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Monday January 15th, 2024 day edition

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An unspecified U.S. fighter shot down an anti-ship cruise missile fired from Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen.

The missile was heading toward the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Laboon in the southern Red Sea, U.S. Central Command said Sunday evening eastern.

The missile was shot down in vicinity of the coast of Hudaydah by U.S. fighter aircraft.

This is the first time a shoot-down by an aircraft during this crisis has not had its service specified.

USS Laboon has shot down numerous Houthi missiles and drones in recent weeks.

A U.S. defense official has told The War Zone that the fighter was indeed land-based.

This would be the first known engagement of a Houthi weapon by land-based U.S. fighter aircraft since the crisis erupted. »

Ukrainian Sources: We Just Shot Down Two Of Russia’s Best Command Planes

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Ukrainian air-defenses reportedly shot down two of the Russian air force’s rarest and most valuable command aircraft on Sunday: a Beriev A-50 radar early-warning plane and an Ilyushin Il-22 airborne command post.

Ukrainian media has cited government officials confirming the purported shoot-downs, but there’s little hard evidence of the incidents.

Did the Russian command planes venture closer to the front line so their radars and radios might overpower the jamming? »

VA initiates risk-based audit into GCU practices

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PHOENIX — Another front has opened in the ongoing battle between the federal government and Phoenix-based Grand Canyon University, which already faces a fine of nearly $40 million.

The latest audit is the fifth federal action, and second by the VA, launched since GCU sued the DOE in February 2021.

Grand Canyon University already faces fine of nearly $40 million. »

Iowa school shooting: Principal Dan Marburger dies from injuries after Perry High School shooter attack

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An Iowa principal who acted heroically to save students during a mass shooting at Perry High School earlier this month has died from his injuries in the attack, according to his wife.

Principal Dan Marburger speaks during the Perry High School graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Marburger worked at schools in Perry, Iowa, for at least 25 years, according to the Perry Community School District. »