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JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: A federal appeals court in San Francisco temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s remain in Mexico policy. Under it, nearly 60,000 legal asylum seekers have been returned to Mexico while their cases are decided. Today’s ruling halts the policy in California and Arizona. Those are the border states in

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At the time of Umar’s assassination, his empire stretched from Tunisia to parts of modern-day Pakistan. The people he ruled were of different ethnicity, languages and religion. The Empire needed a strong leader a force to keep them in check. Before his death, Umar had chosen six people to form a committee to appoint his

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In late 2015, following the downing of the Russian fighter jet, a pattern for the future of Turkey and the Middle East started to become apparent. A western backed plan to foresee the fall of Turkey into Civil War was set in full swing. This complex plan involved in fuming the already tense relations between

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The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world: Currently there are 4 failing states and 3 wars, with major powers increasingly taking opposite sides. Countless armed militias and terrorist groups are spreading violence across borders. The region has seen conflict after conflict going back well into the 20th century. But

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This was once the richest part of the richest city in the middle east now. It’s the front line of the war in the Lebanon Buildings where last year the money makers of the Western World? exchanged their millions another barricades of beirut the war has lasted 12 months it has ruined a country and

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Russia takes a broader view of what it considers to be terrorist groups than the United States does I tend to find that Russia’s interests in Syria are pretty clear and they’re they’re as follows one they’re supporting an ally Bashar al Assad’s government is under attack first by popular uprisings and then by terrorist

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AMNA NAWAZ: Good evening. I’m Amna Nawaz. Judy Woodruff is away. On the “NewsHour” tonight: Ten take the stage. What to look for as the Democratic presidential hopefuls face off again in tonight’s debate. Then: on the front lines. The former leader of U.S. Central Command on the state of America’s military conflicts overseas. Plus:

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In Rojava, power is decentralized to the point where neighbors make most decisions that affect them in a body called a “commune”. This is nothing like a “commune” in the US; it is essentially a neighborhood assembly made of 100-150 families or so, and instead of politicians deciding what norms should govern their community, they

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