Hong Kong Votes
Young people gave pro-democracy a giant win in the Hong Kong election. The push by young voters gave democracy advocates many more seats on local councils with seven in 10 eligible voters participating in the election. The results indicate continued public support backing the democracy movement, even as the protests in the city grow increasingly violent.
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Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer was asked to hand in his resignation by Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper. The Pentagon announced that Esper had lost confidence in Spencer over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq.
It was revealed that Spencer privately proposed to the White House that he would ensure that a disgraced Navy Seal, who was accused of committing war crimes during a 2017 deployment, be allowed to retire with his Trident insignia if they did not interfere with a review board’s recommendations.
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Former New York City Mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended months of speculation by officially announcing his run for President. The move left many on the left shaken and wondering what effect it would have on the Democratic race. Bloomberg stated that he held off making a decision until he became "increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well-positioned" to beat Donald Trump.
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