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Human Rights Watch criticized an Egyptian court’s conviction of 43 workers from foreign non-profit agencies, including at least 15 Americans, calling the ruling “unjust.” The court imposed sentences of up to five years in prison on many of the workers on charges of illegally using funds to stir unrest. Most of them were sentenced in absentia after being allowed to leave the country last year.
President Obama met with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera to discuss increasing trade ties and Chile’s acceptance into the US Visa Waiver program, which would allow citizens to visit the U.S. for 90 days without a visa. They would be the only Latin American country in the program.
More rain may be on the way for already heavily flooded areas in the midwest. Both the Mississippi and Missouri rivers flooded areas nearby. Flash flooding in Iowa forced water rescues and towns in Missouri issued evacuations.
Senate Armed services committee holds hearing on military sexual assaults- VOA60 America
High-ranking military officials will testify to the Senate Armed services committee along with current leadership on what has become a growing problem with sexual assaults in the military.. A series of incidents have brought attention to the issue as well as a recent report that showed a 35% increase in estimates of sexual abuse from 2012 compared to 2010.
Firefighters have made progress in containing a massive wildfire that has burned over 12,000 hectares of land north of Los Angeles, California. At least 2,000 residents have evacuated their homes.
Finally, Secretary of State John Kerry said the right to protest peacefully is “fundamental to any democracy” in response to the ongoing protests in Turkey. During a meeting with the foreign minister of Poland, Kerry also said he’s concerned about excessive force by police.