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Off N.C. coast, WWII battlefield, largest in history. combed for clues
For decades, the dead lay silently, undisturbed and resting on the cold, dark ocean floor.          
4078 points by Arizona Republic | World War II United States Submarine United States Navy Ironclad warship Atlantic Ocean War World War I
U.S., Russia Talks Continue for Syria Cease-Fire Accord
Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are pressing ahead with talks on a nationwide cease-fire agreement in Syria that would include closer military cooperation against terrorist groups.
12 points by The Wall Street Journal | Sergey Lavrov War Terrorism Diplomacy Civil war 2003 invasion of Iraq Massachusetts Violence
Former NFL linebacker helps train disabled veterans
A former NFL linebacker who has worked for years training disabled veterans is featured in a Starbucks series produced by Howard Schultz.
3 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Improvised explosive device Washington Iraq War Explosive weapons War Military
Actor Hugh O'Brian dies
Actor Hugh O'Brian, best known for his portrayal of the title role in the 1950's TV Western "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," has died. He was 91.
4757 points by CNN | World War II Old age Gerontology War Death Beverly Hills California
Off N.C. coast, NOAA searches WWII battlefield, largest in history
For decades, the dead lay silently, undisturbed and resting on the cold, dark ocean floor.        
4078 points by USA Today | World War II United States Submarine United States Navy Ironclad warship Atlantic Ocean War World War I
US defense secretary: Russia responsible for Assad's actions in Syria
Russia bears responsibility for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's actions and his failure thus far to agree to a ceasefire in his country's 5-year-old conflict, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday.
254 points by CNN | United States War Iraq War American Civil War Civil war Florida American films 2003 invasion of Iraq
Venezuela shuts down CNN for ‘misinterpreting & distorting truth’
Venezuela’s media watchdog has ordered CNN’s Spanish-language channel off the air across the country, accusing it of engaging in a propaganda war. Nicolas Maduro said earlier the channel is “sticking its nose” in the country’s internal affairs and “manipulating” information. Read Full Article at
17254 points by Russia Today | Venezuela Propaganda War Politics of Venezuela Arturo Uslar Pietri Constitution of Venezuela Mercosur Fifth Republic Movement
The healing powers of football in the DRC
Against the backdrop of a brutal civil war, millions of Congolese turn to football to cope with the conflict.
1207 points by Al Jazeera English | American football Democratic Republic of the Congo Association football Laws of the Game American Civil War Rebellion War Republic
‘Irrefutable evidence Kiev used WMDs’ against E. Ukraine civilians – Russian investigators
The Russian Investigative Committee says it has received rock-solid proof that Kiev’s armed forces have been using weapons of mass destruction against civilians in eastern Ukraine. Read Full Article at
3166 points by Russia Today | World War II Nuclear weapon Armed forces Russia United States War Military history Ukraine
Letter: Danger ahead
Danger ahead Insanity is running amok at Berkeley, with the university paper full of op-eds from students and faculty justifying the use of violence to “protect themselves” from ideas and free speech they are opposed to. This is the same mentality as those who call conservatives fascists with absolu...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | World War II Political spectrum French Revolution War University Right-wing politics Liberalism Mass media
Kyra Batara dedicating next fight to family friend battling leukemia
Combate Americas atomweight standout Kyra Batara says she’s dedicating her next fight to a family friend who is battling leukemia.
13 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brazil Jujutsu Royce Gracie War American films Battle Military
It's a 6-ton painting that is the length of a football field. And, it needs to be moved.
Moving the 6-ton Battle of Atlanta painting across town may be as historic as the painting itself.       
11667 points by USA Today | American Civil War Kasim Reed War Fulton County Georgia Atlanta Historian Atlanta Cyclorama Georgia
Oscar Isaac to Star in World War II Thriller ‘The Garbo Network’
Oscar Isaac will star in World War II thriller “The Garbo Network” with Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein’s Storyscape Entertainment launching sales at the Berlin Film Festival. Isaac played the character Poe Dameron in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and will be seen in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The script for “The Garbo Network”... Read more »
25 points by Variety | World War II British Empire Double Cross System Germany World War I England War Star Wars
6-ton painting the length of a football field will take two days to move
Moving the 6-ton Battle of Atlanta painting across town may be as historic as the painting itself.       
11667 points by USA Today | American Civil War Kasim Reed War Fulton County Georgia Atlanta Historian Atlanta Cyclorama Georgia
City in fear: 100 die after cops walk out
More than one hundred people have been killed and several more injured in the Brazilian city of Vitoria this week, after military police officers staged a walkout to demand better salaries and benefits.
2488 points by CNN | Brazil Espírito Santo Police Federal government of the United States Facebook U.S. state War Armed forces
Brazil to boost troop deployment in troubled state
More troops and vehicles to be sent to Espirito Santo following deaths of over 100 people in week of police strike.
1700 points by Al Jazeera English | Rio de Janeiro Brazil Espírito Santo Strike action Crime Constable War Sheriff
Atlanta prepares to move 12-ton, 374-foot long painting
Ed AdamczykFeb. 9 (UPI) -- The Atlanta History Center began a two-day project Thursday, moving a 12-ton, 374-foot long rolled-up painting depicting the Civil War's Battle of Atlanta.
40 points by UPI | American Civil War Oil painting Confederate States of America War Painting Civil war Atlanta Cyclorama History
Giant painting of Atlanta battle scene is moving to new site
ATLANTA (AP) — A colossal panoramic painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the American Civil War will be lifted by cranes from the building where it has been housed for nearly a century and then trucked to its new…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | American Civil War Atlanta Cyclorama Georgia Civil war Battle of Atlanta Ulysses S. Grant War Atlanta
Ending arms trade with Saudi Arabia carries serious political risks, court told
Halting Britain’s multi-billion pound arms trade with Saudi Arabia would have serious political ramifications, the UK government has told a London court. Read Full Article at
170 points by Russia Today | Human rights International trade Yemen Government Amnesty International Gulf War Export War
Colombia: FARC and ELN areas of influence
Over the last few decades Colombia's biggest rebel groups FARC and ELN have gained a major foothold in the country.
6 points by Al Jazeera English | National Liberation Army Rebellion 2016 Álvaro Uribe 2017 War Contract Colombia
Colombian government, guerrilla group start peace talks in Ecuador
BOGOTA, Colombia — The Colombian government and the country’s last active guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), officially launched peace talks Tuesday in neutral Ecuador, to end a conflict that has lasted more than 50 years.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Colombia Nobel Prize Peace Nobel Peace Prize Government of Colombia Guerrilla warfare War Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
Avdiivka civilians caught in crossfire as clashes rage
Thousands without heating or electricity in town of Avdiivka as Ukrainian troops and rebels remain locked in fighting.
1165 points by Al Jazeera English | War Weapon Artillery World War II
Letter: What keeps me up at night
What keeps me up at nightI don’t put much faith in conspiracy theories. Although, I did have an encounter with a “man in black” when I challenged a Reagan spokesman at a presentation for his “Star Wars” initiative, back in the early 1980s.I believe we landed men on the moon, that 9/11 was caused by...
1 points by Concord Monitor | United States Conspiracy theory Federal government of the United States Israel 2003 invasion of Iraq Proxy war War Donald Trump
There are some positives to Yucca Mountain
Letters to the editor
15 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository Radioactive waste Yucca Mountain War World War I Nuclear fission Deep geological repository Armistice Day
Fresh Start Farms program helps refugees find community
After 200 years of being owned and worked by the same family, there’s both change and stability at the Stone Farm in Dunbarton.The duty of turning the soil and tending to the crops will now be handed down to a new group of farmers. But the land will remain a farm as long as someone wants to plant a...
35 points by Concord Monitor | Agriculture Farm War Local food Refugee The Refugees
Is there a threat of genocide in Burundi?
Human rights investigators accuse Africa country's government of crimes against humanity.
744 points by Al Jazeera English | Human rights United States Burundi Democracy War United Nations Pierre Nkurunziza Universal Declaration of Human Rights
“Hand to God” is raunchy fun, bloody drama
The regional premiere of Robert Askins’ provocative “Hand to God” offers equal parts raunchy fun and bloody drama. That may surprise those who’ve heard only about the hilarity of the foul-mouthed sock puppet at the show’s center.
71 points by The Denver Post | Puppet Puppetry Hand puppet War Violence Ramdas Padhye American film actors American television actors
Rodrigo Duterte: The President's Report Card
The Philippine president has been accused of ordering extrajudicial killings, but who is the man behind the headlines?
8865 points by Al Jazeera English | Human rights President of the United States Ferdinand Marcos Human rights abuses Philippines War Drug Foreign policy of the United States
Letter: More alike than unalike
More alike than unalikeAn open letter to Donald Trump: I admit that I am a liberal. I voted for Hillary. I do not expect everyone to agree with me, but I do expect us to be civil, respectful and neighborly.You have won. The country is alarmingly divided. The only time it was more divided was just be...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Human rights Civil and political rights Rights English-language films War Virtue Maya Angelou Donald Trump
Two suspected FARC fighters killed in Colombia
Army tipped off by local community in Bolivar just days after signing of new peace deal between group and government.
732 points by Al Jazeera English | Colombia Military War Juan Manuel Santos Armed forces Combat Peace Guerrilla warfare
South Sudanese Violence Engulfs Aid Workers, Pushes Nation Closer to the Brink
The international community in South Sudan is nearing an hour of reckoning: how to aid a nation it helped create without calling out those responsible for sending it toward its demise.
1203 points by The Wall Street Journal | War American Civil War Sovereign state Washington D.C. Civil war United States Federal government of the United States President of the United States
9 civilians killed in reported airstrike in Libya
At least nine people were killed and 20 injured after military jets reportedly struck civilians near the town of Houn in central Libya. The UN-backed government has denied flying bombing missions in the area. Read Full Article at
95 points by Russia Today | Libya Tripoli Oasis Algeria Luke Skywalker Politics of Libya War Italy
FARC: Peace is difficult without amnesty
Fighters must be given amnesty if peace in Colombia is to succeed, the rebels' chief negotiator told CNN en Español.
71 points by CNN | Colombia Ban Ki-moon Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Álvaro Uribe War Medellín Secretary-General of the United Nations Colombian Liberal Party
Hours Before Cease-Fire, Assad Vows to ‘Recover Every Area’ in Syria
President Bashar al-Assad made the pronouncement before a truce negotiated by the United States and Russia was set to take effect at sundown on Monday.
-1 points by The New York Times | Bashar al-Assad United States American Civil War Terrorism Rebellion Syria Hafez al-Assad War
Cutting-edge arms, 500K visitors: Highlights of Army 2016 expo in Russia
International military exhibition “Army 2016”, which displayed state-of-the art Russian and foreign arms, has drawn to a close after nearly a week in place outside Moscow. It drew more than half a million visitors and dozens of foreign delegations. Read Full Article at
1264 points by Russia Today | Battle World War II Soviet Union Red Army Russia War Tank Moscow
Broomfield foundation to nurture economic stability in war-torn Colombia
Out of a historic peace accord to be ratified later this month between Marxist rebels and the Colombian government that will formally mark the end of half a century of warfare, a Broomfield non-profit hopes to make a difference.
54 points by The Denver Post | Colombia War Government of Colombia Oslo Accords Guerrilla warfare A Great Way to Care Armed forces Peasant
Fighting rages in Aleppo hours after Syrian peace deal
AMMAN (Reuters) - Fighting raged on in southern Aleppo on Saturday, the army and rebels said, hours after the United States and Russia hailed a breakthrough deal to put Syria's peace process back on track.
440 points by Reuters | Bashar al-Assad Syria Reuters Thomson Reuters Hafez al-Assad News agency War News