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Libyan military calls for a new cease-fire

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A second attempt at a military cease-fire in Libya may be on the horizon, after Operation Odyssey Dawn began Saturday. Coalition military efforts have reportedly crippled Libya’s ground troops and air capabilities.

According to UKPA, the new cease-fire was issued under a general banner of the Libyan government, and Gaddafi was not named specifically.

“We, the Popular Social Leadership of Libya, recommend to the armed forces to announce an immediate ceasefire to all military units,” said a government spokesperson in Tripoli, after an afternoon of heavy artillery fire in the area.

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Libyan government representatives have said that women, children and civilians have been wounded by the international coalition’s forces, but in a press conference earlier today, Joint Staff Director Vice Admiral Bill Gortney said Sunday afternoon that there has been no indication of civilian casualties.

The Libyan military agreed to a cease-fire Friday, but by Saturday, troops were marching toward rebel-held Benghazi. Gortney, however, expressed doubts that there would be a real cease-fire any time soon.

“I question anything that Gaddafi calls for,” he said. “He called for a cease-fire and then he moved his troops into Benghazi after the cease-fire.”

Gorney is not the only skeptic.

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“As with previous cease-fire announcements, we have to wait and see if it’s genuine,” U.S. Africa Command spokesman Vince Crawley told CNN. “We urge the Libyan government to do everything it can to demonstrate its sincerity.”


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Stephen Colbert rips ‘idiot’ GOP senator for defending Trump’s unconstitutional self-dealing

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"I have been as far from the insatiable black hole of news that is Donald Trump as you can get on this planet.

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Texas Republicans are abandoning the state’s GOP Speaker: ‘We no longer support him’

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Five Republicans considered senior members of the lower chamber issued a statement withdrawing support for him: State Reps. Four Price of Amarillo, Dan Huberty of Houston, Lyle Larson of San Antonio, Chris Paddie of Marshall and John Frullo of Lubbock.

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Donald Trump is making a mockery of Marco Rubio — and the Florida senator is letting him

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Sen. Marco Rubio was once one of Donald Trump’s most formidable opponents; now, the Florida senator bends over backward to excuse the president’s corruption.

In 2016, Rubio and Trump sparred frequently on the Republican primary debate stage. Trump picked the uninspired nickname “Little Marco” for the senator, which didn’t seem to do much damage on its own, but Rubio never gained the momentum or strength that his backers hoped would prove to be strong enough to take down the reality TV candidate. As Rubio grew desperate, he launched one of his most memorable and pitiful attacks by stooping to his opponent’s level, implying that Trump had a small penis. It was more of an embarrassing moment for Rubio than anyone else, though Trump helped himself with a crude rejoinder.

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