Wednesday, June 2, 2021

UN sounds alarm over threat posed by emboldened Taliban, still closely tied to al Qaeda

An emboldened Taliban poses a severe and expanding threat to the government of Afghanistan, remains close to al Qaeda, and believes it can return to power by force if necessary, according to a United Nations Security Council report released on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/02/middleeast/un-report-taliban-afghanistan-al-qaeda-intl/index.html

New York Times reports Trump administration secretly obtained its reporters' phone records

The Trump administration's Justice Department secretly seized months of phone records from four New York Times reporters as part of a leak investigation, the newspaper reported Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/02/politics/trump-administration-phone-records-reporters-new-york-times/index.html

These locally elected officials posted or openly supported QAnon conspiracy theories. Here's what happened after they took office

A normally orderly school board meeting in this small city began with an unusual warning that there should be no clapping or shouting. But things soon became so contentious that the meeting was brought to a halt for a 10-minute cooling-off period.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/02/politics/local-elections-qanon-community-impact-soh/index.html

Dogecoin surges after Coinbase says some users can trade it

Dogecoin is going to the moon again.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/02/investing/dogecoin-surge-coinbase/index.html

Prosecutors request 30-year sentence for Derek Chauvin while defense argues for new trial

Prosecutors for the state of Minnesota are requesting a 30-year prison sentence for Derek Chauvin, the former officer convicted of the murder of George Floyd, according to a sentencing memo filed Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/02/us/derek-chauvin-sentencing/index.html

What Fauci's emails reveal -- and what they don't

This week, 3,234 pages of emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the President, were released through a Freedom Of Information Act request. I'm still trying to digest them all, as I expect many people are.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/02/opinions/anthony-fauci-emails-about-the-pandemic-ranney/index.html

Ex-Trump adviser paints disturbing picture of Trump's mindset

CNN's Dana Bash reports that a former Trump adviser says the former president is so focused on the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him that he's listening to "the bottom of the bottom of the crazies in the barrel."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/03/trump-mindset-2020-election-bash-kinzinger-ac360-sot-vpx.cnn

UN sounds alarm over threat posed by emboldened Taliban, still closely tied to al Qaeda

An emboldened Taliban poses a severe and expanding threat to the government of Afghanistan, remains close to al Qaeda, and believes it can r...