News Roundups 12/18/16

  • Judge Napolitano says Russia was not behind the DNC/Podesta hacks and people within the US intelligence agencies would have had the motivation to leak the emails. [Link]
  • The DEA makes CBD oil a schedule 1 drug. CBD oil is a non-psychoactive extract from the cannabis plant. Many people use CBD to treat seizures. Making CBD a schedule 1 drug puts it in the same category as heroin. [Link] War on Drugs Fyle
  • Venezuela deploys its national guard to stop rioters. The Venezuelan government eliminated the 100 Bolivar bill as currency but failed to exchange the bill for smaller bills as promised. The Venezuelans started to riot after the banks did not open to exchange the bills. [Link] Venezuela Fyle
  • Reports surface of Iraqi militias killing prisoners suspected of being members of ISIS. The group accused of killing prisoners is made up of Sunni tribal fighters and Popular Mobilization Forces. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • In Yemen, a suicide bomber blows himself up in a crowd of soldiers waiting to collect paycheck killing at least 49. A week ago a similar attack killed 50 soldiers. Islamic State claimed responsibility for both attacks and both attacks occurred in the port city of Aden. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • The government backed by Yemeni President Hadi has been kicked out of power in the city of Taiz. A group of militias known as the Popular Resistance felt the Hadi backed government was taking resources from the city and not assisting the city in its fight against the Houthi. The Houthi have had Taiz under siege since early this year. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle

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