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Muslim-run messaging center wages cyberwar on Islamic State

- The Washington Times

Inside a nondescript building here, moderate Muslims have been waging a bare-knuckle information war against the Islamic State for the past two years, establishing deep contacts with Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies to scrub jihadi propaganda from the internet.

In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Yurexi Quinones, 24, of Manassas, Va., a college student who is studying social work and a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, rallies next to Ana Rice, 18, of Manassas, Va., far right, in support of DACA, outside of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

DHS won’t target DACA recipients for deportation

- The Washington Times

Illegal immigrant Dreamers whose status under the Obama-era DACA status expires won’t be particular targets for deportation, Homeland Security said Thursday, trying to tamp down on fears of massive sweeps being fed by immigrant-rights advocates.

In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a ship carrying Chinese military personnel departs a port in Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong Province. China on Tuesday dispatched members of its People's Liberation Army to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti to man the rising Asian giant's first overseas military base, a key part of a wide-ranging expansion of the role of China's armed forces. (Wu Dengfeng/Xinhua News Agencyvia AP) (credit)

China eyes Pakistan port

After opening its first foreign military base near the Horn of Africa, China is preparing to build a second military facility in Gwadar, Pakistan.

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In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 photo, a resident tries to connect electrical lines downed by Hurricane Maria in preparation for when electricity is restored in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. A month after the storm rolled across the center of Puerto Rico, power is still out for the vast majority. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm

- Associated Press

Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the battered island, erecting light poles and power lines in a block by block slog.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks during the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) National Security Summit in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Pompeo says the U.S. is going to do everything it can to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

CIA boss says IS can attack US even after losing Raqqa

- Associated Press

Islamic State militants are capable of orchestrating and carrying out an attack against the United States, possibly downing an airplane, even after being evicted from their self-declared Syrian capital of Raqqa, the CIA director said Thursday.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks during the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) National Security Summit in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Pompeo says the U.S. is going to do everything it can to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

CIA chief makes incorrect claim about Russian meddling

- Associated Press

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian interference in last year's election did not affect the outcome, but that's not correct.

In this image provided by the U.S. Army, a carry team of soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), carry the transfer case during a casualty return for Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, of Lyons, Ga., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Oct. 5, 2017. U.S. and Niger forces were leaving a meeting with tribal leaders when they were ambushed on Oct. 4 and Wright and three other soldiers were killed. There were about a dozen U.S. troops and a company of Niger forces, for a total of about 40 service members in the joint mission. (Pfc. Lane Hiser/U.S. Army via AP)

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

- Associated Press

Members of Congress demanded answers Thursday two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White House defended the slow pace of information, saying an investigation would eventually offer clarity about a tragedy that has morphed into a political dispute in the United States.

Former Menendez staffers push counter-narrative at trial

- Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's former employees on Thursday continued to push back against the narrative presented by prosecutors that the Democrat pressured executive branch officials on behalf of his wealthy co-defendant.

Kurdish security forces stand guard in Alton Kupri, on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Kurdish media said Thursday that Iraqi Kurdish officials have postponed elections for parliament and president of the autonomous region originally slated for November 1, in the wake of the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from disputed regions across northern and eastern Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice president

- Associated Press

A Baghdad court issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region on Thursday for saying that Iraqi forces had "occupied" the disputed province of Kirkuk this week.