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Weekly Security Digest - March 1, 2020

US and Taliban sign historic peace deal to end 18-year war

America’s longest war finally has an end in sight. The US and the Taliban signed a peace deal Saturday that could see all American troops withdrawn from Afghanistan by May 2021, ending the conflict that began less than a month after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response

President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to lead a task force to combat the spread of the coronavirus, defying calls to appoint an outside expert to coordinate the response.

Border chief: Wall cuts illegal crossings 80%

A 20-mile section of new border wall built near El Paso, Texas, cut illegal crossings by more than 80%, the government’s top border official told Congress on Thursday.

Chicago Ignored ICE Detainer On Illegal Alien — Now He’s Been Arrested For Allegedly Abusing A Toddler

An illegal alien arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a toddler would have been in federal custody had the Chicago Police Department in 2019 honored an immigration detainer on him and not release him back into the community.

Coronavirus outbreak in Italy spurs State Department warning for Americans not to travel to 2 regions

The worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe has spurred the U.S. government to issue the highest level of warning Sunday to the two Italian regions hardest hit by the virus.


 

 

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"Magda is a veteran of the Gulf War from California. This past October she organized a 22-mile walk fundraiser to bring awareness to military personnel that commit suicide at a rate of 22/day. They started their walk at 7:45 PM and it ended at 5:45 AM on Saturday morning."

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