Late on Friday evening, Attorney General William Barr issued a press release indicating that Geoffrey Berman, the U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York had resigned and was being replaced by Barr’s hand-picked alternative. “Finally, I thank Geoffrey Berman, who is stepping down after two-and-a-half years of service as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York,” Barr wrote. But an hour later, Berman produced his own statement. “I have not resigned, and have no...www.dailykos.com
The United States believes an extension of an arms embargo on Iran, currently due to expire in October under a 2015 nuclear deal, should be done so indefinitely without a fixed date, a top U.S. official overseeing diplomacy with Tehran said on Tuesday.U.S.
The U.S. Open, originally scheduled to be played last week, was postponed to Sept. 17-20.Fortune
Matthew Petti Security, “There's actually no military component of what's known as the maximum pressure campaign.” The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said that there is “actually no military component” to the maximum pressure campaign against Iran, reversing comments made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in January. U.S. forces killed Iranian spymaster Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani as he arrived in Baghdad on January 3, kicking off a round of direct U.S.-Iranian clashes. Pompeo...The National Interest
Forgive the American people if they're in a fog about face masks. U.S. President Donald Trump and the federal government have done a number on them.Global News
Gholamreza Mansouri jailed journalists and dissidents. His apparent suicide is a denial of justice.Washington Post
This list will be updated as more Maryland institutions announce plans for reopening.baltimoresun.com