Covington Teen’s Libel Suit Follows Justice Thomas’ Questioning of Libel Precedent

A day after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas signaled it might be time to review a landmark ruling on libel law, President Donald Trump cheered the libel lawsuit of a Covington, Kentucky, high school student against The Washington Post. Although Trump has repeatedly insisted that Congress change existing libel laws to make it easier to […]

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UN envoy says risk of Israeli-Palestinian war looms large

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Mideast envoy says the prospect of peace between Israel and the Palestinians “is fading by the day as the specter of violence and radicalism grows” and “the risk of war continues to loom large.” Nikolay Mladenov also told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that a negotiated two-state solution is […]

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US Won’t Take Back Alabama Woman Who Joined ISIS

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States would not allow an American-born woman who joined the Islamic State terrorist group back into the country. In 2015, Hoda Muthana, then 19, gained national attention for leaving her family in Birmingham, Alabama, to join the Sunni Muslim extremist group. Now, the remorseful 24-year-old is […]

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House Dems to challenge Trump emergency declaration on Friday

House Democrats are planning to file a resolution Friday to block President Trump’s emergency declaration to secure more funding for his southern border wall, although the proposal faces questionable odds in the Senate and the virtually certain prospect of a fatal White House veto that would be nearly impossible for Congress to overcome.

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Southwest shares drop as mechanics dispute escalates

(Reuters) – Southwest Airlines Co’s shares fell more than 5 percent on Wednesday after the low-cost U.S. carrier said it was investigating whether a conflict with its mechanics union was leading to a spike in flight cancellations. The escalating labor dispute, one of the biggest to hit a top-four U.S. airline in more than a […]

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Venezuela seeks UN support against ‘military aggression’

UNITED NATIONS – Venezuela’s U.N. Mission is inviting ambassadors of 46 countries to an informal meeting Friday with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to underline the U.N. Charter’s commitment to noninterference in a nation’s internal affairs and oppose “threats of military aggression.” The invitation, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, includes a proposed letter to U.N. […]

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