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]
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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...