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Deter, degrade: Why Israel keeps bombing Iran in Syria – Washington Examiner

Deter, degrade: Why Israel keeps bombing Iran in Syria – Washington Examiner

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. Israel has again shown its determination to deter and degrade Iran's missile threat to its territory. It has done so with new airstrikes overnight Sunday, focused on Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps positions in Syria. No one should be surprised with Israel's action. From an Israeli security standpoint, Iran's positioning of advanced rocket platforms in southern Syria is wholly unacceptable. Those weapons are seen as an exigent threat to Israeli civil society and thus to Israel's democratic health. Still, the Israeli military response here is proportionate. The latest airstrikes were only authorized following a failed Iranian missile attack on Tuesday. And Israel has a determined purpose here beyond punishing Iranian malfeasance. Prime Minister Benja...
Trump Makes Surprise Visit To MLK Memorial, Leaves After About 2 Minutes – HuffPost

Trump Makes Surprise Visit To MLK Memorial, Leaves After About 2 Minutes – HuffPost

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. President Donald Trump on Monday made an unannounced trip to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. The president did not mention the civil rights icon during the visit, which ended about two minutes after he arrived. “Good morning, everybody,” Trump told reporters after laying a wreath in front of the monument. “It’s a great day. It’s a beautiful day. And thank you for being here. Appreciate it.” JUST IN: President Trump and Vice President Pence visit Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC #wbz pic.twitter.com/pKDDUKfK8p— Jim Harrington (@jejharrington) January 21, 2019 Vice President Mike Pence tagged along for the surprise trip. Neither Trump nor Pence had public events listed on their schedules for Monday, the secon...
Brexit: May says EU unlikely to extend Article 50 without a plan – Al Jazeera English

Brexit: May says EU unlikely to extend Article 50 without a plan – Al Jazeera English

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. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the European Union is "very unlikely to extend Article 50 without a plan for a deal" as she rejected calls to delay Britain's departure from the European Union.Speaking on Monday, just over two months before the United Kingdom is due to leave the bloc, May added that she will press on with efforts to get an EU divorce bill approved by parliament. The UK is set to leave the 28-member bloc on March 29, two years after it triggered Article 50 - the exit clause in the EU's constitution - and kick-started negotiations with European leaders over a divorce deal. "There is widespread concern about possibility of the UK leaving without a deal. There are those on both sides that want the government...
Covington Catholic and how social justice is the death of real justice – Washington Examiner

Covington Catholic and how social justice is the death of real justice – Washington Examiner

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. It had all the makings of the perfect 21st century crime. A seemingly incriminating social media video. That red hat. A victim from perhaps the single most oppressed class in American history, a Native American. A villain from its most privileged, a white male. And most damning, that incorrigible and unrelenting smile. But as it turns out, hundreds of thousands or even millions of retweets of an encounter following the March for Life told the wrong story. Nick Sandmann, a junior from Covington Catholic High School, didn't impede on the personal space of a Native American veteran and activist, Nathan Phillips. He didn't gloat and glimmer with centuries of white privilege held over the head of a man whose people faced genocide at the hands of the coloni...
World’s first gene edited babies were illegal, say Chinese authorities – CNN

World’s first gene edited babies were illegal, say Chinese authorities – CNN

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. In November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui sparked international outrage when he announced that twin girls -- Lulu and Nana -- had been born with modified DNA to make them resistant to HIV. He later revealed a second woman was pregnant as a result of the research.At the time, China's National Health Commission "immediately requested the Guangdong Provincial Health Commission to seriously investigate and verify" the claims made by the scientist.On Monday, investigators from Guangdong Province Health Commission said that "the case has been initially identified as an explicitly state-banned human embryo-editing activity for reproductive purposes conducted by He Jiankui," Xinhua reported. The commission added that the scientist has conducted the work "In pursuit of personal fame and fortune...
Teen in confrontation with Native American at D.C. march: I didn’t provoke anyone – NJ.com

Teen in confrontation with Native American at D.C. march: I didn’t provoke anyone – NJ.com

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. The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester drumming in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial as his schoolmates chanted and laughed says he did nothing to provoke the man in the videotaped confrontation and was only trying to calm the situation.The student identified himself in an email statement Sunday evening as junior Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School in a northern Kentucky suburb of Cincinnati. An official working with the family confirmed Sandmann's identity, speaking on condition of anonymity because the source didn't want to distract from the statement.Videos posted of the confrontation drew wide criticism on social media. "I am being called every name in the book, including a racist, and I will not stand for this mob-like character a...
Israel Strikes Iranian Military Targets In Syria – HuffPost

Israel Strikes Iranian Military Targets In Syria – HuffPost

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. JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said its jets struck a series of Iranian military targets in Syria early Monday, an announcement that was a rare departure from Israel’s years-long policy of ambiguity regarding activities in neighboring war-torn Syria. The military said the targets included munition storage facilities, an intelligence site and a military training camp. The strikes were in response to a surface-to-surface rocket that Iranian forces fired toward Israel on Sunday that was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system over a ski resort in the Golan Heights. That followed a rare Israeli daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday’s pre-dawn strikes lasted...
A new video shows a different side of the encounter between a Native American elder and teens in MAGA hats – CNN

A new video shows a different side of the encounter between a Native American elder and teens in MAGA hats – CNN

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. It was a moment in a bigger story that is still unfolding.A new video that surfaced Sunday shows what happened before and after the encounter Friday in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.In the new video, another group taunts the students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky with disparaging and vulgar language. The group of black men, who identify as members of the Hebrew Israelites, also shout racist slurs at participants of the Indigenous Peoples Rally and other passersby.The new video adds context to an encounter viewed by many as the latest sign of bigotry infecting the country. Screenshots of a smirking teen staring down Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips spread through the internet, sparking widespread outrage.But a teen who says he was involved in the encount...
Death toll from Mexico pipeline explosion rises to 89: health minister – Reuters

Death toll from Mexico pipeline explosion rises to 89: health minister – Reuters

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. Residents search for human remains and items that could help to identify their missing relatives and friends at the site where a pipeline ruptured by oil thieves exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, state of Hidalgo, Mexico January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry RomeroMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The number of people killed in a gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico rose to 89, the country’s health minister said on Monday. There were also 51 people injured, Jorge Alcocer told a morning news conference. Friday’s pipeline blast happened after hundreds of people has rushed to collect fuel from the leaking pipe. Reporting by Adriana Barrera; Writing by Christine Murray; Editing by Marguerita ChoyOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles... . Source link