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Yemen's foreign minister Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi said that the country has asked for a "reassessment" of the U.S. raid last month that killed several women and children, per AP. He also denied reports that his government has demanded a halt on U.S. special operations.

"Yemen continues to cooperate with the U.S. and continues to abide by all the agreements," said al-Mekhlafi. He added that the government "is involved in talks with the U.S. administration on the latest raid."

The Jan. 28 raid against al-Qaida militants killed many Yemeni civilians, as well as a U.S. Navy SEAL. 6 U.S. soldiers were injured.

Spicer's take: Trump's White House Press Secretary said in his briefing yesterday: "The raid that was conducted in Yemen was an intelligence-gathering raid... It was highly successful. It achieved the purpose it was going to get, save the loss of life that we suffered and the injuries that occurred."

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Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

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A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes. A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.

Biden to Trump: "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life"

Former VP Joe Biden pushed back Thursday against allegations from President Trump, saying he had never profited from foreign sources. "Nothing was unethical," Biden told debate moderator Kristen Welker about his son Hunter's work in Ukraine while he was vice president.

Why it matters: Earlier on Thursday, Hunter Biden's former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, released a statement saying Joe Biden's claims that he never discussed overseas business dealings with his son were "false."