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Panama’s “strong man”, Manuel Noriega, dies

 05/30/2017 - 11:51
January 4, 1990 archive photo of former Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega holding up his police file. EFE/US MARSHALL
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After nearly three decades in prison, condemned by justice for the acts committed during his dictatorship, Manuel Antonio Noriega has died at age 83 of a brain tumor.

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January 4, 1990 archive photo of former Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega holding up his police file. EFE/US MARSHALL

Donald Trump could face a "Russiagate"

 05/16/2017 - 15:23
Stock Photography (10/5/2017), showing US President Donald Trump (r), with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (l) during his meeting in Washington, DC. The White House today called the leak published by the Washington Post that Trump revealed secret information about the Islamic State (EI) to Sergey Lavrov as "false". EFE / RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF EXTERIORS
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After the dismissal of the Director of the FBI, James Comey, Donald Trump is getting closer to political circumstances that are not foreign to the American democracy: the Watergate scandal.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Stock Photography (10/5/2017), showing US President Donald Trump (r), with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (l) during his meeting in Washington, DC. The White House today called the leak published by the Washington Post that Trump revealed secret information about the Islamic State (EI) to Sergey Lavrov as "false". EFE / RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF EXTERIORS

Sally Yates: I told White House Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail

 05/09/2017 - 02:55
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates appears before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing entitled, 'Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 08 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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Former acting attorney general testified to Senate commitee that the then national security adviser was susceptible to blackmail by Russia on 26 January. Trump then tried to shift blame onto the Obama administration.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:30am
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Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates appears before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing entitled, 'Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 08 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[OP-ED]: ‘Sexual paranoia’ arrives on campus

 04/20/2017 - 08:21
Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.
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If Laura Kipnis thought she was under fire in 2015 after writing an essay for The Chronicle of Higher Education criticizing an emergent “sexual paranoia” on college campuses, then her new book will surely catapult her into public-enemy No. 1 status in the eyes of legions of angry feminists.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:15am
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Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.

Bill O’Reilly won't be back at Fox News

 04/20/2017 - 03:44
A view of a sign promoting Bill O'Reilly's show at Fox News Channels' studios following a protest by people who were calling on the network to fire O'Reilly for sexual harassment allegations against him in New York, New York, USA, 18 April 2017.  EFE/JUSTIN LANE
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 Media giant 21st Century Fox on Wednesday announced the ouster of Fox News television host Bill O"Reilly amid accusations of sexual harassment presented against him.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:30pm
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A view of a sign promoting Bill O'Reilly's show at Fox News Channels' studios following a protest by people who were calling on the network to fire O'Reilly for sexual harassment allegations against him in New York, New York, USA, 18 April 2017.  EFE/JUSTIN LANE

Tillerson Visits Moscow as Tensions over Syria Erupt

 04/12/2017 - 03:06
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the US embassy in Moscow, on Tuesday evening. Photo: Serguéi Lavrov/EFE
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Russian president claims Assad’s opponents intend to carry out false-flag chemical attacks to justify more US strikes

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:45am
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the US embassy in Moscow, on Tuesday evening. Photo: Serguéi Lavrov/EFE

The former Mayor's 'Slush Fund' hasn't cleaned up with spring

 03/21/2017 - 19:07
Former Mayor, Michael A. Nutter, and Desiree Peterkin Bell are under fire for $52,000 that was not accounted for in the Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia.
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What once was a call in the dark from the City Controller Alan Butkovitz is now the talk of political circles throughout the city.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Former Mayor, Michael A. Nutter, and Desiree Peterkin Bell are under fire for $52,000 that was not accounted for in the Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia.

Serious Accusations: FBI confirms probe of Trump campaign's Russia ties

 03/21/2017 - 03:10
FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian active measures during the 2016 election campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 20 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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The FBI director confirmed Monday that his agency is investigating possible collusion between the United States President"s campaign and the Russian government to influence the 2016 US presidential election.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 3:00am
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FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian active measures during the 2016 election campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 20 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

[OP-ED]: Racism and the Trump effect at the high school where I teach

 02/28/2017 - 15:06
A small group of Mexicans and Americans demonstrated today in two parts of the Mexican capital for the visit to the country by US Secretaries of State, Rex Tillerson, and Interior Security, John Kelly, where they declared through banners "Persona non grata" to the secretaries, an official visit in Mexico, and urged them to stop the hatred, racism and ignorance shown so far by the policies of President Donald Trump. EFE

My two sons used to come home from a day at high school complaining that ludicrous accusations of racism were as common as the desks in the classrooms. I chalked it up to adolescent exaggeration.

After having spent the current academic year as a teacher surrounded by rowdy high-schoolers, I can attest that they were right.

In the hallways, at assemblies, in my classroom, “That’s racist!” was a common refrain for most of the early fall.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:39pm
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A small group of Mexicans and Americans demonstrated today in two parts of the Mexican capital for the visit to the country by US Secretaries of State, Rex Tillerson, and Interior Security, John Kelly, where they declared through banners "Persona non grata" to the secretaries, an official visit in Mexico, and urged them to stop the hatred, racism and ignorance shown so far by the policies of President Donald Trump. EFE

The New Heads of the “White” House

 01/17/2017 - 16:08
The New Heads of the “White” House

With wavering positions on a variety of topics, Trump's cabinet nominees may be the clearest picture we get of what a Trump presidency may look like. Largely rich, white, and male with no Latino in sight, the white house will certainly uphold the title.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
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Trump in the White House.