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America’s Statue Wars Are a Family Feud

His regiment, the First Cherokee Mounted Rifles, was formed in 1861 when the Cherokee Nation, residing in Indian Territory (in what is now eastern Oklahoma), signed a treaty of alliance with the Confederacy.The Cherokee had an understandable grudge against the United States government for removing them to the West in the 1830s.

Alabama Senate Race Aggravates Deep Divide in Republican Party

But the divisions in the Republican Party run so deep that the latest rallying cry for many on the right has become the case of Roy S.It pits ascendant forces in the party — the most conservative evangelical Christians and insurgent, anti-establishment populists — against the Republican leadership in Washington.

Hidden in the Senate Tax Bill: Surprise Gifts for Breweries and Start-Ups

Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The revised Senate tax bill that arrived late Tuesday night brought unexpected gifts for craft breweries, tech start-ups and certain growers of citrus trees.Those were not the headline provisions of the amendment, which also kills the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and sets expiration dates on all of the individual tax cuts contained in the Senate bill released last week.

Rohingya Were Raped Systematically by Myanmar’s Military, Report Says

The report was based on interviews with 52 Rohingya women and girls who had fled to neighboring Bangladesh, including 29 survivors of rape from 19 different villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.” Continue reading the main story

In every case, the report said, “the perpetrators were uniformed members of security forces, almost all military personnel.

Can Ketones Rev Up Our Workouts?

Such diets also result in an abundance of ketones, substances produced by the liver that the muscles and brain can use as fuel.Various types of these supplements, in the form of powders or drinks, are chemically identical to the ketones made by the body.