News Roundup 11/2/16

  • 84 civilians have been killed by Syrian Rebels during their offensive against the government-held areas of Aleppo. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Russia’s Defence Minister says that peace talks are delayed indecently. This is due to Americas inability to control Syrian rebels. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • 8 civilians are killed by two US airstrikes in the operations to retake Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Turkey deploys tanks to its border with Iraq. [Link] The Iraqi government threatens to respond with force if Turkey moves into Ezidi Sinjar, Iraq. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • At least 19 people were left dead after another skirmish between Pakistan and India over the contested region of Kashmir.  [Link] India/Pakistan Fyle
  • An influential Washington think tank, Center for American Progress, produces papers to sway America to support policy favorable to The United Arad Emirates. The UAE has donated to Center for American Progress and a former UAE diplomat works for the think tank. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • States continue to resist the federal government’s REAL ID law. The federal government is attempting to strong-arm state governments to comply by stripping rights from citizens of those states. [Link]

News Roundup 11/1/16

  • Donna Brazile resigns from CNN after it is discovered she passed debate questions to Hillary Clinton. [Link] 2016 Fyle
  • Obamacare exchange users will have an average of 2.9 plans to choose from in 2017. That’s down from 5.3 plans in 2016. 21% of exchange users will only have one plan to select. [Link] Healthcare Fyle
  • An Israeli company, Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, gets contracted by the FBI to hack into phones. [Link] FBI Fyle
  • The US calls for Saudi Arabia to end airstrikes against Yemen. The US did not say they would end stop assisting Saudi Arabia with those airstrikes. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • Syrian rebels are being accused of war crimes from indiscriminately shelling government held West Aleppo. Reports also indicate that chlorine gas in attacks as well. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • More than 300 ISIS child soldiers have been killed in operations to retake Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Hyperinflation has gotten so out of control in Venezuela that people have started to weigh money as it is easier than counting it. [Link] Venezuela Fyle



Todays News 10/31/16

  • Obamacare insurance consumers in Illinois will face steep increases in premium in 2017. Bronze plans will increase by 44% Silver plans by 45%, and gold plans by 55%. [Link] Healthcare Fyle
  • A former New Hampshire police officer is filing a lawsuit against the New Boston police department for failure to investigate serious complaints against the department. One of the complaints, that was not investigated was an officer who had a “rapeability” scale for women he pulled over. [Link] Police Fyle
  • An elderly Washington couple will have their car returned after 5 months and filing a lawsuit against the department. Their car was seized through civil asset forfeiture after their son was arrested while driving the car. The elderly couple was never charged with a crime. [Link] Police Fyle
  • The Justice Department gets a warrant to search email related to Hillary Clinton’s private server. The New York Times suspects no new emails will be found. [Link] 2016 Fyle
  • A new report from the Inspector General in Afghanistan shows that the Afghan government lost control over an additional 2% of the country between May and August. The government now controls 63.4% of the country. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Turkey arrests the editor in chief of an opposition newspaper. Turkey also fired another 10,000 civil servants. [Link] Turkey Coup Fyle

Todays News 10/30/16

  • Hacked emails from a close Putin aide reveal Russia attempted to influence Eastern Ukraine separatists in 2014. [Link] Russia Fyle
  • The World Health Organization believes that there are at least 1,400 cases of cholera in Yemen. The 18-month war in Yemen has destroyed most health facilities. Putting many children at risk, who die in 15% of untreated cholera cases. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • Shi’ite militias have launched an offensive to seal off Western Mosul. This would prevent ISIS fighters from fleeing Mosul to Syria. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • US airstrikes kill 4 Iraqi troops in a town outside of Mosul. The town had been cleared of ISIS fighters over a week ago, so questions as to why the town was bombed are now being asked. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Linked is an article explaining how the US became allies with Al-Qaeda. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The EPA is calling tire ruts and plowed fields “disturbed wetlands” to allow them to regulate private property. [Link] Regulations Fyle
  • A ruling in the UK entitles Uber drives to the national minimum wage, paid rest breaks, and paid holidays. [Link] UK Fyle
  • The UK is sending 800 troops, tanks, and drones to Estonia as part of NATOs build up in East Europe. [Link] UK Fyle


Todays News 10/29/16

  • The Obama Administration’s review of the Saudi war crimes in Yemen seems to be rhetoric and not an actual reconsideration of support for the Saudi war. The US continues its full support of the Saudi war against Yemen. The US continues to provide midair refueling, logistical targeting support, and selling weapons to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • Al Nusra Front launches a new offensive against Aleppo. The offensive seems to be trying to re-establish supply lines to East Aleppo. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Russia denies that it is responsible for the bombing of a Syrian school. The US has asserted that either Russia or Syria is responsible for the attack. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The FBI is once again looking into Hillary’s emails. The FBI Director sent a letter to Congres notifying them that new emails were found related to the case. [Link] The new emails were discovered while the FBI was investigating Anthony Wiener. [Link] 2016 Fyle
  • A tape from 2006 surfaces that has Hillary Clinton advocating for a rigged election in Palestine. [Link] 2016 Fyle
  • Police are increasing using military style gear to combat the pipeline protesters. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Uber’s new self-driving truck just delivered its first shipment, 50,000 cans of Budweiser. [Link] Free Market Fyle

Todays News 10/28/16

  • A jury acquits the leader of the Oregan Standoff at a federal wildlife refuge. [Link]
  • Pentagon suspends efforts to collect enlistment bonuses from Iraq War Vets. [Link]
  • An email released by Wikileaks shows Bill Clinton personally profited through Clinton Foundation resources. [Link]
  • Senator Ron Wyden leads a bipartisan effort to have the Department of Justice reveal how they plan to use new hacking powers. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • Congressman Justin Amash leads a second bipartisan effort to have Attorney General Lynch and Director Clapper address Congress with information about Yahoo email spying. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • NATO is preparing to station 4,000 troops In East Europe. This will be the largest number of troops near the Russian border since the cold war. [Link] Russia Fyle
  • At least 22 children are among the dead in the bombing of a Syrian school. Reports say between 30-40 are dead in total. [Link] [Link] Syria Fyle
  • A US general reports that up to 900 ISIS fighters have been killed so far in the Mosul offensive. [Link] ISIS War Fyle



Todays News 10/27/16

  • Arizona is cracking down on unlicensed barbering and start fining barbers $1,500 for cutting hair without a license. [Link]
  • Kyrgyzstan loses its constitution. The country realized it is unable to locate the original copy of its constitution after voting to amend it. [Link]
  • Airstrikes hit a school in Syria. At least 26 are dead including children. It is reported that Russian planes were responsible for the attack, although no one has confirmed this yet. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Kurdish security forces are throwing Arab families out of Kirkuk. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • In the past week, ISIS has executed 70 civilians and between 20-50 police in Mosul. [Link] ISIS Fyle
  • After ISIS is expelled from areas, the IEDs they planted are left behind. In one Syrian town, IEDs killed at least 69 civilians, including 19 children. [Link] ISIS War Fyle

Todays News 10/26/16

  • In 2014 it was projected that Obamacare would have 22 million enrollees in 2016. Total enrollees for 2016 was only 10.4 million. [Link] Healthcare Fyle
  • AT&T is collecting a massive amount of data on Americans through a program called Project Hemisphere. The government is paying AT&T for this service. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • The Obama Administration is unlikely to release the order given to Yahoo to spy on its users emails. [Link] Spying Fyle
  • Several countries, including the US, have purchased the Medusa system. The system “vacuums up vast quantities of internet data at an astonishing speed.” [Link] Spying Fyle
  • The FBI is using people digital footprints to uncover and track potential terrorists. [Link] FBI Fyle
  • The International Criminal Court (ICC) is being undermined by the US. The United States has been bullying countries into signing Bilateral Immunity Agreements. Those agreements prevent US citizens from being subject to ICC laws. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Amnesty International claims that US coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed at least 300. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Venezuela’s Parliment has voted to begin impeachment proceedings against President Maduro for violating democracy. Maduro has dismissed this as meaningless. [Link] Venezuela Fyle

Todays News 10/25/16

  • The State Department under Hillary Clinton approved $165 Billion in weapons sales to countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation. [Link] 2016 Fyle
  • 5 lies that are used to try to get Americans to gain support for war in Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Israel’s defense minister said that in the next war against Gaza militants “we will completely destroy them.” [Link] Israel Fyle
  • ISIS has set several oil fires across the areas around Mosul. The fires are preventing a greater use of airpower for the US coalition. It is also hurting many Iraqi citizens who are forced to breathe in the smoke. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • A pregnant woman is shot by two police officers during a wellness check. It is reported that she was holding a gun. [Link] Police Fyle

Todays News 10/24/16

  • Up to 20 civilians were killed at a funeral in Iraq. Russia accused the US coalition of the attack, the US has denied having any airstrikes hit the area on the day of the funeral. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • ISIS sets fire to a sulfur plant outside of Mosul. The fire has slowed the Mosul operation and killed 9. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Villages outside of Mosul have been liberated from ISIS. After Iraqi troops left the liberated villages, ISIS fighter returned and executed hundreds. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • EU officials warn of a potential influx of ISIS fighters into Europe as ISIS is defeated in Mosul. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Pentagon backed Syrian Kurds attack CIA backed Syrian rebels. This is seen as a response to Turkey attacking Kurdish fighters who were fighting ISIS. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Peyton Pruitt is a teenager with autism and an IQ near 50. He spent the last year in jail for attempting to provide support to ISIS. A judge just ordered he be released. [Link] US Terrorism Fyle