2019-06-23

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

The ‘Euphoria’ Teenagers Are Wild. But Most Real Teenagers Are Tame. – (The New York Times)
Kids these days are the “cautious generation,” the evidence shows.

Erdogan’s candidate concedes defeat in Istanbul vote – (Al Jazeera English)
Yildrim concedes defeat after initial results show the opposition’s Imamoglu leading mayoral vote with 53.69 percent.

Turkey ruling party set to lose Istanbul election – (BBC News)
Ruling party in Turkey set to lose city of Istanbul after re-run mayoral election in big blow for President Erdogan

States’ push to legalize sports betting differs by region – (Associated Press)
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their…

Ethiopia’s army chief, three others killed in failed regional coup – (Reuters)
Ethiopia’s army chief of staff and the head of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two separate but related attacks when a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup, the prime minister’s office said on Sunday.

Mauritania’s Ghazouani ‘wins majority’ in presidential vote – (Al Jazeera English)
Government candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani wins 51.9 percent with nearly all votes counted, provisional results show.

Bodies of missing climbers recovered in Himalayas – (BBC News)
The eight mountaineers had been attempting to climb India’s second-highest peak, Nanda Devi.

Trump says did not threaten to demote Fed’s Powell: NBC interview – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ news program that he has the power to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but has not threatened to do so.

Michael Jackson’s popularity endures, even after new scandal – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary “Leaving Neverland” presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn’t greatly diminished…

Why police are hunting a group of US state senators – (BBC News)
Republicans from Oregon have been missing since walking out over a climate change law on Thursday.

Watch: Fifa Women’s World Cup – England v Cameroon in last 16 under way – (BBC News)
England face Cameroon in the round of 16 at the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019 – watch BBC One coverage, listen to BBC Radio 5 Live commentary and follow live text.

Traffic gridlock as Turks rush back to Istanbul to vote in high-stakes poll – (Reuters)
A re-run of Istanbul’s high-stakes mayoral election has kept Turkish airports, bus stations and main highways jam-packed over the weekend, as voters rush back to the city from vacation or their original home towns to cast their ballot.

Istanbul votes again in test for Turkish democracy, Erdogan – (Reuters)
The votes of millions of Istanbul residents were being counted on Sunday after polls closed on a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies, and a test of Turkey’s ailing democracy.

Ukraine holds largest gay pride event to date – (BBC News)
Organisers say around 8,000 attended the Kiev parade – up from 5,000 last year.

Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy – (Associated Press)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens,…

‘Medicare for All’ vs. ‘Public Option’: The 2020 Field Is Split, Our Survey Shows – (The New York Times)
We asked the Democratic presidential candidates how they would improve the health care system. Some want to eliminate private insurance, but many others said that was a step too far.

Lewis Hamilton cruises to French GP victory – (BBC News)
Lewis Hamilton takes a stranglehold on the world title with a dominant victory in the French Grand Prix.

Iran warns of risk of conflict, Trump sees scope for deal – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops.

Trump Shrugs Off Killing of Khashoggi by Saudi Agents, Saying Saudi Arabia Is an Important Trading Partner – (The New York Times)
In an NBC interview, Mr. Trump lashed out at his Federal Reserve chairman and said the biggest mistake of his presidency was selecting Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.

Southeast Asian leaders emphasize economic strength in face of U.S.-China tensions – (Reuters)
Southeast Asian leaders agreed on Sunday to work together on regional economy and security to strengthen their position amid growing U.S.-China tensions, as they wrapped up their summit in Bangkok.

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From various sources

EXCLUSIVE: Leeds United Make Bid For In-Demand Fulham Youngster – (The Sport Bible)
The 17-year old has a list of potential suitors but Leeds are leading the race…

New Liberman campaign video promises gov’t without haredim – (The Jerusalem Post)
Yisrael Beytenu Twitter video shows a picture of Netanyahu: “Voting for him? You’ll get them,” bringing up pictures of the leaders of ultra-Orthodox and hard line national-religious parties.

War or no war: The false binary that overshadows Iran discussion – (The Jerusalem Post)
Iran is run by a sophisticated regime that has enjoyed using the plausible deniability of proxy forces and various affiliated groups across the region to insert itself in long-simmering conflicts.

Iran warns of risk of conflict, Trump sees scope for deal – (The Jerusalem Post)
Tensions remain high after Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. drone because it could have killed 150 people.

Trump, the proportionality president, and the Iranian wild card -analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)
Anyone who is familiar with military operations by Israel or the US from the inside knows that there is no such thing as one option to kill 150 people at three sites or nothing.

Press rips Biden over racist Dems – (Fox News)
He lauded working with segregationist senators.

Media call Trump speech divisive – (Fox News)
Two cable networks blow off 2020 launch.

University of Utah student disappears after reportedly taking Lyft ride – (Fox News)
A University of Utah student who disappeared after ordering a Lyft in California was still missing Sunday — nearly a week after she was last seen.

Bolton’s Brazen Iran Lies Never Stop – (The American Conservative)
He knows perfectly well that Iran isn’t seeking nuclear weapons, but he chooses to lie about all of this because that gets him closer to his goals of war and regime change.

Holocaust survivors respond to AOC’s ‘concentration camp’ comments in new video – (Fox News)
Two holocaust survivors responded to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y. concentration camp comments Saturday, and their feelings were resoundingly negative.

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The ‘Euphoria’ Teenagers Are Wild. But Most Real Teenagers Are Tame. – (The New York Times)
Kids these days are the “cautious generation,” the evidence shows.

6/23: Mike Pence, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Adam Smith, Michael McCaul – (CBS News)
This week on “Face the Nation,” Margaret Brennan talks to Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Adam Smith and Rep. Michael McCaul. Plus, part of Ed O’Keefe’s interview with Kamala Harris.

Aidy Boothroyd faces up to England Under-21 disappointment – (FourFourTwo)

Cole Sprouse shares embarrassing memory working on <em>Friends</em> as a kid: ‘Little boy’s got a crush’ – (Entertainment Weekly)
Cole Sprouse was only a little kid when he guest-starred on ‘Friends’ as Ross’ son Ben but he had a massive crush on Jennifer Aniston during his time on set.

England go up 3-0 vs. Cameroon on Alex Greenwood’s goal | 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (VIDEO) – (Fox Sports)
After Cameroon’s disallowed goal, England poured it on with their 3rd goal to take a 3-0 lead in the knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup™.

Adam Smith on “Face the Nation”: Armed Services chair says Trump “legitimately torn” on Iran response – (CBS News)
Rep. Adam Smith nevertheless criticized the administration’s strategy, saying officials are deeply divided on how to approach rising tensions with Iran

9 overseas stars join Springbok training camp – (News24)
A group of 26 players have gathered in Pretoria for a Springbok training camp.

Is Biden Blowing it With Black Voters? It Depends on How Old You Are. – (Vice News)
“Older people say, ‘Joe, Joe, Joe, Joe, Joe,’ and pretty much Joe can’t do anything wrong. Younger people, are saying, ‘No, nobody gets a pass.’”

Polls close in rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election – (Financial Times)
Challenger hopes to triumph again after being stripped of victory

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All about Trump

Iran warns of risk of conflict, Trump sees scope for deal – (The Jerusalem Post)
Tensions remain high after Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. drone because it could have killed 150 people.

Trump, the proportionality president, and the Iranian wild card -analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)
Anyone who is familiar with military operations by Israel or the US from the inside knows that there is no such thing as one option to kill 150 people at three sites or nothing.

Media call Trump speech divisive – (Fox News)
Two cable networks blow off 2020 launch.

Adam Smith on “Face the Nation”: Armed Services chair says Trump “legitimately torn” on Iran response – (CBS News)
Rep. Adam Smith nevertheless criticized the administration’s strategy, saying officials are deeply divided on how to approach rising tensions with Iran

Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been ‘biggest mistake’ of his presidency – (USA Today)
“I would say if I had one do over, it would be, I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general,” Trump said.

Donald Trump: We’re Doing A ‘Fantastic Job’ At The Southern Border – (The Huffington Post)
Days earlier, a Justice Department lawyer argued that the government didn’t need to provide toothbrushes, soap or beds to detained migrant kids.

Avlon: Here’s the big warning sign for Trump’s reelection – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s John Avlon examines President Trump’s comments stating that he does not need any swing state voters to give him a second term in the White House.

Kushner’s $50B economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection | CBC News – (CBC News)
Arab politicians and commentators have greeted U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East $50-billion US economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf have called for it to be given a chance.

Trump says he’d rather run against Biden than face another campaign against Clinton – (Fox News)
President Trump said that he would prefer to run against former Vice President Joe Biden than have to face another campaign against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders says Trump “helped create the crisis” in Iran – (CBS News)
Sanders said Trump’s policy in Iran was like “setting fire to a basket full of paper and then putting it out”

Kamala Harris discusses the tension within the Democratic Party over potential impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump – (CBS News)
“I have chosen to stand with the position that I believe,” Harris told CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe. “The proceedings should begin”

White House awaits critical ruling on census question – (Financial Times)
Supreme Court to decide whether Trump administration can ask about citizenship

Before the White House, Trump faced an array of sexual misconduct accusations. As president, he faces another – (USA Today)
Trump is fighting back against an allegation by writer E. Jean Carroll that he forced himself on her in a store dressing room in the 1990s.

Mike Pence refuses to answer whether climate change is a threat to the U.S. – (Axios)
The Trump administration’s own scientific agencies have identified climate change as a national security threat.

Trump says he’s not ready for a 2020 election loss – (CNN)
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he’s not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Trump says he’s not ready for a 2020 election loss – (Google News)
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he’s not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Trump says did not threaten to demote Fed’s Powell: NBC interview – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ news program that he has the power to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but has not threatened to do so.

Bernie Sanders Says Trump Helped Create Iran Crisis – (The Huffington Post)
The Vermont senator likened the president’s Iran strategy to “setting fire to a basket full of paper and then putting it out.”

High-stakes legal fight looms over Trump pollution rule | TheHill – (The Hill)
Democratic state attorney generals and environmental groups are gearing up for what is expected to be a precedent-setting legal battle with the Trump administration over its rollback of an Obama-era power plant pollution rule.

Jake Tapper and Mike Pence spar over immigration – (Google News)
CNN host Jake Tapper and Vice President Mike Pence got into a back-and-forth over immigration Sunday regarding what President Trump’s administration would do to address the humanitarian needs on the border.

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