News Roundup 9/18/17

  • FEMA auctioned relief trailers just before Hurricane Harvey. FEMA said they were unsure if they had enough relief trailers to meet the demand created by recent hurricanes. [Link]
  • The Justice Department is ending a program that critiques local police departments. [Link] Police Fyle
  • The Innocence Project helped free an innocent man who was convicted of murder in 1996. [Link]
  • Harvard canceled plans to make Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow. The plans were canceled after CIA Director Pompeo refused to speak at the school. [Link] Whistleblower Fyle
  • Congressman Rohrabacher attempted to offer Trump a deal where Assange provides Trump proof that Russia did not provide the leaked emails. In exchange, Trump would give Assange a pardon. [Link] Whistleblower Fyle
  • A Federal judge says the Justice Department cannot withhold money from sanctuary cities. [Link] Immigration Fyle
  • A bomb exploded on a UK subway injuring 30. Two men have been arrested in connection with the bombing. [Link] UK Fyle
  • Trump says the US is prepared to “defend our civilization” from North Korea. North Korea says it is seeking weapons to achieve equilibrium with the US. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • Isreali settlers destroyed 70 Palestinian olive trees in two raids. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • The Iraqi government is beginning a military operation against the Islamic State in the Anbar Province. The US will support the operation. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Bin Laden’s son calls for jihadists to continue the fight against Assad. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria said they would not allow Assad government troops to cross the Euphrates River. Russia said Assad allied troops have already crossed the river. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Reports have claimed that Russia carried out airstrikes against SDF forces outside of Deir Ezzor. Several SDF soldiers were injured. [Link] Russia disputes the claim they carried out the airstrikes. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Reports claim that the US has given YPG and SDF militias $2.2 billion in Soviet-style weapons. [Link] Syria Fyle

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