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Trial of alleged Twin Cities mosque bomber pushed back to April 8.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Federal prosecutors allege Michael Hari and two other men drove more than 500 miles in August 2017 to bomb the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington in hopes of scaring Muslims into leaving the United States.
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'Our democracy is in danger': Muslims in India say police target them with violence 27.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dozens of Indians, most of them Muslim, have been killed by police in weeks of nationwide protests against a new citizenship law. Their families believe they were singled out because of their faith.
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Iranians Would Kindly Like Donald Trump To “Shut Up” 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
When Iran’s military admitted on Saturday that it had mistakenly shot down a civilian airliner, Ukraine Airlines Flight 752—killing all 176 of its mainly Iranian passengers and crew—Iranians started taking to the streets in shock, sadness, and outrage that, for many, at least temporarily overshadowed their anger toward the United States after it assassinated top […]
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Defense chief admits he 'didn't see' evidence for Trump claim that Iran planned embassy attacks 13.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

After Trump tells Fox News U.S. embassies were targeted, aides avoid contradicting him but disclose no intelligence to back his claim. Democrats cry foul.

Soleimani's body arrives in Iran as Trump issues new threats 5.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The body of Gen. Qassem Soleimani arrived Sunday in Iran where thousands of mourners thronged his coffin ahead of a grand funeral procession across the Islamic Republic amid soaring tensions between Iran and the U.S.

Editorial: Does Trump have any idea what he's doing in assassinating an Iranian general? We need answers. Now 4.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's authorized assassination of an Iranian general marks a dangerous turn in the Middle East. It's not clear that the president knows what he's doing.

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Iran vows 'harsh' response to U.S. killing of top general 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran, which has careened from one crisis to another since President Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposed crippling sanctions.
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Militiamen withdraw from U.S. Embassy but Iraq tensions linger 2.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Iran-backed militiamen withdrew from the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Wednesday after two days of clashes with American security forces, but U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence.
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Iraqis protesting airstrike attack U.S. Embassy in Baghdad; Trump blames Iran 31.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Thousands of protesters stormed the compound, surrounding some of its buildings and setting fire to one of its gates.

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Opinion: The danger facing journalists in Hong Kong is a threat to press freedom everywhere 19.12.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Many of the physical attacks on the press in Hong Kong have been documented via video or livestreamed, making it clear that journalists are being targeted.

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40 Iraqi protesters slain in 24 hours as violence spirals 29.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

40 Iraqi protesters slain in 24 hours as violence spirals

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Inside the White Supremacist Group Hiding in Plain Sight 13.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In the hours after the slaughter in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, a final toll emerged: 22 dead, […]
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Opinion: We're quickly moving toward a world where drone executions are the norm 13.11.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Turkey may target the Kurdish military leader in Syria for assassination, using the U.S. drone program its model.

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As Lebanon looks to form a new government, all eyes turn to Hezbollah 30.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has resigned, a victory for anti-government protesters. But now they face a new challenge in Hezbollah.

Traditional Chinese medicine doctors are secretly helping Hong Kong protesters 30.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Traditional medicine is long-revered in Hong Kong, a bastion of Chinese cultural tradition even among residents who resent Chinese Communist Party rule.

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Hong Kong Protesters Planning 'Massive Terror Attack' to Coincide with 9/11 Anniversary, Chinese State Media Claims 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Hong Kong edition of the China Daily newspaper said it had uncovered the plot via a post on the Telegram encrypted messaging app, prompting online ridicule.
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Everything Announced and Shown During the Latest Nintendo Direct 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Nintendo Switch Online service is getting SNES games.
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Iran's Opposition Groups are Preparing for the Regime's Collapse. Is Anyone Ready? 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Many analysts say current tensions could easily escalate into an armed conflict and the collapse of the Tehran regime. That prospect has raised the question of what kind of Iranian government might come next.
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Gabby Giffords talks gun control in Aurora: “Be bold, be courageous” 27.8.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords told Colorado gun control supporters Monday night that fighting gun violence takes courage, but they must never stop fighting.
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Biden Recalls Deaths of MLK & RFK, Asks Voters to Imagine if Obama Had Been Assassinated 25.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"My two political heroes were MLK and Bobby Kennedy. My senior semester, they were both shot and killed."
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