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Saudis to seek death penalty in Khashoggi case

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/15/18, 11:43 am

Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor said Thursday he will pursue death sentences for five suspects charged with killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb said 21 people are now in custody in connection to the murder, with 11 already indicted and awaiting trial. Khashoggi was a Saudi national who had U.S. residency and wrote columns for The Washington Post. Saudi deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri was one of the high-level officials incriminated in the case and was fired shortly after the killing on Oct. 2.

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Scaling back on school choice?

Education | Education savings account programs in Arizona and New Mexico suffer midterm setbacks
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/14/18, 04:36 pm

School choice advocates are spinning last week’s election results in the most positive light possible.

“School choice victorious in the 2018 elections,” read the headline on a press release issued by the American Federation for Children.

That’s a bit of a stretch. While voters elected pro–school choice candidates in many states, they dealt a significant blow to the choice movement’s flagship initiative—the education savings account (ESA).

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Killing audio has possible mention of Saudi boss

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/13/18, 11:44 am

A member of the assassination team that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last month told a superior over the phone to “tell your boss” the mission is complete, signifying that the operation was planned and likely ordered by a higher-up in the Saudi government, Turkish intelligence sources told The New York Times.

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