Simone Askew is first black woman to lead West Point cadets

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Girl killed after car rams into sidewalk cafe outside of Paris

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Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer kicked off GoDaddy domain platform

Neo-Nazi site loses domain rights after article smearing victim of ramming attack at racist white supremacist rally.

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This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting — and subversive

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Headed by Mossad chief, Israeli defense delegation to fly to Washington for White House talks on Syria

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John Oliver explains North Korea, that other giant crisis you forgot about

John Oliver explains North Korea, that other giant crisis you forgot aboutWith this weekend's news cycle understandably absorbed with the events in Charlottesville, it's easy to forget that a game of nuclear brinksmanship between a pair of stubborn leaders is accelerating rapidly towards the use of nuclear weapons.

Luckily, late-night comedians are here to remind us about the impending fall of civilization. John Oliver's Last Week Tonight dedicated its main topic to North Korea this week, and answers some surprisingly basic questions: what's going on, how did we get here, and are we all about to die?

Oliver's monologue begins exactly as you'd expect: addressing what's happened in the last week, and how one man with a Twitter account can feasibly orchestrate the end of civilization. But he devoted a surprising amount of time to covering the other side of the debate, or why North Korea and Kim Jong-Un are acting in a rational way, at least from their perspective.

As he explains, the DPRK has watched the US "deal" with regimes like Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi, and how US intervention in those countries ended. In the case of Iraq, sanctions followed by inspections and deals — the textbook diplomatic response — ended up with the overthrow of the regime, and a decade of complete instability.

For Kim Jong-Un, avoiding that fate is a rational move. As Oliver points out, “It’s true that dictators generally don’t end their careers like disgraced American politicians with a stint on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ although that would have been an incredible season.”

Unfortunately, this isn't an episode with a happy ending. The conclusion is that America and North Korea both have powerful leaders who are used to issuing empty threats in order to impress people and try and "win" negotiations. One of them is going to have to lose face at some point, or this situation is going to end as messily as we're all imagining.


Neo-Nazi site's registration cancelled by GoDaddy then Google

Neo-Nazi site's registration cancelled by GoDaddy then GoogleBy Jim Finkle TORONTO (Reuters) – Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours, in moves that threatened to take it offline if it does not find a replacement for GoDaddy and Google, which both said the site had violated their terms of service. GoDaddy Inc disclosed late on Sunday via Twitter that it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider, saying it had violated GoDaddy’s terms of service. GoDaddy feared the site might be used to incite further violence after the events in Charlottesville, including the death of Heather Heyer, who was fatally struck by a car allegedly driven by a man with white nationalist views.


Neo-Nazi site's registration canceled by GoDaddy then Google

Neo-Nazi site's registration canceled by GoDaddy then GoogleBy Jim Finkle TORONTO (Reuters) – Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours, in moves that threatened to take it offline if it does not find a replacement for GoDaddy and Google, which both said the site had violated their terms of service. GoDaddy Inc disclosed late on Sunday via Twitter that it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider, saying it had violated GoDaddy’s terms of service. GoDaddy feared the site might be used to incite further violence after the events in Charlottesville, including the death of Heather Heyer, who was fatally struck by a car allegedly driven by a man with white nationalist views.


Man arrested in plot to bomb Oklahoma bank building

Man arrested in plot to bomb Oklahoma bank buildingThe Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Oklahoma, on Saturday. According to a complaint, Varnell had initially planned to bomb the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., in a manner similar to the 1995 explosion at a federal building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people. “This arrest is the culmination of a long-term domestic terrorism investigation involving an undercover operation, during which Varnell had been monitored closely for months as the alleged bomb plot developed,” federal prosecutors said in a statement.