The State Department under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasted $6.5 million to build communication towers in Afghanistan “that were never used as intended,” according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
The leader of Italy’s Jewish community announced a new hotline that will be used to report anti-Semitic incidents, Tablet magazine reports.
The House of Representatives is considering a rule that would require think tanks to disclose any funding by foreign governments, the New York Times reports.
Just as Vice President Joe Biden began to leave an interview with The Guardian on his stop in Iowa, he casually put his foot in his mouth. Mercifully, this slip-up is benign compared to his using the word “Shylock” to describe Jews and “the Orient” to describe Asia earlier this week.
A Democratic candidate in a local New Jersey election was forced to drop out of the race after an incident surfaced in which he was arrested after dropping his pants and then yelling racial slurs into a local diner, according to NJ.com.
Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a Canadian terror plot, the Ottawa Citizen reports.