A spokesman for the administration of President Hassan Rouhani said that the Intelligence Ministry, which nominally falls under the cabinet but also answers to the Office of the Supreme Leader, had warned Fakhrizadeh’s security detail, indirectly referencing the IRGC, about the plot several days before the attack. (The IRGC’s Ansar ol-Mahdi Protection Corps has been in charge of providing security to nuclear scientists, according to the unit’s then-commander Brigadier General Ali Nasiri in 2018, who once boasted that the assassinations of scientists stopped when the unit took charge.) The Intelligence Ministry, which has recently received a blessing to increase its staff by 50 percent, is trying to distance itself from the security failure and blame the Guard Corps. … [Read more...] about Iran Can’t Get Its Story Straight on Assassination of Top Nuclear Scientist
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Jennifer Moore, of Warrendale, was driving near Dodson, Ore., east of Portland along the Columbia River and the border with Washington, around 1 a.m. Jan. 13 when her SUV was swept away by the landslide, the department said in a news release. … [Read more...] about Oregon woman’s body recovered after landslide buried car under 15 feet of mud
“We’ve got to find our identity as a team,” Green said. “Sometimes we move the ball. Sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we defend. Sometimes we don’t. We’ve got to establish an identity and decide what kind of team we’re going to be. Are we going to be a ball-movement team or are we going to be an iso team? … [Read more...] about What happened to the beautiful ball movement that was a staple of the Warriors’ dynasty?
But perhaps the pandemic’s most important lessons will be that — despite unimaginable obstacles — passionate and talented professors will create powerful learning environments for their students. And students will remain undeterred in pursuit of their hopes and dreams through what remains America’s single greatest determinant of socioeconomic advancement — a college education. … [Read more...] about In the wake of COVID, signs of hope across higher education
Lauren Betts, Jr., C, Grandview — Considered the No. 1 junior in the nation by ESPN, Betts is the latest elite Colorado talent to commit to Stanford. A condensed schedule may derail the 6-foot-7 post’s string of 100-block seasons to start her prep career, but an elusive state title is there for the taking. … [Read more...] about 20 Colorado high school girls basketball players to watch in 2021