2019-03-23

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

Boeing Was ‘Go, Go, Go’ to Beat Airbus With the 737 Max – (The New York Times)
Caught short by its rival’s gains, Boeing raced to update its workhorse jet rather than design a new one. Workers describe a hectic project, but say they hadn’t felt safety was compromised.

The Making of Ja Morant – (The New York Times)
A role player as a freshman, the Murray State star stepped out of the shadows and straight into the N.B.A. draft lottery.

Democrats debate Mueller strategy as findings loom – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are plotting strategy as they await the conclusions of Robert Mueller’s now-completed Russia investigation, with senior lawmakers demanding full…

Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands on Saturday, demanding that Britain’s Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether…

Venezuela’s Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase – (Reuters)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s administration has reached its final stage and there will soon be a change in government, opposition leader Juan Guaido said, adding that his allies have spoken with high-ranking military members about changing sides.

Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death – (Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gunshots were fired overnight through the office window of the attorney for a white police officer acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager — a verdict that…

About 60 Fulani herders killed in apparent ethnic attack in Mali: mayor – (Reuters)
Gunmen killed about 60 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, in one of the deadliest such attacks in a region reeling from worsening ethnic and jihadist violence.

Passengers airlifted from cruise ship stranded off Norway – (Reuters)
Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said.

Wheat fields and underpants: Brexit satire lampoons British leaders on huge march – (Reuters)
Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters on Saturday displayed a sometimes bizarre array of placards to lampoon British leaders and Brexit with references to everything from fields of wheat to ornithology.

Key findings coming next as Mueller wraps Russia-Trump probe – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr was reviewing the special counsel’s confidential report on the Russia investigation Saturday to determine what should be made public after a nearly…

‘Yellow Vests’ march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble – (Reuters)
French “yellow vest” demonstrators began their 19th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Saturday as military units were deployed to help police clamp down on any trouble.

Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might – (Reuters)
Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, the Pakistani president said on Saturday during a parade to show off its military might following a tense standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

Islamic State ‘caliphate’ defeated, yet threat persists – (Reuters)
U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed “caliphate”, but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world.

Cable viewers digest Mueller news through Hannity, Maddow – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — For Sean Hannity, the “witch hunt” was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something.The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction…

Kansas death penalty case has implications for mentally ill – (Associated Press)
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, James Kahler went to the home of his estranged wife’s grandmother, where he shot the two women, along with his two teenage…

People’s Vote march to Westminster – sped-up – (BBC News)
Nine minutes condensed into just 90 seconds – protesters walk from Park Lane to Parliament Square.

US-allied Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State – (Associated Press)
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking…

Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History’ – (The New York Times)
Unlike Obamacare, emerging plans would sweep away the private health insurance system. What would that mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?

Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum – (Reuters)
Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May’s premiership.

Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers – (Associated Press)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But…

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Rafi Eitan passes away at 93 – (The Jerusalem Post)

About 60 Fulani herders killed in apparent ethnic attack – (The Jerusalem Post)
The group said the raid was payback for violence by Mali’s army and militiamen against the Fulani.

Cruise ship adrift off Norway to evacuate 1,300 passengers – (The Jerusalem Post)
Passengers were hoisted up one by one from the deck of the vessel and airlifted to a village located just north of the town of Molde on Norway’s west coast.

IDF bracing for violence along Golan Heights border – (The Jerusalem Post)
IDF and police deploy tear gas and rubber bullets as well as snipers following Trump’s tweet recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum “Happy National Puppy Day” Trailer – IGN.com – (IGN)
In honor of National Puppy Day, Lionsgate released a new trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum all about the relationship between John and his faithful friend. Be warned, this trailer is rated GB for “Good Boy,” and features “some intense barking.”

Former congressman says the White House should be celebrating that Mueller has issued no collusion indictments – (Fox News)
Jack Kingston says if Special Counsel Robert Mueller was going to issue any Russia-collusion indictments, he would have already done it before the report came out.

Rep. Dan Kildee says nobody should be wishing for bad news to come out of the Mueller report – (Fox News)
Michigan Democrat Rep. Dan Kildee says he is going to withhold judgement until the final findings of the Mueller report come out.

Will there be more indictments from the Trump-Russia collusion probe? – (Fox News)
Bradley Moss, Mark Morgan and John Yoo weigh in on whether or not Special Counsel Robert Mueller will issue more indictments in the Trump-Russia probe.

Boeing Was ‘Go, Go, Go’ to Beat Airbus With the 737 Max – (The New York Times)
Caught short by its rival’s gains, Boeing raced to update its workhorse jet rather than design a new one. Workers describe a hectic project, but say they hadn’t felt safety was compromised.

Britain’s most wanted criminal Shane O’Brien detained in Romania – (Mirror)
We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on thisbreakingnews story

The Making of Ja Morant – (The New York Times)
A role player as a freshman, the Murray State star stepped out of the shadows and straight into the N.B.A. draft lottery.

Amber Rudd ‘trolled’ by her own daughter with article about Brexit – (Daily Mail)
Flora Gill wrote the article in support of Brexit saying it would give millenials ‘affordable housing’ and ‘the perfect protest photos’. Her father was a Sunday Times restaurant critic A. A. Gill.

Slovakia’s Hamsik wary of Wales after Euro 2016 defeat – (FourFourTwo)

Do You Dot Plot? Understanding the Next Fed Forecast – (Fortune)
It’s probably the most closely scrutinized scatter chart in world financial markets.

The damage of defaults – (TechCrunch)
Apple popped out a new pair of AirPods this week. The design looks exactly like the old pair of AirPods. Which means I’m never going to use them because Apple’s bulbous earbuds don’t fit my ears. Think square peg, round hole. The only way I could rock AirPods…

Want more Love, Death + Robots? Read these 17 short stories online – (The Verge)
Netflix’s Love, Death + Robots is based on a number of short science fiction stories from a number of authors. After watching the series, we have 22 other stories that we’d recommend checking out.

Sea rescue: Graeme Smith’s parents among passengers evacuated from cruise ship in Norway – (News24)
Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith’s parents are among passengers who were being evacuated from the Norwegian cruise ship Viking Sky following what appears to be stormy conditions in Hustadvika, western Norway.

Democrats debate Mueller strategy as findings loom – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are plotting strategy as they await the conclusions of Robert Mueller’s now-completed Russia investigation, with senior lawmakers demanding full…

Images were released this week, captured by 2 powerful NASA instruments, of a “fireball” – (Axios)
This was the most powerful meteor observed from Earth since 2013.

Barbra Streisand’s Michael Jackson Comments Drew Outrage – (Buzzfeed)
“They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them,” the iconic performer said in a recent interview.

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All about Trump

IDF bracing for violence along Golan Heights border – (The Jerusalem Post)
IDF and police deploy tear gas and rubber bullets as well as snipers following Trump’s tweet recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights

Will there be more indictments from the Trump-Russia collusion probe? – (Fox News)
Bradley Moss, Mark Morgan and John Yoo weigh in on whether or not Special Counsel Robert Mueller will issue more indictments in the Trump-Russia probe.

Pro-Trump rally held at the New York City Trump Tower – (Fox News)

Key findings coming next as Mueller wraps Russia-Trump probe – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr was reviewing the special counsel’s confidential report on the Russia investigation Saturday to determine what should be made public after a nearly…

Trump golfing in Florida as Washington awaits Mueller findings – (The Irish Times)
Special counsel finished contentious inquiry into Russian interference in US presidential election

Inside Trump’s evening for the ages: When he learned Mueller was done – (CNN)
On the evening Robert Mueller submitted his report to the Justice Department, ending the special counsel investigation that has clouded all but a few months of his presidency, President Donald Trump was not huddled in a war room or dictating defiant tweets to…

Mueller report: Here’s what we know and still don’t know (and may never know) – (USA Today)
Robert Mueller finished his investigation into Trump’s campaign and Russian election interference. Now, the world awaits the Mueller report. Here’s what we know.

Trump’s legal troubles are far from over even as Mueller probe ends – (Google News)
Nearly every organization Trump has run in the last decade remains under investigation by state or federal authorities

Mueller report findings could be released this weekend – (RTE)
The main findings could be released as early as today of a 22-month investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia’s role in the 2016 US election and any potential wrongdoing by US President Donald Trump.

The first millennial is running for president. So is a 76-year-old. – (CNN)
When South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg makes his pitch on why he, mayor of the fourth-largest city in Indiana, should get a serious look from voters who want to unseat President Donald Trump, he points directly at his lack of wrinkles.

Trump golfs as nation waits for Mueller findings – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump is on the golf course in Florida a day after special counsel Robert Mueller closed his 22-month-long Russia investigation with no new charges. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says the next steps are up to the attorney general.

Mueller report: Why so many of President Donald Trump’s aides lied to protect him in Russia investigations – (USA Today)
Robert Mueller’s investigation revealed Trump’s aides worked to benefit from a Russian intelligence campaign, then lied to pretend they hadn’t.

Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election – (Reuters)
Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Moscow.

With Mueller report submitted, Trump’s legal team feels “cautious optimism” – (Axios)
But remember other investigations are picking up steam, and what Mueller revealed was “highly damning and highly detailed.”

Donald Trump smiles amid rumors completed Russian collusion probe will clear him – (Metro)
The president looked relaxed and happy as he and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed Caribbean leaders to their Florida country club Friday

Pompeo: Trump possibly sent from God to ‘help save the Jewish people’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
He continued that “the work that our administration’s done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state, remains,” and he is “confident that the Lord is at work here.

Trump’s new executive order protecting free speech on college campuses could actually harm free speech – (MSNBC)
Trump’s new executive order protecting free speech on college campuses could actually harm free speech

Mueller report: Trump camp celebrates but danger is not past yet – (Google News (UK))
The special counsel will make no more indictments but his work, if made public, could yet damn the president and open new lines of inquiry

Niall Ferguson: Strong economy is ‘real tailwind’ for Trump and GOP in 2020 – (CNBC)
Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, says he thinks a recession in 2019 is unlikely if inflation stays in check, gives his opinion on how the 2020 election will pan out, and talks about how to improve the state of our economy.

Video shows an upbeat Trump after Mueller submits report – (CBS News)
President Trump was at Mar-a-Lago when word came down that special counsel Robert Mueller had finished his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Nikole Killion reports from West Palm Beach, Florida.

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