Inside Japan’s Meltdown Over Princess’ ‘Cursed’ Wedding to Commoner

TOKYO—At long last, Japan’s Princess Mako and her “commoner” boyfriend, Kei Komuro, will marry on Oct. 26, after a three-year delay. But will they live happily ever after?
Yes, probably, if they follow through on their plans and get the hell out of Japan.
Opposition to the marriage by the general public, the press, and conservative politicians is strong. In an opinion poll taken by AERA magazine, 93 percent of respondents said they felt the marriage was nothing to celebrate.

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A Video Leak Reveals the Use of Rape as Torture in Russian Prisons

An investigator visits Regional Tuberculosis Hospital No 1 under the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, its staff charged with abusing convicts. Investigative Committee Office for Saratov Region. (Investigative CommitteeTASS via Getty Images)

Content warning: This article discusses torture and sexual assault in prison and includes graphic descriptions.

“They told me to take [their genitals] into my mouth, to suck,” an inmate from one of Russia’s correctional colonies told Novaya Gazeta in a recent interview.

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Media Try To Cancel In-N-Out Burger Over Refusal To Enforce San Francisco’s Vaccine Passports

The knives are coming out for popular California burger joint In-N-Out after the company announced it opposes vaccine passports and media outlets reported that In-N-Out donates to Republican political candidates, the two worst things an American company can do in 2021. The controversy over the famous regional fast-food joint began earlier this week when news broke that its only San Francisco location was temporarily shuttered for refusing to check customers’ vaccine status as required by local health authorities.

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Does Mayim Bialik’s Zionism mean she can’t do her job? Liberal journalists think so

Personal vetting used to be reserved for positions of public trust. Now, it’s also for game show hosts.
Since Jeopardy! made actor Mayim Bialik a host , media outlets have questioned Bialik’s long-term fitness for the job. Given that Bialik’s role is reading prepared questions, the intense opposition is striking. Bialik has been criticized for past comments about hot button issues such as vaccination and feminism in Harvey Weinstein’s Hollywood. The biggest eyebrow-raiser, though, has been the reaction to Bialik’s Zionism.

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Why is Newcastle’s Saudi money deemed worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America? Newcastle’s owners are treated like crooks, but the Premier League’s principled band don’t mind rubbing along with autocratic regimes

Newcastle have received a lot of criticism since their £300m Saudi-led takeover 
But Man United use their deal with Saudi Telecom as revenue stream in the past  
Why is investment from Saudi Arabia worse than from white guys in America?

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House Democrats Oppose Prohibitions on Research Funding Connected to China

Manufacturing associate Theodore Szmurlo views a cell sample in the cell culture room where they are working on developing a vaccine for the Zika virus at Protein Sciences Inc. in Meriden, Conn., in 2016. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
Their proposed funding would fail to safeguard research from Chinese espionage.
The Republican Study Committee (RSC) — the largest group of conservatives in the House of Representatives — has led the GOP charge against the $3.

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House Democrats Oppose Prohibitions on Research Funding Connected to China

Manufacturing associate Theodore Szmurlo views a cell sample in the cell culture room where they are working on developing a vaccine for the Zika virus at Protein Sciences Inc. in Meriden, Conn., in 2016. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
Their proposed funding would fail to safeguard research from Chinese espionage.
The Republican Study Committee (RSC) — the largest group of conservatives in the House of Representatives — has led the GOP charge against the $3.

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A reluctant warrior? An examination of Gen. Colin Powell’s bloody legacy from Iraq to Latin America

We look at the life and legacy of Colin Powell, who is best known for giving false testimony to the U.N. Security Council in 2003 about nonexistent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, paving the way for the U.S. invasion and occupation that would kill over 1 million Iraqis. Powell, who was the first Black secretary of state, the first Black and youngest chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black national security adviser, died on Monday due to blood cancer and Parkinson’s disease that left him vulnerable to infection from COVID-19. Tributes poured in from top U.S.

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The Biden Administration’s Sanctions Review Is a Joke

Then–presidential candidate Joe Biden displayed on a television screen at a restaurant in Caracas, Venezuela, on November 4, 2020, amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Cristian Hernandez / AFP / Getty)

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‘Free Speech’ Media Allies with Transgender Tyranny

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Posted: Oct 22, 2021 12:01 AM

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The left claims that their most urgent battle is to save democracy, but when it comes to any questioning of the LGBT lobby, they are the ones who sound like authoritarians. The overtones are unmistakable in the “news” coverage promoting “dozens” of employees walking out of Netflix in Los Angeles on Oct. 20 in protest. The target? A popular Dave Chappelle comedy special, “The Closer.

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