Myanmar border guard police patrol the fence in the 'no man's land' zone between the Myanmar and Bangladesh border. Photo: Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP/Getty Images

A UN fact-finding report has called for top military leaders in Myanmar to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes against the Rohingya people.

The big picture: Myanmar's government has consistently claimed its operations in Rakhine State target militant threats, but evidence in the report suggests otherwise: "Military necessity would never justify killing indiscriminately, gang raping women, assaulting children, and burning entire villages." The UN has called for the case to be referred to the International Criminal Court and names six military officers as "priority subjects for investigation and prosecution."

  • In response to the report, Facebook — which the UN has previously said played "a determining role" in fueling the Rohingya crisis — announced it would be removing and banning dozens of accounts for committing or enabling "serious human rights abuses" in Myanmar.

Go deeper: Mass graves and ethnic grievances in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

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Louisville police declare state of emergency as Breonna Taylor decision looms

A demonstrator holds up a sign of Breonna Taylor during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

The Louisville police chief declared in a memo obtained by news outlets a "state of emergency" for the department on Monday to prepare for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's expected announcement on the Breonna Taylor case.

Of note: Louisville has witnessed more than 115 days of protests over the police killing of Taylor, an unarmed Black woman, with calls for all the officers involved to be charged.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 31,1833,800 — Total deaths: 962,793— Total recoveries: 21,348,410Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 6,833,800 — Total deaths: 199,818 — Total recoveries: 2,615,949 — Total tests: 95,841,281Map.
  3. Health: CDC says it mistakenly published guidance about COVID-19 spreading through air.
  4. Media: Conservative blogger who spread COVID-19 misinformation worked for Fauci's agency.
  5. Politics: House Democrats file legislation to fund government through Dec. 11.
  6. World: U.K. upgrades COVID alert level as Europe sees worrying rise in infections — "The Wake-Up Call" warns the West about the consequences of mishandling a pandemic.

Sen. Cory Gardner on vacant Supreme Court seat: "I will vote to confirm"

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) will vote to confirm President Trump's nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he announced in a statement Monday.

Why it matters: The development is a win for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It should mean Republicans are all but assured to have enough support to hold hearings for Trump's potential nominee.

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