Jerusalem Denial Complex

Dispense with pieties about the city of the pious ...
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2 suspects in Hawaii vacation rental home killing in custody

HONOLULU (AP) — A man and woman remained in custody Friday after they were arrested on suspicion of killing a ...
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson set for talks in Iran

The UK foreign secretary will raise 'grave concerns' about the jailing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ...
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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trump’s Jerusalem move hinders Mideast peace

Warren tells Reform Jews: Two-state solution is best hope for peace between Israel, Palestinians ...
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With Jerusalem move, Trump boosts Palestinian reconciliation efforts

Visiting Gaza, Palestinian PM Hamdallah thanked Hamas for maintaining security in the Strip and said 'Palestinian reconciliation is our choice ...
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Sexual taboo

Mitra Farazandeh, who lives in northern Iran, says many people think she doesn't deserve love and a sex life, because ...
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Senate aims for a 'skinny' Obamacare repeal as other options fail

Senate aims for a 'skinny' Obamacare repeal as other options failBy Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senate leaders, struggling to keep a seven-year-old promise to end Obamacare, turned their focus on Wednesday to passing a slimmed-down “skinny” repeal measure that would throw the issue into negotiations with the House of Representatives. The last-ditch effort came as senators voted 45-55 against a straight repeal of Obamacare, which provided for a two-year delay in implementation to give Congress time to work out a replacement. Seven Republicans opposed the measure.


Bundy follower gets 68 years for role in armed Nevada standoff

Bundy follower gets 68 years for role in armed Nevada standoffGregory Burleson, 53, of Phoenix, was found guilty in April of eight felony counts, including charges of threatening and assaulting federal officers, obstruction of justice, interstate travel in aid of extortion and firearms offenses related to a crime of violence. The uprising at Bundy’s ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada, 75 miles (120 km) northeast of Las Vegas, grew out of a dispute in which federal agents seized Bundy’s cattle over his refusal to pay fees required for grazing his livestock on government land. Burleson was the first of 17 defendants from the Bundy revolt to be tried, convicted and sent to prison.


US-backed Syria force ousts IS from half of Raqa

US-backed Syria force ousts IS from half of RaqaA US-backed alliance has ousted Islamic State group jihadists from half of their Syrian bastion Raqa, a monitor said Wednesday, as the escalating fighting drove up the civilian death toll. The SDF “are now in control of 50 percent of Raqa city despite the fierce resistance mounted by IS”, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP. The SDF assault has been backed by air strikes, special forces advisers, equipment and weapons from the US-led coalition fighting IS in Syria and neighbouring Iraq.


Minneapolis police chief tightens officer body camera policy

Minneapolis police chief tightens officer body camera policyMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police officers will be required to have their body cameras on when they respond to calls and make traffic stops, the acting police chief announced Wednesday, following widespread criticism that two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 911 caller had not activated their cameras.