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News: Weekend Reads

What Survivors of ISIS Carnage Say About al-Baghdadi’s Death

Tuesday  04:10,   29 october 2019
nytimes

What Survivors of ISIS Carnage Say About al-Baghdadi’s DeathMr. al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a nighttime raid by American Special Operations Forces in Syria early on Sunday, brought a trail of carnage into their lives through the Islamic State,... >>>

Army Officer Who Heard Trump’s Ukraine Call Reported Concerns

Tuesday  04:10,   29 october 2019
nytimes

WASHINGTON — A White House national security official who is a decorated Iraq war veteran plans to tell House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he heard President Trump appeal to Ukraine’s president to investigate one of his leading... >>>

Trump blasts Chicago police chief in first visit to city as president

Monday  22:15,   28 october 2019
thehill

Trump blasts Chicago police chief in first visit to city as presidentPresident Trump on Monday used his first trip to Chicago as president to tear into the city and its leadership, comparing its violence to Afghanistan and blasting officials as... >>>

Former Boston College student charged in suicide death of boyfriend, echoing Michelle Carter case

Monday  22:15,   28 october 2019
usatoday

A former Boston College student was charged in connection with the suicide death of her boyfriend, drawing comparisons to the Michelle Carter case.WARNING: Story contains descriptions of self-harm which may disturb some readers. If you need help,... >>>

Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources

Monday  17:30,   28 october 2019
reuters

Exclusive: Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sourcesBAGHDAD (Reuters) - In their long hunt for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraqi intelligence teams secured a break in February 2018 after one of the Islamic State leader's top... >>>

Moving Closer to Trump, Impeachment Inquiry Faces Critical Test

Monday  13:15,   28 october 2019
nytimes

House impeachment investigators are speeding toward new White House barriers meant to block crucial testimony and evidence from the people who are closest to President Trump — obstacles that could soon test the limits of Democrats’ fact finding a... >>>

President Donald Trump greeted with boos at Game 5 of World Series

Monday  09:40,   28 october 2019
usatoday

President Donald Trump was greeted with a thunderous chorus of boo's from the sold out crowd of baseball fans at Nationals Park.WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was greeted with a thunderous chorus of boos from the sold-out crowd attendance... >>>

13 Reasons Queen Elizabeth II Will Never Give Up the Throne

Monday  04:16,   28 october 2019
readersdigest.ca

Elizabeth II became the Queen of England in 1952, and if anyone’s taking bets on if and when she might give up the throne to Prince Charles (or Prince William, if Prince Charles were unavailable to serve), we’re all in with: No, and never. Here’s... >>>

Space satellite crashes in front yard of Michigan home

Monday  04:16,   28 october 2019
abcnews.go

The debris fell to the ground on a farm in Merrill, Michigan, Saturday.Nancy Welke of Merrill told the Gratiot County Herald that she and her husband, Dan, were preparing to let their horses out around 8:45 a.m. when they heard a loud crash in their >>>

Photo of Trump watching al-Baghdadi raid compared to Obama watching bin Laden operation

Monday  00:25,   28 october 2019
usatoday

Donald Trump described watching the raid against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death "as though you were watching a movie."Trump said Sunday that he watched as U.S. forces cornered al-Baghdadi in a dead-end tunnel, where the ISIS terrorist... >>>

Trump says US forces cornered IS leader in dead-end tunnel

Sunday  23:35,   27 october 2019
msn

Trump says US forces cornered IS leader in dead-end tunnelWASHINGTON — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi , the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world's most wanted man, was killed in a U.S.... >>>

The Worst Day in Earth’s History Contains an Ominous Warning

Sunday  15:45,   27 october 2019
msn

One of Earth’s most dramatic extinctions was caused in part by ocean acidification, which has become a problem in our own era.You may know the story. The asteroid—which arrived, probably, in June or July—immediately drilled a 20-mile hole into the... >>>

Dad of 'lorry victim' explains why his daughter was bound for UK

Sunday  10:00,   27 october 2019
news.sky

The rain is lit up by the streetlamps as it drums lightly on the corrugated metal roof of Pham Thi Tra My's family home in the town of Nghen, in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province."She had a big heart and really cared for the family," her father,... >>>

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

Sunday  10:00,   27 october 2019
nytimes

WASHINGTON — “sand and death,” discounted its American-backed Kurdish fighters as “no angels,” and argued that he is winding down “endless wars.” But in recent days, Mr. Trump has settled on Syria’s oil reserves as a new rationale for appearing to... >>>

Trump frustrated as White House effort to defy impeachment inquiry fails to halt witness testimony, advisers say

Saturday  12:10,   26 october 2019
washingtonpost

The president is angry that his efforts to stop people from cooperating with the probe have so far collapsed in the face of congressional subpoenas, according to multiple aides and advisers. The dawning realization comes as Democrats rapidly gather... >>>