June 30, 2016

Elyria
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10 things to know, Wednesday, June 22

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How Trump aims to portray Clinton The likely Republican presidential nominee will lambaste his Democratic rival as a failed secretary of state who is out of step with Americans on trade and immigration. 2. London is most Read More…

Lebanese army slowly crushing extremists near Syria border

ARSAL, Lebanon — In a remote corner of Lebanon near the border with Syria, Lebanese troops have been quietly making steady progress, fighting against Islamic extremists holed up in the rugged mountains. It is a fight less visible than the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State group in Syria, Iraq and Libya. But hardly a Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, June 17

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Orlando nightclub massacre reverberates in Puerto Rico The killings of 49 people early Sunday has been felt particularly hard in the U.S. island territory because so many victims were either born there or were just a generation Read More…

U.S. diplomats buck policy, endorse military action in Syria

WASHINGTON — Dozens of State Department employees have endorsed an internal document that advocates U.S. military action to pressure Syria’s government into accepting a cease-fire and engaging in peace talks, officials said Thursday. The position is at odds with U.S. policy. The “dissent channel cable” was signed by about 50 mostly mid-level department officials who Read More…

Rescue at sea unites one migrant family, breaks up another

SICULIANA, Sicily — The metal fishing boat was packed full with more than 700 migrants on their way from Libya to Italy. Samia Leila sat on one side, sandwiched between mostly young men. Rashid Jaqali, his wife and his daughter squeezed into the bow, and his two sons were split up on either flank, just Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, June 2

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Clinton staff reviewed remarks, questions for events Emails obtained by The Associated Press reveal the kind of image-control apparatus that could be deployed in a Clinton White House. 2. Clinton to attack Trump on world politics The Read More…

Fences separate Syrian refugees for their own safety at Jordan camp

AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan — A barbed wire-topped fence encircles a section of this bleak U.N.-run camp, isolating thousands of recent arrivals — whom Jordan considers a potential security risk — from other Syrian refugees. This camp-within-a-camp, called “Village 5,” was set up in late March as part of an uneasy trade-off between Jordan and Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, June 1

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Stark warning issued on Fallujah fighting The U.N. children’s fund cautions Iraqi troops and militants battling in the Islamic State stronghold to spare the children, the most vulnerable of the tens of thousands of civilians trapped by Read More…

Some Syrian refugees stuck in Germany and can’t go home — even if they wanted to

BERLIN — Nine months ago, after the Syrian army razed his neighborhood, Mohammed was desperate to make his way to Germany. Now he is desperate to go back to Syria because his wife and eight children can’t get out. But he fears the only way he can return is the same way he came – Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, May 23

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama lifts arms ban in first visit to Vietnam The move aims to bolster a communist government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner, especially in the context of China’s regional aspirations. 2. Bloodshed across the Middle Read More…