Desperation drives American dream in Guatemalan town of lost opportunity

Indigenous farmers in Cajol have insured their livelihoods devastated by free trade deals and agribusiness, and will take desperate hazards to support their families Honofre Peres doesnt know whether he should stay or run. The 36 -year-old builder wants his four children be left in school, but construction work is sporadic and poorly paid, and […]

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He’s the real thing: how Shakespeare influenced the American ad industry

From Abraham Lincoln to Coca-Cola, the Folger Shakespeare Library shows how the Bard and his plays became embedded in American history and advertising A handsomely bind complete works of William Shakespeare stands upright beside opera glasses, a blue lace hankie and a single rose. On the wall is a picture of President Thomas Jeffersons house […]

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‘We ain’t doing no damn good’: volunteer rescuers struggle in Houston

The Cajun navy force of helpers from Louisiana are making an unexpected problem in the Harvey-flooded city residents declining to evacuate The three men drove through the night from Louisiana carrying three boats, ready for whatever the storm would throw at them. Brad Johns and his dad Wayne, and their friend John Utesch, helped save […]

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Wintertime storm causes thousands of flight cancellations in eastern US

Bomb cyclone threatens up to 18 in of snow from Carolinas to Maine as Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaims country of emergency in New York City A severe winter cyclone has enveloped much of the US east coast, delivering frigid temperatures, snowfall, strong winds and coastal flooding that has led to the cancellation of thousands of […]

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Blame Canada? US Senate committee mulls if northern perimeter is a threat

Homeland security committee scrutinises Trudeaus plan to fast-track countrys intake of refugees amid dreads it will enable terrorists to reach US soil Existential threats to the US homeland have come in many forms some real, some imagined. There was immigration from Asia referred to in the xenophobic phrase yellow peril fascism in Europe, communism in […]

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You’ve Been Trumped Too: it’s the movie Donald Trump doesn’t want you to see | Anthony Baxter

When I found out about Trumps treatment of a Scottish family in his attempt to force them off their land I had to make a film about it. Now he wants to sue Donald Trump is threatening to sue movie theatres, reporters or anyone who recurs the allegations constructed in my new cinema Youve Been […]

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El Nino is the responsibility of climate chaos- but California insures an upside

Boomtime for skiing and fishing as the periodical weather phenomenon brings rain and snowfall but Californias drought is far from over, say experts The El Nino climate phenomenon has been blamed for fuelling a spate of recent natural disasters around the world, from flooding in northern England and Paraguay to bushfires in Australia to storms […]

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Pentagon orders temporary halting to US navy operations after second crash

Full safety review ordered as 10 sailors are missing and five hurts after USS John S McCain collided with oil tanker off Singapore, in second crash in two months The Pentagon has ordered a temporary halting to US navy operations around the world and a full security review, after the second serious collision in two […]

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Climate change will likely wreck their subsistences- but they still don’t buy the science

The small Louisiana town of Cameron could be the first in the US are totally submerged by rising sea levels and yet locals, 90% of whom voted for Trump, still arent persuaded about climate change In 50 years, the region near where I grew up, Cameron Parish in south-west Louisiana, will likely be no more. […]

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Dallas shooting suspect stated he wanted to ‘kill white officers’

Bomb stimulating materials discovered at home of Micah Johnson, sniper who killed five police officers and injured seven others Desperate pleas for unity and calm resounded around the US after five police officer were killed and seven injured when at least one sniper opened fire on a peaceful protest in Dallas, telling police he wanted […]

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