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U.S. Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer – (Reuters)
Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed a three-week course of radiation therapy to treat a cancerous tumor on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.

Trump administration considers boost to biofuel mandates to ease farmer anger: sources – (Reuters)
The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage anger in the Farm Belt over its recent broad use of waivers for small refineries, but is not planning to rescind any of the exemptions it has granted so …

Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering U.S. companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States instead, sending U.S. markets down sharply in a new rhetorical strike at Beijing as tr…

U.S. House lawmakers ask regulators to scrutinize bank cloud providers – (Reuters)
Two U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to banks, saying they have become a critical component of the global financial system.

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing...

Hong Kong airport operating normally despite planned 'stress test' protest – (Reuters)
Hong Kong's airport and the roads and railways leading to it were operating normally early on Saturday despite plans by protesters to implement a "stress test" of transport links to the aviation hub early in the day.

Johnson and Trump speak ahead of G7 meeting – (BBC News)
The leaders will meet one-on-one on Sunday morning with a post-Brexit trade deal set to be discussed.

Hong Kong families form peaceful human chains ahead of airport protest – (Reuters)
Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined hands to form human chains on Friday in a peaceful protest, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations showing no sign of let-up across the Chinese-ruled territory.

Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon – (Associated Press)
PORT VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge...

North Korea launches short-range missiles again, complicating U.S. attempts for talks – (Reuters)
Japan's Coast Guard said it detected suspected ballistic missile launches from North Korea on Saturday, while the South Korean military said North Korea had fired two projectiles into the sea off its east coast.

Psychologist approved Jeffrey's Epstein's removal from suicide watch – (Reuters)
A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was being held while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said o…

This means trade war: Is Trump's economic team up for it? – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most trusted economic aides in the Oval Office.The assembled brain...

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week – (Associated Press)
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press...

What is the G7 and what does it do? – (BBC News)
This weekend's meeting in France brings together the heads of the world's leading economies.

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires – (Reuters)
European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified the unfolding environmental crisis.

Tom Brady Is No ‘Tom Terrific.’ Any New Yorker Can Tell You That. – (The New York Times)
The federal patent office has rejected Mr. Brady’s bid to trademark a nickname associated with the Mets pitching legend Tom Seaver.

Trump escalates China trade war with tariff hikes – (BBC News)
The president hits back at Beijing's plans by hiking tariffs on Chinese imports by another 5%.

Candidate: Michigan city should be as white 'as possible' – (Associated Press)
MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan said Friday she has no plans to end her campaign after shocking a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white "as...

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did...


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From various sources

Psychologist approved Jeffrey's Epstein's removal from suicide watch – (The Jerusalem Post)
The disclosure came in a letter dated on Thursday.

8/23/19: CBSN Evening News – (CBS News)
Dow drops 600+ points over trade war concerns; On The Road: Picture Window.

U.S. Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer – (Reuters)
Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed a three-week course of radiation therapy to treat a cancerous tumor on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.

Trump administration considers boost to biofuel mandates to ease farmer anger: sources – (Reuters)
The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage anger in the Farm Belt over its recent broad use of waivers for small refineries, but is not planning to rescind any of the exemptions it has granted so …

Jeff Goldblum teases potential role in <em>Thor: Love and Thunder</em> – (Entertainment Weekly)
Might we see Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster return for Thor: Love and Thunder?

Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering U.S. companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States instead, sending U.S. markets down sharply in a new rhetorical strike at Beijing as tr…

Naval Service denies crew were endangered during rescue mission – (The Irish Times)
System for launching small craft found to be in bad repair

Garda criticised over lack of action on tackling hate crimes – (The Irish Times)
Assault on Muslim teenager in Dundrum and death threat to UCC lecturer raise concerns

Tips For Where To Stay, What To Eat, And What To Do In Charleston, South Carolina – (Buzzfeed)
Looking for colorful homes, mouthwatering biscuits, and an actual breath of fresh air? Then it's time you plan a trip to Charleston, South Carolina.

U.S. House lawmakers ask regulators to scrutinize bank cloud providers – (Reuters)
Two U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to banks, saying they have become a critical component of the global financial system.

Watch Anna Kendrick coach Bill Hader's reluctant Santa in <em>Noelle</em> trailer from Disney+ – (Entertainment Weekly)
Anna Kendrick plays Noelle, Santa Claus's sister who is tasked with saving Christmas after her brother (Bill Hader) disappears from the North Pole in the Disney+ movie.

Crown comes out swinging in cross-examination of B.C. man accused of killing his kids | CBC News – (CBC News)
If Andrew Berry didn’t stab his daughters to death on Christmas 2017, why didn’t he tell everyone he talked to in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy?

The $18B Electric-Car Bubble at Risk of Bursting in China – (Hacker News)

Durham Bulls rock red and black uniforms for Hurricanes 'Jerks' night – (NHL News)
The Durham Bulls were "Jerks" for one night.The Minor League Baseball team honored their neighboring hockey club, the Carolina Hurricanes, but hosting "Bunch of Jerks" night.

Biden Poses What-If Of Obama Assassination To Explain How 1968 Jolted America – (The Huffington Post)
The former vice president told students at a presidential campaign event how the deaths of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. led to his political ...

This Gross Food Quiz Was Strategically Designed To Tell Us How Old You Are – (Buzzfeed)
It really works.

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing...

Trump speaks with Brazil's Bolsonaro, offers aid with Amazon fires – (The Jerusalem Post)
Brazil’s Amazon is burning at a record rate, according to data from the National Institute of Space Research.

Joe Biden asks audience to imagine Barack Obama's assassination – (Fox News)
Raw video: Speaking to supporters in New Hampshire, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden recalls the political turmoil of 1968.

Taylor Swift pledges to 'do everything I can for 2020' election: 'We're a democracy' – (Fox News)
Taylor Swift has opened up about her political beliefs again.


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All about Trump

Trump administration considers boost to biofuel mandates to ease farmer anger: sources – (Reuters)
The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage anger in the Farm Belt over its recent broad use of waivers for small refineries, but is not planning to rescind any of the exemptions it has granted so …

Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering U.S. companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States instead, sending U.S. markets down sharply in a new rhetorical strike at Beijing as tr…

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing...

Trump speaks with Brazil's Bolsonaro, offers aid with Amazon fires – (The Jerusalem Post)
Brazil’s Amazon is burning at a record rate, according to data from the National Institute of Space Research.

Johnson and Trump speak ahead of G7 meeting – (BBC News)
The leaders will meet one-on-one on Sunday morning with a post-Brexit trade deal set to be discussed.

US and China scale up tit-for-tat war on trade tarrifs – (RTE)
President Trump has announced he will further increase trade tariffs against China after Beijing unveiled its new duties of 10% on $75 billion worth of US goods

Boris Johnson to warn Donald Trump that NHS and animal welfare standards are off the table – (Daily Mail)
Boris Johnson will tell the US President they need to strike the 'right deal' as they have breakfast on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.

Sen. Lindsey Graham says when it comes to a trade war the US has more bullets than China – (Fox News)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says President Trump has a good hand in the trade war with China and should 'play it out.'

DOJ Increases Power Of Agency Running Immigration Court System – (Google News)
The changes follow the Trump administration's efforts to decertify the immigration judges' union and speed up deportations.

Trump’s weird habit of humiliating his own supporters – (News.com.au)
OPINION

Remain in Mexico: Immigration courts are fast-tracking hearings for controversial Trump border policy – (CBS News)
Under the policy, the U.S. government has returned tens of thousands of asylum-seeking migrants to Mexico — where the vast majority are unable to find lawyers

This means trade war: Is Trump's economic team up for it? – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most trusted economic aides in the Oval Office.The assembled brain...

Will the G7 summit end in another Trumpian train wreck? | CBC News – (CBC News)
There was a time, not so very long ago, when international summits such as this weekend’s G7 were forums where the politically battered were able to bind their wounds and bask in the glow of international leadership. But that was before Trump.

Trump adds tariffs to $550 billion of Chinese imports in trade war reprisal – (TechCrunch)
President Trump announced Friday on Twitter that tariffs on Chinese imports will increase 5 percentage points in a tit-for-tat response to China’s own plans to place new duties on U.S. goods. About $250 billion of goods produced by China and imported into the…

Trump escalates China trade war with tariff hikes – (BBC News)
The president hits back at Beijing's plans by hiking tariffs on Chinese imports by another 5%.

Five things to watch as Trump heads to G-7 summit | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump departs late Friday for what is poised to be a busy, and possibly tense, meeting with leaders of the G7 economies.

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did...

Trump places tariffs on $300 billion in additional Chinese goods in trade war – (USA Today)
Dramatically escalating the trade war with China, President Donald Trump on Friday said he would raise tariffs on a total of $550 billion in Chinese goods.

Boris Johnson to tell Donald Trump the NHS is off the table during Brexit trade deal meeting – (Google News (UK))
<ol><li>Boris Johnson to tell Donald Trump the NHS is off the table during Brexit trade deal meeting  The Sun </li><li>Boris Johnson: New Brexit deal with EU won't be a cinch  BBC News </li><li>Did Boris Johnson put his foot in it in talks with Macron?  BBC…

Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS To Legalize Firing LGBTQ Workers Based On Sexuality – (The Huffington Post)
The brief, filed Friday, echoes a similar one submitted last week seeking to legalize firing transgender workers based on their gender identity.


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