News Roundup 12/23/16

  • Trump calls on Obama to veto a UN Resolution that is against Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump names Kellyanne Conway to be Counselor to the President. Conway chaired Trump’s presidential campaign. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump tweets that the US needs to expand and strengthen its nuclear capabilities. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Lockheed Martin’s stock drop after Trump tweets about the overpriced F-35 project for the second time. Trump says he is looking into contracts with Boeing to replace costly F-35. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • The percent of men who are in the civilian labor force is down from 87.4% in 1949 to 69% today. [Link] Economy Fyle
  • President Obama ends the Bush-era program that was a database of males entering American from mostly Muslim countries. Obama stopped using the program while he was in office but left the program idle for much of his term. Trump had announced plans to used the program. [Link] Immigration/Refugee Fyle
  • Two California police departments have been given the title of deadliest in America. The Kern County Sheriffs Department and the Bakersfield Police Department killed 14 people in 2015. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Edward Snowden pushes back against a House Intelligence Committee report released about him. [Link] Whistleblower Fyle
  • The suspect in the Berlin terrorist attack was shot dead by police near Milan. [Link]
  • There is a risk of war breaking out in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the president who recently lost his election is refusing to leave office. Citizens have started to form protests of the president’s refusal to give up power. The president has responded by killing at least 34 protesters. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • Car bombs in Mosul kill 23 people. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Turkish drones kill 29 civilians in Syria. This occurred after ISIS attacked Turkish troops and seized two Turkish tanks. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The Syrian army claimed victory in Aleppo as the last of the rebels were bussed out of the city. [Link] Syria Fyle

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