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February 22, 2019

‘ISIS bride’ sues US to enter amid citizenship fight, debate over fleeing fighters

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The father of a so-called "ISIS bride," who was born and raised in the U.S. and now wants to return home with her son, has sued the Trump administration after it declared that she is not a citizen and has no right to enter the country. The lawsuit, which was filed against President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, comes amid a storm of legal questions over the fate of foreign terrorist fighters who have been captured as the last ISIS territory is retaken b..
February 22, 2019

Powerful 7.5 earthquake hits near Peru-Ecuador border

kickers/iStock(PALORA, Ecuador) -- A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck eastern Ecuador early Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The tremor originated near the Ecuadorian border with Peru, about 82 miles below the surface. The earthquake did not trigger a tsunami, and there were no immediate reports of deaths. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
February 22, 2019

SpaceX launches Israeli lunar spacecraft into orbit

SpaceX(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) -- Israel's Beresheet robot took off on a historic moon mission, with the help of SpaceX, on Thursday night. SpaceIL and the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries launched the unmanned spacecraft from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at around 9 p.m. using a SpaceX Falcon rocket. The Beresheet robot, which is about the size of a washing machine, will begin its mission with a ride around Earth's orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It's s..
February 22, 2019

Pope Francis calls for ‘concrete and effective measures’ at historic sex abuse summit

Birute/iStock(ROME) -- On the first day of a historic conference that’s likely to become a defining moment of his papacy, Pope Francis appeared prepared to tackle the excruciating, decades-long epidemic of child sex abuse at the hands of Catholic priests. “We hear the cry of little ones calling for justice,” the pope said as he gaveled to order the church’s first ever worldwide conference on the protection of minors. More than 190 bishops and cardinals were summoned to Rome to participate in the..