Sessions stumps critics by sending top DOJ lawyer to help LGBTQ murder case Play

Sessions stumps critics by sending top DOJ lawyer to help LGBTQ murder case

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has unexpectedly assigned a top federal hate crimes lawyer to prosecute a man on trial for the shooting death of gender-fluid teen Kedarie Johnson. Johnson, 16, was killed in an alley in Burlington, Iowa, in March 2016. Jorge Sanders-Galvez, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder in Johnsons death. Johnson identified as both male and female and sometimes went by the name Kandicee. Sessions, a staunch conservative, is known for battling against LGBTQ rights. Oct 17, 2017
Two US military allies could soon be at war Play

Two US military allies could soon be at war

Tensions are mounting between two US backed military forces on the ground in Iraq. Iraqi military forces assaulted an oil field in Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk. This further complicates the fight against the Islamic State (Isis). The Iran-backed militia and the Kurdish forces have a common enemy in the Islamic State. And while the US supports both groups mission to eradicate Isis in the Middle East, Kurdish military officials claimed Iran-backed militias armed with US equipment took part in the attack. Oct 17, 2017
Journalist killed by car bomb in Malta Play

Journalist killed by car bomb in Malta

Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who broke the Panama Papers story in 2016, was killed on Monday (16 October) in a car bomb explosion near her home in Bidnija, Malta. Oct 17, 2017