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A look at US involvement in Syria‘s civil war

By – Associated Press – Wednesday, December 19, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) – Here, at a glance, is a look at U.S. involvement in : HOW IT STARTED In September 2014, then-President Barack Obama launched a U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State in , one month after starting airstrikes in neighboring . The Islamic State had built substantial military firepower […]

New Mexico governor-elect makes more cabinet appointments

By – Associated Press – Wednesday, December 19, 2018 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A Democratic legislator from southern New Mexico was appointed Wednesday to lead the state labor department as Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham announced another round of cabinet picks in preparation for taking office Jan. 1. Bill McCamley will lead the state Department of , which is charged […]

Delayed sentencing for Flynn leaves key questions unanswered

Delayed sentencing for Flynn leaves key questions unanswered

By ERIC TUCKER – Associated Press – Wednesday, December 19, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) – The delayed sentencing hearing for did more than just postpone his punishment. It also put off by months any chance of getting definitive answers to questions that have shadowed President ’s first national security adviser. has long been a pivotal player in special counsel ’s Russia […]

Woman pleads guilty to military insurance kickback scheme

By – Associated Press – Wednesday, December 19, 2018 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges over a military health insurance kickback scheme that generated more than $10 million in fraudulent prescriptions. Cody Hiland, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, said Wednesday that 41-year-old Jennifer Sorenson of McKinney, Texas, […]

Ultralight aircraft used to smuggle illegals from Mexico to U.S.

Ultralight aircraft used to smuggle illegals from Mexico to U.S.

By – The Washington Times – Updated: 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Border Patrol agents tracked an ultralight aircraft as it crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and made it 30 miles into the country early Tuesday morning — and when they got to the landing spot, they found two Chinese men who had been smuggled in by the aircraft. […]

Metro lifts ban on paratransit drivers calling 911

Metro lifts ban on paratransit drivers calling 911

By – The Washington Times – Sunday, December 16, 2018 Metro has lifted a ban on paratransit drivers calling 911 in medical emergencies, and is considering replacing first aid kits on vans after having removed them over liability concerns. The transit agency had required drivers to call its Control Center, not 911, during a medical emergency. Disability advocates criticized the […]

Apathy, ignorance for First Amendment attack our freedoms

Apathy, ignorance for First Amendment attack our freedoms

By Rebecca Hagelin – – Sunday, December 16, 2018 ANALYSIS/OPINION: An important anniversary for our nation came and went this weekend, largely without notice. It is the anniversary of what allows Christians to openly extol the birth of Christ, and Jews to celebrate Hanukkah without fear of being locked up. It is what enables The Washington Times to be a […]

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