U.S. officials misled the public about the war in Afghanistan, confidential documents reveal – Washington Post

“Since 2001, the Defense Department, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development have spent or appropriated between $934 billion and $978 billion, according to an inflation-adjusted estimate calculated by Neta Crawford, a political science professor and co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University.

Those figures do not include money spent by other agencies such as the CIA and the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is responsible for medical care for wounded veterans.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-confidential-documents/

The Native American Women Who Fought Mass Sterilization | Time

“When the federal government forced Native peoples onto reservations in the 19th century, the situation produced a cascade of public-health disasters. By 1900, the American Indian population had reached its nadir of less than a quarter million. Infants and children proved particularly vulnerable to illness and death. One government official estimated in 1916 that approximately three-fifths of Indian infants died before age 5. On many reservations, women responded by bearing more children despite their compromised health. The historian Frederick Hoxie has argued that “only the maintenance of extraordinarily high birth rates” saved one nation from “dropping into oblivion.””

https://time.com/5737080/native-american-sterilization-history/

China tells government offices to remove all foreign computer equipment | China | The Guardian

That is the problem…. they had been doing Industrial Espionage for years…

“In May, Hu Xijin, the editor of the Global Times newspaper in China, said the withdrawal of sharing by US tech companies with Huawei would not be fatal for the company because Huawei has been planning for this conflict “for years” and it would prompt the company to develop its own microchip industry to rival America’s.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/09/china-tells-government-offices-to-remove-all-foreign-computer-equipment

Oleksandr Onyshchenko, Ukrainian Fugitive Who Claimed to Have Dirt on Burisma, Is Arrested

“A former Ukrainian member of parliament who has claimed to have dirt on a company linked to the Bidens was arrested earlier this week in Germany, The Daily Beast has confirmed. Oleksandr Onyshchenko, who worked closely with Ukraine’s previous president before fleeing the country after being accused of embezzlement, has been living in Europe for several years. German authorities arrested him in Aachen on Friday. ”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/oleksandr-onyshchenko-ukrainian-fugitive-who-claimed-to-have-dirt-on-burisma-is-arrested

Hundreds of parents say kids wrongly taken from them after doctors misdiagnosed abuse

“The doctor said red splotches on their 6-week-old’s skin and healing rib fractures were each “diagnostic of physical abuse.”

Other experts who reviewed the records and examined the baby on behalf of the Parkers disagreed. Two of the doctors noted that the baby had a significant Vitamin D deficiency that could lead to fractures in infants from routine handling. Another reported that the marks on the child’s skin — which the parents first noticed and brought to the attention of doctors — did not behave like bruises, and appeared to match the straps of the baby’s swing.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hundreds-parents-say-kids-wrongly-taken-them-after-doctors-misdiagnosed-n1096091

Inclusive or hypocritical? Mixed reviews for Trump campaign’s LGBTQ merchandise

Moran added that the president has a track record of advocating for the LGBTQ community through his words and policy, citing the administration’s February announcement of a campaign to decriminalize homosexuality globally and last week’s announcement that the U.S. government will start a national HIV-prevention program that will distribute free HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis medication as examples of such advocacy.

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/inclusive-or-hypocritical-mixed-reviews-trump-campaign-s-lgbtq-merchandise-n1097326