U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes in Iraq With Seven Aboard

Photo A United States Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, like the one above, crashed in western Iraq on Thursday. Credit Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — An American military helicopter crashed Thursday near the city of Qaim in western Iraq, killing some of the seven service members aboard, United States officials said. It was unclear why the ...

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U.S. Kept Silent About Its Role in Another Firefight in Niger

It was the first time the American military has acknowledged the December firefight, and Ms. Reho gave no explanation for the Pentagon’s failure to disclose the episode at the time. The head of Africa Command, Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, did not mention the December battle in testimony to Congress this month and only broadly outlined the threats in the region. ...

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Pennsylvania House Race, in a District Trump Won by 20 Points, Is Too Close to Call

A first-time candidate and former Marine, Mr. Lamb, 33, forced Republicans to pour over $10 million into a southwestern Pennsylvania district where Democrats did not even field a candidate in the past two congressional elections. Yet whoever wins here may not hold the seat for very long. The State Supreme Court ruled in January that Pennsylvania’s House map was gerrymandered ...

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How Young Is Too Young for Protest? A National Gun-Violence Walkout Tests Schools

Many districts and schools that are tolerating, if not encouraging, participation in what organizers call the National School Walkout are also calibrating their approach for their youngest students. In New York City, middle and high school students may walk out of class with approval from a parent, such as with a permission slip, but elementary school students cannot leave unless ...

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