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Case now closed, 1964 'Mississippi Burning' executions bared KKK terror

Jun 22, 2016

Case now closed, 1964 'Mississippi Burning' executions bared KKK terror

Federal and state authorities said this week they’re ending the investigation of the 1964 “Mississippi Burning” killings, one of the most infamous cases in the violent backlash to the civil rights movement. Tuesday marked 52 years since Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman ...

Libyan forces advance on Islamic State in Sirte but pay deadly toll

Jun 22, 2016

Libyan forces advance on Islamic State in Sirte but pay deadly toll

Forces aligned with Libya’s unity government said they had made significant gains in residential districts of Sirte on Tuesday as they battle to oust Islamic State from its coastal stronghold. Rida Issa, a spokesman for the government-backed brigades, said they were securing the “700” ...

Suicide blast prompts Jordan to shut last entry point for Syrian refugees

Jun 22, 2016

Suicide blast prompts Jordan to shut last entry point for Syrian refugees

Jordan sealed its last entry point for Syrian refugees Tuesday after a cross-border suicide attack killed six members of the Jordanian security forces, wounded 14 and exposed the pro-Western kingdom’s growing vulnerability to spillover from conflict next door. The closure raised questions about the ...