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U.S. Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot could face more charges

U.S. Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot could face more chargesA U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant accused of amassing a cache of weapons and plotting to attack Democratic politicians and journalists was ordered held for two weeks on Thursday while federal prosecutors consider charging him with more crimes. Chris Hasson, 49, appeared in a burgundy jumpsuit but did not speak during a brief hearing in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland. “There is an intent to murder innocent civilians,” U.S. Attorney Jennifer Sykes told Judge Charles Day.



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Coast Guard officer, self-described white nationalist, planned terror attack to 'kill almost every last person,' feds say

Coast Guard officer, self-described white nationalist, planned terror attack to 'kill almost every last person,' feds sayA U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-described white nationalist planned a domestic terrorist attack targeting politicians and journalists.



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Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on Guard

Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on GuardTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament speaker said Sunday that an attack that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard was "planned and carried out from inside Pakistan," which he said should answer for it.



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Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard membersISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province.



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Suicide bomb kills 27 Iranian Revolutionary Guard, state media says

Suicide bomb kills 27 Iranian Revolutionary Guard, state media saysAt least 27 elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard were killed in a suicide car bombing on Wednesday night, according to state media, in the second major attack inside Iran within six months.    The explosion came as the US, Israel, and Gulf Arab states gathered for a major Middle East summit in Poland which was widely seen as anti-Iran gathering.  The Revolutionary Guard said a suicide bomber had rammed an explosive-laden car into a coach carrying Guardsmen as it drove through the volatile southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan.  Media reports claimed at least 10 more people in nearby passenger cars were also killed. The Army of Justice, a Sunni jihadist group based in the province, claimed responsibility for the attack, state media reported.  The blast came days after the Islamic Republic celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Revolution.  The Revolutionary Guard blamed “Takfiri terrorists and mercenaries at the service of foreign intelligence agencies of the world’s arrogant powers”. Iran, which is majority Shia, uses the term Takfiri to describe Sunni extremists.  Tehran has in the past accused Saudi Arabia of funding the Army of Justice, an accusation which the kingdom denies.  Tansim, a news agency linked to the Guard, said at least 27 people were killed and many more wounded in the blast. Pictures from the scene show the bus was torn apart by the explosion.   The attack comes months after a shooting at a military parade in Ahvaz in September which left 25 people dead. That attack was claimed by both Arab separatists hoping to form an independent state from Iran and by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).  Mike Pence, the US vice president and Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, are attending along with ministers from the Gulf Arab states opposed to Iran. European states who support the Iran deal have been less enthusiastic. France and Germany both sent junior representatives while Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief, stayed away.   US officials stressed the summit was not meant to be anti-Iranian but Mr Netanyahu somewhat undermined that claim by declaring “the focus is Iran”.    Iran condemned the event as “irresponsible and destructive” while Russia, Turkey, and Qatar all snubbed it. Poland agreed to host the controversial summit as it lobbies Washington to increase the number of US troops on Polish soil as a deterrent against Russia. There are currently around 3,000 US troops in the country on different missions, including Nato deployments. Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, attended the opening of the summit, partly as a chance to convene of meeting of the UK, US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the crisis in Yemen. He said Yemen may finally be “on the path to peace” after five years of brutal war if the two sides follow through on agreements reached at UN-brokered talks last year.



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Report: At least 20 Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing

Report: At least 20 Guard personnel killed in Iran bombingTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A suicide bombing targeting a bus carrying personnel of Iran's elite paramilitary Revolutionary Guard force killed at least 20 people and wounded 20 in the country's southeast, state media reported. An al-Qaida-linked Sunni extremist group operating across the border in Pakistan reportedly claimed the assault.



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California governor to withdraw National Guard from border

California governor to withdraw National Guard from borderIn a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the governor of California on Monday was set to sign an order to pull most of the National Guard troops deployed on the Mexico border. Governor Gavin Newsom’s office said he was signing the order ahead of his State of the State speech on Tuesday. Newsom’s office said most of the 360 troops deployed at the US-Mexico border will be redeployed to focus on “the actual threats” facing the western state, such as wildfires.



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There’s a Food Pantry at the Coast Guard Academy. How the Shutdown Is Causing Special Pain for Service Members

There’s a Food Pantry at the Coast Guard Academy. How the Shutdown Is Causing Special Pain for Service MembersThe United States Coast Guard Academy has opened a food pantry to help impacted families



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U.S. Coast Guard searches for missing cruise crew member

U.S. Coast Guard searches for missing cruise crew memberExactly a month ago, another Royal Caribbean crew member went overboard in the Atlantic, off Puerto Rico, and was never found. A spokesperson for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd was not available for comment early Friday. Neither was a spokesperson for the U.S. Coast Guard 7th District, which patrols the Florida coast.



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Costa Ricans arrest resort guard in death of Florida woman

Costa Ricans arrest resort guard in death of Florida womanST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A security guard at a Costa Rica Airbnb rental villa was arrested in the death of a Florida woman who was remembered by friends as an avid world traveler and "happy soul," authorities said Wednesday.



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