News Roundup 10/3/17

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  • The suspected gunmen in the Las Vegas shooting has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. Reports now say more than 50 were killed in the shooting. The FBI says Paddock had no connection to the Islamic State. [Link] [Link]
  • US warships will now travel with their Automatic Identification System turned on. The AIS alerts other ships in the area on the size and speed of a ship to prevent coalitions. [Link]
  • The White House confirms that they are unwilling to engage in talks with North Korea. [Link]
  • Justin Raimondo argues the Catalan independence vote revealed the true nature of government. [Link]
  • The Catalan President has submitted the results of the referendum to the Catalan Parliment. The president is also seeking international mediation to help with a peaceful split from Spain. The Spanish government is refusing to acknowledge the referendum happened and refusing to negotiate with Catalonia. [Link]
  • On Monday, Catalans took to the streets to protest the brutal police crackdown on the Catalan independence vote. [Link]
  • In Sri Lanka, a monk was one of seven people arrested for attacking the home of a Rohingya refugee. [Link]
  • An American soldier was killed and another was injured in Iraq. [Link]
  • Iran has deployed tanks and artillery to the border they share with Iraqi Kurdistan. [Link]
  • A US Reaper drone was shot down near Sanaa Yemen by the Houthi. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan