1. KKK EFFORTS
Stepping up: The KKK is stepping up its recruitment efforts, leaving fliers and candy outside homes. The packages appear to be part of a wider recruitment effort by the Klan across the country, says Ryan Lenz of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Iraqi forces take Amerli town: Iraqi forces broke the siege of Amerli, prompting celebrations across the town, which had been besieged by the ISIS terror group. The breakthrough came after the United States said it conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in Amerli, home to many of Iraq’s Shiite Turkmen.
3. MICHAEL SAM
Released by the Rams: Michael Sam, who made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has been waived and did not make the St. Louis Rams’ final 53-man roster. The All-American defensive was picked by the Rams this year in the seventh and final round.
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