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Many had reportedly fled some of the hundred and fifty thousand or so people who left Afrin through a corridor. A Syria monitor says, two hundred eighty civilians have died in the Turkish operation. Ankara denies it. The question now is, if Turkey will move onto target other parts of northern Syria also. Held by the white PG who had caused terrorists separately as Syrian rebel group in the Damascus suburb of eastern Gudo says it is in negotiations with the United Nations to arrange for a ceasefire. President Trump is attacking fired FBI director, Andrew McCabe deputy director, Andrew McCabe saying on Twitter that McCabe never took notes while the two were together. He's raising doubts McCabe documented their interactions. McCabe memo's. Oh, are now believed to be in the possession of special counsel? Robert Muller's team in a separate tweet. President Trump renewed has concerned that Muller's investigation into Russian election interference may be biased against him. 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I'm still getting used to what my body can do shot some hitting and playing competing. Again, it feels good to be back out. There would says he could win today if he shoots very low score, but he'd also need a bunch of players ahead of him on the leaderboard do poorly. That's not likely since those players include majors, winners, Henrik, Stinson, Rory, mcilroy, and Justin Rose, Tom, Goldman NPR news, Orlando, and Joyal Snyder in Washington."