Ten Words from The New York Times - June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013
If the talks begin, they will be a significant step in peace efforts that have been locked in an impasse for nearly 18 months, after the Taliban walked out and accused the United States of negotiating in bad faith.
As well, the Taliban’s wording on Tuesday adhered to previous requirements by American officials, officials said.
But he made it clear that he wanted any talks moved to Afghanistan as soon as possible, and his support for the process getting under way in Qatar seemed tepid.
Without the prisoner swap, it was hard to discern what, if anything, the Taliban’s leadership could show the rank-and-file to keep them fighting while talks moved forward.
bona fide
“This trial is about to eliminate the myths around this guy as a Robin Hood figure and let everyone know he is a bona fide rat,” Mr. Cardinale said.
Critics say the fact that for at least two decades no agent has been disciplined for any instance of deliberately shooting someone raises questions about the credibility of the bureau’s internal investigations.
Current and former F.B.I. officials defended the bureau’s handling of shootings, arguing that the scant findings of improper behavior were attributable to several factors.
For example, the F.B.I. narrative describes a lengthy chase of Mr. Schultz’s car after agents turned on their siren at an intersection, bolstering an impression that it was reasonable for Agent Braga to fear that Mr. Schultz was a dangerous fugitive.
The F.B.I. narrative does not cite Mr. Schultz’s statement and omits that a crucial fact was disputed: how Mr. Schultz had moved in the car.
A report by the Michigan attorney general’s office, however, detailed an array of evidence that it says “ corroborates the statements of the agents as to the sequence of events,” including that bullet fragments in the dog’s corpse were consistent with the handgun, not the rifles used by the F.B.I. agents.

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Tuesday June 25th 2013, 1:08 PM
Comment by: Kat L. (Greece)
Really useful and exciting list. I definitely enjoyed learning these words.

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