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How a convicted terrorist became a US citizen

A one-time Islamic jihadist who spent years in an Israeli prison for attempting to bomb a bus was granted US citizenship and allowed to remain in the country for nearly a decade as federal authorities investigated his background, CNN has learned. The case of convicted terrorist-turned-US-citizen Vallmoe Shqaire raises questions not only about how Shqaire…MORE

Saudi activist hits the road for human rights

Manal al-Sharif, the Saudi woman who dared to drive, is once again taking to the open road to shine a global spotlight on what she views as the injustice taking place in Saudi Arabia. Sharif is driving across America, in partnership with the Human Rights Foundation, to raise awareness of her fellow female activists who…MORE

Leader of militia that has held migrants attacked in jail

A leader of an armed militia that held hundreds of migrants at the US-Mexico border was attacked at a New Mexico detention facility, authorities said Wednesday. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, the 69-year-old leader of the United Constitutional Patriots, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the alleged battery this week at the Doña Ana County Detention Center…MORE

USA Gymnastics’ new president gets slammed over comments about Nassar

USA Gymnastics’ revolving door of presidents has produced sweeping promises to recover from the Larry Nassar abuse scandal. But all four leaders in the past two years have faced widespread criticism over gaffes deemed insensitive to Nassar’s survivors. The latest example: Newly minted USAG President Li Li Leung told NBC’s “Today” show that she, too,…MORE