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Boston Marathon Bomber’s True Colors Shown to Jurors

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30am 4/23/2015 at 7:30am
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As the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entered the penalty phase yesterday, jurors were shown a photo of the Boston Marathon bomber giving the finger to a jail security camera after his arrest.

The Boston Globe reported:

Jurors view footage of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev making obscene gesture

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Allegations: Saudi airstrike hits close to Iranian embassy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:35am 4/20/2015 at 11:35am
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Over the past four weeks, Saudi Arabia has led a series of airstrikes aimed at quashing the spread and rise to power of Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Backed by the Iranian government, the Houthi have risen from obscurity to prominence. Once a regional threat, the group began late last year...

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Oklahoma City, 20 Years Later

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 4:30pm 4/19/2015 at 4:30pm
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I was only 10 years old on the day that Timothy McVeigh parked his fertilizer bomb outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. At the time, I didn’t know what it meant to have witnessed the “deadliest terror attack to date” on U.S. soil; all I knew was...

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US Consulate Possible Target in Erbil Bombing (Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2:30pm 4/17/2015 at 2:30pm
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A car bomb exploded today outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil. According to the State Department, all officials are accounted for, but as of now no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Via NBC News:

There were no immediate reports of injuries to consulate personnel or local guards, the State Department...

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UN special envoy to Yemen goes under the bus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00pm 4/16/2015 at 5:00pm
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The wheels on the bus go thump-thump-thump…right over the guy tasked with fixing an impossible mess.

It’s official: Jamal Benomar, the UN’s special advisor on Yemen has resigned. For the past four years, Benomar has been the person tasked with guiding the various factions in Yemen through a peaceful, post-Arab Spring...

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Boston Bomber Death Penalty Trial Begins April 21

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:20am 4/11/2015 at 7:20am
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On Wednesday, a jury in Boston found Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of capital murder. The prosecution went 30 for 30 on all counts, including all 17 charges that include a penalty of either death or life in prison.

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge George O’Toole announced that the second...

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BOSTON BOMBING VERDICT: Jury has decided Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s fate (UPDATE: GUILTY)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 1:57pm 4/8/2015 at 1:57pm
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A Massachusetts jury is ready to release the verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused on 30 counts; 17 of those counts carry a sentence of either death or life in prison.

In terms of the end result, it could come down to Count 1: Conspiracy to...

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Pope Francis Condemns “Complicit Silence” on Slaughter of Christians

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:00pm 4/4/2015 at 8:00pm
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This Holy Week, we reported that Islamic fanatics made a dawn raid of a Christian university in Kenya. Currently, the death toll is 147 and looks like it will increase.

The event, as well as the massacre of the Coptic Christians in Libya, were the focus of an address Pope Francis gave...

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The Attack on Kenyan Christians

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:30am 4/3/2015 at 8:30am
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Religious wars continue:

Islamist gunmen burst into a Kenyan university before dawn Thursday, shooting students and taking hostages in a terror attack that left 70 dead, Kenyan officials said.

Two attackers were killed in the ongoing security operation, and one was arrested, authorities said….

Joel Ayora, who was on the campus and witnessed the...

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ISIS graduates perfect recruitment tool

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:00am 3/31/2015 at 10:00am
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ISIS doesn’t just want to recruit new soldiers into the fold—they want to show those soldiers that joining the cause is more than just a one-off decision.

It’s a future.

Over the last few days, the Islamic State in Syria has posted several pictures of “graduation ceremonies,” celebrating the end of...

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Saudi blockade ups ante for rebels in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:50pm 3/30/2015 at 5:50pm
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Last time we checked in, the White House was wallowing in a state of denial over the devolving situation in Yemen. The UN held a meeting to discuss the fall of the Western-backed Hadi government, and while the diplomats were talking, Iran executed a blatant arms dump on behalf of the...

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Guardsman arrested for throwing in with ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:30pm 3/26/2015 at 5:30pm
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Last night, members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested a national guardsman at Chicago’s Midway Airport after a long-term investigation revealed that he was allegedly planning a terror attack on an Illinois military post.

Army National Guard Spc. Hasan Edmonds, 22, was on his way to Cairo to join...

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Germanwings pilot crashed “deliberately”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:59pm 3/26/2015 at 2:59pm
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We now know a little bit more about the Germanwings pilot who deliberately crashed into a mountain, killing himself and 149 other people; but friends and family are still baffled as to why 28 year old Andreas Günter Lubitz would lock himself into the cockpit and initiate the plane’s deadly...

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White House fighting reality of Yemen’s breakdown

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:35am 3/26/2015 at 11:35am
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Someone needs to go check the cable connections at the White House, because the comms department clearly hasn’t watched TV or read the internet in the past month.

Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest executed what may be the most impressive whiff in recent memory. ABC News White House Correspondent...

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ISIS loses some freedom of movement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1:00pm 3/15/2015 at 1:00pm
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United States officials report that ISIS has lost 25% of the territory it once held. Although it would be good if that were true—and perhaps it is—the announcement sounded a bit hesitant:

…a U.S. assessment…determined that Kurdish fighters are responsible for the majority of the territory retaken from ISIS in...

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How the AP Whitewashed Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 4:30pm 3/12/2015 at 4:30pm
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In a lengthy report, investigative journalists Richard Behar and Gary Weiss exposed the various ways that the Associated Press (AP) discounted Israeli claims and promoted Hamas propaganda in its investigation last month into civilian casualties that occurred during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge.

Among the sins and omissions documented by Behar and Weiss are...

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Hatra, city featured in The Exorcist, destroyed by ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:00pm 3/7/2015 at 4:00pm
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The destruction of treasured world-heritage archeological sites by ISIS continues unchecked.

This time, the terror group obliterated Hatra, a city in Northern Iraq that was made famous in the opening sequence of the blockbuster horror film, The Exorcist.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants bulldozed early Saturday the ancient city of...

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