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U.S. to push for 'reciprocal tax' on trade partners: Trump

Feb 14, 2018

U.S. to push for 'reciprocal tax' on trade partners: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he will push for a "reciprocal tax" against countries, including allies of the United States, that levy tariffs on American products, but officials did not provide details on how such a tax would be structured or the goods ...

Yasuaki Shimizu's artful jingles

Feb 14, 2018

Yasuaki Shimizu's artful jingles

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An effective commercial jingle wedges itself into your brain. There's the incessant repetition of Meow Mix, the harmony of McDonald's "I'm lovin' it" or the youthful chorus of "Biiiku, biku, biku, Bic Camera." Thirty years ago, though, Belgian record label Crammed Discs released an album ...

An excavation of hu-man traits

Feb 14, 2018

An excavation of hu-man traits

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The excavation of the tomb of the Tang Dynasty general Mu Tai (660-729, buried in 730) took place in Qingcheng County in China's Gansu Province in 2001. Unearthed were colorfully painted and realistically detailed small-scale sculptures of "foreign" peoples and their animals, such as ...

Natalie Geisenberger retains Olympic luge title

/ / Feb 14, 2018

Natalie Geisenberger retains Olympic luge title

Natalie Geisenberger refuses to call herself the best women's luge athlete ever. The history books may do it for her. Germany has yet another Olympic gold medalist, after Geisenberger prevailed in the women's luge final on Tuesday — her second consecutive title and one that added ...