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President Trump Says Iran Appears To Be “Standing Down” Following Missile Attack; Vows New Sanctions

 In a 10-minute White House speech on Wednesday, President President Donald Trump said Tehran “appears to be standing down” after its missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq.  Trump vowed to keep up the pressure on Iran with “punishing” new sanctions on top of the heavy economic restraints already in place, but didn’t suggest the U.S. would be taking any additional military action in response. “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world,” Trump said. “No American or Iraqi lives were lost because of the precautions taken, the dispersal of forces and an early warning system that worked very well.” ...Read more

Dozens Killed In Stampede At Iranian General’s Funeral

More than 50 people were killed in a stampede Tuesday during a massive funeral procession in Iran for a top general assassinated in a US drone strike. As crowds packed the hometown of Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, a hugely popular figure in the Islamic republic, more than 50 people were killed and 212 people injured in a stampede in Kerman. ...Read more

Harvey Weinstein Charged In Los Angeles With Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein was indicted Monday, January 6 for raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in Los Angeles. This indictment came the same day that his sex assault trial commenced in New York City.Weinstein was charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force, and sexual battery by restraint. ...Read more

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