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Iran’s top leader strikes defiant tone amid month of turmoil

January 17, 2020, 9:16am Nation & World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, dismissing “American clowns” who he said pretend to support the Iranian nation but want to stick their “poisoned dagger” into its back. Read story

Prince Harry takes on first duties since royal crisis meeting

January 17, 2020, 6:00am Nation & World

LONDON — Prince Harry went back to work Thursday, mixing with children playing rugby and offering no hint of the days of turmoil that followed his recent announcement that he wished to step back from royal duties and become financially independent. Read story

U.S. resumes counter-Islamic State efforts in Iraq

January 16, 2020, 11:09pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is resuming operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and is working to soon restart training Iraqi forces, U.S. officials said Wednesday, despite deep divisions over the American drone strike that killed a senior Iranian commander in Baghdad and the resulting missile attacks by Iran on Iraqi bases. Read story

FBI plans to notify states about local election breaches

January 16, 2020, 8:28pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The FBI, in a change of policy, is committing to inform state officials if local election systems have been breached, federal officials said Thursday. Read story

Florida high court sides with governor

January 16, 2020, 7:57pm Nation & World

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court sided with Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday in a legal dispute over restoring voting rights to felons with unpaid fines — one of many clashes over the ballot box in a state that will play a crucial role in this year’s presidential election. Read story

Taliban say they gave cease-fire offer to U.S. envoy

January 16, 2020, 7:26pm Nation & World

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban have given the U.S. envoy their offer for a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan that would last between seven and 10 days, Taliban officials familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. Read story

Judge upholds ban on firearms at pro-gun rally in Virginia

January 16, 2020, 7:00pm Nation & World

RICHMOND, Va. — A judge on Thursday upheld a ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally scheduled for next week in Virginia, rejecting a request from gun-rights groups who sued to overturn it. Read story

Muslim millennial’s site dispels stereotypes for millions

January 16, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — Today she travels the world, attends a red-carpet movie premiere and sits on panels with astronauts, former presidents and feminist icons. Read story

Displaced families await post-quake housing in Puerto Rico

January 16, 2020, 12:45pm Nation & World

PONCE, Puerto Rico — The Antonetti family sat in the shade of a tree eating orange slices while contemplating the long day ahead of them in a dusty parking lot in southern Puerto Rico. Read story