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Witness says he saw Navy SEAL on trial stab an ISIS prisoner

A serviceman who served in Iraq with a Navy SEAL accused of premeditated murder testified Wednesday that the defendant twice stabbed an injured alleged ISIS fighter in the neck. Navy Special Operations Chief Craig Miller, a star witness in the military trial of Edward Gallagher, said he saw Gallagher kneel down next to the detainee…MORE

Syrian refugee arrested, accused of plotting attack on Pittsburgh church for ISIS

The FBI on Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old Syrian refugee living in Pittsburgh, accusing him of planning to bomb a church in the name of ISIS. Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, who was admitted into the country as a refugee in 2016, bought bomb-making materials and cased escape routes from the church, according to a criminal complaint. Alowemer…MORE

Is KAG the new MAGA?

President Donald Trump was in his prime on Tuesday night. Speaking to thousands of MAGA-hatted supporters from the center of an arena in Orlando, Trump officially launched his reelection bid. He didn’t put forth any new policy proposals, but he vowed to keep on fighting and keep on winning, and to protect his supporters from the…MORE

All the ways the administration can prevent or limit congressional testimony, explained

With all of the ongoing battles between Capitol Hill, the White House and the Justice Department, it’s worth keeping in mind the different ways the administration and witnesses have sought to prevent or limit congressional testimony. White House counsel Pat Cippollone wrote Tuesday to House Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee that President Donald Trump’s…MORE

Senators press Trump nominee for UN ambassador on climate and her coal ties

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations hit headwinds Wednesday as senators questioned the impact of her family’s coal fortune on her ability to work on climate issues at the world body. Kelly Craft, the current US ambassador to Canada, acknowledged during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing…MORE

Pompeo overrules experts, keeps Saudi Arabia off US child soldiers list

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided not to include Saudi Arabia on the State Department’s list of countries that recruit child soldiers and overruled his own team of experts, who argued that there was sufficient evidence to do so, a source familiar with the issue told CNN. While the State Department is legally required to…MORE

EU may be slow to sanction Iran deal violations, sources say

As the Trump administration continues its hardline approach on Iran, the European Union — in a bid to preserve the Iran nuclear deal — is reluctant to impose sanctions for potential violations of that deal, two diplomatic sources told CNN. Federica Mogherini, the top EU foreign affairs official, has conveyed this sentiment in meetings over…MORE

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