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Trump Praises San Diego, Slams Jerry Brown, in 'Sanctuary State' Fight

Trump Praises San Diego, Slams Jerry Brown, in 'Sanctuary State' Fight

The president ordered the border deployment of National Guard troops earlier this month in response to an uptick in apprehensions at the boundary. The troops "will not enforce immigration laws or participate in the construction of any new border barrier", the governor's office said, adding that it had agreed to the deployment "after securing the federal government's commitment this week to fund the mission".


Miguel Diaz-Canel officially named Cuba's new president

Miguel Diaz-Canel officially named Cuba's new president

Emerging from the grassroots and climbing the ranks of the country's political hierarchy, Diaz-Canel has, as the younger Castro once said, demonstrated "capacity" and a "solid ideological firmness". Diaz-Canel was appointed Minister of Higher Education in May 2009, a position from which he was released in March 2012 when he became the Vice President of the Council of Ministers.


911 operator who hung up on emergency calls is sentenced to jail

911 operator who hung up on emergency calls is sentenced to jail

Former 911 operator Creshenda Williams must serve 18 months of probation and 10 days in jail after hanging up on callers to the emergency line. In another incident, a man said he called to report two vehicles racing on a highway where people had been killed speeding weeks earlier.


Friedman: Syria's next war: Iran vs

Friedman: Syria's next war: Iran vs

Reuters reports that Israel is hankering to attack an Iranian "air force" and "garrison" in Syria. "Iran is transferring to Syria several combat methods under the pretense of delivering humanitarian aid", said an Israeli military official.


OPCW chemical weapons investigators enter Douma after being 'blocked'

OPCW chemical weapons investigators enter Douma after being 'blocked'

The Western countries say Moscow and Damascus are preventing the inspectors from reaching the site and may be destroying evidence. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said Tuesday that airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites on April 7 by the U.S., Britain and France had set back political negotiations to end the even-year conflict.