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U.S. Economic Expansion Could Become Longest on Record

(Wall Street Journal)  Forecasters are increasingly optimistic the U.S. economic expansion could continue beyond the 2020 presidential election, aided by Republican tax legislation that is expected to lift growth over the next several years. The slow-but-sturdy expansion that began in mid-2009 already is the third-longest in U.S. history and, if it continues into the second half of […]

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Nearly 51 Million Americans to Travel This Thanksgiving, Highest Volume in a Dozen Years

(AAA News)  ORLANDO, Fla. (November 16, 2017) – AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, […]

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Israel raises alert level fearing Islamic Jihad retaliation for Gaza tunnel bombing

(Haaretz)  The Israeli military took a number of steps on Monday to raise the alert level across the country. The move was apparently taken after Gaza-based militant group Islamic Jihad declared its intention to avenge the deaths of 12 members who were killed when the Israeli army blew up a tunnel under the Gaza-Israel border […]

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US breaks ground for new permanent base in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel — U.S. and Israeli officers broke ground in Israel on Monday for a permanent U.S. Army base that will house dozens of U.S. soldiers, operating under the American flag, and charged with the mission of defending against rocket and missile attack. The American base, officers in Israel say, will be an independent […]

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US Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian – AP News

(AP News)  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations. The comments by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who oversees […]

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Iran’s president calls on Saudis to switch sides, abandon US & Israel – Jerusalem Post

(Jerusalem Post)  As Sunni-Shi’ite tensions in the Middle East mount, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said he wants Muslim states to come together and help each other instead of seeking friendships with the United States or Israel. In a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani called for an end to hostile relations with Saudi Arabia, adding that […]

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Mike Pence: U.S. to rely on faith-based groups over United Nation – Washington Times

(Washington Times)  Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday night that President Trump has ordered the State Department to shut off funding for “ineffective” United Nations programs to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East, saying the administration will take over those efforts directly. “From this day forward, America will provide support directly to persecuted communities through USAID,” Mr. Pence said […]