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U.S. Drone Shot Down over Yemen

U.S. Drone Shot Down over YemenA U.S. drone was shot down over Yemen late on Tuesday by a surface-to-air missile, U.S. officials said.Officials believe Iran provided Houthi rebels with the missile, which downed the U.S. military MQ-9 drone southeast of Sanaa, capital of Yemen.The U.S. is expected to publicly chastise Iran for the occurrence.In June, Iran shot down an unmanned American military-surveillance drone over the Gulf of Oman, further damaging the already strained relationship between the two countries.Afterwards, President Trump ordered military strikes on Iranian targets including radar and missile batteries but canceled the order at the last minute due to concerns about casualties.Iran claimed that drone had trespassed over its territory, while the U.S. argued it was in international airspace.News of the downed drone comes as Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned the U.S. Wednesday that Iran may act “unpredictably.”“Mutual unpredictability will lead to chaos. President Trump cannot expect to be unpredictable and expect others to be predictable," the foreign minister said during a speech in Stockholm.Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have been heightened since the Trump administration reimposed the sanctions lifted under the Obama administration’s nuclear deal, which the U.S. announced its withdrawal from in May of last year.



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Iran says oil tanker breaks down in Red Sea

Iran says oil tanker breaks down in Red SeaAn Iranian oil tanker has broken down in the Red Sea but the crew are safe and repairs are underway, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday. “The ship’s crew are fixing the defect and the vessel is in a stable condition from a safety standpoint. Fortunately, the ship’s crew are in a safe condition,” IRNA quoted Akbar Jabal-Ameli, technical director of the state-run National Iranian Tanker Company, as saying.



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UPDATE 1-U.S. military drone shot down over Yemen -officials

UPDATE 1-U.S. military drone shot down over Yemen -officialsA U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday. A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defenses had brought down a U.S. drone. This is not the first time a U.S. drone has been shot down in Yemen.



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Once again, Trump backed down on gun control after talking to the NRA

Once again, Trump backed down on gun control after talking to the NRATrump told reporters just days after the El Paso and Dayton shootings that he supported heightened background checks for gun owners. Not anymore.



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Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana gov brought down by Katrina dies

Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana gov brought down by Katrina diesEven after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as “charmed.” With strength in her faith and her family, the state’s first elected female governor time and again refused to wallow in disappointment or disaster. Blanco called it an “honor and blessing” to lead Louisiana through the fury and destruction of Katrina. A pioneering woman in Louisiana politics, Blanco died Sunday in hospice care in Lafayette.



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After Jeffrey Epstein's suicide, Ghislaine Maxwell may have taken his place as the 'kingpin' prosecutors are looking to take down. But experts say don't expect criminal charges anytime soon.

After Jeffrey Epstein's suicide, Ghislaine Maxwell may have taken his place as the 'kingpin' prosecutors are looking to take down. But experts say don't expect criminal charges anytime soon."This is not a television show where you see a crime in the first minute and an arrest in the 10th," one former federal prosecutor said.



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Jihadists down regime plane, detain pilot in northwest Syria

Jihadists down regime plane, detain pilot in northwest SyriaJihadists Wednesday downed a regime plane flying over northwest Syria as it took part in a deadly campaign that has seen loyalists inch forward against their opponents, a monitor said. An AFP correspondent saw smoke rising in the south of Idlib province above the debris of the plane, with its wing bearing the Syrian flag. After eight years of civil war in Syria, the Idlib region — controlled by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate — is the last major stronghold of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.



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Inside locked down Kashmir, a reporter finds fear and chaos

Inside locked down Kashmir, a reporter finds fear and chaosOn a normal day, it would have been a smooth journey from the airport in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, to my family home in the northern town of Baramulla. The part that India controls is now under an unprecedented security crackdown to prevent an uprising after the central government in New Delhi unexpectedly stripped the region’s special constitutional status, the last vestige of real autonomy for the predominantly Muslim region that is claimed by both India and Pakistan.



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Trump doubles down on baseless conspiracy theory linking Bill Clinton to Jeffrey Epstein's death

Trump doubles down on baseless conspiracy theory linking Bill Clinton to Jeffrey Epstein's deathPresident Trump said Tuesday that he has “no idea” whether a conspiracy theory he promoted on Twitter claiming that former President Bill Clinton was somehow responsible for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a New York federal prison is actually true.



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New York Times columnist turned down Jeffrey Epstein's request for him to write his biography

New York Times columnist turned down Jeffrey Epstein's request for him to write his biography"After his arrest and suicide, I'm left to wonder: What might he have told me," journalist James Stewart wrote in The New York Times.



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