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The Profound Contradiction of Saving Private Ryan

Steven Spielberg's D-Day epic is a brutal, unpatriotic portrait of war—except for the notoriously sappy prologue and epilogue. What was the film really trying to say?<p>When it was released 16 years ago, I didn't get it.<p>I knew Steven Spielberg's <i>Saving Private Ryan</i> was supposed to be a masterpiece. The …

Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal

<b>President Barack Obama has said he has told France of his concerns about the sale of two warships to Russia in the light of the crisis in Ukraine.</b><p>The first carrier is due for delivery this year in a 1.2bn euro (£1bn; $1.6bn) deal signed in 2011.<p>Mr Obama said while he recognised it was a big deal …

Traces of another world found on the Moon

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1082000/1082321_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518425907_26a536b716bdeb5e81077e16e23598d4<p><b>Researchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon.</b><p>Analysis of lunar rock …

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Taliban Commanders Say They Found Bergdahl Cursing His Countrymen

The Taliban found Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl walking alone, acting abnormally and cursing his countrymen before they captured him in Afghanistan in 2009, two men who were Taliban commanders at the time told NBC News on Thursday.<p>They said that Afghan locals first informed fighters about the soldier, and …

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Bergdahl declared jihad in captivity, secret documents show

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a "mujahid," or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News.<p>The reports …