2018-11-04

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

3 Wisconsin Girl Scouts, 1 adult killed in hit-and-run crash – (Associated Press)
LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin community on Sunday was grieving the deaths of three Girl Scouts and an adult who were while collecting trash along a rural highway when police say a pickup truck veered off the road and hit them before speeding aw…

Gunman at Florida yoga studio had been accused of harassment – (Reuters)
A gunman who killed two women at a Florida yoga studio and wounded five other people before taking his own life had previously been accused of harassing young women, police said on Saturday.

Synagogue attack a reminder of how common hate crimes are – (Associated Press)
Kevyn Perkins stopped cold when he saw the letters scrawled on the door to his dorm: “N—– go back” it said, inked in messy red marker. First he was blinded by confusion. Then rage. And then all he could think about was dropping out, finding a new school, e…

Sri Lankan president orders parliament to reconvene November 14 – (Al Jazeera English)
The move is expected to allow the 225-member House to choose between the two men claiming to be country’s rightful PM.

The US economy is booming. It may not matter much to voters. – (Al Jazeera English)
Why aren’t Republicans poised to take better advantage of the thriving economy during Tuesday’s midterm elections?

Here Are the Women Working to Elect Women in 2018 – (The New York Times)
With record numbers of women on the ballot this year, 12 women discussed their motivations to help other women get elected.

In small town Kentucky, Trump supporters dig their heels in – (Al Jazeera English)
Many Trump supporters say their support for the US president and the Republican party couldn’t be stronger.

Main contingent of migrants pushes through Mexico – (Associated Press)
ISLA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of wary Central American migrants resumed their push through Mexico on Sunday, a day after arguments over the path ahead saw some travelers splinter away from the main caravan, which is entering a treacherous part of its journey.…

Top 25 Takeaways: Tide-Bulldogs rematch; Michigan’s CFP path – (Associated Press)
Showdown Saturday disposed of the SEC pretenders and set up a rematch that seemed inevitable since last January. Alabama vs. Georgia in Atlanta, this time for the Southeastern Conference championship instead of the national title. It is the earliest the SEC c…

Path to power: House races to watch on election night – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to power in the House runs through a few dozen districts in Tuesday’s election, with Republicans defending their majority and Democrats looking to gain 23 seats they would need to win control. After the first polls close in the East…

Why it’s still in Russia’s interest to mess with US politics – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — Sweeping accusations that the Kremlin tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election haven’t chastened Russian trolls, hackers and spies — and might even have emboldened them. U.S. officials and tech companies say Russians have continued online activity ta…

Florida’s pick for governor: Trump’s guy vs. liberal darling – (Associated Press)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians will choose between one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters and an unabashed liberal when they elect a new governor Tuesday. The contrast couldn’t be greater between Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis an…

WWI centenary to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin – (Associated Press)
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on French soil, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be in London for a ceremony in Westminster Abbey with Queen Elizabeth II. But while Germa…

Midterm Elections 2018: Closing Arguments in Pennsylvania and Across the U.S. – (The New York Times)
Updates from around the country as candidates make their final pitches to the voters who will help shape America for the next two years.

Will Caspian deal help ‘barely surviving’ fishermen in Dagestan? – (Al Jazeera English)
Five-nation deal signed this year expected to add to fishermen’s burden in Dagestan village by increasing restrictions.

Ready for a fight: Voter enthusiasm surges among U.S. Hispanics – (Reuters)
Hispanics are more interested in voting this year than in the last U.S. congressional midterm elections in 2014 and their enthusiasm outpaces that of all U.S. adults, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Sunday.

Democrats’ road to controlling U.S. House runs through Pennsylvania – (Reuters)
Donald Trump’s stunning 2016 White House win got a major boost from sagging Democratic enthusiasm in Pennsylvania, but now the party is poised for big wins on Tuesday in congressional races in the state that could signal which party controls the U.S. House of…

U.S., South Korea set delayed military drills; North Korea urges end to pressure – (Reuters)
The United States and South Korea will begin small-scale military drills on Monday that were delayed during talks with North Korea, days after Pyongyang threatened to restart work on its nuclear program if international pressure does not ease.

Rebel Wilson responds to ‘plus-sized’ backlash – (BBC News)
The Australian actress had claimed to be the “first-ever plus-sized girl” to be a romcom lead.

Non-stop ads and robocalls: welcome to America’s costliest election – (Reuters)
Wendy Burke has had enough. Campaign advertisements bombard her favorite TV shows. Dozens of election pamphlets fill her mailbox. Every day, she gets several political calls on her cell phone and more on her landline. Strangers knock at her door seeking her v…

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From various sources

Tiberias mayor says there are enough haredim in his city – (The Jerusalem Post)
“I want the haredim to continue to develop – outside of Tiberias,” he said during his interview on Sunday.

Democrats lead in House preferences, but positive views of the economy and concern about border security may buoy Republicans, poll finds – (The Washington Post)
The Washington Post-ABC News poll also finds President Trump’s popularity low but holding steady as Election Day nears.

‘Egypt not opposed to Qatari role in Gaza’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
The sources pointed out that Egypt had not opposed in the past the delivery of Qatari funds to the Gaza Strip.

Fantasy hockey line top 25 rankings for 2018-19 – (NHL News)
NHL.com ranks the top fantasy hockey forward lines and tracks notable changes and production trends every Sunday during the 2018-19 season.

buildings Archives – NextBigFuture.com – (Next Big Future)

Britain and Ireland still misunderstand each other on Brexit – (Financial Times)
A breakthrough on the border may be in sight, but both nations have boxed themselves in

18 “Haunting Of Hill House” Facts That Are Honestly So Cool – (Buzzfeed)
The behind-the-scenes secrets of Episode 6 are amazing!!!

The 18 Weirdest, Funniest, And Sweetest Tumblr Posts I Saw This Week – (Buzzfeed)
Y’all, festivals in Finland sound WILD.

3 Wisconsin Girl Scouts, 1 adult killed in hit-and-run crash – (Associated Press)
LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin community on Sunday was grieving the deaths of three Girl Scouts and an adult who were while collecting trash along a rural highway when police say a pickup truck veered off the road and hit them before speeding aw…

Theatre job aimed at black directors given to man who said he was white – (The Guardian (UK))
Anthony Ekundayo Lennon applied as ‘mixed-heritage’ to Talawa Theatre Company

Novak Djokovic Upset by Karen Khachanov in 2018 Paris Masters Final – (Bleacher Report)
Karen Khachanov sprung a major surprise in the final of the 2018 Paris Masters on Sunday, beating Novak Djokovic in two sets. The Russian ended Djokovic’s impressive 22-match winning streak, beating him 7-5, 6-4…

Exclusive trailer: Dwayne Johnson looks to redefine athletic competitions with <em>The Titan Games</em> – (Entertainment Weekly)
Everyday people from all walks of life gear up for “the most epic and insane athletic competition ever devised” in the new reality series.

The Moment A 1vs1 Turned Into A 7vs1 In The Matter Of Seconds – (The Sport Bible)
Brilliant.

3D printed knitted frameworks enable breakthrough complex architecture – (Next Big Future)
3D printing of knitted textiles has been used as a structure for complex architecture. This cuts down on mater

I’m a victim of a witch-hunt, says Brexit donor Arron Banks – (Daily Mail)
Arron Banks flew back into the country yesterday to talk to police probing his donations to pro-Brexit campaigns – armed with bank statements which he claims prove his innocence.

Colossal cathedral plans divide Ghana and stir religious angst – (Financial Times)
Criticism over President’s project in nation where schools lack roofs

How to power India: Modi tweaks the energy mix – (Financial Times)
Amid a surge in oil demand and an investment boom, New Delhi needs to weigh consumer aspirations with fears about pollution

Investment sector heads downhill in worst year since 2008 – (Financial Times)
Shares of listed asset managers tumble on both sides of the Atlantic

Britons living in EU urged to act to guarantee Brexit rights – (Financial Times)
Citizens without legal permission could face problems proving they have a right to stay

Asia’s snowflake generation: China’s skiers flock to Japan – (Financial Times)
The property prices of snow-sure resorts in the region are soaring

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All about Trump

Democrats lead in House preferences, but positive views of the economy and concern about border security may buoy Republicans, poll finds – (The Washington Post)
The Washington Post-ABC News poll also finds President Trump’s popularity low but holding steady as Election Day nears.

A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy – (National Geographic)
The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.

‘Biggest case on the planet’ pits kids vs. climate change – (National Geographic)
A pioneering lawsuit against the U.S. government has won the right to a trial, overcoming the Trump administration’s efforts to cancel it in court.

Tree Of Life Rabbi Says ‘Hate Speech’ Fueled By Politicians Led To Synagogue Massacre – (The Huffington Post)
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said he shared his message with Donald Trump when he met with the president in Pittsburgh last week.

RNC chair declines to address racist campaign video – CNN Video – (CNN)
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel declined to address the racist nature of an immigration video shared by President Trump.

Elon Musk endorses the Trump space force – (Axios)
“This may be a little controversial, but I actually like the idea…”

Robust economy drowned out by Trump’s midterm message – (The Hill)
Friday’s employment report from the Labor Department was as impressive as any president could hope for just days before voters head to the polls.

Pompeo defends Trump plan to send to troops to southern border – (CBS News)
Pompeo disputed that President Trump’s emphasis on immigration in recent weeks was aimed at rallying his base ahead of the midterms

In small town Kentucky, Trump supporters dig their heels in – (Al Jazeera English)
Many Trump supporters say their support for the US president and the Republican party couldn’t be stronger.

Abrams: Trump is ‘wrong,’ I am qualified to be Georgia’s governor – (CNN)
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams dismissed criticism from President Donald Trump on Sunday after he called her unqualified to lead the state.

Husband’s desperate plea to Trump – (News.com.au)
THE husband of a Pakistani Christian woman at the centre of a divisive blasphemy case has pleaded for international help, in particular US President Donald Trump’s help, to leave the country, saying he fears for his family’s safety.

On Eve of New U.S. Sanctions, Iranian Regime Whips Up Anti-American Anger – (Google News)
On the eve of new U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s oil exports and financial system, thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran Sunday to burn American flags and mock President Donald Trump with cardboard effigies and caricatures.

3. What the military can and cannot do at the border – (Axios)
Trump has walked back comments about the military engaging with migrants who throw rocks at them.

Florida’s pick for governor: Trump’s guy vs. liberal darling – (Associated Press)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians will choose between one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters and an unabashed liberal when they elect a new governor Tuesday. The contrast couldn’t be greater between Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis an…

Democrats hold 7 point advantage ahead of midterms as Trump’s base comes back home: NBC-WSJ poll – (CNBC)
The election-eve NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Democrats leading by seven percentage points, 50 percent to 43 percent, among likely voters. That’s down from a nine-percentage point lead last month.

Four charts show why Trump’s claims about the US economy just don’t add up – (CNBC)
To hear President Donald Trump tell it, the U.S. is experiencing an economic boom unlike any period in its history. A closer look at the numbers, though, show that claim just isn’t true. To better assess  the overall economic gains since Trump took office, CN…

Trump’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Tweet Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup – (Wired)
But don’t forget about the president’s attempts to stop birthright citizenship—or Kanye West’s announcement that he’s quitting politics.

‘Saturday Night Live’ jokes about Alec Baldwin’s arrest after his Trump is a no-show – (USA Today)
This week’s “Saturday Night Live” was the rare episode that didn’t feature Alec Baldwin as President Trump in its cold open.

‘Death to America’ chants return to Iran’s street on eve of oil sanctions – (The Jerusalem Post)
Thousands of students in the government-organized rally in the capital Tehran, broadcast live by state television, burned the Stars and Stripes, an effigy of Uncle Sam and pictures of Donald Trump.

Trump’s DOJ Has Abdicated Its Responsibility To Protect Voting Rights – (The Huffington Post)
Voter suppression is endangering a crucial civil right, and Jeff Sessions is letting it happen. But all is not lost.

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