President Trump Lands In Israel as Hopes for Peace Fall on Uncertain Ground

(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) — Having declared that finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is “maybe not as difficult as people have thought,” President Donald Trump makes his first visit to Israel with few concrete ideas of solving a problem that has vexed presidents for decades. Trump, fresh off two days in Saudi Arabia, journeyed(…)

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Florida Judge Rejects ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense in Movie Theater Shooting

A retired police captain who shot and killed a man in a movie theater will stand trial for second-degree murder after a judge ruled that Florida’s “stand your ground” law is not applicable in this case. Following two weeks of pre-trial testimony, Judge Susan Barthle ruled against Curtis Reeves’ claims that he used his gun(…)