News Roundup 3/30/17

  • Seattle is suing the federal government for threatening to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • A longtime State Department employee has been charged with lying to the FBI about gifts she received from China. [Link]
  • States that have legalized medical marijuana have seen a 25% decrease in opioid-related deaths. [Link] War on Drugs Fyle
  • Trump informed Congress that he plans to sell 19 F-16s to Bahrain. The sale had been halted by Obama over human rights concerns. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • A suicide bomber uses an oil truck as a weapon at a checkpoint in Baghdad. The bomber killed at least 17 and was likely a member of ISIS. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • The Syrian government took a small town from ISIS near Aleppo. The town was important to ISIS strength in the region. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Turkey’s Prime Minister announced an end to the Turkish military operation in Syria. He did not say if Turkey will withdraw Turkish troops from Syria or if Turkey will start a new military operation. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Germany releases a statement on its involvement in the bombing of a Raqqa school that killed at least 33 civilians. The German statement on the bombing contradicts the US statement. Germany admits they lacked intelligence that ISIS was using the school. [Link] Syria Fyle

On Foreign Policy Focus#20, I discuss several current events related to foreign policy. I update civilians continuing to die from US airstrikes against ISIS. I explain why Assad and Israel threaten each other over Israel bombing Syria. I break down the US is boycotting UN nuclear weapons talks and a few more stories. LISTEN HERE!!

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