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10/20/2017 05:28 PM
John Kelly Lied in Attack on Rep. Wilson

John Kelly Lied in Attack on Rep. WilsonRachel reports the latest developments in the mess Donald Trump has made politicizing military next-of-kin notifications with the fact that Trump chief of staff John Kelly's attack on Rep. Frederica Wilson in his defense of Trump was completely false.



10/20/2017 10:04 PM
These Are The Three Richard Spencer Fans Arrested For Attempted Homicide In Gainesville

These Are The Three Richard Spencer Fans Arrested For Attempted Homicide In GainesvilleGAINESVILLE, Fla. ― About five hours before his companion allegedly fired a bullet toward several protesters, and a day before police charged him with attempted homicide, Colton Fears, in an interview with HuffPost, laid out the grievances that had brought him to town.



10/20/2017 03:05 PM
Houston Suburb Conditions Hurricane Relief Money On Residents' Vow Not To Boycott Israel

Houston Suburb Conditions Hurricane Relief Money On Residents' Vow Not To Boycott IsraelA suburb outside of Houston is requiring residents who were affected by Hurricane Harvey to certify that they do not boycott Israel in order to apply for grant money to rebuild their home or business.



10/20/2017 01:33 PM
20 Sweet Pumpkins That Are Actually Cakes

20 Sweet Pumpkins That Are Actually Cakes



10/20/2017 09:59 AM
Mom shares horrifying photo of legs after trip to pumpkin patch

Mom shares horrifying photo of legs after trip to pumpkin patchA California mother is speaking out to remind autumn revelers across the country of a common danger that may be lurking in pumpkin patches.



10/20/2017 11:41 AM
Stephen Paddock's Las Vegas hotel room won't be rented out again, raising the question: What will happen to it?

Stephen Paddock's Las Vegas hotel room won't be rented out again, raising the question: What will happen to it?The hotel room from which Stephen Paddock gunned down almost 60 people at a music festival in Las Vegas will no longer be rented out to the public, the hotel has said. The company did not provide any details about what it would do with the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Adam Lankford, a professor of criminology at the University of Alabama, said MGM had the right idea in shutting down the hotel room.



10/20/2017 06:09 PM
The Latest: Navajo leader supported death penalty in case

The Latest: Navajo leader supported death penalty in caseALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man charged in the killing of a Navajo Nation girl (all times local):



10/20/2017 05:25 PM
Mogadishu death toll rises to 358 as Somalia president to announce ’state of war’ on al-Shabaab

Mogadishu death toll rises to 358 as Somalia president to announce ’state of war’ on al-ShabaabThousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray on Friday at the site of the country’s deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia’s president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabaab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. The United States is expected to play a supporting role in the new offensive that President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is set to launch on Saturday, a Somali military official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to reporters. Somalia’s army spokesman Capt. Abdullahi Iman said the offensive involving thousands of troops will try to push al-Shabaab fighters out of their strongholds in the Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle regions where many deadly attacks on Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, and on Somali and African Union bases have been launched. Also on Friday, the U.S. military said it had resumed its fight against al-Shabaab with a drone strike. The extremist group has not commented on Saturday’s truck bombing in Mogadishu, which Somali intelligence officials have said was meant to target the city’s heavily fortified international airport where many countries have their embassies. The massive bomb, which security officials said weighed between 600 kilograms and 800 kilograms (1,300 pounds and 1,700 pounds), instead detonated in a crowded street after soldiers opened fire and flattened one of the truck’s tires. Deadly truck bomb hits Somalia's capital 00:44 Somalia’s information minister Abdirahman Osman said late on Friday that 56 were people still missing. Another 228 people were wounded, and 122 had been airlifted for treatment in Turkey, Sudan and Kenya. "This pain will last for years," said a sheikh leading the Friday prayers at the bombing site, as long lines of mourners stood in front of flattened or tangled buildings. Men walk near destroyed buildings as thousands of Somalis gathered to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu Credit: AP Since the election of the country’s Somali-American president in February, the government has announced a number of military offensives against al-Shabab, Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group, only to end them weeks later with no explanation. Experts believe that has given the extremists breathing space and emboldened them in their guerrilla attacks. Iman, Somalia’s army spokesman, told the AP that troops recaptured three towns in Lower Shabelle region from al-Shabaab on Friday in preparation for the new offensive. Somali officials did not give details on what role the U.S. military might play. There was no immediate response late on Friday from the U.S. Africa Command. The U.S. has stepped up military involvement in the long-fractured Horn of Africa nation since President Donald Trump approved expanded operations against the group early this year. The U.S. has carried out at least 19 drone strikes in Somalia since January, according to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Thousands of Somalis gather to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 Credit: AP The latest U.S. drone strike occurred Monday about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of the capital, the U.S. Africa Command told the AP earlier on Friday. It said it was still assessing the results. Earlier this week, in response to questions about the massive truck bombing, a Pentagon spokesman said the United States has about 400 troops in Somalia and "we’re not going to speculate" about sending more. In April, the U.S. announced it was sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the country in roughly two decades. The U.S. said it was for logistics training of Somalia’s army and that about 40 troops were taking part. Weeks later, a service member was killed during an operation against al-Shabab. He was the first American to die in combat in Somalia since 1993.



10/20/2017 11:11 AM
Residents of shrinking US island reject 'climate victim' label

Residents of shrinking US island reject 'climate victim' labelBy Emily Flitter TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously. At a dinner attended by island residents Aug. 2, the activists from RepublicEn headed by former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis laid out the stakes: The sea level is rising, and some scientists estimate that within decades the island, already suffering severe erosion, will need to be abandoned. The people of Tangier Island were used to this kind of message.



10/20/2017 09:52 AM
Trump blames rise in British crime on Islamic terror, surprising Britain

Trump blames rise in British crime on Islamic terror, surprising BritainIn a Friday morning tweet, the president correctly cited a figure from a new report on British crime but seemed to pin the entire rise on one cause, which the report doesn’t do. The president’s tweet caused confusion and pushback in Britain.




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