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AMERICAN MUSICAL PHENOMENON “HAMILTON” WOWS NYC

AMERICAN MUSICAL PHENOMENON “HAMILTON” WOWS NYC

A fresh and a creative wind has blown into the Great White Way in game-changing fashion, potentially altering the way some American musicals will be staged and produced in the future. “Hamilton”, the captivating musical/opera with a book, music and lyrics by MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a breathtaking historical ride back to […]

‘No specific and credible intelligence’ of terrorist plot over Thanksgiving – Obama

‘No specific and credible intelligence’ of terrorist plot over Thanksgiving – Obama

President Barack Obama told the American people there is “no specific and credible” threat to the US after receiving special national security briefings two days in a row about potential holiday terrorism threats by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). “Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland,” […]

No ‘unicorn arrangement’: Kerry fires back at Senate critics of Iran deal

No ‘unicorn arrangement’: Kerry fires back at Senate critics of Iran deal

Republican lawmakers criticizing the administration’s nuclear deal with Iran are looking for “some sort of unicorn arrangement involving Iran’s complete capitulation,” Secretary of State John Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry blasted the notion that a better deal could have been achieved as a “fantasy, plain and simple.” The marathon hearing was mostly […]

Marines killed in Chattanooga attack identified as authorities search for motive

Marines killed in Chattanooga attack identified as authorities search for motive

Condolences are streaming in from across the US after the four Marines killed in Thursday’s shooting in Chattanooga were identified. Authorities are still guessing at the motives of the attacker, who they say had no known links to international terrorism. Officials and families have confirmed the names of the four Marines gunned down in the […]

E-pocalypse now: Airline, stock exchange hit by computer glitches

E-pocalypse now: Airline, stock exchange hit by computer glitches

United Airlines was writing boarding passes by hand before stopping all flights for three hours. Then the New York Stock Exchange halted all trades, citing a mysterious “technical glitch.” It wasn’t a cyberattack, US officials said – but what was it? The airline blamed its woes on a problem with a router. After first trying […]

‘We need a change’: Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner after riots, homicides

‘We need a change’: Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner after riots, homicides

Baltimore’s mayor has fired the police commissioner because of a recent crime spike. In the last two months, there have been 73 murders in the city. The firing coincides with a police union report critical of the department’s role during the riots. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake commended police commissioner Anthony W. Batts for his service, citing […]

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