First known active-duty military member is charged in Jan. 6 insurrection&nbsp –

By BEN LEONARD 05/13/2021 03:25 PM EDT Updated: 05/13/2021 04:06 PM EDT Maj. Christopher Warnagiris of the U.S. Marine Corps was arrested in Virginia on Thursday.  Rioters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. | Brent Stirton/Getty Images By BEN LEONARD 05/13/2021 03:25 PM EDT Updated: 05/13/2021 04:06 PM EDT An active-duty … Continue reading

The True Story of Amazon’s ‘Underground Railroad’ | History | Smithsonian Magazine – Meilan Solly May 2021

When Cora, the fictional protagonist of Colson Whitehead’s 2016 novel The Underground Railroad, steps onto a boxcar bound for the North, the train’s conductor offers her a wry word of advice: “If you want to see what this nation is all about, I always say, you have to ride the rails. Look outside as you speed through, … Continue reading

Leaked Video: Dark Money Group Brags About Writing GOP Voter Suppression Bills Across the Country

“We did it quickly and we did it quietly,” said the executive director of Heritage Action. In a private meeting last month with big-money donors, the head of a top conservative group boasted that her outfit had crafted the new voter suppression law in Georgia and was doing the same with similar bills for Republican state legislators across the … Continue reading

Jeff Bezos and the secretive world of superyachts – By Max Matza BBC News, Washington

6 hours ago By Max MatzaBBC News, Washington News that Jeff Bezos has bought a “superyacht” has revived interest in the secretive world of the uber-rich globetrotters who enjoy these ultimate status symbols. Experts say the superyacht industry has been booming for years, even during the global economic slowdown caused by the pandemic. Jeff Bezos, … Continue reading

U.K.’s Biggest Naval Fleet in Decades to Flex Muscle With Eye on China and U.S. – By James Marson and Max Colchester May 13, 2021 8:00 am ET

Fresh from Brexit, Britain bulks up military to strengthen special relationship with U.S. Listen to this article 8 minutesThis feature is powered by text-to-speech technology. Want to see it on more articles?Give your feedback below or email LONDON—The most powerful U.K. fleet to be assembled in decades is preparing to set sail this month on … Continue reading