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Washington — Confirming once again that war, to those who are sent to fight them, is absolute hell, newly released Pentagon statistics show that suicide — not combat — is the leading killer of US troops deployed to the Middle East. According to a report in USA Today this week, of the 31 troops who …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin broke with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov — who had earlier vowed to expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to the same move by the Obama administration — announcing Russia would not stoop to unilateral pettiness displayed by outgoing American leadership, stating: “We reserve the right to retaliate, but we will not …

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Anti-Russia and disinformation hysteria has reached new heights, and — after the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S., among other retributions for an ostensively hacked election — the Washington Post continued its foray into Fake News with an article suggesting Kremlin actors hacked the electrical grid in Vermont. Perhaps …

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Since Election Day, one of the favorite pastimes of the media has been to catch a glimpse of the person who was expected to be our President-elect. Following her shocking loss to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has largely stayed out of the public eye, making only a handful of appearances, such as Harry Reid’s portrait …

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Belgium — Yves Chandelon, NATO Auditor General, was found dead — by gunshot to the head — in the Belgian city of Andenne last Friday. Authorities are calling the death a suicide, but Chandelon’s family is reportedly vehemently disputing that assessment. Although information remains scarce, there are troubling details suggesting Chandelon indeed might not have …

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According to the albeit dubious Washington Post, the Obama administration will soon announce retaliatory measures against Russia for the putative role it played installing Donald Trump in the White House. Once again citing unnamed “U.S. officials,” the Post reports the punitive moves “are expected to include covert action that will probably involve cyber-operations,” and the …

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As the death toll continues to rise in Chicago every year, an after Christmas bloodbath shouldn’t be too surprising. Most of the killings were done by gang members that were going after other gangs as they gathered for Christmas. The death toll reached a staggering total of 750 people killed with a firearm this year alone. …

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Honolulu’s Café 8 ½ is still getting rave reviews on Yelp even AFTER they banned Trump supporters. The bright yellow, handmade sign posted on the restaurant’s front glass door declares: “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis.” However, reactions to the small mom-and-pop restaurant’s new ‘policy’ barring pro-Trump patrons has been …

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Germany — In response to putative chaos in the U.S. election putatively caused by “fake news” and Russian hackers — for which no evidence has yet surfaced — Germany plans to create a center of defense against disinformation in advance of its elections next year. Der Spiegel reports the Federal Press Office in the Chancellery …

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During Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign, he touted his financial independence, stating that he would not be owned by donors or special interests the way establishment politicians might be. While it remains to be seen whether Trump’s policies in office will be influenced by his backers, he has been giving them significant access since his election, and …

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With just one month left until Donald Trump is sworn in as President, immigration advocates are reportedly pressing outgoing President Barack Obama, to test some unique legal theories in the hopes of saving upwards of 200,000 immigrants with criminal records from possible deportation. In essence, immigration advocates are arguing that President Obama can achieve this goal by using his …

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After more than a year of provocation and saber rattling, the very real threat of an armed conflict with China is coming to fruition. While Americans opened presents during the holidays, the Chinese government began flexing its military might in the Eastern Pacific — up to, and including, talk of putting its carrier fleet off …

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Carl Paladino, a western New York builder, one-time Republican candidate for governor of New York and political ally of President-elect Donald J. Trump, came under fire on Friday for racially offensive comments made about President Obama and the first lady. During the interview, Mr. Paladino said they should be “let loose in the outback of …

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In a video that is quickly going viral on social media this morning, two man can be seen being kicked off a Delta flight after allegedly only speaking Arabic to one another. The incident was documented by one of the men and uploaded to Twitter where it has already been retweeted over 60,000 times in …

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For years, anti-bullying groups have drawn a connection between bullying and school shootings. The Department of Health and Human Services’s Stopbullying.gov website reports that the perpetrators of 12 of 15 school shootings in the 1990s had a history of being bullied. Witnesses of a 2013 shooting at Sparks Middle School in Nevada recall the 12-year-old …

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Syrian Jihadi parents kiss their daughters goodbye right before they walk into a Damascus police station and are blown up by remote detonator. The video shows the girls parents lecturing them on what it means to be a real Muslim as they say goodbye in their puffy overcoats and hats.  The girls were 7 and …

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Appearing on MSNBC this afternoon, ex-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson hit back at President-elect Donald Trump over his statement in response to the apparent terror-related attack in Berlin. Richardson, who served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations under Bill Clinton, spoke with host Ali Velshi regarding whether it is dangerous for Trump to …

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