Colorado abolishes the death penalty. The governor also reduced the sentences of the last three remaining death row inmates to life in prison without parole. [Link]
A commission examining if the US should include women in the draft or abolish it reached the finding the draft should be extended to women. [Link]
The FDA’s coronavirus guidelines barred in-home testing for coronavirus. Several start-up testing companies had already sent sample kits and received samples to test. The FDA has ordered the samples be destroyed. [Link]
The FDA decided to relax rules on ventilator production to make up for shortages caused by the coronavirus. [Link]
US troops are concerned the Pentagon’s inconsistent response to the coronavirus will cause it to spread more. [Link]
US sanctions are preventing Iran from more effectively responding to the coronavirus outbreak. [Link]
Four NATO service members, who recently arrived in Afghanistan, test positive for coronavirus. [Link]
Secretary of State Pompeo met with the deputy head of the Taliban in Qatar. [Link]
The Islamic State killed 25 people in an attack on a Sikh complex in Afghanistan. [Link]
Coronavirus has reached the Gaza strip. Residents are scared as they only have 20 ventilators that are not in use. [Link]
Turkey arrested 410 people for provocative posts about the coronavirus. [Link]
A Turkish prosecutor indicted 18 Saudis for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. [Link]
The Houthi are preventing a UN chartered ship from leaving Hodeida. The ship is carrying members of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government that is at war with the Houthi. [Link]
After five years of a US-backed Saudi war in Yemen, Yemen is unprepared to handle a coronavirus outbreak. [Link]
As Libya reports its first confirmed case of coronavirus, new fighting has broken out in the country’s civil war. [Link]
Chad says the Islamic State killed 92 of its soldiers. [Link]
US News DHS announces the implementation of the REAL ID Act will be delayed by a year to October 2021. [Link] The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigns. Modly fired the captain of the USS T Roosevelt last week. Then, Modly addressed the ship slamming its...
US News The US daily output dropped 29% since the first week of March. [Link] The Secretary of the Navy gave a speech to the crew of the USS T Roosevelt slamming the recently fired captain of the ship. The secretary is receiving a lot of backlash and calls to resign....
US News The FDA will allow medical staff in the US to use Chinese made KN-95 respirators. The respirators are an alternative to the N-95s. [Link] Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to prevent 3M from exporting respirators. [Link] The fired Captain of the USS T...
US News Over 6.6 Americans filed for unemployment this week. That is nearly double last week’s record-setting number. New York City police are arresting people for failing to social distance. Once arrested, they are put in a holding cell with dozens of other people....
US News The US will allow the sailors on the USS T Roosevelt to quarantine sick sailors in Guam. The Captain of the aircraft carrier wrote a letter warning about a catastrophic situation on the ship as he was unable to stop the spread of coronavirus. [Link] Trump...
US News The Department of Justice Inspector General found that every FBI FISA warrant had several problems and abuses. The average warrant had 20 problems, with one having as many as 65. [Link] The Pentagon wants to make its 5-year spending plan classified. [Link]...