Trumplomacy What happened to State Dept press briefings?

Trumplomacy

Trumplomacy What happened to State Dept press briefings? During this week of mounting civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria, I felt the absence of the State Department press briefing. The Pentagon spoke about the issue at various times in various venues. But I was reminded of the bombing of Aleppo late last year. Every day on camera we had a chance to grill the State Department spokesperson about what the US was, or wasn’t doing, to protect civilians. Then the blame was on Russian and Syrian warplanes, now it’s on…

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Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State Suicide : A woman clad in burqa walks in the hallway of the tomb of Sufi saint Syed Usman Marwandi, also known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in Sehwan Sharif, in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, on Sept. 5, 2013. Photo courtesy Reuters/Akhtar Soomro Suicide : KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation…

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Cleveland man charged with killing Ohio state trooper Kenneth Velez released from jail

Cleveland man charged with killing Ohio state trooper Kenneth Velez released from jail

Cleveland man charged with killing Ohio state trooper Kenneth Velez released from jail Cleveland : Investigators look over the scene on westbound I-90 near Warren Road in Lakewood on Thursday afternoon, September 15, 2016. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland man charged with killing an State Highway Patrol trooper was released from the Cuyahoga County Jail Friday night, according to court records and his attorney. Josh Gaspar, 37, is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of trooper Kenneth Velez. The crash happened on Interstate 90 near the…

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