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ALEPPO, SYRIA - JULY 06 : Muslims visit their relatives tombs at martyrdom after they performed Eid al-Fitr mass prayer during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Atarib District of Aleppo, Syria on July 06, 2016. Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world that marks the end of Ramadan, Islamic holy month of fasting. (Photo by Ahmed Hasan Ubeyd/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Aleppo Cemeteries Run Out of Room for the Dead

A grim milestone in the siege of Aleppo is reported by Sky News, which writes that “bodies are being left to rot on the streets or buried in backyards” because “there is no room left in the cemeteries.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 23:  Retired Marine Corps Gen. James "Jim" Mattis speaks during the DIRECTV and Operation Gratitude day of service at the fifth annual DIRECTV Dealer Revolution Conference at Caesars Palace on July 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

7 Things to Know About Secretary of Defense Nominee James Mattis

Retired Marine General James N. Mattis, named on Thursday as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Defense, is a larger-than-life figure with a fascinating career. Following are some choice details from his biography, and some lines of attack the Trump team might want to be on guard against.

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Media Mimic ‘Spinal Tap’ Idiocy After Every Jihad Attack

You can make easy money betting the establishment media will react to the next jihad attack by insisting that the assailant’s motives were inscrutable, his radicalization was sudden, nobody ever knew the guy, and the real story is the anti-Muslim backlash that never actually arrives.

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South Korean Political Crisis: Park Asks Parliament to Decide Her Fate

The political crisis in South Korea has come to a head, as President Park Geun-hye announced she would allow her country’s National Assembly to decide how long she remains in office, and she will resign at once if asked. Opposition lawmakers declared on Wednesday they would proceed with impeachment despite her offer.