News Roundup 12/8/16

  • Trump picks Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump selects retired General John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. [Link] Trump Fyle 
  • Newly released documents from Edward Snowden shows the NSA determined who to bomb in Iraq in just minutes. [Link] Whistleblower Fyle
  • The Ninth Circut Court of Appeals rules that the government does not need a warrant to search your emails if you are emailing someone overseas who is already the target of an investigation. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • The NSA and UK intelligence agencies are able to intercept phone calls made aboard aircraft. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • While the operation to take Mosul from ISIS is moving slowly, civilians continue to suffer. 82,000 people have been displaced in Mosul since fighting began in the region in October. Children inside Mosul are getting sick from drinking unsanitary water. 21 people were killed when a bus bomb exploded at a market. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Iraqi warplanes kill at least 55 civilians when they bombed a market in the ISIS-held Anbar Providence. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Wikileaks released emails showing links between Turkish President Erdogan’s son in law and ISIS. The emails reveal that Erdogan’s son in law has close ties with the Turkish oil company that bought ISIS oil. [Link] Turkey Fyle
  • Gareth Porter details how the US airstrike on Syrian troops was preventable. [Link] Syria Fyle

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