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US Claims Iranian Missile Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner

USA Today reports: The Ukrainian jet that crashed after taking off from a Tehran airport probably was shot down by an Iranian missile, a London-based global information firm says. “Photographs purportedly taken near the site of the crash and circulated on social media appear to show the guidance section of an SA-15 Gauntlet short-range, surface to air missile, which landed …

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Iranian Rockets Hit Iraq Airbase Housing US Troops

CNN reports: At least 10 rockets hit al-Asad airbase in Iraq, which houses US forces, a Sunni commander of the paramilitary forces in a nearby town told CNN. Qatri al-Obeidi, a commander in the nearby town of al-Baghdadi, said that the shelling has stopped for now. President Donald Trump visited the base in December 2018 to visit troops after Christmas. …

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BREAKING: Bolton Says He’ll Testify If Subpoenaed

Via press release from John Bolton: During the present impeachment controversy, I have tried to meet my obligations both as a citizen and as former National Security Advisor. My colleague, Dr. Charles Kupperman, faced with a House committee subpoena on the one hand, and a Presidential directive not to testify on the other, sought final resolution of this Constitutional conflict …

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IRAQ: Thousands Storm US Embassy In Baghdad

The New York Times reports: Protesters broke into the heavily guarded compound of the United States Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday and lit fires inside to express their anger over American airstrikes that killed 24 members of an Iranian-backed militia over the weekend. Chanting “Death to America!” thousands of protesters and militia members demonstrated outside the embassy compound, throwing rocks, …

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Cruise Ships Collide Off Mexican Coast [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Two Carnival Cruise ships collided near the Port of Cozumel, Mexico on Friday. ABC Action News has learned the Carnival Glory collided with the Carnival Legend, which departed from Tampa on December 15. The collision happened around 8:50 a.m. local time. Passengers have started posting video showing major damage to the Carnival Glory. The Tampa Bay Times …

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SCOTUS Agrees To Rule On Trump’s Financial Records

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records, setting the stage for a blockbuster ruling on the power of presidents to resist demands for information from prosecutors and Congress. The court’s ruling, expected by June, could give the public a look at information the …

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FLORIDA: Mass Shooting At US Naval Air Station

ABC News reports: The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office confirms that an active shooter is dead following an incident as NAS Pensacola. Authorities say the shooter was shot and killed by deputies at the base. The sheriff’s office confirms there are multiple injuries being reported and that the area is currently being cleared. Baptist Hospital confirms that five currently patients are …

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BREAKING: Pelosi Authorizes Articles Of Impeachment

USA Today reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Congress had to act in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump because of his failure to faithfully execute the law, a phrase that echoed the reasoning for the Declaration of Independence from England. “The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit,” said Pelosi, D-Calif. “The president’s …

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White House On Lockdown Due To Airspace Violation

Heavy.com report: The White House was put on lockdown just before 9:00 a.m. on November 26. One report says that an “emergency” caused the shelter-in-place. The news of the lockdown was reported by members of the White House press pool, many of whom said that they had been locked in the Briefing Room. According to the president’s schedule, Trump was …

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ISRAEL: Benjamin Netayahu Indicted For Bribery, Fraud

Haaretz reports: For the first time in Israel’s history, a sitting prime minister is accused of bribery: Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit announced Thursday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be charged with bribery, fraud and breach in three corruption cases, dubbed Cases 4000, 2000 and 1000. The indictment comes after a four-day hearing with Netanyahu’s defense team last month, followed by …

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BREAKING: Roger Stone Guilty On Multiple Counts

The New York Times reports: Roger J. Stone Jr., a former aide and longtime friend of President Trump, was found guilty on Friday of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election in what prosecutors said was an effort to protect Mr. Trump. Mr. Stone, 67, was charged with lying to the House Intelligence Committee, trying to …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At California High School

NBC News Los Angeles reports: Authorities are responding to a report of a shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita. Police and firefighters responded to Saugus High School, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. At least six people were shot, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Details about the victims’ conditions were not immediately available. It …

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BREAKING: Democrat Unseats Kentucky Governor

WOMP WOMP: As the polls closed Tuesday, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin repeated his prediction of a big victory over Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear in their heated race for Kentucky governor. “We’re cleaning things up and I think you’re going to see that evidenced by the fact that people are turning out and they want better government, they want cleaner …

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BREAKING: Beto Drops Out Of Presidential Race

The New York Times reports: Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas is dropping out of the presidential race, ending a campaign in which he struggled for months to recapture the energy of his insurgent 2018 Senate candidacy on a national stage full of other big personalities and liberal champions. Mr. O’Rourke made the decision to quit the race in the …

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Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At Age 68

CBS News reports: Representative Elijah Cummings, of Baltimore, died early Thursday at the age of 68, his office said. Cummings passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 2:45 a.m. from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said. He hadn’t returned to work after having a medical procedure that he said would only keep him away for about a week, …

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NEW ORLEANS: Multiple Injuries In Canal Street Hotel Construction Collapse, At Least One Man Dead [VIDEO]

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: One person is dead and three are still missing after part of the Hard Rock hotel under construction in downtown New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning with what witnesses described as a rumble and giant cloud of dust. Multiple injuries have been reported, authorities said. One worker said about 45 people were working inside the building. …

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BREAKING: Trump Fires Security Adviser John Bolton

NPR reports: President Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton, the lifelong proponent of American hard power, after months of division between the men over the direction of foreign and national security policy. Trump announced the news on Tuesday in a post on Twitter. Bolton was Trump’s third national security adviser and continued the pattern of departures by advisers …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting In Texas, Multiple Deaths

CBS News reports: Law enforcement says there are multiple gunshot victims in an active shooter incident in west Texas. Police say a suspect hijacked a U.S. mail carrier truck and is driving around Odessa shooting at random people. The suspect was last seen in the area of 38th and Walnut. The Midland Police Department said in a Facebook post there …

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At Least Five Philly Police Shot In Chaotic Scene, Temple University On Lockdown, Shooter Still Active [VIDEO]

CBS Philadelphia reports: At least five Philadelphia police officers were shot in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section and rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital, where dozens of officers have surrounded the hospital. Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross are heading to Temple University Hospital. Police say the shooting happened on …

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BREAKING: Jeffrey Epstein Dead In Jail Suicide

ABC News reports: Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide in his Manhattan jail early Saturday morning, three law enforcement officials told ABC News. He was being held without bail at the Metropolitan Correctional Center awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, and a judge said he wouldn’t face trial …

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