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Israeli airstrike hits Gaza; Palestinian man reported killed

Israeli airstrike hits Gaza; Palestinian man reported killed Yohanan Plesner, head of the nonpartisan think tank the Israel Democracy Institute and a captain in reserves for an Israeli special forces unit, said he believed Lieberman's claim of Murtaja's Hamas affiliation. Hamas has controlled Gaza since 2007 and have fought three wars with Israel since. The Palestinians consider the eastern part of Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. [Full Article...]

School district arming teachers with baseball bats

School district arming teachers with baseball bats The Millcreek Township School District in Pennsylvania has equipped its teachers with baseball bats. "A lot has to be done by the school (teachers) to make sure that the classrooms and halls used for the GE14 are clean and usable for the students the following day", he told reporters here today. [Full Article...]

No "final decision" yet on Syria response, White House says

No A global chemical weapons watchdog says it has deployed fact-finding teams to investigate a suspected chemical attack that hit Douma, a town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta and the last rebel stronghold. But a senior source has told the BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel that any military action is likely to happen at the weekend. And the Daily Mail's political editor, John Stephens, tweeted : "... [Full Article...]

Teen's suffocation death in school parking lot sparks investigation into 911 response

Teen's suffocation death in school parking lot sparks investigation into 911 response That second 911 call taker who apparently did not relay the additional information has been placed on administrative leave. An officer even suggested it could be a prank caller. Banging can be heard in the background. The terrified teen is heard screaming and later said on the call, "I'm in desperate need of help!" A teenage boy trapped inside a minivan in a parking lot near the southwest OH s... [Full Article...]

US Senate confirms former coal lobbyist as deputy at EPA

US Senate confirms former coal lobbyist as deputy at EPA The letter said Chmielewski told them that Nino Perrotta, the special agent who leads Pruitt's security detail, entered into a $30,000 contract with private Italian security personnel during a trip Pruitt took to Italy. This confirms previous reporting from CBS News . Pruitt also insisted they book flights on Delta , even though it was not the preferred air carrier for government travel,... [Full Article...]

Speaker Paul Ryan's departure opens door for Steve Scalise

Speaker Paul Ryan's departure opens door for Steve Scalise House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) told Fox News Thursday that he wouldn't run against McCarthy for the position. "I'm not running against Kevin for anything", Scalise said. "Our members are still just digesting the fact that Paul made this dramatic announcement today". Certain lawmakers have predicted that Trump may have the decision power in the end when electing the next speaker. [Full Article...]

Mark Zuckerberg says his own Facebook data was sold to Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg says his own Facebook data was sold to Cambridge Analytica Among the numerous items on the agenda were data ownership and access and privacy rights . Her Democratic colleague, Luján, raised reports that Facebook collects data on people who aren't even users - called "shadow profiles" by some. This isn't the first time that the sisters (as well as conservatives and the far right) have accused a publishing platform of discriminating against them. [Full Article...]

Russian military police deploy in Syria's Douma: RIA agency

Russian military police deploy in Syria's Douma: RIA agency Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned against a missile strike, writing on Facebook Wednesday that it could destroy evidence on the ground and interrupt the work of global investigators. "She has said all the indications" are that President Bashar Assad's forces were responsible, and the use of chemical weapons "cannot go unchallenged". [Full Article...]


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