How did 73-year-old Robert Bates, an insurance company CEO, end up joining a sting operation that ended when he pulled out his handgun and killed the suspect instead of stunning him with a Taser?http://cnn.it/1GFVq1b
A snowflake has hexagonal symmetry: it looks the same when rotated by sixty degrees...Angelina Jolie's face has mirror-image symmetry: it looks the same in a mirror as full on.
A Taser is an electroshock weapon that uses electrical current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles
Clouds of violence are gathering along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the WP reports, as the Pakistani military lines up to face the Taliban in Peshawar. The U.S. has been urging Pakistan to take a stronger approach toward insurgents, though Islamabad has carefully avoided a full-on confrontation until now.
group noun [C]
a military force which only operates for some of the time and whose members often have other jobs:
A UN force was sent in to stop fighting between three rival militias.
The government called out the militia to help cope with the rioting.
a member of a militia
insurgent Show phonetics
1 [C usually plural] FORMAL someone who is fighting against the government in their own country:
All approaches to the capital are now under the control of the insurgents.
2 [C] US someone who opposes especially political authority
insurgency Show phonetics
The government is reported to be concerned about the growing insurgency in the South.
phrase of full
Full Circle in Berlin
Mindy Wiesel was born in a displaced persons’ camp in Germany two years after her Jewish parents were freed from Auschwitz. The young family emigrated to the United States – but the shadows cast by the past proved to be long. A Berlin gallery is now hosting Wiesel’s first ever exhibition in her „native“ Germany.
Report: Alexa Dvorson