Friday Show Notes 02-16-18
No, There Haven't Been 18 School Shootings This Year — Not Even Close
The latest mass shooting, which claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida, was a horrible tragedy. But that's no excuse for the flurry of stories parroting a gun control advocacy group's false claims about school shootings.
Richmond-based federal appeals court finds Trump Muslim travel ban unconstitutional - again
A divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday held as unconstitutional President Donald Trump’s anti-terrorist travel ban from eight countries, six of them majority-Muslim with a total population of 150 million.
Exclusive: Dozens of refugee resettlement offices to close as Trump downsizes program
Refugee resettlement agencies are preparing to shutter more than 20 offices across the United States and cut back operations in more than 40 others after the State Department told them to pare their operations, according to plans seen by Reuters.
UN aid workers carried out 60,000 rapes in a decade
Andrew MacLeod, who was chief of operations at the UN's Emergency Co-ordination Centre, warned that 'predatory' abusers used aid jobs to prey on vulnerable girls. The claim was made in a dossier passed to the former secretary for international development Priti Patel last year, according to The Sun newspaper.
Haley calls for UN to act after report finds Iranian weapons in Yemen
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is demanding the U.N. act in the wake of a report showing Iranian weapons and ballistic missile were taken into Yemen even after a 2015 arms embargo -- the latest evidence of Iran’s broader disregard for U.N. resolutions.
FCC Chair Ajit Pai Under Investigation By Inspector General
Ajit Pai, the chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is reportedly under investigation by the FCC’s inspector general for potential wrongdoing regarding the chairman’s decision to change broadcast TV ownership rules.
With new judge on case, Flynn's guilty plea up in air
In ordinary circumstances when a defendant pleads guilty to a charge, the prosecutor’s work largely is done, except for making a sentencing recommendation.