2019-06-27

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

The Latest: Sanders says middle class would see tax boost – (Associated Press)
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the second Democratic presidential debate (all times local):9:10 p.m.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is acknowledging that his proposals for sweeping…

Trump fumes as Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question – (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a stinging defeat, blocking his contentious citizenship question planned for the 2020 census because officials gave a “contrived” rationale and prompting Trump to suggest an extraordinary delay …

U.S. chief justice’s ‘swing’ role shown in census, gerrymandering rulings – (Reuters)
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts cemented his new role as the Supreme Court’s “swing vote,” angering people on the political left and right in the process, as he decided the outcomes of major rulings on the census and electoral map manipulation.

Nearly 250 arrested in Ethiopia after foiled coup: State TV – (Al Jazeera English)
The state broadcaster did not give details of arrests, but a regional party said 56 of its members had been detained.

Asian shares inch up as investors await Trump-Xi meeting – (Reuters)
Share markets in Asia edged higher early on Friday morning as investors clung on to hopes that a highly anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping this weekend could lead to an easing of trade tensions.

Trump says to talk trade, defense with Japanese PM Abe at G20 – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will discuss trade with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at their talks on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, western Japan, as Washington pushes to cut its big trade deficit.

UN chief urges G20 to make equitable financial reforms – (Associated Press)
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The U.N. chief is urging G-20 leaders to take action on equitable and stable reforms to strengthen the global financial safety net and increase the global economy’s…

Twitter to deemphasize, label politician tweets that break rules – (Reuters)
Twitter Inc said on Thursday it would identify and de-emphasize tweets that broke its rules but came from important sources such as politicians, in order to strike a balance between free expression and accountability.

The Democratic Debates, Night 2: Live Analysis – (The New York Times)
The second night features 10 more Democratic presidential candidates — including four of the five leaders in early polling. Stay here for real-time updates and analysis from our reporters.

De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally – (Associated Press)
MIAMI (AP) — New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba’s Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city…

Trump says he will talk about trade with Indian PM Modi – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be talking about trade with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the two leaders sit down for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit meeting on Friday.

Attorneys ask court to intervene against U.S. over migrant kids’ detention conditions – (Reuters)
A 17-year-old Honduran migrant described babies sleeping on a cold floor. A teen mother said her sick baby was unable to open her eyes but no one responded to her pleas for help for two days. Another teenager took charge of a 5-year-old stranger because the c…

‘It was the day everything changed’ – (BBC News)
Members of New York City Gay Men’s Chorus explain what the Stonewall riots mean to them, 50 years on.

In Japan, Trump pushes allies on trade before meeting Putin – (Associated Press)
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Trump opened his most consequential trip of the year by plunging into a series of high-stakes meetings at an international summit in Japan on Friday by pushing allies…

Bahrain recalls ambassador to Iraq over embassy attack – (Al Jazeera English)
Hundreds of Iraqis stormed the Bahraini embassy and torched its flag in anger over the US-sponsored Manama conference.

House sends Trump $4.6B border bill, yielding to Senate – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the…

Drowned father, daughter left humble origins in El Salvador – (Associated Press)
SAN MARTIN, EL Salvador (AP) — Julia Pérez makes a living selling pupusas, traditional Salvadoran stuffed pastries, to residents of the Altavista neighborhood who rise before dawn and rush to…

Cold, cramped, filthy: Migrants describe border centers – (Associated Press)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — At night, the teenage girl from Honduras wraps a thin foil blanket around herself and her infant son as they lie on a floor mat in the cold. The lights are glaring and…

Court decision could set up fights over race gerrymandering – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — When North Carolina drew its most recent political maps, state leaders split a historically black university in Greensboro into two congressional districts that critics say…

In victory for Trump, U.S. House Democrats back down on border aid bill demands – (Reuters)
Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives backed down to President Donald Trump and passed a $4.6 billion aid package to address a migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border without the additional protections for migrant children that liberals had …

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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…

As America and Iran inch closer to war, new talks are needed – (The Economist)
Negotiation, not confrontation, is the way to stop the mullahs from getting the bomb

Vegetarian crocodiles once roamed the world – (The Economist)
A lesson in not stereotyping on the basis of modern examples

The president stands accused of rape, again – (The Economist)
Among the most gloomy things about E. Jean Carroll’s accusation is how unsurprising it is

How many people are in prison on marijuana charges? – (The Washington Post)
“You have 2.3 million of our fellow Americans behind bars — it’s the largest prison population on the face of the planet. Many are there for nonviolent drug crimes including possession of marijuana at a time that more than half the states have legalized or de…

Beto O’Rourke on Purdue Pharma – (The Washington Post)
“Despite what Purdue Pharma has done, their connection to the opioid crisis and the overdose deaths that we’re seeing throughout this country, they have been able to act with complete impunity and pay no consequences.”

Booker on gun control measures – (The Washington Post)
“In states like Connecticut that did [implemented licensing laws], they saw 40 percent drops in gun violence and 15 percent drops in suicides.”

2 Harris fact checks: On Medicare-for-all and emergency cash – (The Washington Post)
Medicare-for-all “doesn’t get rid of all insurance.”

2 Sanders fact checks: On extra jobs and Medicare-for-all – (The Washington Post)
“Millions of Americans are forced to work two or three jobs just to survive.”

3 Biden fact checks: On mass incarceration, ‘liberal’ and the tax cut – (The Washington Post)
“This idea that the [1994] crime bill generated mass incarceration — it did not generate mass incarceration.”

WATCH LIVE: 2020 Democratic presidential debate – (The Washington Times)
NBC News hosts Democratic presidential hopefuls such as Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris in Miami, Florida as they square off in the second major debate of the upcoming 2020 election season.

Japan overhauls M&A rules in corporate governance push – (Financial Times)
New guidelines come as activist investors increase pressure

24 Tiny Things That Will Infuriate You In A Big Way – (Buzzfeed)
Why is it that when humans get to the airport, they forget how to act?

Young women fight back against TikTok’s growing predator problem – (CBS News)
Young female users on the popular video app TikTok are taking to social media to expose potential predators infiltrating the social media platform. Buzzfeed News senior reporter Ryan Broderick joined CBSN to discuss the growing issue.

Riots break out in Jerusalem after Palestinian man attacks police – (The Jerusalem Post)
A police spokesperson said there are larger numbers of units in the area, as police and soldiers have encountered rioters throwing stones and fireworks.

House passes border aid bill as Democratic candidates visit Homestead migrant facilities – (CBS News)
The House passed a bipartisan border funding bill Thursday that will provide nearly $4.6 billion in emergency funds for the humanitarian crisis. Manuel Bojorquez joins CBSN from the Homestead facility to discuss the latest on immigration.

The Latest: Sanders says middle class would see tax boost – (Associated Press)
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the second Democratic presidential debate (all times local):9:10 p.m.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is acknowledging that his proposals for sweeping…

Trump fumes as Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question – (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a stinging defeat, blocking his contentious citizenship question planned for the 2020 census because officials gave a “contrived” rationale and prompting Trump to suggest an extraordinary delay …

U.S. chief justice’s ‘swing’ role shown in census, gerrymandering rulings – (Reuters)
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts cemented his new role as the Supreme Court’s “swing vote,” angering people on the political left and right in the process, as he decided the outcomes of major rulings on the census and electoral map manipulation.

Nearly 250 arrested in Ethiopia after foiled coup: State TV – (Al Jazeera English)
The state broadcaster did not give details of arrests, but a regional party said 56 of its members had been detained.

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All about Trump

Trump fumes as Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question – (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a stinging defeat, blocking his contentious citizenship question planned for the 2020 census because officials gave a “contrived” rationale and prompting Trump to suggest an extraordinary delay …

Asian shares inch up as investors await Trump-Xi meeting – (Reuters)
Share markets in Asia edged higher early on Friday morning as investors clung on to hopes that a highly anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping this weekend could lead to an easing of trade tensions.

See the question that brought Kamala Harris to her feet – CNN Video – (CNN)
During a CNN town hall in Iowa, Democratic presidential contender Kamala Harris discussed not needing a male Democratic candidate to challenge and win against President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi – (The American Conservative)
Her performance during Wednesday’s debate may just shake up the Democratic race.

Trump says to talk trade, defense with Japanese PM Abe at G20 – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will discuss trade with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at their talks on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, western Japan, as Washington pushes to cut its big trade deficit.

Trump says he will talk about trade with Indian PM Modi – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be talking about trade with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the two leaders sit down for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit meeting on Friday.

Trump’s G-20 lineup: Xi, Putin, Modi, Merkel and MBS – (Axios)
Trump will be meeting with 8 of the world’s most powerful leaders over the next 2 days.

Vladimir Putin: Trump is right on immigration, but “going too far” – (Axios)
Trump will sit down with Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit on Friday.

In Japan, Trump pushes allies on trade before meeting Putin – (Associated Press)
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Trump opened his most consequential trip of the year by plunging into a series of high-stakes meetings at an international summit in Japan on Friday by pushing allies…

Trump says he asked lawyers if census could be delayed after Supreme Court decision on citizenship question – (USA Today)
“For all intents and purposes, this is over,” said Dale Ho, the director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project who argued the case before the court.

House sends Trump $4.6B border bill, yielding to Senate – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the…

Swalwell on Biden: ‘We can’t have a candidate who has ideas that are staler than Donald Trump’s’ – (CNN)
Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell offered an early jab at front-runner former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of Thursday night’s second presidential debate, calling his ideas “staler than Donald Trump’s”

Jesse Watters: Donny Deutsch caused stir on MSNBC panel because he said ‘what they didn’t want to hear’ abo… – (Fox News)
An MSNBC panel reacting to the first night of Democratic debates got heated because one pundit warned President Trump could still win in 2020, according to Jesse Watters.

In victory for Trump, U.S. House Democrats back down on border aid bill demands – (Reuters)
Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives backed down to President Donald Trump and passed a $4.6 billion aid package to address a migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border without the additional protections for migrant children that liberals had …

Transcript: ‘All this fuss about spies … it is not worth serious interstate relations’ – (Financial Times)
The Russian president on globalisation, China, Trump and the end of the ‘liberal idea’

Biden and Sanders take center stage for night two of first Democratic presidential debate – (CNN)
The leading Democrats vying to unseat President Donald Trump will take the debate stage for the first time Thursday night with Joe Biden at center stage, hoping to demonstrate a command of the issues as the elder statesman in the race.

Lawyers for ex-Trump adviser Stone deny he violated judge’s gag order – (Reuters)
Lawyers for Roger Stone, a former political adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday denied accusations by prosecutors that he violated a court-imposed media gag order by posting comments on social media about former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’…

Live: Democratic big guns set to fire on debate stage. But will Trump tweet again? – (ABC News (AU))
How will Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and the eight others stack up? Follow our live blog for rolling updates.

Progressives, moderates in open warfare after House caves on Trump border bill | TheHill – (The Hill)
Tensions between progressives and centrist Democrats spilled into open view Thursday af…

Alek Sigley likely silenced ahead of Donald Trump’s Korea visit, expert says – (Google News (Australia))
An expert on North Korea believes missing Australian Alek Sigley may have been silenced amid heightened tensions in the country in the lead-up to US President Donald Trump’s visit.

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