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Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar shun pro-Israel AIPAC conference

Progressives cheered Wednesday as Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar joined the list of Democratic presidential primary contenders opting to skip next week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, the biggest pro-Israel event of the year.


p>Both candidates reportedly indicated that the event overlapped with the pivotal Super Tuesday primary on …

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:


Feb. 26

The Minnesota Star Tribune on the coronavirus:

As fears mount over coronavirus, perspective is in order. If you’re reading this editorial, chances are you’ve already survived a pandemic, the term for when an epidemic goes global.


p>In …

Yellowstone bison entering Montana face slaughter, hunters

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - One of the last and largest wild bison populations in North America has begun its migration out of Yellowstone National Park into southwestern Montana, where they are being hunted and face government-sponsored slaughter as part of a population reduction program.


p>Hundreds of the animals have moved …

Julian Assange complains about courtroom conditions, lack of access to legal team: Reports

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange complained in a British courtroom Wednesday that he is unable to speak privately with lawyers defending him against a U.S. extradition request.


p>Mr. Assange sounded off during the third day of his extradition trial after the presiding judge asked if he was well enough to participate …

Army has destroyed half of mustard agent stored in Colorado

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The Army has destroyed about half of the 2,600 tons (about 2,360 metric tons) of mustard agent contained in decades-old shells stored at a southern Colorado chemical depot.


p>Walton Levi, the site project manager of the Pueblo Chemical Depot, made the announcement Wednesday, calling the milestone …

Mark Esper: China threat Pentagon's 'highest priority'

The Pentagon’s top civilian and military leaders said Wednesday that China has emerged as the most important defense and military challenge faced by the United States.


p>The Defense Department’s “highest priority remains China, as its government continues to use — and misuse — its diplomatic, economic and military strength to …

Pentagon has 'no intent' to deploy troops to Syria-Turkey border amid ongoing clashes

The Pentagon’s primary goal in eastern Syria remains a counter-ISIS mission, the U.S.’ top uniformed military officer said Wednesday, as clashes along the border between Turkey and Syria rage on.


p>In an appearance before the House Armed Services Committee, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, …