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Too close for comfort


A Boeing 738 passenger jet crashed as it was landing at the Rostov-on-Don airport in southern Russia

 


Putin calls downing a ‘stab in the back’

Russian warplane goes down in Syria's northwestern town of Bayirbucak, near the Turkish border, on November 24, 2015.


Syrian soldiers become human shields for rebels


Kurdish family fleeing Syria stuck in Moscow airport for over 50 days


Bank Hackers Steal Millions Via Malware


1. Videos: Cherokee Elders Tell Halloween Tales, Part 3

Cherokee Elders tell Halloween tales
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Joe Grayson tells a Halloween tale.

2. The Truth About Our Origins Will Set Us All Free

3. Video: Spooky Space Songs Lend Ghostly Howl to Halloween

NASA/YouTube
Ghostly space sounds from NASA set the tone for a hair-raising Halloween.

4. Alaska Senate Race Is a Test of Policy (Not Character)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, shops at Alaska Federation of Natives convention last week. Election dolls with messages of support for candidates and ballot measures. The AFN board endorsed Sen. Mark Begich for re-election. (The dolls are sold by Ursla Irvin from Chevak, Alaska.)

5. Judge Denies Lawyers, Juveniles Will Be Tried As Adults in ABQ Murders

Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
A judge on Wednesday denied the two juveniles accused in the fatal beating of two Navajo homeless men in Albuquerque to have all non-felony charges tried in juvenile court.

6. Indigenous Leaders Caution Against Racist Assumptions in Wake of Ottawa Shooting

Justin Tang, AP
People gather around the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial as they mourn the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard at the memorial on October 22. He was buried in Hamilton, Ontario, with full honors on Tuesday October 28.

7. Impressive Speakers Planned for Sunday’s Redskins Protest

Associated Press
Protesters hold up signs during a Redskins protest last year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

8. How Sacred Objects Heal: A Tlingit’s Journey, Part II

Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman
The author’s mother, Phoebe Ward Hopper, wearing the button blanket and headband she made herself and wore to the annual ANS/ANB conventions in Alaska. Unfortunately, the front of the headband with the eagle design is not visible. (Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman)

9. Sun Says Happy Halloween With Big Jack-o-Lantern Face

10. Russia Prevented Indigenous Leaders From Going to World Conference

11. Video: Halloween Costume Tips from American University Queers and Allies

American University Queers Allies Costume
American University Queers and Allies offer appropriate Halloween costume tips.

12. The Perils of Culturally Appropriative Halloween Costumes

13. Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray:Great to ‘Represent as a Minority in NFL’

NDNSports.com
QB Tyler Bray shows kids football drills at the Sports Pavilion on October 28 in Lawrence, Kansas as part of NFL Play 60 and Indian Health Service Haskell Diabetes Prevention Program.

14. 17 Redface Costumes You Can Buy: Walmart Really, Really Doesn’t Get It

15. Save Our Children, Save Ourselves

16. Oneida Indian Nation to Honor Veterans in 14th Annual Ceremony

 

He was in the country teaching a class to reporters.

Brookline Journalist Joe Bergantino Detained in Russia


Russia failed to tell FBI about Islamic jihad call, report says

WASHINGTON — The Russian government declined to provide the F.B.I. with information about Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev two years before the attack that might have prompted more extensive scrutiny of him, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Watch the full report here

The information is contained in an inspector general’s review of how American intelligence and law enforcement agencies could have thwarted the bombing.

Russian officials had told the F.B.I. in 2011 that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, “was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer,” the New York Times reported, and that Tsarnaev had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to Russia.

But after an initial investigation by F.B.I. agents in Boston, the Russians declined several bureau requests for additional information they had about him, the newspaper reported.

The report found that it was only after the bombing occurred last April that the Russians shared with the F.B.I. the additional intelligence, including information from a telephone conversation the Russian authorities had intercepted between Tsarnaev and his mother in which they discussed Islamic jihad.


1. Avon plans to remove triclosan from products, but what will replace it?

Cosmetics brand says it will phase out chemical linked to hormone disruption. Alternative formulas, though, may be as bad
mascara by eye, close-up, cosmetics, make up

2. Muzzled by Monsanto

Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?

3. Political push for raw, unpasteurized milk is increasing access, but illnesses are up, too

4. Hazardous Yosemite Slough in S.F. finally getting cleaned up

Water laps around a bird carcass lying on the shore at S.F.'s contaminated Yosemite Slough. Photo: Leah Millis, San Francisco Chronicle

5. SHIP SMOG: Clean-air rule for cargo ships survives Russian challenge

6. Scientists Uncover New Brominated Flame Retardant In Consumer Electronics

Indoor Environment: Manufacturers may be using the compound as a replacement for toxic PBDEs

Structure of new brominated flame retardant.