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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Delta CEO: Trump administration should issue mask mandate for air travel

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Delta CEO Ed Bastian on Friday told CNN that he believes the Trump administration should move to require the use of face masks during air travel amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

The big picture: Delta already requires passengers to wear masks during its flights, but Bastian says it can be difficult to enforce that directive if passengers refuse — and he's not sure if other airlines would be on board.

Trump's outdoor New Hampshire rally postponed due to weather

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President Trump's outdoor campaign rally in Portsmouth, N.H., slated to take place on Saturday, was postponed on Friday due to weather from Tropical Storm Fay, a senior White House official confirmed to Axios.

The state of play: Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Air Force One that the event would take place in "a week or two" instead. The outdoor rally — which had encouraged the use of face masks — was scheduled after sparse attendance at Trump's indoor comeback to the campaign trail in Tulsa.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 1 p.m. ET: 12,333,740 — Total deaths: 556,110 — Total recoveries — 6,781,353Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 1 p.m. ET: 3,140,840 — Total deaths: 133,542 — Total recoveries: 969,111 — Total tested: 38,032,966Map.
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  5. Sports: Sen. Richard Blumenthal calls on colleges to cancel fall sports.