New Leadership: The Taliban has admitted that the US drone strike killed their leader and they’ve already named a replacement. Next up in the crosshairs for a drone strike is Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, a lieutenant to the late Mullah Akhtar Mansour. One of Mansour’s new deputies is Mullah Yaqoub, the son of the previous, and dead, Taliban chief, Mullah Muhammad Omar.
Black Lives: One of the Baltimore police officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of injuries suffered in police custody, has been acquitted of all charges.
The Campaign: Protesters, some of them carrying banners that read “Trump is Fascist” and “We’ve heard enough” clashed with police outside a Trump rally in Albuquerque last night. The demonstrators knocked over trash cans, and threw burning T-shirts and plastic bottles. The police responded with pepper spray and smoke.
Inside, the man who wants to be president, taunted people who interrupted the rally saying, “Go home to mommy.”Read more
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Vietnam War Ends: President Obama announced overnight in Vietnam that the US is ending its ban on selling American weapons to that country. It’s a move against China, which has been bullying other countries in the region. “This change will …Read more
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It's Been Said
“If this isn't the end for the Republican Party, it'll be a shame. They dominated American political life for 50 years and were never anything but monsters. They bred in their voters the incredible attitude that Republicans were the only people within our borders who raised children, loved their country, died in battle or paid taxes. They even sullied the word "American" by insisting they were the only real ones.”
-Matt Taibbi writing in Rolling Stone.