US veterans on Chilcot: we need our own investigation to avoid repeating mistakes

UKs investigation into Iraq invasion is instance of what we could do with political gallantry, tells codirector of Iraq Veterans against the War Following the devastating British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American veteran and their families have warned that the US is liable to repeat the mistakes without a similarly comprehensive investigation. […]

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America’s road trip: will the US ever kick the car habit?

Motor City Detroit constructed the automobiles, petroleum capital Houston fuelled them and Los Angeles was carved up by freeways in their honor. Yet now all three cities are pushing walking, cycling and the use of modes of public transport. So does this mean Americas love affair with the car is ultimately waning? City is supported […]

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Is Elon Musk’s plan for a road network beneath LA more than a pipe dream?

Cities attract wild ideas, from Qinhuangdaos straddling bus to Londons bike lanes in the sky. As Musks Boring Company starts tunnelling, could his plans for underground roads and Hyperloop trains demonstrate the doubters incorrect? In early August, the city council of Hawthorne, California, held a special meeting. It had set aside this time to discuss […]

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‘Birth control is a political act’: the pre-Trump contraception rush starts now

In fear of what the new presidency will mean for reproductive rights, women in the US are racing to secure IUDs On Wednesday morning, gynecologist Deborah Ottenheimer went to work ascertained not to talk about the election. I never do that, she tells. You only never know where people are at. But as her doors […]

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Fearless Girl? She looks like she’s auditioning for a TV talent display | Emma Brockes

The new bronze statue facing down the Charging Bull on Wall street is meant to be a symbol of defiant femininity. What a pity it induces no sense I had a meeting near Wall Street this week, half a block from the Charging Bull statue. I havent been down there for years; the last hour […]

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Cyclist who dedicated Trump the middle finger: ‘He wasn’t going to hear me through the glass’

Juli Briskman has been hailed as a hero and fired from her chore for a spur-of-the moment demonstration that quickly spread around the world Juli Briskman observed blooms on her doorstep on Monday night.” Juli: I don’t know you and yet I am so proud of you ,” an accompanying note said.” You’re my hero. […]

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Why Trump’s assertion of Jerusalem as capital of Israel would be a catastrophe | Nicholas Blincoe

Relocating the US embassy would derail hopes for peace by recognising Israels hostile military occupation, says Nicholas Blincoe, writer of Bethlehem: Biography of a Town It is harder than it ought to be, explaining why recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a bad idea. The city has been Israel’s centre of government since 1948. While […]

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Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations

Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 but the Trump administration is reversing curbs on automobile industry pollution Some of the most common avatars of climate change- hulking power stations and billowing smokestacks- may need a slight update. For the first time in more than 40 years, the largest source of greenhouse gas […]

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