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In Iowa, the president channels his inner candidate Trump

In Iowa, the president channels his inner candidate Trump

The rally was expected to include a tribute to former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, picked by Trump to be ambassador to China. "The higher it goes, the more valuable it is", Trump said. Instead, Handel's victory, in a traditional Republican stronghold that rarely produces a competitive contest , was met with a sigh of relief among the GOP.


5 questions about the murder of Nabra Hassanen

5 questions about the murder of Nabra Hassanen

Torres purportedly used a metal baseball bat to kill Hassanen , according to police and witnesses. Still, justice advocacy groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, are encouraging police to not dismiss the possibility of a hate crime.


This iconic 800-year-old Iraqi mosque was just destroyed

This iconic 800-year-old Iraqi mosque was just destroyed

Its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi used it in 2014 to declare a "caliphate" as militants seized swathes of Syria and Iraq . It was the last time al-Baghdadi was seen in public. It was the "clearest sign yet of desperation and defeat" from the militants, USA envoy to the coalition Brett McGurk said. IS released a statement blaming a USA airstrike.


Vladimir Putin Trolls James Comey Over 'Strange' Memo Leak

Vladimir Putin Trolls James Comey Over 'Strange' Memo Leak

Comparing Comey to Snowden, Putin said , "It makes him not a security service director, but a civil activist advocating a certain belief". Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, was given asylum by Russian Federation for leaking classified information from the National Security Agency to journalists.



Obamacare replacement bill to take centre stage in US Senate

Soon after Senate Republicans finally unveiled their secret health care bill Thursday, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal published a poll showing widespread disapproval for the House version of the bill , which passed last month and is largely the same as its Senate counterpart .


Chicagoans Will Gather To Mourn Fatally Beaten Muslim Teen Nabra Hassanen

Chicagoans Will Gather To Mourn Fatally Beaten Muslim Teen Nabra Hassanen

Vigils and prayers were also held in other U.S. cities as the brutal assault alarmed the Muslim community and reverberated nationally with calls for a hate-crime investigation. "It's good how they give up food and water", she said. Amid a huge crowd of mourners, many of them fasting for Ramadan now, Neshanti said Nabra taught her the value of the hard, month-long practice.