White House: Obama unlikely to sign ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’

“Despite calls from victims’ families, the White House says President Barack Obama likely would not sign legislation that could allow countries like Saudi Arabia to be sued for any role officials may have played in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil”, writes Aru Pande in Voice of America on April 18, 2016.

The “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” would permit 9/11 families and future victims of terrorists to sue foreign states and financial backers of terrorist activities.

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“Patriots Day” films scenes during Boston Marathon

WHDH Boston reports that filming for the Boston Marathon bombing movie Patriots Day has begun, with scenes being shot during this year’s Marathon.

Some local towns have refused to cooperate with filmmakers.

The filming is controversial, with some questioning the timing of the film, and others worried that filming detracts from Marathon security.

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Obama official Ben Rhodes, who worked on 9/11 Commission, addresses the 28 pages

Z. Brian Wolf of CNN wrote on Monday, April 18, 2016 that Ben Rhodes, an Obama aide who  worked on the 9/11 Commission report, said he didn’t think that the Saudi government was actively supporting al Qaeda in regard to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, but that they did nothing to stop the attacks.

Rhodes did not address the controversial 28 pages themselves.

Listen to the whole podcast and read the portion on the 9/11 Commission report here.

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