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Americans Who Stopped Train Attack Given France’s Highest Honor

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 24, 2015 at 4:00pm 8/24/2015 at 4:00pm
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The three Americans who stopped a terror attack on a train in France over the weekend were given the Legion of Honor award by French President François Hollande.

CNN reports:

France honors 3 Americans, Briton for stopping train attack

Three days after they pounced on and subdued a gunman Friday aboard a packed train...

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French Officials Praise Americans Who Thwarted Train Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 4:30pm 8/22/2015 at 4:30pm
Americans on French Train

A member of the Air Force, a national guardsman and a college student, (all Americans) stopped a terror attack on a French train Friday night.

This report from France 24 has the basic timeline of the incident:

Holidaying US servicemen foil French train attack

Anthony Sadler, a student studying physical therapy at Sacramento State...

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Mississippi Couple Arrested for Plotting to Join ISIS on Their Honeymoon

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 2:30pm 8/11/2015 at 2:30pm
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A Mississippi couple has been arrested for planning to join ISIS during their honeymoon in Syria. They were taken into custody as they were preparing to board a flight for Istanbul.

CNN reports:

Feds: Mississippi couple planned to join ISIS in Syria

Two Mississippi residents were arrested last weekend and charged with attempting to...

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Prosecutors: Brendan Tevlin’s murder was an act of terror

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:08pm 8/4/2015 at 5:08pm
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In June of last year, Ali Mohammad Brown shot 19 year-old Brendan Tevlin 10 times while Brendan was stopped at a traffic light in Essex County, New Jersey. The murder itself was underreported, and media watchdogs and activists took to social media to demand an explanation for the lack...

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This child #WasBurnedAlive in West Bank, but you probably never heard of her

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2015 at 11:33am 8/3/2015 at 11:33am
Ayala Shapira Israeli Girl Firebombed

All of Israel is reeling with shock at the news of the firebombing of the Dawabshe family’s home in the Palestinian village of Duma, in which 1 year old baby Ali Saad was killed and his parents and siblings very severely injured.

Prof. Jacobson covered...

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Can Jeb! win by being the only “adult’ in the room?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 11:00am 8/2/2015 at 11:00am
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While Jeb’s Telemundo interview this week has been getting attention for

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In Memory of Ali Dawabsheh and Hadas Fogel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:00pm 7/31/2015 at 8:00pm
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Today was one of those terrible days I’m glad I was traveling for.

That seems to be a pattern for me; I was traveling on the day of the Newtown, CT school shooting, and other incidents that I don’t have time to dig out of the archives.

Very early, before 5 a.m. Eastern...

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Reports: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead (again) [UPDATED]

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:35am 7/29/2015 at 11:35am
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Today the Afghan government announced that it is investigating new reports of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

Intelligence sources, as well as the Afghan government, previously reported that Omar had probably died “two or three” years ago, but are working alongside other officials in the region to confirm the...

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World opinion on Iran nuke deal does not matter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2:30pm 7/25/2015 at 2:30pm
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The day after Secretary of State Kerry finished negotiating his disastrous nuclear agreement with Iran, President Obama asserted that, “ninety-nine percent of the world community” supports it.

Like so many of the President’s statements on this topic, this one is both false and irrelevant.

Our culturally closest friend, Canada, has already stated that...

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India concerned about ISIS expansion

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 4:20pm 7/21/2015 at 4:20pm
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The threat of ISIS has spread from Syria and Iraq, to Egypt, and even to Europe and the United States. Islamic militants are using both ground operations and digital campaigns to infiltrate new territory, and recent reports show that now India’s government is alarmed at the recent inroads made by ISIS,...

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Fort Hood Survivor: The War is Here on U.S. Soil

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 5:30pm 7/19/2015 at 5:30pm
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Despite being shot multiple times, Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford survived the 2009 attack at Fort Hood. He was recently interviewed by Charles Payne of the FOX Business Network and offered some sober commentary on the shooting in Tennessee.

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Scott Walker: We need to acknowledge radical Islamic terrorism is our enemy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 5:00pm 7/18/2015 at 5:00pm
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Governor Scott Walker appeared on the Kelly File Thursday night and commented on the shooting in Chattanooga. His response was starkly different than Obama’s.

Transcript via Mike Miller of IJ Review:

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker joined the growing chorus of those calling on President Obama to acknowledge that America is at war...

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Cruz, Sessions: After Chattanooga, Time To Fix Legal Immigration System

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 3:30pm 7/18/2015 at 3:30pm
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Following the Chattanooga terror attack, the media seems confused about what had happened or at least why it had happened.

Ted Cruz, however, experiences no such confusion and issued a powerful statement.

“In the wake of this vicious attack on our nation we need to rid ourselves of two dangerous delusions, first and...

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Governors Arm National Guard in Wake of Chattanooga Terror Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:30pm 7/18/2015 at 12:30pm
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With news this morning of a fifth victim of the Chattanooga terror attack, we mourn four fallen Marines and one fallen Sailor: Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” K. Wells, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt, Sgt. Carson A. Homquist, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith.

While we mourn, ...

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Continuing coverage: 4 Marines killed in #ChattanoogaShooting

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 5:02pm 7/16/2015 at 5:02pm
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Horror in Chattanooga today—four Marines dead, a soldier and police officer wounded, and a city in chaos.

Five people have died after a lone attacker unleashed a spray of gunfire at two separate military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

CNN (as well as every other mainstream media outlet) are running...

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Afghan government negotiating for peace with Taliban

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:58pm 7/7/2015 at 12:58pm
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Since the Taliban rose to power in 1996, the people of Afghanistan have lived a live of fear and deprivation. A cursory search for ground footage in preparation for this article offered little in the way of troop movement or news spots, but much in terms of brutal executions; the western...

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Entebbe July 4, 1976: The Greatest Hostage Rescue in History

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 1:10pm 7/4/2015 at 1:10pm
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Today marks not only United States’ independence but also the anniversary of the 1976 Israeli special forces raid that freed more than 100 Israeli hostages held by the PLO in Entebbe, Uganda.

As Professor Jacobson noted...

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