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Trump continues purging inspectors general, removing a State Department watchdog

Trump continues purging inspectors general, removing a State Department watchdog

President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Friday, continuing a pattern of ousting independent watchdogs that has alarmed government ethics experts and top Democrats. Linick’s firing is of particular concern to both groups — Democrats have described the inspector general’s removal as an apparent attempt to retaliate against Linick for reportedly…
Texas Continues Its Abortion Ban As It Lifts Other Restrictions, Prompting Travel Risks

Texas Continues Its Abortion Ban As It Lifts Other Restrictions, Prompting Travel Risks

"It has become a day by day, week to week fight for people whose health care cannot wait," Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a released statement. "Planned Parenthood and its partners have never wavered in the facts: abortion is safe, necessary, and time-sensitive. While this…
North Korea continues to test weapons. Trump continues not to care.

North Korea continues to test weapons. Trump continues not to care.

North Korea has just conducted its sixth missile test in more than three weeks, continuing to improve its military capabilities while receiving little to no resistance from the United States. Reports indicate that the projectiles were fired toward North Korea’s east coast. It’s too early to tell what kind of projectiles were launched, but the…
Trump is sending 1,500 troops to the Middle East as the standoff with Iran continues

Trump is sending 1,500 troops to the Middle East as the standoff with Iran...

The United States has decided to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East, the Trump administration’s latest move in the ongoing standoff with Iran. “We’re going to be sending a relatively small number of troops, mostly protective,” President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday on the South Lawn of the White House. “Talented people are…
Vox Sentences: The Whitaker saga continues

Vox Sentences: The Whitaker saga continues

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit to block Matt Whitaker from continuing on as acting attorney general; Houthi rebels will…
Vox Sentences: The Catholic sex abuse reckoning continues in Pennsylvania

Vox Sentences: The Catholic sex abuse reckoning continues in Pennsylvania

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Catholic priests in Pennsylvania are accused of child sexual abuse dating back 80 years; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…
Vox Sentences: Florence’s flooding continues

Vox Sentences: Florence’s flooding continues

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Hurricane Florence reaches the Northeast; Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in embrace in Pyongyang. Hurricane Florence is far from…

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