US Hits IS With Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb Ever Used [Associated Press]

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives. When it was developed in the early 2000s, the Pentagon did a formal review of legal justification for its combat use. The U.S. military headquarters in Kabul said in a statement that the…

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Trump Administration Deletes Español White House Site

After the Bush and Obama administrations maintained the Spanish language White House website, the Trump administration takes it down and it now displays a returned 404 error. Pages also notably absent include civil rights history, LGBT issues and climate change. “We hit the ground running on day one. There was a lot of work to do, and we had done a lot of work on the website to make sure that we were prepared to get as much information up as fast as possible[…]We are continuing to build out the…