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New Footage From Inside Riyadh Ritz-Carlton Reveals Princes Swapping Assets For Freedom

November 24, 2017 - 8:39am
New Footage From Inside Riyadh Ritz-Carlton Reveals Princes Swapping Assets For Freedom

A BBC reporter and film crew has gained rare access inside Riyadh's "gilded cage" - the Ritz-Carlton which became a luxury prison after a dozen or more princes were detained during the shocking events which began with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's (MbS) internal purge on November 4th.

History's Emancipator: Did Abraham Lincoln Have "a Drop of Anti-Slavery Blood in His Veins"?

November 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
History's Emancipator: Did Abraham Lincoln Have "a Drop of Anti-Slavery Blood in His Veins"?

Abraham Lincoln is memorialized in the historical record as "the Great Emancipator," but he came reluctantly to the idea of emancipation. In the meantime, thousands and then hundreds of thousands of runaway slaves freed themselves -- though even in the early stages of the Civil War, Union soldiers enforced the Fugitive Slave Act and returned captured slaves to the Confederacy.How reluctantly did Lincoln come to the idea of emancipation? (Photo: Mathew Brady / LoC)

Doomsday Scenarios: UK's Hair-Raising Admissions About Prospects Of Nuclear War (Or Accident)

November 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Doomsday Scenarios: UK's Hair-Raising Admissions About Prospects Of Nuclear War (Or Accident)

Authored by T J Coles via Counterpunch.org,
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published several reports over the last few years. They discuss geopolitics and related themes, one of which is the likelihood of nuclear war or accident, including what it means for long-term survival.

Do The Russians Have The Key To Solve America's Opioid Crisis?

November 22, 2017 - 12:30pm
Do The Russians Have The Key To Solve America's Opioid Crisis?

A new medical breakthrough in southern Russia could hold the key in solving America’s opioid epidemic.
Scientists at Volgograd Sate Medical University are launching clinical trials into a pain-killing drug which outperforms morphine, and does not cause addiction. This would be a big step in the right direction, as the crisis in the United States spirals out-of-control.

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