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K.T. McFarland bows out of ambassador nomination

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/02/18, 04:42 pm

WASHINGTON—K.T. McFarland, a former top adviser to President Donald Trump, asked the White House on Friday to withdraw her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Singapore. McFarland served on Trump’s transition team and then as deputy national security adviser under Michael Flynn. Her former boss resigned last February for lying to the White House about conversations he had with Russian officials. McFarland left her post in May, just as the investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election started heating up.

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Catholic priest freed in Yemen

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/13/17, 12:41 pm

YEMEN: The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil, the Catholic priest kidnapped in March 2016 during a deadly attack on a Missions of Charity home in Aden, was released by militants with ties to ISIS following coordinated efforts by the Vatican, Saudi officials, and the Sultan of Oman.

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Missing and dead U.S. Navy sailors identified

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/25/17, 12:42 pm

The U.S. Navy on Thursday released the names of the dead and missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain. The destroyer collided with an oil tanker early Monday morning east of Singapore, leaving 10 sailors missing and five injured. Divers found the remains of two missing sailors on Thursday: Electronics Technicians 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, from Suffield, Conn., and Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, from Norfolk, Va.

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