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Column: Max Brooks: We've had plans for a crisis like coronavirus for years. Why aren't we using them? 1.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

'We were ready for this. And since the end of the Cold War, we've been dismantling systems because they cost money and we don't want to spend the money.'

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They survived World War II. Now coronavirus threatens their lives 29.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

World War II survivors in Italy now face coronavirus

A beloved Beirut restaurant survived civil war. Now it must endure COVID-19 28.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

You can deal with militias and armies, the owners of Beirut's famous Barbar restaurant say, but you can't make friends with the coronavirus.

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We're at war with COVID-19. What lessons can we learn from World War II? 27.3.2020 LA Times: Business

The U.S. government took over Detroit and built entire industries during World War II. Are there lessons to be drawn for the coronavirus response?

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Olympics history: Have the Games been postponed before? 24.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The Olympic Games have been canceled three times, all because of war, but never postponed. But the coronavirus outbreak has changed that.

An oil war and coronavirus rattle the Saudi crown prince's dangerous game of thrones 14.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The Saudi crown's new adversary is a coronavirus not subject to the whims of a brazen desert ruler.

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Editorial: The global crisis we're forgetting about — 71 million people displaced by war and unrest 13.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The world faces a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions propelled by war and political instability, and so far has not devised workable remedies or programs.

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U.S. stocks dive as oil war and coronavirus fears slam markets 9.3.2020 LA Times: Business

A collapse in oil prices is the latest fallout from the coronavirus oubreak and adds to the gloomy financial and economic outlook.

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SciFi Superstar William Gibson’s New Book Imagines a Trump-Free Alternate Reality 6.3.2020 Mother Jones
There are many alternate futures. But what if there were also… alternate pasts? That’s the premise of William Gibson’s latest novel, Agency. Gibson is the pioneering science fiction writer who coined the word “cyberspace” and whose 1984 debut novel, The Neuromancer, inspired The Matrix. In, Agency, the second novel in Gibson’s Peripheral trilogy, we’ve arrived […]
Trump speaks with Taliban leader, says they share goal of ending war in Afghanistan 4.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

Trump's call with a top Taliban leader Tuesday was the first known direct contact between a U.S. president and the militant movement in the 19-year-old Afghan war.

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Want a Great Example of the GOP’s War on Voting Access? Look at Texas Right Now. 4.3.2020 Mother Jones
Super Tuesday in Texas offered the perfect example of the Republican war on voting rights. Texas residents experienced hours-long lines throughout the state. Even minutes before polling places closed at 7p.m. CST, Democratic primary voters still waited in line to cast their ballots. Adding to the inconvenience were extra miles some residents had to travel. […]
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Who got America to the moon? An unlikely collaboration of Jewish and former Nazi scientists and engineers 1.3.2020 LA Times: Science

In an unlikely collaboration during the Apollo era, NASA was filled with Jewish scientists and a large group of Germans who had worked for Adolf Hitler before and during World War II. That the two groups were able to work side by side suggests a level of reconciliation, or at least acceptance, that would seem a near impossibility in today's fractious social and political climate.

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U.S. and the Taliban sign accord to end war in Afghanistan, draw down American forces 29.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Taliban militants and the Trump administration take another step forward in a risky bid to end nearly two decades of fighting in Afghanistan.

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U.S., Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan 29.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America's longest war.
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War claims a revolutionary radio station in Syria 29.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Radio Fresh gave voice to revolution. But Syria's relentless civil war has left it silent.

U.S., Taliban set peace signing for America's longest war 29.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
America's longest war may finally be nearing an end. More than 18 years after the Afghanistan conflict began in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the United States and the Islamists it toppled from power in Afghanistan are poised to sign a peace deal on Saturday.
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The Truth About Sanders’ Cold War Comments Is Too Complicated for Cable News 27.2.2020 Mother Jones
This was the week that Bernie Sanders ran smack into a great American myth. That myth is that the United States nobly won the Cold War, which was a black-and-white clash between the forces of good and free enterprise (us) and the forces of evil and communism (them). Sanders’ dabbling in Cold War politics, when […]
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Will the last of the Khmer Rouge ever face justice in Cambodian mass killings? 27.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Disagreement between Cambodian and foreign judges appears to spell the end of a tribunal many hoped would be a landmark for international justice.

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How Language Is Deployed as a Weapon of War 25.2.2020 Mother Jones
After last month’s assassination of Iran’s top general and the airstrikes of retaliation that left 50 US service members with brain injuries, fear of war climbed so fast that frantic searches for “World War III” and “Are we at war?” reached their highest levels in nearly 15 years. The escalation has subsided, but war isn’t […]
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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's calculating autocrat, dies at 91 25.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Hosni Mubarak for decades kept a cold peace with Israel and crushed political dissent at home until a 2011 protest movement drove him from power.

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