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Trump praises Kim Jong-un’s leadership, wants Americans to stand to attention for him too

US President Donald Trump spoke in admiring terms about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, praising Kim’s ability to get his people to “sit up at attention,” and wishing he could do the same. “He’s the head of a country, and I mean he’s the strong head,” Trump said. “He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my ...

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Scientists determine what God looks like for Americans

What people envision God to look like varies broadly, depending upon demographics and politics. Whether God is male, female, black, white, young or old is entirely subjective and often our God looks a bit like we see ourselves. However, the most commonly accepted image of God, in literature and art at least, remains that of an elderly, white, man. A ...

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Information overload? Majority of Americans have ‘news fatigue’

A majority of Americans say they are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of news there is to take in on a daily basis and feel they can’t keep up, a survey has found. Almost seven-in-ten of those surveyed, in a Pew Research Center poll, said they felt worn out and exhausted by the 24-hour news cycle — compared with only ...

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Netflix says shows produced by Obama won’t be political, but Americans not buying it

Netflix’s Chief Operating Officer Ted Sarandos has said the streaming service is not veering to the political left despite a $ 50 million deal with former US president Barack Obama — but people are not buying it. Speaking at an industry event in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Ted Sarandos said that Netflix’s multi-year deal with the former president and his ...

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‘It’s open season on Americans by US police forces’ – Lee Camp

We have a uniquely American problem in which civilians are getting massacred by police on a near-daily basis, Lee Camp says on the latest ‘Redacted Tonight’ episode about the problem of out-of-control policing in the US. Just several days ago, video emerged showing Milwaukee police Tasering NBA player Sterling Brown for the ‘crime’ of parking in a disabled parking spot. ...

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‘Americans seen as invaders’: Palestinian officials equate US embassy move to Israeli occupation

Palestinian politicians have condemned the US for moving its embassy to Jerusalem, likening the move to Israel’s seizure of Palestinian land. Feisal Abu Shahlaa, a member of the Fatah party, said the US is now viewed as “invaders” of Palestinian territories following President Donald Trump’s decision to move the country’s diplomatic headquarters from Tel Aviv. The US now officially recognizes ...

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Americans freed by North Korea land in Alaska

The three American citizens released by the North Korean government have touched down in Alaska, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who negotiated their release. “We would like to express our deep appreciation to the US government, President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and the people of the United States for bringing us home,” the trio said in a statement released ...

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Iran calls $6bn US court verdict a ‘mockery’ of justice, Americans & 9/11 attacks victims

Accusing Washington of attempts to “rewrite history,” Iran has firmly rejected as a “mockery” of the justice system the US court’s recent default ruling which ordered Tehran to pay over $ 6 billion in damages to 9/11 victims. “Issuing such an absurd and unacceptable verdict mocks not only the international legal system but also the survivors and families of the ...

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NSA triples spying rate on Americans’ phone calls, collects 530mn records in 2017

The NSA has tripled its surveillance of Americans’ phone chatter, collecting over 534mn phone call records and text messages last year, despite pressure for more restrictions and transparency, a new official report has revealed. Over the course of 2017, the National Security Agency (NSA) collected some 534,396,285 call detail records (CDRs), representing a dramatic increase over the previous year when, ...

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‘Not only Pompeo thinks US is exceptional, this is the air Americans breathe’ – Peter Kuznick

We’ve already heard about US exceptionalism from Albright, Obama, and Clinton, but we are no longer in the 1990s, we are in a multipolar world, says Peter Kuznick, professor of history at American University. Donald Trump’s new pick for America’s top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, has gone through the required Senate grilling while outlining his view of US foreign policy.He explained ...

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