2019-09-10

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From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired

Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94 – (The New York Times)
Mr. Frank’s visually raw and personally expressive style made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.

Technology hands start ups key to $5.1 trillion FX market – (Reuters)
More than five years since global foreign exchange (FX) trading was tainted by a rigging scandal, a handful of banks are more dominant than ever and show no sign of weakening their grip on the $5.1 trillion-a-day electronic market.

Boris Johnson lost Parliament but he could win a UK election – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost Parliament. But he could still win a general election if enough voters approve of his determination to make Britain’s departure from the…

Target increases temporary hiring to more than 130,000 for holiday rush – (Reuters)
Retailer Target Corp said on Tuesday it was planning to hire more than 130,000 store employees for the holiday season, 10,000 more than last year, as it gears up for the crucial shopping period when in-store and online orders surge.

Officials: 31 Iraqi pilgrims die in stampede during Ashoura – (Associated Press)
BAGHDAD (AP) — Part of a walkway collapsed as tens of thousands of people celebrated Ashoura on Tuesday, causing a stampede and killing at least 31 pilgrims on one of the most sacred religious…

What options are left for British PM Johnson on Brexit? – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s options are narrowing to deliver on his promise to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without an exit deal to soften the impact of the split.

N Carolina special election tests Trump, 2020 GOP prospects – (Associated Press)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are hoping an eleventh-hour pep talk from President Donald Trump will propel them to a special election victory Tuesday in a GOP-friendly House district in…

Hurricane survivors struggle to start new life in Bahamas – (Associated Press)
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Thousands of hurricane survivors are filing off boats and planes in the capital of the Bahamas, facing the need to start new lives after Hurricane Dorian but with little…

To Push Gun Control, New Jersey Will Pressure Retailers and Banks – (The New York Times)
The state also plans to wield its buying power to force gun makers to adopt policies like background checks.

Deal or no-deal, Brexit’s puppet master has more strings to pull – (Reuters)
Boxed in by parliament, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s next move on the Brexit chessboard will most likely be played with the ruthless bravura that his senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, built his reputation on.

Wall Street opens lower on global growth fears – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday, as weak economic data from China pointed to slowing growth in the world’s second largest economy, adding to fears of a global recession.

Mugabe polarizes Zimbabwe in death as well as in life – (Reuters)
Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe is proving as polarizing in death as he was in life, with a fight over where he will be buried threatening to embarrass his successor and deepen divisions in the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Wall Street set to open lower as China data adds to recession fears – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Tuesday as weak economic data from China pointed to slowing growth in the world’s second largest economy, adding to fears of a global recession.

Charity ship completes rescue of 34 migrants off Libya – (Associated Press)
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — Thirty-four migrants including women and a small child who had been rescued by a German sailboat were successfully transferred to a larger humanitarian ship during a…

Apple to reveal streaming service prices while iPhones on ‘holding pattern’ until 5G – (Reuters)
Apple Inc is set on Tuesday to announce pricing for its forthcoming streaming TV service as well as updates to its iPhone lineup, as the tech giant reaches a turning point where it focuses as much on services as its hardware and software.

The day the dinosaurs’ world fell apart – (BBC News)
Scientists reconstruct the seconds, minutes and hours following the dino-killing asteroid impact.

White House adviser urges patience in U.S.-China trade talks – (Reuters)
White House adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday called for investors, the public and others to be patient ahead of key U.S.-China trade negotiations planned for next month between top officials in Washington.

Trump’s US-Taliban move pushes Afghans toward fragile vote – (Associated Press)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sudden halt to U.S.-Taliban talks looks like a gift to the beleaguered Afghan president, who has insisted on holding a key election in less than…

EU chief names most diverse team in bloc’s history – (BBC News)
The EU’s first female Commission president names 13 women and 14 men for her executive team.

Officials defend plan to end govt control of Fannie, Freddie – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials are going before Congress to defend their plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The giant mortgage finance companies…

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From various sources

A-G rejects allegations of police violations in Case 4000 – (The Jerusalem Post)
Mandelblit also rejected allegations that the rights of Shaul Elovitch and his son, Or, were violated by police.

Female recruits petition Supreme Court to let them serve in Armored Corps – (The Jerusalem Post)
Or Abramson and Maayan Halberstadt claim military is violating their rights by not allowing them to serve in tanks

U.S. Air Force use F-35s to bomb ISIS island – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve, the 81-member coalition to defeat ISIS wrote that this is what it looks like when CENTCOM Air Force jets bomb a “Daesh infested island.”

Lebanon hopes US will resume mediation in border disputes with Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
“Several points had already been agreed on [as Satterfield departed] and there remain only a few sticking points in the terms of negotiations,” Lebanese President Michel Aoun said

Netanyahu: Cameras bill to go to a vote tomorrow – (The Jerusalem Post)
The statement came a day after the Knesset Arrangements Committee rejected a motion to waive the bill’s waiting period and allowing it to go to a vote two days early.

Jerusalem to remember 9/11 Twin Towers attack – (The Jerusalem Post)
Jerusalem’s skies will be lit up by two beacons of light – reaching up to 300 meters.

Condoleezza Rice ‘relieved’ after cancellation of Taliban talks at Camp David – (Fox News)
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the timing of scheduled talks at Camp David were ‘not ideal’ and speaks out on her new book ‘To Build a Better World’ on ‘Fox & Friends.’

USCIS credits Trump’s aggression for significant drop in border apprehensions – (Fox News)
Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli details the latest on migrant apprehensions and plans for the border wall on ‘Fox & Friends.’

Gorsuch: Nine people shouldn’t tell America how to live – CNN Video – (CNN)
Justice Neil Gorsuch sits down with CNN’s Ariane de Vogue to talk about the his interpretation of the Constitution.

People of color comprise a majority of new hires for the first time in U.S. history – (Axios)
It’s the result of more baby boomers retiring and more minority women entering the workforce.

The best time to move in based on your STAR SIGN – (Daily Mail)
UK-based Andreea Putinelu analysed the distinctive personality traits of each star sign to determine when they are most likely to want to move in with a partner.

Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94 – (The New York Times)
Mr. Frank’s visually raw and personally expressive style made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.

Former New Jersey rabbi pleads guilty to sexually assaulting minor – (The Jerusalem Post)
Rabbi Menachem (Mendy) Weiss abused the boy between January and June 1999

Boy who raped and killed Alesha MacPhail, 6, continues to have depraved thoughts – (Mirror)
WARNING – DISTURBING DETAILS: Aaron Campbell, 17, has had his sentence reduced for raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha in July 2018

24 Things All Anxious People Will 100% Relate To – (Buzzfeed)
Everything will be fine! Until it isn’t…

JUST IN: SABC’s Ramaphosa blunder was sabotage, broadcaster confirms – (News24)
The SABC has confirmed that the flighting of the wrong clip of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech to the nation on Thursday last week was an act of sabotage.

Retired engineer spends £30,000 fighting £100 speeding fine – and loses – (Daily Mail)
Richard Keedwell insists he was wrongly snapped going 35mph in a 30mph zone in Worcester, 2016. Mr Keedwell thought the case would be ‘fairly quick’, but spent ‘the best part of £30,000’.

Kate Middleton hitches tractor ride with Mary Berry at opening of her Back to Nature play garden – (Daily Mail)
Kate Middleton, 37, looked elegant in a £1,635 floral Emelia Wickstead dress as she arrived at the Back to Nature play garden at Wisley, near Woking today.

Technology hands start ups key to $5.1 trillion FX market – (Reuters)
More than five years since global foreign exchange (FX) trading was tainted by a rigging scandal, a handful of banks are more dominant than ever and show no sign of weakening their grip on the $5.1 trillion-a-day electronic market.

Mother who murdered her 4 children says she misses them – family – (News24)
Zinhle Maditla, the Klarinet mother who murdered her four kids, has written a letter to her family telling them how she misses her children.

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All about Trump

USCIS credits Trump’s aggression for significant drop in border apprehensions – (Fox News)
Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli details the latest on migrant apprehensions and plans for the border wall on ‘Fox & Friends.’

Trump’s Approval Rating Falls in Poll on Recession Fears – (Fortune)
President Donald Trump’s economic approval rating has dipped to 46% from 51% in July.

House committee pushes forward on gun control bills as Senate and Trump waver – (CBS News)
The House Judiciary Committee will vote on whether to send several gun control bills to the House floor on Tuesday

N Carolina special election tests Trump, 2020 GOP prospects – (Associated Press)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are hoping an eleventh-hour pep talk from President Donald Trump will propel them to a special election victory Tuesday in a GOP-friendly House district in…

Former U.K. ambassador to U.S. who resigned over Trump critiques is made a Lord – (Axios)
Kim Darroch was a lifelong diplomat.

White House blasts CNN report on spy’s extraction, warns lives could be ‘in danger’ – (Fox News)
The White House on Tuesday rebuked CNN for a widely challenged report claiming the CIA had pulled a high-level spy out of Russia after President Trump “mishandled” classified material – saying the report is wrong and could put lives at risk.

Peter Navarro says there’s a 100% chance the House approves Trump’s North America trade deal by year’s end – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump’s trade advisor Peter Navarro spoke with CNBC on Tuesday.

Robert Baer: CIA and FBI have never trusted Trump – CNN Video – (CNN)
Former CIA operative Robert Baer reacts to news that in a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government.

Samantha Bee spoofs <em>Jaws</em> and plots to take down Trump in <em>Full Frontal</em> sneak peek – (Entertainment Weekly)
In this exclusive preview from ‘Full Frontal,’ Samantha Bee and Josh Charles parody ‘Jaws’ and plot to take down President Trump.

Trump skeptical of using foreign spies to collect intel on hostile countries, sources say – (CNN)
President Donald Trump has privately and repeatedly expressed opposition to the use of foreign intelligence from covert sources, including overseas spies who provide the US government with crucial information about hostile countries, according to multiple sen…

Billy Bush says he isn’t angry at Trump over Access Hollywood tape: “He was being him” – (CBS News)
Billy Bush is back on television as the new host of the entertainment show, “Extra.” His return comes three years after he was suddenly fired, after a 2005 Access Hollywood tape was released showing Bush and Donald Trump engaging in a lewd conversation about …

Trump’s US-Taliban move pushes Afghans toward fragile vote – (Associated Press)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sudden halt to U.S.-Taliban talks looks like a gift to the beleaguered Afghan president, who has insisted on holding a key election in less than…

CBP Credits Drop In Arrivals Of Asylum Seekers At U.S. Border To Trump—Not Seasonal Trends – (Newsweek)
“President Trump is making it clear that if you come to the United States of America illegally, you will be removed,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency acting Commissioner Mark Morgan.

Officials defend plan to end govt control of Fannie, Freddie – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials are going before Congress to defend their plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The giant mortgage finance companies…

Trump says N.C. rally attendees were ‘soaking wet’ waiting in line, but it wasn’t raining in Fayetteville – (USA Today)
The president also said Wednesday night during a North Carolina rally that if he were to stand in the rain, it would be a good thing because it would have “shown it’s my real hair at least.”

What Trump hopes to gain from Taliban talks reset – (Financial Times)
President’s move may provide chance to rethink deal that had come under fire, analysts say

Trump’s approval rating drops 6 points amid economic worries: poll | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump’s approval rating dropped 6 points in a new …

Poll: Trump approval falls as majority of Americans brace for recession – (Google News)
More than half of Americans believe a recession is likely to occur in 2020, according to the survey.

Republicans Actually Do Stand Up to Donald Trump – Bloomberg – (Google News)
<ol><li>Republicans Actually Do Stand Up to Donald Trump  Bloomberg </li><li>House To Advance Gun Control Bills, As White House Position Remains Murky  NPR </li><li>McConnell backs short-term spending bill to avert shutdown  POLITICO </li><li>Democrats pla…

The Hill’s Morning Report – Can Trump save GOP in North Carolina special election? | TheHill – (The Hill)
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