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  • Syrian jets bomb Idlib towns after rebels fire at Shiite villages as truce talks near February 21, 2017
    Syrian government warplanes carried out several airstrikes against towns in mostly rebel-held Idlib on Tuesday after insurgents fired on two besieged Shiite villages in the province, a pro-Damascus media outlet and war monitors said. The airstrikes killed at least six people and wounded 21 others in Maarat Misreen, and left several injured in nearby Binnish, […]
  • Young Cubans get around, and their kicks in pedal-powered Model T February 21, 2017
    In a country where few can afford a car, some Cuban high school students have built a replica of a Model T Ford propelled with pedals instead of a gasoline engine. They’ve painstakingly acquired and installed thousands of nuts, bolts and used car parts to complete the creation. Transportation can be daunting for many Cubans, […] The post Young Cubans get aro […]
  • Five rescued from flooded homeless camp amid California deluge February 21, 2017
    Fire crews rescued five people Tuesday who were stranded in flooding at a homeless encampment along a San Jose creek after a series of robust storms drenched already soggy Northern California. In the San Joaquin Valley, farmers used their tractors and other equipment to help shore up an endangered levee along the San Joaquin River. […] The post Five rescued […]
  • Trump slams ‘horrible’ threats against Jewish centers, vows, without specifics, to root out hate February 21, 2017
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as “horrible … painful” and said more must be done “to root out hate and prejudice and evil.” Trump’s remarks, made at the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture, marked the first time he directly addressed recent incidents of […] The pos […]
  • Supreme Court split on whether parents of boy killed on Mexico side of border can sue cop who killed him from U.S. February 21, 2017
    The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son. Justice Anthony Kennedy and other conservative justices suggested during argument Tuesday that the boy’s death on the Mexican side […] The post Suprem […]
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