1 American Journalist Charged With Terrorism In Myanmar
Myanmar is charging a detained American journalist with terrorism and sedition, which could carry a life sentence. Danny Fenster, who is the editor of the online news magazine, “Frontier Myanmar,” was arrested trying to leave the nation in May and charged with encouraging dissent against the military. While the United States has been pushing for the 37-year-old’s release for months, the new charges are seen as a setback – especially because no one knows the basis for them. “We don’t understand why they added more charges, but it is definitely not good that they are,” his lawyer said in a statement. “Danny also felt disappointed and sad regarding these new charges.” Added to that? The trial is closed to the public. If convicted, Fenster could serve at least 20 years under a terrorism law and 20 years on a sedition conviction.
2 Trump Loses Bid To Keep January 6th Records From House Committee
A federal judge is delivered a blow to former President Trump, allowing the National Archives to hand over documents related to January 6th to the House select committee. This means Trump won't be able to keep more than 700 pages of records related to events leading up to and about the January 6th attack on the Capitol from the committee investigating it. Trump’s legal team has already said they’ll appeal. The ruling came the same day a new round of subpoenas related to the Capitol Riot were issued. There were 10 in all and they include ten former advisers and aides who were working in the Trump White House on January 6th. Among them: Former Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and adviser Stephen Miller (who was with Mr. Trump from the start of his administration), former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Christopher Liddell and Ben Williamson (an aide to former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows).
3 Pfizer Seeks Emergency Authorization For Booster For All Adults
Pfizer wants to provide a coronavirus booster for all adults. The pharmaceutical company has announced it's asking the FDA for emergency use authorization for a booster shot for everybody age 18 and older. It made a similar request in September, but a committee instead recommended the booster only be available to a limited group. Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine has already been authorized for kids between ages five and 15 and given approval for those 16 and older. Meanwhile, dozens of Navy SEALs are suing the Biden administration and the Department of Defense. The lawsuit filed by First Liberty Institute is over the Biden administration and the DOD's refusal to grant religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.