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US launches drone strikes in Somalia after deadly car bombing

Three drone airstrikes on Sunday against the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabab in Somalia killed four militants, according to the U.S. military.

U.S. Africa Command officials said an initial assessment concluded that two airstrikes killed two militants and destroyed two vehicles in Qunyo Barrow, and the third airstrike killed two militants in Caliyoow Barrow.

The precision airstrikes, which were in coordination with the Somali government, came a day after a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital killed at least 78 people.

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People salvaging goods after a car bomb destroyed shops in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsame)

“Since (Al-Shabab)’s first external attack in 2010, the group has ruthlessly killed hundreds,” said the director of operations for U.S. Africa Command, Army Maj. Gen. William Gayler, in a statement. “They have attacked and killed African partners, allies, and fellow Americans.  They are a global menace and their sights are set on exporting violence regionally and eventually attacking the U.S. homeland.”

SOMALIA SHOOTOUT SPREADS FROM PRESIDENTIAL PALACE TO HOTEL; 5 ISLAMIC EXTREMIST REBELS KILLED

U.S. Africa Command officials said no civilians were injured or killed in the airstrikes, and the military complied with the principles of the Law of Armed Conflict to ensure the safety of civilians.

While no group has yet claimed responsibility for the Mogadishu bombing, Somalia’s president blamed the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorist organization, which attacked the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital earlier this month.

The U.S. military also carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Sunday — days after a U.S. defense contractor was killed at a military compound in a rocket attack.

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Military jet fighters conducted “precision defensive strikes” on five sites of Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Iraqi militia, Jonathan Hoffman, a spokesman for the Pentagon, told Fox News. Two defense officials added that Air Force F-15 jet fighters carried out the strikes.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien traveled Sunday to Mar-a-Lago in Florida to meet with President Trump. “We discussed with him other options that are available, and I would note also that we will take additional actions as necessary to ensure that we act in our own self-defense and we deter further bad behavior from militia groups or from Iran,” Esper told reporters.

Fox News’ Mike Arroyo, Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tennessee Titans’ Derrick Henry thanks kitchen, maintenance staff after securing rushing title

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Tennessee Titans star Derrick Henry claimed the rushing title after his performance Sunday against the Houston Texans and thanked everyone in the organization for helping him, right down to the maintenance and kitchen staff.

Henry rushed for 211 yards and scored three touchdowns on 32 carries in the Titans’ must-win over the Texans.

The win helped push Tennessee into the final AFC playoff spot.

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Henry was very thankful to the entire Titans organization in his postgame interview with CBS Sports sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson.

“I just appreciate my team, appreciate my coaches, appreciate everybody involved, from my coaches, my teammates, the training staff… people in the kitchen at the facility, people who clean the building. All of this is for them. I’m so thankful. The big goal was making it to the postseason. I’m happy with that,” Henry said.

CINCINNATI BENGALS’ JOE MIXON ACCIDENTALLY NAILS REFEREE WITH HELMET WHILE CELEBRATING WIN

PHILIP RIVERS EMOTIONAL AS HE REALIZES HE MAY HAVE PLAYED FINAL GAME WITH CHARGERS

The Alabama product finished the 2019 regular season with 1,540 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. He beat out Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb who finished the season with 1,494 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.

Chubb had only 41 rushing yards in the Browns’ loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Henry has had two straight seasons of 1,000 rushing yards or more.

The Titans will have to face the New England Patriots in the AFC Wild Card playoff round.

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New York rabbi whose home was scene of machete attack speaks out: ‘We will forge forward in faith’

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Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, whose home was invaded Saturday night in a horrifying attack labeled an anti-Semitic act of “domestic terrorism,” released a powerful statement Sunday writing that the Jewish people will “forge forward in faith” following a week of anti-Semitic attacks marking a disturbing sign of anti-Semitism on the rise, investigators said.

“First and foremost, we would like to publicly proclaim our thanks to the One Above who performed a modern-day Chanukah miracle,” the statement read.

“Last night’s brutal attack sent shock waves through our community and around the world; yet, with God’s help, the casualties were less extensive than what might have been. Our hearts and prayers are will all those who were injured, especially the elderly congregant who remains in critical condition at this time.”

CUOMO CALLS MACHETE ATTACK DURING HANUKKAH CELEBRATION AN ‘ACT OF TERRORISM’

Police have identified the man accused of entering Rotenberg’s Monsey, New York, home during a Hanukkah celebration and stabbing five Hasidic Jews with a machete, as Grafton E. Thomas, 37, of Greenwood Lake, N.Y.

One person was very seriously wounded and remained in critical condition. The rabbi’s son also was injured; his status and those of the other victims were not clear.

In his first public statement since the attack, Rottenberg expressed his gratitude to the first responders on the scene, crediting their “quick actions” for saving lives and “capturing the evil perpetrator.”

“We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the myriad emergency response crews, police and official dignitaries, including local, state and federal officials who sprang into action with impressive readiness, professionalism, and concern,” he wrote in the statement released on Twitter. “Your quick actions saved lives and led to the capture of the evil perpetrator.”

The rabbi also thanked Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who called the attack an act of “terrorism” and challenged his state to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hate.

NEW YORK MACHETE STABBINGS AT HANUKKAH EVENT IN RABBI’S HOME RESULT IN 5 WOUNDED: REPORTS

Cuomo also referred to the hatred on display the night before as “an American cancer in the body politic.”

“This is intolerance meets ignorance meets illegality,” he said, adding: “This is an intolerant time in this country. We see anger. We see hatred exploding.” Cuomo said that in the new year, he will propose measures to punish perpetrators of acts like these as terrorists.

Rottenberg thanked Cuomo for making the “vital public statement that action against hatred will be swift,” and reiterated his message that “Jews around New York and the world stand united as one.”

Immediately following the attack, Rottenberg and his followers gathered at the adjacent synagogue, which the rabbi led, and sang together in prayer celebrating the seventh night of Hannukah.

“The grace of God did not end and his mercy did not leave us,” they sang, according to a translation of their song posted online.

NEW YORK JEWS CONTINUE HANUKKAH CELEBRATIONS AFTER STABBING AT RABBI’S HOME THAT LEFT 5 WOUNDED 

“With singing and dancing, the Rabbi and his congregants declared their gratitude and exemplified the message of ‘we will persevere,'” Naftali Silberberg, a secretary for Congregation Netzach Yisroel, wrote in the statement.

Rottenberg added that his community would take the necessary safety precautions moving forward, such as locking synagogue and school doors while in session — but that they will forge forward in faith and thanks that we continue to live under G-d’s ultimate protection.”

New York state Assemblyman Dov Hikind said Sunday that the attack was a symptom of a much larger concern of rampant anti-Semitism, after nearly a dozen beatings of Jewish people in the streets of New York City this week and a massacre at a kosher grocery store in Jersey City, N.J., that left several dead earlier this month.

“Anti-Semitism is out of control,” Hikind told “America’s News HQ.”

“What we see now is systematic day-in, day-out horrible things happening,” Hikind said.

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The suspect pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary.

Bail was set at $5 million.

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New Report Details Unrest Among Trump Officials As Trump Withheld Ukraine Aid

A new report meticulously details the unrest in President Donald Trump’s administration during the time Trump ordered military aid be withheld from Ukraine until the country carried out investigations that would benefit Trump personally. 

On Sunday, the New York Times published a thorough account of the shock and consternation expressed by some officials who were ordered to carry out the scheme that ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment in December. The Times story brings together independent reporting ― including newly acquired emails ― and testimony from the House’s impeachment inquiry to depict a cleaved administration, in which some officials in various agencies helped Trump withhold aid from an ally in need and others expressed worry about the legality, morality and potential fallout of the effort. 

In one instance, the Times wrote that Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former National Security Adviser John Bolton unsuccessfully tried to convince Trump to release the aid in a frank conversation that took place in the Oval Office. 

“This is in the interest of the country,” Bolton reportedly said, with Esper chiming in to convey the benefits that America derives from a strong Ukraine. But the Times said Trump was unmoved and continued to order officials in all three agencies to withhold the aid. Trump ultimately released the aid in September after news reports revealed that a whistleblower filed a complaint sounding the alarm.

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BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images National Security Advisor John R. Bolton (left), acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney (center) and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The Times’ account also provides previously unknown details about the extent to which Trump’s chief of staff and head of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, worked with a cadre of budget officials to withhold the aid; retain plausible deniability; and ultimately pass the blame for it to others in the administration when Congress and wary citizens began to scrutinize it more closely. 

By late summer, top lawyers at OMB, who had previously coordinated with White House and Justice Department lawyers on withholding the aid, “were developing an argument — not previously divulged publicly — that Mr. Trump’s role as commander in chief would simply allow him to override Congress on the issue.”

For his part, Mulvaney allegedly sought to avoid conversations that could endanger himself or put Trump in a precarious legal position. According to the Times, “Mr. Mulvaney is said by associates to have stepped out of the room whenever Mr. Trump would talk with Mr. Giuliani to preserve Mr. Trump’s attorney-client privilege.”

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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters President Donald Trump looks at Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney during a meeting in December.

Mulvaney reportedly worked closely with acting OMB head Russell Vought, associate OMB director Michael Duffey, White House assistant Robert Blair, and OMB top lawyer Mark Paoletta to carry out Trump’s wishes to withhold military funding from Ukraine.

But as the plan unraveled and the world got word of Trump’s efforts, Duffey tried to pass the buck, according to the Times, and attempted to cleanse himself and others involved of responsibility for withholding the aid.

Despite a months-long dispute with Elaine McCuster, the Pentagon’s top budget official, in which Duffey argued the aid could be withheld indefinitely, Duffey later wrote an email to McCuster blaming the Pentagon if the aid were to be delivered after the September deadline.

“You can’t be serious,” McCuster reportedly responded. “I am speechless.”

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Armed Forces Bowl 2020: Southern Miss vs. Tulane preview, how to watch & more

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The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be played between the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the Tulane Green Wave on Jan. 4, 2020. The game will be played at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

Southern Miss enters the game with a 7-5 overall record and a 5-3 record in Conference USA. Tulane enters the game with a 6-6 record overall and a 3-5 record in the American Athletic Conference.

The Golden Eagles are in their first bowl since the 2018 season and third in the Jay Hopson era. Under Hopson, Southern Miss is 1-1 in bowl games. Jack Abraham leads the offense with 3,329 passing yards and 18 touchdown passes. De’Michael Harris is the team’s leading rusher with 541 yards on the ground and five rushing touchdowns. However, he’s questionable for the game with an upper-body injury. Quez Watkins has 1,024 yards receiving on 55 catches and five touchdowns. Linebacker Terry Whittington leads the team with 7 1/2 sacks while D.Q. Thomas has three interceptions and five sacks this season.

Tulane enters its second consecutive bowl game. Before 2018, the Green Wave hadn’t made a bowl-game appearance since 2013. The team won last season and will look to continue their streak at the turn of the New Year. Justin McMillan leads the team in passing and rushing. He has 2,229 passing yards and 14 touchdown passes while accruing 704 yards on the ground with 12 rushing touchdowns. Running back Corey Dauphine, who is questionable for the game with a wrist injury, has 569 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Darnell Mooney is the team’s leading receiver with 45 catches for 670 yards and five touchdowns. Safety Larry Brooks leads the defense with three interceptions.

This will be the 31st matchup between former Conference USA opponents. The Golden Eagles have won 23 of their 30 previous games.

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Sponsor: Lockheed Martin

Date: January 4

Time: 11:30 a.m.

TV: ESPN

Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

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ODDS

Moneyline: Southern Miss (+230), Tulane (-280)

Spread: Southern Miss (+7), Tulane (-7)

Over/Under: 56.5; Over (-110), Under -(110)

Betting odds courtesy VegasInsider.com

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Pregnant Rachel Bloom and husband Dan Gregor taken in by California couple after getting ‘stranded’ in storm

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Rachel Bloom and her husband, Dan Gregor, are forever grateful to one California couple.

On Friday, the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star sent out a tweet asking her followers if they had a place they could sleep. The two had been stranded during a storm in Bakersfield.

“We are stranded here or theoretically north of here (every highway going south is closed) and every hotel that’s open is at least a 2 hour drive away and we’re about to just sleep in our car,” the seven-months-pregnant Bloom added.

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Not too long after her initial tweets, the 32-year-old actress revealed that she and her husband found a place for the evening. One local couple, Kate and Steven, had reached out, offering their home to Bloom and Gregor.

“We were about to go to bed,” Kate told KGET News.

“We figured our house is a little better than a Denny’s parking lot,” Steven said. “Marginally better,” Kate teased.

She continued: “I tweeted and just said, ‘Hey, we have a room. There’s cats and dogs and pie and bagels. Come on down.'”

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Bloom and Gregor took up the couple’s generous offer, with Bloom later sharing a video to social media about the experience and noting that “kindness is not dead.”

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“I am just glad that we were there because it is so scary to have to sleep in your car,” Kate told the local outlet. “Like anybody, whether or not it is a beloved television personality, nobody should have to sleep in their car when it is 30 degrees outside.”

Kate jokingly added: “We all agreed she would name the child Karen Steven Kate” — referencing the couple and Steven’s mom.

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Baker Mayfield snaps back at hecklers before Cleveland Browns game vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was getting into a spat with Cincinnati Bengals fans while in the tunnel before his team took the field Sunday.

The fans appeared to be heckling Mayfield as he was stretching.

“You’re gonna lose to a 1-14 team,” the fan was heard saying on video that was circulated across several social media platforms.

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After another fan piggybacked on the comment, Mayfield snapped back.

“Why don’t you come down here and tell me that to my face?” Mayfield said.

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The fan replied: “We’re not allowed to, you know that! Why don’t you come up here?”

The Browns lost to the Bengals, 33-23, and fell to 6-10 on the season. Cleveland finished with the same number of wins as last season and a winning percentage of .375 – worse than last season’s .469.

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Mayfield finished 2019 with 22 touchdown passes and 3,827 passing yards. He told reporters he wasn’t exactly happy with the way the season turned out. However, he vowed to come back stronger than ever.

“Going to come back a different animal come springtime,” Mayfield said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts catches first career touchdown pass in fullback role

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New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts scored his first touchdown on a pass from Tom Brady during Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Roberts had been getting looks at the fullback position at points during the 2019 season and made it count when he caught a pass from Brady and ran it in for a 38-yard score.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS’ ELANDON ROBERTS EMBRACES NEW ROLE IN EXPLETIVE-LADEN RANT

Roberts celebrated with his fellow teammates on defense after the score.

He became the second defensive player to catch a touchdown pass from Brady and the sixth Patriots player since 2000 to score a touchdown on his first career catch. In doing so, he joined the likes of tight ends Matt Lengel and Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, offensive tackle Tom Ashworth and linebacker Matt Vrabel.

Roberts also recorded one tackle in the game.

Last week, Roberts expressed his full commitment to playing fullback, in an expletive-laden rant after a win over the Buffalo Bills.

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“To be honest, on every play, I just be like, whoever steps in my way, Imma run through their f—–n’ face. Period. Just like linebacker,” Roberts said, as the Boston Globe reported. “I’m looking to make the tackle and if I can’t make the tackle and you’re in my way, Imma run through your mother—-n’ face.”

“Same on defense, same on offense. When a linebacker steps into the hole, Imma run through their mother——n’ face. Period. That’s all I think about, making my block, running through a mother—–r’s face.”

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised Roberts’ development.

“You know, he started off with a couple plays and built that up a little bit,” he said, as Boston.com reported. “He’s done a good job with the opportunity he’s had in there. So, we’ve been able to expand it a little bit. He’s done a solid job for us. He’s another tough, physical player that’s good to have on the field in those situations.”

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Here Are Obama’s Favorite Books, Movies And Shows From 2019

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Continuing a much-loved annual tradition, former President Barack Obama shared his favorite books, movies and TV shows of the year.

On Saturday, Obama posted his book list, writing, “Here are the books that made the last year a little brighter for me. Most of them came out in 2019, but a few were older ones that were new to me this year. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.” 

His recommended reads reflected a diverse range of subjects and included works such as Jia Tolentino’s “Trick Mirror,” Sally Rooney’s “Normal People” and “American Spy” by Lauren Wilkinson.

He followed up with a list of his favorite movies on Sunday, which also included three TV shows that he said he considered to be “as powerful as movies.”

Those three shows were the Emmy-winning second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag,” the Netflix true-crime miniseries “Unbelievable,” and HBO’s “Watchmen” comic book drama.

The former president’s preferred movies included Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of “Little Women;” “Ford v Ferrari,” a sports drama starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale; and the coming-of-age comedy “Booksmart.”

Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and Martin Scorcese’s “The Irishman” were also on the list.

“Booksmart” director Olivia Wilde was clearly delighted with the shoutout, tweeting “OH MY GOD” along with a copy of Obama’s list.

The Twitter account for “Parasite,” a darkly comedic Korean thriller that also made Obama’s list of best movies, tweeted a simple “thank you.”

“This year’s list includes everything from explorations of class dynamics and relationships, to an inspired reboot of a classic graphic novel, to a portal back to one of the most special places in history — an Aretha Franklin concert,” Obama wrote on his list of films.

He also shouted out “American Factory,” a critically acclaimed Netflix documentary, which he noted was produced by he and his wife Michelle Obama’s own production company, Higher Ground.

Here’s his full list of best movies for 2019: 

While in previous years Obama has released his annual favorites in a single go, this year he has staggered the lists. He said to expect a list of his top music for the year in the coming days.

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Rep. John Lewis Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Westlake Legal Group 5e093087240000c81c5a47e8 Rep. John Lewis Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Rep. John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon, announced Sunday that he has been diagnosed with, and is undergoing treatment for, stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

“I have been in some kind of fight ― for freedom, equality, basic human rights ― for nearly my entire life,” Lewis said in a statement. “I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.”

The congressman said that doctors discovered the cancer during a routine medical visit and that testing this month reconfirmed the diagnosis. Lewis, 79, remained optimistic about his treatment.

“While I am clear-eyed about the prognosis, doctors have told me that recent medical advances have made this type of cancer treatable in many cases, that treatment options are no longer as debilitating as they once were, and that I have a fighting chance,” he said in his statement. “So I have decided to do what I know to do and do what I have always done: I am going to fight it and keep fighting for the Beloved Community. We still have many bridges to cross.”

Lewis is widely known for never giving up, and he played a significant role in the civil rights movement. He participated in the freedom rides, marches with Martin Luther King Jr., and protests calling for voting rights and an end to Black disenfranchisement in the South. Alabama state troopers fractured Lewis’s head during what became known as Bloody Sunday, when Lewis and several hundred other activists staged a peaceful protest march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965.

Lewis now represents Georgia’s 5th congressional district and is highly respected on both sides of the political aisle for his civil rights record. he is often called the “conscience of the Congress” by his fellow Democrats. He said Sunday that he intends to keep serving his district during treatment.

“To my constituents: being your representative in Congress is the honor of a lifetime,” he said. “I will return to Washington in coming days to continue our work and begin my treatment plan, which will occur over the next several weeks. I may miss a few votes during this period, but with God’s grace I will be back on the front lines soon.”

Many political leaders sent Lewis their love and wished him strength as he undergoes treatment.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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