2019-07-14

Headlines:

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

Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage struck the heart of Manhattan on the anniversary of a 1977 blackout— stranding passengers on subways, gridlocking drivers that had to navigate the streets without…

India prepares to land rover on moon in second unmanned mission – (Al Jazeera English)
India is attempting a ‘soft landing’ on moon, a feat achieved only by the former Soviet Union, US and China so far.

Champs-Elysées clashes after Bastille Day parade – (BBC News)
Yellow-vest protesters formed barricades and lit fires after the annual military event in Paris.

Hong Kong police fight with protesters amid rising tensions – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s…

Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them. – (The New York Times)
Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show — so why are they so hard to find? We solve one of the internet’s favorite little mysteries.

Trump racially-charged tweets attack congresswomen – (BBC News)
It comes after tensions between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four congresswomen known as ‘the squad’.

Inside Iran: Iranians on Trump and the nuclear deal – (BBC News)
As tensions rise between Iran, the United States and its allies, the BBC is given rare access to Iran.

Sudan’s paramilitary forces ‘shoot at protesters, kill a man’ – (Al Jazeera English)
Witnesses say incident happened in El-Souk after residents rallied to demand paramilitary force to leave their town.

Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys – (Associated Press)
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii’s highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just…

Gulf Coast keeps guard up as Barry continues drenching – (Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, appearing to spare New Orleans a direct hit, but stoking fears elsewhere of…

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia’s Kismayo – (Reuters)
Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012.

How Some New Yorkers Found Bliss in the Blackout – (The New York Times)
They roasted hot dogs on the pavement and cracked open champagne from a warming fridge. “I loved the darkness,” one said.

Trump defends border detention camps – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending the conditions of the border detention facilities visited by Vice President Mike Pence on Friday.Trump tweeted Sunday, saying the…

Storm Barry moves inland from New Orleans, leaves rain and flooding in its wake – (Reuters)
Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, threatening tornadoes and dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River.

Leave the US, Trump tells liberal Democratic congresswomen – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a group of Democratic congresswomen of color as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the “broken and crime infested places…

Lifestyle changes that could lower your dementia risk – (BBC News)
Research suggests up to a third of cases may be preventable with lifestyle changes.

Trump Tells Freshman Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ to the Countries They Came From – (The New York Times)
The president’s attack, which Democrats slammed as a racist trope, was meant for four progressive freshmen who have clashed with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Only one was born outside the United States.

Magnitude 7.3 quake damages homes in eastern Indonesia – (Associated Press)
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging some homes and causing panicked residents to flee to temporary shelters. There were no immediate…

Trump’s immigration sweeps in major cities expected to begin – (Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration’s nationwide crackdown on immigrants is expected to begin this weekend, targeting migrant families in cities across the country.The sweeps were…

Federer vs. Djokovic: Live Updates From Wimbledon – (The New York Times)
In Sunday’s final, Federer is seeking his 21st Grand Slam title, and Djokovic is trying to win his 16th.

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From various sources

France, Britain and Germany say risks Iran nuclear deal could collapse – (The Jerusalem Post)
“The situation is serious. The rise of tensions could lead to accidents,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters when asked about the risk of a wider Middle East war.

Is the Trump doctrine really just the ‘spite Obama doctrine?’ – analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)
The question this raises is how many major decisions – such as dealing with North Korea, China, or even leaving Syria and embracing Israel – are driven by personality.

Rouhani: Anyone claiming Iran is weakened from sanctions is lying – (The Jerusalem Post)
The comments come just a few days after US President Donald Trump pledged to “substantially” increase sanctions on Iran.

93% of tourists in Israel enjoyed their trip -tourism survey – (The Jerusalem Post)
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said: “The year 2018 was a record year for incoming tourism to Israel, with more than 4 million tourists.”

Opinion | Here’s how staunch progressives can win the hearts of Never Trumpers – (The Washington Post)
Reining in executive power is one way to find common ground.

Jake Tapper presses Ken Cuccinelli on family separations during ICE raids – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke to the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli about the ICE raids on undocumented immigrants set to begin today.

Trump targets four freshman congresswomen, Pelosi in Twitter storm – (Fox News)
President Trump squared off with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four of her progressive freshman members on Twitter Sunday, and told them to go back to their countries of origin to fix the corruption before they lecture the United States.

Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage struck the heart of Manhattan on the anniversary of a 1977 blackout— stranding passengers on subways, gridlocking drivers that had to navigate the streets without…

23 Ideas Wedding Planners Are Sick And Tired Of Doing – (Buzzfeed)
“Bouquet tosses have ruined Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’ for me.”

India prepares to land rover on moon in second unmanned mission – (Al Jazeera English)
India is attempting a ‘soft landing’ on moon, a feat achieved only by the former Soviet Union, US and China so far.

Imogen Poots (the actress) meets Imogen Poots (the pig) on Sam Neill’s farm – (Entertainment Weekly)
Actress Imogen Poots was photographed with her porcine namesake on Sam Neill’s New Zealand farm.

Champs-Elysées clashes after Bastille Day parade – (BBC News)
Yellow-vest protesters formed barricades and lit fires after the annual military event in Paris.

Full interview: Douglas Brinkley on “Face the Nation” – (CBS News)
Historian Douglas Brinkley joins Margaret Brennan to discuss his new book, “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.”

The Los Angeles Angels honor fallen teammate Tyler Skaggs with a no-hitter – (CBS News)
On Friday night, The Los Angeles Angels played their first home game since teammate Tyler Skaggs died on July 1st during a road trip in Texas. The Angels would score 7 runs in the first and 13 over all. Two Angels pitchers combined for a no-hitter, though man…

Hong Kong police fight with protesters amid rising tensions – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s…

“Sunday Morning” Full Episode 7/14 – (CBS News)
This week’s edition of “Sunday Morning,” hosted by Jane Pauley, features Time magazine editor-at-large Jeffrey Kluger’s report on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Plus: Tracy Smith talks with some of the seamstresses who made the spacesuits…

Trump Attacked Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, And Ayanna Pressley With Racist Tweets – (Buzzfeed)
To be clear: Three of the four women were born in the US, and they’re all Americans.

Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them. – (The New York Times)
Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show — so why are they so hard to find? We solve one of the internet’s favorite little mysteries.

Sen. Klobuchar and other Democrats attend Sen. Wahl’s birthday celebration – (Fox News)

Security Guard Joins Mosh Pit During Stormzy’s Set At TRNSMT Festival – (The Lad Bible)
The mystery man stunned revellers with his serious dance skills

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All about Trump

Is the Trump doctrine really just the ‘spite Obama doctrine?’ – analysis – (The Jerusalem Post)
The question this raises is how many major decisions – such as dealing with North Korea, China, or even leaving Syria and embracing Israel – are driven by personality.

Rouhani: Anyone claiming Iran is weakened from sanctions is lying – (The Jerusalem Post)
The comments come just a few days after US President Donald Trump pledged to “substantially” increase sanctions on Iran.

Opinion | Here’s how staunch progressives can win the hearts of Never Trumpers – (The Washington Post)
Reining in executive power is one way to find common ground.

Trump targets four freshman congresswomen, Pelosi in Twitter storm – (Fox News)
President Trump squared off with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four of her progressive freshman members on Twitter Sunday, and told them to go back to their countries of origin to fix the corruption before they lecture the United States.

Trump Attacked Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, And Ayanna Pressley With Racist Tweets – (Buzzfeed)
To be clear: Three of the four women were born in the US, and they’re all Americans.

Trump accused of ‘racist and disgusting’ tweets after urging liberal congresswomen of colour to leave U.S. – (The Globe And Mail)
The president’s rant ignored the fact that the women are American citizens and all but one was born in the U.S.

Trump tweets racist attacks at progressive Democratic congresswomen – (CNN)
President Donald Trump used racist language on Sunday to attack progressive Democratic congresswomen, falsely implying they weren’t natural-born American citizens.

Trump tweets nativist attack on female Democrats – (Axios)
The tweet targets progressive women of color.

Trump racially-charged tweets attack congresswomen – (BBC News)
It comes after tensions between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four congresswomen known as ‘the squad’.

Sunday shows – Immigration raids dominate | TheHill – (The Hill)
Trump administration officials on Sunday defended expected raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs…

Inside Iran: Iranians on Trump and the nuclear deal – (BBC News)
As tensions rise between Iran, the United States and its allies, the BBC is given rare access to Iran.

Dems told: ‘go back’ to their countries – (News.com.au)
US ​President Donald Trump has suggested the new generation of Democrats who have been feuding with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should “go back” to their countries to fix their governments, saying “you can’t leave fast enough.”

Trump: Congresswomen from corrupt, inept countries should go back there – (The Jerusalem Post)
US President slammed unnamed Democratic Congresswoman for telling Americans ‘how our government should be run’ rather than fixing their countries of origin.

Trump tells congressowomen to ‘go back’ to the ‘crime infested places from which they came’ – (USA Today)
Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she rejects Trump’s “xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation” and said they reaffirm that “his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again.”

No ICE raids yet, but immigrants in Miami, Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere still bracing – (USA Today)
Thousands of families fear being separated by the Trump administration’s ICE raids announced to begin Sunday in major cities.

Trump defends border detention camps – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending the conditions of the border detention facilities visited by Vice President Mike Pence on Friday.Trump tweeted Sunday, saying the…

Leave the US, Trump tells liberal Democratic congresswomen – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a group of Democratic congresswomen of color as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the “broken and crime infested places…

On migrant detention centers, Trump and Pence say very different things – (Axios)
Mike Pence visited two immigration facilities Friday.

Trump Tells Freshman Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ to the Countries They Came From – (The New York Times)
The president’s attack, which Democrats slammed as a racist trope, was meant for four progressive freshmen who have clashed with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Only one was born outside the United States.

My editorial cartoon satirizing Trump and the border crisis went viral. Then I lost my job. – (MSNBC)
Michael de Adder’s Trump editorial got him fired. But editorial cartoonists like me have never been more important.

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