets it has left to sell, and concluded that the storied retailer may have reached the point of no return. The company has lost $10.4 billion since 2011, the last year that it made a profit.
Geo Engineering Watch
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The Huffington Post
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PressTV News
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Voice Of America
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In the survey conducted last spring, 259 teenagers from various countries compared their experience in American schools to that in their home countries. All the students were in the U.S. as part of the AFS Intercultural Programs, an international youth exchange organization. Forty-four percent of respondents said U.S. students spend "much less" time on schoolwork than at their home countries, while 21 percent thought they spend "a little less." Asked, how difficult their classes are in the U.S., 66 percent said they are "much easier" and 24 percent said "a little easier." The results were similar compared to a similar study Loveless conducted in 2001, but the differences were more pronounced. Asked about the importance of sports for U.S. students, 64 percent of respondents said it is "much more" important to do well in sports in the U.S. and 23 percent said "a little more" important.
TechCrunch
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Vice Media is moving into scripted video programming, thanks to a partnership with digital media studio Blackpills. Until now, Vices videos (whether online and on its daily news show for HBO), have been news- or documentary-focused. These new shows, on the other hand, include programs like Playground, created by Fifth Element and The Professional director Luc Besson. Its about Read More
TIME - Top Stories
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Ajay Kishore had a job in finance, analyzing tech stocks and not particularly loving it, when he was drawn to a TimeOut New York article about the 50 best and funniest Web series. Fifty! Out of what expanding universe? he wondered. Kishore already loved shows like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Between Two Ferns , but the list gave him a sense of what he was missing. Web TV, unlike the mainstream stuff that arrives through your cable box, is a whole new realm of mainly free, episodic programs that come streaming into your device through the internet. If you can find them. That was inspiration enough for Kishore, then 30, to quit his job and launch his own business to help viewers discover whats out there. There was something irresistible about exploring it and seeing what I could make of it. What he made was Stareable , which launched in June 2016 as an online guide to the new world of web TV.
The Pentagon
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The Washington Times - Basketball
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The NCAA Tournament's first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball. That put the madness back in March and should carry over into a regional round filled with great matchups and big-name programs. Here's a rundown of the top games, ...
Voice Of America
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Voice Of America
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Variety
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The Event Chronicle
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Two years before the debt crisis erupted, Rockefeller, Volcker and other top bankers met at the International Monetary Conference in 1980s to argue for the establishment of a “safety net” for major banks – like Chase – that were embroiled in bad loans given largely to countries in the developing world. After the crisis brought financial ruin to Latin America and other developing areas throughout the world, Rockefeller – along with other bankerscreated austerity programs to “solve” the debt crisis during subsequent IMC meetings, provoking inequality that still persists to this day. However, thanks to the “safety netconveniently established years prior, Chase avoided the economic consequences for its criminal actions. In addition, Rockefeller supported the bloody and ruthless dictatorships of the Shah of Iran and Augusto Pinochet of Chile while also supporting Israeli apartheid .