Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Pence: Turkey agrees to cease-fire

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/17/19, 03:28 pm

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for more than four hours on Thursday in Ankara, Turkey, to discuss Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria. Pence said Turkey agreed to “a pause in military operations for 120 hours” to allow the U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds to withdraw. The United States and Turkey have “mutually committed to a peaceful resolution and future for the safe zone,” Pence said.

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Department of Justice

Authorities stop massive child abuse website

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/17/19, 01:04 pm

A sting on a darknet child pornography site led to the arrest of more than 300 people around the world and the rescue of at least 23 children. The United States on Wednesday unsealed an indictment against Jong Woo Son, 23, on charges he operated the largest child sexual exploitation market by volume of content. Jong, a South Korean, ran a website dedicated solely to videos of child sexual abuse.

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GM reaches bargain with striking union workers

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/17/19, 11:26 am

The 31-day General Motors strike may start winding down. The United Auto Workers union said Wednesday it reached a tentative deal with the largest U.S. automaker. Factory-level union officials are set to meet and sign off on the deal on Thursday, and the UAW’s 49,000 members at GM also have to ratify it.

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