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Mike Fraietta 🌎
(Internet geek & global citizen. Product @BNYMellon (collaboration, @symphony). Co-writing book about open communication, #controlscale. Host #FinTechFriday)
BEIRUT — I was just about to look at a video a friend had sent me on Tuesday afternoon — “the port seems to be burning,” she said — when my whole building shook, as if startled, by the deepest boom I'd ever heard.
Merdan Ghappar was used to posing for the camera. As a model for the massive Chinese online retailer Taobao, the 31-year-old was well paid to flaunt his good looks in slick promotional videos for clothing brands. But one video of Mr Ghappar is…
By Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski, CNN
– Aug 4, 12:35 PM
(CNN) President Donald Trump's nominee to become the US ambassador to Germany has a history of making xenophobic and racist comments about immigrants and refugees in both Germany and the US. Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, a decorated combat…
The Washington Post
– Aug 4, 8:47 AM
BAGHDAD — At least one major explosion shook central Beirut on Tuesday, shattering sections of nearby buildings and forcing passersby to the ground as a shock wave rippled through the air. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear.
In an upset that will rock the House Democratic caucus, Ferguson activist Cori Bush on Tuesday unseated Rep. Lacy Clay, whose family has represented the St. Louis-area congressional district for more than 50 years. Clay dominated Bush among mail-in…