Nov. 15th, 2015

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"... once missing, former de facto leader of the Mutant Liberation Front, Claudine Renko, has now been officially declared deceased, her remains discovered by SHIELD officials during the arrest of Nathaniel Essex. The manhunt has been called off, with resources being used to expand the reach of aid for those affected by the Legacy Virus outbreak. The MLF has publicly stated they will hold a memorial service and demonstration for her in District X... "

"...President Kelly has established vaccination centers nationwide to distribute the cure to the public, free of charge, to the surprise of both supporters and opponents. Opponents have been quick to decry these centers as an unnecessary drain on public funding, while mutant rights supporters have brought up concerns of price gouging should the Legacy Virus cure remain in private hands..."

"...tensions between mutant and human communities are nevertheless on the rise, with many mutant enclaves accusing local governments of denying them access to much needed services during the outbreak or otherwise withholding vital resources. Mutant community leaders have pointed to the numerous electrical outages in District X, while the New York State Public Services Commission states such incidents are purely coincidental..."

"...unconfirmed reports that suspected members of the Mutant Liberation Front and the Friends of Humanity have been coming into direct and violent conflict and actively recruiting once more..."

"... sudden and unprovoked aggression from the Genoshan Acolyte Air Force, striking several military targets near the African and Middle Eastern coasts. All US diplomatic officials have been expelled from the island nation and peace negotiations have effectively ended. Concerns from leading experts all seem to say the same thing, that a Genoshan attack on US targets, or even on US soil, is inevitable. With the Legacy Virus Crisis taking up most US homeland resources, opponents of President Kelly have strongly questioned whether or not he will be able to effectively respond to Genosha's acts of war, or whether or not they are actively his fault..."

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