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The Soviet Union fought the Cold War in Nicaragua. Now Putin’s Russia is back. A view from the outside of the new Russian satellite station above a volcanic crater in Managua.

The Soviet Union fought the Cold War in Nicaragua. Now Putin’s Russia is back.

Built alongside Laguna de Nejapa, on a hillside facing the U.S. Embassy, the base is intended to be a tracking site for GLONASS, Russia's version of a GPS satellite navigation system. Behind the rise in seemingly chaotic MS-13 violence: A structured hierarchy. A 34-year-old was lured to woods in suburban Maryland, where assailants armed with knives had already dug his grave.

Behind the rise in seemingly chaotic MS-13 violence: A structured hierarchy.

A 22-year-old, also taken into a wooded area, was ordered to his knees and shot in the face. There's a flaw in the homeland missile defense system. The Pentagon sees no need to fix it. The Pentagon is pushing ahead with an expansion of the nation’s homeland missile defense system, despite a newly recognized deficiency that affects nearly all the system’s rocket interceptors, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found.

There's a flaw in the homeland missile defense system. The Pentagon sees no need to fix it

The problem threatens the performance of small thrusters attached to the interceptors. In the event of a nuclear attack, the thrusters would be relied on to steer interceptors into the paths of enemy warheads, destroying them. If a thruster malfunctioned, an interceptor could fly off-course and miss its target, with potentially disastrous consequences. Texas A&M Bonfire still burns fifteen years after collapse kills 12 students. MUCH LIKE THE 9/11 Memorial, the Bonfire Memorial was erected on the footprint of the tragedy.

Texas A&M Bonfire still burns fifteen years after collapse kills 12 students

Dedicated in 2004, it consists of a granite ring that circumscribes the emergency perimeter established by first responders. Twelve "portals" rise from various spots on the ring, one for each student. They're meant to represent doorways. The face of each student is cast in bronze on each inside wall. Inscriptions and quotations meaningful to each student are inscribed on bronze plates on the opposite wall. Topical Memory System - The Navigators. Topical Memory System by The NavigatorsApril 12, 2006 The Topical Memory System (TMS) and TMS: Life Issues were developed by The Navigators as a simple, easy-to-use system to help believers memorize key verses that point to basic truths and important instruction.

Topical Memory System - The Navigators

If you want to memorize Scripture but aren't sure what to memorize or how, this system is the perfect launching point to begin hiding God's Word in your heart. Tuskegee Airman reflects on time in service. LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark.

Tuskegee Airman reflects on time in service

(AFNS) -- (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) “I’ve come a long way from picking cotton in the fields with my grandfather,” said retired Master Sgt. Leroy Mazell Smith, who has lived a life few could probably imagine. On Flipboard. How Do We Know That Water Is Really H2O?

At the JQI and University of Maryland, Christopher Monroe, Principal Investigator. Forbes Welcome. Party Down: The Democrats' curious decline and uncertain future. When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation.

Party Down: The Democrats' curious decline and uncertain future

Scorned by the same voters who once embraced the New Deal, built the Great Society, and put their hope in the nation’s first black president, Democrats are now locked out of power in Washington and out of two-thirds of state legislative chambers across the country. Simply put, Democrats’ once vaunted coalition of the ascendant — younger, multiethnic, educated, and urban — failed them in 2016, and in 2014 and 2010 before that. That coalition proved to have major handicaps, part demographic and part geographic, that have been hollowing out the party for years. Democrats may find cold comfort in Hillary Clinton’s nearly 3 million popular vote lead and the fact that more people call themselves “liberal” than ever polled. Countless autopsies will be written of the 2016 election. How Democrats Got Here. Forbes Welcome.

Mystery flashing lights speed past International Space Station - before astronaut 'hides evidence from camera with HAND' Alien hunters have claimed astronauts on board the International Space Station are deliberately hiding evidence of UFO's.

Mystery flashing lights speed past International Space Station - before astronaut 'hides evidence from camera with HAND'

The Forbidden City: inside the abandoned Soviet camp of Wünsdorf. Rusty keys jangle as Jürgen Naumann searches for the right one.

The Forbidden City: inside the abandoned Soviet camp of Wünsdorf

He has 15 on one bunch, 25 on another. Story of cities #2: Rome wasn't planned in a day … in fact it wasn't planned at all. According to Tacitus, perhaps the greatest of all Roman historians, it was the great temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on the Capitoline Hill that held the key to the future of ancient Rome.

Story of cities #2: Rome wasn't planned in a day … in fact it wasn't planned at all

The story of cities, part 1: how Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world. The F-35: How it Works. This view of the battle space makes F-35 pilots the first to see adversaries and take action, allowing them to carry out missions and return safely to the base or ship. Another major advance in the F-35 is its stealth capability, which prevents enemy forces from detecting and targeting the plane. The plane’s stealth helps it “come and go with impunity,” Flynn said. Using the analogy of Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, Flynn said, “no one will really know you are there. They can’t see or touch you. Bought a CX4, Now what suppressor? Are the container wars back again? CoreOS and Docker roll out container security offerings. It might seem like a lifetime ago, but it was only last December when Silicon Valley startup CoreOS dropped a bit of a bombshell with a full-frontal assault on Linux container kingpin Docker's hegemony. For those who didn't follow, CoreOS announced a breakaway container specification and, in a preemptive strike, timed it perfectly to correspond with Docker's European conference.

CoreOS also came out with a serious statement critiquing its perceived Docker failings. At the time, I voiced some major concerns about the strategy. Regardless of the justification or otherwise for CoreOS' perspective, I felt that, at this early stage in the broadening of container usage, it was damaging to have that degree of tension in the ecosystem. It took six months or so, but eventually someone listened to my cries for a detente and the two companies apparently kissed and made up. ‘Islam Is Not a Peaceful Religion’: Evangelist Franklin Graham’s Warning About What Might Happen If ‘We Continue to Allow Muslim Immigration’

Evangelist Franklin Graham doubled down on his immigration stance in the wake of the Paris attacks, proclaiming in a Facebook post that “Islam is not a peaceful religion” and that Muslim immigration cannot continue. “We cannot allow Muslim immigrants to come across our borders unchecked while we are fighting this war on terror,” Graham wrote on Facebook. “If we continue to allow Muslim immigration, we’ll see much more of what happened in Paris — it’s on our doorstep.” The evangelist, who is president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, warned that Europe is “being overrun by young Muslim men from the Middle East, and they do not know their backgrounds or their motives and intentions.” He also said that he believes that the American public has been misled about the true nature of Islam. “Islam is not a peaceful religion as George W. Archive » The Death of Captain Waskow » Ernie Pyle.

AT THE FRONT LINES IN ITALY, January 10, 1944 – In this war I have known a lot of officers who were loved and respected by the soldiers under them. But never have I crossed the trail of any man as beloved as Capt. Henry T. Waskow of Belton, Texas.