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The president will send 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help combat the spread of the deadly virus, construct new treatment centers, and train health workers.
According to reports, Russian artillery units are firing at the Ukrainian military. Also, a Russian convoy delivering aid to eastern Ukraine crossed the border into the region without permission.
A Guardian reporter witnessed several Russian vehicles moving toward Ukraine Thursday, but said they weren’t the size of a “proper invasion force.”
Video released Sunday evening by the U.S. military shows an airdrop into northern Iraq from the day before.
“Statements from political and other leaders that the U.S. is cutting assistance to Ugandans in urgent need of health services … [are] patently false,” the U.S. Embassy said in a statement.
Islamist groups have recently captured key bases and interdicted supplies destined for the Free Syrian Army, putting the fate of the U.S.-backed force into serious question. “I think Western opposition policy is collapsing.”
Islamist fighters pried key bases and warehouses from U.S.-backed rebels in northern Syria last week, causing the U.S. to suspend its assistance there. “We are obviously very concerned,” a U.S. official said.
“The United States continues to support a democratic transition and oppose violence as a means of resolving differences within Egypt,” state department spokesperson says.
Announced this morning by Secretary of State John Kerry, the U.S. will for the first time give direct nonlethal aid to forces opposing President Bashar Assad.
Hundreds of runners banded together on the day of the marathon to help those most affected by Sandy.
A collection of artwork attempting to raise money for relief efforts in Japan. Despite all of the taco shop brawls and farting Charlie Sheens, sometimes the internet can do good. Links to the individual artist or fundraising page are provided if you feel like chipping in. *This post has been edited to remove a trans slur.*
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