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 audiofeedback@wsj.com. LONDON—The most powerful U.K. fleet to be assembled in decades is preparing to set sail this month on … Continue reading