Stars, stripes and a shop closed for heart surgery ... Canadian photographer Phil Bergerson captures the humour and pathos of the country next door#photography #US #America
Cowboys, sunsets, rodeos and dust ... that’s what people think the west is. But Peter Kayafas travelled from Idaho to Oklahoma, seeking out the real rituals and way of life of a new generation#photography #US #America #WildWest
You can now ask Siri if you have coronavirus.US only
The assistant will ask you questions from the CDC and the U.S. Public Health Service.
Depending on your answers, it will guide you to the appropriate help
A US judge has ordered the immediate release of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning from prison.Here's the Court Order:
So in one day, from early morning, when the “excellent” economy saw the stock market tank the deepest in history (S&P)Trump said at the CDC, surrounded by experts and he wearing a campaign hat, that if he were in charge, he’d keep the boat (and passengers) offshore, not allow them in. (Translation: Gee, I've got a great reason to close the country now, 100%.)
The US Democratic Party is undergoing something of an identity crisis as it debates what direction to take ahead of the looming battle with President Donald Trump, a Republican, in November.#Politics #US
A tension between the so-called progressive wing of the party, led by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and the moderates like Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg is dominating the primary elections.
Let's break it down by issues and compare the current field to figures in history and leading politicians from the UK.
When there's a Democratic nominee, we will reprise the format, adding Trump and world leaders.
Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch (Yiddish: איסר דניאלאָוויטש; Belarusian: Ісур Данілавіч) in Amsterdam, New York, the son of Bryna "Bertha" (née Sanglel; 1884–1958) and Herschel "Harry" Danielovitch (c. 1884–1950; citations regarding his exact year of birth differ). His parents were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mogilev Region, in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus), and the family spoke Yiddish at home.
His father's brother, who immigrated earlier, used the surname Demsky, which Douglas's family adopted in the United States.
Douglas grew up as Izzy Demsky and legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the United States Navy during World War II.
In his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, Douglas notes the hardships that he, along with six sisters and his parents, endured during their early years in Amsterdam, New York:
My father, who had been a horse trader in Russia, got himself a horse and a small wagon, and became a ragman, buying old rags, pieces of metal, and junk for pennies, nickels, and dimes.... Even on Eagle Street, in the poorest section of town, where all the families were struggling, the ragman was on the lowest rung on the ladder. And I was the ragman's son.
Physician, mental health expert, and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté, a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, offers a personal and historical perspective on anti-Semitism, Zionism, and Israel-Palestine.
#antisemitism #antipalestinianism #antizionism #zionism #nationalism #colonialism #far-right #Palestine #Israel #US #USA
A commercial troll farm, in Poland, with connections to the state defence industry and supported by money from the State Fund for Disabled People – exposed by Fundacja Reporterow and Investigate Europe.
We all have heard about troll farms. However, much of the reporting about bots and trolls is just speculation. To find out what is really involved, our reporter went undercover to work as a troll for six- months at a troll farm in Wroclaw. This report gives insights about a commercial company that turned the spreading of hate and propaganda into their business model.#news #politics #NATO #EU #empire #propaganda #trolls #trollfarm #Poland #US #USA #UK #Russia