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As a U.S.-Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement between the opposing forces in the Syrian civil war is about to take effect on September 12, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a statement broadcast by state media, in which he said: “The Syrian state is determined to recover every area from the terrorists.”

North Korea announced on state-sponsored Korean Central Television (KCTV) on September 9 that the communist nation had conducted a “higher level” “nuclear explosion test” that “confirmed” certain features needed to mount such weapons on ballistic missiles.

A research paper published on September 7 in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB) said that “millennials” (which the researchers defined as young adults born between 1980 and 1994) are currently more politically polarized than Generation Xers and Baby Boomers and are also more likely to identify as “conservative” than members of the preceding generations.

The USS Firebolt, a 174-foot-long coastal patrol boat based at NSA in Manama, Bahrain, became involved in an encounter with seven Iranian Republican Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) fast-attack boats (FIACs) in international waters in the Persian Gulf on September 4. 

Hector Garza, president of a National Border Patrol Council union local, said that 80 percent of those caught entering our country illegally are released in the United States.

A report released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) on August 30 revealed that almost 1.1 million Americans have had their Social Security numbers stolen over a five-year period.

Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City on August 31, then delivered a speech on the subject of illegal immigration in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hundreds of American and British prisoners of war held captive by North Korea at the time of the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953 that ended hostilities were never released and likely suffered years of inhumane treatment in POW camps.

On Sunday morning, August 29, a group of about a dozen faithful Catholics stood silently outside Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s home church, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Richmond, holding up signs drawing attention to Kaine’s persistent refusal to abide by his church’s teachings on abortion. 

Recent opinion polls conducted around the world and in the United States found that the majority of people are opposed to the present large-scale levels of immigration.

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