2019-07-06

Headlines:

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

Baby Archie christened at Windsor – (BBC News)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were joined by close family and friends for the private ceremony.

California desert braces for aftershocks from second, stronger quake – (Reuters)
High desert communities in Southern California on Saturday braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that damaged buildings, ruptured gas lines and sparked fires near the remote epicenter of the second temblor in as many days.

U.S., Taliban peace talks ‘most productive session’: envoy Khalilzad – (Reuters)
The U.S. peace envoy leading talks with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan said on Saturday the latest discussions were the “most productive session” to date.

Phoenix among last big police forces to fully use body cams – (Associated Press)
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer yelled obscenities and forced an unarmed black man suspected of shoplifting up against a patrol car. Another aimed his gun at the man’s pregnant fiancee,…

New migrant ship docks in Italy despite ban – (BBC News)
The charity ship Alex, with 41 people on board, docks a week after another ship also defied the ban.

In pictures: The world’s new heritage sites – (BBC News)
The new additions include an Icelandic national park, India’s pink city and thousands of stone jars.

North Korea says freed Australian student had been spying: KCNA – (Reuters)
North Korea’s state news agency said on Saturday an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days’ detention had committed “spying acts” through his work with foreign media.

Rapinoe slams FIFA over schedule, prize money – (Reuters)
United States co-captain Megan Rapinoe launched a scathing attack on world soccer’s governing body FIFA, on the eve of the women’s World Cup final, saying the organization did not respect the female game.

Outsider or Insider? How Bernie Sanders Learned to Walk the Line – (The New York Times)
Mr. Sanders met with scorn when he arrived on Capitol Hill in 1990. But in the years since, he has evolved from a gadfly to a reliable team player.

Southern California jolted by biggest quake in 20 years – (Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest Southern California quake in nearly 20 years jolted an area stretching from Sacramento to Las Vegas to Mexico as it cracked buildings, set fires, wrecked roads but…

Rivals Biden, Harris to circle each other in South Carolina – (Associated Press)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are circling each other again — this time in South Carolina, a crucial early-voting state that will test the…

UK-flagged tanker reported ‘safe and well’ after stop in Gulf – (Reuters)
UK-flagged supertanker Pacific Voyager which halted in the Gulf on Saturday is “safe and well”, a British official told Reuters, after Iran dismissed reports its Revolutionary Guards had seized the vessel.

North Korea says Alek Sigley was detained and expelled for spying – (Al Jazeera English)
Sigley was caught spreading anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying, North’s official news agency reports.

Schools still struggling with how to teach about slavery – (Associated Press)
“They made me a slave today.”Aneka Burton still remembers the way her then 10-year-old son, Nikko, who is black, recounted his experience to his grandfather after school one day.It…

Intensifying downpours threatening America’s biggest estuary – (Associated Press)
CONOWINGO, Md. (AP) — When the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job harnessing water power in northern Maryland. It also…

Trump says immigration raids coming ‘fairly soon’ – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Friday mass deportation roundups would begin “fairly soon” as U.S. migrant advocates vowed their communities would be “ready” when immigration officers come.

Pride in London marks 50 years of protest – (BBC News)
Up to 1.5 million people are expected to watch the parade through central London.

Turkey’s Erdogan fires central bank chief as policy rifts deepen – (Reuters)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sacked the governor of the central bank on Saturday as differences between them deepened over the timing of interest rate cuts to revive the recession-hit economy.

Statue honours footballer’s stand against racism – (BBC News)
In 1993 Nicky Winmar lifted his shirt, pointed to his skin, and declared he was proud to be black.

From Libya to Texas, tragedies illustrate plight of migrants – (Associated Press)
GENEVA (AP) — They are trapped in squalid detention centers on Libya’s front lines. They wash up on the banks of the Rio Grande. They sink without a trace — in the Mediterranean, in the Pacific or…

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From various sources

Mindy Kaling shares body-positive message while wearing bikini – (Fox News)
Mindy Kaling is on vacation in Hawaii and loving every minute of it.

California professor and his dog killed after being struck by illegal street racers – (Fox News)
A California professor was killed, along with his dog, in a Fourth of July illegal street race involving teens, according to reports.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry release pictures of baby Archie to mark christening after private ceremony – (Fox News)
The youngest member of Britain’s royal family, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was christened Saturday in a private family ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Megan Rapinoe says ‘not many, if any’ US women’s soccer players would attend White House – (Fox News)
U.S Women’s National Team forward Megan Rapinoe said Saturday that she believes that “not many, if any” of her teammates would visit the White House if invited, ahead of their World Cup final against the Netherlands.

Andy Murray crashes out of Wimbledon men’s doubles – (Daily Mail)
The former world No 1 and his partner were beaten in their first-round clash in front of the Briton’s mum Judy and wife Kim who were supporting Andy in the stands.

Melania statue: Wood-carved Melania Trump statue unveiled in her Slovenian hometown to mixed reviews – (CBS News)
“You know what makes her resemble Melania?” one local said. “Look at how high she climbed to the top, just like Melania, who rose to the top of America”

Original Content podcast: ‘Stranger Things 3’ has more monsters and more nostalgia – (TechCrunch)
While “Stranger Things” is one of Netflix’s biggest hits, we’ve remained immune to some of its charms. On the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, we review the third season of the series — a.k.a. “Stranger Things 3” — giving us an opportunity to h…

New trailers: Knives Out, Jumanji: The Next Level, and more – (The Verge)
Watch this week’s best new trailers from Hulu, Netflix, HBO, AMC, and more, including the new movie from Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

Baby Archie christened at Windsor – (BBC News)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were joined by close family and friends for the private ceremony.

Screen consultants help parents with their tech-addicted kids – (Axios)
Affluent parents are particularly concerned.

California desert braces for aftershocks from second, stronger quake – (Reuters)
High desert communities in Southern California on Saturday braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that damaged buildings, ruptured gas lines and sparked fires near the remote epicenter of the second temblor in as many days.

Stowaway who fell from plane in London could have snuck onto earlier flight from JHB – reports – (News24)
A Kenyan stowaway who fell from a plane in London could have snuck onto an earlier flight from Johannesburg, according to reports.

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U.S., Taliban peace talks ‘most productive session’: envoy Khalilzad – (Reuters)
The U.S. peace envoy leading talks with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan said on Saturday the latest discussions were the “most productive session” to date.

Vegas shifts odds in Clippers’ favor to win title – (ESPN)
After moves to acquire Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers’ odds to win the NBA title improved from 10-1 to 11-4 at the Caesars Sportsbook. The Lakers are next at 4-1.

Robots for the elderly must be designed with care and respect – (The Next Web)
Many countries around the world have ageing populations and a growing prevalence of dementia. Japan, in particular, is a “super-ageing” society, with a population getting older …

Play suspended at Wimbledon as fan taken away in ambulance – (Metro)
A ‘medical incident’ happened on Court 12.

Africa Cup of Nations last 16: Nigeria v Cameroon – (BBC Sport)
Holders Cameroon face Nigeria with a place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at stake – follow live text commentary.

Mum attends Glastonbury in memory of dead son who always dreamed of going – (Mirror)
Taking a flag and cushion of her youngest son’s face everywhere with her, she attended all his favourite artists’ performances across the iconic festival.

Meghan and Harry release sweet statement about Archie’s christening – (Mirror)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry thanked people around the world for their support on their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s christening day

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All about Trump

Melania statue: Wood-carved Melania Trump statue unveiled in her Slovenian hometown to mixed reviews – (CBS News)
“You know what makes her resemble Melania?” one local said. “Look at how high she climbed to the top, just like Melania, who rose to the top of America”

Megan Rapinoe Says ‘Not Many If Any’ Teammates Would Go To White House – (The Huffington Post)
The U.S. women’s national soccer team co-captain suspects few players would want to pay a visit to Donald Trump if they win the World Cup.

“Demand Free Speech” rally: Heavy police presence in Washington today for rally and counter protests – (CBS News)
Conservative and controversial names like Milo Yiannopoulos​ and former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone​ will reportedly attend

Wooden Melania Trump statue unveiled near her Slovenian hometown gets mixed reviews – (USA Today)
Melania Trump is back in Slovenia – in the form of a wooden statue commissioned by US artist Brad Downey and created by local artisan Ales Zupevc.

GOP senators urge Trump to reject Iran’s ‘nuclear blackmail,’ seek to ‘snapback’ sanctions at the UN – (Fox News)
Three top GOP senators this week urged President Trump to reject what they describe as Iran’s ‘nuclear blackmail’ in the wake of the rogue nation’s violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement — and highlighted the use of a mechanism in the U.N. resolution enshri…

Trump says immigration raids coming ‘fairly soon’ – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Friday mass deportation roundups would begin “fairly soon” as U.S. migrant advocates vowed their communities would be “ready” when immigration officers come.

Immigrants fired from Trump golf clubs seek White House meeting – (CBS News)
The 21 workers fired earlier this year from five clubs asked their former employer to remember all their hard work

Trump slams Biden as a ‘reclamation project’ who won’t win in 2020 | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump took aim at former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday, lambasting the…

Honeybees hit by Trump budget cuts – (Google News)
The US Department of Agriculture has suspended data collection for its annual Honey Bee Colonies report, citing cost cuts — a move that robs researchers and the honeybee industry of a critical tool for understanding honeybee population declines, and comes as…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on vets, economy and history – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump roused a political tempest when he decided to plant himself squarely in Independence Day observances with a speech from the Lincoln Memorial. His words…

What Politicos Are Reading This Summer – (Politico)
From Donald Trump’s attorney to the 2020 Democrats, 40 political heavy hitters tell us what’s on their nightstand—and what they’re taking to the beach.

Trump slams Federal Reserve as the ‘most difficult problem’ facing US | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump took aim at the Federal Reserve on Saturday, labeling it the…

Fear of immigration raids looms as plans for ICE ‘family operation’ move forward – (Google News)
President Trump’s deadline for congressional action on the asylum process is Saturday.

Ken Cuccinelli Takes Reins of Immigration Agency With Focus on Migrant Vetting – (The Wall Street Journal)
The new head of the U.S. legal immigration system is a devout defender of the Trump administration’s bid to remake U.S. immigration policy through the regulatory process, with a blunt message about the role of the agency he now leads.

Donald Trump ‘legitimizing’ Kim regime with North Korea visit: defector – (The Washington Times)
President Trump faced criticism Saturday from a North Korean defector after recently becoming the first sitting U.S. leader to visit the notorious hermit nation.

Why Trump has reason for optimism in 2020 | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump is rolling into a post-Independence Day weekend at his Bedminster, N.J., property…

America isn’t a tank country. Trump’s misguided ‘Salute to America’ tried to make it one. – (MSNBC)
America is a not a tank country. Trump’s misguided ‘Salute to America’ tried to make it one.

In Cuba, entrepreneurs see a steep decline in business with Trump policies – (NBC News)
In Cuba, entrepreneurs see a steep decline in business with Trump administration policies and leave many anxious about the future.

Citizenship question causing an uproar in U.S. has been part of Canada’s census since 1901 | CBC News – (CBC News)
A politically divisive debate continues to rage over Donald Trump’s push to add a citizenship question to the U.S. census. The same question has been part of Canada’s census form for over a century without a ripple.

Citizenship question causing an uproar in U.S. has been part of Canada’s census since 1901 | CBC News – (Google News (Canada))
A politically divisive debate continues to rage over Donald Trump’s push to add a citizenship question to the U.S. census. The same question has been part of Canada’s census form for over a century without a ripple.

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