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It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:44:03 GMT
Mueller report is just the start of a new Russia showdown

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:42:42 GMT
Caliphate is over. What now for ISIS?

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:08:47 GMT
'Tragedy of biblical proportions' visible from space
As many as "300 to 400" dead bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira, in Mozambique, according to an eye witness account, suggesting that the human toll of Cyclone Idai is likely to far exceed official estimates.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:49:03 GMT
See the devastation Cyclone Idai left behind
A devastating cyclone has caused widespread destruction in Southern Africa, across the city of Beira, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:17:21 GMT
Britain's had 3 years to do Brexit. Another 3 weeks won't help

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:58:17 GMT
Did Russia really chase a US bomber out of its airspace?
At first glance, it looked like a scene out of "Dr. Strangelove:" The Russian Ministry of Defense this week published a video of what it claimed was a pair of fighters chasing an American B-52 bomber away from Russian airspace.
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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:22:19 GMT
US B-52 bomber caught on Russian camera
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford issued a warning about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the country's growing military threat.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:33:58 +0100
Ethiopian Airlines was a symbol of national pride. Then disaster struck

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:55:13 GMT
Trump sparks confusion with tweet on North Korea
President Donald Trump triggered rampant confusion among his own aides and administration officials when he said Friday he is withdrawing new sanctions aimed at North Korea that were just issued by his own administration.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:02:36 GMT
NZ to ban assault weapons. Why can't US?
A week after a mass shooting at two mosques, New Zealand's government is on track to ban assault weapons next month and take back those that are already out there.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:41:22 GMT
Trump gets upset over Fox host's question
President Trump took offense to being asked about his continued criticism of deceased Sen. John McCain by Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:25:17 GMT
Australia braces for tropical cyclones

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:33:57 GMT
At least 50 burn to death in bus collision
At least 50 people were killed when two commercial buses collided and burst into flames in northern Ghana, police told CNN Friday.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:49:40 GMT
Thailand's youth demand change ahead of elections
Choltanutkun Tun-Atiruj wasn't old enough to vote in the last official elections held in Thailand in 2011.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:01:05 GMT
Priest stabbed while leading televised mass
While shocked parishioners and a television audience watched, a man stabbed the elderly rector of St. Joseph's Oratory at Mount Royal, Canada's biggest church, as he led Mass on Friday morning, Montreal police said.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:27:09 GMT
Trump's Golan Heights announcement met with a shrug in the Arab world
When Mike Pompeo landed in Beirut from Tel Aviv on Friday morning, barely a handful of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the US Secretary of State's visit.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:29:33 GMT
Pompeo agrees it's possible God send Trump
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed with a suggestion posed in an interview Thursday that it's possible God raised Donald Trump to be President in order to protect Israel from Iran.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:23:48 GMT
K-Pop in crisis: Scandal exposes culture of toxic masculinity
South Korea's entertainment industry is a cultural juggernaut that has allowed the East Asian nation to punch well above its weight in terms of global soft power.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:47:14 GMT
From Israel to Brexit to France: Trump dips into allies' politics
He's trashed the British Prime Minister. He's cheered protesters in France. And now he's handed Israel's embattled leader a win days before a re-election. When it comes to other countries' domestic politics, President Donald Trump hasn't hesitated to put his thumb on the scale.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:17:48 GMT
Italian paradise isle on sale for bargain price

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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:41:51 GMT
Everything you thought about 'The Scream' is wrong
"The Scream" by Edvard Munch is one of the most famous images in the history of art, and even has its own emoji.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:08:10 GMT
Neymar faces ban for F-word rant
PSG star Neymar is facing a ban after being charged by UEFA following for his online rant in the wake of his side's Champions League defeat to Manchester United.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:27:56 GMT
'Thailand's Banksy' lampoons military government ahead of elections
As Thailand prepares for Sunday's elections, not everyone in the country is optimistic about the supposed return of democracy after five years of military rule. Street artist Headache Stencil, often dubbed the "Thai Banksy," believes the odds are unfairly stacked in the ruling junta's favor.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:52:13 GMT
Google's 'minor glitch' plunged currency
It's been a rough 2019 for Ghana's currency, the cedi.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:33:53 GMT
Airline sending 777s on 50-minute flight

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:50:14 GMT
Why the 'Mormon' church changed its name. (It's about revelation, not rebranding.)
Russell Nelson speaks more openly and often about his divine revelations than any Mormon president in recent memory. But can a prophet succeed in the age of the iPhone?
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:22:02 GMT
Who is having more sex over age 50?
The number of people you have sex with is an individual choice. But certain lifestyle factors play a role in how many sex partners you have, explains a recent study by British researchers.
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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:39:26 GMT
US aircraft carrier sunk in 1942 has been found
The US Wasp aircraft carrier has been located nearly 14,000 feet below the surface of the Coral Sea. The Wasp was sunk in a World War II battle in 1942.
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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:41:55 GMT
How a $1 billion brand is losing out to imitators
When Samsung revealed, in late 2018, that it was collaborating with cult US streetwear brand Supreme, it came as quite the surprise.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:52:01 GMT
Elie Honig: Why Mueller report will be calm before storm
Robert Mueller's formal delivery of his investigative report, whenever it happens, will be more prologue than climax. Only after it's in Attorney General William Barr's hands will the action begin -- a dynamic, multifront legal and political battle that will test fundamental notions of due process, executive authority and separation of powers.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:38:06 GMT
Iceland closes beauty spot due to damage
It seems every week brings a new story about a popular tourism destination having to close or impose controls to deal with an increased amount of foot traffic.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:23:30 GMT
World's most scenic airport landings

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:34:17 GMT
The 56,000-mile electric car journey
For three years and 90,000 kilometers and counting, he's traveled the world powered both by electricity and strangers' kindness.
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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 04:07:19 GMT
Dubai's plan for $2 billion mega mall
Plans for a sprawling "high-tech-meets-retail" metropolis have been unveiled in Dubai. The mega mall will be the largest leasable retail space in the world, spanning over 100 soccer fields in size.
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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:46:46 GMT
World's most expensive cities to live in
The most expensive cities in the world have been revealed -- and the No. 1 spot belongs not to one singly city, but to three destinations.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:19:45 GMT
Why British food is misunderstood
If British food has come in for a bit of mockery over the years, it isn't because the recipes are wrong, it's because they're misunderstood.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:43:50 GMT
Mikaela Shiffrin on ignoring social media 'haters'
Mikaela Shiffrin is growing into one of the most dominant and influential female sports stars on the planet, but she knows that her success in ski racing comes at a price -- abusive comments on social media.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:32:46 GMT
Easter Island: Make the most of its mysteries
Easter Island is on lots of bucket lists. Who wouldn't want the chance to visit one of the world's most remote islands and take selfies with those ancient, stoic stone faces?
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:07:50 GMT
Artist paints stunning underwater murals
Hawaiian artist Sean Yoro likes to paint his evocative murals on precarious surfaces: melting icebergs, the burnt bark of trees and remote waterside walls at the mercy of rising tides, among others. The transient nature of the works, which are destined to naturally disappeared shortly after their creation, is used to bring attention to problems afflicting the environment.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:02:17 GMT
A police dog helped solve 12 murders. So China cloned it
One Chinese police force has a new asset this month: its first cloned police dog.
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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:17:38 GMT
Father's surprise brings son to tears
Tennessee National Guard Staff Sergeant Rob Cesternino surprised his son during taekwondo practice after serving in Jordan and Syria for nearly a year.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:00:08 GMT
The question now is whether everyone will accept the result of the special counsel's investigation
Robert Mueller's latest service to America is all but complete. But the reverberations from his yet-to-be-revealed report could amount to inestimable political and constitutional consequences.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:42:44 GMT
Mueller is done. What's next?
Special counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and turned over his final report to Attorney General William Barr.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:10:11 GMT
The last week of the Trump presidency as we know it
Donald Trump has been president for 792 days. Special counsel Robert Mueller has been on the job -- investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion between the Russians and members of Trump's campaign -- for 675 days.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:58:11 GMT
White House responds to conclusion of Mueller investigation
After special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report to Attorney General William Barr, press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that the White House is looking forward to "the process taking its course." CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:43:17 GMT
Toobin: This is really good news for Kushner and Trump Jr.
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin reacts to the news that special counsel Robert Mueller is not recommending any further indictments, according to a senior Justice Department official.
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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:43:33 GMT
Caliphate over but ISIS breeding ground thrives

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:45:08 GMT
SDF declares victory over ISIS in Syria

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:02:40 GMT
Brexit delay won't make a difference

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Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:34:15 GMT
Priest stabbed while leading televised Mass
A man who allegedly stabbed the elderly rector of a church in Canada during a televised Mass as shocked parishioners watched will appear in court Saturday.
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