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FROM Amanda Fehd
California Fires Near Goleta and Big Sur The Gap fire north of Goleta and Santa Barbara doubled in size overnight to 2,400 acres due to “sundowner” winds blowing flames down hill toward some 200 structures.Up the coast, a resort destination and sub-culture known all over the world is more threatened than ever. All 850 residents of Big Sur have been told to evacuate, but not all are obeying the order.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.