Shutdown, Syria, Jayme Closs: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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As recently as Sunday, the White House national security adviser, John Bolton, said the pullout was conditional. Then early Friday, a vaguely worded statement coming from the American military headquarters in Baghdad said the withdrawal process had begun.

The surprise announcement came amid continuing confusion over plans to disengage coming from one of the Middle East’s most complex conflicts.

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5. Poland has arrested two telecommunications executives, including a Chinese employee of Huawei, along with charged them with spying for Beijing.

7. “Our city is actually Latino along with we bring our cultures with us coming from different countries.”

There are 50,000 street vendors in Los Angeles, according to official estimates, along with selling on the city’s sidewalks is actually often the first profession for newly arrived immigrants.

however for over a century, sidewalk vending has been officially forbidden along with many on the streets faced crackdowns. right now, as part of California’s push to protect undocumented immigrants, Los Angeles has legalized the trade.