Greenblatt praises ‘daring’ IDF rescue

U.S. envoy praised IDF for rescue operation of hundreds of members of the White Helmets in Syria.

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The woman who defied Iran

Masih Alinejad took off her headscarf and started a movement.

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Hero grandma, couple on 45th anniversary among boat victims

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The 17 people killed when a tourist boat capsized in a Missouri lake included nine members ...
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As Violence Flares, Kushner Threatens to Abandon a Plan B for the Mideast: Rebuilding Gaza

Jared Kushner and his partner in peacemaking, Jason D. Greenblatt, have declared that no foreign investors will pour money into ...
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Caught in the Middle: India Between the United States and Iran

Washington has made it clear that New Delhi must pick a side.
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After Helsinki, Can Trump and Putin Strike a Grand Bargain on Nukes?

Presidents Trump and Putin want to get nuclear arms control back on track. Here’s how they can get it done.
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Mueller probe spent $4.5 million from October to March: Justice Department

Mueller probe spent $4.5 million from October to March: Justice DepartmentBy Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating suspected Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election spent $4.5 million between October last year and March 2018, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. Mueller’s office is also looking into possible links between President Donald Trump’s election campaign and Russia.


Melania Trump declares her health and marriage are in good shape after not appearing in public for 20 days

Melania Trump declares her health and marriage are in good shape after not appearing in public for 20 daysAfter three weeks out of the public eye, Melania Trump has put to rest speculation about her health and marriage. The first lady, who is recovering from medical treatment for a kidney condition, took to Twitter to say she was “feeling great” and is at the White House. The first lady’s tweet landed while her husband was participating in a White House event that seemed tailor-made for a first lady, as famous athletes joined Donald Trump and his daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, on the South Lawn to promote youth sports and fitness.


Sixteen contenders to face off in final of U.S. spelling bee

Sixteen contenders to face off in final of U.S. spelling beeCoolly acing such obscure words as “staphylinid,” “amphipneustic” and “synecphonesis,” 16 young contestants made it to the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday after five hours of tense competition. “I knew almost all the words in Round 6, so I was really upset,” said Melodie Loya, 13, who forgot the silent “g” in the word “pignoli,” a synonym for pine nuts. The 91st annual bee, which began on Tuesday and ends on Thursday night, opened with a field of more than 515 spellers, aged 8 to 15, hailing from across the United States and eight other countries.