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Texas Passes Take-Your-Gun-To-Town Law

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The Inside Story of How Trump ‘Kept the Oil’ in Syria and Lost

Delil Souleiman/GettyAL-HASAKAH, Syria—When former President Donald Trump said U.S. troops would remain in Syria to “keep the oil” at the end of 2019, the Pentagon scrambled to deny it.American forces only stayed in Syria to comprehensively defeat ISIS, a spokesman explained; any military presence around the oil fields was purely part of the mission to overcome the so-called Islamic State.Two years later, the remnants of ISIS are diminished, but American troops are still on the ground, still helping to protect that oil.The official stance of the White House, the State Department and the Global Coalition to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria was then—and remains now—that keeping the oil is not the reason American men and women are still stationed in one of the world’s most treacherous conflicts. U.S. forces and the

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Motorcycle accidents, body in the river keep Mandan, Minot law enforcement busy over the weekend

It was a busy weekend for authorities in the Minot and Mandan areas.

First, during the evening of April 9th, a 53-year-old Bismarck man died after apparently crashing his motorcycle into the passenger side of a vehicle crossing Memorial Highway at Third Street in Mandan.

Police said the man was transported to St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the car was not injured in the crash.

Then, around 6:20 p.m. on April 10th, a 41-year-old Minot man was driving west on East Burdick Expressway in Minot when, according to police, he apparently lost control of his motorcycle, struck the guardrail and was ejected on the north side of the roadway.

He was initially transported to Trinity Hospital and then transferred to another medical facility out of state. His condition is unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, the Morton County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate

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Legislature: Helmet law repeal considered

Most every year, someone at the Legislature introduces a bill to repeal the state’s motorcycle helmet requirement.

Members of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee heard testimony Feb. 2 on this year’s proposal.  

The current state law requires all motorcycle or moped riders to wear a protective helmet.

LB 581, introduced by Blair Sen. Ben Hansen, instead would give riders 21 and older the option to wear no helmet, although it would require them to complete a certified motorcycle safety course and wear eye protection while riding.

One of the most important things Nebraskans can gain from the bill, Hansen said, is the restoration of freedom that the government has removed from motorcyclists.

“This issue is more than a medical or economic issue,” he said. “There are more than 55,000 proud motorcyclists residing in Nebraska that have a rich culture and history that just want the option to choose whether or

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Alleged drunk driver kills 3 members of a law enforcement motorcycle club, more injured

An alleged drunk driver is accused of mowing down seven members of a national motorcycle club made up of law enforcement professionals and killing three of those bikers.

The crash happened in Texas Hill County outside San Antonio, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, which said a driver going the opposite direction crossed the highway’s center stripe, which set off the tragedy.

“Please keep our brothers with the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club in ya’lls prayers,” reads a posting on the police department’s Facebook page. “The ride was in celebration of the club’s birthday when the accident occurred.”

The alleged drunk driver was arrested “for several counts of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxication assault,” the posting said.

Some reports claimed that up to nine bikers were hurt, but the Kerr County Sheriff’s Department takes issue with that count.

My San Antonio reports a retired policeman and two

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