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California, New York promise legal challenges to Trump’s emergency declaration

California and New York suggested on Friday they would take legal action against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars in funds to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Samoura: France is ready to set new records

During the recently held “Think Football” symposium, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and France 2019 LOC President Erwan Le Prevost both expressed their desire to see the global tournament succeed on and off the pitch.


Seven militants killed, 15 troops killed or wounded in North Sinai: Egyptian military

Seven militants were killed and 15 Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded in a clash in North Sinai on Saturday, the Egyptian military said.


U.S. court faults Puerto Rico board appointments, keeps bankruptcy alive

A U.S. Appeals Court ruled on Friday that members of Puerto Rico’s federally created oversight board were unconstitutionally appointed but declined to dismiss the bankruptcy cases the board filed for the U.S. commonwealth.


SDF take control of last IS enclave in east Syria: Observatory

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said U.S.-backed fighters seized the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday after the jihadists who were still there surrendered.


Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as ‘loner’

When Gary Martin came to work at the Henry Pratt valve manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, he was told he was being terminated from his job. Shortly thereafter, Martin pulled out his Smith & Wesson revolver and opened fire.


The best Ivy League performances in March Madness

Here is a look at the best Ivy League performances in the history of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. …


Mormon temple changes are a step forward for women

“I honestly never thought change would come in my lifetime,” says guest blogger Kristin Lowe. But the Mormon temple ceremony did indeed change to be more inclusive of women, which filled her with hope.
The post Mormon temple changes are a step forward for women appeared first on Religion News Service. …


Nigeria presidential election postponed to February 23: electoral commission chairman

Nigeria’s presidential election, which was due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed to Feb. 23, the chairman of the country’s electoral commission said on Saturday.


Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

A gunman opened fire on Friday at an Illinois manufacturing warehouse, apparently as he was being terminated from his job there, killing five fellow workers and wounding five police officers before he was slain by police, authorities said.



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