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ISIS routed in Raqqa as 'major military operations' declared over
(CNN) US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa say "major military operations" in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost their grip on their self-declared capital. The development marks a decisive victory in the fight against ISIS, though ...
Raqqa: IS 'capital' falls to US-backed Syrian forcesBBC News
Islamic State Defeated in Its Syrian Capital RaqqaU.S. News & World Report
US-Backed Forces Capture Raqqa From ISISNew York Times
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Harvey Weinstein: His cinematic gifts and his bullying sway over a Hollywood he fascinated and repelled
Los Angeles Times
He arrived that autumn night like a tribal leader in a strange, opulent outpost. The crowd, many of them famous, whispered, nodded. Jane Fonda swept past the bar, Idris Elba mingled near Taylor Swift, and Cuba Gooding Jr. talked hockey in the corner.
Unwanted sexual advances not just a Hollywood, Weinstein story, poll findsABC News
A majority of Americans now say that sexual harassment is a 'serious problem'Washington Post
Harvey Weinstein's Fall Opens the Floodgates in HollywoodNew York Times
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Washington Post

For each scene of his presidency, Trump casts a villain (or two, or three …)
Washington Post
Hillary Clinton is not running for president again in 2020 — she has said so, her aides know it, and there is no political rationale that would argue otherwise. But for President Trump, facts like those simply miss the point. “I was recently asked if ...
Trump and McConnell See a Way to Make Conservatives HappyNew York Times
Despite Trump's Plea, Bannon Isn't Going to Stop His Campaign Against GOP IncumbentsBloomberg
Look Who's Talking: It's President Donald Trump - AgainU.S. News & World Report
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Kim's Nukes Are a 'Recipe for Disaster,' US Admiral Says
The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific warned that the situation in North Korea is a "recipe for disaster," weeks before Donald Trump makes his first visit to the region as president. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said ...
5 things you need to know TuesdayUSA TODAY
North Korea: 'Nuclear war may break out any moment'Fox News
US diplomat: We must be 'prepared for the worst' if diplomacy fails with North KoreaThe Hill
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Sen. John McCain warns against 'spurious nationalism' in Liberty Medal speech
Washington (CNN) In a lofty and at moments pointed speech, Sen. John McCain on Monday cautioned against the US turning toward "half-baked, spurious nationalism" during an event honoring the war hero's contributions. Reflecting on his decades-long ...
In Speech, Sen. McCain Decries 'Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism'NPR
Emotional Sen. John McCain blasts 'half-baked, spurious nationalism'USA TODAY
McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in clear shot at President TrumpWashington Post
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Kirkuk: Iraqi forces seize largest oilfields near city
BBC News
Iraqi government forces have taken control of the two largest oilfields near the disputed city of Kirkuk after Kurdish forces left the area. A string of oilfields - vital to the Kurdish economy - have been seized by Iraqi troops since Monday. Troops ...
Iraqi forces take back Sinjar in latest effort to roll back Kurdish gains of the past yearsWashington Post
This Map Shows Why Oil Can Weather Iraq's Kirkuk CampaignBloomberg
After Kirkuk, Kurdish Forces Pull Out of More Areas in IraqU.S. News & World Report
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Trump's False Claim About Obama and Fallen Service Members
President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday that former President Barack Obama didn't call the families of fallen service members. "If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls — a lot of them didn't make ...
Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn't Contact Families of Fallen TroopsNew York Times
Trump finally comments on soldier deaths in Niger; falsely knocks Obama over his responses to dead soldiersCNN
Why Trump Accused Obama of Not Consoling Families of Fallen SoldiersThe Atlantic
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Amid fears of violence, Florida governor declares emergency ahead of Spencer speech
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency as hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the state gather at the University of Florida in advance of a Thursday event by white nationalist Richard B. Spencer. Alachua County ...
Florida declares state of emergency ahead of Richard Spencer speechNew York Post
Florida Has Declared A State of Emergency Ahead of White Nationalist Richard Spencer's SpeechFortune
Fla. gov declares state of emergency for Richard Spencer speechThe Hill
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Washington Post

Trump declines to express confidence in drug czar nominee in wake of Post/'60 Minutes' probe
Washington Post
President Trump said Monday that he will declare a national emergency next week to address the opioid epidemic and declined to express confidence in Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), his nominee for drug czar, in the wake of revelations that the lawmaker helped ...
DEA responds to explosive "60 Minutes" report about opioid crisisCBS News
Trump Says He'll Consider Pulling Drug Czar NominationNew York Times
Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nomineeBradenton Herald
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325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her
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PENSACOLA, Fla. – A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola ...
Dericka Lindsay, 9-Year-Old Dies After 325-Pound Adult Sits On Her As PunishmentInternational Business Times
Child dies after 325-pound adult sat on her as punishment: authoritiesNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Girl, 9, dies after woman weighing 325lbs sits on her for 12 minutes as punishmentDaily Mail

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