May 25, 2016

State Department watchdog releases report critical of Hillary Clinton’s private email arrangement. “Even though department policy mandated throughout Clinton’s tenure at Foggy Bottom that day-to-day operations should be conducted via authorized means, the IG report found no evidence that the secretary of state “requested or obtained guidance or approval to conduct official business via a personal email account on her private server.”” http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/hillary-clinton-emails-state-report-223574

Protesters and police clash outside Albuquerque Trump rally. “Police told ABC News that they used pepper spray and smoke grenades to control the situation.” http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/chaotic-scene-erupts-trump-rally-mexico/story?id=39354635

Eleven states sue federal government over transgendered restroom policies. “Eleven states and state officials filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Obama administration over federal guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identities.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/05/25/texas-governor-says-state-will-sue-obama-administration-over-bathroom-directive/

Judge blocks release of entire Daniel Shaver shooting video. “Video released Tuesday shows officers responding to a report of someone pointing a gun from the window of (a Mesa) Arizona hotel, but a judge barred the release of additional footage showing an officer later shooting and killing an unarmed man at the scene.” http://www.cbsnews.com/news/unsealed-arizona-police-video-omits-shooting-of-unarmed-man-daniel-shaver/

Austria elects Green president over far right opponent. “Alexander Van der Bellen, a retired economics professor backed by the Green party, defeated Norbert Hofer, of the anti-immigrant, Eurosceptic Freedom party…” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/23/far-right-candidate-defeated-austrian-presidential-election-norbert-hofer

46% of Americans could not come up with $400 cash in an emergency says Federal Reserve study. “The Fed’s study found that 46% of adults either could not cover a $400 emergency expense or would have to sell something or borrow money to do so.” http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fed-report-struggling-households-20160525-snap-story.html

Citigroup to pay $425 million settlement in civil case. “Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay $425 million to resolve civil charges that it tried to manipulate foreign exchange and interest rate benchmarks.http://www.reuters.com/article/cftc-citigroup-idUSL2N18M0IQ

 

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May 25, 2016

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