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Beijing Dispatch: Was This Powerful Chinese Empress a Feminist Trailblazer?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Empress Cixi is most famous for building a fabulous pleasure ground, the Summer Palace, that attracts crowds of tourists. Was she also responsible for pulling China into the modern age? Source: [...]
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Afghan Forces Open Fire on Backers of Powerful Militia Commander

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Government forces opened fire Wednesday on supporters of Nizamuddin Qaisari, a defiant figure who was arrested after a run-in with army commanders. Source: NYT > World
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Jim Bakker Thinks Abortion Doctors More Powerful Than GOD

4 months ago | 0 comment
[embedded content] The Reverend Jim “Stop Being Surprised I’m Still Alive” Bakker offered a compelling reason to to ban abortion: We have to, because while God is almighty, he’s also kind of a klutz when it [...]
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The Most Powerful Lobbyist in Trump’s Washington

5 months ago | 0 comment
When Brian Ballard signed the lease last year for an office on the second floor of the Homer Building, a downtown Washington edifice that’s home to a number of lobbying firms, he promised himself he would stay in the space for five years. [...]
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A Powerful Storm Leaves Tonga’s Parliament Homeless

6 months ago | 0 comment
Photo Storm damage in Nuku’alofa, Tonga’s capital, on Tuesday. Tropical Cyclone Gita was the strongest storm to hit the Pacific island nation in decades. Credit John [...]
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Martin Luther King Had A Dream: Of Great Big Powerful Pickup Trucks!

6 months ago | 0 comment
And when you get home, Bull Connor will help you wash your truck with a hose. Dodge Trucks ran what it hoped would be a very inspiring ad during the National Traumatic Brain Injury Festival yesterday, featuring a brief excerpt from King’s [...]
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North Korea’s New Missile Is Bigger and More Powerful, Photos Suggest

9 months ago | 0 comment
Kim Dong-yub, a defense analyst at the Seoul-based Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said North Korea appeared to have built the Hwasong-15 by upgrading the second stage of the Hwasong-14, which carries the missile through space after [...]
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How a powerful senator schooled Betsy DeVos

9 months ago | 0 comment
Several months ago, Sen. Lamar Alexander phoned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with a message: Back off. Alexander, the Republican chairman of the Senate HELP Committee, was furious that a top DeVos aide was circumventing a new law aimed [...]
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China Unveils New Leadership, With Xi Jinping More Powerful Than Ever

10 months ago | 0 comment
That was a departure from the party’s carefully scripted transfers of power in recent decades and a possible signal that Mr. Xi intends to dominate Chinese politics beyond this next five-year term. Mr. Xi may also want more time to [...]
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Kelly lends Trump powerful and personal credibility

10 months ago | 0 comment
Chief of staff John Kelly told a rapt and silent White House briefing room about military soldiers having their bodies wrapped by heartbroken friends, double-packed in ice and flown across the Atlantic to meet grief-stricken families. He recalled [...]