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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Ohio

5 Ways Trump Is A Living Parody Of Conservative Beliefs

The exposure of Trump’s attempts to present himself as generous is invaluable, revealing a hollow man who represents the epitome of conservatism’s unchecked greed and exploitation.

October 31, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the media regarding donations to veterans foundations at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Donald Trump’s Gaddafi Problem

The United States presidential hopeful Donald Trump has never met an absolute dictator on whom he failed to develop a man crush. And when said strongmen spurn him or his crush fades, he lashes out uncontrollably, but all too predictably.

August 9, 2016
A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government runs for cover during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya, July 31, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

US Begins Launching Airstrikes Against Islamic State In Libya

Libya is now the fourth country in which the U.S. military is launching airstrikes against Islamic State militants, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. “These actions and those we have taken previously will help deny ISIL a safe haven in Libya,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

August 2, 2016
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Almost 3,000 Drowned In Mediterranean Crisis This Year

The benchmark of nearly 3,000 was reached faster this year than in any previous year since the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean began, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.

July 22, 2016
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Farewell To Fox News’ Benghazi Hoax

With the House Select Committee on Benghazi finally releasing its findings, and the report representing the eighth and (likely) final government investigation into the deadly event, the Benghazi hoax, as sponsored by Fox News for four years, finally comes to an impotent and ignominious end.

June 29, 2016
Migrants are seen on a capsizing boat before a rescue operation by Italian navy ships "Bettica" and "Bergamini" (unseen) off the coast of Libya in this handout picture released by the Italian Marina Militare on May 25, 2016. Marina Militare/Handout via REUTERS

Between 700-900 Migrants May Have Died At Sea This Week: NGOs

“We will never know exact numbers,” Medecins San Frontieres said in a Tweet after estimating that 900 had died during the week. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said more than 700 had drowned.

May 29, 2016
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British Troops To Stop ISIS At Tunisia-Libya Border

Britain is sending troops to Tunisia to stop fighters from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) crossing into the country from Libya, a haven for the radical Islamist group, the British defense minister said on Monday.

March 1, 2016
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Only Softballs? Transcript Shows Trump Lied About Democratic Debate

Not only did CNN’s Anderson Cooper pose several tough questions to Clinton, from the very beginning of the debate, but he seized every chance to pillory Hillary in framing questions he put to the other candidates. (And he did ask her — and the others — about the damned emails.)

November 3, 2015
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Latest Gowdy Fakery: Name Of CIA Source In Clinton Email Was No Secret

So here is yet another absurd episode, humiliating both for Rep. Trey Gowdy and the journalists who promoted this fraudulent story, and highly reminiscent of the bogus “criminal referral” leak that made the front page of the New York Times last summer.

October 19, 2015
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House GOPers: Yes, Benghazi Committee Is Political — Or No, It Isn’t!

Republicans are still reeling in the wake of boasting that the Benghazi committee was put together in order to bring down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.

October 15, 2015
Migrants storm into a train at the Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary, September 3, 2015 as Hungarian police withdrew from the gates after two days of blocking their entry.      REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Migrants Scuffle With Hungary Police; Dead Toddler’s Image Shocks Europe

Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the 1990s has strained the European Union’s asylum system to the breaking point.

September 3, 2015
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Austria, Libya Count Dead As Number Of Migrants Crossing Mediterranean Soars

The U.N. refugee agency said the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe had passed 300,000 this year.

August 28, 2015
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Straining To Attack Clinton, ‘New York Times’ And Trey Gowdy Deliver Libya Squib

Republican staffers on the House Select Committee on Benghazi plainly leaked Clinton emails to the paper of record — in frustration that their probe is headed nowhere.

May 19, 2015
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New Arab Coalition Coming Together To Intervene In Libya

Libya is now split between two governments, controlled by rival militias, and home to a blossoming Islamic State affiliate.

May 11, 2015
A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen in Rashad, Iraq, on September 11, 2014

Islamic State Video Purportedly Shows Killing Of Christians In Libya

In a gruesome replay of beheadings of captive Christians, an Islamic State video disseminated on social media Sunday purportedly shows the point-blank shootings and decapitations of two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

April 20, 2015
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Obama Says He Learned Of Clinton’s Private Emails From News Reports

The uproar over Hillary Clinton’s use of email as secretary of State shows no signs of letting up.

March 9, 2015
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‘It’s What I Do’ A War-Zone Photographer’s Harrowing Memoir

In her new memoir, ‘It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.’ photographer Lynsey Addario discusses her experience working in war zones, and makes a powerful case for the importance of the war correspondents.

February 27, 2015
Photo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, pictured in Cairo on November 8, 2014, said his country reserved the right to punish IS as he called a meeting of security chiefs and declared seven days of mourning (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

Egypt Strikes Libya Jihadists After Beheadings Video

Egypt has opened a new front in the fight against ISIS.

February 16, 2015
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After Benghazi, State Department Toughened Embassies In High-Risk Countries

State Department officials discussed the security changes they’ve made since Benghazi.

September 17, 2014
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700 Migrants Feared Dead Following Two Shipwrecks Off Libya, IOM Says

By Alvise Armellini and Pol O Gradaigh, dpa Nearly 700 migrants may have died in two recent shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday. Quoting two survivors, the IOM’s Italy office said human traffickers deliberately sank a boat with about 500 Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian, and Sudanese migrants, after […]

September 15, 2014
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Libya Fighters May Be Guilty Of War Crimes, Rights Group Warns

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times Human Rights Watch warns that some tactics of rival militias in Libya amount to war crimes. In the latest marker of Libya’s descent into chaos, a leading human rights group warned Monday that some battle tactics being employed by rival militias — looting and burning, indiscriminate fire and the […]

September 8, 2014
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United States Says UAE Bombed Libya Islamists As Turmoil Deepens

By Mohamed Hasni Tripoli (AFP) — UAE warplanes secretly bombed Islamist militia targets in Libya, apparently catching Washington off guard, as turmoil in the North African country deepened with the Islamists naming a rival premier. American officials confirmed on Monday that the United Arab Emirates’ jets launched two attacks in seven days on the Islamists […]

August 26, 2014
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Report: No ‘Deliberate Wrongdoing’ By Obama Administration In Benghazi Attack

Republicans who won’t stop trying to turn the 2012 Benghazi attack into the second coming of Watergate now have even less credibility. The House Intelligence Committee is preparing to release a report that states that the Benghazi scandal is — surprise! — not a scandal at all. “The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing […]

August 4, 2014
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Foreigners Urged To Leave Libya Amid Rising Violence

By Imed Lamloum Tripoli (AFP) — Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiraling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead and a warning by state-owned National Oil Corp of a major disaster after a fuel tank was hit. Washington evacuated its embassy staff on Saturday, with […]

July 28, 2014
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Libyans Vote In Parliamentary Elections Amid Ongoing Violence

By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Libyans went to the polls Wednesday in parliamentary elections meant to bring a measure of stability that has been elusive in the turmoil-weary North African nation. Libya in recent weeks has been roiled by some of its worst fighting since the 2011 civil war that […]

June 25, 2014