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In the news, Tuesday, March 13, 2018


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from BBC News (UK)

Russian spy: What are Novichok agents and what do they do?
A former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by a chemical that is part of a group of nerve agents known as Novichok, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia remain critically ill after the attempted murder in Salisbury on 4 March. 


from Hoover Institution
Nonprofit Organization in Stanford, California

Crossing the Rubicon at the 39th Parallel?
A historian of ancient Rome is skeptical of the comparisons between Julius Caesar and Donald Trump. After all, slamming a leader we don’t like as “a new Caesar” is one of America’s oldest traditions. It stretches from George III to Lincoln to Obama and now Trump.


from LifeZette (& PoliZette)
Media/News Company in Washington, D. C.

Dreaming Donkeys Hope to Salvage Something Special in Pennsylvania Election
Race between Democrat Conor Lamb, Republican Rick Saccone is rated a toss-up but likely not the bellwether the experts proclaimed

Hillary Clinton Sinks to New Level of Unreality During India Interview
Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee accuses Trump and his supporters of wanting to take the country 'backwards'

ICE Chief Says Enforcement Critics Focusing on Wrong Issue
Homan says the question is not the share of crimes illegals commit; it's how many felonies could be prevented by securing U.S. borders

Tillerson Doesn’t Thank Trump in Speech After His Ouster
Outgoing secretary of state didn't mention president by name but said, 'Much remains to be done to achieve our mission on behalf of the American people'

Rex Tillerson Out at Foggy Bottom, Mike Pompeo in as Secretary of State Nominee
Trump tells chief U.S. diplomat that it's time to go after months of rumors and behind-the-scenes policy and personality clashes, names CIA director as replacement


from Miami Herald

I’m here to defend cultural appropriation. “Cross-cultural influence,” would be the less pejorative phrase. But the term above, with its connotations of grand-theft culture, is the one favored by some African-American activists who’ve had it up to here with nonblack performers borrowing the soul and style of Michael, Marvin and Prince. Singer Bruno Mars is the latest to feel their ire.


from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76
Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday.


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