2019-06-01

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

Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen – (Associated Press)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: “Gamble responsibly.”It’s anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps…

Mexico, U.S. business groups urge Trump to back down on tariff threat – (Reuters)
Mexico’s president and the top U.S. business lobbying group called on President Donald Trump to back down from a threat to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican imports, in a dispute over migration that could shock Mexico’s economy.

Mexican president expects good results from U.S. talks on tariffs – (Reuters)
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday he was encouraged by U.S. willingness to have dialogue over a plan by President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on Mexican goods and said he expected good results from a meeting in the coming days …

Voter surge in 2018 prompts voting reforms, restrictions – (Associated Press)
ATLANTA (AP) — New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided…

‘You Don’t Have to Be in Des Moines.’ Democrats Expand Primary Map, Spurred by Social Media. – (The New York Times)
With voters increasingly getting information online and from TV, candidates are traveling to a wide range of states, viewing them as sound stages for delivering their message.

Virginia Beach Shooting: 12 Victims Identified in Government Office Attack – (The New York Times)
Most of the victims, city officials said, worked for the Virginia Beach government, several of them for decades.

Officials ID Virginia Beach gunman as city employee – (Associated Press)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The gunman who killed 12 people in a Virginia Beach municipal building was identified by police Saturday as a 15-year city employee who had served in the military and…

Arrest in 43-year-old murder case stuns Wisconsin town – (Associated Press)
LAKEWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Word of the arrest — via a friend’s text message — hit Wayne Sankey like a thunderbolt.”I said, ‘You gotta be kidding me,'” Sankey recalled. “And then I told the wife…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts findings of Russia probe – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the findings of the Russia investigation, claiming exoneration and a possible case against him “closed” based on remarks from a special…

Virginia Beach police say gunman was disgruntled city engineer – (Reuters)
Virginia Beach police named the gunman who killed 12 people and wounded four others at a municipal building on Friday as DeWayne Craddock, saying he was a disgruntled city engineer.

Italy revokes lease for site of Bannon’s right-wing academy – (Reuters)
Italy’s culture ministry has said it will revoke the lease on a state-owned monastery where a right-wing Roman Catholic institute close to former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had planned to train political activists.

Exhibits, panels, opera, more for Stonewall 50th anniversary – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — If it’s Pride Month, there’s gotta be a parade. And there will be, in New York City and places around the country and world.But this year, the 50th anniversary of the…

Virginia city names mass shooting victims – (BBC News)
The city pays tribute to 12 people killed by a fellow employee in a municipal building on Friday.

Wide range of emotions on impeachment underscores challenge – (Associated Press)
YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — In suburban Philadelphia, it took a little more than eight minutes into the question-and-answer session at freshman Rep. Madeleine Dean’s town hall before someone asked about…

Tornadoes wreak havoc in Chile – (BBC News)
House are destroyed, power lines cut and vehicles damaged as unusual weather hits the south of the country.

Taliban leader pledges to keep fighting in Eid message – (Al Jazeera English)
Group’s head indicates no ceasefire anytime soon in Afghanistan, but says negotiations remain open with the US.

China to investigate whether FedEx harmed client interests: Xinhua – (Reuters)
China will open an investigation into whether FedEx Corp damaged the legal rights and interests of its clients, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

Jose Antonio Reyes: Former Arsenal winger dies aged 35 – (BBC News)
Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car accident aged 35, Spanish club Sevilla have announced.

India plays down Trump decision to remove U.S. trade privileges – (Reuters)
The Indian government said on Saturday it will continue to seek to build strong economic ties with the United States despite a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to end preferential trade treatment for India from June 5.

The Paparazzi Staked Outside Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s D.C. Home – (The New York Times)
Tabloid photographers are there when they leave for work, when they return at night, when Kim Kardashian West or Steven Mnuchin drops by.

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From various sources

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The top commencement speeches you might have missed – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Michael Smerconish takes a look at the notable figures who gave college commencement speeches in 2019.

Police Are Investigating After The Family Of A 25-Year-Old Woman Say That A “Pro-Choice” Suicide Website Encouraged Her To Kill Herself – (Buzzfeed)
“This is not free speech,” the mother of Shawn Shatto told BuzzFeed News. “This is murder. Someone needs to be held liable.”

Joe Biden set to skip California State Democratic convention – (Fox News)
California’s Democratic Party chair reveals Joe Biden plans to skip the state Democratic convention.

Trump administration reportedly set to send DHS agents and investigators to the Guatemala-Mexico border – (Fox News)
Obama’s former CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske tells CNN there is crisis at the southern border.

2020 Democrat Elizabeth Warren struggles to explain her Native American heritage – (Fox News)
The hosts of ‘The Breakfast Club’ compare her to Rachel Dolezal in an awkward interview.

Tiananmen: China’s great act of ‘forgettance’ – (Hacker News)
Older people are not allowed to remember; the younger generation aren’t even allowed to know.

The World’s Hardest Game Of Would You Rather: Hygiene Edition – (Buzzfeed)
Think long and hard!

Russia and China are working together to undermine U.S. stability, security officials say – (Axios)
They aren’t formal allies but they are de facto allies.

Sunday: Warner, Kennedy, Manchin, Hunt – (CBS News)
Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. John Kennedy, Sen. Joe Manchin, and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to appear on “Face the Nation” this Sunday

H.R. McMaster warns: It’s “difficult to overstate the threat from a nuclear North Korea” – (Axios)
He also identifies Iran as a top threat.

‘Rocketman,’ the new Elton John biopic, is a sparkly, musical and magical ride – (MSNBC)
‘Rocketman,’ the new Elton John biopic starring Taron Egerton, is a sparkly, musical and magical ride. It’s not ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’

DOJ Preparing Google Antitrust Probe, Sources Say – (The Huffington Post)
The Justice Department is preparing an investigation to determine whether the tech giant broke antitrust law.

Automated weapons could be the next frontier in global war – (Axios)
“All of this is advancing so rapidly that it’s literally difficult to keep up with it…”

The Week in Pictures: Trump sits ringside for sumo and a Thunderbird flyover – (NBC News)
Floodwaters swallow a highway, a tornado traps a horse, cadets toss their caps and more.

Virginia Beach Mass Shooter And Most Of His Victims Were Coworkers – (Buzzfeed)
“They leave a void that we will never be able to fill.”

Beijing to investigate FedEx over diverted deliveries – (Financial Times)
Probe follows allegations by Huawei that US company did not send packages to intended recipients in China

Childhood Adversity Linked to Earlier Puberty, Premature Brain Development, and Greater Mental Illness – PR News – (Hacker News)
Low socioeconomic status (L-SES) and the experience of traumatic stressful events (TSEs) were linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis, acco…

Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson tear up Sri Lanka – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, 3rd match only on ESPNcricinfo.com

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All about Trump

Trump administration reportedly set to send DHS agents and investigators to the Guatemala-Mexico border – (Fox News)
Obama’s former CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske tells CNN there is crisis at the southern border.

The Week in Pictures: Trump sits ringside for sumo and a Thunderbird flyover – (NBC News)
Floodwaters swallow a highway, a tornado traps a horse, cadets toss their caps and more.

Fact-checking Trump on drug traffic from Mexico – (Google News)
In an effort to justify new tariffs on Mexico, President Donald Trump decried what he sees as the country’s failure to stop the import of illicit drugs into the US via the southern border.

Mexico, U.S. business groups urge Trump to back down on tariff threat – (Reuters)
Mexico’s president and the top U.S. business lobbying group called on President Donald Trump to back down from a threat to impose punitive tariffs on Mexican imports, in a dispute over migration that could shock Mexico’s economy.

Mexican president expects good results from U.S. talks on tariffs – (Reuters)
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday he was encouraged by U.S. willingness to have dialogue over a plan by President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on Mexican goods and said he expected good results from a meeting in the coming days …

How Trump’s Mexico Threat Could Backfire – (The Huffington Post)
The President’s vow to impose new tariffs on Mexican imports risks sabotaging trade deals and the U.S. economy.

Professor who has correctly predicted 9 presidential elections says Trump will win in 2020 unless Democrats impeach him – (Fox News)
Is this why Democrats are fired up about impeachment? American Conservative Union president Matt Schlapp reacts.

Mexico tariffs put Trump at odds with Republicans – (CBS News)
President Trump’s new tariffs on imports from Mexico puts him at odds with Republicans on Capitol Hill. CBS News Chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and Associated Press White House reporter Zeke Miller join CBSN to discuss.

President Trump says he was shocked by Meghan Markle’s ‘nasty’ comment about him – (Fox News)
President Donald Trump has revealed his shock at Meghan Markle’s “nasty” comments about him — but believes she will make a great American princess.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts findings of Russia probe – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the findings of the Russia investigation, claiming exoneration and a possible case against him “closed” based on remarks from a special…

Trump Ends India’s Trade Designation as a Developing Nation – (Bloomberg)
President Donald Trump terminated India’s designation as a developing nation under a trade program, eliminating an exception that allowed the country to export nearly 2,000 products to the U.S. duty-free. “I have determined that India has not assured the Unit…

Trump ‘baby blimp’ en route to Ireland for protests – (The Irish Times)
US president to arrive in Shannon Airport on Wednesday, June 5th, for a brief stay

Italy revokes lease for site of Bannon’s right-wing academy – (Reuters)
Italy’s culture ministry has said it will revoke the lease on a state-owned monastery where a right-wing Roman Catholic institute close to former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had planned to train political activists.

Republicans are slamming Trump’s Mexican tariff threat – (Axios)
Sen. Mitt Romney is one of the critics.

Trump moves to strip India of special trade status – (The Hill)
The Trump administration announced Friday that it would no longer permit India to have special trade status.

‘Milkshakes against Trump’ and giant cardboard wall to greet US president in one of UK’s biggest-ever demonstrations – (Independent)
Coaches will ferry people from at least 15 cities to potentially outstrip last year’s 250,000 turnout

Spying, treason and politics: President Trump ups the stakes in Russia probe battle despite scant evidence – (USA Today)
Trump is escalating his battle with the law enforcement agencies that investigated him, accusing them of treason and spying despite scant evidence.

Trump defense chief says US won’t ‘tiptoe’ around Chinese behavior in Asia – (The Hill)
Acting Pentagon Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Saturday denounced China’s moves in the South China Sea and efforts to steal technology from other countries, saying the U.S. will no longer “tiptoe” around Beijing on a host of issues.

Robert Mueller Is Not NOT Saying That Donald Trump Committed Crimes – (The Huffington Post)
He might if he could but he can’t so he won’t.

Two years after Trump’s Paris climate move, frustrated Democrats eye 2020 – (The Hill)
Democrats are facing a harsh reality check on the two-year anniversary of Trump’s announced withdrawal from the Paris climate accord

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