Caught in a deadly ambush, US troops in Niger waited an hour for French air power to arrive

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The U.S. Special Forces team caught in a deadly ambush three weeks ago in Niger did not request help from nearby French forces for about an hour after the firefight began near a village the Americans had visited during a reconnaissance mission several ...Top US general reveals new info on Niger ambush'We're there because ISIS and Al-Qaeda are': The Pentagon gives new details on Niger ambushA Timeline — And Questions — About The Niger Firefight That Killed US Troops

Trump's call to one widow has dominated the news. Here are the other US soldiers killed in Niger.

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President Trump's phone call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson has dominated the news for the better part of a week, opening up a rift with the fallen soldier's family, pulling White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly into the controversy and Soldier's Widow Says Trump Struggled to Remember Sgt. La David Johnson's NameTrump disputes military widow's account of condolence callTrump disputes account of soldier's widow about their call, escalating week-old controversy

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War medic

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Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump, for the second time in his presidency, awarded the Medal of Honor during a ceremony Monday at the White House. Trump presented the highest military honor to Gary Michael Rose, a retired US Army captain who ...Vietnam War medic who saved 60 on secret mission receives Medal of HonorMedal Of Honor Awarded To Army Medic For Covert Operation During Vietnam WarArmy Capt. Gary Rose, risked his life to save others in Vietnam War, awarded Medal of Honor

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's Odd Journey From Victim to Criminal

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived at the Fort Bragg courthouse for a hearing on Monday. Credit Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer, via Associated Press. FORT BRAGG, N.C. — At his first major court hearing two years ago, it seemed that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl ...Trump's 'traitor' rhetoric looms over Bowe Bergdahl's sentencingBowe Bergdahl's last-minute 'Hail Mary' should be dead on arrivalJudge to Decide Trump Impact in US Army Deserter Bergdahl's Case

Sessions: MS-13 street gang a 'priority' for law enforcement

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday promised an even stricter crackdown on the brutal MS-13 street gang, whose members are suspected in a series of killings in New York City's suburbs. The attorney general designated the gang with Central ...US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vows to use Al Capone tactics to bring down MS-13Sessions says feds will go Al Capone on MS-13Sessions unleashes organized crime task force on MS-13

Iowa abandons bold attempt to jettison ACA rules

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Iowa is abandoning its quest to shed major elements of the Affordable Care Act, after federal health officials failed to approve the plan in time for the insurance-buying season that begins in just over a week. The state's withdrawal comes two months Iowa Withdraws Request to Leave Obamacare MarketIowa drops stopgap health insurance proposal, with sign-ups set to begin Nov. 1Iowa pulls Obamacare waiver, calling law 'inflexible' and 'unworkable'

California Senate hires lawyers and human resources consultant to look into sexual harassment allegations

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California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León will hire two outside firms to look into allegations of a widespread culture of sexual harassment in the state Capitol. De León announced Monday he has hired the law office of Amy Oppenheimer to conduct ...Sex harassment in state Capitol to be investigated after 300 women sign letterCalifornia Senate will no longer investigate sexual harassment internallyCalifornia Senate Orders Probe of Sexual-Harassment Allegations

The murder suspect Trump invoked to build a wall goes on trial today

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San Francisco (CNN) Kate Steinle's killing inspired an immigration bill while President Donald Trump and other Republicans have invoked her name in decrying sanctuary cities and promoting the construction of a border wall. Now, more than two years Kate Steinle case that led to debate over US sanctuary cities, Trump's call for wall is under way in courtProsecutor: Shooting of Kate Steinle on San Francisco pier was intentionalKate Steinle trial starts with opening statements, emotional testimony from father

Why did James Comey name his secret Twitter account 'Reinhold Niebuhr'? Here's what we know.

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Former FBI chief James B. Comey ended a months-long Twitter tease Monday when he confirmed that he is the owner of a cryptic, nature-photo-loving account with the name Reinhold Niebuhr. Since the spring, when Gizmodo journalist Ashley Feinberg ...James Comey confirms he's 'Reinhold Niebuhr' in the strangest possible wayComey Fesses Up, Claims Ownership Of Suspected Twitter AccountFormer FBI Director James Comey finally reveals himself on Twitter after months of speculation

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