British Intel Spotted Trump Camp Russia Ties

British Intel Spotted Trump Camp Russia TiesRachel Maddow reports on the latest developments in the investigation into connections between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia, including a report by The Guardian that British intelligence agency GCHQ first raised concerns as far back as late 2015.

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US Stops British Muslim Family From Boarding Flight To Visit Disneyland

An anonymous reader writes: U.S. authorities blocked a British Muslim family from boarding a plane at London’s Gatwick airport. They were flying to Los Angeles on a trip to visit Disneyworld. “U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials provided no explanation for why the country refused to allow the family of 11 to board the plane, even though they had been granted travel authorization online ahead of their planned 15 December flight.” This comes at a time when prominent groups and individuals within the U.S. are arguing in favor of blocking entrance for all Muslims. The refusal, and the U.S.’s unwillingness to explain, is raising concern within the UK government. The family is out $ 13,340 for their plane tickets.

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The British Library Is Crowdsourcing The Translation Of A Mysterious 13th-Century Sword Inscription

This inscription, engraved on a 13th-century double-edged sword owned by the British Museum, is the medieval mystery of the moment. Stumped by its cryptic engraving, last week the British Library tapped the interwebs for its crowd wisdom, asking commenters to help decode the meaning.
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My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers

Our discussion was considered so dangerous that we — two reporters and a social worker — were placed on the top floor of the prison maximum security wing, which guards told us had formerly held terrorists, serial murderers, gang leaders and child rapists. Meanwhile, police stripped my home of every file, every piece of paper I had, and 400 books.
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