Associated Press
Associated Press 8 Jan 2021

Meet the new Batwoman, Javicia Leslie


When Javicia Leslie moved to Los Angeles, she rode down the popular Sunset Boulevard to view billboards for inspiration, dreaming of seeing herself there. The 33-year-old actor recently saw a billboard of herself in a black-and-red Batwoman suit. (Jan. 8)

In a special edition, we unpack the myth of the Parisian woman who is frequently portrayed as being svelte and seductive while also often white. Her so-called individual sense of style becoming the global benchmark for beauty. Annette Young talks to Lindsey Tramuta, the author of 'The New Parisienne' which profiles a group of women who challenge the cliche. We talk to some of them who tell us who the real Parisian woman is in 2020.
The political sands are shifting in the Middle East. New alliances are being formed that until recently would have been unimaginable. But as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and, potentially, Sudan forge closer relationships with Israel, where does this leave the Palestinians, particularly those in Gaza? How is Hamas - the elected government of Gaza - and its paramilitary wing, the Qassam Brigades, adjusting to the new regional political climate? In this film, Al Jazeera Arabic's Tamer Almisshal meets Hamas's political leader Ismail Haniya and discovers dramatic and surprising military preparations that may seriously concern Israel and its allies.

Today, the Gaza Strip is blockaded by the two countries bordering Gaza, Israel and Egypt, but it somehow continues to obtain rocket technology, some of it homemade, some smuggled in. Tamer Almisshal has obtained video of rockets being manufactured in Gaza. Iran is cited as a likely supplier but the source of some of this weaponry is unexpected. While clearing damage from the 2014 Gaza War, the Qassam Brigades came across unexploded Israeli missiles and say they have repurposed them into a source of arms. Hamas explains how another arms supply was sourced by a specialist unit of Palestinian divers, who were tasked with searching the seabed for weaponry and who claim to have recovered projectiles from the hold of century-old sunken ships.
Meet the Press looks back at President-elect Joe Biden's interviews with NBC News and speeches on the campaign trail. Kristen Welker, White House correspondent, Gov. Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) and former Sen. Clare McCaskill (D-Mo.) join the Meet the Press roundtable.
Sen. Tom Cotton slams "The New York Times" in a speech praising the Pilgrims and the Mayflower.

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