2018-10-28

Headlines:

From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired (showing 49):

Brazilians weigh change versus risk to democracy in election – (Associated Press)
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilians on Sunday were weighing their hunger for radical change against fears that the presidential front-runner could threaten democracy as they cast ballots in the culmination of a bitter campaign that split many families and was frequen…

Pittsburgh synagogue victims included 97-year-old, pair of brothers – (Reuters)
The 11 victims murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the deadliest attack ever on the Jewish community in the United States were mostly older worshipers, ranging in age from 54 to 97, officials said on Sunday.

Police: Synagogue gunman said he wanted all Jews to die – (Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The suspect in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public …

Police: Synagogue gunman said he wanted all Jews to die – (Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The suspect in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public …

Pipe bomb suspect was spinning records as FBI closed in – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the hours before his arrest, as federal authorities zeroed in and secretly accumulated evidence, Cesar Sayoc was in his element: spinning classic and Top 40 hits in a nightclub where he’d found work as a DJ. As he entertained patrons from…

Yazidi mothers of children by IS face heartbreaking choices – (Associated Press)
DAHUK, Iraq (AP) — The 26-year-old Yazidi mother faces a heartbreaking choice. Her family is preparing to emigrate from Iraq to Australia and start a new life after the suffering the Islamic State group wreaked on their small religious minority. She is desper…

Trump’s Attacks on the News Media Are Working – (The New York Times)
The journalism industry wasn’t built to withstand the torrent of unsubstantiated claims coming from @realdonaldtrump and elsewhere.

Brazil’s right-wing Bolsonaro poised to win presidency as voting begins – (Reuters)
Brazilians began voting on Sunday in the most polarized election in decades as anger over corruption and crime were expected to carry Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency, marking a dramatic swing to the right in the world’s fourth-largest democracy.

In a Year of Women Running for Governor, One Incumbent Finds a Tough Fight – (The New York Times)
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown faces a serious challenge from Knute Buehler, a Republican. It’s a shock to voters who thought the state was “on lockdown” for Democrats.

Democrats Have Numbers on Their Side in Battle for the House. Republicans Have the Map. – (The New York Times)
The latest Upshot polling shows a wide range of possible outcomes, reflecting the number of extremely competitive districts, and the limited data available about each.

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected – (The New York Times)
America’s public schools are still touting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether.

Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids – (The New York Times)
Child care contracts now demand that nannies hide phones, tablets, computers and TVs from their charges.

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley – (The New York Times)
“I am convinced the devil lives in our phones.”

Mattis says Pittsburgh synagogue gunman a ‘coward’ – (Reuters)
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday the gunman who stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue and killed 11 worshippers was a coward and the “poorest excuse for a man you could ever come up with.”

The Latest: Married couple, brothers among synagogue victims – (Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 10 a.m. The 11 people killed in the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh included a married couple, Bernice and Sylvan Simon, and two brothers, Cecil and David Rosentha…

The Latest: Married couple, brothers among synagogue victims – (Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 10 a.m. The 11 people killed in the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh included a married couple, Bernice and Sylvan Simon, and two brothers, Cecil and David Rosentha…

Shoppers may face hard choices again on health marketplaces – (Associated Press)
Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There’s no guarantee they will cover certain doctors or prescriptions. Health insurers have stopped fleeing the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces and …

Sri Lanka shooting amid political crisis – (BBC News)
An MP’s bodyguard fires at a mob after the prime minister was sacked by the president.

Muslims crowdfund for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue attack – (Al Jazeera English)
Crowdfunding has become a go-to effort for relief following hate crimes and mass shootings in the US.

Enough is enough: Fed-up Americans crave unity amid violence – (Associated Press)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She flipped through television channels and radio stations, scanning from conservative to liberal media, searching for any sign that the polarized nation had finally reached its tipping point. For days, Elisa Karem Parker had been seein…

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From various sources (showing 20):

What we know about Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man suspected of mailing more than a dozen bombs – (USA Today)

2 bodies found in Hudson River were a missing Virginia teen and her sister – (CNN)
Two bodies that were found bound together this week on the Manhattan banks of the Hudson River have been identified as those of two Virginia sisters — one of whom had been reported missing — New York police said.

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All about Trump (showing 54):

Trump changed his mind on the Federal Reserve chairman after the Fed hiked interest rates – (Axios)
This time last year, Trump praised Fed chairman Jerome Powell.

What we know about Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man suspected of mailing more than a dozen bombs – (USA Today)
When a host of prominent politicians and media were targeted by suspicious bomb-like packages in the mail, a clear pattern emerged: all have spoken out against Trump administration policies and President Trump has vilified them.

What we know about Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man suspected of mailing more than a dozen bombs – (Google News)
When a host of prominent politicians and media were targeted by suspicious bomb-like packages in the mail, a clear pattern emerged: all have spoken out against Trump administration policies and President Trump has vilified them.

Trump’s Attacks on the News Media Are Working – (The New York Times)
The journalism industry wasn’t built to withstand the torrent of unsubstantiated claims coming from @realdonaldtrump and elsewhere.

Pittsburgh mayor to Trump: Armed guards are not the answer – (NBC News)
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Sunday that he disagrees with President Trump’s call for more armed guards at places of worship to prevent shootings.

Authorities name the 11 killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting – (Google News)
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto called the attack the “darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history,” after the victims’ names were read out Sunday morning, and disputed President Trump’s suggestion that the synagogue should have had armed guards.

Trump says synagogue shooting would have been stopped by armed guard – (Daily Mail)
After defiantly stating that he would attend a previously scheduled rally in Illinois, President Donald Trump says he will be going to Pittsburgh in the wake of a mass shooting at a synagogue.

Trump Scorned For Tweeting About World Series Hours After Synagogue Massacre – (The Huffington Post)
The president took time to question the tactics of L.A. Dodgers in his late night tweet.

Donald Trump says he has ‘bad hair day’ on day of synagogue shooting – (Metro)
Hours after 11 people were killed at a baby naming ceremony inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Trump moaned to supporters about getting wet in the rain.

The powerful weapon House Republicans handed Democrats – (Google News)
A GOP rule change handed unilateral subpoena authority to many House committee chairmen. Democrats cried foul, but now they hope to use it against Trump.

Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism – (Associated Press)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he did not long turn his focus away from the mi…

The Memo: Trump base will be tested in midterms – (The Hill)
One major question looms over the midterms: Can Trump transfer the fervor of the voters who elected him in 2016 to other candidates in his party?

George Soros targeting by Donald Trump, Republicans ‘no accident,’ Adam Schiff says – (The Washington Times)
Rep. Adam Schiff of California on Sunday said President Trump preaches unity in the wake of the tragedy but flirts with danger every morning by stoking divisions on Twitter and mocking George Soros, a prominent Jewish donor for Democrats and target of politic…

US flags to be flown at half-mast after shooting – (RTE)
US President Donald Trump ordered that American flags be flown at half-mast following a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead.

The powerful weapon House Republicans handed Democrats – (Politico)
A GOP rule change handed unilateral subpoena authority to many House committee chairmen. Democrats cried foul, but now they hope to use it against Trump.

Trump Cabinet exodus likely after midterms – (Politico)
After two years of already-high turnover, the president is expected to push out or accept the resignations of several more department chiefs by January.

Schiff on Pittsburgh Shooting: Trump Set a Tone of ‘Hatred,’ ‘Incitement of Violence’ – (Breitbart News)
Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) discussed the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh a day earlier that resulted in the killing of 11 people. Schiff said, “The problem is not how he’s handling the aftermath. Although I

Hollywood Blames Trump and His Supporters for Synagogue Shooting: ‘This sh*t Is On YOU. IT’S YOUR FAULT’ – (Breitbart News)
A slew of Hollywood celebrities rushed to social media on Saturday to heap blame on President Donald Trump, his supporters, and lawful gun owners mere moments after a shooter opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Donald Trump turns down India’s invitation for Republic Day – (Google News (India))

Stocks closing in on worst month since the GFC as Donald Trump’s trade war bites – (Australian Financial Review)
Donald Trump’s trade war is doing strange things to his booming economy, and this has investors jittery as stock markets confront the worst October since the global financial crisis.

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