North Korea has been ordered to pay more than half a billion dollars to the family of Otto Warmbier, a US citizen and student who was tortured and eventually died after being arrested by North Korean officials in 2016. Officials from the communist regime claim that Warmbier was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda picture while he was visiting the country. … [Read more...] about North Korea is ordered to pay more than half a billion to the family of Otto Warmbier — but will they?
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By now everyone has probably seen the coverage of Michael Flynn's recent trial, in which the presiding judge, Emmet Sullivan, told Flynn he had "sold your country out" after he was found guilty of lying to the FBI about his dealing with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador, according to a report from the USA Today. What punishment Flynn will eventually face when he is … [Read more...] about Business or politics: Where do top military execs fare best?
It's now day two of the latest partial government shutdown, and many people are confused as to which portions of the government will be closed and which will remain open. Many believed the argument surrounding federal funding had been resolved earlier in the week, but a veto by President Trump of the congressional spending bill ushered in the most recent budgetary crisis. The … [Read more...] about What is really going on with the partial government shutdown?
On Thursday, President Trump signed the 2018 farm bill, officially ushering in the era of legalized hemp and cannabidiol (CBD). Although both hemp and marijuana come from similar Cannabis plants, Medium reports only marijuana contains the high-inducing Tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC. While it lacks THC, hemp has several industrial applications while CBD has been … [Read more...] about Enthusiasm around legalization of hemp and CBD grows, yet stock markets remain suppressed
The number of people who have been killed as a direct result of the ongoing "yellow vest" protests in France has reached double digits after a car accident on Friday near Perpignan killed at least one. This latest casualty brings the number of fatalities linked to the protests up to 10. The majority of the others were also killed in vehicle collisions, likely a result of … [Read more...] about With Paris burning and death toll rising, Macron travels to Africa
The current Ebola Virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reached a terrifying new milestone last week as the number of confirmed cases of the hemorrhagic fever crossed the 500 patient mark. Currently, this outbreak is the second largest in history and is showing no signs of receding any time soon. Complicating the matter are the ongoing regional conflicts … [Read more...] about The number of confirmed Ebola cases in the DRC just crossed the 500 patient mark
Author’s note: this is the fourth part in a multi-part series following the 2-108th Cavalry Squadron of the Louisiana National Guard as the unit prepares for its rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), at Fort Polk, LA. Each piece will tell a different part of the unit’s story, and give readers a glimpse into how National Guard units prepare for war. Read Part … [Read more...] about The Guard on guard: How an Army National Guard reconnaissance unit readies for war
While the debate around whether or not a permanent border wall should be built rages on, concerns over a government shutdown concerning the wall's funding have been temporarily alleviated. On Wednesday, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that Congress would vote on a "stop-gap" measure to provide financing for essential government services, but would not … [Read more...] about Government shutdown avoided with no funding for Trump border wall — is tech the answer to getting it built?
China's president Xi Jinping addressed a large crowd of constituents Tuesday morning, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of significant financial changes made by former President Deng Xiaoping in 1978. Xiaoping's reformations moved the country away from the closed society designed by Mao Zedong and are considered to be the building blocks of the pseudo-capitalist society the … [Read more...] about Xi’s most recent speech takes hardline on US, but offers few clues into the country’s economic plans
Traveling around the holidays is generally pure hell. The stress of seeing family, the long lines, and the delays all come together to create the perfect storm of travel nightmares. This year, the American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that about 33 percent of all Americans will travel for the December holidays, which is more than four percent more than last year. … [Read more...] about How to survive holiday travel: A flight attendant dishes on flying like a pro
More than $25 million have been spent by special counsel Robert Mueller since he began his investigation. The exact dollar amount was disclosed late last week, and, according to a report from CNBC, about four and a half million was spent in the first few months on "compensation and benefits." President Trump has been critical of the investigation and has used its growing price … [Read more...] about After $25 million spent, what’s going on with the Mueller investigation?
While understanding the specifics of maritime law can be tricky at best, and near impossible at worst, learning how to stay safe on board cruise ships is pretty straightforward. Although you can never control the actions of other people, you can easily affect your behavior and thus make yourself less likely to fall victim during your vacation. According to Jay Herring, a former … [Read more...] about Crime on cruise ships (Part 2): Exploring passenger psychology and how to protect yourself