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Should Confederate era statues be removed?

  • obelisk: A 52-foot-tall obelisk honoring Confederate soldiers and sailors was covered by wooden panels at the mayor's order.
  • pedestal: A bronze statue of a Confederate soldier was pulled from its pedestal by protesters on Monday night.
  • terminus: The plaque honored San Diego as the Western terminus of the Jefferson Davis Highway between Virginia and California.

The U.S. Government's Secret War on the KKK

  • derogatory: The vast amount of unsolicited- and often derogatory- material that the bureau receives about government officials and private citizens would be destroyed within 90 days if it could not be connected to criminal misconduct.
  • misuse: Levi sought to make sure that the bureau was not misused for political purposes.
  • jargon: The newly released document showed that throughout the 1960s, the bureau had also waged a spirited and often imaginative counter-intelligence program- COINTELPRO, in bureau jargon- against right-wing outfits like the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party.
  • fictitious: Central to this campaign was a wholly fictitious organization, surreptitiously run from Washington, dubbed " The National Committee for Domestic Tra n quility.
  • coy: In a coy touch of esoteric humor, some unknown wag in the Bureau christened the bogus organization's director " Harman Blennerhassett"- the name of an obscure financial supporter of Aaron Burr in the early nineteenth century.

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, air show

  • mausoleum: Further south in Karachi the day began with a changing of the guard at the mausoleum of the country's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah, where politicians and military commanders laid floral wreaths.
  • floral: Further south in Karachi the day began with a changing of the guard at the mausoleum of the country's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah, where politicians and military commanders laid floral wreaths.
  • streak: The skies above the capital were later streaked with multicoloured smoke as the air force hosted Pakistan's largest air show to date.
  • acrimony: The carnage sowed the seeds of the acrimony that led to three wars, and generations later this defining moment in the subcontinent's history is still polarised by nationalism and rancour.
  • rancour: The carnage sowed the seeds of the acrimony that led to three wars, and generations later this defining moment in the subcontinent's history is still polarised by nationalism and rancour.

North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks

  • flinch: Neither shall we flinch even an inch from the road to bolstering up the nuclear forces chosen by ourselves unless the hostile policy and nuclear threat of the US against the DPRK ( North Korea) are fundamentally eliminated.
  • resolute: Wang then followed up by warning North Korea that China, which is Pyongyang's biggest trading partner, would be resolute in implementing the sanctions.
  • implement: China will for sure implement that new resolution 100 percent, fully and strictly," Wang told reporters, according to a translator.