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How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder 

A bunch of JFK files have been recently declassified and they paint a strange picture; not what you’d expect. However, many more are still secret and intelligence agencies are lobbying Trump to keep them so. (thanks y!)

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Interesting tidbit about dollar-a-year men (reminds me of Steve Jobs). Also description of a huge air raid on Berlin, which notes it was the 53rd, reminds both of how sustained the allied air game was at the time and also of where all the US industrial production was, in large part, going.

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Canada makes a dramatic appearance on page 38, gunning down some U-Boats. And FDR mixes some threats toward unions in with his threats about the Nazis. Does make you realize just how much of an urgent war footing the US was on already.

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Text of FDR’s speech continues – there’s quite a bit of this, just wholesale publishing of his speeches. I’m actually fairly curious about the claims of Nazi documents on the previous page. Was the Nazi church a real plan? And their plans to carve up South America?

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Eastern Front rages on: 300,000 Russian dead in first three weeks.

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The Persistence of Prog Rock

Hot take: any proper history of prog would include Radiohead, regardless of what they say

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Lots of interesting news including a possible strike and an America First rally featuring Charles Lindbergh.

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Bunch of news coming out of Vichy France.

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The “franking” scandal continues and the Battle of the Atlantic heats up.

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Interesting article here about German spies allying with a sitting senator (who mysteriously died in a plane crash), a publishing house and “America Firsters” to spread pro-Nazi materials.

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Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’

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The Other Side of Anne of Green Gables

Didn’t realize this adaptation is run by a Breaking Bad writer, Moira Walley-Beckett.

With her TV series, Walley-Beckett is trying to solve a riddle: If everything about “Anne of Green Gables” is what prestige TV usually avoids, how do you adapt it in a way that is both sufficiently sophisticated and yet not a betrayal of the source material? Can Anne Shirley, the yummy pleasure who has flourished by cheerfully gliding above her trauma, be transformed into an almost-antiheroine who, in the fashion of contemporary television, has to grapple with her awful past directly? And can she do so whil

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