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Biden called off strike against second target in Syria to avoid killing civilians, say officials

4 hours ago   |   NBC News

Biden canceled an air strike against a second target in Syria last week after a woman and children were seen in the area, a senior official told NBC News.
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US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base

US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base

10 hours ago   |   WCVB   |   2 articles

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, the first since the U.S. struck Iran-aligned militia targets along the Iraq-Syria border last week.
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Israeli Security Officials Unaware Iran Blamed for Spill, Media Report

13 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

The oil spill that polluted the length of Israel's coastline last month likely resulted from sanctions-busting trade between Iran and Syria, according to an Israeli maritime...
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Biden changed his plan for the strike on Iran-backed militias at the last minute to avoid killing a woman and children

Biden changed his plan for the strike on Iran-backed militias at the last minute to avoid killing a woman and children

14 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement With strike aircraft already in the air and on their way to the targets, President Joe Biden made last-minute changes to the plans for his first major...
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Lawmakers On Capitol Hill Criticize Biden's Order For Airstrikes Against Syria

19 hours ago   |   NPR

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut about the Biden administration's decision to conduct airstrikes on targets in Syria without the...
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Suburban man sentenced to 12 years for conspiring to provide material to ISIS

Suburban man sentenced to 12 years for conspiring to provide material to ISIS

1 day ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

CHICAGO - A north suburban man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to ISIS. Joseph Jones, 38, of Zion, advocated on...
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The Mice Who Caught the Cat-and Rattled the Kremlin

The Mice Who Caught the Cat-and Rattled the Kremlin

1 day ago   |   Foreign Policy

“We Are Bellingcat” charts the rise of the digital sleuths who have used open-source investigations to foil Russia's intelligence agencies.
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Israel accuses Iran of deliberately spilling oil to pollute its shores, calling it 'environmental terror'

Israel accuses Iran of deliberately spilling oil to pollute its shores, calling it 'environmental terror'

1 day ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Summary List Placement Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of intentionally orchestrating a massive oil spill near its shores in early February. Israeli Environmental Protection...
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U.S. contractor dies from heart attack after rocket strike on Iraq base used by American troops

1 day ago   |   NY Daily News

It wasn't immediately clear who was responsible for the attack on the base that's shared with British and Danish troops. It was the first strike since the U.S. bombed several...
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Israel suspects Iran connection to Mediterranean oil spill

1 day ago   |   Star Tribune   |   2 articles

Israeli authorities said Wednesday that a Libyan-owned tanker suspected of smuggling oil from Iran to Syria was responsible for spilling tons of crude into the eastern...
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Lightning top Blackhawks on Killorn's horn-beating OT goal

Lightning top Blackhawks on Killorn's horn-beating OT goal

CHICAGO - Alex Killorn scored 4:59 into overtime, with the puck barely over the line at the horn, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night... Read more ...

Gilgeous-Alexander has 33, helps Thunder rally past Spurs

Gilgeous-Alexander has 33, helps Thunder rally past Spurs

SAN ANTONIO - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 33 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the second half to beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-102 on Thursday night and snap a... Read more ...

Martin scores 2 to help Islanders beat Sabres 5-2

Martin scores 2 to help Islanders beat Sabres 5-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Matt Martin scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series. Read more ...

Flyers overcame early 3-goal deficit to stun Penguins 4-3

Flyers overcame early 3-goal deficit to stun Penguins 4-3

PITTSBURGH - Philadelphia Flyers coach Alain Vigneault pointed to his team's three-game set in Pittsburgh as a potential turning point. A chance to figure out just where the... Read more ...

Creighton athletic director announces Greg McDermott has been suspended...

Creighton athletic director announces Greg McDermott has been suspended 'from all team activities'

Creighton men's basketball coach Greg McDermott has been suspended from all team activities, according to a statement from Creighton's athletic director. Read more ...

Tatum scores 27, Celtics outlast depleted Raptors 132-125

Tatum scores 27, Celtics outlast depleted Raptors 132-125

BOSTON - Jayson Tatum had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics won their fourth straight game, outlasting the short-handed Toronto Raptors 132-125 on Thursday night. Read more ...

UNMC doctor stresses COVID-19 vaccines as safe and effective

UNMC doctor stresses COVID-19 vaccines as safe and effective

Dr. Mark Rupp says the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are all "tremendously effective" against COVID-19. Read more ...

No. 2 Michigan wraps up Big Ten, beats Michigan State 69-50

No. 2 Michigan wraps up Big Ten, beats Michigan State 69-50

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Franz Wagner scored 19 points, Hunter Dickinson added 14 and No. 2 Michigan wrapped up the Big Ten title with a 69-50 victory over rival Michigan State on... Read more ...

Big 12 champ No. 3 Baylor beats No. 17 Oklahoma State 81-70

Big 12 champ No. 3 Baylor beats No. 17 Oklahoma State 81-70

WACO, Texas - Jared Butler scored 22 points and No. 3 Baylor, fresh off clinching its first Big 12 title on the road two days earlier, beat No. 17 Oklahoma State 81-70 on... Read more ...

Trump appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot

Trump appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot

The FBI on Thursday arrested Federico Klein, a former State Department aide, on charges related to the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, marking the first known instance of an... Read more ...