News Roundup 10/17/17

  • Hillary Clinton said Julian Assange worked for Russia during the 2016 election. Hillary blamed Assange, in part, for her loss. [Link]
  • A federal judge ruled police can seize your fingerprints to unlock devices that require fingerprints. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • A Florida man was arrested when police misidentified doughnut glaze as meth. The man was awarded $37,500. A different Florida man was spent 90 days in jail when police misidentified drywall dust as cocaine. [Link] War on Drugs Fyle
  • The US shipped Saudi Arabia $70 million more in weapons during the first eight months of 2017 than during the first eight months of 2016. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Two leaders of the Catalan independence movement have been jailed while they are investigated for sedition. [Link] Spain Fyle 
  • The two leaders of the Islamic State-linked jihadist group controlling the city Marawi have been killed. [Link]
  • The Iraqi government forces have taken several positions in and around the city of Kirkuk. Kirkuk was previously held by the Kurdish forces. Some fighting has been reported, but Kurdish forces have mostly withdrawn. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Kurdish families fled Kirkuk as the Iraqi army advanced on and took control of the city. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • The leader of Iraqi Kurdish forces said the Iraqi government’s offensive against Kirkuk amounts to a declaration of war. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • 400,000 Iraqi children are still displaced from the battle for Mosul. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • The Syrian Arab Army is quickly advancing against the Islamic State in the Deir Ezzor Province. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Israeli warplanes hitting Syrian targets were fired on by Syrian anti-aircraft weapons. Israeli responded by bombing Syrian anti-aircraft weapon. [Link] Syria Fyle

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