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Washington – Group That Helped Sell Iran Nuke Deal Also Funded Media

May 21, 2016 at 11:47 PM
Washington - A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets. The Ploughshares Fund's mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and...

Detroit – Holocaust Survivor Sings National Anthem At Tigers Game

May 21, 2016 at 11:14 PM
Detroit - An 89-year-old Holocaust survivor has fulfilled her longtime wish to sing the U.S. national anthem at a Major League Baseball game. Hermina Hirsch sang Saturday at Comerica Park in Detroit before the Detroit Tigers played Tampa Bay. The Czechoslovakia native lives in Southfield, Michigan. She was 17 when her family was split up and sent to concentration camps in 1944. According to...

West Point, NY – VP Joe BIden: Diverse Military Of Gays And Women Strengthens US‎ Forces

May 21, 2016 at 10:56 PM
West Point, NY - Vice President Joe Biden told the U.S. Military Academy's class of 2016 on Saturday that greater diversity, including more women and openly gay soldiers, will strengthen the country's armed forces. "Having men and women together in the battlefield is an incredible asset, particularly when they're asked to lead teams in parts of the world with fundamentally different...

Baghdad – Islamic State Calls For Attacks On The West During Ramadan In Audio Message

May 21, 2016 at 10:31 PM
Baghdad - A new message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State calls on followers to launch attacks on the United States and Europe during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June. "Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad. Get prepared, be ready ... to make it a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers ... especially for the fighters and...

New York, NY – NYPD Officer Stripped Of Gun, Badge After Pulling Gun On Video

May 21, 2016 at 10:08 PM
New York, NY - A New York City police officer shown on video pointing his gun at a bystander who was filming a police encounter has been stripped of his gun and badge. The incident happened Thursday at a public housing complex in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood. A video posted on Facebook shows two officers struggling with a man on the floor when one of them orders bystanders to move back...

Tel Aviv – Israel Returns Bodies Of 2 Arab Terrorists, One Involved In Murder Of American Tourist

May 21, 2016 at 10:02 PM
Tel Aviv - Israeli authorities on Friday returned the bodies of two suspected terrorists to the Palestinian Authority,  Israel Radio reported Saturday morning. Of the two attackers, one was the alleged murderer of an American tourist who was killed on the Jaffa port earlier this year during a manic stabbing spree that left at least 10 others wounded. On March 8, US military veteran and...

Cairo – Smoke, Cockpit Woes Signal Chaotic Finale For EgyptAir Plane

May 21, 2016 at 09:41 PM
Cairo - Leaked flight data showing trouble in the cockpit and smoke in a plane lavatory are bringing into focus the chaotic final moments of EgyptAir Flight 804, including a three-minute period before contact was lost as alarms on the Airbus 320 screeched one after another. Officials caution it's still too early to say what happened to the aircraft — France's foreign minister said Saturday...

Afghanistan – Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor Believed Dead In U.S. Airstrike

May 21, 2016 at 09:29 PM
Afghanistan - The U.S. targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in an airstrike Saturday near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the Defense Department said, and a U.S. official said Mansour was believed to have been killed. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the U.S. was still studying the results of the attack, essentially leaving Mansour's fate uncertain. But one U.S. official said...

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