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U.S. says suspected USS Cole bombing planner killed in Yemen strike

U.S. says suspected USS Cole bombing planner killed in Yemen strikeJamal al-Badawi, wanted by the United States for his suspected role in the attack on the USS Cole 18 years ago, was killed in a precision strike in Yemen on Jan. 1, U.S. Central Command said on Sunday. Badawi was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2003 over his role in the October 2000 deadly bombing of the USS Cole, a Navy guided-missile destroyer. “U.S. forces confirmed the results of the strike following a deliberate assessment process,” said Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban, two days after the Defense Department said U.S. forces had targeted Badawi in the strike.



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US military confirms airstrike killed USS Cole bombing suspect Jamal al-Badawi in Yemen

US military confirms airstrike killed USS Cole bombing suspect Jamal al-Badawi in YemenOn Oct. 12, 2000, two suicide bombers drove a small boat loaded with explosives into the hull of the USS Cole, killing 17 sailors.



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US says airstrike targeted militant tied to USS Cole bombing

US says airstrike targeted militant tied to USS Cole bombingWASHINGTON (AP) — An American airstrike earlier this week targeted an al-Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.



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Trump confirms key plotter in USS Cole attack has been killed

Trump confirms key plotter in USS Cole attack has been killedPresident Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that the US military has killed one of the architects of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that left 17 American servicemen dead. The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was believed to have been killed in a precision strike in Yemen. “Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole,” Trump tweeted.



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Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect haltedThe Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said. Military commissions judge Air Force Colonel Vance Spath halted the case, which could lead to the death penalty for Abdel Rahim al-Nashiri, in frustration that he could not compel Nashiri’s main lawyers to show up in court. “The USS Cole bombing trial … military judge has abated indefinitely the pre-trial proceedings,” Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Sarah Higgins said.



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Read Cole Sprouse's Powerful Take On Whiteness And Mass Shootings

Read Cole Sprouse's Powerful Take On Whiteness And Mass ShootingsWhile some celebrities were at a loss for words in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, here’s former Disney star and current “Riverdale” actor Cole Sprouse with a particularly cogent reaction to the horrific events.



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Read Cole Sprouse's Powerful Take On Whiteness And Mass Shootings

Read Cole Sprouse's Powerful Take On Whiteness And Mass ShootingsWhile some celebrities were at a loss for words in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, here’s former Disney star and current “Riverdale” actor Cole Sprouse with a particularly cogent reaction to the horrific events.



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‘This is a tempest in a teapot’: Rep. Tom Cole defends Jeff Sessions amid Russia controversy

‘This is a tempest in a teapot’: Rep. Tom Cole defends Jeff Sessions amid Russia controversyRep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., the House deputy majority whip, defended Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday shortly after the embattled Cabinet member recused himself from investigating the Trump campaign and its possible contacts with Russian officials. Sessions, a key Trump supporter, admitted meeting twice with the Russian ambassador in 2016. “There’s a little bit of a feeding frenzy around this, and that’s not unusual in Washington, D.C.,” Cole said with a chuckle, in an interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.



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