In The News Today: Foo Fighters Address Breakup Rumors, New ISIS Executioner A 12-Year-Old Girl, & More
ISIS gets a 12-year old girl to become its latest executioner. So far, the girl has executed five women, including a doctor. According to The Clarion Project, she had executed the doctor after refusing to treat ISIS fighters following an air strike by the U.S. and coalition forces. The execution was done by shooting inside the El-Razalani in Mosul, Iraq. This is reportedly the first time the Islamic State has appointed a girl for this kind of role.
North Korean Leader wants nuclear warheads ready. Kim Jong Un recently announced through the North Korean state news agency KCNA that this is necessary for the country “to protect sovereignty and rights to live.” According to a report from CNN, the news agency also confirmed that Pyongyang had, indeed, launched “short-range projectiles” recently.
President Obama said he plans to stay in Washington after presidency for daughter’s benefit. While having lunch with a small group at the Engine Company No. 3 restaurant in Milwaukee, the U.S. President made it clear that he wasn’t leaving Washington yet even after he finishes his presidency. When asked about where he and the first lady plan to reside after moving out of the White House, President Obama said, “We haven’t figured that out yet. We’re going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish. Transferring someone in the middle of high school — tough.”
The Washington Post reports that President Obama was having lunch with a group of four women and a man who had written to him about the Affordable Care Act.
Mitt Romney wants Donald Trump out. During his recent remarks about the 2016 presidential race at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at University of Utah, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has made it clear that he doesn’t want Trump to be the next Commander in Chief. Romney made a lengthy speech to discredit the leading GOP presidential nominee, touching on the economy, fighting terrorism and Muslims.
At the same time, he also made it clear that if Trump becomes the official GOP nominee, it would mean handing Hillary Clinton the presidency. Romney doesn’t want that, either. Today, however, his focus is primarily on Trump and the need to stop his nomination.
“Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” Romney said.
In response, Trump said, “Looks like two-time failed candidate Mitt Romney is going to be telling Republicans how to get elected. Not a good messenger!”
24 civilians among those killed since truce has started. The U.S. and Russia may currently be on a truce, but that hasn’t stopped civilians from being killed in Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, there are as much as 24 civilian casualties from continuous fighting in Syria, including five women over the age of the 18 as well as six children. These deaths were the result of air strikes, shelling, sniper fire, assaults and missiles.
Foo Fighters make it clear they’re not breaking up. And no, David Grohl is not going solo. The Foo Fighers uploaded a video called “Foo Fighters – Official Band Announcement.” It goes with an elaborate short film that initially seemed to suggest that Grohl will embark on a solo career, while the rest of the band come up with a list of possible new front mans, including Phil Collins. Soon enough, Nick Lachey jams with the group. Meanwhile, Foo Fighters announced, “For the millionth time, we’re not breaking up.”