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This Skier is the First Athlete to Compete at the Winter Olympics for Puerto Rico in 20 Years. Here’s Why

By Jennifer Calfas It’s been 20 years since Puerto Rico competed in the Winter Olympics, but 17-year-old alpine skier Charles Flaherty just broke that trend. Carrying Puerto Rico’s flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea, Flaherty beamed as the first representative for Puerto Rico at the Games since 1998, when […]

This Skier is the First Athlete to Compete at the Winter Olympics for Puerto Rico in 20 Years. Here’s Why

By Jennifer Calfas It’s been 20 years since Puerto Rico competed in the Winter Olympics, but 17-year-old alpine skier Charles Flaherty just broke that trend. Carrying Puerto Rico’s flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea, Flaherty beamed as the first representative for Puerto Rico at the Games since 1998, when […]

US spies paid ‘Russians’ $100k for stolen NSA tools, but got dud ‘Trump secrets’ they didn’t want?

By RT US spies trying to recover their classified hacking tools have been conned by a man they believed was linked to Russian intelligence, who fed them $100,000-worth of ‘gossip’ about Trump, according to the NYT and the Intercept. Read Full Article at RT.com Source:: US spies paid ‘Russians’ $100k for stolen NSA tools, but […]

The ICC Is Launching Preliminary Probes Into Violence in the Philippines and Venezuela

By Mike Corder / AP (THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Thursday that she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that the probe on Venezuela will look at allegations that since April 2017 government […]

The ICC Is Launching Preliminary Probes Into Violence in the Philippines and Venezuela

By Mike Corder / AP (THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Thursday that she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that the probe on Venezuela will look at allegations that since April 2017 government […]

Senate Stumbles Into a Shutdown as Rand Paul Blocks a Spending Vote

By Andrew Taylor / AP (WASHINGTON) — The government stumbled into a midnight shutdown Thursday as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington. A shutdown — technically a lapse in agency appropriations — became […]