News Roundup 3/8/18

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  • The SEC will now require crypto exchanges to register. [Link]
  • Gary Cohn resigns as Trump’s chief economic advisor. [Link]
  • The US trade deficit increased to $56.6 billion in January. [Link]
  • James Bovard explains how gun laws lead to federal government abuses. [Link]
  • The FBI used Geek Squad to search computers without warrants. [Link]
  • New Hampshire police are bypassing new state laws and continuing to seize assets through civil asset forfeiture. [Link]
  • The US Forest Service Chief resigns after facing dozens of sexual misconduct allegations. [Link]
  • The military is using Google’s artificial intelligence technologies for the drone program. [Link]
  • Senator Rand Paul says he supports the Yemen War Powers Act “in principle.” He expressed concerns that the Yemen War Powers Act authorizes the war against al-Qaeda in Yemen. [Link]
  • US weapon sales to Saudi Arabia are illegal. [Link]
  • A former Russian double agent was attacked with a toxic nerve agent in the UK. [Link]
  • Mehdi Hasan responds to Senator Lindsey Graham’s lust for war in Korea. [Link]
  • Israel’s Parliment passes a law that will allow Palestinians living in Jerusalem to have their residency revoked. [Link]
  • Iran’s Russian made SA-20 SAM anti-aircraft missiles are now operational. [Link]
  • Saudi Crown Prince MbS says Turkey, Iran, and hardline Islamists make up the triangle of evil. [Link]
  • Record Afghan opium crop signals violent year for U.S. Forces. [Link]
  • Germany will add 410 troops to their forces in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The US military presence continues to grow in Africa. [Link]
  • Saudi airstrikes kill a mother and her daughter in Yemen. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan