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The usage of swords in courts-martial was an established tradit...

wikipedia - 20 Sep 2016
The usage of swords in courts-martial was an established tradition within the British armed forces. The accused was marched into their court-martial by an escort armed with a sword. Commissioned officers would be obliged to put their swords on the court table as a symbol of their rank and reputation being put on hold. At the conclusion of the hearing, the tip of the sword was turned towards them if they had been found guilty. The practice was abolished in 2004 following a claim that it was demeaning
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America's secret role in the Rwandan genocide

The Guardian - 12 Sep 2017
During this period, officials at the US embassy in Kampala knew that weapons were crossing the border, and the CIA knew that the rebels' growing military strength was escalating ethnic tensions within Rwanda to such a degree that hundreds of thousands ...
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Records show accused hospital shooter's life was often in upheaval

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News - 13 Sep 2017
But friends who spoke to Target 12 – some who asked not to be named – also painted a picture of a man who served his country as a U.S. Marine and taught a specialized form of martial arts out of the basement of his Warwick home. “For the record, he was ...
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Worth dying for?

Salon - 16 Sep 2017
While President Trump enjoyed a traditional sword dance with his Saudi hosts — no doubt gratifying his martial tastes -- the air forces of the Saudis and their Gulf state allies were bombing and missiling Yemeni civilians into the grimmest of ...
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Plymouth news briefs, Sept. 16

Wicked Local Plymouth - 16 Sep 2017
PLYMOUTH — The 1749 Court House, 1 Town Square, announced the return of History Half Hours, with a visit by noted author Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Coughlin will speak about Abigail Adams's original home. ...
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World briefs for Sunday

Daily Herald - 27 Aug 2017
LONDON — British counterterrorism police on Saturday were investigating a man who was detained after he drove a car at police outside Buckingham Palace then “reached for a 4-foot sword,” injuring three police officers. ...
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Maybe We're The Bad Guys

HuffPost - 07 Sep 2017
While President Trump enjoyed a traditional sword dance with his Saudi hosts ― no doubt gratifying his martial tastes ― the air forces of the Saudis and their Gulf state allies were bombing and missiling Yemeni civilians into the grimmest of ...
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Ousted PM out to break nexus of 'force' and court

The Nation - 26 Aug 2017
The “nexus of force (establishment) and court” has to be broken for this purpose, he said, forcing his voice through a sore throat amid the noise of lawyers - who kept shouting slogans in his favour making it further difficult for him to deliver his ...
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The Man Behind the Burma Independence Army

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - 25 Aug 2017
The Japanese Imperial Army, however, had no interest in saving Myanmar from the British: the Japanese wanted to cut off the Burma Road, through which the British were sending military assistance, supplies and weapons to China. Before coming to Yangon ...
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The Case for Changing Maryland's State Song

The Weekly Standard - 26 Aug 2017
Once the base for a statue of Roger B. Taney—former chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and author of the majority Dred Scott decision—a pedestal stands empty in Baltimore after city workers removed the sculpture, August 16. Photo Credit: Win ...

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