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ISIS fights to hang on a year after defeat in Iraq

A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighborhoods and towns in ruins, the Islamic State group is fighting to hang on to its last enclave in eastern Syria, engaging in deadly battles with U.S.-backed forces. The battle for Hajin has dragged on for three months, highlighting the difficulty of eradicating an extremist

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France’s protesters are part of a global backlash against climate change taxes

The single most effective weapon in the fight against climate change is the tax code – imposing costs on those who emit greenhouse gases, economists say. But as French President Emmanuel Macron learned over the past three weeks, implementing such taxes can be politically explosive. On Tuesday, France delayed for six months a plan to raise already steep taxes on

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Video: Man Confronts Teacher For Putting Grandson in a Dress

An irate grandfather confronted a teacher after learning his 2-year-old grandson was encouraged to wear a dress in class. In cellphone footage which went viral over the weekend, the grandfather is heard berating the teacher and rejecting the transgender agenda. “First of all I came down here because we don’t do that – the transgender and all that – you

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UN Climate Summit To Emit More CO2 Than 8,200 American Homes Do In A Year

This year’s United Nations climate summit will have a carbon footprint equivalent to the yearly electricity usage of more than 8,200 American households, according to the international body’s own figures. The U.N. estimates the summit, called COP24, will emit 55,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide — the very greenhouse gas U.N. officials are trying to keep from accumulating in the

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Pew: U.S. Illegal Immigrant Population Hits Lowest Level in a Decade

The total number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, the Pew Research Center reported this week. “There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007,” Pew said, citing government estimates. Pew found that there has been a

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CIA recruited a Mafia gangster to ‘whack’ Fidel Castro at the height of the Cold War 

Handsome Johnny Roselli was the mobster in charge of running the Mafia’s casinos in Las Vegas and Havana. But in 1959, after his ascendancy in the revolution, Fidel Castro called an end to gambling on the island. This infuriated the Chicago Mafia heads Roselli and Sam Giancana and according to the new book ‘Handsome Johnny‘ by Lee Server, the CIA

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A Third Of Adults Don’t Know They’re Taking Meds That Cause Depression

Are you aware of the side effects when you’re prescribed a medication? Millions of Americans may have no clue that many of the pills they’re swallowing each day for common health conditions could also cause depression, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that as many as one-third of adults in the U.S. may

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