News Roundup 6/17/17

  • Trump canceled never implemented Obama-era regulations that would allow foreign parents of American citizens to remain in the US. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump plans to roll back some of the Obama-era steps towards normalizing relations with Cuba. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump’s federal financial disclosures reveal he owes $315 million in liabilities. $130 million is owed to Deutsche back. [Link] Trump has about $1.4 billion in assets. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump went on Twitter to complain about being under investigation by an FBI special counsel. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • David Clarke withdraws his name for a position with Homeland Security. [Link]
  • Amazon will buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. [Link]
  • Huntington Ingalls won a $3 billion contract from the Pentagon to design and build a new amphibious assault ship. [Link] Wasteful Spending Fyle
  • A young woman has been convicted of manslaughter. She convinced her boyfriend to kill himself through text messages. [Link]
  • After five days of deliberation, a jury found the police officer who killed Philando Castile not guilty. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Twitter suspended al-Jazeera Arabic’s Twitter account for about 12 hours. Twitter has not given a reason for the suspension. [Link]
  • Saudi border guards fired on two Iranian fishing ships. One Iranian fisherman was killed. [Link]
  • Three Palestinians attacked Israeli police officers with knives. All three attackers and one policewoman were killed. ISIS and Hamas have both claimed responsibility for the attack. Israel claims the attackers were an isolated cell. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • Iraqi Army and Sunni tribal forces captured a border crossing point near al-Tanf. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • One report claims 100,000 civilians remain in ISIS-held areas of Mosul. [Link] The UN says that about 150,000 people remain in ISIS-held Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The Syria government is suspending operations in the city of Deraa for 48 hours. The suspension of operations started on Saturday. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The Yemeni government agrees to a UN-backed plan to turn the Port of Hodeidah over to a neutral party. The Houthi currently control the port and have not agreed to the UN plan. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle

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