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Earlier this year, Assad reportedly again used chemical weapons against the rebels - a move that led the U.S.to destroy a Syrian airbase. Senior U.S. U.S. officials said the phasing out would occur over a period of months. A separate effort by the United States military effort to train, arm and support other Syrian rebel groups with air strikes and other actions will continue, the officials said.
  • Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patients' Afforded Workplace Protections, High Court Rules

    Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patients' Afforded Workplace Protections, High Court Rules

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    She says that she does not use marijuana every day, and she never uses it while on the job. "To declare an accommodation for medical marijuana to be per se unreasonable out of respect for Federal law would not be respectful of the recognition of MA voters, shared by the legislatures or voters in the vast majority of States , that marijuana has an accepted medical use for some patients suffering from debilitating medical conditions", the Court ruled.
  • Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump's son willing to give evidence

    Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump's son willing to give evidence

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    Congressional investigators have said they want to hear from anyone in the meeting . That appeared to be a reference to Veselnitskaya's previous statement that the meeting with Trump Jr. 'Any intelligence out there that suggests somebody is of interest to us, we have to pursue it. In addition to Trump Jr., lawyer Veselnitskaya, her translator, and Kaveladze, the meeting was attended by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, Manafort, publicist Rob Goldstone and Russian-American lobbyist Rinat ...
  • 4 killed, 1 injured in Mastung firing incident

    4 killed, 1 injured in Mastung firing incident

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    As a result, a woman among four victims succumbed to their injuries while one other received wounds. Local police officials said the drive-by shooting took place on July 19 in the town of Mastung , about 75 kilometers south of the city of Quetta , Baluchistan's provincial capital.
  • Arabs urge Qatar to accept 6 principles to curb extremism

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    Last month, Turkey ratified two deals allowing its troops deploying to Qatar and training its gendarmerie, showing strong diplomatic support for Qatar. The four Arab nations spearheading a boycott of Qatar have shelved the request to shutter Al Jazeera , the Middle East's biggest broadcaster, from its list of demands.
  • Korean TV star appears in North Korean propaganda video

    Korean TV star appears in North Korean propaganda video

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    A North Korean starvation in the '90s caused over 30,000 people to defect to the South, often through China. WASHINGTON - South Korea and the United States have the same goal of denuclearizing North Korea , the State Department said Tuesday amid speculation the allies disagree on inter-Korean talks proposed by Seoul .
  • United States weighs sanctions against Venezuela amid Maduro's pursuit of 'full dictatorship'

    United States weighs sanctions against Venezuela amid Maduro's pursuit of 'full dictatorship'

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    Moncada vowed to carry out a "deep" review of Venezuela's relations with the US. "Yesterday, the Venezuelan people again made clear that they stand for democracy, freedom and rule of law". In 2016, Venezuelan imports accounted for 9.5 percent of total U.S. crude imports. While that could bankrupt the Maduro administration and worsen already grave food shortages, hitting Venezuela's energy sector could also raise U.S.
  • Baltimore cop caught on bodycam video allegedly planting drugs

    Baltimore cop caught on bodycam video allegedly planting drugs

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    The man charged with possessing the drugs had been in custody since January as he could not post his $50,000 bail, the Baltimore Sun reported. The video was brought to light by the Public Defender's office , which was representing the alleged drug dealer who was arrested in connection to the recording of the video.
  • Friends anxious about fate of Liu Xiaobo's widow

    Friends anxious about fate of Liu Xiaobo's widow

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    People laid flowers in front of a portrait of Liu. According to Wu Yangwei, the friend of Liu, "Sometimes you can get around censors by rotating the photo". "As such it is up to us, friends and supporters of Dr Liu Xiaobo, to give him the proper farewell he deserved". They suggested that supporters hold a moment of silence, bow facing the chair three times to pay respect, and raise three fingers to symbolise resistance, freedom and hope.
  • Felicity Jones to portray Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in biopic

    Felicity Jones to portray Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in biopic

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    As Variety notes, 'Ginsberg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Clinton and became the second female justice after Sandra Day O'Connor. Jones starred in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and received a best actress nomination for her role in the movie The Theory of Everything . "Particularly with Jyn, it's such a rare opportunity to be able to play a female who's not just thinking about relationships".
  • Islamic Activists Block Entrances at Temple Mount

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    The police want the metal detectors to stay put. Two Israeli police officers were killed and another one was injured by Arab Israelis of Palestinian origin who opened fire on security forces in Jerusalem's Old City. "The Israeli side is trying to transform the conflict form a political one to a religious one", Abu Rudeinah said. Jerusalem District Police Commander Yoram Ha-Levy ordered on Wednesday that a group of Jewish visitors be distanced from the Temple Mount for violating ...
  • Israel weighs removal of metal detectors as tension in Jerusalem rises

    Israel weighs removal of metal detectors as tension in Jerusalem rises

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    Two Israeli policemen were gunned down by Arab gunmen with Israeli citizenship. Several Palestinians ignored the call, while at the second entrance more people headed into the compound, Reuters photographers said. Israel claims that the mosque was built on the site where the Temple of Solomon once stood, although no archaeological evidence supports these claims.