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In the hands of Trump, the past is a political weapon

In the hands of Trump, the past is a political weaponWhite House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s remark that the Civil War should have been averted by "compromise" is in line with how the Trump White House has used history: as a political weapon to energize Trump’s white Southern base.



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North Korea Might Have One Weapon That America Won't Be Able to Stop

North Korea Might Have One Weapon That America Won't Be Able to StopBiological weapons combined with chemical and nuclear weapons attached to long-range missiles would give Kim Jong-un the devastating military tools needed to kill millions of people—and hit the U.S. homeland. While the world might be worried about all things North Korea—especially its growing nuclear weapons arsenal—Pyongyang very likely has other nasty weapons of mass destruction that, given the right conditions, could be just as lethal. What most refer to as biological weapons—stuff right out central casting that always make those ‘end of the world’ movies all so good—might just be North Korea’s real weapon of war to fear.



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Why North Korea Might Do the Unthinkable: Test a Nuclear Weapon in the Pacific Ocean

Why North Korea Might Do the Unthinkable: Test a Nuclear Weapon in the Pacific OceanThe Trump Administration may inadvertently be provoking North Korea into conducting a live-fire test of a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. While it is clear that North Korea has both ballistic missile technology and a working hydrogen bomb, the U.S. State Department recently suggested in a tweet that Pyongyang does not have such capabilities. While many prominent international relations experts and former U.S. government officials immediately derided the State Department’s tweet, similar statements in previous decades prompted China to conduct a risky live-five nuclear missile test on October 27, 1966.



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Why History Proves North Korea Just Might Test a Nuclear Weapon in the Pacific

Why History Proves North Korea Just Might Test a Nuclear Weapon in the PacificA senior North Korean diplomat has suggested that Pyongyang might conduct a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific—the first atmospheric nuclear blast since China’s October 16,1980, detonation. “It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific,” North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.



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A Sonic Attack in Cuba? How an Acoustic Weapon Might Work

A Sonic Attack in Cuba? How an Acoustic Weapon Might WorkA supersecret sonic weapon being used to attack diplomats in a foreign country may sound like the start of a sci-fi novel, but that’s exactly what several U.S. diplomats in Cuba may have been exposed to, the U.S. State Department recently announced. The physical symptoms, which the State Department would not confirm, but which some news reports have suggested included hearing loss, got so bad that some of these officials had to be recalled from their duties in Havana. “Some U.S. government personnel who were working at our embassy in Havana, Cuba, on official duties — so they were there working on behalf of the U.S. embassy there — they’ve reported some incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms,” Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman for the State Department, said in a news briefing Aug. 9.



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Trump And Congress Are About To Ruin America's $220 Billion Economic Secret Weapon

Trump And Congress Are About To Ruin America's $  220 Billion Economic Secret WeaponWASHINGTON ― When most people think of the U.S. Census Bureau, they probably don’t think of an agency that supercharges the profitability and efficiency of American businesses.



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North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test

North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon testSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest effort to develop its ballistic and nuclear weapons, North Korea fired a medium-range missile Sunday that appeared to be similar to one the country tested earlier this year, U.S. and South Korean officials said.



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Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacksA software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries. The attacks have raised questions about how this so-called ransomware works, and how to guard against it. – What is ransomware?



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Putin Has a New Secret Weapon in Syria: Chechens

Putin Has a New Secret Weapon in Syria: ChechensThe quiet deployment of roughly 1,000 Muslim special forces from Russia’s southern regions shows that Moscow is serious about upping its ground game in Syria.



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Man Shot Dead in Paris Airport After Seizing Soldier’s Weapon: French Officials

Man Shot Dead in Paris Airport After Seizing Soldier’s Weapon: French OfficialsPolice say Ziad Ben Belgacem in the last hours of his life shot and injured a police officer, hijacked a car and for a few terror-filled minutes held a soldier hostage at Paris' Orly Airport.



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