Todays News 9/24/16

  • Obama vetoes a bill that would allow victims of 9/11 and their families to sue Saudi Arabia. 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. [Link] Saudi Arabia Fyle
  • Chelsea Manning has been sentenced to two weeks of solitary confinement as a punishment for her suicide attempt. [Link] Whistleblower Fyle
  • Emails from the Department of Homeland Security show that there is an effort being made to grant citizenship to as many people as possible before the election. The DHS recently reported they mistakenly granted citizenship to 850 people who should have been deported. [Link] Immigration/Refugee Fyle
  • A police officer is sentenced to four years in prison for denying civil rights to a minor. The officer tased the teen for 23 second before dropping him on his head. The teen went into cardiac arrest before falling into a coma. The victim will suffer from his injuries for the rest of his life. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Harvard University endowment fund loses 2% in the fiscal year 2016. This is the largest loss for the endowment since the 2009 financial crisis. [Link] US Economy Fyle
  • Syria and Russia continue their heavy bombing offensive in Aleppo. At least 91 deaths have been reported so far. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Since the collapse of the ceasefire in early August, more than 300 civilians have been killed in Yemen. Most have died as a result of Saudi airstrikes. The numbers are likely to be underreported as this has been the trend in the conflict. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen  Fyle
  • Sanaa, Yemen is one of the longest inhabited cities in the world and has several building that are over 1000 years old. These structures are currently being destroyed by US made bombs in the Saudi led war against Yemen. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle

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