2019-04-02

Headlines:

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

Trump Retreats on Health Care, Saying Republican Plan Will Appear After the 2020 Election – (The New York Times)
President Trump’s new timetable delays one of his biggest campaign promises, and he tied it to Republicans taking back the House.

EU says disorderly exit looms as May seeks way out of Brexit maelstrom – (Reuters)
The European Union said on Tuesday that Britain could be heading for a potentially disorderly exit in just 10 days time as Prime Minister Theresa May met with ministers to thrash out ways to break the Brexit deadlock.

Factbox: No-deal Brexit – what it might mean for UK economy – (Reuters)
Britain is due to leave the European Union on April 12 unless Prime Minister Theresa May can break the deadlock in parliament or asks Brussels for more time, raising the prospect of an abrupt, no-deal Brexit for the world’s fifth-biggest economy.

2 African-American Women Are Vying for Mayor of Chicago – (The New York Times)
As Chicagoans go to the polls on Tuesday, one outcome is certain: Chicago will become the largest American city to elect a black woman as its mayor.

Trump says vote on healthcare can wait until after 2020 election – (Reuters)
(This April 1 story was refiled to add dropped word in paragraph 6)

US officials worry paralyzing illness may grow more common – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping.It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare.Three days later, Joey…

Factbox: How parliament plans to pull back from the Brexit cliff-edge – (Reuters)
A group of British lawmakers said on Tuesday they would try to force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union to prevent a chaotic no-deal exit on April 12.

Pelosi says Biden should stop being touchy-feely with women – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — As former Vice President Joe Biden’s camp scrambles to contain any political damage over his past behavior with women, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has some words of advice: Keep…

Ireland will not accept checks on Irish goods at EU ports – minister – (Reuters)
Ireland will not allow its desire to keep the Irish border open if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal to result in checks on Irish goods at ports on the European mainland, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.

Wall Street opens flat after three-day surge – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened flat on Tuesday, pausing after a three-day surge on Wall Street as investors looked for more signs of strength in the economy in the wake of growth worries.

MPs push to prevent no-deal Brexit in law – (BBC News)
The UK is “in a very dangerous situation”, says MP Yvette Cooper, who has presented the bill.

Historic election: 1 of 2 black women will be Chicago mayor – (Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor who has never held elected office was vying for Chicago mayor on Tuesday against a powerful official whose political career spans decades, providing…

Parents could face tax charges, big fines in admissions scam – (Associated Press)
BOSTON (AP) — A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal…

The Latest: UK lawmakers seek to prevent no-deal Brexit – (Associated Press)
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):3:15 p.m.Ford’s European boss says that if the United Kingdom can’t work out a deal on how to…

World shares hit six-month high, oil chases $70 a barrel – (Reuters)
Global markets’ fast start to the year continued on Tuesday as world shares inched to a six-month high, Brent oil neared $70 a barrel for the first time since November and the dollar showed renewed signs of strength.

Britain Will Have to Pass Theresa May’s Brexit Plan, E.U. Warns – (The New York Times)
The bloc’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said there was no alternative to the British prime minister’s plan, even with a long extension.

Trump suggests deferring GOP health plan push to after 2020 – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.Trump tweeted late Monday…

Avenatti proclaims innocence in ‘David versus Goliaths’ court fight – (Reuters)
Attorney Michael Avenatti made a brief appearance in federal court in California on Monday, proclaiming his innocence on the courthouse steps as he was jeered by onlookers.

Erdogan disputes Turkey poll results in big cities – (BBC News)
The president’s party claims victory in Istanbul, but results give the opposition a slim lead.

Is Facebook winning the fake news war? – (BBC News)
Fact-checkers tell the BBC they feel “underutilised, uninformed and often ineffective”.

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From various sources

Yisrael Beytenu hopes to convince a million US Jews to immigrate to Israe – (The Jerusalem Post)
The key to his plan is to sponsor Jewish education abroad, with an emphasis on Hebrew lessons, because learning Hebrew would strengthen their connection to Israel.

Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday – (The Jerusalem Post)
Both the Prime Minister’s Office and the Kremlin confirmed Tuesday that that a brief working meeting would now be held between the two leaders, just five days before the April 9th Israelis elections.

Israel gears up digitally for Eurovision – (The Jerusalem Post)
KAN training social media influencers and developing games and apps for global fans.

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Borderlands Graphics Comparison: Remaster vs. Original – IGN.com – (IGN)
After 10 long years, the Game of the Year remastered version of the original Borderlands is finally here. Here’s how it looks compared to the original. Both version were captured on PC in 1080p 60fps.

REDIRECT::First Things First – (Fox Sports)
Cris Carter and Nick Wright team up on First Things First, a discussion and opinion-based studio program that covers all the headlines weekdays on FS1.

Ontario Liberals meet today to discuss possible Wilson-Raybould, Philpott ouster | CBC News – (CBC News)
Ontario Liberal MPs meet today to discuss whether to kick Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott out of the caucus.

Axios Media Trends – (Axios)
The trends reshaping the digital media ecosystem, by Sara Fischer. Tuesday mornings

Acting Secretary Shanahan hosts enhanced honor cordon for the Mongolian Defense Minister – (Fox News)

House Speaker Pelosi, Democratic Minority Leader Schumer hold press event on Obamacare – (Fox News)

Royals opt to bowl against RCB – (ESPN Cric Info)

Googlers protest AI advisory board member over anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant comments – (Axios)
But sources say Google may not budge on their decision.

Trump Retreats on Health Care, Saying Republican Plan Will Appear After the 2020 Election – (The New York Times)
President Trump’s new timetable delays one of his biggest campaign promises, and he tied it to Republicans taking back the House.

Formlabs offers more accuracy and larger print sizes with latest 3D printers – (TechCrunch)
MIT Media Lab spinoff Formlabs is one of the few 3D desktop 3D printing companies that has managed to buck the trends of a shrinking field. The startup found success by embracing stereolithography (SLA) printing, a technology that was previously the realm of …

Pelosi on Biden: “I’m sorry that you were offended” is not an apology – (Axios)
But she added Biden has always been an affectionate person, and that this shouldn’t disqualify him from a 2020 run.

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All about Trump

Trump Retreats on Health Care, Saying Republican Plan Will Appear After the 2020 Election – (The New York Times)
President Trump’s new timetable delays one of his biggest campaign promises, and he tied it to Republicans taking back the House.

Trump says vote on healthcare can wait until after 2020 election – (Reuters)
(This April 1 story was refiled to add dropped word in paragraph 6)

Howard Schultz: We can’t have a country where millions of people are being left behind – (Fox News)
Speaking on ‘Fox & Friends,’ Starbucks founder and potential 2020 independent presidential candidate Howard Schultz asks where Republicans and President Trump are on addressing America’s $22 trillion debt.

Joe Biden Accuser Lucy Flores Says She Would Still Vote For Him Over Trump – (The Huffington Post)
“That’s not even a question,” Flores told CBSN.

Trump Sees No Vote on GOP Health Plan Until After 2020 Election – (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump said any vote on a Republican health plan would take place after the 2020 election, moving to put off action on legislation amid uncertainty about what a GOP health-care bill would look like.

Egypt looking for outside support aimed at extending Sisi’s term in offic – (The Jerusalem Post)
On April 9, Sisi heads to Washington, where he will meet with Trump to cement “Egypt’s longstanding role as a lynchpin of regional stability,” according to a White House statement issued on Friday.

Trump reshapes long-liberal 9th Circuit, as GOP-picked judges near majority on court – (Fox News)
For the first time in more than three decades, Republican-appointed judges will soon occupy nearly half the seats on the left-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — dealing a setback to progressive legal advocates who have long seen the court as a safe bet f…

‘Unhinged’: President Trump and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz trade insults over Puerto Rico relief – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz argue over disaster relief for Puerto Rico over tweets

I Wrote an Article Suggesting Trump Was Compromised by Russia. I Was Right. – (New York Magazine)
Last year I argued that Russia probably had hidden leverage over Trump. It’s now a proven fact.

Trump: Best thing to ever happen to ‘Puerto Rico is President Donald J. Trump’ – (The Hill)
President Trump on Tuesday blasted politicians in Puerto Rico, calling them incompetent while saying the “best thing” that ever happened for the island is “President Donald J. Trump.”

Trump suggests deferring GOP health plan push to after 2020 – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.Trump tweeted late Monday…

Erin Burnett: Republicans stunned by Trump’s decision – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Erin Burnett discusses the Trump administration telling a federal court that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down — a dramatic reversal of its previous position.

Trump turns 2020 election into a referendum on health care – (Google News)
In a series of tweets Monday night, President Trump simultaneously caved on health care and made the 2020 election a referendum on the issue.

Europe is spending more on its defence. Can Trump take credit? – (Al Jazeera English)
Europe is spending more on its defence. But the spree may be more cyclical than the result of US pressure, analysts say.

American survivor of mistaken Egyptian military attack makes plea to President Trump – (CBS News)
Helicopters built in the U.S. were used in that 2015 attack that killed April Corley’s boyfriend and 11 other tourists

Trump Says Vote On Republican Health Care Plan Can Happen After 2020 Elections – (The Huffington Post)
The president, with no visible health care plan, punts the Obamacare issue.

Jared Kushner dodges questions about security clearance in rare interview – (CBS News)
House Oversight Committee members will decide Tuesday whether to subpoena senior Trump administration officials over a whistleblower’s claim. The issue is top-level security clearances, including those for the president’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Ja…

The U.S. president claims Puerto Rico has mismanaged disaster aid funds. – (ABC News)
President Donald Trump directed his outrage at Puerto Rico as Senate Democrats clashed with their Republican counterparts over sending more disaster aid money.

Eye Opener: Chaos at vigil for rapper Nipsey Hussle – (CBS News)
Hundreds run for cover when a vigil for murdered rap star Nipsey Hussle turns violent. Also, a White House whistleblower is warning about “grave security risks,” claiming the Trump administration overruled security clearance denials. All that and all that mat…

‘Unhinged’: President Trump and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz trade insults over Puerto Rico relief – (Google News)
President Donald Trump and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz argue over disaster relief for Puerto Rico over tweets

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