‘Where is the democracy here?’: Defiant Assad holds parliamentary elections in Syria

Millions remain displaced as the nine-year long civil war continues in Syria between Russian backed forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels in the conflict-ridden country. But even as the fighting continues, parliamentary elections began on Sunday in areas controlled by the long-time leader whose country has become an insoluble problem for world powers, […]

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Protesters in Portland, Oregon, clash with police, federal officers during chaotic night

Democratic members of Oregon’s congressional delegation said Friday they will demand a federal investigation into the deployment of federal officers in Portland, where local leaders say their presence outside federal buildings has inflamed tensions during nightly protests and led to violent confrontations and questionable arrests in recent weeks. The lawmakers want the inspectors general of […]

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CBP fires four, suspends dozens over racist, violent Facebook groups

Customs and Border Protection fired four employees and suspended more than three dozen others without pay after a year-long investigation into their involvement in Facebook groups featuring violent, sexist and racist posts against migrants and Latino members of Congress. CBP said that after an investigation into 138 cases of “inappropriate social media activity,” four employees […]

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