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Report: War Between Russia, NATO Almost Broke Out 66 Times in Past Year

Experts believe a war between NATO and Russia almost broke out 66 times in the past year as tensions continue to escalate after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea. Russian diplomats only made matters worse with threats against former Soviet Union republics and current NATO members.

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Roma Camp Dismantled By Police

LA COURNEUVE, France (AP) — Police cleared out one of France’s biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift shelters next to a Paris region highway in the pouring rain. The evacuation of around 200

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Iranian Hackers Targeting Dissident Community

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents back to Iran. A report released Thursday by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs describes how the hackers used

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‘High Level of Confidence’ ISIS Recruiter Linked to Garland, Texas Jihadis Killed in Drone Strike

CNN reports that U.S. military officials believe they have racked up another major ISIS leadership kill with a drone strike in Syria, presumably launched from the Incirlik airbase in Turkey. The top deputy of the Islamic State’s “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was taken out last week. The new target is British-born ISIS recruiter and hacker Junaid Hussain, who was linked to the gunmen who attacked the Mohammed Art Exhibit in Garland, Texas.

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Boeing Dumps CA Workers Over Ex-Im Bank

Boeing seems to be retaliating against House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for leading the effort to defund the Export-Import Bank by announcing several hundred California job cuts.

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Iran Deal: Susan Davis Announces Support

San Diego-area U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) announced her support for the Iran deal Wednesday in an op-ed published by the San Diego Union-Tribune that will run in Thursday’s print edition.

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Iran Deal: Leftists March on Rep. Peters’ Office

At noon on Wednesday, Iran nuclear deal “progressives” have planned to gather at the San Diego office of Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) in an attempt to persuade him from indecision to support for the deal, despite calls from Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA) to oppose the deal.

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Ethiopia Introduces Space Program

Ethiopia established its own space program with two enormous telescopes on top of Mount Entoto, which reaches 10,500 feet high. It is the first such program in East Africa, but Ethiopia is one of the world’s poorest countries.

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U.S. to Accept 5,000 to 8,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year

According to Agence France-Presse, the United States will accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016. This is a modest number when measured on the scale of mass migration – a veritable drop in the bucket compared to the tide sweeping through Europe – but still much larger than what Americans were previously told to expect by their government.

A flag at the U.S. Capitol flies at half staff after President Barack Obama ordered the action while speaking on the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School December 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama called for 'meaningful action' in the wake of the latest school shooting that left 27 dead, including 20 children.

2 American Soldiers Killed By Militant In Afghan Uniform

Associated Press— A man wearing an Afghan security force uniform opened fire Wednesday inside a base in southern Afghanistan, killing two U.S. soldiers in what appeared to be the latest so-called “insider attack” to target foreign troops or contractors in the

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