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Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

On Friday, the Pentagon said Trump had ordered “a majority” of the U.S. forces in Somalia to leave by early 2021.

US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

Six U.S. airstrikes that killed more than 60 people in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to a Somali intelligence officer.

Court upholds Trump travel ban, rejects discrimination claim

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority.

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.

13 dead, more than 16 wounded in Mogadishu hotel blast

A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 16, and gunfire continued inside as security forces pursued the attackers, police said. Two more blasts were heard in the area, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest.

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as scores missing

More than 300 people are dead after the truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores of others remain missing, authorities said Monday.

Huge blast rocks Somalia’s capital; police say 20 killed

A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia's capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they'd heard in years.

Trump admin defends new refugee cap of 45,000 in coming year

The Trump administration defended its decision Wednesday to sharply curtail the number of refugees allowed into the United States to 45,000 next year.

US decries Islamic State ‘genocide’ of Christians, others

The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control.

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations recommended for New Hanover County employees

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Leland man charged with vandalizing Local’s Tavern

A man has been charged with vandalizing a Leland business over the weekend. 

City Council votes to permanently remove Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington

More than a year after the City of Wilmington removed two Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington, a decision has been made to not return them.

Multi-million dollar contract extended to preserve Wrightsville Beach Bridge

A preservation contract has been awarded to cover expenses to preserve the life of the South Banks Channel Bridge at Wrightsville Beach.