News Roundup 1/25/18

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  • The Senate confirms Alex Azar as Health and Human Services Secretary. [Link] Sam Brownback confirmed as the at-large ambassador of religious freedom. [Link]
  • Idaho looks to allow companies to offer health insurance plans that do not meet Obamacare regulations. [Link]
  • Alabama law enforcement stole $2.2 million from citizens through civil asset forfeiture in 2015. [Link]
  • A former Baltimore detective testifies in court about the incredible criminal abuse of power by Baltimore police. [Link]
  • A Baltimore police officer has been charged with planting drugs. [Link]
  • The US upgrades its largest non-nuclear weapon. [Link]
  • North Korea calls for reunification. [Link]
  • South Koreas have ‘very strong concerns’ US will unilaterally attack North Korea. [Link]
  • Merkel’s government in Germany is under question for weapon exports to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt. [Link]
  • Pakistan condemns a US drone strike in Pakistan that was carried out without the permission of the Pakistani government. [Link]
  • Four Americans are among the 22 killed in a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama details the Iranian ballistic missile program. [Link]
  • Trump urges Erdogan to limit military action in Syria. [Link] Erdogan says Turkey will expand the fight against the Kurds to Manbij. The US supports Kurdish fighters in Manbij. [Link] Erdogan said Turkey will look the eliminate the YPG in Afrin. [Link]
  • At least 30 civilians have been killed by fighting in Afrin. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan