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Netanyahu’s son under fire after ‘strip club’ tape

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his son Yair (R) visit the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on March 18, 2015 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son has been caught on tape seemingly drunk outside a strip club talking about a key natural gas deal, leading to political fallout on Tuesday. The audio recording of Yair…

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Mattis reveals himself in storytelling moments with troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a summer morning in a desolate corner of Iraq’s western desert, Jim Mattis learned he’d narrowly evaded an assassination attempt. A Sunni Arab man had been caught planting a bomb on a road shortly before Mattis and his small team of Marines passed by. Told the captured insurgent spoke English, Mattis decided to talk to him. ...

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U.S. ends special protections for Salvadoran immigrants

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s decision to end special protections for about 200,0000 Salvadoran immigrants filled many Salvadoran families with dread Monday, raising the possibility that they will be forced to abandon their roots in the U.S. and return to a violent homeland they have not known for years, even decades….

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Regulatory Agency Rejects Trump Adminstration Plan To Aid Coal, Nuclear Plants

The U.S. power grid regulator on Monday rejected a directive by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prop up aging coal and nuclear power plants, in a setback for the Trump administration that disappointed coal miners but pleased drillers, environmentalists and renewable energy advocates, Reuters reports. Perry had directed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in September to consider a plan subsidizing ...

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Pence To Leave For Middle East Late Next Week

Vice President Mike Pence will leave late next week for a Middle East trip that will take him to Egypt, Jordan and Israel, his office announced Monday, CNN reports. Pence’s Middle East swing is taking place a month later than originally scheduled after Pence delayed the visit to remain in Washington for the tax vote. The postponement also came amid ...

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UK Commuters Face Delays As Rail Workers Strike On 5 Lines

Commuters in the north of England have faced long delays on the first of three days of rail strikes taking place this week, The Guardian reports. Staff at five train operators were said by the RMT union to be “solidly supporting” its strikes in the long-running dispute over the role of guards, the term for conductors in the British Commonwealth. ...

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