News Roundup 5/17/21

by | May 17, 2021

News Roundup 5/17/21

by | May 17, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A Louisville detective, Mark Handy, was sentenced to a year in prison for falsifying evidence and testimony that led to four men serving decades in jail. One of the men has been released after ten years and received $8.5 million from the city. [Link]
  • A North Carolina jury awarded $31 million each to Henry McCollum and Leon Brown who spent 31 years in jail for a murder they did not commit. [Link]
  • A 38-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for 1.5 oz of cannabis. [Link]
  • Biden adds Neera Tanden to his administration as a senior advisor. [Link]
  • Democrats introduce a $2 billion spending bill to increase security at the capital. [Link]

Foreign Policy

  • The US spent 15 years and $16 billion on the littoral combat ship program. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken is working on an Arctic cooperation agreement with Greenland. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • The Taliban met with the Afghan government in Doha. [Link]
  • A three-day ceasefire between the Taliban and the Afghan government expired. ISIS-K carried out attacks in Afghanistan during the ceasefire. [Link]

Israel

  • France bars pro-Palestinian rallies. [Link]
  • Some Italian dockworkers are refusing to load weapons onto ships headed to Israel. [Link]
  • At least 200 people in Gaza have been killed, including 59 children. [Link]
  • Israel bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital. [Link]
  • Israeli President Netanyahu says the bombing of Gaza isn’t over. [Link]
  • At least ten Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank on Friday. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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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