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Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials
U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone.
Protests in Georgia Yield Promise of Change in Electoral System Over Against ‘Enemy and Occupier’ Russia
The government of Georgia has finally conceded to a few demands of protesters as crowds gathered in the Eastern European country’s capital of Tbilisi for a fourth consecutive night.
U.S. Kicks Off 19-Nation War Games Drills in Ukraine
The United States military and partners from 19 countries are getting set to kick off a massive series of war drills in Ukraine amid rising threats from Iran and Russia, according to the Defense Department.
Pompeo in Saudi Arabia to ‘Build Out a Global Coalition' Against Iran
Mike Pompeo is in Jedda, Saudi Arabia this week to 'build out a global coalition...prepared to push back against the world’s largest state sponsor of terror,' following the downing of a $160 million unmanned U.S. drone by Iran on June 20.
Netanyahu tells Russian official: We will do ‘anything’ to prevent nuclear Iran
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top security adviser on Monday that Israel will do 'anything it takes' to ensure Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons.
Trump’s Mideast peace plan hinges on $50B investment, offers Palestinians deal of ‘the century’
President Trump’s plan for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians will be presented Tuesday in Bahrain, as part of what the White House calls an 'opportunity of the century' nearly two years in the making.
US plan will not follow lines of Arab Peace Initiative, Kushner says
A US proposal for Israeli-Palestinian peace will not follow the contours of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said in comments published Monday, offering a rare glimpse of the political side of the administration’s yet-to-be-released peace plan.
Testimonies of Palestinians Tortured by the PA to be Shown at The Hague
The testimonies of Palestinians who suffered torture at the hands of the Palestinian Authority because they collaborated or were suspected of collaborating with Israel are due to be presented to the International Criminal Court at The Hague on Monday.
Inside the United States
Mexico sends 15,000 troops to US border to keep migration in check, officials say
The Mexican government has dispatched approximately 15,000 troops and National Guard officers to the U.S. border in a bid to check the flow of migration from Central America, the country's defense chief told reporters Monday.
Rhode Island Passes Latest in Slew of Pro-Abortion Bills
Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo signed into law the most recent in a slew of bills designed to protect or expand abortion rights on June 19th, following bills in Maine, Vermont, Illinois, Nevada, and New York.
National Guard First Denies Then Allows Christian Scouting Group to Tour Facility, Citing Need to ‘Prevent Discrimination’
The Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has reversed course on its initial decision to ban a Christian scouting group from touring its training facility.
Abortion In Missouri Dealt Potentially Fatal Blow
Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services did not allow the state's last remaining Planned Parenthood clinic to renew its license to perform abortions.
Donations to 'religion' declined $2 billion in 2018 after years of growth: study
Giving to houses of worship, denominational bodies and religious television and radio declined in 2018 after years of growth as individual Americans donated about $3 billion less than they did in 2017 under a new federal tax code, according to a new study.
Internet preachers rise as more worshipers migrate online
With more than 800,000 followers on Facebook, Chicago-based internet preacher and U.S. Army veteran, Marcus Rogers, has an audience on social media that's much greater than popular established churches like Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, and is just about 300,000 shy of Joel Osteen’s Texas-based Lakewood Church’s 1.1 million followers.