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Opinion: Pompeo might go down as the worst secretary of state in modern times

On December 19, 1985, Secretary of State George Shultz rocked the Reagan administration by publicly threatening to resign. The matter was not over policy, but principle. Shultz was taking a stand against Reagan's plan to expand the use of polygraph tests to as many as 180,000 government employees — including 4,500 from the State Department — in an effort to crack down on leaks. Just one day after Shultz took a stand, Reagan backed down.

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Greek police arrest 1985 TWA aircraft hijacking suspect

Greek police arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man in Mykonos on Thursday in connection with the hijacking of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 847 in 1985 in which a US Navy officer was killed, Greek police told CNN.

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Opening up about my mom's suicide changed my life

My mother died in 1985 at age 47. Since she was young, most people asked how. If she had died from the cancer she was being treated for, it would have been easy to answer the question, but she didn't. Her death was suicide -- and that is something I never thought I could or should talk about. I told people it was "cancer related" but stayed silent about the reality that it was suicidal depression for 30 years, because even though suicide is a problem in all cultures, religions, races, economic strata, professions and sexual orientations throughout the world, it is universally stigmatized and typically taboo even to discuss.

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With sequel, 'Handmaid's Tale' saga turns on the light

Since its premiere in 2017, Hulu's celebrated adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel "The Handmaid's Tale" has inspired new protest aesthetics. Women have dressed up as the "handmaids" who are forced to bear children for Christian, fascist men in a dystopian future. Red cloaks and white bonnets have become signs of both totalitarian regimes and resistance. These shrouded figures were at Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, but are most often seen protesting attacks on abortion access laws. Many people, including Atwood, have stated that the dystopian melodrama conjures up real-life conflicts and is more documentary than fiction.

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