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U.S. Commanders Cite Pandemic as They Pull Back Elite Units Around the World

7 hours ago   |   NY Times

The move means the withdrawal of Special Operations troops from some conflict zones and shuttering longstanding missions.
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U.S. and Iran Prepare for Escalation in Iraq, Where Coronavirus May Make Conflict Worse

20 hours ago   |   Newsweek

The United States has already strained its relationship with Iraq in a bid to pressure Iran, but the COVID-19 pandemic presents a new factor for potential miscalculation among...
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U.S. Army rolls into Seattle with field hospital built for combat

21 hours ago   |   National Post

Army Specialist Jordan Acosta thinks his family would have been more comfortable seeing him deploy to Iraq than this field hospital in the U.S. city of Seattle, one of the...
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Iraq has confirmed thousands more COVID-19 cases than reported, medics say

22 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

BAGHDAD - Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID-19 cases, many times more than the 772 it is has publicly reported, according to three doctors closely involved in the testing...
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Sanctions Make the Coronavirus More Deadly

1 day ago   |   Foreign Affairs

As the world struggles to fight one of the most catastrophic pandemics in its modern history, Iran has become a cautionary tale about the cruelty and futility of isolation...
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Iran denounces Trump's 'sneak attack' accusation

1 day ago   |   Al Jazeera

Statement comes after US President Trump said Iran or proxies are planning to target US troops or assets in Iraq.
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Trump Warns Iran of Heightened Retaliation for Any Attacks on U.S. Troops

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Democratic leaders cautioned the president privately that he must consult lawmakers before taking military action.
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Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq

1 day ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Tehran should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed groups attack American forces or assets in...
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Trump warns Iran against possible 'sneak attack' on U.S. in Iraq

1 day ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran or its proxies planned a sneak attack on U.S. targets in Iraq, and warned they would pay a "very heavy price" but gave...
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Trump sees possible Iranian 'sneak attack' on U.S. in Iraq, threatens retaliation

1 day ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran or its proxies planned a sneak attack on U.S. targets in Iraq and warned they would pay a "very heavy price" but gave no...
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‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain't No Sunshine,” has died. Read more ...

Nursing home that was an early epicenter of coronavirus cases could face...

Nursing home that was an early epicenter of coronavirus cases could face federal fine of $600,000

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Corona beer stops production

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National coronavirus updates: Officials urging stronger response as death...

National coronavirus updates: Officials urging stronger response as death toll passes 6,000

To keep the numbers from rising, the nation's top experts say aggressive social distancing measures are now more important than ever. Read more ...

Slammed By Trump, 3M Says N95 Mask Exports From U.S. Should Continue

Slammed By Trump, 3M Says N95 Mask Exports From U.S. Should Continue

The president and others have criticized 3M, with some officials alleging profiteering during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the company says cutting exports would be a mistake... Read more ...

100,000 New Yorkers have coronavirus, death toll nears 3,000

100,000 New Yorkers have coronavirus, death toll nears 3,000

ALBANY - The horrific toll the coronavirus pandemic is taking on the Empire State continued to climb Friday as the number of cases soared past 100,000 and officials reported... Read more ...

Dow slides after the US economy loses far more jobs than expected in March

Dow slides after the US economy loses far more jobs than expected in March

US stocks fell Friday after the March jobs report disappointed by a wider margin than expected, ending a record 113-month streak of job growth. The declines reversed gains from... Read more ...

Bill Withers, singer of ‘Lean on Me' and ‘Just the Two of Us,' dies at 81

Bill Withers, singer of ‘Lean on Me' and ‘Just the Two of Us,' dies at 81

Bill Withers, the soulful voice behind R&B classics such as “Lean On Me,” “Ain't No Sunshine,” “Lovely Day” and “Just the Two of Us,” died Monday from heart complications in... Read more ...

$2 trillion stimulus bill is giving more than just checks to everyday Americans

$2 trillion stimulus bill is giving more than just checks to everyday Americans

The new $2 trillion stimulus bill has some hidden benefits for consumers - on everything from plane tickets to income taxes. Read more ...

NFL fans want Rex Ryan to apologize for inexplicably calling Amari Cooper a...

NFL fans want Rex Ryan to apologize for inexplicably calling Amari Cooper a 'turd'

Rex Ryan said he wasn't a fan of Amari Cooper's new deal with the Cowboys, but the former coach took things a bit too far. Read more ...