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One Clue to the Upset in Alabama: 22,800 Write-In Votes by ALAN BLINDER and TRIP GABRIEL


Many of the write-in votes, which exceeded the margin of victory for Doug Jones, are thought to have been cast by Republicans displeased with Roy S. 14 more words


Art & Family in Nature (Storm King 1)

Ok,so since I’m on a roll I’m putting up the first photos from a completely **glorious** day at my own personal very-favorite day-trip location near NYC: Storm King Art Center, which I certainly remember visiting in the early 80’s if not before. 65 more words

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Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade, New Orleans

There is always a reason to celebrate in New Orleans and Easter is no exception. With parades, costume contests and speciality cakes, Easter is a great, family-friendly event in the Big Easy… [click to read more]


Is the USA ready for a new national symbol?

Is changing the United States national symbol a good idea?

Every country in the world has their own form of representation. Right now, in the United States, the national symbol is The Bald Eagle. 582 more words

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New investigation into Roman Polanski over sex crime allegations

An investigation has been opened into claims by an artist that director Roman Polanski sexually molested her as a child; the allegations are at least the sixth in a series of accusations lodged against the filmmaker. 346 more words

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Capitalism, Democracy, and Freedom of the Press

Capitalism, Democracy, and Freedom of the Press

Was a time the United States lectured the entire world on Democracy and the Free Press. This would be done with gestures just short of salaaming, and sometimes hand on heart. 2,450 more words

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Western leaders misled Gorbachev with promises that NATO wouldn’t expand – released archives

RT | December 14, 2017

In 1990, Western politicians repeatedly assured Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO wouldn’t expand east of Germany’s borders, but broke that promise less than a decade later, say insider archives from both sides of negotiations following the dismantling of the Berlin Wall.

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