2019-03-02

Headlines:

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

Roger Federer wins 100th ATP title in Dubai with victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas – (BBC News)
Roger Federer has won his 100th ATP title at the Dubai Duty Free Championships – exactly 6,600 days after winning his first.

America’s newest crew capsule rockets toward space station – (Associated Press)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX.The only passenger was a…

Johnny Depp sues ex-wife over article – (BBC News)
He says Amber Heard’s reference to domestic violence is defamatory and a “hoax”.

Bryce time: Phillies announce Harper’s $330 million deal – (Associated Press)
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have announced Bryce Harper’s 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history at $330 million.Philadelphia scheduled a news…

Oakland strike highlights housing struggles for teachers – (Associated Press)
Cris Bautista teaches high school in Oakland, California, but to afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, he commutes an hour or more to an apartment he shares with another teacher and works…

Legalized sports betting unlikely in 3 largest US states – (Associated Press)
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final.That…

The New 30-Something – (The New York Times)
Have you or haven’t you cut the financial cord with your family?

‘We are still hurting’: Life still difficult after hurricane – (Associated Press)
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Paulina “Bela” Sebastiao would give almost anything to be able to do a load of laundry without having to drive miles from her Mexico Beach home. Anthony Campbell would…

Analysis: GOP senators struggle to escape no-win border vote – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, the Republican senators floated their ideas. They were trying to find a way out of a seemingly impossible dilemma: how to support President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico…

Somali militant siege ends, at least 29 civilians dead – (Reuters)
Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bomb and gun attack that killed at least 29 civilians.

Democrats 2020: Governors try to crack the senator scramble – (Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The opening months of the Democratic presidential primary have been dominated by senators who have staked their campaigns on personal narratives and sweeping liberal…

8 killed in India-Pakistan fighting amid high tensions – (Associated Press)
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two…

Merkel welcomes school climate strikes – (BBC News)
Students’ mass walkouts to demand action have sparked a debate over school attendance in Germany.

Despite threats, ‘sanctuary’ cities are getting their grants – (Associated Press)
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — About 18 months after the Trump administration threatened to withhold law enforcement grants from nearly 30 places around the country it felt weren’t doing enough to work…

Wounded and alone, children emerge from last Islamic State enclave – (Reuters)
Hareth Najem fled Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria wounded and alone. The Iraqi orphan’s family had died two years earlier in air strikes across the border in al-Qaim region.

Strasbourg Jewish memorial vandalised – (BBC News)
The site of a synagogue burned by Nazis in 1940 was targeted by anti-Semitic vandals, the city says.

Trudeau Promised a Fresh Approach to Politics. Now He’s Embroiled in Scandal. – (The New York Times)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has been drawn into scandal around a corporation accused of corruption and his former justice minister, who said his office pressured her to drop the case.

Son of former Algeria PM dies during anti-Bouteflika protests – (Al Jazeera English)
Brother of Hassan Benkhedda says Algerian authorities and ‘thugs’ are responsible for his death.

German carmakers to invest 60 billion euros in electric cars and automation: VDA – (Reuters)
Germany’s car industry is to invest nearly 60 billion euros ($68 billion) over the next three years on electric cars and automated driving, the head of the VDA car industry association said ahead of the Geneva motor show.

Explainer: In Trump-Russia probe, when does collusion become a crime? – (Reuters)
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller has pursued his investigation into Moscow’s role in the 2016 U.S. election, legal experts have debated what sort of contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia may have violated U.S. criminal law.

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From various sources

Fatah: Hamas brutally torturing our men in Gaza – (The Jerusalem Post)
Fatah officials said at least 100 of their members were detained by Hamas in the past week.

U.S.-backed forces launch last battle to defeat ISIS in Syria – (The Jerusalem Post)
The SDF and Coalition launched a major operation to defeat ISIS in a small area along the Euphrates river in September 2018.

French rabbi says antisemitism forced half of congregation to leave city – (The Jerusalem Post)
Each antisemitic graffiti, he said, “raises awareness to a global reality that means we fear for our children at school, on the street. So as responsible parents, we take measures.”

Smart’s Forease+ is a cute electric concept – (The Verge)
During last year’s Paris Motor Show, Daimler unveiled its Smart Forease electric concept car, a cute vehicle designed to celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary. Next week, the company will showcase the Forease+ at the Geneva Motor Show, a cute successor that …

air force – (Next Big Future)

NASCAR – (Fox Sports)
Find live NASCAR updates, NASCAR driver news, NASCAR videos, rumors, schedules & more on FOX Sports.

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All about Trump

How has President Trump changed the political landscape for the GOP? – (Fox News)
Turning Point USA spokesperson Rob Smith says that he believes more millennials will come out in support of President Trump in 2020.

President Trump addresses the CPAC conference – (Fox News)

President Donald Trump to speak at CPAC following Cohen testimony, North Korea meetings – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump speaking to supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference, also known as CPAC.

Watch Live: Trump addresses annual CPAC gathering – (The Hill)
President Trump is speaking Saturday to those in attendance at the nation’s largest gathering of conservative activists, capping off several days of speeches by top White House aides.

CPAC has abandoned any concern for fiscal responsibility for bomb throwing on “socialism” – (Vice News)
CPAC used to be all about fiscal conservatism, but it’s Trump’s party now.

CPAC Chair Shrugs Off Trump’s Friendliness With Despots – (The Huffington Post)
“I think it’s a big mistake to say that Donald Trump is somehow a dishonest political leader,” Matt Schlapp said.

Trump Had His Own Wealth Tax in 1999—But the Math Was Wrong – (Fortune)
Before Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax, there was Donald Trump’s wealth tax.

Analysis: GOP senators struggle to escape no-win border vote – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, the Republican senators floated their ideas. They were trying to find a way out of a seemingly impossible dilemma: how to support President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico…

Democrat Plans Bipartisan Bill To Blame Kim Jong Un For Otto Warmbier’s Death – (The Huffington Post)
Rep. Tom Malinowski’s announcement comes after President Donald Trump’s denial that Kim played any role in the death of the American college student.

President Trump tweeted about 1 the 17 golf courses The Trump Organization owns around the world Saturday morning – (Axios)
Upon taking office Trump did not divest from his business holdings including his golf courses.

Trump said trade wars are ‘easy to win.’ A year later, here’s a timeline of what’s happened with China – (CNBC)
Though Trump’s trade war tweet scared businesses and investors, he has progress to show in the last year.

Cooper slams Trump: His idea of leadership is not normal – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Anderson Cooper slams President Donald Trump for his apparent warm relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, stating that Trump’s idea of a “real leader” is alarming.

Mitch McConnell can’t protect Trump from vetoes anymore – (CNN)
President Donald Trump has a perfect veto-free record so far, the result of support from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and, until they lost their majority, Republicans in the US House.

Mitch McConnell can’t protect Trump from vetoes anymore – (Google News)
President Donald Trump has a perfect veto-free record so far, the result of support from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and, until they lost their majority, Republicans in the US House.

Slouching Toward Mar-a-Lago: Xi and Trump Inch Closer to Yes – (Fortune)
The special Sino Saturday edition of our popular newsletter for leaders, by Time Inc. international editor Clay Chandler.

Despite threats, ‘sanctuary’ cities are getting their grants – (Associated Press)
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — About 18 months after the Trump administration threatened to withhold law enforcement grants from nearly 30 places around the country it felt weren’t doing enough to work…

Explainer: In Trump-Russia probe, when does collusion become a crime? – (Reuters)
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller has pursued his investigation into Moscow’s role in the 2016 U.S. election, legal experts have debated what sort of contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia may have violated U.S. criminal law.

11 Million Taxpayers Losing $323 Billion In Deductions In Trump Tax Hit – (The Huffington Post)
More bad news for middle America after corporate taxes were slashed.

Week 93: Cohen Reveals Russia Scandal Gems Amid the Mudslinging – (Google News)
But Mueller will ultimately determine whether the convicted liar’s accusations against Trump are the real thing or fake.

Is Dan Crenshaw the Future of the GOP? – (Politico)
The right’s newest young star in Congress offers a vision for the party somewhere between Trumpism and NeverTrumpism. But it’s not easy walking the line in Washington.

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