2019-05-20

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

Virginia town remembers the high price paid on D-Day – (Associated Press)
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Marguerite Cottrell remembers the summer day 75 years ago when a Western Union telegram was delivered to her family farm as her mother was hanging clothes on the line to…

The Choice in India: ‘Our Trump’ or a Messier Democracy – (The New York Times)
The results of India’s Parliamentary election will reveal not just a decision on Narendra Modi, but a deeper decision on what kind of government Indians want.

Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law – (Reuters)
Missouri’s Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wall St. lower as tech stocks sell-off on Huawei fallout worries – (Reuters)
U.S. stocks fell on Monday, as Washington’s crackdown on China’s Huawei Technologies stoked fears about a hit to the broader technology sector and ratcheted up trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

Trump’s EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states – (Associated Press)
BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes’ home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant…

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist – source – (Reuters)
Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to …

Face ID firm Lumentum follows Google with Huawei ban – (Reuters)
Apple Face ID parts supplier Lumentum Holdings Inc followed Google on Monday in clamping down on the business it does with Huawei Technologies, after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a ban on the Chinese firm on national security grounds.

Lumentum says halting all Huawei shipments, cuts quarterly forecast – (Reuters)
Mobile phone parts producer Lumentum Holdings Inc on Monday was the first U.S. company to confirm formally it was halting shipments to Huawei Technologies, following export restrictions put in place by the United States Department of Commerce.

Iraqi Shiite figures warn US-Iran war could ‘burn’ Iraq – (Associated Press)
BAGHDAD (AP) — Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just…

Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded – (Associated Press)
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A man opened fire on police responding to a call about a domestic disturbance in an Alabama mobile home park, killing one officer and wounding two others, authorities said…

DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names new prime minister – (Al Jazeera English)
Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba appointed under deal between Tshisekedi and predecessor Joseph Kabila, spokesperson says.

Global stocks slide as worries about Huawei fallout mount – (Reuters)
Global equity markets fell on Monday as a U.S. crackdown on China’s Huawei Technologies led chipmaker stocks in Europe and on Wall Street to slide on fears of a widening trade war, while the dollar was steady before this week’s Federal Reserve meeting.

‘Tortilla movement’ seeks to restore Mexico’s iconic food – (Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico City’s 9 million residents sleep in the pre-dawn darkness, busy hands are already preparing the day’s corn tortillas in the small kitchen of Molino El Pujol, a…

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as U.S. reports 41 new cases – (Reuters)
The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people.

Google Restricts Huawei’s Access to Android After Trump Order – (The New York Times)
The move could hamstring the Chinese tech giant if it prevents the firm’s customers from getting the latest versions of services such as Maps and Gmail.

Rape trial starting for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. – (Associated Press)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr., a former NFL No. 1 draft pick and son of a Hall of Famer who starred for his hometown San Diego Chargers, goes on trial Monday on multiple charges, including…

Ford sees twisting road ahead, cuts 7K white-collar jobs – (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) — Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers…

One Alabama officer dead, another critical, manhunt underway for shooter – (Reuters)
A manhunt was underway early Monday after an Alabama police officer was shot and killed, another critically wounded and a third injured at a trailer home park, officials said.

Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians detained in China – (Reuters)
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou described her house arrest in Vancouver as “restricted to a limited space” even as she spent her past six months in a six-bedroom, multi-million dollar Canadian home.

India’s BJP prepares return to power as exit polls predict clear win: sources – (Reuters)
India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is to meet coalition partners to discuss a new government, two BJP sources said on Monday, after exit polls predicted a clear general election victory for the party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to the deligh…

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From various sources

Reporters Without Borders: Israel committed war crimes against press – (The Jerusalem Post)
“When Israel shot those journalists, it was intentional… The journalists could be clearly identified as journalists,” Christophe Deloire told The Jerusalem Post.

Iran increased enrichment of low enriched uranium by fourfold – report – (The Jerusalem Post)

Terrorists in Gaza tried to down IDF helicopter in last flare-up – report – (The Jerusalem Post)
According to the sources who spoke to the ‘Al Quds’ newspaper, the terrorists tried to use an air-to-air missile to shoot down an Apache helicopter near Nahal Oz.

Iran calls on Trump to address Iranians with respect, not threat of war – (The Jerusalem Post)
On Sunday, Trump tweeted: “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!”

Playlist: Gophercon SG 2019 – Engineers.SG – (Hacker News)

Documentation – (Hacker News)

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All about Trump

Iran calls on Trump to address Iranians with respect, not threat of war – (The Jerusalem Post)
On Sunday, Trump tweeted: “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!”

Dan Bongino urges Justin Amash to leave the Republican Party immediately – (Fox News)
Republican Congressman Justin Amash says President Donald Trump committed ‘impeachable conduct’; reaction from Fox News contributor Dan Bongino, former Secret Service agent and host of ‘The Dan Bongino Show.’

Trump says war would lead to ‘end’ of Iran – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump says Iran would face its ‘official end’ if a war broke out between the two countries.

The Choice in India: ‘Our Trump’ or a Messier Democracy – (The New York Times)
The results of India’s Parliamentary election will reveal not just a decision on Narendra Modi, but a deeper decision on what kind of government Indians want.

Trump’s EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states – (Associated Press)
BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes’ home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant…

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist – source – (Reuters)
Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to …

Face ID firm Lumentum follows Google with Huawei ban – (Reuters)
Apple Face ID parts supplier Lumentum Holdings Inc followed Google on Monday in clamping down on the business it does with Huawei Technologies, after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a ban on the Chinese firm on national security grounds.

Amash faces fresh GOP primary challenge after Trump impeachment comments – (Fox News)
Less than 48 hours after GOP Rep. Justin Amash declared that President Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct,” a fellow Republican has vowed to challenge him in the upcoming primary election.

Trump Slams Fox News for Hosting Mayor Pete Buttigieg Town Hall – (Fortune)
Trump criticized his favorite network Sunday, accusing Fox of moving to the ‘losing side’ in hosting Democratic town halls.

‘I didn’t need money’: Trump bristles at report Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious activity – (USA Today)
“When you don’t need or want money, you don’t need or want banks,” Trump said. But he still owes Deutsche Bank $300 million.

Google Restricts Huawei’s Access to Android After Trump Order – (The New York Times)
The move could hamstring the Chinese tech giant if it prevents the firm’s customers from getting the latest versions of services such as Maps and Gmail.

Iran gives Trump a history lesson: We’ll survive U.S. like we survived Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan – (Newsweek)
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned the U.S. president to “never threaten an Iranian.”

Ford Motor Co. announces thousands of workers to be laid off – (NBC News)
Thousands more Ford workers to be laid off as company cuts management jobs and U.S. auto industry oppose Trump tariff threats.

Coal trumped climate action in Australia’s election – (Axios)
Australia’s policy is likely to mirror the Trump administration’s priorities.

Trump’s Big Lie About the Nuclear Deal – (The American Conservative)
Trump’s declaration that he won’t “let” Iran have nuclear weapons is disturbing because it shows how divorced from reality he and his Iran policy are.

Justin Amash gets primary challenger after calling Trump’s conduct impeachable – (CBS News)
State Rep. Jim Lower was already planning on challenging Amash, but made the announcement earlier than planned after Amash attacked the president

Justin Amash gets primary challenger after calling Trump’s conduct impeachable – (Google News)
State Rep. Jim Lower was already planning on challenging Amash, but made the announcement earlier than planned after Amash attacked the president

Trump: Bernie Sanders is ‘history’ – (The Hill)
President Trump declared Monday that his possible 2020 opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is “history” and former Vice President Joe Biden is “pulling ahead” in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Google reportedly ends business with Huawei, will cut it off from Play Store [Updated] – (Ars Technica)
Trump’s Huawei ban means no early access to Android Q, no Google app ecosystem.

Pro-Trump GOP state rep announces Amash primary challenge in Michigan – (The Hill)
A Michigan state lawmaker on Monday announced he will mount a primary challenge to Rep.

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