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News Roundup 2/26/21

US News Forty-one Republicans introduce a bill that will prevent Biden from lifting sanctions on Iran. [Link] USA Today gives a look at the massive US military operations around the world from 2018-2020. In those three years the US conducted counterterror operations...

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News Roundup 2/25/21

US News YouTube removed a Consortium News video that covered election suppression in the Georgia Senate runoff. [Link] Facebook plans to invest $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years. Facebook invested $600 million in the industry since 2018. [Link]...

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News Roundup 2/24/21

US News Twitter added a ‘hacked materials’ warning to an article published by The Gray Zone detailing how BBC, Reuters, and Bellingcat were paid by the UK Foreign Office. [Link] The US opened a new facility to cage migrant children. [Link] The New York police officers...

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News Roundup 2/23/21

US News Texas police arrested a man for walking in the street during the Texas freeze. [Link] The Los Angeles school district will cut the number of police officers in schools by a third. The cuts will allow $25 million to be redirected towards support services....

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News Roundup 2/22/21

US News Assange’s lawyers are considering a cross appeal to the UK High Court. [Link] Bolivia has returned the entire US-IMF loan the country received when a coup government was in charge. The $346 million loan racked up $25 million in interest when it was paid off....

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News Roundup 2/19/21

US News Legal marijuana jobs increased by 77,000 in 2020. Now over 300,000 Americans work in the weed industry. [Link] Paul Sperry was suspended by Twitter. [Link] Texas police killed a man by setting on fire with their tasers. The cops received qualified immunity....

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News Roundup 2/18/21

US News Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot took $281 million in Covid relief money and allocated it to police. [Link] An Appeals Court rules that NYC can release the misconduct records of police officers. The police union attempted to sue to keep officers misdeeds secret....

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News Roundup 2/17/21

US News Hedge fund Alden Global Capital will buy Tribune Publishing - publisher of the Chicago Tribune and other papers - for $630 million. Alden Global Capital already owns Digital First Media. DFM includes papers like The Denver Post and Boston Herald. [Link] The...

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News Roundup 2/16/21

US News Missouri sent letters to 46,000 residents demanding the repay money the state said it over-paid in unemployment. [Link] Ohio police arrested a mother of two for leaving her ten and two year old children home alone while she was at work. [Link] Biden has...

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News Roundup 2/11/21

US News A new bill proposes cutting civilian Pentagon jobs by 100,000. [Link] Facebook will begin limiting the amount of political content in some user’s feeds. [Link] Great Power Ukraine announces at NATO HQ it would build two new navy bases on the Black Sea and Sea...

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News Roundup 2/10/21

US News Gregory Berry was wrongfully convicted of murder. He was exonerated after the gunman revealed that police beat him until he said Berry committed the crime. [Link] South Dakota voters approved a marijuana legalization referendum. The state’s governor, Kristi...

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News Roundup 2/9/21

US News Facebook will crack down on vaccine misinformation. [Link] Cass Sunstein joins Biden’s DHS to craft immigration policy. [Link] A proposed House bill will make gun ownership highly regulated and establish a gun database. [Link] A federal appeals court ruled it...

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News Roundup 2/8/21

US News The Minneapolis police department obtained a geofence warrant. The warrant forced Google to give the police the names of the accounts of the people at an area of the George Floyd protest. [Link] Healthcare workers replaced police in 750 calls in the past year....

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News Roundup 2/5/21

US News The mayor of Olympia, Washington called protesters, who occupied a hotel demanding more aid for the homeless, ‘domestic terrorists.’ [Link] Phoenix prosecutors are labeling a group of young protesters, including minors, as a gang to charge them with more...

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News Roundup 2/4/21

US News The Biden Admin is continuing the Trump immigration policy of forcing asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their claim is processed. [Link] A new video shows police officers murdering a teen who was having a mental health crisis. Officers reported the teen...

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News Roundup 2/3/21

US News Biden undoes a late-Trump regulatory move that would have allowed doctors to more easily prescribe Suboxone to treat opioid disorders. [Link] The CDC says it can issue criminal penalties for travelers not wearing masks. [Link] The Pentagon declares climate...

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Conflicts of Interest

COI#68 – “America Is Back”

On COI #68, cohosts Will Porter and Kyle Anazlone break down Biden's first foreign policy speech as president. Biden's speech had little policy and most focused on slogans like "America is back" and "America is a country that does big things." On Russia, Biden...

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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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