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The U.S. continued airstrikes targeted at Islamic State militants in Syria, launching five strikes early Wednesday. One of the airstrikes damaged eight vehicles linked to ISIS in Syria while the other four occurred in Iraq. To date, U.S. Central Command has conducted 198 airstrikes across Iraq and – along with partners – 20 airstrikes across Syria, according to the military. Read more here…[NBC]

So this happened. In response to the sexual assault of a woman by three law enforcement officials in Oklahoma, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper gave this disturbing advice — don’t get pulled over and you won’t get raped. On Tuesday, Capt. George Brown told local NBC News affiliate KJRH during an interview that women should obey traffic laws in the first place so they don’t get pulled over. And when they do get pulled over?  Brown told the KJRH anchor that women can keep their car doors locked and speak through a cracked window if a trooper approaches them. If the trooper asks a woman to get out of the car, Brown said, she can ask “in a polite way” why he wants her to do that. But let us just point out that he believes his first misogynistic tip is his “best tip.” Read about it here…[HuffPost]

And then there was this. A Florida woman is accused of driving with her 5-month-old baby in the trunk of her car to avoid a citation for not having a car seat. During a traffic stop, police found the baby lying on a pair of hedge-cutting shears and surrounded by other hazardous items. Breona Synclair Watkins, 19, was arrested and charged with child abuse, resisting an officer and five traffic-related offenses, including driving without a license and failure to have a child restraint. Read about it here…[SunSentinel]

A 55-year-old North Carolina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he drove across country to confess to a 1997 killing because he thought “someone was on to him.” Matthew Gibson bludgeoned a stranger years ago and threw her body in the Colorado River. After receiving  voicemails and text messages from Walmart about a prescription for “Anita Townshed,” Gibson drove to Arizona, believing the name of the woman he killed was that of the prescription’s recipient. He also received an envelope with no return address that contained an ad from Walmart and started fearing that there was “a contract on his head.” Read about it here…[HuffPost]