US commandos capture Japanese island to show Beijing they’re ‘not kidding around’ — RT World News

US special forces, aided by F-35 stealth fighters and rocket artillery units, have practiced capturing a small Japanese island as part of a new operational concept to counter China in the Indo-Pacific theater. Members of the US Marines, Army and Air Force invaded and secured Japan’s Ie Jima Island as they polished-up their Expeditionary Advance Base Operations (EABO) skills, which haven’t been put into practice since the end of America’s fight against the Japanese in World War II.US airmen conducted reconnaissance of the island off the coast of Okinawa before…

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Facebook Halts Ad Targeting Cited in Bias Complaints

After years of criticism, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers in key categories to show their messages only to people of a certain race, gender or age group.The company said that anyone advertising housing, jobs or credit — three areas where federal law prohibits discrimination in ads — would no longer have the option of explicitly aiming ads at people on the basis of those characteristics.The changes are part of a settlement with groups that have sued Facebook over these practices in recent years, including the…

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Food 

The 4 Best Air Fryers After Reading Every Air Fryer Review

Fat-free frying is no oxymoron. Here are four best air fryers.Fried food without the grease? It seems too good to be true! But that’s what air fryers promise: crispy texture, tons of flavor, and a fraction of the fat of fried.Despite their name – and their promise – air fryers are actually more closely linked to convection ovens than to deep-fat fryers. The countertop devices work by circulating hot air around the food inside, cooking in a fraction of the time as an oven and ostensibly creating the crisp exterior…

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How to Make Ranch Dressing

Seeing as ranch dressing has been the number-one best-selling salad dressing in America since 1992, you’ve probably consumed it in some form within the last year or so. Whether you love it on everything from hot wings and chicken fingers to crudités and pizza—oh, and salad, of course—or profess not to understand the appeal, we think you should know how to make easy homemade ranch dressing, because it’s way better than anything from a bottle. Also, National Ranch Dressing Day happens to be on March 10, so what better way…

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When They See Us Trailer

Director Ava DuVernay has officially released the teaser for her upcoming limited series When They See Us on Netflix. The four-part show will chronicle the story of how five teenage boys of color from Harlem were wrongly convicted of a rape they didn’t commit in 1989, as well as the 25-year fight for justice following their conviction. The clip immediately shows the emotional toll the racially charged case has on the young boys, their families, and the community. The show is based on the real-life account of those teens —…

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On protesting “nuns”, a Labour “defection” and a story about “Andre Previn”

THE FIRST time I encountered protesters dressed as nuns was when I lived in the Bay Area of San Francisco in 1984-5. Sister Mary Boom Boom and her fellow Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were fixtures on the flourishing protest scene. This week I encountered another one protesting against Jacob Rees-Mogg’s appearance before a sell-out crowd of 2,300 at the London Palladium. This particular “nun” was a woman, rather than a man like the American sisters. But her worries were the same—that the right-wing was bent on depriving gays and women…

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On protesting “nuns”, a Labour “defection” and a story about “Andre Previn”

THE FIRST time I encountered protesters dressed as nuns was when I lived in the Bay Area of San Francisco in 1984-5. Sister Mary Boom Boom and her fellow Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were fixtures on the flourishing protest scene. This week I encountered another one protesting against Jacob Rees-Mogg’s appearance before a sell-out crowd of 2,300 at the London Palladium. This particular “nun” was a woman, rather than a man like the American sisters. But her worries were the same—that the right-wing was bent on depriving gays and women…

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On Brexit films, Brexit books and Brexit television

I RECENTLY spent a happy few days in Los Angeles promoting my new book, “Capitalism in America: A History” (co-written with Alan Greenspan). I was driving down Hollywood Boulevard in a taxi thinking that all was right with the world—the sun was shining, the people were good-looking and, above all, I wasn’t on deadline to write something about Brexit—when I caught sight of a giant red billboard bearing a single word in huge letters: BREXIT. Worried that I’d finally gone mad—and it can only be a matter of time given both…

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On Brexit films, Brexit books and Brexit television

I RECENTLY spent a happy few days in Los Angeles promoting my new book, “Capitalism in America: A History” (co-written with Alan Greenspan). I was driving down Hollywood Boulevard in a taxi thinking that all was right with the world—the sun was shining, the people were good-looking and, above all, I wasn’t on deadline to write something about Brexit—when I caught sight of a giant red billboard bearing a single word in huge letters: BREXIT. Worried that I’d finally gone mad—and it can only be a matter of time given both…

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Best Books by Contemporary Nigerian Authors

The first time I picked up a book by a Nigerian author, I was in college, sifting through my understanding of what it meant to be black. The book was Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and it’s safe to say it changed my life. The main character, Ifemelu, is forced to contend with her own blackness for the first time when she moves to America — a process that is foreign to someone whose race is thrust upon them the moment they enter the world. Before Adichie, I was well-versed…

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