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What we know about the deadly ambush in Niger


PENTAGON — The American soldiers killed in Niger were helping that country’s military combat Islamic militants. The exact details of the Niger ambush have been slow to emerge, including the military’s immediate response. After the bodies of three American soldiers were brought out, Pentagon officials believed that Sgt. La David Johnson …

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FBI-undercover operative on how he infiltrated al Qaeda


In his first interview, the FBI undercover operative who thwarted an al Qaeda attack on a railroad bridge targeting Americans traveling to Toronto reveals how he infiltrated the terrorist group.  He also reveals the same attacker was planning to bomb Times Square during a New Year’s Eve celebration. “Tamer Elnoury,” …

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Google Doodle highlights Nobel-winning astrophysicist


Thursday’s Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 107th birthday of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, an Indian astrophysicist famous for his theory on the evolution of stars. “The Chandrasekhar limit,” Google writes, “explains that when a star’s mass is lighter than 1.4 times that of the sun, it eventually collapses into …

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NOAA releases winter outlook forecast, says La Nina likely


The upcoming winter is likely to be cooler and wetter than usual in parts of the the northern U.S., while most of the South is expected to see drier and warmer conditions. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its winter outlook forecast Thursday, detailing forecasters’ predictions for the …

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Widow of workplace shooting victim says he feared co-worker


WILMINGTON, Del. — The widow of a man killed in a workplace shooting in Maryland said Thursday that her husband was so concerned about the gunman’s explosive temper that he brought it up in church prayer sessions. Bayarsaikhan Tudev was one of three people shot and killed Wednesday at a …

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McCain: White House not forthcoming about ambush


Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain says the Trump administration needs to explain how four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger. Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson, Dustin Wright, and La David Johnson were told not to expect enemy contact on that mission to meet with community leaders two weeks ago. …

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Lawyer who took on tobacco industry turns to opioids fight


JACKSON, Miss. — The opioid epidemic is killing tens of thousands of Americans every year — and one attorney is fighting it in court. As black market poison, opioids have become an American cradle-to-grave scourge. “There is an opioid-addicted baby being born in a hospital right now,” said Mike Moore.  Moore …

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