The Sift -> Tillerson decries ISIS genocide in religious freedom report

The Sift -> Tillerson decries ISIS genocide in religious freedom report

The Sift
 
Tuesday
Aug. 15
 
Here’s what we’re Sifting today

Tillerson
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the U.S. State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom Tuesday, highlighting the Islamic State as one of the biggest threats to liberty around the globe. … MORE
North Korea
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un adopted an uncharacteristically cautious attitude Tuesday, opting for a wait-and-see approach to military action against the United States. … MORE
Trump councils
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich joined a pair of top business executives Monday in quitting President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. … MORE
Hong Kong
Hong Kong police on Tuesday said they arrested a pro-democracy activist on suspicion of providing false information after he announced last week that mainland Chinese agents had abducted him and stapled his legs. … MORE
Bomb plot
The FBI arrested a man Monday for allegedly trying to detonate a vehicle bomb next to a bank in downtown Oklahoma City. … MORE
Confederate statue
A group of protesters in Durham, N.C., used ropes Monday night to topple a statue of a Confederate soldier outside an old courthouse that now houses local government offices. … MORE
California
California on Monday became the first state to sue the Trump administration over its sanctuary city policy. … MORE
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