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February 20, 2019

Former ISIS bride who left US for Syria says she ‘interpreted everything very wrong’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In her first television interview, a 24-year-old Alabama woman who spent four years as an ISIS bride told ABC News that she'd felt obligated to go to Syria once the so-called caliphate had been announced by the terror group. Hoda Muthana was born in New Jersey and moved to New York and then Washington, D.C., before finally settling with her family in Alabama as a seventh-grader, she said. Muthana said she had a good relationship with her family but found home life ver..
February 19, 2019

Meghan Markle spotted in New York City ahead of her baby shower

Gotham/GC Images via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Meghan Markle was spotted leaving a posh Upper East Side hotel Tuesday, ahead of her baby shower in New York City. The Duchess of Sussex, 37, cradled her bump as she left the Mark Hotel wearing a black top, black skinny jeans, heels and sunglasses. Markle, who is due this spring, was surrounded by security as she left the hotel during her five-night stay in New York City that began last Friday when she arrived from London. She is reportedly having l..
February 19, 2019

What to know about Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on his Trump visit

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump will host the Austrian chancellor in the White House. So, who is Sebastian Kurz and what is there to know about him? The basics At just 32 years old, Sebastian Kurz is Europe's youngest head of state and leads the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP). After running a campaign that adopted hard-line positions on immigration, he took office in December 2017, entering into a governing coalition with the nationalist, ..
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..