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Father of U.S. Navy SEAL refused to meet with Trump

William Owens said he refused to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump back on Feb. 1 when his son’s body was returned from a mission gone awry in Yemen — the first such special mission of Trump’s presidency.

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Fact checking the Yemen raid

A Jan. 29 raid on an al Qaeda compound in Yemen went wrong, in part because an eight-year-old girl was killed (like her jihadi father, who was killed previously, she was an American citizen). NPR tries to sort out truth from fiction about the raid.

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Yemen looking at famine in some areas

The subhead: “Conflict has driven Yemen to the brink of famine. Few areas have been hit harder than al-Hudaydah, where many people are now bereft of hope.”

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The Yemen Raid: Risky and dangerous

U.S. President Donald Trump’s first foray into making life-or-death decisions as commander-in-chief ended with one Navy SEAL dead and more than 20 civilians killed, with the main target (an al Qaeda leader) missed. Was it worth it?

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