Illinois Congressmember Luis Gutiérrez announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election, because he plans to help rebuild Puerto Rico. This comes as the Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly gave more than $30 million in contracts to a company called Bronze Star, LLC, which failed to deliver any aid.
At least 305 people were killed in an attack on a crowded Sufi mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Friday that officials are blaming a militant group linked to ISIS. Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed revenge and launched multiple airstrikes he says were targeting militants fleeing the attack.
Today’s show looks at a damning new report that reveals how U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq have killed far more civilians than officials have acknowledged. An on-the-ground investigation by the New York Times Magazine titled “The Uncounted” found the actual civilian death toll may be 31 times higher than U.S. officials admit.
In Zimbabwe, longtime leader Robert Mugabe remains under house arrest and is reportedly refusing to resign as president after the country’s military seized Parliament, courts, government offices and the main airport in the capital, Harare. Mugabe has held power since Zimbabwe declared independence from the U.K. 37 years ago.