Nov 14, 2018

Pence confronts Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence told Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday — while sitting next to her at a press conference in Singapore — that her country's violence against the Rohingya Muslims is "without excuse," NBC News reports.

Why it matters: Suu Kyi has remained silent as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled to Bangladesh and thousands more were killed at the hands of Myanmar's military, causing some international organizations to strip her of awards given for her previous work on human rights. Pence also addressed the jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar who had been investigating deaths of Rohingya, telling Suu Kyi it was "deeply troubling to millions of Americans."

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Minnesota activates National Guard amid fallout from George Floyd death

A portrait of George Floyd hangs on a street light pole in Minneapolis. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

George Floyd, 46, moved to Minnesota to improve his life and become his "best self," but instead, he is dead because of Minneapolis police.

The latest: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz declared a state of emergency and activated the state's National Guard in response to violent clashes over the past two days between police and protesters in the Twin Cities.

Trump signs executive order targeting protections for social media platforms

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to limit the legal protections that shield social media companies from liability for the content users post on their platforms.

What they're saying: "Currently, social media giants like Twitter receive an unprecedented liability shield based on the theory that they are a neutral platform, which they are not," Trump said in the Oval Office. "We are fed up with it. It is unfair, and it's been very unfair."