Todays News 10/27/16

  • Arizona is cracking down on unlicensed barbering and start fining barbers $1,500 for cutting hair without a license. [Link]
  • Kyrgyzstan loses its constitution. The country realized it is unable to locate the original copy of its constitution after voting to amend it. [Link]
  • Airstrikes hit a school in Syria. At least 26 are dead including children. It is reported that Russian planes were responsible for the attack, although no one has confirmed this yet. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Kurdish security forces are throwing Arab families out of Kirkuk. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • In the past week, ISIS has executed 70 civilians and between 20-50 police in Mosul. [Link] ISIS Fyle
  • After ISIS is expelled from areas, the IEDs they planted are left behind. In one Syrian town, IEDs killed at least 69 civilians, including 19 children. [Link] ISIS War Fyle

Todays News 10/26/16

  • In 2014 it was projected that Obamacare would have 22 million enrollees in 2016. Total enrollees for 2016 was only 10.4 million. [Link] Healthcare Fyle
  • AT&T is collecting a massive amount of data on Americans through a program called Project Hemisphere. The government is paying AT&T for this service. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • The Obama Administration is unlikely to release the order given to Yahoo to spy on its users emails. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • Several countries, including the US, have purchased the Medusa system. The system “vacuums up vast quantities of internet data at an astonishing speed.” [Link] Spying Fyle
  • The FBI is using people digital footprints to uncover and track potential terrorists. [Link] FBI Fyle
  • The International Criminal Court (ICC) is being undermined by the US. The United States has been bullying countries into signing Bilateral Immunity Agreements. Those agreements prevent US citizens from being subject to ICC laws. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Amnesty International claims that US coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed at least 300. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Venezuela’s Parliment has voted to begin impeachment proceedings against President Maduro for violating democracy. Maduro has dismissed this as meaningless. [Link] Venezuela Fyle

Todays News 10/25/16

  • The State Department under Hillary Clinton approved $165 Billion in weapons sales to countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation. [Link] 2016 Fyle
  • 5 lies that are used to try to get Americans to gain support for war in Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Israel’s defense minister said that in the next war against Gaza militants “we will completely destroy them.” [Link] Israel Fyle
  • ISIS has set several oil fires across the areas around Mosul. The fires are preventing a greater use of airpower for the US coalition. It is also hurting many Iraqi citizens who are forced to breathe in the smoke. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • A pregnant woman is shot by two police officers during a wellness check. It is reported that she was holding a gun. [Link] Police Fyle

Todays News 10/24/16

  • Up to 20 civilians were killed at a funeral in Iraq. Russia accused the US coalition of the attack, the US has denied having any airstrikes hit the area on the day of the funeral. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • ISIS sets fire to a sulfur plant outside of Mosul. The fire has slowed the Mosul operation and killed 9. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Villages outside of Mosul have been liberated from ISIS. After Iraqi troops left the liberated villages, ISIS fighter returned and executed hundreds. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • EU officials warn of a potential influx of ISIS fighters into Europe as ISIS is defeated in Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Pentagon backed Syrian Kurds attack CIA backed Syrian rebels. This is seen as a response to Turkey attacking Kurdish fighters who were fighting ISIS. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Peyton Pruitt is a teenager with autism and an IQ near 50. He spent the last year in jail for attempting to provide support to ISIS. A judge just ordered he be released. [Link] US Terrorism Fyle

Todays News 10/23/16

  • New York passes a law that effectively bans Airbnb. The law prevents apartment owners from advertising their apartments for anything reason other than permanent residency. Violators face fines up to $7,000 per violation. [Link] Free Market Fyle
  • A US postal worker dumps hundreds of pieces of mail in a ditch. [Link]
  • The Calfornia National Gaurd is forcing California National Guardsmen to repay wrongfully issued enlistment bonuses. Some Iraq War vets are repaying over $20,000 back to the government. The bonuses were offered as an incentive to meet enlistment requirement at the height of the Iraq War. [Link]
  • Support for marijuana legalization hits an all time high. 57% of American adults are now in favor of legalization. [Link] War on Drugs Fyle
  • A US destroyer sails near an island claimed by China in the South China Sea. The moved anger the Chinese government, who warned the US ship to leave the area. [Link] South China Sea Fyle
  • After Venezuelan President Maduro blocked a presidential recall vote, Venezuelan citizens take to the street in massive protests. [Link] Venezuela Fyle
  • ISIS continues its assault on Kirkuk, Iraq. Officials are reporting that at least 80 have been killed so far. [Link] ISIS War Fyle

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Todays News 10/22/16

  • Taser International Inc. is exploring the idea of attaching tasers to drones and selling the drone to police departments. [Link] Police Fyle
  • A potential new rule from US Customs and Border Patrol  would require foreign travels to give social media account information when entering the US. [Link] Immigration/Refugee Fyle
  • A cyberattack on Dyn caused users to be unable to access over 100 sites including Twitter and Reddit. Service was restored within a few hours of the attack. [Link]
  • EPA employee frequently watched porn on the job and even masturbated in the bathroom at work. The employee received performance bonuses. Another EPA employee also routinely watched porn at work until he was caught watching porn by a child on “bring your daughter to work day.” The employee was placed paid leave for one year and then he retired. [Link] Wasteful Spending Fyle
  • Aleppo ceasefire is entering day 2. Most citizens in rebel-held Aleppo still not able or willing to try to escape. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Reports of Syria rebel groups shelling government-held areas of Aleppo. The purpose of the shelling is to keep citizens from leaving rebel held Aleppo. The citizens are being used as human shields by the rebels. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • After killing 200 Kurdish fighters earlier this week, Turkey continues to attack Kurds in Syria. These Kurdish fighters are fighting ISIS in Northwest Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • A chart showing what topics were mentioned in the Presidential debates. [Link] 2016 Fyle

Todays News 10/21/16

  • The ceasefire in Yemen continues to mostly hold. A Houthi missiles was launched into Saudi Arabia killing 2 and a Saudi missile was launched into Yemen killing 3. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • US Service member killed by a road side bomb in Iraq. He was involved in the operation to retake Mosul. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • ISIS suicide bombers kill 16 in Kirkuk, Iraq. The Kurdish held city is under attack from IS fighters leaving Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • In Syria, Turkish airstrikes kill 200 Kurdish fighters. The Kurds were fighting ISIS at the time. [Link] Syria Fyle 
  • Philippines President, Duterte, says he will separate from the US and direct the countries diplomacy towards China. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Black college students graduate with nearly double the debt of white college students. [Link]
  • The Miami Beach city commission will vote on a proposal that will require the any Miami city departments to get approval for any new spying technology at a public meeting. [Link] Spying Fyle

Todays News 10/20/16

  • 2 Americans are killed and 3 more wounded at Camp Morehead in Afghanistan. The attacker was wearing an Afghan military uniform. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Assad makes a deal with Syrian rebels to allow 700 fighters and their families to withdraw from Damascus to the Idlib providence. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • US Air Force top officer says that the US will be involved in overseas war for the next 15 or 20 years. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • US and South Korea military officials agree to step up efforts to combat the “grave” threat from North Korea. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • Saudi Arabia will offer international bonds for the first time. The Kingdom will offer $17.5 billion in bonds that will help to cover the countries $87 billion defect projected for this year. [Link] Saudi Arabia Fyle
  • After 14 years of torture and captivity, Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been released from Guantánamo Bay without being charged with a crime. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • ACLU files a motion in court that would force the secret Fisa court to reveal rulings that deal with mass spying of Americans. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • Yahoo asks James Clapper to declassify a surveillance order the company has received. This would allow Yahoo to answer questions about the program used to spy on users emails. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • The Guardian is tracking people killed by police officers in America. The number in 2016 is currently 836. [Link] Police Fyle
  • US dairy farmers dump 43 million gallons of excess milk so far in 2016. This has resulted in US food prices dropping. [Link] Free Market Fyle

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Todays News 10/19/16

  • US carried out 36 aitstrikes in Libya from Friday to Saturday. The strikes targeted IS fighters who control Sirte. [Link] Libya War 2016
  • The UK and US reject the Russia and Syrian 8 hour ceasefire. The UK and US believe any ceasefire needs to be at least 48 hours. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • According to Turkeys Prime Minister, Turkish planes will participate in the bombing of Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The FBI has a facial recognition data base of 117 million Americans. The FBI and about 25% of American police departments can use the database to track and identify Americans. [Link] FBI Fyle
  • Judge Napolitano exposes potential bribery crimes between the State Departments in FBI. The FBI may have changed classification of documents to protect Hillary Clinton. [Link] FBI Fyle
  • 1.4 million Americans will have to select new insurance plans as their Obamacare insurance plan will be canceled next year. [Link] Healthcare Fyle
  • A prison food service provider is donating $80,000 to an effort to keep marijuana illegal in Arizona. [Link] War on Drugs Fyle
  • Ecuador admits it limited Julian Assange’s internet access. Ecuador says it does not want to influence the outcome of the US election. [Link] Whistle blower Fyle

Todays news 10/18/16

  • The US Navy’s new lighter and faster class of warships keeps running into mechanical problems. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Russia and Syria agree to stop bombing Aleppo for 8 hours on Thursday. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Thousands of Iraqi fighters have traveled to  Syria to fight for Assad. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Fighting for the Helmand Providence continues in Afghanistan. The Afghan government is claiming its killed over 100 Taliban fighters with assistance from US airstrikes. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • US troops are embedded with Iraqi troops near the front lines in operations to retake Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Turkish President Erdogan refers to an old agreement that says Mosul is apart of Turkey. This was a justification for why Turkey plans to be involved in the battle to retake Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • A North Dakota judged declined to sign off on the charges against journalist Amy Goodman. She had been charged for her coverage of the pipeline protests. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle