“Court Rejects Texas Lawsuit to Ban Syrian Refugees”


MSNBC

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“U.S. Diplomats Rebuke Obama On Syria And Call For Strikes On Assad”


HUFFINGTON  POST

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stands next to his wife Asma, as he addresses injured soldiers and their mothers during a celebration marking Syrian Mother's Day in Damascus, in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 21, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad stands next to his wife Asma, as he addresses injured soldiers and their mothers during a celebration marking Syrian Mother’s Day in Damascus, in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 21, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

“Bombing Countries Does Nothing To Fight Homophobia”


THINK PROGRESS

The aftermath of Sunday’s mass shooting — that killed 50 people and wounded another 53 in Orlando, Florida — left the United States with a number of political talking points. Gun safety, homophobia, and Islamophobia were all present in major conversations, with politicians, the media, and regular folks trying to determine where the blame lay and how to disseminate all the conflicting information emanating from the a terrible tragedy.

But for now, one thing is very clear. It doesn’t help then when politicians use the loss of life as political opportunism and call for ill-defined action that could result in physical harm against an entire religious group. MORE

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“Did Putin once again outfox Obama?”


POLITICO

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CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian forces to begin withdrawing from Syria, saying they have achieved their goals in the country, state-run media reported today.

The pullback will begin Tuesday, the state-run Sputnik news agency reported.

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