Hundreds of millions of people will be thrust into extreme poverty by the COVID shutdowns. The starvation caused by economic disturbances may kill more people than coronavirus. [Link]
Military contractors are hiring as tens of millions of Americans in other sectors lose their jobs. [Link]
Mike Maharrey explains how the government has expanded surveillance using coronavirus as the excuse. [Link]
House Democrats introduce a new stimulus bill that calls for $3 trillion in spending. The bill includes a small, one-time payment to Americans, and big bailouts for state governments, local governments, and the post office. [Link]
In a court filing, the FBI accidentally revealed the identity of a Saudi official who may have helped the 9/11 hijackers. The identity of the official had been kept secret. The FBI forgot to redact his name in a portion of a court filing that was made public. The official was Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah. [Link]
Senate Majority Leader McConnell is pushing to renew FISA authorities that expired in March. In the bill, it includes new government powers to be able to look up Americans’ internet search histories without a warrant. [Link]
Body camera footage shows a Los Angeles police beating a man for no reason. [Link]
A Rabbi in New York was arrested for endangering the life of a child because he let his young children walk to a nearby store. [Link]
The death toll from an attack on an Afghan hospital rises to 16. At least two babies were killed. [Link]
Afghanistan’s president says because of the attack on the hospital, the Afghan Army will resume its operations against the Taliban. The Taliban denied carrying out the attack. [Link]
At least nine civilians were killed by an Afghan government airstrike. [Link]
Russia says it is ridiculous for the US to claim it is still a party to the JCPOA. [Link]
Yemen’s southern separatists are refusing de-escalation and negotiation offers from the Saudi-backed government. [Link]
George Floyd Protests Minneapolis is considering a number of proposals to restructure the city’s police force including stripping money from the police. Another proposal called for disbanding the police. [Link] Customs and Border Patrol used an unarmed Predator drone...
George Floyd Protests The charges against Derek Chauvin have been upgraded to second-degree murder. The three other police officers who assisted in the murder have been charged. [Link] Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he does not support using the Insurrection...
US News A security guard was shot and killed by looters at a St. Louis pawn shop. [Link] The Department of Justice gave the DEA the authority to carry out covert surveillance of the George Floyd protest movement. [Link] One thousand six hundred soldiers are on standby...
George Floyd Protests Police officers started a riot in Pittsburg. [Link] A SUV attempted to ram a line of police officers. Two officers were injured. [Link] Police used gas, arrests, and military helicopters to breakup protests in DC. Video from yesterday shows cops...
The Murder of George Floyd The police officer who murdered George Floyd has been charged with manslaughter and murder. Derek Chauvin and three other officers were fired after they murdered Floyd. [Link] Will Porter covers the protests, looting, and police brutality....
US News Trump signs an executive order condemning social media companies for choosing to censor some speech. [Link] Twitter hid Trump’s tweet on the protests in Minneapolis for ‘glorifying violence.’ [Link] The US limits the number of charter flights to Cuba. [Link]...