News Roundup 12.15.16

  • Georgia’s Secretary of State confirms that someone from DHS attempted to hack into their voter database ten separate times. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • The FED announced a rate hike yesterday. Rates will increase .25% and will now be between .5%-.75%. This is the FED’s first rate hike since last December. [Link] FED Fyle
  • Uber began testing their self-driving cars in San Francisco. The California DMV sent Uber a letter telling them to stop testing and get a permit to test. [Link] Regulations Fyle
  • Youth smoking continues to decline. Researchers now conclude that vaping is replacing the smoking culture among youth and not leading youth to smoke cigarettes. [Link]
  • An Army sergeant admits to selling weapons to a Mexican drug cartel. He pleaded guilty to the crime this week. [Link] War on Drugs Fyle
  • The DEA says that positive news stories about marijuana has made it harder to prosecute and enforce marijuana laws. [Link] War on Drugs Fyle
  • Representative Tulsi Gabbard says the CIA has been giving weapons to Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Those countries then give the weapons to al-Qaeda and ISIS. She believes both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are aware of this. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • The ceasefire never went into effect yesterday, and fighting in Aleppo continued for most of the day. The rebels said today that the ceasefire was back on and reports are that fighting stopped in Aleppo this morning. [Link] [Link] Syria Fyle
  • A US drone strike kills a family of nine in Mosul. At least 40 civilians were killed in fighting around Mosul on Monday. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • In Yemen, Saudi Arabia is using US made cluster bombs against civilian targets. In one attack, Saudi Arabia attacked fishing boats and killed a civilian. The US continues to support Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle

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