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Washington Post (February 5)

2019/ 02/ 07 by jd in Global News

“President Trump seemed as though he might never yield the podium once he got his chance Tuesday night” to deliver his State of the Union address. “In a speech that reflected endurance if not eloquence, Mr. Trump offered a thin sheen of “unity” over large helpings of the same old polarizing demagoguery,” but at even greater length!

 

Wall Street Journal (September 3)

2013/ 09/ 04 by jd in Global News

At age 64, Diana Nyad succeeded in swimming 177 km from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, something she’s been trying to do since 1978. She overcame jelly fish, sharks and strong currents to accomplish her inspiring 53-hour feat. “Enduring such hardships takes extraordinary perseverance, even a touch of fanaticism. Yet by such commitment do human beings change the world, explore new heights, or stretch the boundaries of physical endurance.”

 

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