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A legal takedown of genocide
News ImageDespite a four-decade delay in justice, a United Nations-backed court established on Friday that the Khmer Rouge had indeed committed genocide in Cambodia during its reign. The two most senior and surviving leaders of the radical group, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, were convicted of the most heinous of crimes the killing of innocent minority groups en mass in the late 1970s. The verdict may further assist Cambodians in coming to terms with their killing field past.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:17:43 -0500
Democrats reliance on seniority clashes with enthusiasm for fresh faces
News ImageRep. Diana DeGette, Democrat from Colorado, is done with waiting. For probably 12 years, she says, shes aspired to one of the top three jobs in the Democratic leadership. Now that Democrats have won the majority in the House, Congresswoman DeGette is making her move challenging a powerful member of the troika for the No. 3 slot, the whip, or chief vote counter.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:03:40 -0500
Are mass shootings doomed to be America's 'new normal'? 'That is a myth.'
News ImageThe satirical online publication The Onion has posted the same short piece in the aftermath of several of the countrys worst mass shootings since 2014. The story includes details about the latest spasm of gun violence where it occurred, the number of victims followed by a quote from a fictional Midwestern resident.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:37:01 -0500
Why Brexit compromise hasn't defused political tensions in Britain
News ImageTwo years after Britain voted in a highly charged referendum to leave the European Union, its government this week agreed to a draft treaty with the EU to make that choice happen. This weeks political chaos in London, replete with ministerial resignations, has exposed the tensions between full-throated calls for unfettered British sovereignty and the reality of Britains economic dependence on the EU, which is its closest and largest trading partner. On Wednesday, as Theresa May urged her reluctant cabinet to back the agreement, scores of noisy protesters gathered near 10 Downing Street, the Georgian townhouse that is the seat of executive power and a symbol of Britains historic reach across the globe.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:55:26 -0500
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