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Bay of Pigs, Cuba: CIA’s unlearned lesson in regime change

The looming end of the Castro era in Cuba coincides this week with the 57th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion – a failed attack by the CIA that greatly catalyzed the Castro approach to resisting American encroachment. On Thursday, Raul Castro, the 86-year-old brother of the late Fidel, will step down as the president of Cuba. For the ...

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The problems with Facebook are inherent in its design, but that can change

More posts by this contributor How Facebook Can Better Fight Fake News: Make Money Off the People Who Promote It Why The Internet Needs IPFS Before It’s Too Late The latest controversies of social networks Facebook and Twitter are easily the most heated in their entire 12-14 year history — not just because of their suspect role in enabling interference ...

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Pro-regime change Pompeo: Trump’s pick for secretary of state is an outspoken hawk

Mike Pompeo is expected to face a tough confirmation hearing on Thursday – but more dangerous hurdles await him as secretary of state. With tensions mounting in the Middle East, what kind of diplomat would Pompeo be? Read more The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing to consider Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of state on April 12. ...

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Twitter delays API overhaul that could change how third-party apps operate

After a bit of a hubbub among developers this morning who were pissed that in a few months their third-party Twitter apps could lose essential functionality, Twitter announced that they would be delaying the sunset of certain APIs in an effort to make sure developers have enough time to make changes. The current date the APIs were set to retire ...

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Twitter delays API change that could break Tweetbot, Twitterific, etc.

This morning, the developers of third-party Twitter clients Tweetbot, Twitterific, Tweetings and Talon banded together to highlight upcoming API changes that could potentially break the way their apps work. As you might expect, their collective user base — a base largely made up of folks who need more out of their Twitter app than the official one offers (or folks ...

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All change? Russians divided over expectations following presidential vote

Almost half of all Russians expect major national changes within the next year, following the March presidential election. The overwhelming majority of those expecting changes said they would be for the better. According to the results of a recent poll by the state-run research center VTSIOM, 45 percent of Russians “expect significant changes in the life of their country in ...

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French support of Syrian Kurds 'a bow to the US, not change of guard,' say analysts

Paris voiced its support for Kurdish militias just as Trump announced that the US would soon be leaving “someone else” to deal with Syria. This suggests no change to Western military presence in the region, analysts told RT. This week, French President Emmanuel Macron met a delegation from Turkey, which included Kurdish representatives – both from the YPG militias and ...

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Norway’s politically correct Statoil wants to change name to exclude ‘oil’

Norway’s state oil company has decided to remove ‘oil’ from its name. Statoil is now Equinor as the firm says it’s looking to extend its business beyond oil and gas production, which it plans to continue. Read more “The world is changing, and so is Statoil. The biggest transition our modern-day energy systems have ever seen is underway, and we ...

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American gymnastics coach & club owner arrested for filming kids in change rooms

American coach and Wind Lake Gymnastic Center owner, James Kivisto, has been arrested on charges of secretly taping children while they were changing in the club’s bathroom. On Tuesday, a parent informed the local police that a hidden camera was found in the bathroom, prompting detectives to immediately execute a search warrant for the club in Racine County, Wisconsin. JUST ...

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Walmart, Dick’s sued for age discrimination over gun sale policy change

Just weeks after two of America’s biggest retailers changed their policies to sell guns only to people aged 21 and over, they’re facing an age discrimination lawsuit. The changes were made following the Parkland school shooting. Oregon man Tyler Watson filed lawsuits against both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart after he was refused service when attempting to buy a .22-caliber ...

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