10 things you need to know today: May 23, 2016

Today’s headlines ….

The Fifth Column

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1. Obama fully lifts Vietnam arms embargo
President Obama said Monday in Hanoi that the U.S. was fully lifting a half-century old ban on selling weapons to Vietnam. Obama made the announcement during his first visit to the communist country — 41 years after the end of the Vietnam War — saying the historic move “removes a lingering vestige of the Cold War.” Activists had urged the U.S. to continue the embargo to pressure Vietnam on human rights. Others said ending it would help Vietnam counter China’s push into the contested South China Sea.

Source: The Washington Post

2. Iraq launches bid to retake Fallujah from ISIS
Iraqi forces launched an offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Sunday. Ahead of the operation, the government warned residents to leave town or wave the…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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