News Roundup 5/6/21

by | May 6, 2021

News Roundup 5/6/21

by | May 6, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Biden administration says it supports allowing the WHO to distribute the IP for covid vaccines. [Link]
  • New DNA evidence strongly suggests Ledell Lee was wrongly executed in 2017. [Link]
  • Police officers got qualified immunity after they bullied a 13-year-old boy into confessing to a murder he did not commit. Police threatened him and fabricated evidence. The police also denied the boy access to a lawyer. The court denied the officers qualified immunity for that crime. [Link]
  • The police officer who shot Rayshard Books is back on the job. [Link]
  • The Attorney General is looking for an additional $85 million to combat domestic terrorism. [Link]

Foreign Policy

  • The Space Force is looking to develop super-soldiers. [Link]
  • Cyber Command is repurposing its counterterrorism task force to combat China. [Link]
  • Biden is planning to release a list of corrupt Central American officials that could be sanctioned by the US. [Link]
  • Biden waives restrictions on providing military aid to Azerbaijan. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that while US troops are leaving, the US is not withdrawing or disengaging from Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Afghan government reports 200 killed in recent fighting. [Link]
  • The US carried out airstrikes in Helmand, Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel carried out a military attack on Syria. [Link]
  • The Houthi invite Senator Chris Murphy to Yemen. [Link]

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