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Most Americans favor diplomacy over sanctions when it comes to Russia – poll

Nearly 60 percent of Americans reject Washington’s punitive sanctions and pressure approach towards Moscow, and believe the US should focus on repairing relations with Russia, according to a new poll. Despite the ever-tightening ratchet of US sanctions, only 36 percent of responders believe such a strategy could improve bilateral ties between Washington and Moscow, the Gallup poll revealed Monday. In ...

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Young Americans have soured on capitalism, and that's what got Trump elected – Slavoj Žižek

Support for capitalism among younger voters has dropped drastically, a new Gallup poll reveals. The US establishment’s refusal to see this shift has resulted in Trump’s election, philosopher Slavoj Zizek tells RT. According to the poll, 57 percent of Democrats view socialism positively. Only 47 percent view capitalism positively, down from 56 percent in 2010. Across political lines, young Americans ...

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Transport Security head says armed surveillance of innocent flying Americans ‘makes a lot of sense’

Transport Security administrator David Pekoske has defended his agency’s controversial and creepy Quiet Skies surveillance program – that sees armed federal agents collect information on ordinary Americans’ behavior in airports. Pekoske told CBS News – in his first TV interview since the controversial program was revealed a month ago – that a dragnet surveillance program like Quiet Skies “makes an ...

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‘Buffer zone’ for independent California: New Calexit plan would give Native Americans half of state

Supporters of a long-running effort to see California secede from the United States have revamped their plans to include the creation of an “autonomous Native American nation,” which would encompass almost half of the new state. ‘Calexit’ supporters were given the go-ahead in April this year to begin collecting signatures to get the question of Californian independence on a special ...

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Two Americans among four tourists killed in Tajikistan car-ramming incidents

Four foreign tourists were killed in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan, after a car rammed into a group of cyclists. The police swiftly tracked down the perpetrators and shot two of them dead after they resisted arrest. The tragedy occurred at mid-day on Sunday at Yoksu village in the southern part of the country. A car plowed through a ...

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'Quiet Skies' TSA surveillance team targets Americans on domestic flights without warrant – report

If you board late or change your appearance before a domestic flight, the TSA might have you followed, based on a new screening program, which many critics say wastes taxpayer’s money, an investigation by the Boston Globe reveals. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched a covert civilian surveillance program called Quiet Skies across major US airports in March this year, ...

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More than half of Americans oppose US declaring war on Iran – poll

The majority of Americans would prefer to stay away from military conflict with Iran as tensions mount between Washington and Tehran, a poll has revealed. However, most think the US President would be tempted to start it. Just 23 percent of the respondents of a HuffPost/YouGov survey, published on Friday, approved the idea of the US going to war with ...

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Pamela Anderson: Americans are programmed to blame Russia when things go wrong

Baywatch icon turned activist Pamela Anderson says Americans are programmed to always blame Russia, and treatment of Julian Assange “represents everything America does when it comes to true information and freedom of speech.” The 51-year-old spoke to The Daily Beast about her association with Assange and Russian President Vladimir Putin – banishing the “sexist” claims that either relationship is romantic ...

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360,000+ Americans with tax debt may be denied passports – IRS

Hundreds of thousands of US citizens may have to scrap their holiday plans, the Internal Revenue Service said, as it is enforcing a law allowing authorities to revoke and deny passports to those owing over $ 51,000 in unpaid taxes. Some 362,000 people may fall under the scope of the 2015 law as early as the end of this year, ...

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Americans ask Russians to fix their space-toilet

When you want a job done right, send in the Russians. NASA has renewed a contract with Russian firm Energia to maintain and repair toilets on board the US segment of the International Space Station. Why does the US segment use Russian toilets? In 2007, NASA bought the Russian-designed commodes for $ 19 million after US-made designs experienced a series ...

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