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Monday June 24th, 2019 evening edition

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Ocasio-Cortez described migrant detention facilities at the southern U.S. border as "concentration camps" during an Instagram live stream June 17.

But Ocasio-Cortez continued to defend her use of the term, writing Wednesday: "These squarely in an academic consensus and definition."

The term "concentration camp" predates World War II by decades, and has been used to describe numerous detainment facilities.

Anika Walke, an associate professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis told Newsweek she understood the sensitivity surrounding the term "concentration camp.".

Auschwitz, for example, is more correctly described as a "death camp" than a concentration camp, Lachmann said—a distinction Ocasio-Cortez made on social media.

And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps.

"In the popular imagination, the expression... evokes images of Dachau and Buchenwald [concentration camps], if not Auschwitz," he told Newsweek. »

Meet The Man Who Lives With Hyenas

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Photograph by Brian Lehmann close People buy and sell goods at the Magala Gudo meat market in Harar, Ethiopia.

Photograph by Brian Lehmann close A hyena walks to its den near a landfill.

Photograph by Brian Lehmann close Abbas cuts meat at his house for his nightly hyena feeding. »

Newcastle United FC auf Twitter: "It is with disappointment that we announce manager Rafael Benítez will leave Newcastle United upon the expiry of his contract on 30th June 2019. Full club statement:

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The Arab world in seven charts: Are Arabs turning their backs on religion?

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The exception was Algeria where less than 50% of those questioned agreed that a woman head of state was acceptable.

Only in Morocco did fewer than half the population think a husband should always be the ultimate decision-maker.

By contrast, in seven of the 11 places surveyed, half or more approved of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's approach. »