News Roundup 6/28/17

by | Jun 28, 2017

  • Three CNN employees resign after publishing a false story about Russia. [Link]
  • CNN sent out an email to employees about standards when it comes to articles about Russia. [Link]
  • Senate Republicans have delayed the vote on the health care bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted the vote was postponed because it did not have enough support to pass. [Link]
  • Three Chicago police officers were charged with felony conspiracy for lying during the invention into the shooting of Laquan McDonald. [Link]
  • 51% of people who receive a prescription of an opioid for pain also have a mood disorder. [Link]
  • A Flordia man spent 90 days in jail after being arrested for cocaine possession. The man was released after police had discovered the substance believed to be cocaines was drywall powder. [Link]
  • The US is beginning submarine war game with NATO allies. [Link]
  • A Supreme Court decision will allow to Trump enforce the travel ban in 72 hours. The ban will have some changes when Trump begins enforcing it. The ban will on longer include visa holders or those with a “bona fide” relationship with the US. [Link]
  • 1,400 Iraqi nationals living in the US have received a two-week hold on any deportations. [Link]
  • The EU fined Google $2.7 billion for abusing its dominance of the online search market. [Link]
  • The Queen of England will be paid up to $105 million this year. The Queen is getting about an 8% raise. [Link]
  • The FARC has completed the disarmament portion of the peace deal with the Colombian government. FARC will now become a Colombian political party. [Link]
  • In Saudi Arabia, the government is tearing down a 400-year-old neighborhood in a Shi’ite town. The Saudi’s claim this action is because the homes are unsafe. This move has led to some Shia gunman attacking. Saudi’s interior defense has cracked down on the city. [Link]
  • US Marines are returning to the Helmond Province of Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The US killed at least 57 in an airstrike on an ISIS prison. 15 of these killed were jihadists. The rest of the dead were civilians. [Link]
  • According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the US coalition killed 137 children with airstrikes from May 23-June 23 in Syria. [Link]
  • James Bovard writes on the dangers of Trump’s Syria policy. [Link]
  • Senior Trump Administration Officials had a hand in crafting the language of Trump’s warning to Assad. [Link]
  • Russia responds to Trump’s warning to Assad. Russia said the warning was unacceptable and that Russia was unaware of any Syrian chemical weapons. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama gives analysis on Trump’s warning to Assad. [Link]
  • In Syria, fighting between the YPG and Turkish forces is increasing. [Link]
  • In Venezuela, a helicopter was stolen by a revolutionary. The man shot at and dropped grenades on government buildings. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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