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UPDATE: Louis Freeh’s Curious Car Accident

An update on the strange one-car crash involving ex-FBI chief Louis Freeh. He nearly took out several motorists. An unidentified FBI man materialized quickly at the rural scene. And more curiosities.

HuffPo National Security Fellow: Conspiracy Theories and Manslaughter. Huh?!?

We know Huffington Post loves celebrities and buzz. But its new National Security Fellow really pushes the boundaries of incredulity.

UPDATE: Petition to Put 9/11 Probe on NYC Ballot Jumps Big Hurdle

An initiative to solve the mystery of the 9/11 collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 leapt over a big obstacle this week. New York City conceded that the High-Rise Safety Initiative has enough signatures to put a measure to investigate all high-rise building collapses since 9/11 on the ballot. But one more challenge still must be met.

Ukraine Crisis Sends NATO Back to the Cold War

Thanks to Ukraine, NATO is back in a familiar Cold-War posture—warning against Russian belligerence and pushing for more defense spending to deter it. As the alliance’s leaders meet at a summit in Wales, plans under discussion to push NATO defenses closer to Russia could create the consequences they’re designed to avert.

An Enduring Mystery About Bush 41’s WWII Escape from Death

George H.W. Bush has made jumping out of aircraft to celebrate his birthdays a habit, a nod to his image as a WW II naval aviator and hero. Here’s a look at the fog surrounding his first jump, made 70 years ago after Japanese fire struck his aircraft over the Pacific.

Labor Day: Images From the Great Depression and the WPA

In honor of Labor Day, a look back at a path of national rejuvenation.

Foggy Memories Obscure Forebears of Ferguson Unrest

When looking at the aggressive, almost military police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a big dose of collective amnesia makes it easy to forget that the United States has been here before. And may yet be there again.

Curious Car Crashes: Louis Freeh, The Man With The Secrets

When a man like Louis Freeh has a car crash, it may be a plain old accident. And then again, it may not be.

Why Journalist’s “Staged” Beheading Matters

The beheading of James Foley has made the freelance journalist the subject of a spate of news coverage, and a central part of the story about America going back to war in Iraq. Questions about whether his killing was staged matter, and here’s why.

Counterinsurgency in the U.S.A: The RadioWHO Podcast Premiere

The RadioWHO podcast debuts with host Guillermo Jimenez and WhoWhatWhy reporter Douglas Lucas. Tune in for an engaging discussion about how the U.S.-Mexico drug war morphed into a counterinsurgency campaign, phone hacking and the suspicious surveillance carried out against Lucas.

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