USA: The US Soccer Federation (aka the USSF) is being shaken up. We’ll remind you: last year, 28 members of the US women’s national team sued the USSF for gender discrimination and unequal pay. So the other day, the USSF released a doc saying they didn’t pay women as much as men because being a male player requires more “skill.” You read that right. Now, it looks like the USSF prez - Carlos Cordeiro - is resigning and taking responsibility for the doc’s wording. Speaking of lawsuits, the LA Alliance for Human Rights just sued Los Angeles for not properly addressing the growing homelessness problem there. The suit asks the city to pretty please provide shelter to its 60,000 homeless residents. Stay tuned.
PEOPLE: Reminder: for forever, Pakistan and India have been fighting over Kashmir. And months ago, the situation escalated when India deployed thousands of troops to Kashmir...and revoked the region’s special status - meaning it could no longer make its own laws. India also detained Farooq Abdullah, a prominent leader in Kashmir. Now, seven months later, it looks like India will finally be releasing him. In other news, yesterday, a federal judge ordered Chelsea Manning to be released. You know Manning as the former Army analyst who leaked secret military files to WikiLeaks. She served multiple years in prison before being released - but was jailed again in 2019 after refusing to appear before a grand jury.
WORLD: Yesterday, the US began conducting airstrikes against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq. The strikes come just one day after the US gov pointed fingers at an Iranian-backed group for a rocket attack that killed two American service members and one British service member. Meanwhile, it looks like Afghanistan’s up for releasing prisoners after all. Quick refresher: a couple weeks ago, the US and the Taliban agreed on a peace deal that’d have the two releasing prisoners in a prisoner swap. Problem, since Afghanistan shook its head to the idea. But now, it looks like the country’s agreeing to release thousands of prisoners.