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Supreme Court will tackle dispute over birth control, religious liberty Supreme Court will tackle dispute over birth control, religious liberty
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide if the Trump administration can let employers and universities with religious or moral objections deny women insurance coverage for contraceptives. The justices' willingness to hear a dispute the high court has considered twice before likely bodes well for groups such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, which have disputed a birth control m...
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11 US troops treated for injuries after Iran missile attack 11 US troops treated for injuries after Iran missile attack
WASHINGTON – Several U.S service members were injured during Iran's missile assault on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq last week that houses U.S. troops and coalition forces. U.S. Central Command in the region said in a statement that "several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed." "At this time, eight individuals have been transported to Landstuhl, and th...
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Who were the winners and losers in the January Democratic debate? Who were the winners and losers in the January Democratic debate?
WASHINGTON – Six Democratic presidential candidates made their case to voters Tuesday in their last national plea before Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 3. While some candidates rose to the occasion, others struggled to make waves. Here's a look at the winners and losers: Winners The Four frontrunners All eyes were on to the four candidates who have largely led in polling fo...
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Tributes pour in as Oman mourns Sultan Qaboos Tributes pour in as Oman mourns Sultan Qaboos
World leaders and the people of Oman have paid tributes to Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Arab world's longest-serving ruler who died on Friday at 79. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Prince of Wales have arrived in Muscat for a condolence ceremony as the country marks three days of mourning. Widely seen as popular, Qaboos set Oman on a path to development after coming to power i...
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Iran got its revenge for Qasem Soleimani's killing but the U.S. Navy is still a target Iran got its revenge for Qasem Soleimani's killing but the U.S. Navy is still a target
ABOARD A U.S. NAVY SHIP IN THE PERSIAN GULF – In the darkest of darkness, surrounded by a glass-smooth sea – thousands of miles from home – an American voice reads a statement over a VHF radio frequency primarily used for international distress calls. "Sécurité, sécurité, sécurité: Good morning all ships. This is a coalition warship conducting maritime operations in the (Persian Gulf) in suppor...
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Lara Trump: Trump's Iran strategy is 'peace through strength' or could be 'hell to pay' Lara Trump: Trump's Iran strategy is 'peace through strength' or could be 'hell to pay'
COLUMBUS — President Donald Trump won Ohio by 8 points in 2016, but his re-election campaign so far has put a red circle around the Buckeye State. Trump is scheduled to visit Toledo for his first campaign rally of 2020 on Thursday alongside Vice President Mike Pence, and his daughter-in-law and campaign adviser Lara Trump was a warm-up act in Columbus on Wednesday. “All roads to the White Ho...
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Trump once visited Iraq base attacked by Iran missiles: what we know Trump once visited Iraq base attacked by Iran missiles: what we know
Two military bases attacked by at least a dozen Iranian missiles late Tuesday have hosted President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the past year or so, and Trump appeared to refer to one of them this week when he threatened Iraq with sanctions if it tried to expel U.S. troops. The Pentagon confirmed missile strikes on the Ain Assad Airbase in western Iraq and a base in Irbil in n...
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Rep. Paul Gosar tweets phony photo of Obama and Iranian president, gets ridiculed Rep. Paul Gosar tweets phony photo of Obama and Iranian president, gets ridiculed
Rep. Paul Gosar sparked his first social-media muddle of the new year after tweeting a doctored picture on Monday of former President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in which he seemed not to realize the foreign leader remains in power. Gosar, a five-term Arizona Republican, published on his personal Twitter account a photo purporting to show the two leaders grinning as they h...
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Nancy Pelosi says House will vote to limit Trump's war powers on Iran as tensions grow Nancy Pelosi says House will vote to limit Trump's war powers on Iran as tensions grow
WASHINGTON – On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representatives will vote this week on legislation to limit President Donald Trump's military actions on Iran in the wake of increased tensions between the two countries after Trump ordered an airstrike killing top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last Thursday In a letter to Democratic members of the House, Pelosi said the "pr...
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Qasem Soleimani: The Pentagon had tracked Iranian general for years before he was killed Qasem Soleimani: The Pentagon had tracked Iranian general for years before he was killed
WASHINGTON – For years, the U.S. military kept close tabs on Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Every day. Whom he met. What he planned. The mayhem he plotted. Until Thursday, it had held its fire. Soleimani had overseen a network of paramilitaries, militias and terrorist groups across the Middle East and beyond that furthered Iranian interests by often undermining those of the United States...
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