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California Genocide

What happened to California Native Americans in the mid-19th century was not all that different from what happened to Jews, Armenians or Rwandans.
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Rio de Janeiro—Jamaica’s Usain Bolt takes a moment to look around as he cruises to victory in the men’s 100-meter semifinal at the Rio Olympic Games on August 14. Bolt went on to win the final, making him the first man to take 100-meter gold in three successive Olympic Games. While the games have been plagued by crime, pollution and a diving pool that turned a murky green, there were also plenty of stories of triumph, including U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps winning his 23rd gold medal and U.S. gymnast Simone Biles being anointed the best gymnast in history.
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A Looming War With Russia?

In his new book, “2017 War with Russia,” General Sir Richard Shirreff argues that a belligerent Russia is the West’s most pressing threat.
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