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This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pentagon still mum on mysterious airstrike in Syria

- The Washington Times

Pentagon officials are staying quiet about a mysterious airstrike Sunday that struck Syrian regime forces near the Iraqi border, insisting the U.S. military didn’t carry out the attack but refusing to offer any clarity on who did.

President Donald Trump speaks to the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th Anniversary Celebration, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump: ‘You have to take the children away’

- The Washington Times

President Trump said Tuesday that he’s compelled to ‘take the children away’ from parents at the border in order to follow through on prosecuting illegal border jumpers, and blamed reporters for being complicit with human smugglers carrying the children to the border.

FILE - This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.   President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he was nominating the CIA's deputy director, Gina Haspel, to take over for Pompeo at the intelligence agency. If confirmed, Haspel would be the CIA's first female director.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Ex-CIA employee charged with stealing, leaking classified national defense info

- Associated Press

A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defense information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing some of the CIA’s hacking tools. Joshua Adam Schulte, of Manhattan, was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment returned by a grand jury. He was expected to be arraigned on the charges on Wednesday.

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Cooper sending guard members home; Stein wants policy ended

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Gov. Roy Cooper says he's bringing home the three North Carolina National Guard members currently working at the U.S.-Mexico border because of the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families.

US commander warns against leaving Afghanistan too rapidly

- Associated Press

The battle-hardened Army commander nominated to take over U.S. military operations in Afghanistan warned senators Tuesday that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida and plan attacks against the U.S. or its allies.

Walker: Separating children at border is federal issue

- Associated Press

Gov. Scott Walker refused to take a position Tuesday on the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings and ignored calls to pull Wisconsin National Guard troops off the southern border.

FILE -This Sept. 3, 2008, file photo shows Track Palin, son of Sarah Palin during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Track Palin was formally accepted into a diversion court program Tuesday, June 19, 2018, after assaulting his father, the former first gentleman of the state of Alaska, so severely it left him bleeding from the head. Palin plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal trespassing after breaking into the family home north of Anchorage last December. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father

- Associated Press

Track Palin was formally accepted into a diversion court program Tuesday after assaulting his father, the former first gentleman of the state of Alaska, so severely it left him bleeding from the head.

In this image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP)

5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas

- Associated Press

Five people have been charged in a "smuggling scheme" following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Tennessee GOP Senate hopeful blames liberals in separations

- Associated Press

Tennessee's leading U.S. Senate candidates on Tuesday decried the separation of immigrant families at the border, with Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn laying the blame for that on liberals.

Virginia to remove border National Guard due to Trump policy

- Associated Press

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he's recalling members of the state's National Guard from the U.S.-Mexico border because he disagrees with a federal policy of separating immigrant children from their families.

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Saudi-led coalition displays Yemeni arms allegedly from Iran

- Associated Press

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Residents accuse Mali army of killing at least 25 civilians

- Associated Press

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German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget

- Associated Press

The leaders of Germany and France agreed Tuesday to create a Eurozone budget they hope will boost investment and provide a safety mechanism for the 19 nations using the euro currency, and also to seek a European solution to migration issues.