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Pentagon to evaluate legality of putting troops at US-Mexico border

The Pentagon‘s independent investigations office announced Tuesday that it will evaluate the legality of the Trump administration’s use of the military at the U.S. border with Mexico. Glenn Fine, the acting inspector general (IG) of the Defense Department who had served as the Justice Department IG for 11 years, said his probe will assess several aspects of the military’s border mission, which some in ...

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Atheist group targets Alabama sheriff for 'using tragedy to promote' prayer

There’s a new sheriff in town, and he isn’t backing down. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is targeting an Alabama sheriff’s office for calling on “citizens to pray during times of tragedy,” but they’re not in the least bit worried. GROUP CONDEMNS ‘SOLDIER SANTA’ HOLDING ‘GOD BLESS AMERICA’ SIGN AT ARMY BASE The Wisconsin-based group — a self-described “nonprophet ...

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Same as Olympics: Tokyo Paralympic ticket demand tops supply

FILE – In this June 11, 2019, file photo, a man walks past the logos of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and Olympics in Tokyo. Ticket demand for the Tokyo Paralympics is at record levels. The unprecedented demand follows a similar surge in interest for the Tokyo Olympics. The president of the International Paralympic Committee said Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, there ...

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US government repeatedly misled Americans on war in Afghanistan as top officials vented in private, report says

The U.S. government’s claims of progress in the war in Afghanistan over the last 18 years came as top officials in private were venting that it was a costly waste of time, according to a report published Monday. The Washington Post obtained and published a massive trove of confidential government documents which it says were part of a federal project aimed ...

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Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics, other major sports events for 4 years

The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday. Russia also risks being stripped of its hosting duties for world championships in Olympic sports after the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee approved a full slate of recommended sanctions as punishment for state authorities tampering with a Moscow ...

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New York City ISIS supporter seen as 'ticking time bomb' gets decades in prison

A U.S. citizen who kept an Islamic State flag and a cache of weapons in his New York City apartment was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing material support to the terrorist group, the Justice Department announced. Sajmir Alimehmeti, a 26-year-old Albanian turned U.S. citizen, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, who ...

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