Today's Intel

Dec 10, 2019

REUTERS

President Donald Trump criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray in a tweet on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said it found no evidence of political bias when the FBI began investigating contacts between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia in 2016.

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against Republican President Trump on Tuesday, a senior Democratic aide said, setting the stage for a possible vote this week on impeachment.

U.S. lawmakers announced an agreement on Monday on a $738-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense, including new measures for competing with Russia and China, family leave for federal workers and the creation of President Donald Trump's long-desired Space Force.

Canada, Mexico and the United States have reached an agreement on a new North American free trade deal and they will sign it on Tuesday, but the pact still needs the approval of U.S. and Canadian lawmakers, Mexico's president said.

Mass rapes, the burning alive of Muslim Rohingya families in their homes and the killing with knives of dozens of children were described by Gambia's legal team as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the U.N.'s highest court on Tuesday.

A 42-year-old gunman killed six people on Tuesday at a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava before fleeing and fatally shooting himself in the head, police said.

Bosnian authorities, bowing to international pressure, begun moving migrants on Tuesday from a freezing makeshift camp in a forest to more appropriate shelter.

Chile's Air Force on Tuesday said one of its cargo planes had crashed with 38 people on board after going missing in an isolated area between South America and the Antarctic, and a rescue team was searching for survivors.

Thirty-four-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin took office in Finland on Tuesday as the world's youngest serving prime minister, heading a coalition with four other parties led by women, all but one of them under 35.

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More than 200 gun rights activists wearing "Guns SAVE Lives" stickers rallied Monday in Virginia, vowing to fight any attempt by the new Democratic majority in the state legislature to pass new restrictions on gun ownership.

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a novel case by Arizona seeking to recover billions of dollars that the state has said that members of the Sackler family - owners of Purdue Pharma LP - funneled out of the OxyContin maker before the company filed for bankruptcy in September.

The Saudi air force trainee who killed three sailors at a U.S. Navy base last week reportedly made an official complaint about being called "Pornstache" by one of his instructors.

An Ohio legislator said he had "no knowledge" of a rightwing Christian bill mill called Project Blitz is, in fact, the co-chair of the state branch of an organization behind the campaign. The Ohio state representative Timothy Ginter sponsored a bill called the Student Religious Liberties Act. Opponents argued the bill would provide students with a religious exemption to facts, and would frighten teachers and school administrators into including religion in school functions.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by a convicted murderer who filed a civil rights lawsuit because Texas prison officials denied her request to be considered for gender reassignment surgery.

At least 43 people were killed Sunday in a devastating fire that ripped through a bag factory in the congested old quarter of the Indian capital New Delhi, with survivors describing the screams of workers trapped inside.

Turkey aims to settle one million Syrian war refugees in the area of northern Syria where it carried out a military incursion in October, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Hong Kong police said they defused two large homemade bombs packed with nails and designed "to kill and to maim people" in the latest reported seizure of weaponry during six months of anti-government protests that have shaken the city.

More cities are punishing homeless people for sleeping in public, a new report shows, amid an increase in Americans living on the streets. Arresting or ticketing people who have nowhere else to go doesn't help them find permanent housing.

A federal panel on religion has urged the United States to weigh sanctions against India's Home Minister Amit Shah if the south Asian nation adopts legislation to exclude Muslims from a path to citizenship for religious minorities from its neighbors.

Iran is ready for more prisoner swaps with the United States, the Cabinet spokesman said Monday even as he reiterated the Iranian leadership's stance that there will be no other negotiations between Tehran and Washington.

BBC

Saudi Arabia will no longer require restaurants to have separate entrances segregated by sex, the government says.

WND

Snacking in the United States is big business. So much so that a new survey finds a sixth of Americans would completely shave their head in exchange for a lifetime supply of snacks. So, just how much money would that lifetime snack supply save us? According to the survey of 2,000 Americans, just under $30,000.

A yet-to-be-launched New Testament-inspired video game that lets gamers play as Jesus Christ is causing a stir. A trailer for "I am Jesus Christ" has been grabbing plenty of attention. Posted to YouTube by Polish game developer PlayWay, the trailer indicates that "I am Jesus Christ" includes miracle-working, crucifixion and resurrection storylines.

If Hillary Clinton were to attempt a third run for the White House, she would be the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, according to a Harvard/Harris poll.

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