News Roundup 12/6/16

  • Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense, General Mattis, says the Iraq War was “probably a mistake.” [Link] Trump Fyle
  • The Walter Scott Murder trial ends as the judge declares a mistrial. The mistrial was declared after jurors could not come to a verdict. It appeared that all but one juror was for convicting the police officer who killed Mr. Scott. [Link] Police Fyle
  • A man serving life in prison for a non-violent marijuana charge is denied clemency by President Obama. [Link] War on Drugs Fyle
  • The US Forest Service policies on fighting wildfires have actually made wildfires harder to control. [Link] Regulations Fyle
  • Obama has abused the AUMF 2001 to justify many of his wars. He used the law to act against the will of Congress by attacking ISIS in 2014. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Israel is moving forward with a bill that will legalize illegal settlements in the West Bank. The settlements are illegal because they were built on privately owned Palestinian land. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • In Libya, in the city of Sirte ISIS is nearly defeated. ISIS is holding out in about 10 more buildings. The US conducted nearly 500 airstrikes in support of the offensive. [Link] Libya Fyle
  • 73 were killed on Sunday by Syrian and Russian bombs in Syria’s Idlib Providence. Syria is reported to have used barrel bombs in the attack. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Syrian rebel shelling kills a Russian nurse in Aleppo. The rebel shelling hit a field hospital. [Link] Syria Fyle

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