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August 20, 2017 7:54 PM Operations Against Islamic State Spotlight Competing Priorities for U.S

Offensives in Iraq and Lebanon highlight de-facto alliance between U.S. and Iran A disparate collection of forces have launched two separate offensives against Islamic State, solidifying a de-facto alliance between longtime opponents Iran and the U.S. to drive the group from the last remaining territory it holds. Iraqi forces early Sunday started a military 14

August 20, 2017 7:51 PM Tourism Saved Iceland, but Now It’s a Headache

North Atlantic nation strains under the weight of millions of visitors, a victim of its own success. REYKJAVIK, Iceland—Iceland’s tourism push helped save the once-remote island from a deep economic crisis, but now that business is booming the North Atlantic nation is straining under the weight of the windfall. Attracted by its spectacular volcanic landscape 13

August 20, 2017 4:32 PM Saudi carrier says Qatar has not yet approved hajj flights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia says its aircraft have not been given permission to land in Doha to pick up Qatari pilgrims for the annual hajj. Saleh al-Jasser, the general manger of Saudi Arabian Airlines, was quoted by Saudi state TV on Sunday as saying Qatari authorities have not yet authorized the kingdom's aircraft to land in the capital 18

August 20, 2017 3:31 PM Raiders’ Derek Carr and Khalil Mack stand for national anthem but still send a message of unity

Their teammate, Marshawn Lynch, chose to sit in protest during the national anthem, but Derek Carr and Khalil Mack had a different statement in mind before kickoff of the Oakland Raiders’ preseason game Saturday. The quarterback and the linebacker stood together, with Carr placing his hand on Mack’s back as a statement of solidarity as the two stood 9

August 20, 2017 11:02 AM Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

President Trump poses with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., during commencement at Liberty University May 13 in Lynchburg, Va. A group of alumni from one of the country's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump. A small but growing number 17

August 20, 2017 10:27 AM Can't be there? How to watch solar eclipse on TV, online

If you can't witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV. — NASA will offer hours of coverage online and on NASA Television beginning at noon. It plans livestreaming of the eclipse beginning at 1 p.m. with images from satellites, research aircraft, high-altitude balloons and specially modified telescopes. — CNN coverage 14

August 20, 2017 4:14 AM Stephen Bannon: 'No administration in history has been so divided'

That's the claim being made by Stephen Bannon in a new interview, following his departure Friday from the White House as President Trump's chief strategist. Bannon, 63, is returning to Breitbart News as executive chairman. "No administration in history has been so divided among itself about the direction about where it should go," Bannon told The Washington 29

August 20, 2017 2:49 AM Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84

The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His trademark was the searing punchline. “A Southern liberal?” he once said. “That’s a guy that’ll lynch you from a low tree.” Another 27

August 19, 2017 9:22 PM Boston ‘free speech’ rally ends early amid flood of counterprotesters; 27 people arrested

BOSTON – Tens of thousands of counterprotesters crammed Boston Common and marched through city streets Saturday morning in efforts to drown out the planned “free speech” rally that many feared would be attended by white-supremacist groups. By 1 p.m., the handful of rally attendees had left the Boston Common pavillion, concluding their event without planned 25

August 19, 2017 6:53 PM Frank Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of QB Colin Kaepernick

NEW YORK -- A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the NFL. Kaepernick, the former starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, became a controversial 13