News Roundup 7/20/20

by | Jul 20, 2020

News Roundup 7/20/20

by | Jul 20, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Libertarian Congressman Justin Amash says he will not seek reelection. [Link]
  • A disabled vet was sentenced to 60 months in prison for having his medical marijuana in Alabama. [Link]
  • In Portland, federal agents are arresting people and placing them in unmarked vans. [Link]
  • A Michigan man had his home stolen by Oakland County for underpaying taxes by eight dollars. The man sued in court and “won.” The state will be forced to give him some money for his stolen home. [Link]
  • Parents of students in private schools are far happier with the school’s Covid response than parents of students in public schools. Parents are increasingly viewing homeschooling more favorably. [Link]
  • ICE has continued to move detainees between facilities during the coronavirus crisis, spreading the virus further. [Link]

China

  • For the second time in two weeks, the US sends two aircraft carriers into the South China Sea for maneuvers. [Link]
  • The US sanctioned four Chinese officials over their alleged connections to fentanyl trafficking. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Trump is considering Afghan War skeptic Will Rugar as Ambassador to Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • Witnesses in Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s corruption trial will begin testifying in January. [Link]
  • The UK reports carrying out major operations in Iraq against ISIS over the past few months. [Link]
  • A car bomb killed five people in northeastern Syria. [Link]

Libya

  • France, Germany, and Italy are threatening to sanction countries that violate the UN arms embargo of Libya. [Link]
  • The Libyan Government of National Accord is advancing forces towards the city of Sirte, held by the opposition Libyan National Army. Egypt has threatened to enter the war on behalf of the LNA if the GNA advances on Sirte. [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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