Freed Taliban Prisoner Thought Trump Presidency Couldn’t Be Real

Joshua Boyle, the Canadian citizen who spent five years as a prisoner of the Taliban, didn’t believe his captors when they told him who the new United States president was. Boyle and his wife, Caitlan Coleman, were doing aid work in Afghanistan in 2012 when they were captured by the Taliban. Coleman, an American, was pregnant at the time, and ...

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The US Wants To Keep The Focus On ISIS But Its Iraqi Allies Are Moving On

0SHARESShare Iraqi children step on a Kurdish flag as forces loyal to the central government in Baghdad advance toward the center of Kirkuk on Monday. Ahmad Al-rubaye / AFP / Getty Images WASHINGTON — Two key American allies in the war on ISIS, the Iraqi military and the Kurdish peshmerga, have now turned their guns on one another — exactly ...

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Patchwork of destruction left by deadly California wildfires

0SHARESShare SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Californians on Monday picked through the debris of homes and businesses incinerated by the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history while firefighters hoped to have the blazes contained by Friday. At least 41 people have died in the week of fires and crews were still searching for bodies in the state’s celebrated wine country. ...

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U.S. police deaths on duty spiked in 2016: FBI

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sixty-six police officers were killed on the job by felons in 2016, up about 61 percent from 41 deaths a year ago, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday. The number was the second highest since 2011, when 72 officers were killed by felons, according to the FBI report. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...

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NFL seeks compromise solution to anthem protests

(Reuters) – The National Football League will try to find a way to move on from the controversial issue of players protesting during the national anthem before games when it meets with team owners in New York this week for a regularly-scheduled meeting. The gesture by players who say they are protesting racial inequality and injustice has picked up steam ...

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl could face life sentence for endangering troops

0SHARESShare FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, a step toward resolving the politically charged case that could send him to prison for life. The 31-year-old Idaho native told a judge in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, that ...

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Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The driver of a truck packed with immigrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors said. James Bradley Jr., 61, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport aliens resulting in death and one ...

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Woman accusing Trump of misconduct subpoenas presidential campaign

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A woman who has said that U.S. President Donald Trump groped her during a 2007 meeting has subpoenaed his presidential campaign for any documents concerning similar allegations, according to a subpoena filed in New York State Supreme Court. Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice,” sought all documents from his campaign ...

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A Man Has Been Indicted In The Rape And Killing Of A Muslim Teen

0SHARESShare The man accused of killing a Muslim teen this summer during Ramadan has been indicted on charges of rape and murder, which make him eligible for the death penalty. A Fairfax County, Virginia, grand jury on Monday indicted Darwin Martinez-Torres, 22, on capital murder and rape, the Associated Press reported . The undocumented immigrant is accused of beating 17-year-old ...

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