Can the United Nations Stop the Slaughter in Syria? Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Can the United Nations do anything to stop the slaughter in Syria?

“A resolution to condemn Assad has once again fallen to a Russian veto. But there is something the institution could do to help end the war.”

The Atlantic

2. Malala Yousafzai’s inspirational speech after becoming an honorary Canadian

“”I pray that you continue to open your homes and your hearts to the world’s most defenceless children and families,” Malala said in her speech Wednesday.”

– Toronto Star

3. Video captures the argument moments before David Dao dragged off United Airlines flight

“Dao was reportedly on the phone with his lawyer and discussed suing United before the incident.

The officers then clearly state they are going to use force against Dao and he responds saying he would ‘rather go to jail.'”

– Global News

4. Sean Spicer’s teeny little slip-up

“O.K., so he denied a minor historical detail like the gassing of millions of Jews by the Nazis. It’s not like anyone else in the Trump administration has ever seemed oblivious to history, lied, insulted religious, ethnic or racial minorities or ignored the Holocaust before.

Actually, all of these cases are part of a pattern.”

– New York Times

5. Comedian Charlie Murphy dies at 57

“Charlie Murphy, a performer on “The Chappelle Show” and Eddie Murphy’s older brother, has died. His rep Domenick Nati confirmed to Variety that the star lost his battle with leukemia. He was 57.

His “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” sketch replayed encounters with various celebs such as Rick James and Prince when he was a member of his brother’s entourage.”

– Variety

Photo: The Atlantic