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U.S. orders 'non-emergency' government employees to leave Iraq

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State Department orders non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq

State Department orders non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq

One year ago   |   By KSBW

The U.S. Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-essential, non-emergency government staff to leave the country right away amid escalating tensions with Iran.
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3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in...

3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in basement

The police department's lifesaving award is usually given to an officer for heroic actions in the line of duty, but Wednesday, it was given to a 3-year-old boy. Read more ...

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

SpaceX and NASA have scrubbed Wednesday's attempt at launching astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. Read more ...

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working to create one succeed, a new poll finds. Read more ...

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

NBA superstar LeBron James has joined the chorus of notable high-profile athletes who have voiced their outrage over the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

The man originally claimed it was just $1,500, state police said. Read more ...

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to make a movie on a space station

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to make a movie on a space station

NASA is rolling out the International Space Station's red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit. Read more ...

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

The Chinese parliament on Thursday passed a national security bill that ramps up security in Hong Kong. Anti-Beijing protests in the autonomous city were reignited by the... Read more ...

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Dozens of people protested in Sacramento Wednesday night against the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody. Read more ...

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Walt Disney World officials proposed a plan on Wednesday that would allow it to begin reopening theme parks on July 11. Read more ...

Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting, Texas court says

Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting, Texas court says

Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the... Read more ...