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Exclusive: Data shows angle of attack similar in Boeing 737 crashes

Exclusive: Data shows angle of attack similar in Boeing 737 crashesBy Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) – Investigators probing the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jet eight days ago have found strong similarities in the 'angle of attack' data recorded by the doomed aircraft's cockpit recorder and data from a Lion Air jet of the same model that crashed in October, a person familiar with the matter said. Graphs of the two sets of data are "very, very simliar," the person said on Monday, asking not to be identified because the matter is still in the early stages of investigation. …



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Trump responds to impeachment storm in early morning Twitter tirade about TV shows and 'stone cold killers'

Trump responds to impeachment storm in early morning Twitter tirade about TV shows and 'stone cold killers'In an early morning tirade on Twitter, Donald Trump has said he “greatly appreciates” Nancy Pelosi’s suggestion Democrats should not be looking to impeach him because “he’s not worth it”. “I greatly appreciate Nancy Pelosi’s statement against impeachment, but everyone must remember the minor fact that I never did anything wrong, the Economy and Unemployment are the best ever, Military and Vets are great – and many other successes!” the president tweeted. Mr Trump’s outburst came after House speaker Ms Pelosi said she did not support the pursuit among some in her party of the president’s impeachment.



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Some advertisers exit Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro shows on Fox News amid controversies

Some advertisers exit Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro shows on Fox News amid controversiesThere have been some advertiser defections from Fox News Channel shows featuring Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro after each has met with controversy.



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Senate GOP Shows More Zeal to Challenge Trump on Foreign Policy

Senate GOP Shows More Zeal to Challenge Trump on Foreign PolicySome conservatives are indicating they may join Democrats to defy the White House in a vote planned Wednesday on a resolution that would withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Republican senators also are sponsoring legislation to impose additional sanctions on Russia and are pushing additional punishment for Saudi Arabia over the killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Republican senators generally have been reluctant to criticize Trump on domestic issues — in part because of the president’s sway with GOP voters — though at least a few plan to vote Thursday against the president’s emergency declaration to fund border wall construction.



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Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party valuesMILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent who could oust him.



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Ilhan Omar Shows How Intersectionality Can Elevate Bigotry

Ilhan Omar Shows How Intersectionality Can Elevate BigotrySomething remarkable is happening on the Democratic side of the aisle. Faced with multiple anti-Semitic statements from freshman member of Congress Ilhan Omar, the Democrats are actually struggling to unite to condemn her remarks. This disunity is made all the more remarkable by the fact that there is nothing at all subtle about what Omar has said. In the past she’s tweeted that Israel has “hypnotized the world.” Recently, she’s claimed that American support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins” and has now twice raised the argument that support for Israel involved “allegiance” to a foreign country.Each of these statements represents a classic anti-Semitic trope, and the latter statements were made after she came under fire for her previous comments. She knew she was under scrutiny and yet doubled down.While multiple Democrats have condemned her comments forcefully and unequivocally, she’s also enjoying a curious wave of support. Just as a sampling, there’s this:> I am so honored to serve with @IlhanMN, an incredible courageous woman. Every time I worry about her and the ugly attacks, I remember what she said to me two months ago: "I survived war, I can survive this." t.co/2wyrC0m6ry> > — Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 6, 2019And this:> All three headlines naming Ilhan Omar in WashPo today are in defense of her. pic.twitter.com/JRU5x1QpdD> > — Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) March 5, 2019And this stunning statement from House majority whip Jim Clyburn, as reported at The Hill:> Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the United States.> > Her experience, Clyburn argued, is much more empirical — and powerful — than that of people who are generations removed from the Holocaust, Japanese internment camps during World War II and the other violent episodes that have marked history.> > “I’m serious about that. There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” Clyburn said. “I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”What is going on? Why are we seeing so many prominent voices rally to Omar’s side? This is how intersectionality works. Essentially, the pattern goes like this. Under intersectionality theories, your identity grants you credibility, your experience grants you authority, and the responsibility then of your progressive friends is to act as your allies.Omar’s identity — as a woman of color, as a Muslim, as a refugee — means that she speaks with great experiential authority. She comes to the public square (as Tlaib and Clyburn indicate) from a position of personal pain and direct experience with marginalization and oppression. Allyship then means that it’s important to elevate her voice and to protect her credibility. To treat her as the GOP (finally) treated Steve King is unthinkable. Direct rebuke (much less direct action, such as stripping her of her committee assignments) is interpreted as an attack not on her ideas but on her very identity.And so, there is now talk of a compromise resolution, one that comports with requirements of intersectionality by not singling out the “marginalized” member of Congress in the most powerful nation in the history of the world, but rather condemning bigotry more broadly. According to the Washington Post, the Democrats are now set to vote on a resolution that “will not mention Omar by name and will condemn other forms of hate, including that directed at Muslims.”Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez approves:> The way we reject the 0-sum idea that some communities win at the cost of others is by using opportunities to address issues intersectionally – to highlight that Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and all bigotry serve the same ends & that we prevent division by championing one another.> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 6, 2019This is campus activism come to Congress. Did you wonder why campus incidents so often seem to elevate the most radical voices? The same dynamic applies. Activists who possess the proper identity then speak with absolute authority, and the only acceptable woke response is to ally with their demands.On the one hand, there is an element of intersectionality that simply comports with common sense — after all, people from different identity groups do experience the world differently, and any diverse society values diverse voices. But identity isn’t a substitute for credibility or authority or morality. We respect people enough to treat them as adults and weigh their ideas on their own merits.By that standard, there is no merit to Omar’s noxious thoughts. Accusations of Israeli hypnotism, purchased loyalty, and dual allegiance don’t represent thoughtful critiques of Israeli policy. Omar’s challenging childhood isn’t the fault of the Israeli government, and it doesn’t relieve her of the obligation to shun the vicious anti-Semitism that plagues the extreme Left.Moreover, anti-Semitism is no small matter. Carol Roth gets this exactly right:> Antisemitism isn't some political talking point or hot potato. One-third of the ENTIRE Jewish people were wiped off the face of the Earth within the last 100 years. Stop playing politics and take it seriously.> > — Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) March 7, 2019We might also add that, immediately after the Holocaust, multiple Arab nations united in a generation-long effort to use massive military force to wipe out the world’s only Jewish state. And even today, Jews in the most advanced nations of Europe face a level of anti-Semitism and violence that is utterly shameful. Americans shouldn’t be so arrogant as to assume that our nation is immune to those ideological currents.In fact, given the zealous defense of Ilhan Omar, the continued reign of the anti-Semites perched atop the Women’s March, and the ongoing acceptance of Louis Farrakhan, it’s clear that parts of the American Left are drifting in the direction of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party.Identity cannot be a substitute for or a supplement to reason and morality. Anti-Semitic voices are no more valuable coming from a refugee than from a redneck. If Democrats cannot recognize that fundamental fact, then intersectionality will have encroached on decency, and bigotry will have made yet another cultural advance.



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Video shows deputy punch theft suspect: 'You haven't seen excessive force yet'

Video shows deputy punch theft suspect: 'You haven't seen excessive force yet'A Minnesota sheriff's deputy who was convicted last year of disorderly conduct in connection with the assault of an unruly inmate has resigned. Video of the encounter was released Monday.



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'I know what I'm doing.': Video shows Sen. Dianne Feinstein arguing with kids on climate bill

'I know what I'm doing.': Video shows Sen. Dianne Feinstein arguing with kids on climate billThe children were with the Sunrise Movement, a climate advocacy organization, and asked Senator Feinstein to support the Green New Deal.



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Pence and Biden in Munich: Stark contrast shows how Trump is ruining relations with Europe

Pence and Biden in Munich: Stark contrast shows how Trump is ruining relations with EuropeFormer ambassador: We're safer in NATO than outside it, but Donald Trump doesn't seem to realize that and is separating us from our closest allies.



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Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' – top Vatican investigator

Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows 'bishops not above the law' - top Vatican investigatorMcCarrick was expelled from the priesthood after being found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults. In an interview with Reuters, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said the decision showed the church was taking action. “It is a very important signal that, if we’re talking about accountability for bishops, we are actually doing it,” said Scicluna, the archbishop of Valletta, Malta.



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