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FILE - In this March 24, 2018 file photo, Turkish soldiers atop an armored personnel carrier secure the streets of the northwestern city of Afrin, Syria, during a Turkish government-organized media tour into northern Syria. Turkey is growing long-term roots in its northern Syrian enclave, nearly two years after its …

Reports: Turkey Losing to Kurds in Northern Syria as Eyes Turn to Idlib

The Turkish military is struggling to keep up operations against the Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) in northern Afrin, a group primarily made up of the U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG/YPJ). The prolonged operation in Kurdish territory has limited Turkey as it prepares to protect Sunni Arab civilians in Idlib awaiting an imminent operation by dictator Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday.

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Planned Parenthood Sues to Keep Access to Young Children in Sex Ed

HHS also noted CDC’s report that, while teen sex and pregnancy rates are at record lows, sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases are at record highs. Consequently, the agency says sex education “should be centered on science in the promotion of optimal health outcomes.”

US President Donald Trump (L) has a delicate relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, with whom he has claimed a "quite extraordinary" personal relationship

China Revamps Diplomatic Corps to Deal with Trump Administration

China has signaled significant changes to its top diplomatic lineup due to growing tensions with the Trump administration over trade issues and intellectual property theft. The changes also appear consistent with President Xi Jinping’s effort to consolidate power by installing friends and loyalists in important positions.