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Reuters Top NewsJun 24, 2019
Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia as U.S. prods Iran for talks
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince on Monday amid heightened tensions with Tehran after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran's downing of a U.S. drone.

News Brief: Iran Sanctions, Middle East Peace Plan, Oregon Politics (NPR U.S. News)

NY Post National NewsJun 24, 2019
Over 2000 people win single lottery after picking 0-0-0-0
A group of lottery players in North Carolina couldn't be happier to be a bunch of total zeros. More than 2,000 players won the Pick 4 lottery in the Tar Heel state  on Saturday when they all chose the winning numbers: 0-0-0-0. About half the 2,014 winners bought $1 tickets and will get $5,000, while...

Yahoo NewsJun 24, 2019
UPDATE 4-Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport, killing one, wounding 21 - Saudi-led coalition
Yemen's Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday that killed one person and wounded 21 others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen said. Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV earlier said that the Iran-aligned movement had targeted Abha and Jizan airports in the south of the kingdom with drones attacks. "A terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeted Abha airport, killing a Syrian resident and wounding 21 civilians," the coalition said in a statement carried on Saudi state television.

Iran will 'pay the price' if persists with aggression, Saudi minister tells Le Monde (Reuters Top News) News - Top StoriesJun 24, 2019
Risky business? Voters worry about Trump's tariff threats with China

Yahoo NewsJun 24, 2019
Oregon Republican Party mocks armed militia threat, despite capitol building being closed due to armed militia threat
Oregon's Republican Party appears to have made light of right-wing threats made against politicians in the state stemming from opposition to planned climate change legislation.Oregon's state capitol was forced to close at the weekend due to a "possible militia threat" against legislators.On Sunday the Oregon GOP Twitter account posted a photograph of peaceful protesters at the building."Heavily armed militia lays siege to Oregon's Capitol as Senate Democrats cower in fear," the party tweeted, apparently mocking the threats of harm to politicians.Democrats in the coastal state are hoping to pass landmark climate legislation which would dramatically reduce fossil fuel emissions in Oregon by 2050.But the bill has stalled after Republican lawmakers walked out of the legislature in an attempt to deny the Democrats, the majority party, enough votes to proceed.Several fled the state to avoid the vote, leading Kate Brown, the governor, to order police officers to track them down.Under the proposed law, Oregon would put an overall limit on greenhouse gas emissions and auction off pollution "allowances".Those opposed to the plan say it would exacerbate a growing divide between the liberal and urban parts of Oregon.The state Democrats have a majority of 18 to 12, but require a quorum of 20 to proceed.The bill has already passed the state House.A group of local Republicans were set to protest inside the C

NY Post National NewsJun 24, 2019
Mike Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia as Iran threatens US drones
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran's navy chief warned Iranian forces wouldn't hesitate to shoot down more US surveillance drones from their skies. The downing of the drone, valued at more...

LA Times National NewsJun 24, 2019
Oregon has too much cannabis. Two laws may help the state manage its surplus

Matt Miller's family has farmed pot in Oregon since well before it became legal.

But since the market flooded after recreational use was approved by state voters in 2014, prices have plummeted, putting strain on the operation he runs with his wife, Rhea.

Oregon's lush climate and weed-tolerant...

Oregon GOP State Senators Go Into Hiding To Avoid A Climate Vote (NPR U.S. News)

Yahoo NewsJun 23, 2019
Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failed
Ethiopia's military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said Sunday. The abortive coup Saturday in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military officer and others in the armed forces, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who addressed the nation on state TV at 2 a.m. while wearing fatigues. The soldiers attacked a building where a meeting of regional officials was taking place, said Nigussu Tilahun, a spokesman for the prime minister.

Yahoo NewsJun 23, 2019
Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia, UAE for Iran crisis talks
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for talks on the crisis sparked by Iran's downing an American drone. "We'll be talking with them about how to make sure that we are all strategically aligned and how we can build out a global coalition" on Iran, he said. Iran shot down a US Global Hawk drone on Thursday, saying it had violated its airspace near the strategic Strait of Hormuz -- a claim the United States denies.

NY Post National NewsJun 23, 2019
Joe Sestak becomes the 25th Democrat running for president
Then there were 25. Joe Sestak, a former congressman from Pennsylvania and Navy admiral, became the latest Democrat to join the crowd of 2020 presidential hopefuls. The 67-year-old in a statement posted on his website Saturday said he is running to be the commander-in-chief "who serves the American people the way they deserve to be...
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