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Terror in Spain Shows Islamic State Is Down Not Out - Bloomberg

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 08:01

Bloomberg

Terror in Spain Shows Islamic State Is Down Not Out
Bloomberg
A Q&A with defense analyst Tony Cordesman about his new report on terrorism trends across Europe. by. Tobin Harshaw. @TobinHarshaw More stories by Tobin Harshaw. 4. Sat Aug 19 2017 05:00:07 GMT-0700 (PDT). Homage to Catalonia's dead.
What General Pershing Was Really Doing in the PhilippinesThe Atlantic
Study Pershing, Trump Said. But the Story Doesn't Add Up.New York Times
Trump's discredited pig's blood tale may have roots in Tribune story from 1927Chicago Tribune
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Trump to sit out annual Kennedy Center Honors - WCVB Boston

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:08

WCVB Boston

Trump to sit out annual Kennedy Center Honors
WCVB Boston
President Donald Trump arrives to speak during the Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Saturday, July 1, 2017. SOURCE: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster. Trump to sit out annual Kennedy Center Honors. Share.

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Ruth Pfau: State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' - BBC News

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:32

BBC News

Ruth Pfau: State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'
BBC News
A state funeral has been held in Pakistan for a German doctor and nun who devoted her life to battling leprosy. Ruth Pfau, who lived in Pakistan for more than 50 years, set up 150 leprosy clinics across the country. Her efforts meant that in 1996 the ...
'Pakistan's Mother Teresa' accorded state funeralThe Hindu
Pakistan buries revered humanitarian Ruth PfauAljazeera.com
State funeral held for 'Pakistan's Mother Teresa'The National
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Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors over concerns of 'political distraction' - Washington Post

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:28

Washington Post

Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors over concerns of 'political distraction'
Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December amid a political backlash among those who will be feted at the event. The first family will not participate "to allow the honorees to ...
Trump, First Lady pull out of annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony to avoid 'political distraction' for honoreesUSA TODAY
Donald and Melania Trump to Skip Kennedy Center HonorsNew York Times
Trump, First Lady won't participate in Kennedy Center honorsThe Hill
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Russia knife attacker wounds eight - BBC News

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 04:24

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Russia knife attacker wounds eight
BBC News
Eight people have been wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut, security sources say. The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police. The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in ...
Russian officials say 8 wounded in Siberia stabbing attackWashington Post
Eight people stabbed in Siberian city of SurgutThe Guardian
Knifeman Shot Dead by Police, Eight in Critical Condition After Russia Mass StabbingBreitbart News
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Lebanon, Hezbollah Launch New Anti-ISIS Offensives in Syria - Newsweek

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 02:15

Newsweek

Lebanon, Hezbollah Launch New Anti-ISIS Offensives in Syria
Newsweek
The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeast border with Syria as Hezbollah simultaneously announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the border. The Lebanese army was ...
Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militantsWashington Post
Lebanese army: no coordination with Hezbollah, Syria in IS attackReuters
Lebanese army launches operation against Islamic StateNew York Daily News
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6 police officers shot, 1 fatally, in shootings across US - KCRA Sacramento

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:03

KCRA Sacramento

6 police officers shot, 1 fatally, in shootings across US
KCRA Sacramento
Prayers are pouring in for police departments across the country after a violent Friday night saw six police officers shot in shootings in Pennsylvania and Florida. Two officers with the Kissimmee Police Department in Florida were shot at around 9:30 p.m..
Two police officers slain near Orlando, Fla.Fox News
2 Police Officers Shot Dead in Florida: OfficialsNBC New York
2 officers killed near Orlando, 2 shot in JacksonvilleKPRC Houston
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Trump's mixed messaging sparks concerns of 'emboldened' white supremacists - CNN

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:02

CNN

Trump's mixed messaging sparks concerns of 'emboldened' white supremacists
CNN
Washington (CNN) With major cities across the country bracing for an unusual wave of far-right rallies in the coming days, local and federal law enforcement officials are concerned about the potential for more violence amid warnings that white ...
President Trump Cedes Moral Leadership To Big BusinessHuffPost
Trump struggles with presidential duties as uniter-in-chiefWashington Post
Trump's Pro-Business Image Tarnished as CEOs Abandon HimFortune
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Keyboard warriors: South Korea, US gear up for war games to counter North Korea threat - Reuters

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:29

Hindustan Times

Keyboard warriors: South Korea, US gear up for war games to counter North Korea threat
Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) - In air conditioned bunkers and at military bases across South Korea, it is with keyboards - not tanks - that South Korean and the U.S. forces will launch military exercises on Monday, denounced by North Korea as a rehearsal for war.
North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drillsCNN International
Who's ready for the US – South Korea war games?Hot Air
A look at US-S. Korea war games and how North might respondSacramento Bee
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Megachurch pastor resigns from Trump's evangelical council - Washington Post

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 20:36

Washington Post

Megachurch pastor resigns from Trump's evangelical council
Washington Post
Most of President Trump's evangelical advisers have stood by him this week following much criticism over his response to violent clashes in Charlottesville, even as several CEOs left business advisory councils and members of his Committee on the Arts ...
Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their ManNPR
Member of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board resigns over 'conflict in values'The Hill
Trump's Evangelical Advisors Largely Silent On His Handling Of Charlottesville ViolenceHuffPost
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Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel - New York Daily News

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:45

New York Daily News

Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel
New York Daily News
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets the audience during a ceremony to mark the 16th anniversary of his ruling AK Party's foundation in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas. (Reuters). Reuters. REUTERS. Friday, August 18, 2017, ...
Erdogan to Turkish-German Voters: Mainstream German Parties Are 'Enemies of Turkey'Breitbart News
In the Middle East, Longtime Rivals Try a Temporary AllianceSTRATFOR
Erdogan Urges German Turks To Vote Against 'Enemies,' Including Angela MerkelThe Daily Caller
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Man arrested after three girls found dead in Prince George's home - Washington Post

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:36

Washington Post

Man arrested after three girls found dead in Prince George's home
Washington Post
Three girls under 10 were found dead in a house Friday morning in Maryland when the mother of one of the children arrived home and came upon the horrific scene. Prince George's County police said late Friday that they had arrested a 24-year-old man in ...
'Nightmare': Bodies of 3 young girls found in Md. homeWTOP
Three girls under the age of 10 are brutally killed in Maryland homeNew York Daily News
Police: 3 young girls found slain in Maryland homeCBS News
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Icahn steps down as regulatory adviser to Trump - The Hill

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:11

The Hill

Icahn steps down as regulatory adviser to Trump
The Hill
Investor Carl Icahn announced Friday that he is stepping down from his role as special adviser to President Trump on issues relating to regulatory reform. Icahn, who owns a substantial stake in the oil and refining company CVR Energy, said in a letter ...
Icahn Quits White House Role Amid Conflict-of-Interest QuestionsBloomberg
Billionaire Carl Icahn drops out of Trump advisory roleCBS News
Icahn cuts official ties with Trump administrationPolitico
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Six Flags will now only fly American flag, report says - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:01

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Six Flags will now only fly American flag, report says
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Six Flags Over Texas park officials confirmed that the six different flags that had previously flown over the park, including the Confederate States of America flag, will be replaced by six American flags, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. >> Read ...

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Four more charity groups pull out of fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago - The Hill

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:07

The Hill

Four more charity groups pull out of fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago
The Hill
Four more charity groups have canceled their plans to host fundraising events from President Trump's luxury Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., joining a growing list of nonprofit groups abandoning events at the property over the president's response ...
Charities, non-profits pull events from Mar-a-Lago amid Charlottesville controversyABC News
The list of charities dropping Trump's Mar-a-Lago for big fundraisers is growingBusiness Insider
Trump's Charlottesville disaster costing Mar-a-Lago businessMiami Herald (blog)
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Venezuela's pro-government assembly moves to take power from elected congress - Washington Post

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:38

Washington Post

Venezuela's pro-government assembly moves to take power from elected congress
Washington Post
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's new pro-government Constituent Assembly formally moved Friday to assume the powers of the opposition-dominated congress, completing what critics call a power grab that effectively puts all branches of government ...
Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional PowersNPR
Disputed Venezuela assembly takes parliament's powersBBC News
Venezuela's Constituent Assembly Assumes Power to LegislateU.S. News & World Report
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Trump at Camp David to meet with top national security team - UPI.com

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:25

UPI.com

Trump at Camp David to meet with top national security team
UPI.com
President Donald Trump on Friday left his golf resort in New Jersey for Camp David, Md., where he was scheduled to meet with several top security advisers. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI. | License Photo. Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Still technically on vacation ...
Is There A Way Out Of Afghanistan?Foreign Policy (blog)

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Trump said to study General Pershing. Here's what the president got wrong. - Washington Post

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:06

Washington Post

Trump said to study General Pershing. Here's what the president got wrong.
Washington Post
A sordid tale of Gen. John J. Pershing executing Muslim insurgents in the Philippines at the turn of the century is a favorite of President Trump. “They were having terrorism problems, just like we do,” Trump told a throng of cheering supporters on the ...

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Trump said to study General Pershing. Here's what the president got wrong. - Washington Post

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:06

Washington Post

Trump said to study General Pershing. Here's what the president got wrong.
Washington Post
A sordid tale of Gen. John J. Pershing executing Muslim insurgents in the Philippines at the turn of the century is a favorite of President Trump. “They were having terrorism problems, just like we do,” Trump told a throng of cheering supporters on the ...
What General Pershing Was Really Doing in the PhilippinesThe Atlantic
Study Pershing, Trump Said. But the Story Doesn't Add Up.New York Times
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Trump said to study General Pershing. Here's what the president got wrong. - Washington Post

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:06

Washington Post

Trump said to study General Pershing. Here's what the president got wrong.
Washington Post
A sordid tale of Gen. John J. Pershing executing Muslim insurgents in the Philippines at the turn of the century is a favorite of President Trump. “They were having terrorism problems, just like we do,” Trump told a throng of cheering supporters on the ...
What General Pershing Was Really Doing in the PhilippinesThe Atlantic
Trump's discredited pig's blood tale may have roots in Tribune story from 1927Chicago Tribune
Trump's General Pershing vs. ISIS analogy is stupidWashington Examiner
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