Who Was Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi?

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a U.S. military operation in northern Syria, led a terrorist group that slaughtered thousands during a fearsome rise to power stopped only after an international military coalition was formed to bring it down. Baghdadi, who transformed himself from a little-known teacher of Koranic recitation into the self-proclaimed ruler of an […]

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Former defense secretary roasts Donald Trump: ‘I earned my spurs on the battlefield’

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis roasted his former boss at the Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York City on Thursday night. Mattis took the stage at the annual dinner — an opportunity to crack jokes about local and national politics — with an introduction from comic legend Martin Short. “According to the president he’s the ‘most overrated general,’” Short […]

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CBA chief Matt Comyn defends different loan rates for customers

Commonwealth Bank chief executive Matt Comyn said he did not think all customers should necessarily pay the same interest rate on their mortgage, as he fended off criticism that banks sting loyal borrowers with higher rates. With lenders bracing for a new inquiry into their lucrative home loan businesses, Mr Comyn sought to play down the extent to which the […]

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People with dyslexia have the skills to future-proof the workforce, research claims

Companies can future-proof their workforces by employing people with dyslexia, new research has claimed. In a report published Monday, consultancy EY used data from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and charity Made By Dyslexia to outline how dyslexic people's skills aligned with the skills that would be required in the workplaces of the future. Referencing the WEF's prediction of which […]

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Pentagon to deploy Patriot missile system to Saudi Arabia after Iran oil attacks

The Pentagon announced that the U.S. will send a Patriot missile battery, radars and roughly 200 support personnel to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the attacks on its oil facilities earlier this month. Defense Secretary Mark Esper also approved putting additional forces on "prepare to deploy" orders. Those additional forces include two Patriot missile artillery batteries and one Terminal […]

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Comey says he hopes Congress doesn't impeach Trump: It lets the American people 'off the hook'

Nancy Pelosi to address the media on impeachment Speaker Pelosi to hold meeting of full caucus to consider steps to advance impeachment; Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill. Former FBI Director James Comey said he hopes Congress will not ultimately impeach President Trump, saying it would too easily let the American people "off the hook." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., […]

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Midwestern farmers eye USMCA deal for relief amid China trade war

Midwestern farmers eye USMCA deal for relief amid China trade war Uncertainty within the market is why some farmers in Nebraska are urging Congress to pass the proposed tradedeal known as the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). Another day and unsure of the next dollar. That’s the sentiment of Ryan Ueberrhein, a farmer in Nebraska who says the current […]

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Andy Puzder: Here's why Dems want to generate climate panic (as they ignore ways to reduce carbon emissions)

RNC calls Democrat climate crisis town hall a lurch toward socialism RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel reacts to CNN’s marathon town hall with 2020 Democrats on climate change. Whether you accept or reject the climate change narrative, most people agree that we should avoid pouring massive amounts of anything with potentially harmful consequences into the atmosphere. There is scientific evidence that excessive levels […]

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China's factory activity shrinks for 4th month as trade woes deepen

The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 49.5 in August, China's National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday, versus 49.7 in July, below the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis. A Reuters poll showed analysts expected the August PMI to stay unchanged from the previous month. Factory activity in China shrank in August for the […]

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Opioids Threaten to Mess Up Europe, Too

In this article As drugmakers are being held responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, it might look at though they have nothing to fear in Europe, where, it’s often assumed, opioid misuse isn’t so rampant. The European Union, though, should take a closer look at the data and make its own move against the irresponsible marketing of opioid painkillers. In […]

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