Organizers try to keep overweight people from joining a Dutch military parade

It is meant to be a somber event, an opportunity to celebrate incredible bravery in the face of evil. But this time around, it has sparked a debate on fat-shaming. Each year, people gather at Waalsdorpervlakte near The Hague to honor 250 Dutch resistance fighters murdered by the Nazis during World War II. Those caught collecting intelligence for the Allies or helping Jews escape were imprisoned and then executed by Germans at Waalsdorpervlakte. In the years after the war, the “Remembrance of the Dead” was organized to commemorate all Dutch people killed in military conflicts and on peacekeeping missions. It is one of the most sacred events in the Netherlands.… Read More

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Terror links put him under investigation; child porn put him away

By Rachel Weiner | The Washington Post A Virginia man pleaded guilty Monday to obstructing justice and receiving child pornography in an unusual prosecution that began when he fled FBI agents investigating possible plans to commit a terrorist attack. Sean Andrew Duncan, 22, will spend 15 to 20 years in prison under the plea agreement reached in Alexandria federal court, which included details not just of his Islamic State contacts but of explicit images he had of both strangers and an infant relative. Judge Leonie M. Brinkema will decide his sentence on July 6. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up… Read More

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