News Roundup 7/26/17

  • Trump tweets on the ending of arms and assistance to Syrian rebels. Trump said the program was dangerous and wasteful. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • A Florida police officer was fired for having several complaints against him and tampering with evidence. The officer was rehired by the same police force a month after he was fired. [Link] Police Fyle
  • The Senate is looking to pass a clean repeal of Obamacare. [Link] The Senate moved closer to a repeal bill with a 51-50 vote to repeal. [Link] Healthcare Fyle
  • This article looks at Representative Barbar Lee’s history of opposing war. [Link]
  • Senators are looking at changing some of the text of a bill that will make it illegal to support the BDS movement. The bill as written can lead to a $1 million and 20 years in prison for people who support BDS. Before the ACLU exposed the punishment, a bipartisan group of Senators had signed on to co-sponsor the bill. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • The House passed a bill that will add sanctions to Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The bill also places more restrictions on the president’s ability to remove the sanctions. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • A libertarian group in Cuba continues to face aggression from the Cuban government. Several members of the group have been arrested, and one member was recently kidnapped and beaten. [Link]
  • Worldwide 159 million people do not have access to safe water. [Link]
  • The Libyan Unity Government signed a ceasefire with the Libyan National Army. In the agreement, the two sides will focus on attacking terror groups rather than each other. [Link] Libya Fyle
  • The UN warns of escalation if there is not a solution to the unrest over the Al-Aqsa Mosque by Friday. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • Israel removed the metal detectors at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Israeli government then put up security cameras at the mosque. A Muslim cleric is calling for the removal of the cameras. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • During America’s 16 years long war in Afghanistan, the Taliban have built up a large number of US weapons and vehicles. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • The al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebel group HTS controls almost all of the Idlib Province. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Venezuela’s National Assembly has appointed new justices to the supreme court. The Venezuelan government’s intelligence service has arrested some of these judges. [Link] Venezuela Fyle

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