Political Analysis: Brooks & Tumulty On Congress’ Earmarks, Afghanistan

New York Times columnist David Brooks and deputy opinion editor for The Washington Post, Karen Tumulty, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the return of congressional earmarks, withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the latest on the New York City mayor’s race and what it means about the Democratic Party.

Italian Village Walks: Civitavecchia di Arpino

A walking tour in ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ, region ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ผ, center Italy, province of Frosinone, a small town of about ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ The birth of the first settlement on today’s Arpinian territory can be traced back to the Volsci. However, dating is difficult. Some scholars fix its birth around the 7th-6th century. BC, others, however, around the middle of the 4th century. B.C. Beyond Arpino there are several cities founded in the Ciociaria area by this ancient population. That of the Volsci was a population that lived above all on agriculture and pastoralism, but it was also very warlike. The wars with Rome are proof of this. The choice to build the first settlement on such high ground was due to defensive objectives. In fact, that of the Volsci was not the only population in central Italy and Marsi and Sanniti were among the most dangerous. It is for this reason that huge cyclopean (or polygonal) walls were erected to defend what would become Civitavecchia di Arpino, still visible today.

Online Shopping: Alibaba Challenges Amazon (WSJ)

Inside the company’s automated warehouse in China Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is challenging Amazon by promising fast deliveries from China to anywhere in the world. WSJ visits Alibabaโ€™s largest automated warehouse to see how robots and a vast logistics network are helping it expand globally. Composite: Clรฉment Bรผrge

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Aerial Views: Blackpool – Northwest England (4K)

Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Irish Sea coast of England. It’s known for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, an old-school amusement park with vintage wooden roller coasters. Built in 1894, the landmark Blackpool Tower houses a circus, a glass viewing platform and the Tower Ballroom, where dancers twirl to the music of a Wurlitzer organ. Blackpool Illuminations is an annual light show along the Promenade.ย