China has agreed to hear its first same-sex marriage case.
The Iraqi city of Ramadi is finally liberated after months of being under siege by ISIS. Despite this, both the city and the entire country face an uncertain future as ISIS continues to control in other provinces.
[DIGEST: CNBC, US News and World Report, NBC News, Fox News] The Pentagon reported today that two U.S. Navy boats were taken into Iranian custody around noon EST. Approximately ten U.S. crew members were on board. American officials have received assurances from Iran that the crew and the boats will be returned safely and without … Continued
Digest: [BBC; NYTimes; LATimes] Just days after the release of his newest album, Blackstar, legendary rockstar David Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016. He reportedly lost an 18 month battle with cancer. Bowie was 69. A brief statement posted on his Facebook page early Monday morning reads: “January 10 2016 – David Bowie died … Continued
[DIGEST: The New York Times, CNN-Wire, Vox] A group of armed men hostile to the federal government occupied a building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, on Saturday night. The exact number of men is unclear: they claim to have over 100 on site; those on the scene believe it to be … Continued
[DIGEST: AL.com, CBS News, Southern Poverty Law Center] Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a four-page administrative order today, stating that Alabama probate judges have a “ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license” to same-sex couples. This pronouncement comes despite a contrary ruling by an Alabama federal court and the landmark U.S. Supreme Court … Continued
One of the most effective means of combating global terrorism is to hit terrorist organizations where it hurts: the wallet. But what happens when a terrorist organization becomes economically self-sufficient?