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Con Man Claimed to ‘Cure’ Childless Women. Blackmail Followed, Then Bodies.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — For years, Rasool Landay went from place to place in northern Afghanistan, offering a very specialized and in-demand service: treatment for women unable to have children. Now he is on the run. Religious [...]
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Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.

*/ ]]> Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard [...]
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In Brazil, ‘Queer Museum’ Is Censored, Debated, Then Celebrated

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Had it gone as planned, an exhibition that opened last year in Brazil — which included a drawing of smiling children with the words “transvestite” and “gay child” stenciled across them — would likely have [...]
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The ‘Steely-Eyed Killer’ Who Became a Star on Fox News – Then Lost It All

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On May 6, 2011, retired Lt. Col Bill Cowan appeared on Fox News to talk about the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, which he opposed. At the time, Cowan had been a respected Fox News military analyst for a decade; his combat [...]
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Atlacomulco Dispatch: Mexico Town’s Identity Was Defined by 1 Party. Then, the People Turned on It.

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Nowhere in Mexico did loyalty toward the Institutional Revolutionary Party run as deep as in Atlacomulco. But even here, the PRI suffered a symbolically devastating defeat. Source: NYT > World
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War Robbed Him of His Family, Then His Eyes, Then His Love

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Today, he marches for peace across Afghanistan. But his thoughts and poetry are fixed on the girl he lost, and bittersweet images of another life. Source: NYT > World
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Gina Haspel Almost Thought Better Of Her CIA Nomination, But Then Trump Thought Better Of Her Thinking Better Of It

5 months ago | 0 comment
Whee! Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, almost threw in the water-soaked towel over a prisoner’s face Friday when she met with White House officials, telling them she worried her involvement with the CIA’s torture program [...]
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After Each Attack He Carried the Wounded. Then He Became a Victim.

6 months ago | 0 comment
But many Afghan and American officials say there is often an overlap between the facilitating networks used in urban attacks claimed by the Islamic State in recent years and those used by the extreme elements of the Taliban, particularly [...]
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And Then Sam Nunberg Bit His Own Dick Off On Jake Tapper’s CNN Show LOLOL TOTALLY NORMAL

7 months ago | 0 comment
HI MR. TALKY MOUTH! LORD HAVE MERCY. Former Trump aide/current idiot Sam Nunberg hung up his Obamaphone with MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Monday afternoon, and by the time we had posted the full video, he had picked that Obamaphone right back up to [...]
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Dzongsar Monastery Journal: A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

8 months ago | 0 comment
The driver of the police car that took us back to Kangding wore a Yankees cap, which he turned backward at one point. The officer in the front seat synced his mobile phone to the police radio and sang along, karaoke style, to a popular [...]