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Kim Jong-Un’s Plane May Not Be Capable of Reaching Trump-Kim Summit

The Washington Post brings up an embarrassing little detail that may need to be cleared up before the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un can take place: Kim may not have an airplane capable of crossing the Pacific to attend a meeting in Europe, at least not without an embarrassing number of refueling stops.

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Suspected Drone Hits Plane During Heathrow Landing

London (AFP) – A British Airways plane struck an object believed to be a drone as it was coming in for landing at Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, police said. An investigation has been launched into the incident, which follows a

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Teen Used Federal Financial Aid in Attempt to Join ISIS

Minnesota resident Hanad Mustofe Musse pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring with no fewer than eight individuals to travel to Syria and provide material support to designated foreign terrorist organization ISIS/ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/the Levant) using federal aid funds.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Took Training Break to Deal with Depression and Burnout

It looks as if we have an answer to one of this morning’s lingering questions about Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who evidently seized control of his plane and drove it into the Alps, killing 150 people. Lufthansa earlier divulged that Lubitz took a long break from his pilot training. Now the UK Daily Mail has more details about that episode, saying he suspended training in 2008 “because he was suffering from depression and burnout.”

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Missing Pieces Of the Germanwings Puzzle

French authorities released much new information about the horrible Germanwings crash in the Alps this morning, but some vital questions remain unanswered. Why is the French prosecutor so firmly convinced that the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately crashed the plane?

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