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Iran will remain a regional menace with broader malign influence activities, and North Korea will be a disruptive player on the regional and world stages.
CHINA ECLIPSES TERRORIST GROUPS AS TOP U.S. SECURITY THREAT, INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS SAYVERA BERGENGRUENAPRIL 14, 2021TIME
It’s a much-maligned practice in these privacy-conscious times because the subject of the fingerprint doesn’t always know it exists.
‘THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM’: COMPANIES PERSIST WITH FINGERPRINTING AS A WORKAROUND TO APPLE’S NEW PRIVACY RULESSEB JOSEPHAPRIL 12, 2021DIGIDAY
At worst, these assumptions may make athletes, coaches and fans more comfortable openly maligning LGBTQ people.
SPORTS REMAIN HOSTILE TERRITORY FOR LGBTQ AMERICANSLGBTQ-EDITORAPRIL 6, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Once-maligned reserve goalie Michael Hutchinson has been the sixth-best backup in hockey this year by GAR,11 after being reacquired by Toronto via free agency in October.
THE DEALS THAT HAVE SHAPED THE NHL SEASON (SO FAR)NEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)MARCH 12, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
It was very personal and that’s why when people want to malign your character and say that you’ve lied and these horrible things … charges they make against people behind the podium — me — they made these charges.
‘BIG LIE’ PROMOTER KAYLEIGH MCENANY LANDS AT FOX NEWS, NATURALLYERIK WEMPLEMARCH 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some evil influence, some malign destiny, seems ever to have brought disaster where her people looked for progress or happiness.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
Mankind's malevolence may makeMuch melancholy musing mine; Many my motives may mistake,My modest merits much malign.
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
Ignorant, superstitious, worked upon by things as they seemed, the outlaw imagined himself at last beset by malign forces.
THE MAN OF THE FORESTZANE GREY
At last there came an interval in which the malign influence of our invisible enemy seemed as if withheld.
RECOLLECTIONS OF THIRTY-NINE YEARS IN THE ARMYCHARLES ALEXANDER GORDON
Did that reverend Basket-bearer intend, by such designation, to shadow forth my future destiny, or his own present malign humor?
SARTOR RESARTUSTHOMAS CARLYLE

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