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U.S. may ignore Saudi use of child soldiers

Politics | Children fighting in Yemen caught in political tug-of-war over U.S-Saudi relations
by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/20/19, 05:35 pm

WASHINGTON—Speculation that the Trump administration would give Saudi Arabia a pass for using child soldiers sparked criticism this week from congressional lawmakers already frustrated with U.S. relations with the kingdom.

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UN expert: Investigate Saudi crown prince for journalist’s death

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/19/19, 11:32 am

There is “credible evidence” that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have been responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a United Nations investigator said Wednesday. Khashoggi, an opinion columnist for The Washington Post and a critic of the Saudi kingdom’s rulers, disappeared on Oct. 2, 2018, after visiting the Saudi Consulate to get papers for a planned wedding. Investigators believe a hit squad killed and dismembered Khashoggi inside the consulate. His remains have not been found.

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It’s not just for kicks

Sports | Women’s soccer continues to find itself in the shadow of the men’s game
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/14/19, 04:50 pm

The French women’s national soccer team made a statement last Friday when it opened the FIFA Women’s World Cup competition on its home turf by defeating South Korea 4-0. But the U.S. team made an even bigger splash in France on Tuesday with its devastating and record-breaking 13-0 drubbing of Thailand. But despite the domination of such teams on the global scale, women’s soccer faces controversy both in the United States and around the world.

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