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City's $118k Vision Zero competition slammed by road safety advocates, who say 'proven solutions' exist

The city is spending nearly $118,000 on the eight-week challenge, CBC Toronto has learned.


ESD 159’s Colin Powell Middle School Dominates in the Midwest Underwater Robotics Competition

Over the past several years, Colin Powell Middle School Underwater Robotics Club established itself as one of the frontrunners in the State of Illinois and the program's success continues.On April 28th, the Underwater Robotics Club participated in the Shedd Midwest MATE ROV (Marine Advanced Technolo


Iran Hawks Are the New Iraq Hawks

Many of the assumptions that guided America's march to conflict in 2003 still dominate American foreign policy today. Last week, while watching Benjamin Netanyahu unveil secret information that supposedly proved that Iran is deceiving the world about its nuclear-weapons program, I had a flashback.


Gen. Powell gives 4-star talk at Reagan Library

But as he rose to become a top military and diplomatic leader who served under four United States presidents, Powell followed a few simple rules in life, such as, “know yourself, be yourself,” and, “get mad, then get over it.”


Workers strike at Bohemian Club, a haughty hangout for rich neocons

The average initiation fee is rumored to be $40,000 per member. Then there’s a quarterly fee—if you don’t spend it, you’re charged for it anyway. Women aren’t allowed to join or step on the premise—with a few exceptions, such as the occasional “ladies’ night.”


Colin Powell says Pompeo is 'amenable to changes' in his stances

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo a careful listener who may be open to changing some of his past positions in a Wednesday interview on CNN's "Inside Politics." WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called Secretary of State-d


Colin Powell says strength of Bush family came from Barbara

Powell told CNN's "Inside Politics" on Wednesday that he became friends with then-Vice President George H.W. Bush when they shared adjacent offices (and a bathroom) for two years at the White House. Powell said that two days after Bush lost his presidential re-election campaign in 1992, he called th


Col. Wilkerson: Hard to believe that Assad would use chemical weapons

The ex chief of staff to Colin Powell has criticized the “former colonial powers; France, U.K., and the U.S.”, questioning their motives for attacking Syria. In an interview forNewsvoice Think, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson — who served in the U.S. army for 31 years — said that he found it “unbelievabl


'A real rock:' The one-of-a-kind warmth and steel of Barbara Bush

The first time Colin Powell met Barbara Bush, they were seated next to each other at a French Embassy luncheon. General Powell was an Army corps commander at the time - not yet a top Washington insider - and he was intimidated, a bit, by the formality of the situation. So he turned and said, "How do


Colin Powell: Martin Luther King Jr. "changed my life"

Retired Gen. Colin Powell, the first black secretary of state, says the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will never be forgotten. April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights icon's assassination. Retired Gen. Colin Powell, the first black secretary of state, says the legacy of Dr. Mar


Trump is not the first president to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border

Former presidents, including Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Woodrow Wilson and William Howard Taft, all issued orders similar to those Trump made in a proclamation Wednesday. In 1954, President Eisenhower's attorney general requested the Army assist the border patrol during a major


Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of equality: 50 years later, where do we stand?

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, we asked prominent voices to share their memories and reflect on the progress toward achieving King's dream of justice and equality for all Americans. Those voices include Gen. Colin Powell, the first black secretary of sta


Jill Biden and Colin Powell to Speak at Education Conference

BOSTON - Jill Biden and Colin Powell will be visiting Boston to speak at a national conference for teachers and school officials. They're among a slate of figures lined up to talk at the annual gathering of the nonprofit Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Biden, the wife of form


The hacked emails at the center of Mueller's Russia investigation, explained

The leaks that plagued the DNC, John Podesta, and others are crucial to the collusion probe. Were any Trump associates involved? Christina Animashaun/Vox There's one positively enormous shoe that still hasn't dropped in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference with th


"We Know Where Your Kids Live": How John Bolton Once Threatened an International Official

Who better to advise the bully-in-chief, Donald Trump, on when to make war and kill people than another bully? It's difficult, after all, to avoid the label - that of a bully - when thinking of John Bolton, the former Bush administration official-turned-Fox News pundit who Trump recently picked as h


The Deeply Underdeveloped Worldview of John Bolton

Survey the history of American national security advisors going back to the position's creation in the mid-twentieth century, and two things about John Bolton stand out. The first is his militancy: his incessant, almost casual, advocacy of war. The second-which has gotten less attention but is deepl


France's first black general once fought a cavalry squadron by himself - and emerged unscathed

France's first black general, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas once fought an entire Austrian cavalry squadron by himself - and emerged practically unscathed. The fight took place during Napoleon Bonaparte's Italian Campaign of 1796-1797. Dumas, who was also the father of the famed author, Alexandre Dumas, wa


Colin Powell speaks to major donors at Dana-Farber dinner

A candid speech by former Secretary of State Colin Powell highlighted a private dinner honoring the major donors to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its annual gala. The dinner, hosted by institute trustee Michele Kessler and her husband, Howard, took place Feb. 8 at the Kesslers' home. The even


Catholic School Deletes Photo of Student in Blackface After Backlash

Angry complaints sparked after a Catholic school in Miami posted a photo of a student wearing blackface on its website and social media accounts. The photo, which was taken during a February Black History month celebration, shows fourth-graders from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School dressed as


The Russian meddling fraud: Weapons of mass destruction revisited

Fifteen years ago, on February 5, 2013, against the backdrop of worldwide mass demonstrations in opposition to the impending invasion of Iraq, then US Secretary of State Colin Powell argued before the United Nations that the government of Saddam Hussein was rapidly stockpiling "weapons of mass destr