Elizabeth Swaney meanders through trickless freestyle ski run after qualifying through loophole

Elizabeth Swaney meanders through trickless freestyle ski run after qualifying through loophole

At 19, Elizabeth Swaney ran against Arnold Schwarzenegger to be governor of California.

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This disease kills half the people it infects. So why isn’t more being done?

This disease kills half the people it infects. So why isn’t more being done?

Melioidosis quietly causes thousands of deaths each year. Meet the doctor who made it his mission to make the world take notice.

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Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people. It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce assumptions and stories about Africa that we've heard throughout our lives. We reconfirm our image of Africa.

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How a plot to kill Kim Il Sung ended in mutiny and murder

How a plot to kill Kim Il Sung ended in mutiny and murder

Unit 684 was supposed to be a top-secret assassination squad tasked with attacking the residence of North Korea's then leader Kim Il Sung. But the 1968 experiment to create a crack team of would-be assassins ended in disaster.

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How UK Spies Hacked a European Ally and Got Away With It

How UK Spies Hacked a European Ally and Got Away With It

For a moment, it seemed the hackers had slipped up and exposed their identities. It was the summer of 2013, and European investigators were looking into an unprecedented breach of Belgium’s telecommunications infrastructure. They believed they were on the trail of the people responsible. But it would soon become clear that they were chasing ghosts – fake names that had been invented by British spies.

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The U.S. Intel Community’s Demonization of Huawei Remains Highly Hypocritical

The U.S. Intel Community's Demonization of Huawei Remains Highly Hypocritical

We've noted for some time how Chinese hardware vendor Huawei has been consistently accused of spying on American citizens without any substantive, public evidence. You might recall that these accusations flared up several years ago, resulting in…

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