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A new batch of e-mails released on October 10 by the WikiLeaks media organization includes one that Hillary Clinton sent to her campaign chairman John Podesta in 2014  informing him that the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia were providing support to ISIS and other radical groups in the Middle East.

A 98-page report completed by the Department of Homeland Security in May found that only 54 percent of people who entered our nation illegally between border crossings got caught during the 2015 fiscal year.

The U.S. Navy announced on October 10 that two missiles fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen landed near the USS Mason, a guided missile destroyer sailing off Yemen’s coast in the Red Sea. 

As the nation celebrates the federal Columbus Day holiday on October 10, a small but persistent movement to replace the holiday with alternative holidays such as  “Indigenous People’s Day” continues to pop up across America.

The cases of more than 56,000 Central American immigrants who entered the United States illegally since 2014 have been delayed for several years.

Speaking in Geneva on October 6, UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, warned that that rebel-held eastern Aleppo could undergo “total” destruction by the end of the year.

On October 3, President Obama schmoozed with actor Leonardo DiCaprio on the South Lawn of the White House, telling DiCaprio: “We’re really in a race against time,” to prevent what he perceives as the worst effects of climate change.

The nation awaits a decision from the U.S. court of appeals for the District of Columbia circuit in the case West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency — a lawsuit filed by 27 states and hundreds of companies and industry groups against the Obama administration’s “Clean Power Plan.”

The Supreme Court rejected a request from the Obama administration to rehear the case of United States v. Texas, which blocked the administration from implementing its plan to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

Continuing a trend reported in July, recent figures from the State Department Refugee Processing Center indicate a continuation of the wide disparity between Syrian refugees who are Muslim and those who Christians.

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