News Roundup

Toronto Van Attack

  • 10 are dead and 15 injured in the deadliest vehicle-ramming attack in Canadian history
  • 25 year old Alek Minassian is alive and in custody without a single shot having been fired by the police officer who arrested them
  • Police say the suspect is not connected to a terror group, and will not say his motive, although shortly before going on to commit the attack, Minassian had shared on social media comments about another serial killer and the ‘incel’ community he associated himself with

Taliban attacks kill 11

  • Attacks by the Taliban across Afghanistan have killed at least 11 Afghan soldiers and policemen
  • It has been a particularly deadly week in the region, with death tolls from bombings executed earlier this week and over the weekend rising to almost two hundred

German State TV on Syria says chemical attack likely fabricated

  • German state TV has been quoted as saying that “this whole story was staged,” according to “many local witnesses”
  • The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has visited Douma in Syria to take samples from the site of the alleged chemical attack

Pompeo nomination to proceed after Paul flip

  • After Rand Paul flipped to support him, Mike Pompeo has been confirmed as Secretary of State by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • His confirmation had been pending in what would have been the first time a Secretary of State wasn’t confirmed by the committee

Ronny Jackson for Veteran’s Affairs nomination delayed

  • His confirmation has been delayed, and a date has not been set for his hearing
  • This comes amid widespread criticism of the man’s lack of experience for the role and potential alcoholism, coming from a position as Pres. Trump’s personal physician

France’s Macron to visit White House

  • Donald and Melania Trump along with Pres. Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte planted a tree on the White House grounds before they departed for a private tour and dinner at Mount Vernon last night

George HW Bush hospitalized

  • The former president is 93 years old and is in for his 5th hospitalization with a blood infection, with his spokesman saying he “appears to be recovering”
  • His wife Barbara Bush passed recently, and her funeral and burial took place over the weekend

Waffle House Shooter Arrested

  • The man who allegedly shot four people outside an Antioch Waffle House has been arrested after construction workers found him in a wooded area nearby

Waffle House Arrest of Woman

  • A black woman was dragged to the floor and her breasts exposed in the process of being arrested
  • This has been compared to the arrest of two black men at Starbucks earlier this month

Final arguments in Cosby trial

  • Closing arguments are beginning today after the defense rested its case yesterday
  • Comedian Bill Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a woman who worked at Temple University in Philadelphia, he says it was consensual

Today is DAY 28 of Assange’s detainment and DAY 14 of Yulia Skripal’s detainment.

Top Stories

New York Times: ‘Pure Carnage’ in Toronto as Van Driver Kills at Least 10

Washington Post: After Trump intervenes, Senate panel narrowly endorses Pompeo


The Daily Caller: OUTCAST | White House Staffers Encouraging Republicans Not To Defend Pruitt

Breitbart News: Rigged: Facebook Spends More on Swamp Lobbyists in Q1 than Ever Before

Slate: Trump’s Travel Ban Is Going to Win at SCOTUS


Buzzfeed: “An Angry Kid”