News Roundup for April 6, 2017

Is the news uplifting today? You be the judge.

1. Turkey has confirmed that Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people. More here. Bonus: Trump now thinks Assad is a bad man. More here.

2. Investigations into the landslides which claimed 290 lives with hundreds still missing are underway in Colombia. More here.

3. Germany is looking to crack down on hate speech online by fining the platforms which host it. Germany is officially more progressive than the United States when it comes to hate speech. More here.

4. While the rest of the world eases restrictions on marijuana, Jeff Sessions is trying to crack down on its use in order to stop violent crime. Those cancer patients, veterans with PTSD, and stoners man, so violent. More here.

5. Maxine Waters continues to be a boss and says Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump are two of a kind. Rich white men should not be able to buy themselves out of punishment for their actions. More here.