Archive for May 2nd, 2017

Trump invited Duterte to the White House. Here are some outrageous things the Philippine leader has said.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

President Trump shocked both human rights advocates and, reportedly, members of his own administration this weekend when he extended an invitation for a White House visit to Rodrigo Duterte, the outlandish authoritarian president of the Philippines. Duterte said he might be too busy to swing by Washington, but the invitation itself is striking. He has [...]

Civil War historians take on Trump

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Three prominent historians try to break down the president’s comments on Andrew Jackson and war. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

U.S. service member killed near Mosul identified as infantry officer

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. service member who died when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on patrol outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was identified on Sunday as 1st Lieutenant Weston Lee. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, was an infantry officer assigned to 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat [...]

Missing US teen refuses to return home from the Netherlands

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Margaret Lee flew to Amsterdam to meet someone and now refuses to go home, police say. Read more BBC News – US & Canada