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U.S.-backed Syrian forces close to seizing town from Islamic State: spokeswoman Follow live: Juventus looks to keep rolling

U.S.-backed Syrian forces close to seizing town from Islamic State: spokeswomanThe U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces will soon seize the town of Hajin from Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, a spokeswoman said on Friday. Hajin is the last big town Islamic State holds in its remaining enclave east of the Euphrates River. The SDF, spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG militia, has battled to eliminate the jihadists there for several months.


Cristiano Ronaldo and Juve, winners of five of their past six matches, take on Torino.
Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage LeBron lauds MJ again: First time 'meeting God'

Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverageWASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country.


As he sits just 460 points behind Michael Jordan on the NBA career scoring list, LeBron James reflected on his first session with the Bulls great, likening it to "meeting God for the first time."
Sexual assault on Spirit flight lands man in prison for 9 years Irish's Kelly sees "appetite" to expand playoff to 8

Sexual assault on Spirit flight lands man in prison for 9 yearsProsecutors said Prabhu Ramamoorthy "committed one of the most brazen airplane sexual assaults ever prosecuted in this district."


Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has heard the growing chatter about an expanded College Football Playoff and thinks his undefeated football team might be helping to speed up that conversation.
Analysis: Trump changed his stories on Cohen Sources: Wizards reach trade for Suns' Ariza

Analysis: Trump changed his stories on CohenThe Associated Press's White House reporter Jonathan Lemire describes how President Donald Trump changed his opinion and reaction to the Michael Cohen matter. (Dec. 14)


After an initial three-team deal fell apart Friday night, the Suns are trading Trevor Ariza to the Wizards and will get Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre Jr. in return, league sources told ESPN.
Israel raids Ramallah after two soldiers shot dead Top spenders Red Sox owe $12M in luxury tax

Israel raids Ramallah after two soldiers shot deadA Palestinian shot dead two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, sparking army raids in the city of Ramallah during which a Palestinian was killed. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to 'legalise' thousands of settlements homes considered unlawfully-built even by Israel. In total six people were killed in the most violent 24 hours to hit the West Bank and Jerusalem in months.


The World Series champion Boston Red Sox owe $11.95 million in luxury tax for having baseball's top payroll.


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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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