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‘The Plot Against America’ Trailer: Maybe Electing Charles Lindbergh President Wasn’t the Best Idea

“There’s a lot of hate out there, and he knows how to tap into it.” That’s a line from this new trailer for HBO’s adaptation of Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, but it just as easily be about the current occupant of the White House. The six-episode limited series is set in an alternate history of the United States during the 1940 presidential election, but the parallels to our real world political environment today are stark and unsettling. Check out the trailer below. The Plot Again...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, Drama, White House, America, United States, Paris, Adaptation, Philip Roth, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, Burns, Simon, David Simon, Roth


US ranks lower than 38 other countries when it comes to children's wellbeing, report says

The United States ranks No. 39 in the world in measurements of children's survival, health, education and nutrition -- and no country in the world has excess carbon emissions at levels adequate enough to provide its youth with a healthy and sustainable future, according to a new report.
Tags: Health, US, United States


Report ranks US lower than 38 countries when it comes to children's wellbeing

The United States ranks lower than 38 other countries on measurements of children's survival, health, education and nutrition -- and every country in the world has levels of excess carbon emissions that will prevent younger generations from a healthy and sustainable future, according to a new report.
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US ranks lower than 38 other countries when it comes to children's wellbeing, new report says

The United States ranks No. 39 in the world in measurements of children's survival, health, education and nutrition -- and no country in the world has excess carbon emissions at levels adequate enough to provide its youth with a healthy and sustainable future, according to a new report.
Tags: US, Cnn, United States


US tightens rules on Chinese state media over 'propaganda' concerns

State department told five Chinese outlets they would need approval to buy property, and must submit lists of employeesThe United States has tightened rules on Chinese state media organizations as it classified them as foreign missions, decrying what US officials described as Beijing’s growing “propaganda”.In a step likely to anger Beijing, the state department told five outlets including the Xinhua news agency and the China Global Television Network that they will need to seek approval to buy a...
Tags: China, US, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Beijing, United States, Press freedom, Xinhua, China Global Television Network


U.S. slaps sanctions on Russian oil firm in swipe at Venezuela's Maduro

The United States on Tuesday ramped up pressure on Venezuela by blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration said provides a financial lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Rosneft, Maduro


US to treat Chinese state media like an arm of Beijing's government

The United States will begin treating five major Chinese media companies as extensions of Beijing's government, requiring them to comply with rules governing foreign embassies and consulates.
Tags: US, Cnn, Beijing, United States


The CCC Made America Great

While out exploring by bicycle yesterday, I came across this old Civilian Conservation Corps camp building from the 1930s.These things were built as temporary structures of tar paper and stick lumber, and were not meant to last, which means it’s very rare to see one today.The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began in 1936 and a Depression-era jobs program which eventually put millions of young men to work on reforestation, soil erosion, flood prevention, and trail construction projects across t...
Tags: Pets, America, United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Corps, Civilian Conservation Corps, National Wildlife Federation, PBurns, Terrierman, Federal Duck Stamp Program, CCC Made America Great, Committee on Wild Life Restoration, Ding Darling The Wild Life Committee, National Parks National Forests


Virginia Senate Committee Kills Gun Ban for 2020, Kicks Bill to 2021

Breaking News Virginia Senate Committee Kills Gun Ban for 2020, Kicks Bill to 2021 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- A controversial gun ban bill, HB 961, has been defeated in the Virginia Senate Judicial Committee. The defeat comes in the form of a decision to postpone the bill to 2021. The committee also voted to send a letter to the crime commission, asking them to study the bill.  The parliamentary maneuvers amount to killing the bill. From wric.com: RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Senate Judiciary Com...
Tags: Guns, Virginia, US, Department Of Defense, Bloomberg, United States, House, Arizona, Bill, Commonwealth, General Assembly, Nra, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, House of Delegates, Democrat Party


Court Sides With SCI In Dismissing Legal Challenge To LA Black Bear Delisting

Court Sides With Safari Club International In Dismissing Legal Challenge To Delisting Of The Louisiana Black Bear. Louisiana Black Bear Washington, DC –  -(AmmoLand.com)- A U.S. federal district court in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a case challenging the removal of the Louisiana black bear from the federal threatened and endangered species list. Plaintiffs sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) over the 2016 delisting, and Safari Club International (SCI) successfully intervened t...
Tags: Guns, Washington, US, Esa, United States, Louisiana, North America, Wildlife Service, Wildlife Service USFWS, Black Bears, USFWS, SCI, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Atchafalaya Basin, Conservation News, Safari Club International


U.S. Coronavirus Cases Nearly Double With No End in Sight

Confirmed cases of the new, deadly coronavirus in the United States almost doubled over the holiday weekend thanks to the messy evacuation of Americans from a cruise ship in Japan, while fresh numbers from China suggested the disease might be deadlier than first believed.The U.S. government evacuated 328 American passengers from Tokyo early Monday on two chartered cargo jets, leaving dozens others behind who preferred to stay on the Diamond Princess cruise ship—despite a strong disembarkation re...
Tags: Japan, Texas, News, California, Cdc, China, United States, San Diego, Tokyo, National Institutes of Health, The New York Times, State Department, Times, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Feb


The Guardian view on Europe after Brexit: unity is strength | Editorial

In challenging times, the world needs the EU to be at the top of its game. This week’s budget negotiations are a first testThese are strange and somewhat disorientating times for the European Union. A multipolar world in which China’s influence grows, and Donald Trump’s United States is at best an erratic ally, has created new dilemmas and dangers. Closer to home, Brexit, whatever eventual form it takes, is already transforming the political landscape. For the 27 remaining EU member states, life...
Tags: Europe, China, Germany, Eu, European Union, World news, Hungary, Britain, United States, European Commission, Denmark, The far right, Donald Trump, Brexit, Charles Michel


Save Scouting. End the Boy Scouts.

Scouting as an idea is valuable, even vital. And we don’t need a toxic organization to do it.
Tags: News, United States, Sex Crimes, Boy Scouts, North America, Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth


U.S. blacklists unit of Russian oil giant to hurt Venezuela's Maduro

The United States on Tuesday tightened financial restrictions on Venezuela, blacklisting a subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft that President Donald Trump's administration has said provides a lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Rosneft, Maduro


United States: DoD Releases Final Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Framework And Establishes Cybersecurity Audit And Accreditation Organization - Arnold & Porter

In thisAdvisory, we provide background about the CMMC, describe its structure and principal features, and discuss implementation.
Tags: News, United States, Porter, Accreditation Organization Arnold, CMMC


United States: Federal Reserve Adopts Final Rule Clarifying "Control" Under The Bank Holding Company Act And Home Owners' Loan Act - Arnold & Porter

The regulations under the Final Rule will be codified in the Board's Regulation Y, 12 CFR Part 225, for bank holding companies, and Regulation LL, 12 CFR Part 238, for savings and loan holding companies.
Tags: News, United States, Porter, Bank Holding Company


Blackwater Announces 9mm Contractor Grade Ammunition

Blackwater Announces 9mm Contractor Grade Ammunition U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Blackwater Worldwide is proud to announce their Contractor Grade 124 grain 9mm ammunition is now available and shipping to the civilian market. Manufactured in the Blackwater Ammunition facility based in Concord NC, Contractor Grade 9mm is designed to deliver maximum reliability and terminal performance in all weapon platforms. Contractor Grade is a +P 124 grain 9mm, that features a lightweight split case with a nic...
Tags: Guns, Fbi, United States, Blackwater, Blackwater Worldwide, Ammunition News, Concord NC, Blackwater Ammunition, Concord NC Contractor Grade, Blackwater Contractor Ammo Calibers


State of Kentucky must pay $150,000 to man with "IM God" license plate following First Amendment suit

Remember Ben Hart who sued the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (and won) after he was denied a vanity license plate that said "IM GOD?" Hart had the plate for more than a decade while living in Ohio (image above) and wanted to keep the message when he moved to Kenton County a few years ago. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet denied his application citing rules against personalized plates that are “vulgar or obscene.” Last year, American Civil Liberties Union and Freedom From Religion Foundati...
Tags: Post, News, Kentucky, United States, Ohio, Hart, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kenton County, Ben Hart


Cayman Islands tops ranking of money hideouts

British overseas territory the Cayman Islands, the United States and Switzerland do most to help the globe's richest citizens hide and launder money, according to a ranking published on Tuesday by a group pushing for reform.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Switzerland, Cayman Islands


Argument preview: Justices to consider whether the Appalachian Trail blocks proposed natural gas pipeline

On Monday, February 24, the Supreme Court will hear argument in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association and Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association. These consolidated cases pit a pipeline developer and the U.S. Forest Service against environmental groups that want to halt the pipeline’s construction and protect the Appalachian Trail. The court will have to construe several statutes, including the Mineral Leasing Act, which promotes pipel...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Atlantic, United States, Maine, North Carolina, East Coast, Forest Service, Marcellus Shale, Duke Energy, National Park Service


United States: Love Don't Cost A Thing - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

It looks like those unfortunate souls on the show are not the only ones getting scammed in the name of love.
Tags: News, United States, Selz, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein


Hockey In The USA

from Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Picture hockey in the United States like its own universe. There are some large, gaseous planets with many moons, such as Boston and the Twin Cities. There are smaller planets, with the buoyancy of new life, such as Chicago or Washington. There are dimming, dying stars, and there are new ones that glow with the intensity of ... well, the Las Vegas Strip. It's been a long-standing theory that Toronto -- for better or worse -- is the center (centre) ...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Minnesota, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, United States, Detroit, Las Vegas Strip, Columbus Blue Jackets, Seth Jones, Greg Wyshynski, ESPN Picture


Photo Coverage: Go Inside MCP's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Concert!

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions presented a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Michael Arden Stage Director and Stephen Oremus Music Director lead this one-night-only performance, featuring a chorus of over 300 singers from across the United States, professional cast and creative team, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, United States, Joseph, MCP, BWW News Desk, Stephen Oremus, Manhattan Concert Productions, New York City Chamber Orchestra, David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center Michael Arden


The Historical Origins of Today’s Campaign Proposals for ‘Free College’

This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. A version of the article below was originally published at HNN. “Free college” is a visible and volatile issue in the Democrat candidates’ presidential campaign platforms. Bernie Sanders has showcased this proposal since 2016. Others, notably Elizabeth Warren, have since echoed the chorus. No Democratic candidate today can afford to ignore the issue, even if it means takin...
Tags: News, Education, Congress, California, Opinion, Kentucky, Virginia, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Harvard, West, United States, Ronald Reagan, Harry Truman, East Coast, University Of California


BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MCP's Star-Studded JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Concert!

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions presented a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. Michael Arden Stage Director and Stephen Oremus Music Director lead this one-night-only performance, featuring a chorus of over 300 singers from across the United States, professional cast and creative team, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, United States, Joseph, MCP, BroadwayWorld TV, Stephen Oremus, Manhattan Concert Productions, New York City Chamber Orchestra, David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center Michael Arden


Obama’s childhood home hits the market for $2.2m

A seemingly unremarkable house in Honolulu is priced at a premium due to the part it played in the formative years of the 44th president of the United States.The property was home to Barack Obama between the ages of three and six, from 1964 to 1967. His mother attended the nearby University of Hawaii during that time.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, United States, Hawaii, Honolulu


Tracking China’s astounding venture capital slowdown

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Heading into the new year, it wasn’t known that the coronavirus, known as COVD-19, would shutter much of China, slowing its industrial output, its services industry and more. But heading into 2020, China’s venture capital world was already in steep decline. This morning we’re exploring the country’s Q4 2019 venture capital results and pulling in fresh data from 2020 to get a han...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, China, Tech, United States, Kpmg, Crunchbase, United State, PitchBook


Jailed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's health is improving, and he's out of solitary - spokesman

Julian Assange, the jailed founder of Wikileaks, is no longer being held in solitary confinement and his health is improving, said his spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson to reporters on Tuesday. “I saw him about 10 days ago - he has improved thanks to the pressure from his legal team, the general public, and amazingly, actually from other inmates in Belmarsh Prison to get him out of isolation,” Hrafnsson told the press. Assange's extradition hearing begins next week. From Reuters: Assange, 48, is i...
Tags: Post, London, News, Justice, Law, World news, United States, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Reuters, Assange, Belmarsh, Picks, Belmarsh Prison, Kristinn Hrafnsson, Hrafnsson


United States: Has Your Landlord Violated The Covenant Of Quiet Enjoyment In Your Lease? - Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

If you are a tenant leasing a commercial property, your lease likely contains a covenant of quiet enjoyment. But do you know what rights you have under the provision?
Tags: News, United States, Berman Fink Van Horn


United States: Managing A Crisis Of Integrity: The University Of North Carolina Academic Fraud Scandal - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

The academic scandal that rocked the University of North Carolina from 2011 to 2014 epitomizes the need for decisive action to respond...
Tags: News, United States, University Of North Carolina, Hampton, Mullin Richter