Mar 23, 2019

Another exit: Southern Poverty Law Center's president announces resignation

Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

Just more than a week after Morris Dees was fired from his post as chief litigator of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the nonprofit's President Richard Cohen is departing as well according to the Washington Post.

The big picture: Cohen was responsible for Dees' — a co-founder of SPLC — removal. Dees characterized his departure as involving a "personnel issue," but the misconduct was described no further. The Post also reported that Rhonda Brownstein, SPLC's legal director, was leaving on Thursday. Amidst the upheaval, attorney Tina Tchen — the Michelle Obama's former chief of staff — was brought on to lead the charge in a comprehensive workplace review. The organization's board will convene in the days to come to select a new president.

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee on Wednesday, including the gunman, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at a Wednesday evening press conference with local police.

Details: All of the victims worked at the brewery complex, as did the shooter who died of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.

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Coronavirus updates: South Korea case count tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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Syria's darkest chapter

Family room without a family, in Idlib. Photo: Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The worst humanitarian crisis of Syria’s brutal civil war is colliding today with what could be the war’s most dangerous geopolitical showdown, after at least 29 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike.

The big picture: The fighting is taking place in Idlib in northwest Syria, where a ferocious Syrian and Russian offensive has displaced 1 million civilians and infuriated Turkey, which borders the region.

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