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February 19, 2019

Alabama mother begs to return to US, says moving to Syria and marrying ISIS fighters was ‘a big mistake’

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- With U.S.-backed forces closing in on ISIS in Syria, young mother Hoda Muthana is pleading for a second chance and the opportunity to return home to her family in Alabama. "I realized I've made a big mistake and I know I've ruined my future and my son's future and I deeply, deeply regret it," she said in an interview with The Guardian newspaper. Muthana is one of 1,500 foreign women and children living in a Kurdish-run refugee camp in nort..
February 18, 2019

Meghan Markle makes secret trip to New York City as she prepares for baby

Tolga Akmen -WPA Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK ) -- Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, made a surprise trip to New York City as she prepares for the birth of her first child. Meghan, who is due this spring, traveled to New York this weekend on a personal trip to see friends before she has her baby, according to ABC News royal contributor Omid Scobie. Scobie reports that Meghan is staying in a five-star hotel for a girls' weekend. The Duchess of Sussex left London on Feb. 15 and will be in N..
February 18, 2019

US Sen. Marco Rubio visits Colombia, addresses Venezuelan military

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(CUCUTA, Colombia) -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., made a surprise visit to Cucuta, Colombia, a town along the Venezuelan border on Sunday, visiting centers where the humanitarian aid is being stored. The senator also sent a message to Venezuela's military, which has so far stood by embattled president Nicolas Maduro and has blocked aid from entering the country. "Sometimes the time comes when we have to make a decision, a decision that will define the rest of our ..
February 18, 2019

Princes William, Harry splitting royal household: Report

Stephen Pond/Getty Images(LONDON) -- As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to have their first child and move to a new home, another big change is reportedly ahead for the royals. Prince Harry, 34, and his brother Prince William, 36, will split their royal households within weeks, according to the Sunday Times of London. "It is the end of the 'Fab Four' as we know it," Roya Nikkhah, royal correspondent for the Sunday Times, said of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan. "They aren'..