2019-04-16

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The Latest: French govt to hold special Notre Dame meetings – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral (all times local):3:55 p.m.French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a Cabinet meeting Wednesday…

AP-NORC Poll: Bullying, not schools, blamed for shootings – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of…

Columbine attack shapes schools, families 20 years later – (Associated Press)
DENVER (AP) — Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson’s day. She would cry most mornings as they left the car, and relied on texted photos from…

Wall Street opens higher after upbeat UnitedHealth, J&J results – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, taking the S&P 500 to less than a percent away from an all-time high, after better-than-expected results from healthcare giants UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson.

Opposition Labour Party denies newspaper report UK Brexit talks stalled – (Reuters)
Britain’s opposition Labour Party denied a Guardian newspaper report on Tuesday that Brexit talks with Prime Minister Theresa May’s government had stalled.

Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor – (Associated Press)
Lisa Love hasn’t seen her doctor of 25 years since she discovered telemedicine.Love tried virtual visits last summer for help with a skin irritation and returned for another minor problem….

Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris Lead the Democratic Money Race – (The New York Times)
Presidential candidates offered a long-awaited rundown of their campaign finances, an early barometer of strength and staying power in the huge Democratic field.

Fire out, treasures intact but work ahead for Notre Dame – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared…

No sign of arson in Notre-Dame blaze as nation grieves for symbol – (Reuters)
The fire that tore through Notre-Dame cathedral was probably caused by accident, French prosecutors said on Tuesday after firefighters doused the last flames in the ruins overnight and the nation grieved for the destruction of one of its symbols.

L’Oreal and Bettencourt family to donate 200 million euros for Notre-Dame – (Reuters)
French luxury and cosmetics group L’Oreal, along with the Bettencourt Meyers family and the Bettencourt Schueller foundation, said they would donate 200 million euros ($226 million) in total for repairs to the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Trump keeps attacking as redacted Russia report due Thursday – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president isn’t waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report — now expected Thursday — Donald Trump stepped up…

Flowers bloom in war-torn Syria’s battered cities – (Reuters)
A mantle of gold smothers Aleppo’s ruins, hiding the rubble and filling the craters with wild flowers that for a moment seem to transform a landscape scarred by war, destruction and death.

House panels issue subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, others in Trump probe – (Reuters)
Two U.S. House of Representatives committees have issued subpoenas to multiple financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank AG, for information on President Donald Trump’s finances, the panels’ Democratic leaders said on Monday.

Battle over Trump tax returns could extend into 2020 election – (Reuters)
The U.S. Congress has strong arguments for obtaining President Donald Trump’s tax returns, but first faces a long court battle that could extend into the 2020 presidential election, some legal experts said.

Notre-Dame will reign magnificent again, say Windsor Castle restorers – (Reuters)
Architects who restored Windsor Castle after a fire devastated the oldest inhabited castle in the world have a message for France: Notre-Dame Cathedral will reign magnificent again over Paris, possibly sooner than grieving Parisians expect.

African Union sets deadline for Sudan power transfer – (Al Jazeera English)
The regional body says the army has 15 days to hand over power to civilian authority or risk getting suspended.

Notre-Dame’s artworks to be transferred to Louvre museum – (Reuters)
The artworks evacuated from Notre-Dame Cathedral during the blaze on Monday will be transferred to the Louvre Museum, the French Culture Minister Franck Riester told reporters.

Dog rescued while swimming 135 miles off Thailand – (Associated Press)
BANGKOK (AP) — A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.A worker on the…

Stocks march to new highs as European volatility vanishes – (Reuters)
Stock markets rose on Tuesday to new six-month highs after reassuring data about the health of China’s economy and economic sentiment in Germany helped investors brush aside disappointing bank earnings.

‘Not privilege’: Kim K defends studying law – (BBC News)
The reality star defends her move to study law, saying it’s not thanks to her being a celebrity.

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From various sources

First woman to serve as vice head of Israel’s top-secret agency D.S.D.E – (The Jerusalem Post)
Vered K. had worked for the Director of Security of the Defense Establishment for thirty years.

Muslims convert to Christianity in Syrian town once besieged by ISIS – (The Jerusalem Post)

Dispute between Tax Authority, Defense Ministry holds up IDF weapons – (The Jerusalem Post)
Large consignment of weapons includes missiles, spare parts for aircraft trucks, ammunition.

Three extra votes: New Right remains out of Knesset in final vote count – (The Jerusalem Post)
Central Elections Committee found no irregularities in ballot boxes it reviewed following complaints from Bennett.

Group of schoolchildren find 1,600 year-old gold coin in the Galilee – (The Jerusalem Post)
“This is the first time a coin of this kind has been discovered in the Land of Israel.”

Edelstein seeks to remain Knesset Speaker for third term – (The Jerusalem Post)
I hope new MKs will make speeches worth remembering, Edelstein says, launching book of historic addresses in Knesset.

Michelle Obama: Trump’s presidency like ‘living with divorced dad’ – (The Washington Times)
The Washington Times delivers breaking news and commentary on the issues that affect the future of our nation.

3 teens charged with 1st-degree murder after Dundas, Ont., car crash | CBC News – (CBC News)
What started as an investigation into an apparent car crash Monday evening ended with Hamilton police charging three teens with first-degree murder.

Walmart partners with subscription-based children’s clothing startup, Kidbox – (TechCrunch)
Walmart is getting into subscription-based fashion with today’s announcement of a partnership with Kidbox — a sort of “StitchFix for kids” where parents receive a personalized, curated box of children’s clothing on a seasonal basis. The deal will see Kidbox o…

Lori Loughlin felt ‘manipulated’ in college admissions scandal, didn’t think she broke laws: report – (Fox News)
Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli didn’t think they broke any laws in the college admissions bribery scam, a new report claims.

Laura Ingraham: The left better find a new political Messiah — It’s not Pete Buttigieg – (Fox News)
Laura Ingraham: Why Mayor Pete is just another liberal.

Pro Rata – (Axios)
Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings

Devastating aftermath of Notre Dame inferno leaves world in mourning – (Daily Mail)
A catastrophic fire at Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral has left a nation mourning the devastation of its cultural ‘epicentre’ as French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the landmark.

‘Bullied’ schoolgirl, 12, is found hanged in her bedroom – (Daily Mail)
Jessica Scatterson took her own life at home in Warrington, Cheshire, in April 2017. An inquest heard that nasty messages between her and her friends were found on her iPad.

Women still only earn 79% of what men are paid as wage gap persists – (CNBC)
Women earn $25 an hour on average, 79% of what their male counterparts make, which is $32 an hour, according to a new study from the ADP Research Institute

29 Aggressively Optimistic Products That Might Actually Cheer You Up – (Buzzfeed)
Ya know what? I really this smiley face sticker is gonna turn things around for me.

Guardiola demands vocal support from City fans – (FourFourTwo)

The Latest: French govt to hold special Notre Dame meetings – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral (all times local):3:55 p.m.French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a Cabinet meeting Wednesday…

10 <em>All That</em> sketches that really were all that – (Entertainment Weekly)
The Nickelodeon sketch comedy show, which aired for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2005, celebrates its 25th anniversary Tuesday.

#Malex heads off on a road trip in exclusive <em>Roswell, New Mexico </em>clip – (Entertainment Weekly)
Plus, show creator Carina Adly Mackenzie teases what’s to come: “The last few minutes of the finale are going to change everything.”

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All about Trump

Michelle Obama: Trump’s presidency like ‘living with divorced dad’ – (The Washington Times)
The Washington Times delivers breaking news and commentary on the issues that affect the future of our nation.

Trump attorneys and allies prepare for Mueller report release – (CBS News)
President Trump’s personal attorneys have created their own rebuttal report

Trump keeps attacking as redacted Russia report due Thursday – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president isn’t waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report — now expected Thursday — Donald Trump stepped up…

House panels issue subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, others in Trump probe – (Reuters)
Two U.S. House of Representatives committees have issued subpoenas to multiple financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank AG, for information on President Donald Trump’s finances, the panels’ Democratic leaders said on Monday.

Battle over Trump tax returns could extend into 2020 election – (Reuters)
The U.S. Congress has strong arguments for obtaining President Donald Trump’s tax returns, but first faces a long court battle that could extend into the 2020 presidential election, some legal experts said.

Trump slams Omar again: ‘She’s got a way about her’ that is ‘very, very bad for our country’ – (The Hill)
President Trump took aim once again at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Monday, accusing the first-term Muslim lawmaker of being “disrespectful” to the United States.

Pulitzer Prize: Jailed Reuters reporters, U.S. border photographers win awards – (The Hindu)
In other categories, coverage of mass shootings in the United States and investigations into U.S. President Donald Trump featured prominently. The New York Times and the Washington Post also took two Pulitzers each

How Trump administration is preparing for release of Mueller report – (CBS News)
Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia investigation will go public Thursday. The Justice Department plans to release the nearly 400-page report after removing some material as required by law. Democrats want to see the entire report without redactions. …

Trump, Bernie Sanders deliver two different messages to the American people – (Fox News)
How do they compare? Former Bernie Sanders campaign staffer Tezlyn Figaro and Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany discuss.

Donald Trump, China Savior? Some Chinese Say Yes – (The New York Times)
Business leaders and intellectuals say one of Beijing’s toughest critics could force the country to change. Still needed: voices of support from the inside.

GOP senators divided on Trump trade pushback – (The Hill)
Senate Republicans are negotiating among themselves over how to respond to President Trump’s trade agenda as they brace for new tariffs on the European Union and a trade deal with China that some fear could leave American farmers worse off.

The 25 subplots to watch in the Mueller Investigation – (Politico)
Trump • Kushner • Papadopoulos • The Steele Dossier • Carter Page • The Agalarovs • Sessions • The NRA • Ukrainian Peace Plans • (and more)

Trump news – live: President voices support for France after Notre Dame fire as first 2020 Republican challenger emerges – (Independent)
The latest updates from Washington

House Committees Subpoena Deutsche Bank Records On Trump Loans – (The Huffington Post)
The demand is part of an “authorized investigation into allegations of potential foreign influence on the U.S. political process,” said Rep. Adam Schiff.

Trump suggests France use ‘flying water tankers’ – CNN Video – (CNN)
Former FDNY Battalion Chief John LaFemina explains why President Trump’s firefighting suggestion of “flying water tankers” would not have worked in the battle against the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

House Panels Subpoena Deutsche Bank, Others in Trump Finance Inquiry – (The Wall Street Journal)
Two House panels have issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions, as Democrats continued to pursue an inquiry into President Trump’s financial interests.

House Democrats Subpoena Deutsche Bank and Others as the Trump Investigation Deepens – (Time)
The move signals an escalation of their investigations into President Donald Trump’s finances and any dealings with Russians.

William Weld Becomes the First Republican to Challenge Trump in the 2020 Primaries – (Time)
The former Massachusetts governor, who announced his candidacy on Monday, is the first Republican to challenge Trump in the 2020 primaries.

Cooper calls out Trump for his hypocrisy on Ilhan Omar – CNN Video – (Google News)
CNN’s Anderson Cooper reacts to President Trump’s tweet attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over comments she recently made about 9/11, emphasizing that Trump is conveniently ignoring his past of mistruths and Islamophobia.

House Democrats subpoena Deutsche Bank in Trump investigation – (Google News)
Lawmakers also subpoenaed other banks — including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup — seeking information on Russian money laundering.

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