News Roundup 8/23/17

by | Aug 23, 2017

  • Missouri’s Governor has issued a stay of execution for Marcellus Williams. William’s guilt has come under question because of DNA evidence. [Link]
  • A jury failed to convict four men accused of committing crimes during the 2014 Bundy Ranch Standoff. Two men were acquitted of all counts, and the judge ordered their immediate release. Two other men were found not guilty of most charges and will have a hearing today to determine how the government will try to proceed. [Link]
  • The Trump Administration is finalizing an executive order to put more detainees in Gitmo. [Link]
  • Julian Assange met with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to discuss the DNC email leaks. Assange told Rohrabacher that he did not get the DNC emails from Russia. [Link]
  • The Trump Administration has cut $100 million in aid to Egypt and delayed $200 million more. The cuts and delays to aid are because Egypt has failed to meet human rights requirements set by the US. [Link]
  • The US Navy will investigate the Pacific fleet after four incidents of ships getting damaged. The announcement was made after the USS John McCain ran into a merchant ship. [Link] Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin has been removed as commander of the 7th Fleet. The 7th Fleet has had four accidents in the Pacific since January. [Link]
  • Rex Tillerson complemented the North Korean government for showing restraint. The US also placed sanctions on 16 Chinese and Russian companies that the US claims are assisting North Korea. [Link]
  • Jason Ditz analyzes Trump’s claims from his Afghanistan War speech. Ditz explains how Trump misled the nation about Pakistan. [Link]
  • The Taliban has responded to Trump’s Afghanistan War speech by saying they are happy to continue the fight. [Link]
  • The first US troops part of Trump’s new Afghanistan War plan will arrive in Afghanistan in the coming days or weeks. [Link]
  • Patrick Cockburn writes on the extensive damage and lives lost in the battle for Mosul. [Link]
  • ISIS has set fire to oil wells near Tel Afar. [Link]
  • The US killed at least 100 civilians in Raqqa in two days. At least 19 of the dead are children. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia is creating a media blackout of Yemen by making it very difficult for journalists to travel to Yemen. [Link]

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

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