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What Does It Take to Become a US Ambassador?

Photo: (cropped) Pamela Harriman, at right, seen with Jackie Onassis and Averell Harriman, was the U.S. Ambassador to France under President Clinton.Image Getty Images As President Biden announces…

FBI, Trojan Shield and the manipulation of the encrypted phone platform, ANOM

Photo: Money seized by Australian Federal Police © Australian Federal Police/Handout via REUTERS Hundreds arrested worldwide in Trojan Shield organised crime sting 08 June 2021 | Jamie Smyth in…

Martin Bashir: The princess, the reporter and the BBC

21 May 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media An independent inquiry by Lord Dyson, a former senior judge, found journalist Martin Bashir used deception to secure the…

Backstory: ‘The Zoot Suit Riots’ (Los Angeles, 1943)

Bettmann/Getty Images 02 May 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media Zoot Suit Riots SEP 15, 2020 ORIGINAL:SEP 27, 2017 History.com (original link) The Zoot Suit Riots were…

The Bay of Pigs – 17 Apr 1961

Sixty years after the Bay of Pigs invasion – the failed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro’s regime in Cuba – the island continues to celebrate its victory while…

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio (04 May 1970)

04 May 2018 | Various Sources | Hawkins Bay Dispatch “Tin soldiers and Nixon’s coming / we’re finally on our own / this summer I hear the drumming/ four…

Pennebaker’s Bob Dylan Doc, ‘Don’t Look Back’ (17 May 1967)

‘Don’t Look Back’ shows a young Dylan: confident if not arrogant, confrontational and contrary, but also charismatic and charming. 17 May 2018 | Various Sources | Hawkins Bay…

The radical story of the Native American liberation movement

The flag of the Native American Alcatraz protest in 1969, designed by Lulie Nall, a Penobscot Indian. 22 June 2018 | Gyorgy Toth  | The Conversation In the…

Remembering The Grateful Dead’s ‘Wall of Sound’

The wall of sound, is a solid wall of over 600 speakers. A feat of engineering only he could dream of, let alone accomplish James Porteous | Clipper…

Ten photos that changed how we see human rights

01 October 2018 | Jane Lydon | The Conversation Nearly 70 years ago, in December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights….

Man in Antarctic research station stabbed for divulging ending of books

30 October 2018 | Will Stewart | Mail Online A scientist accused of attempted murder in Antarctica plunged a kitchen knife into his colleague because ‘he was fed…

Fidel Castro Speech Database

This database includes speeches, interviews, etc., by Fidel Castro from 1959 to 1996. All texts are in English. 31 March 2019 | Latin American Information Center | Castro…

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