2019-07-16

Headlines:

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

New York police officer in Eric Garner death will not be charged: source – (Reuters)
Federal prosecutors will not criminally charge a New York Police Department officer in the death of Eric Garner, a black man whose 2014 death played a key role in mobilizing the Black Lives Matter movement, a source familiar with the decision said on Tuesday.

Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer – (The New York Times)
The decision came five years after Mr. Garner’s dying words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry.

AP source: NY cop won’t be charged in Garner chokehold death – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t bring civil rights charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a person familiar with the matter said…

Concern grows over UAE-based oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tracking data shows an oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz drifted off into Iranian waters and stopped…

Facebook’s new currency plan is under scrutiny in Congress – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald…

Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump’s America – (Associated Press)
Even before President Donald Trump’s racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump…

4 Democratic women of color slam Trump for ‘bigoted remarks’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump escalated his demand for four Democratic congresswomen of color to leave the U.S. “right now,” stoking the…

Africans flee to South America on dangerous journey to US – (Associated Press)
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When an armed conflict erupted in his village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele fled from the carnage. Hundreds of people, including some of…

Will Trump’s new migrant plan work? – (BBC News)
The US president is bringing in new rules for asylum seekers but critics deem it illegal and dangerous.

Von der Leyen seeks to win EU Parliament backing for top job – (Al Jazeera English)
The former German defence minister is the nominee for EU Commission president, but she doesn’t have universal support.

JPMorgan profit beats estimates on lending strength; net interest margin dips – (Reuters)
JPMorgan Chase & Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as higher interest income and buoyant consumer lending offset lower activity at its trading desks.

Tesla drops cheapest Model X, S variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup – (Reuters)
Tesla Inc has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the U.S. electric vehicle maker reported record deliveries.

How doctors separate twins joined at the head – (BBC News)
Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull.

‘Justice wasn’t served’: 50 years since Chappaquiddick – (Associated Press)
BOSTON (AP) — The crash ended a young woman’s life, and with it, a man’s White House dreams.U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick…

Tech executives head to Capitol Hill for antitrust hearing – (Reuters)
Executives from tech giants Apple Inc , Amazon.com Inc , Facebook Inc and Alphabet’s Google go before the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel Tuesday to discuss competition in online markets.

Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools – (Associated Press)
AVON, Conn. (AP) — Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system’s network offline several times a day.There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in…

Amazon offers $10 to Prime Day shoppers who hand over their data – (Reuters)
Amazon.com Inc has a promotion for U.S. shoppers on Prime Day, the 48-hour marketing blitz that started Monday: Earn $10 of credit if you let Amazon track the websites you visit.

Bianca Devins murder images flood Instagram – (BBC News)
Instagram is struggling to remove graphic images of the body of a 17-year-old girl.

Republicans stop short of calling Trump racist – (BBC News)
After President Trump tells four women of colour to “go home”, his own party is muted in its criticism.

Trump campaign to launch effort to sway women voters – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday kicks off its efforts to woo women voters, banking that a strong economic message will energize a voting bloc that has been largely critical of his presidency.

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From various sources

Chief Rabbi of Poland slammed by board over his support of Jewish prayer – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Board of the Union of Jewish Religious Congregations in Poland slammed the Chief Rabbi claiming his actions were ‘not exemplary.’

Likud agrees legalization of settlement outposts in coalition agreements – (The Jerusalem Post)
High Court over-ride law not included in coalition agreements because of common desire between Likud, right-wing religious and hared parties to pass such legislation

Netanyahu wants to fly before elections, FM may make that difficult – (The Jerusalem Post)
Netanyahu hoping to fly to Japan at the end of the month, and Ukraine and India before country goes to polls

Bedouin education effort provides example for global development – (The Jerusalem Post)
‘Momentum’ seeks to increase the number of Bedouin high school graduates in Rahat with high-level matriculation certificates in math

IDF completes drill simulating war in the Gaza Strip – (The Jerusalem Post)
Despite relative calm along border an IDF drone was shot down by militants.

Trump, Netanyahu both racists, says Arab MK in defense of congresswomen – (The Jerusalem Post)
Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib have been called antisemitic, Communist and anti-American in a series of tweets by Trump.

Flying Hoverboards Could Be Future Military Device After Bastille Day Demonstration – (The Lad Bible)
The inventor gave a demonstration during the special parade

‘Don Juan’ at 200, Jane Austen’s Library, and the Myth of Blubber Town – (The American Conservative)
Also: Trigger warnings don’t work.

The helicopter team that films the Tour de France is one of a kind – (Hacker News)
When filming this race, 500 feet is considered high altitude.

cube2222/octosql – (Hacker News)
OctoSQL is a query tool that allows you to join, analyze and transform data from multiple databases and file formats using SQL. – cube2222/octosql

Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on Facebook data privacy – (Fox News)

Apollo 11 insiders remember history’s most famous space mission: ‘We had a job to do and we did it’ – (Fox News)
A detailed description of what the launch and landing of Apollo 11 were like for many of the 400,000 insiders who worked on the most famous space exploration mission in history.

WATCH: Massive escort for corruption accused Modack as he leaves court – (News24)
Underworld businessman Nafiz Modack was flanked by bodyguards who appeared to be ensuring his safe passage to the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday where he, his mother, and a jailed police boss face corruption charges.

Large retailers saw 64% increase in sales on Monday, thanks to Amazon Prime Day – (TechCrunch)
It’s no longer a winner-take-all scenario for Amazon Prime Day — in fact, that hasn’t been true for years. As soon as other large retailers realized they could piggyback on Amazon’s annual sales event to boost their own revenues from counter-sales, they’ve be…

Eric Garner death: NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo won’t be charged by federal prosecutors in 2014 chokehold death of NYC man – (CBS News)
Federal investigators had faced a mid-July deadline to decide whether to charge Daniel Pantaleo with civil rights violations

Special Report: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 launch – (CBS News)
It’s been exactly 50 years since the U.S. launched Apollo 11, the first mission to land men on the moon. Tony Dokoupil anchors a CBS News Special Report from the Kennedy Space Center with astronaut Peggy Whitson and CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood.

Russian beauty queen who married Malaysian king reveals photo of son – (Daily Mail)
Ex-Miss Moscow Oksana Voevodina, 27, is living in Malaysia with her husband Sultan Muhammad V and has written of her wish for their son, born in May, to become king despite his father’s abdication.

Poundland Release Trainers That Are Nearly Identical To Gucci Pair – (The Lad Bible)
They are nearly 50 times cheaper

Ravel Morrison returns to Premier League with one-year deal at Sheffield United – (FourFourTwo)

Newsletter platform Substack raises $15.3M round led by A16Z – (TechCrunch)
Andreessen Horowitz is betting that there’s still a big opportunity in newsletters — the venture capital firm is leading a $15.3 million Series A in Substack. To be clear, although Substack started out two years ago as a way turn newsletters into a paid subsc…

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All about Trump

Trump, Netanyahu both racists, says Arab MK in defense of congresswomen – (The Jerusalem Post)
Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib have been called antisemitic, Communist and anti-American in a series of tweets by Trump.

Trump Is Now Calling “The Squad” “Pro Terrorist” In Yet Another Racist Tweet – (Vice News)
It’s day three of Trump’s ongoing attack on congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.

Donald Trump Finally Found a Market He Can’t Move – Bitcoin – (Crypto Coins News)
Donald Trump can crash markets with a single tweet. He moves stocks, indices, and currencies with ease. But not bitcoin.

Pro-Trump CNN pundit Steve Cortes slams ‘shameful’ colleague: ‘Most racist and condescending insult I’ve ev… – (Fox News)
CNN commentator Steve Cortes had a fiery clash both on television and online with a network colleague, who he accused of suggesting he himself was “some brown fool” hoping to earn the approval of President Trump’s white supporters.

Author says Trump’s racist tweets are ‘microcosm’ of his takeover of GOP – (CNN)
Politico journalist Tim Alberta, the author of a new book about President Donald Trump’s rise in the Republican Party, said that Republicans’ silence over the President’s recent use of racist language speaks to Trump’s influence over his party.

Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump, cites sexual assault allegations – (CNN)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday defiantly responded to President Donald Trump’s continued attacks on her and other minority Democratic congresswomen, calling him out for the various sexual assault allegations made against him and his boasts on the in…

Pressure mounts on top Republicans to condemn Trump’s racist attack – live – (Google News (UK))
House and Senate leadership to face questions on president’s remarks, while House to vote later on resolution that condemns Trump

Sen. Cruz: Freshman Democrats are radical and extreme with a troubling history – (Fox News)
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz weighs in on the feud between President Trump and progressive Democrat freshmen lawmakers.

How do we know if something is racist? An expert explains – (CBS News)
Ibram Kendi is a professor and director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. Kendi joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the controversy surrounding President Trump’s inflammatory tweets about a group of Democratic congresswomen …

Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump’s America – (Associated Press)
Even before President Donald Trump’s racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump…

4 Democratic women of color slam Trump for ‘bigoted remarks’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump escalated his demand for four Democratic congresswomen of color to leave the U.S. “right now,” stoking the…

Tom Cotton says he shares Trump’s Afghanistan frustration – (Axios)
He defended Trump’s desire to remove U.S. troops from the country.

Breaking: Top GOP Congressman Defies Trump, Says ‘I Like Bitcoin’ – (Crypto Coins News)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy outed himself as bitcoin fan on Tuesday, diverging from President Trump’s criticism.

Will Trump’s new migrant plan work? – (BBC News)
The US president is bringing in new rules for asylum seekers but critics deem it illegal and dangerous.

Inside Trump’s Feud With Paul Ryan – (Google News)
It was a struggle for the soul of the Republican Party. Trump won.

Inside Trump’s Feud With Paul Ryan – (Politico)
It was a struggle for the soul of the Republican Party. Trump won.

George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway, calls Trump a racist in op-ed – (USA Today)
“Sunday left no doubt. Naivete, resentment and outright racism, roiled in a toxic mix, have given us a racist president,” wrote George Conway.

Trump fires back at Squad, challenges House to ‘rebuke’ them for ‘filthy and hate laced’ language – (Google News)
President Trump fired back Tuesday at the four freshman congresswomen who denounced his administration and renewed calls for his impeachment at a rare joint press conference, claiming Democrats have given them a “free pass” for their “vile” language and chall…

4 Democratic women of colour slam Trump’s ‘xenophobic bigoted remarks’ – (Google News (Canada))
Defiant in the face of widespread censure, U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his demand for four Democratic congresswomen of colour to leave the U.S. ‘right now,’ stoking the discord that helped send him to the White House and claiming ‘many people agree …

Morning Update: Trump Says His Racist Tweets Are Not Racist – (Buzzfeed)
“The squad” responds, the US changes its asylum protections, conservatives in Silicon Valley. Your BuzzFeed News newsletter, July 16.

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