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Iran Abandons Commitments To Nuclear Deal After Soleimani Killing

Iran abandoned the nuclear deal between itself and world powers Sunday, following the U.S. killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani on Friday. Iran said it would no longer abide by any and all “operational restrictions” on its enrichment of uranium, a key part of the terms of the 2015 nuclear accord that prevented Iran from acquiring sufficient material to build a nuclear bomb.  A government statement said it would be Iran’s last move away from the deal since the Trump administration exited the agreement in May 2018. Iran said it would return to full compliance with the deal if the U.S. lifts economic sanctions imposed against it.  ...Read more

At Least 5 Dead And 60 Injured In Crash On Pennsylvania Turnpike

At least 5 people were killed in a major crash involving a tour bus and three semi-trucks on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Sunday in the western part of the state that left nearly 60 others injured, according to officials. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the highway’s westbound lanes in Mount Pleasant Township, located about 40 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh. ...Read more

Julián Castro Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race

Julián Castro, the only Latino in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race and former Obama housing secretary, ended his campaign on Thursday. Castro said in a video announcing his exit, “I’m so proud of the campaign we’ve run together. We’ve shaped the conversation on so many important issues in this race, stood up for the most vulnerable people and given a voice to those who are often forgotten. But with only a month until the Iowa caucuses, and given the circumstances of this campaign season, I have determined that it simply isn’t our time.” ...Read more

FDA Issues Ban On Most Flavored E-Cigarette Products

Federal health officials said Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration is banning a range of flavored e-cigarette products, including fruit and mint, although menthol and tobacco-flavored pods will still be available. The decision comes amid an epidemic of teenagers vaping, but is a major compromise from the Trump administration’s previous promise to ban all flavors. ...Read more

Two Dead, Including Suspect, In Shooting At Texas Church

One person was killed and four others injured when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded Texas church on Sunday morning. The gunman was shot to death by two armed parishioners. Officials say the shooting occurred at 10:57 a.m. at the West Freeway Church of Christ in the Fort Worth suburb of White Settlement and was captured on the church’s livestream of the service. Witnesses told reporters that the gunman was wearing a fake beard and sunglasses and had taken communion before launching the attack. ...Read more