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A Psychedelic Spin on ‘National Security’


Two kinds of radicalism emerged in the ’60s: one promoting a more humane idea of security, the other aimed at building a life that transcended the question of security altogether.

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Can the U.S. Establish a ‘Deconfliction’ With Russia in Syria?


Tensions are high after the Air Force shot down a Syrian warplane, leading Russia to announce it may shoot down any U.S. aircraft operating in western Syria.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Offensive Trademarks


The ruling for an Asian-American band named the Slants is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their fight to keep the team name, which many find insulting.

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‘Road Rage’ Cited in Killing of Muslim Girl in Virginia


No link between the victim’s faith and the crime has been found, but a Muslim rights group is calling for a full investigation. (Pictured: Darwin Martinez Torres, arrested in the case.)

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CIA No Longer Can Defend the Indefensible—Its Torture Program


Guantanamo detainees are suing the masterminds of the CIA’s torture program. Assisting the two contract psychologists is not worth the political trouble for the intelligence agency anymore.

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New York Times Smears Bernie Sanders in Its Latest Lurch to the Right


A new report inexplicably ties the recent shooting in Alexandria, Va., to belligerent “Bernie Bros.”

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Do Trump’s Tweets Embolden Violent Bigots?


Islamic State and other extremist groups want us to hate, and the president is one of the chief dupes of that strategy.

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U.S. Is a Sorry 36th Among Nations in Quality-of-Childhood Ranking


For 700 million kids around the world, childhood ends too soon.

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Did Trump Receive Big Tax Refunds After 2005?


Leaked documents show the president paid hefty taxes for 2005, but one analysis suggests that later returns may show much of the payment was refunded to him.

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Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near London Mosque; One Arrest Is Made


Eyewitnesses say a van appeared to veer and strike people intentionally. (Update: Authorities are now treating the incident as an act of terrorism against Muslims. One person is dead, and at least 10 are injured.)

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