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North Korea's 'Christmas Gift' Statement Put the U.S. on Alert Despite No Missile Launch. That May Be the Point

North Korea's 'Christmas Gift' Statement Put the U.S. on Alert Despite No Missile Launch. That May Be the PointObservers predicted the North was preparing to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)



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IS names Baghdadi successor, threatens US: statement

IS names Baghdadi successor, threatens US: statementThe Islamic State jihadist group confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a statement Thursday and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi. “We mourn you… commander of the faithful,” said Abu Hamza al-Quraishi — presented as the jihadist group’s new spokesman — in an audio statement. Baghdadi, who led IS since 2014 and was the world’s most wanted man, was killed in a US special forces raid in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday.



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Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio weren't convinced by reports of a pullback in Syria. The reports are based off a White House statement.

Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio weren't convinced by reports of a pullback in Syria. The reports are based off a White House statement.An official White House statement apparently isn't enough proof for some people in this day and age.Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are clearly not thrilled with the White House's decision to pull troops from northern Syria and subsequently allow Turkey to launch an invasion in the region. The move potentially gives Ankara an opening to battle with Kurdish-led forces there, who were long the U.S.'s strongest ally in the battle against the Islamic State. Rubio called the announcement a "grave mistake" and Graham said it was a "disaster in the making."Except both senators were still speaking in hypotheticals when criticizing the decision Monday morning. They both wanted to know if reporting on the situation is accurate, with Graham adding that he was going to talk to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, before officially pushing back against the White House. That generally seems fair, but in this instance the reports on the decision came directly from a White House press release, so it's tough to figure out how the reporting might have missed the mark. Graham, for his part, did continue to criticize the move as the morning went on. > I guess it's politically safer for Republican senators to question the accuracy of media reports than to criticize the presidential statements they're based on. pic.twitter.com/tQKBlZXA08> > — Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) October 7, 2019



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2 top Trump deputies drafted a statement for Ukraine's president committing him to pursuing political investigations for Trump

2 top Trump deputies drafted a statement for Ukraine's president committing him to pursuing political investigations for TrumpThe statement was drafted with the knowledge of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and a top aide to Ukraine's president, The New York Times reported.



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Nigerian police free 19 women and girls from Lagos 'baby factory': statement

Nigerian police free 19 women and girls from Lagos 'baby factory': statementPolice in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, have freed 19 women and girls who had mostly been abducted and impregnated by captors planning to sell their babies. The girls and women, aged from 15 to 28, had been brought from all over Nigeria with promises of work, Lagos police said on Monday. “Baby factories”, as such premises are widely known, are most common in parts of eastern Nigeria.



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Tomi Lahren apologizes after Democrat Julián Castro calls out 'anti-immigrant' statement

Tomi Lahren apologizes after Democrat Julián Castro calls out 'anti-immigrant' statement"We have to have a means to defend ourselves from—who knows who's coming in," Tomi Lahren said while laying out a defense of the Second Amendment.



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Beto O'Rourke's Bold Statement on Gun Control: 'Hell Yes' He Wants to Take Your AR-15

Beto O'Rourke's Bold Statement on Gun Control: 'Hell Yes' He Wants to Take Your AR-15Beto O'Rourke advocated mandatory buybacks of AR-15s, AK-47s and other assault weapons during the third Democratic debate on Thursday.



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Trump reportedly told a Coast Guard admiral to give a statement defending his Hurricane Dorian confusion

Trump reportedly told a Coast Guard admiral to give a statement defending his Hurricane Dorian confusion"I showed the President the official National Hurricane Center forecast," US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter Brown said in a statement.



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Netanyahu tells Macron timing wrong for Iran talks: statement

Netanyahu tells Macron timing wrong for Iran talks: statementPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday to avoid new talks with Israel’s regional arch-foe Iran, his office said, as European leaders pushed to save the 2015 nuclear deal. “This is precisely the wrong timing to hold talks with Iran, while it is increasing its aggression in the region,” Netanyahu told Macron in a telephone conversation that was initiated by the French leader, according to the Israeli statement. Macron on Sunday paved the way for a potential breakthrough in the standoff between Washington and Tehran over the nuclear deal after Iran’s foreign minister made a flying visit for talks with host France at the G7 summit.



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U.S. service member killed in Iraq: coalition statement

U.S. service member killed in Iraq: coalition statementA United States service member advising Iraqi security forces on a mission was killed on Saturday in the northern Nineveh province, the U.S.-led international coalition fighting Islamic State said in a statement. “One U.S. service member died today during an Iraqi Security Force mission in Ninewah province, Iraq, while advising and accompanying the (Iraqi security forces) during a planned operation, the statement said. It added that the name of the service member would be withheld until next of kin have been notified.



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