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A Native American organizer of a march in Washington , D.C., says he felt compelled to get between a group of black religious activists and largely white students with his ceremonial drum to defuse a potentially unsafe situation. "I am being called every name in the book, including a racist, and I will not stand for this mob-like character assassination of my family's name", wrote Mr Sandmann, who added that he and his parents have received death threats since video of Friday's ...
  • 5th Group soldier from Ft Campbell among those killed in Syrian attack

    5th Group soldier from Ft Campbell among those killed in Syrian attack

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    Wirtz , a civilian from St. Louis. Kent, a Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive), was assigned to Navy Special Warfare Support Activity 2 during her military career. The decision to abruptly withdraw from Syria resulted in the resignation of two administration officials, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Syria Special Envoy Brett McGurk , who said in December that the end of ISIS will be a long-term initiative, and "nobody is declaring mission accomplished".
  • Conditions worsen as winter storm strengthens; Snow still on the way

    Conditions worsen as winter storm strengthens; Snow still on the way

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    The storm is expected to bring a wintry mix Saturday, before turning into rain overnight. After reports earlier this weekend that the borough could be hit with up to six inches of snow, forecasts are now calling for one to three inches, with heavy rain washing away much of the accumulation.
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand makes 2020 presidential run official

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand makes 2020 presidential run official

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    She'll hold an event in Cedar Rapids on Friday night, and make stops in Ames, Des Moines, and Cedar Rapids during the weekend. "We don't give up; we never give up", Senator Kirsten Gillibrand . At a taping of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday evening, Gillibrand shared that she was officially joining the race for the White House.
  • Women's March Returns To DC, Other Cities

    Women's March Returns To DC, Other Cities

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    But what do attendees of the Women's March think of the support of Farrakhan? There is no defense of bigotry. In November 2018, Teresa Shook, one of the movement's founders, publicly accused the four main leaders of the national march organization of anti-Semitism .
  • Anas' partner Ahmed Hussein-Suale shot dead

    Anas' partner Ahmed Hussein-Suale shot dead

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    Husein was shot in the neck and the chest by unknown gunmen on his way home Wednesday night in the capital Accra, police said. In a statement, Tiger Eye PI said Hussein-Sualehad received death threats after recently finishing work on a documentary that exposed bribery and corruption in African soccer.
  • Russia in 'material breach' of key nuclear treaty, US claims

    Russia in 'material breach' of key nuclear treaty, US claims

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    Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has denied his government is rubbing its hands with glee at Britain's turmoil over the terms of Brexit. Lavrov said on Wednesday the Russian side in Geneva came up with "constructive proposals" aiming to give the U.S.
  • Congress prepares to skip planned recess if shutdown goes on

    Congress prepares to skip planned recess if shutdown goes on

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    At least 800,000 federal workers are either furloughed or working without pay as on date for nearly a month now, starting just before Christmas 2018. An economic shift could rattle Trump, who has tied his political fortunes to the stock market and repeatedly stressed economic gains as evidence that his tax-cut package and deregulation efforts are succeeding.
  • Trump announces ambitious new missile defense plan

    Trump announces ambitious new missile defense plan

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    While the Trump administration's strategy continues that focus, it adds a new objective as well: the defense of US forces and allies from regional missile threats. Trump did not mention North Korea by name. After more than a year of delays, the US military has finally released its long-awaited Missile Defense Review.
  • Zimbabwe police arrest 600 in harsh crackdown on protests

    Zimbabwe police arrest 600 in harsh crackdown on protests

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    The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights on Tuesday reported the death toll as many businesses in the capital, Harare , and other cities were closed following Monday's violence. "We are ready to do our utmost to make sure that cooperation between our countries benefits our countries, our peoples, that it makes a weighty contribution to the implementation of the plans and the program, which you have outlined for yourselves", Putin said.
  • Algoa FM Death toll in Nairobi terror attack climbs to 15

    Algoa FM Death toll in Nairobi terror attack climbs to 15

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    An American business investment adviser and former Peace Corps member was among those killed in a terror attack on a Kenyan hotel compound , the company he founded said Wednesday. "We are behind the attack in Nairobi ". The operation is going on. "At Chabad of Kenya we're sure that Jason will forever remain in our broken hearts", the group said in a Facebook post.
  • Blast hurts United States troops, kills passersby in Syrian Manbij

    Blast hurts United States troops, kills passersby in Syrian Manbij

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    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said 16 people had been killed in all, including two Americans. The Kurdish Hawar news agency, based in northern Syria, said three Americans were killed. Amaq - ISIS's media wing - claimed that the attacker used a suicide vest to strike at coalition forces near a resteraunt in the flashpoint Kurdish-held city.
  • Record US-China trade gap may signal slower global growth

    Record US-China trade gap may signal slower global growth

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    China will work to straighten out trade frictions with the USA this year, the country's commerce minister told state media on Friday. "The overall development of China-US trade in 2018 was still relatively normal, but the trade surplus did expand slightly", said Li Kuiwen, spokesman for the customs administration.
  • Gunman who fatally shot Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona is identified

    Gunman who fatally shot Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona is identified

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    Davis, CA. She had just completed her field training before Christmas and had been out on her own for a couple of weeks, Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel said at a news conference. "She's just an absolute star in the department and somebody that pretty much every department member pretty much looked to as a close friend and sister".
  • Congressman Blasted for Defense of White Nationalism

    Congressman Blasted for Defense of White Nationalism

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    The nine-term Republican later tried to explain away the controversy, criticizing the Times for saying he supported an "evil and bigoted ideology" and claiming in a House floor speech that he had merely asked, "How did that offensive language get injected into our political dialogue?" Clyburn, on the other hand, said he was hesitant to censure King.
  • Chinese court sentences Canadian drug smuggler Schellenberg to death

    Chinese court sentences Canadian drug smuggler Schellenberg to death

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    Schellenberg's lawyer, Zhang Dongshuo, said his client has 10 days to contest the latest sentence. He was tried in 2016 and sentenced to 15 years in prison. In November 2018, a court found him guilty of trying to smuggle methamphetamine from China to Australia. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the sentence was a case of China "choosing to act arbitrarily" and added that China was refusing to follow worldwide principles.
  • Suspect Allegedly Told Police How He Chose Jayme Closs

    Suspect Allegedly Told Police How He Chose Jayme Closs

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    It lays out in depth the way officials believe that Patterson had executed his gruesome plan. "I asked her, 'Who had you?' and 'Where did they have you?' I asked her about the vehicle, she said 'red auto, Jake Patterson, '" Kasinskas said. "Ultimately it comes down to the decisions and the choices that you make that define who you are", she said. Jayme has been staying with an aunt in Barron since she escaped.
  • Trump blasts Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into whether he worked for Russian Federation

    Trump blasts Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into whether he worked for Russian Federation

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    The New York Times reported that Trump's behavior in the days around his firing of James Comey as FBI director helped trigger the counterintelligence part of the investigation. But the White House, and Trump himself, disagree. "I certainly don't know what happened there, what they discussed", he said. Lawyers from two house committees will meet today to discuss subpoenaing the interpreter who sat in on Trump's closed-door talks with Vladimir Putin in 2017.
  • Air traffic controllers union sues Trump administration over government shutdown

    Air traffic controllers union sues Trump administration over government shutdown

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    In addition, around 800,000 federal employees have been on furlough or are being forced to continue working without pay, costing the U.S. economy an estimated several billion dollars to date. Carl said ongoing investigations have been put on hold by the shutdown. TSA agents are on the lower end of the federal pay scale, earning between $36,000 and $43,000 annually.
  • Man charged with kidnap and murder day after Jayme Closs, 13, found

    Man charged with kidnap and murder day after Jayme Closs, 13, found

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    Jayme smiled for a photo after reuniting with her family. Authorities discovered Jayme was missing after her parents - James, 56, and Denise Closs, 46 - were found fatally shot inside a home on the outskirts of Barron, Wisconsin. Multiple guns were recovered during the search warrant at the residence; including one shotgun that Sheriff Fitzgerald confirmed is consistent with the type of shotgun used at the Closs residence on the night that Jayme's parents were killed.