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November 19, 2019Headline, News

Veterans to Congress: End Forever Wars

While the U.S. House of Representatives played domestic politics with the first open impeachment inquiry hearing last Wednesday, a new veteran’s organization, Bring Our Troops Home, held its first conference in Washington, DC. After a series of panels and speeches, 120 veterans traveled...

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November 19, 2019Headline, News

Police Surround Last Holdouts At Hong Kong Campus Protest

HONG KONG (AP) — A small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, remained holed up at a Hong Kong university early Wednesday as they braced for the endgame in a police siege of the campus. Full Coverage: Hong Kong Police were...

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November 18, 2019Headline, News

An Explosion Of Protest, A Howl Of Rage In Latin American

From Chile to Ecuador and Bolivia to Haiti police and protesters are clashing on the streets, but what are the common threads and will they lead to change? Tanks on the streets in Chile. Barricades and bloodshed in Bolivia. Weeks of unrest that have pushed Haiti to the brink and forced...

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November 18, 2019Headline, News

Iran’s Protests Reach 100 Cities

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed. The government shut...

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November 18, 2019Headline, News

Campus Under Siege As Hong Kong Police Battle Protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — As night fell on Hong Kong, police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters were trapped in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. The Asian financial center’s work...

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November 14, 2019Headline, News

US To Test New Ballistic Missile

WASHINGTON — The U.S. may be set to test a new ground-launched ballistic missile in the coming weeks, the first test of that particular weapon since the country withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty earlier this year. In March, Pentagon officials told reporters that...

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November 13, 2019Headline, News

Hong Kong Protests From Morning To Night

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn. Gasoline bombs and...

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November 12, 2019Headline, News

Fear And Sorrow In Gaza And Israel After Another Escalation

Rishon LeZion (Israel) (AFP) – Sirens wailed, residents ran to bomb shelters and both sides feared yet another war as an Israeli targeted strike killing an Islamic Jihad commander in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday sparked exchanges of fire. The escalation sent shock waves through the...

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November 10, 2019Headline, News

US Keeps Sending Army Units To “Protect” Stolen Syrian Oil

The Pentagon wasn’t bluffing, apparently, on its prior statements that mechanized units would be heading into Syria as part of Trump’s “secure the oil” plan. Over the weekend multiple Bradley infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) were filmed leading convoys in around the northern cities of...

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November 10, 2019Headline, News

Let Freedom Ring: How Music Helped Fell The Berlin Wall

Did rock music cause the Berlin Wall to fall? Perhaps not directly, but as a powerful cultural touchstone, it captured and broadcast the zeitgeist of the time: a shift from complacency to a strong desire for freedom. R. Norman Matheny/The Christian Science Monitor/File A man sits astride...

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November 9, 2019Headline, News

Assange ‘May Die In Jail’, Father Warns

The father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Friday he worried his son would die in prison after nine years of “persecution” for daring to reveal US “war crimes”. John Shipton told reporters in Geneva that he had visited his son in a British prison two days...

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November 8, 2019Headline, News

Turkey Will Not Leave Syria Until Other Countries Pull Out

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries pull out, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday, and Ankara will continue its cross-border offensive against Kurdish fighters until every one of them has left the region. Turkey launched its...

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November 5, 2019Headline, News

Lockheed Receives 535 Million Trident II D5 Missile Contract

The US Navy gave Lockheed Martin $40.3 million modification contract for TRIDENT II (D5) missile production and deployed systems support. Work is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2024. This is on top of the $495 million given In October, under the same contract. The Trident II D5...

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November 4, 2019Headline, News

Anti-Government Protests Continue to Sweep Iraq, Lebanon & Algeria

Anti-government protests continue to sweep parts of the Arab world. In Iraq, protesters blockaded parts of the capital Baghdad on Sunday. Iraqi protesters also stormed the Iranian Consulate in the Shia holy city of Karbala, hanging Iraqi flags and spray-painting “Karbala is free, Iran...

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