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Tsarnaev’s Friend Pleads Guilty To Impeding Investigation

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Boston, MA) -- A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev is pleading guilty to impeding the investigation. Dias Kadyrbayev entered the plea today and will be sentenced in November. He'd originally pleaded not guilty after he was charged with removing evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room at U-Mass Dartmouth in the days following last…

GAO: Defense Department Violated Law With Bergdahl Swap

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department violated the law when it carried out a controversial prisoner swap for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. The GAO says the Pentagon should have let the relevant congressional committees know about the planned exchange 30 days before doing it. The office also says DOD violated…

State Dept: No Negotiations With Terrorist Groups

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. government is reiterating they will not negotiate with terrorists. In a news briefing, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said that includes ransom demands. She was pressed about ISIS demands for ransoms for captive westerners. Harf noted that ISIS uses kidnapping and ransom to help fund its operations abroad. The Islamic…

U.S. Continues Airstrikes On ISIS

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is ordering more airstrikes on ISIS forces today. U.S. Central Command says the areas that are being targeted are near the Mosul Dam. Obama is keeping his promise that he would act against the terror group in the wake of American journalist James Foley being savagely executed. At least 90…

Missouri Governor Orders National Guard To Withdraw From Ferguson

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Ferguson, MO) -- The National Guard is being ordered to leave Ferguson, Missouri. Governor Nixon is instructing troops to coordinate their withdrawal from the area with the State Highway Patrol. The Guard had been providing security for law enforcement's Command Center since Monday, following what the governor called an attack on the staging area the…