2018-11-03

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

Police search for motive in Florida yoga studio slayings – (Associated Press)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — What was supposed to be a routine Friday night ritual of socializing, dining and exercising in an upscale shopping center a few miles from Florida’s Capitol turned into a chaotic scene after a gunman shot two people to death and wound…

Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump – (Associated Press)
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit of a third term: make the election about Mont…

No answers for family’s questions about Civil War unknowns – (Associated Press)
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — When Paul Davis heard earlier this year that the complete remains of two Civil War soldiers had been uncovered recently at Manassas National Battlefield, mixed among severed limbs in a surgeon’s pit, he immediately wondered: Could that b…

China to help Pakistan avert fiscal crisis, ‘more talks needed’ – (Al Jazeera English)
Pakistan’s foreign reserves have dwindled, causing PM Khan to decry the financial situation he inherited.

Midterm Elections 2018: Campaigns Enter the Final Stretch – (The New York Times)
Updates from around the country as candidates make their final pitches to the voters who will help reshape America for the next two years.

U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It. – (The New York Times)
For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized.

On the First Shabbat After Pittsburgh Attack, ‘We’re Here to Be Jewish Together’ – (The New York Times)
Less than a week after the Pittsburgh shooting killed 11 people attending Shabbat services, synagogues across the country are expecting packed congregations.

‘Not Again’: Tragedies Unite Charleston Pastor and Pittsburgh Rabbi – (The New York Times)
The killings of nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston and 11 congregants at a synagogue in Pittsburgh brought people in those two communities together in an unspeakable grief.

After Boston, Des Linden Tries to Conquer New York – (The New York Times)
On a miserable day in Boston in April, Linden won a major marathon after a dozen years of trying. Can she repeat the feat in New York?

The Favorite in the New York City Marathon Has a Secret Weapon – (The New York Times)
Geoffrey Kamworor will try to defend his title in New York on Sunday. Easier said than done, but he trains in Kenya with Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathoner ever.

Aid reaches Syrians stranded in desert – (BBC News)
About 50,000 civilians are trapped in the makeshift camp, and have not received aid since January.

The Year of the Woman’s Activism: Marches, Phone Banks, Postcards, More – (The New York Times)
It’s not just about the women running for office. A surge in activism has redefined “women’s issues” and deepened the gender divide between the parties.

Alec Baldwin says he didn’t punch man in parking dispute – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin is denying that he punched anyone over a parking spot and says an assault allegation is being reported “for the purposes of clickbait entertainment.” The actor was arrested Friday and charged with assault and harassment after alle…

US soldier dies in Kabul ‘insider’ attack – (BBC News)
The Nato-led mission in Afghanistan believes the assailant was a member of the Afghan armed forces.

In Florida, a bitter and personal clash for US Senate – (Associated Press)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians could help determine control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday as they decide whether to keep three-term incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in office or replace him with Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Nelson has been viewed as one of …

Social media’s misinformation battle: No winners, so far – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook and other social platforms have been fighting online misinformation and hate speech for two years. With the U.S. midterm elections just a few days away, there are signs that they’re making some headway, although they’re still a very l…

Naming disaster: When home becomes shorthand for heartbreak – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — As the neighborhood where she grew up became national news, as the synagogue where her bat mitzvah took place 37 years ago became the font of a thousand unwelcome tears, Sarah Bloom watched TV — and listened. What she heard as she sat in her F…

Buffett’s Berkshire doubles profit, repurchases $900 million stock in third quarter – (Reuters)
Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett, on Saturday said its quarterly operating profit nearly doubled as its insurance business dodged hurricanes and benefited from lower taxes.

UAE blames Iran’s ‘aggressive policies’ for U.S. sanctions – (Reuters)
The United Arab Emirates’ minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, said on Saturday that Iran’s “aggressive policies” were “largely responsible” for the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran.

Past midterms, some zero in on amending Constitution – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to …

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From various sources

Obama urges Georgians to reject GOP ‘lies’ by voting for Abrams and other Democrats – (The Washington Post)
The former president told supporters at an Atlanta rally that Stacey Abrams is “the most experienced, the most qualified candidate” for Georgia governor.

Investors dump Treasuries after strong wage data – (Financial Times)
30-year yield hits highest level since March 2014 on expectations of rate hikes to come

Republicans fight a civil war in Kansas – (Financial Times)
Many moderates are abandoning their party in protest at Donald Trump

CFB Live: L’Ville vs. No. 2 Clemson – (Bleacher Report)
Get the latest news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report

Former GE chief John Flannery receives $4.25m pay-off – (Financial Times)
He was ousted after just 14 months in the job

Erdogan points finger at Khashoggi ‘puppet masters’ – (Financial Times)
Turkish president pins blame on ‘highest level’ of Saudi government in WaPo column

England vs South Africa live score and latest updates – (Mirror)
Eddie Jones’ team face a difficult opening Autumn Test International against the Springboks at Twickenham. Kick-off: 3pm (UK time)

<em>Supergirl</em>: J’onn meets the ruthless Manchester Black in exclusive clip – (Entertainment Weekly)
Watch David Ajala’s introduction as Manchester Black in this exclusive season 4 sneak peek.

Simeone defends decision to start Gelson ahead of Kalinic – (FourFourTwo)
Gelson Martins led Atletico Madrid’s line instead of Nikola Kalinic against Leganes, and Diego Simeone defended that choice.

‘Lucky’ Manchester United giving Mourinho white hair – (FourFourTwo)
Marcus Rashford left it late to score the winner at Bournemouth, leading Jose Mourinho to bemoan yet another slow Manchester United start.

Police search for motive in Florida yoga studio slayings – (Associated Press)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — What was supposed to be a routine Friday night ritual of socializing, dining and exercising in an upscale shopping center a few miles from Florida’s Capitol turned into a chaotic scene after a gunman shot two people to death and wound…

Rainbow Six Siege content censored for China launch, angering fans – (Polygon)
Ubisoft is preparing Rainbow Six Siege for launch in Asia, which means changing assets to be compliant with Chinese censors. The cosmetic changes have alienated Western fans who don’t understand why Ubisoft doesn’t or can’t deploy a separate version for China.

26 Personalized Baby Gifts That Parents Will Go Gaga For – (Buzzfeed)
Your little bundle of joy deserves the best.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Blog Update: Incineroar, Adventure Mode and More Detailed (Week 20) – IGN Video – (IGN)
Tom and Brendan react to info on the new Smash Direct, and updates for new characters including Incineroar, as well as the new Adventure Mode: World of Light!

Two Miles from North Korea, Islanders Brace for an Uneasy Peace – (The Wall Street Journal)
An agreement between the North Korea and South Korea to end border hostilities is now in effect, but on a contested island where the North killed four people in 2010, fears linger.

Another rumor hints at Amazon’s HQ2 landing in northern Virginia – (Mashable)
It’s beginning to look like the D.C. area may be in for a lot of Bezos.

Tej Pratap Yadav meets Lalu Prasad, stands firm on divorce to his wife Aishwarya Rai – Times of India – (Google News (India))
RANCHI: Tej Pratap Yadav met his father Lalu Prasad at a Ranchi hospital on Saturday evening to discuss the divorce petition he has filed against Aish.

Why the headquarters of iconic tech companies  are now among America’s top tourist attractions – (CNBC)
With many tech companies enjoying worldwide prominence, many headquarters have now become architectural wonders in their own right. They have drawn wide interest for not only their high tech products and services but also their employee perks. Both the state-…

DPP calls for ‘urgent’ reform of way courts handle criminal trials – (The Irish Times)
Increased amount of digital evidence has lead to growing volume of material in criminal investigations

A Moment of Praise for Open Trade – (The American Conservative)
Nine counterpoints to current protectionist arguments that you can take to the bank.

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All about Trump

Republicans fight a civil war in Kansas – (Financial Times)
Many moderates are abandoning their party in protest at Donald Trump

Trump challenges Democrats after Kavanaugh accuser admits to making false rape accusation: ‘Where are the D… – (Fox News)
President Trump on Saturday challenged Democrats to speak up after Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee referred a woman to the FBI for “materially false statements” when she accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of raping her “several times.”

Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump – (Associated Press)
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit of a third term: make the election about Mont…

Caravan migrants to Trump: ‘We are not killers’ – (The Globe And Mail)
President Trump has spent much of his midterms campaign targeting the migrant caravan that is still hundreds of miles away from the U.S. border

‘We are not killers:’ Migrants in caravan respond to Trump – (News24)
Exhausted migrants traveling with the caravan are mostly perplexed, turned off by President Donald Trump’s escalating anti-migrant rhetoric

Lemon: Trump is distracting you from this – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Don Lemon lists all the things President Trump doesn’t want people talking about in the days leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.

‘The world opposes every decision made by Trump’: Iran hits out over impending sanctions – (ABC News (AU))
Iran’s top leader has lashed out at Donald Trump as the US prepares to reimpose sanctions on Iran’s vital oil-exporting and financial sectors, state television reports.

A judge denied Donald Trump’s attempt to stop a court case that could reveal his financial records – (Newsweek)
Maryland and Washington DC could request the president’s tax returns.

A Nation in Turmoil Prepares to Deliver a Verdict on Trump – (Google News)
Republicans have grown increasingly pessimistic about holding the House, as polls show a number of incumbents lagging well below 50 percent. G.O.P. leaders are more hopeful about the Senate.

Is Antonio Delgado Getting a Bad Rap? – (New York Magazine)
The congressional candidate has faced racist attack ads, but might still take back New York’s mostly white, Obama-Trump 19th.

Live updates: Countdown to the 2018 midterms – CNNPolitics – (CNN)
With just days to go until the midterms, candidates across the US are in the final sprint and President Trump is on a spree of rallies. Follow here for the latest.

How Democrats plan to make Trump’s life a living hell after the election – (Google News (Australia))
As Democrats gear up to potentially regain control of the House, it has stirred speculation about whether the party will move to impeach President Donald Trump.

Barack Obama Deals With Hecklers In The Most Respectful, Un-Trumpian Way – (The Huffington Post)
Obama’s approach was the antithesis of Trump’s calls to “knock the crap” out of hecklers.

Two to Tango: Parsing Trump’s Argentine Dinner Date with Xi – (Fortune)
The special Sino Saturday edition of our popular newsletter for leaders, by Time Inc. international editor Clay Chandler.

Khamenei says the world opposes Trump’s decisions to reimpose sanctions – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Trump administration said on Friday that eight importing countries would temporarily be allowed to keep buying Iranian oil

Elementary school teachers draw backlash for dressing as Trump border wall – (Google News)
A group of teachers at an Idaho elementary school are facing backlash after several staff members dressed as President Trump’s border wall and another group dressed up with sombreros, m

Tom Steyer, who Trump continued to attack even after he had received a pipe bomb, got a second suspicious package – (Newsweek)
“These threats are not isolated but a part of a larger assault on the norms that uphold our democracy,” Steyer’s office said in a statement about this latest package.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distortions on immigration – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump peddled distorted theories and bogus numbers on immigration as he attempted to stir up voters’ worries about a migrant procession in Mexico, and he also used the campaign’s final days to claim economic gains for minori…

For some, a vibrant US economy complicates voting decision – (Associated Press)
EXTON, Pennsylvania (AP) — For many voters in America’s affluent suburbs, a flourishing economy is forcing a thorny dilemma for the midterm elections. Do they vote Democratic, in part to protest President Donald Trump for behavior some see as divisive and unp…

Trump goes cross-country as Dems dig in on ‘the last weekend’ – (CNN)
As Barack Obama divided his day by boosting the Democrats, first in Miami for gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, and chopping away at Trump, Republicans eagerly returned the favor — and gave a preview of what to expect on Satu…

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