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Trump to host Otto Warmbier’s parents, who died after being held captive in N. Korea

Donald Trump says Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in counter-terrorism operation

The US President said Hamza bin Laden was killed in air strikes between Afghanistan and Pakistan. His father was a founder of the pan-Islamic militant organisation al-Qaeda..He was killed in May 2011.

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Soccer Fans Erupt In Boos When ‘President’ Is Mentioned At Military Swearing-In

The far right Proud Boys have repeatedly tried to make a scene supporting Donald Trump in downtown Portland, Oregon, but the president didn’t do well at a pro soccer game in the city this week.

The crowd at Providence Park erupted in noisy boos for the president on Wednesday during halftime at the National Women’s Soccer League game between the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage.

The Thorns were hosting a swearing-in ceremony for members of the military to express appreciation for service members on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, reports The Oregonian.

While fans cheered the members of the military, they reacted with boos during the part of the Oath of Enlistment saying: “I will obey the orders of the president of the United States.”

You can clearly hear it in the video above.

The event occurred amid a fan battle with men’s Major League Soccer, whose Portland Timbers are affiliated with the women’s Thorns and share Providence Park.

MLS changed its fan code of conduct to ban all political signage and displays at games. Some fans complained on social media that the swearing-in event was political.

Among signage now banned by MLS is an “iron front” symbol of three arrows pointing down, which was first used by an anti-Nazi paramilitary organization, The Oregonian reported. Fans say it’s not political but simply a message against oppression.

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Drew Barrymore's former California home is on the market for $9.95 million — look inside

The former Montecito, California home of actress Drew Barrymore is on the market for $9.95 million. Barrymore married Will Kopelman in the garden there in 2012 (they divorced in 2016) and sold the property in 2013 for $6.35 million.

The main house, which is approximately 6,258 square feet, has five bedrooms with five full bathrooms and two half-baths. The guest house is 382 square feet, with one bedroom and one bathroom.

Take a look inside.

The home was built in 1937 and renovated in 2016.

The kitchen has custom cabinetry and an island with a marble countertop.

The master bedroom has a dressing room and master bathroom.

There is also a sunroom that opens to a patio and garden.

Barrymore, who starred in and executive produced Netflix's "Santa Clarita Diet," was most recently on Forbes' list of the 100 highest paid celebrities in 2010 for bringing in $15 million. She is also an entrepreneur, with businesses including Flower Films and Flower Beauty. 

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Saudi Arabia reportedly shuts down half its oil production after drone attack

Saudi Arabia has shut down half of its oil production after drones attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in the kingdom, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The closure will impact almost five million barrels of crude production a day, about 5% of the world's daily oil production, the WSJ reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. 

Early Saturday, an oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil giant, was attacked by a number of drones, which sparked a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.

Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was one of their largest attacks ever inside the kingdom, the WSJ reported.

"We promise the Saudi regime that our future operations will expand and be more painful as long as its aggression and siege continue," a Houthi spokesman said. The attack involved 10 drones, Houthi said. 

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Trump to host Otto Warmbier’s parents, who died after being held captive in N. Korea

President Donald Trump is set to have dinner Saturday with the parents of an American college student who died in 2017 shortly after being freed from captivity in North Korea.

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An administration official says Trump will host the parents of Otto Warmbier, who they say was tortured after being convicted of trying to steal a propaganda poster while in Pyongyang and imprisoned for months. The 22-year-old Ohio native died days after being returned to the U.S. in a vegetative state.

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who officials say is among the 15 candidates Trump is considering to replace ousted national security adviser John Bolton, will also join the dinner.

Trump railed against North Korea after Warmbier’s death, but has softened his rhetoric as he has pursued nuclear talks with Kim Jong Un.

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