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This Democratic Socialist Says We Should Embrace Nationalism

John Judis, longtime Democratic socialist and veteran left-wing journalist, wants you to be a nationalist. If you’re a progressive, chances are you’re as puzzled, maybe as disgusted, as I was when I first read about his most recent book, The Nationalist Revival. Nationalism is the purview of demagogues and bigots, …

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World

Irish and Scottish Nationalists Plotting to Break Up U.K. Over Brexit

LONDON—Almost a century of rebellion against British rule in Ireland—including long periods of violent insurrection—failed to reunify the island under a single flag. But historians may look back on the 2016 Brexit referendum as the moment that ambition finally moved to within reach. The collapse of functioning politics in Westminster—where …

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U.S

UK unlikely to leave the EU without a deal, Credit Suisse says

The possibility of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal in place can be ruled out, according to a senior Credit Suisse banker. There’s no appetite among the electorate — as well as the members of the U.K. parliament — for a so-called no-deal Brexit, Andrew Garthwaite, …

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World

Sarah Silverman Throws Hulu Under the Bus on ‘The Last Laugh’ Podcast Premiere

Subscribe to The Last Laugh on Apple Podcasts Hulu’s decision to cancel of I Love You, America came as a total shock to Sarah Silverman. “We were so sure we were getting picked up,” she tells me during a recording session for The Daily Beast’s new comedy interview podcast The …

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World

‘Us’ Star Winston Duke: Meet the Secret Weapon Behind Jordan Peele Record-Breaking Movie

There’s a story that’s Winston Duke has told a lot recently because it’s, well, kind of perfect. The then-aspiring actor had just arrived in New Haven, Connecticut, freshly graduated from the University of Buffalo and newly accepted into the prestigious Yale School of Drama graduate program. An incredibly kind student …

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U.S

Ohio man, 20, arrested for attacking teen for allegedly raping 5-year-old: police

Richard Adams, 20, faces a charge of felony assault for attacking a teen who he alleges was raping a 5-year-old boy. (Eastlake Police) An Ohio man was arrested last week for attacking a teen he said was raping a 5-year-old, police said. Richard Adams, 20, walked into a room of …

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World

Thai election results delayed, anti-junta party claims win

BANGKOK – Thailand’s election commission says it will release full vote counts from the first election since a 2014 coup on Friday as an anti-junta party claimed it won the most seats and will try to form a government. The commission said Monday it will announce the results of 350 …

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Opinion

Gregg Jarrett: Trump-Russia ‘collusion’ was always a hoax — and dirtiest political trick in modern US history

The Mueller report findings A summary of the Mueller report findings, according to Attorney General William Barr’s letter to top lawmakers. There was never any evidence that Donald Trump “colluded” with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election from Hillary Clinton. It was all a hoax. It constituted what is surely the …

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Opinion

Ken Starr: Trump is vindicated on collusion, Mueller punts on obstruction, and the rule of law triumphs

For the second time in 48 hours, Attorney General William Barr demonstrated he is determined to go by the law, not bend to the winds of politics. This is exactly what the nation’s top law enforcement officer should do. Barr’s letter to members of Congress Sunday summarizing the report of …

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Opinion

Alan Dershowitz: A prosecutor’s job is to make decisions, Mueller didn’t finish the job

Why couldn’t Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a former Marine, make up his mind about whether President Trump is or is not guilty of obstruction of justice? The job of a prosecutor is to make decisions. To charge or not to charge. It is not to write law review essays that …

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Opinion

Mueller did not exonerate Trump – Barr acted as judge and jury. Now Congress needs to do its job

Politics abhors a vacuum and Attorney General Bill Barr filled it Sunday when he tried to exonerate Donald Trump using the “Mueller report” as a fig leaf. Barr acted as judge and jury in a three page letter deeming Trump’s innocence without any evidence, explanation, or even the Mueller report …

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World

How ‘Us’ Turned Weed Anthem ‘I Got 5 on It’ Into a Creepy Horror Theme

The trailer for Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, “Us,” set the internet on fire in December. The premise — a family stalked by its disfigured doppelgängers — was chilling, but much of the online reaction focused on the teaser’s use of “I Got 5 on It,” the 1995 platinum hit …

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World

New Zealand launching highest form of probe of mosques massacre

Wellington, New Zealand — New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will examine what roles guns, social media and spy agencies played preceding the attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that it would hold a Royal Commission of …

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Afghan official: Taliban killed 33 troops, police in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a devastating Taliban attack over the weekend on an army outpost in southern Helmand province killed 26 soldiers and seven policemen — casualties the country’s defense ministry has refused to disclose. Provincial council chief Attahullah Afghan told The Associated Press on Monday that …

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Science

SEE IT: First images emerge of meteor that exploded with 10x the energy of atomic bomb in Hiroshima

A Japanese weather satellite has provided visual evidence of the historic asteroid that exploded in the atmosphere over the Bering Sea in December that packed a punch of 10 atomic bombs used by the  U.S. in Hiroshima, a report said. The New Scientist reported that the evidence of the Dec. …

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World

Russian lawmaker cheers findings of Mueller’s report

President Donald Trump turns to depart after speaking with the media after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Washington. The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign …

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World

We still may not have seen the best of Florida State

Even before Saturday night, Florida State already boasted some of the best length, athleticism and depth of any NCAA Tournament team. But if the Seminoles can continue shooting the 3 the way they did against Murray State? Watch out. While dismantling the No. 12 Racers on Saturday night in a …

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World

Netanyahu Cuts Short U.S. Trip After Gaza Rocket Strikes Near Tel Aviv

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel cut short his visit to the United States on Monday, hours after a rocket launched from Gaza struck a house in central Israel, injuring seven people. “In light of the security events I decided to cut short my visit to the U.S.,” Mr. Netanyahu …

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World

Dawkins family shows character that grew from Coach K lesson

COLUMBIA , S.C. — It was all right there for Aubrey Dawkins. B.J. Taylor drove from the right side and missed a floater, and Dawkins came flying in for the last-second tip — one that would have sent home the legendary Hall of Fame coach who had recruited and fell …

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World

Norfolk State’s defense will allow it to cover versus Colorado

Norfolk State is fresh off winning outright as an 18-point underdog against Alabama and will look to keep its momentum going when it heads to Boulder to face Colorado (9 p.m., ESPN2) in the second round of the NIT. The Spartans play a physical brand of defense that causes both …

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Look for Thailand’s next government to be a coalition, senior official says

It’s “quite likely” that Thailand’s next government will be formed through a coalition, a senior government official told CNBC on Monday, as initial tallies came following Sunday’s long-awaited election after five years of military rule. Panitan Wattanayagorn, a security advisor to Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, said that officials …

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Tech

Killing Eve, Season 2: Sexual tension, darker humor and more fashion crimes – CNET

Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri and Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens in the second season of Killing Eve. Parisa Taghizadeh/BBC America I was more than a bit astonished when MI6 rookie Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) stabbed professional assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) at the end of Killing Eve’s first season. Luckily, …

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Opinion

Trump’s misleading spin on the 2018 GDP growth rate

March 25 at 3:00 AM “We just came out with numbers … 3.1 percent GDP. The first time in 14 years that we cracked 3, right? That’s pretty good — 3.1. The press tried to make it 2.9. I said, ‘It’s not 2.9.’ What they did is they took odd …

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World

For Prominent Chinese Church Leader, Detention Is a Test of Faith

BEIJING — In 2006, three Chinese Christians traveled to Washington to ask President George W. Bush for his support in their fight for religious freedom. One of them had converted to the faith only a few months earlier: Wang Yi, a 33-year-old lawyer from the southwestern city of Chengdu. But …

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Business

Asia is resilient and can bounce back in the face of challenges, says Credit Suisse regional CEO

The Asia Pacific CEO of Credit Suisse is bullish on Asia’s growth. “I’m very excited about the region … the entrepreneurs are very resilient, the people are resilient — hardworking, and I think that’s the biggest asset that the region has to continue to grow,” Helman Sitohang told CNBC at …

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Politics

Graham sends ominous tweet to Comey: See you soon

Sen.  Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., posted an ominous reply to ex-FBI-Director James Comey on Twitter Sunday after Comey seemed to sum up the summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation by posting a picture of a man who appeared lost in the woods. The photo posted by Comey was of a man surrounded by …

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World

Yankees not letting spring injuries dampen expectations

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Yankees didn’t require a medivac to get them out of Florida, but they weren’t an advertisement of perfect health. Prior to the start of games played under palm trees and blue skies the Yankees were a popular pick to dethrone the defending champion Red Sox …

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Doing what’s best for D’Angelo Russell may shake up Nets’ lineup

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kenny Atkinson juggled his lineup against the Lakers, giving DeMarre Carroll his first start of the season instead of Caris LeVert.It might not be a one-off. Yes, the Nets needed Carroll’s size on LeBron James on Friday, but his shooting may make him a better partner for …

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World

The Latest: Body of Pakistani victim Ahmed returned home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The Latest on the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 7 p.m. The body of a 26-year-old Pakistani who was among 50 worshippers killed during attacks on mosques in New Zealand has arrived at an airport in the southern port city of Karachi. …

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Business

Europe stocks slide amid growing recession worries; LVMH shares fluctuate after ‘fat finger’ trade

European shares were lower on Monday morning, amid rising fears of an impending recession in the U.S. The pan-European Stoxx 600 began the session around 0.6 percent lower, with most sectors and major bourses in the red. France’s CAC index was the worst performer in early deals, falling 1 percent. …

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