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Aug 21 2014
The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible.
But police and intelligence services in Britain and the United States have a plethora of clues as they scramble to identify him, from image analysis and voice-recognition software toABC News (Online)
Mar 26 2015
Dan Pfeiffer, who left his position as senior adviser at the White House last week after having worked with Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign, has been involved from the outset in navigating the central contradiction at the heart of Obama’s public persona: He ran as a figure who could overcome partisan polarization, yet he has instead presided over more of it despiteNew York Magazine
Mar 26 2015
Saudi Arabian jets pounded Yemeni targets early Thursday in a drive to stop the Houthi advance through the country, and the Saudi news media declared that the first night of the offensive had fully disabled the Houthi-aligned Yemeni Air Force.
Iran, Saudi Arabia’s regional rival and the Houthis’ main ally, denounced the assault as an American-backed attempt “to foment civil war in YemenNew York Times (News)
Dec 14 2022
The U.S. is finalizing plans to send Patriot missile defense systems to Ukraine, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.
For Context: The Patriot is one of the U.S. military’s most advanced surface-to-air missile systems — capable of stopping ballistic missiles and drone attacks like the ones carried out by Russia in Kyiv on Wednesday. News of the Biden administration’s plans came afterNew York Times (News) Fox News (Online News) Voice of America (VOA)
Feb 15 2024
Comedian Jon Stewart returned to 'The Daily Show' this week after leaving the program in 2015, and focused much of his first show on the 2024 presidential candidates.
Key Quotes: “Joe Biden isn’t Donald Trump. He hasn’t been indicted as many times, hasn’t had as many fraudulent businesses or been convicted in a civil trial for sexual assault or been ordered to pay defamation or had hisAssociated Press Newsweek Washington Times
Oct 16 2023
An Illinois landlord killed a Palestinian-American 6-year-old and wounded his mother for being Muslim, local authorities said.
The Details: The landlord, 71-year-old Joseph Czuba, allegedly stabbed the child 26 times; the mother reportedly had over a dozen stab wounds. Czuba was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, two counts of a hate crime, and aggravatedFox News (Online News) New York Times (News) Chicago Tribune
Jun 17 2023
The U.S. and Iran have reportedly resumed talks in hopes of cooling tensions and achieving diplomatic goals.
The Details: The White House is aiming to curb Iran’s growing nuclear program and free American prisoners while Iran hopes to unlock assets frozen abroad. According to Wall Street Journal (Center bias), American diplomats have traveled to Oman for indirect negotiations at leastCNN (Online News) Reuters New York Post (News)
Oct 27 2023
Israeli ground forces are “expanding their operations” into Gaza, where an internet blackout has cut off communications with the outside world.
Key Quotes: Israel Defense Forces Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari told reporters, “The IDF is operating in all dimensions to accomplish the goals of the war.” Observers have noted that a ground incursion into Gaza would be particularly difficult; aReuters New York Post (News) Associated Press
Mar 28 2019
Pardon me if I don’t join in the chorus of praise for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigatory efforts. Certainly, it comes as a relief that he correctly found no evidence of collusion between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and quite properly did not charge the president for obstruction of justice. But just because Mueller and his team of Hillary ClintonGuest Writer - Right
Mar 17 2015
President Barack Obama said if enough states reform their marijuana laws, Congress may change federal law that continues to make the drug illegal.
Obama, during an interview with Vice Media co-founder Shane Smith released in full on Monday, said he's encouraged that liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans seem to agree that current U.S. marijuana laws don't make sense.