The Department of Justice is asking Congress to craft a bill suspending some Constitutional rights. The DOJ wants the power to indefinitely detain people. The powers extend to any emergency, not just coronavirus. The DOJ is also pushing to deny asylum to anyone who tests positive for coronavirus. [Link]
Massachuttes will deploy 2,000 National Guardsmen to help fight the coronavirus. [Link]
At least four US Senators have now been found to have sold off hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in stock in the days leading up to the coronavirus outbreak and stock market downturn. [Link]
2,600 personnel from European Command are in self-isolation. [Link]
The DEA claims to have struck a blow to a major Mexican drug cartel by arresting 600 of its members in the US over the past week. While the DEA claims this to be a success, it will unlikely do major damage to the cartel. [Link]
The US claims to have successfully test-launched a hypersonic missile glider. [Link]
Sixty lawmakers sent a letter to the State Department asking for an investigation into Israel using US bought military equipment to destroy the homes of Palestinians. [Link]
North Korea tested two short-range missiles. [Link]
At least 20 Afghan soldiers were killed by an insider attack by the Taliban. [Link]
The Taliban and the Afghan government have started negotiations over a prisoner release via Skype. [Link]
Israel’s Prime Minister claims to have come to a unity government agreement with the Blue and White party. The deal would make Netanyahu prime minister for the next year and a half before allowing the Blue and White leader to hold the position. The Blue and White party denies the report. [Link]
Iran released an American citizen under a medical furlough that has been held as a prisoner since 2018. The American is now staying at the Swiss embassy. Iran conditioned his release on him staying in Iran. [Link]
The State Department says it “deeply regrets” the French decision to release an Iranian man accused of violating US sanctions. The US had requested France extradite the man to the US. [Link]
Within the Trump administration debates continue to happen about attacking Iran. The Secretary of Defense and head of the Joint Chiefs are the two advocates for not attacking Iran. [Link]
Clashes broke out between the Saudi and UAE backed forces in Yemen. [Link]
A US airstrike in Somalia killed a 13-year-old boy traveling to school and a 70-year-old disabled man. AFRICOM denies the civilian deaths, claiming only militants were killed. [Link]
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US News The NYPD culture of impunity has allowed a police officer to keep his job for 18 years and receive thousands in raises even though the officer has routinely raped people on the side of the road. The city has paid out nearly a million dollars because of the...
US News Two Oklahoma police officers were charged with second-degree murder after they tased a man to death by shocking him 50 times. [Link] The anti-privacy EARN IT Act passes out of a Senate committee. [Link] The US sent two aircraft carriers into the South China...
US News Jeffery Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested in New Hampshire by the FBI on charges related to the dead sex trafficker. [Link] Large US corporations are threatening to pull ads from Facebook in an effort to get the social network to censor...
US News Seattle’s mayor ordered the police to clear the CHAZ. [Link] Minneapolis’ city council has spent $63,000 of taxpayer money to hire private security for themselves. [Link] A family had to demolish their home after a SWAT team destroyed it trying to remove a...
US News The Supreme Court ruled against a strict Louisiana abortion law. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal members in a 5-4 decision. [Link] The Colorado police officers that killed Elijah McClain were placed on paid leave after photos surfaced showing...