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Airstrikes and artillery kill scores of civilians in Syria

Syrian ground troops have been battling to take back the last urban area held by "Islamic State" (IS). Airstrikes and artillery have reportedly …

Accounts of rape, burning children and murder: How a Rohingya massacre unfolded at Tula Toli

<b>(CNN) —</b> Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies.<p>"They killed and killed and piled the bodies up high. It was like cut bamboo," says Mumtaz, a Rohingya woman from the village of Tula Toli in western Myanmar.<p>"In the pile there was …

Trump’s real constituency isn’t the white working class at all

The focus on President Trump's political strength among white working-class voters distracts from a truth that may be more important: His rise depended on support from rich conservatives, and his program serves the interests of those who have accumulated enormous wealth.<p>This explains why so few …

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MAPPED: The world's biggest oil exporters

Despite investment into alternative energies, oil is still the world's most traded commodity. Want to know where it comes from? Here are the world's oil exporters, ranked by revenue and global market share.<p>Top heavy<p>Over 100 countries export crude oil, but the players at the top run the game. Many …

Green Beret Discovered SEALs’ Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.

The story surrounding the slaying of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar keeps unraveling, starting with the SEALs-turned-suspects’ assertion that the soldier …

Saudis told Abbas to accept Trump peace plan or resign — report

Saudi Arabia last week ordered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to either accept an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal being put together by …

James Clapper: I didn't know about Papadopoulos, Trump Tower meetings when I said there was no Trump-Russia collusion

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN on Sunday that he did not know about the meeting top Trump campaign advisers took with a Russian lawyer last year at Trump Tower to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton when he said in January that he had seen no evidence of collusion …

US, Russia commit to expelling Iranian forces from Israeli-Syrian border

Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced concerns over the growing Iranian presence on its borders and the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to …

Libertarian billionaire Charles Koch is making a big bet on foreign policy

A foundation overseen by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is making major investments in foreign policy programs at elite American universities, including a soon-to-be-announced $3.7 million grant to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>The latest grant, which is …

Israel warns jihadists that they are 'playing with fire' if they retaliate for tunnel destruction

Israel has issued a rare public warning to Islamic Jihad that it will be "playing with fire" if it retaliates for the destruction of a tunnel which killed 14 of its members two weeks ago.<p>An Arabic video was posted by the army’s coordinator of government activities in the territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav …

Advertisers distance themselves from Hannity after Moore coverage

Two companies have said they will no longer advertise during Fox News’s “Hannity” after critics called for the companies to pull their ads over Sean …

Donald Trump Allegedly Rigged 2002 Miss Universe Pageant So Vladimir Putin’s Mistress Would Win

Donald Trump may have a new tie to Vladimir Putin: a conspiracy theory that claims Trump rigged the 2002 Miss Universe pageant so Putin’s mistress …

Prince Charles blames ‘foreign Jews’ for Middle East turmoil in 1986 letter

Prince Charles has come under fire after it came to light that he blamed the “influx of foreign Jews” for causing unrest in the Middle East and …

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Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire new ones

Two new reports from government watchdog agencies say the Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire new ones, and that border and immigration enforcement agencies face "significant challenges" in hiring and training new personnel.<p>The reports from the inspector general for the …

James Comey tweets about 'truth' and 'lies' after Trump lashes out at him

Former FBI director James Comey tweeted out two quotes about truth and justice after President Donald Trump attacked him Saturday morning and again cast doubt on the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.<p>Trump said he believed Russian President Vladimir …

It looks like Saudi Arabia removed Lebanon's prime minister — and it may be the first move in starting a war

Saudi Arabia's alleged push to remove Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri may spark a war in the Middle East.<p>"The Saudis appear to have decided that the best way to confront Iran is to start in Lebanon," a European diplomat recently told Reuters.<p>Hariri resigned as Lebanon's prime minister during …

International development secretary failed to inform PM about discussions on plan to send funds to Israeli army<p>Priti Patel appeared to be on the verge of leaving the cabinet after her government department confirmed that she held two more meetings with Israeli officials without following protocol …

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Police Officer's 'Racist' Colin Kaepernick Costume Did Not Go Over Well

The officer won't face discipline over the incident.<p>A police officer at the University of Nevada, Reno, came under fire this week for a costume some described as racist.<p>The officer dressed as Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback ― and UNR grad ― who helped to ignite the …

Kelly says he'll 'never' apologize for comments about Rep. Frederica Wilson

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House chief of staff John Kelly says he will "absolutely not" apologize for his comments on Rep. Frederica Wilson, adding that he stands by his comments.<p>President Donald Trump and the Florida Democratic congresswoman publicly fought over each of their accounts of the conversation the …

Israel blows up Gaza tunnel, killing 8 militants, including an Islamic Jihad commander

It’s a tale of two tunnels, and it augurs difficulties for the Palestinian unity agreement announced to international fanfare this month.<p>One tunnel was dug straight from the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by the Islamist militia Hamas, into a southern Israeli community. The Israeli army blew it up …

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Jeff Sessions may be in big trouble after George Papadopoulos’ guilty plea

<b>(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)</b><p>According to the Department of Justice, Sessions was there when an aide said he had a path to Russia<p>Charlie May<p>October 31, 2017 5:37pm (UTC)<p>The credibility of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been called into serious question after the Justice Department unsealed a plea …

Israel unmasks new Hezbollah commander on Syrian Golan

Munir Ali Naim Shaiti said to have taken command in 2016 following assassination of Samir Kuntar.<p>><br>• ><p>MUNIR ALI NAIM SHAITI (circled) has been …

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After San Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, questioned the deal that brought Whitefish Energy to the island, the company tweeted to ask if it should leave<p>The mayor of San Juan on Wednesday accused the company restoring power to Puerto Rico of threatening to withdraw its services after she drew …

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Business groups sue to stop rule that allows class-action suits against banks

More than a dozen U.S. banks and business groups sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday in a last-ditch effort to block a new rule allowing consumers to band together and sue their credit card companies and other financial institutions.<p>The lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of …

When Interpol clashes with the 'Bibi doctrine'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks widely about Israel’s vastly improved global position. Then Interpol votes to admit ‘Palestine’ as a member …

Treasury Department Silences Study Showing Tax Plan Won’t Do Jack for the Working Class

It was Steve Mnuchin, at the Treasury Building, with the backspace.<p>Earlier this week, the Trump administration revealed its long-awaited tax plan, the broad strokes of which are massive tax cuts for people like one <b>Donald Trump</b> and corporate America, at the expense of low-income families and the …

3 Brothers From White Settlement, Texas, Accused of Luring Black Teen Into Meeting, Fatally Shooting Him

Three brothers from White Settlement, Texas, are expected to be charged with capital murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old from Fort Worth, …

Price out as HHS secretary after private plane scandal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Tom Price, the embattled health and human services secretary, resigned Friday in the midst of a scandal over his use of private planes, a storm that enraged President Donald Trump and undercut his promise to bring accountability to Washington.<p>Price's departure came as he's being …

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