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Battle Lines: Foreign Fighters, Google, and ‘Game of Thrones’

Battle Lines: Foreign Fighters, Google, and ‘Game of Thrones’

Skimm This - May 20, 2019 - 11:46

John Walker Lindh, a US citizen convicted of helping the Taliban, will be released from federal prison this week. And some lawmakers in Congress says they’re worried Lindh could return to his extremist beliefs. We’ll explain how the US and other countries are grappling with what to do with “foreign fighters” - and whether to bring them back home. Meanwhile, Google is breaking up with Chinese tech giant Huawei, complying with the Trump admin’s blacklist. We’ll tell you what this updated relationship status really means. Also on today’s episode: the Smithsonian has its eyes on a new Asian Pacific American Center in DC and “Game of Thrones” has people talking … hydration.PS: GV (formerly Google Ventures) is a minority investor in theSkimm

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