2019-07-21

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

‘Toxic stress’: Addressing mental health in Sierra Leone – (Al Jazeera English)
Inaccessible health services and spiritual beliefs drive those in need to the shrines of 45,000 traditional healers.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests descend into chaos – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in chaotic scenes late on Sunday as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city’s political masters in Beijing.

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days – (Reuters)
British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

Air France, Emirates maintain Cairo flights after British Air suspension – (Reuters)
Air France , Emirates and Etihad Airways are continuing to operate flights to Cairo after British Airways and Lufthansa suspended services to Egypt’s capital.

Mueller report shows evidence Trump committed crimes, House Judiciary chairman says – (Reuters)
The top Democrat on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes there is “substantial evidence” that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, and he plans to ask former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to present those facts…

ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is making sure that its employees know there is not change in the network’s policy to avoid talking about politics unless it intersects with sports after radio talk show host…

Stena Bulk has asked to visit crew of seized tanker – (Reuters)
Stena Bulk, the British operator of a tanker seized by Iran, has made a formal request to visit the 23 crew members of the Stena Impero and is awaiting a formal response, it said on Sunday.

Seizure of British-flagged tanker ‘clear violation of international law’: UK Chamber of Shipping – (Reuters)
The seizure of a British flagged tanker by Iran is in “clear violation of international law” because it was in Omani waters, the head of the UK Chamber of Shipping said on Sunday.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in fresh wave of clashes – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters late on Sunday in the latest wave of violence to roil the financial center, hours after a largely peaceful rally against a now-suspended extradition bill that has plunged the city into chaos.

Japan undecided on response to U.S. plan for Mideast maritime coalition: PM Abe – (Reuters)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday he had not yet decided on how to respond to an expected U.S. request to send its navy to join a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen.

Hong Kong residents deface Chinese emblem in latest protest – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, with some of the marchers defacing a national Chinese emblem in their latest…

Audio shows UK navy trying to thwart Iran from seizing ship – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — In an audio recording released Sunday, a British naval officer insists that a British-flagged oil tanker must be allowed to sail through the Strait of Hormuz as Iranian paramilitary…

Chancellor denies ‘major failure’ over tanker – (BBC News)
Philip Hammond says the UK did not “take its eye off the ball” amid escalating tensions in the Gulf.

Military studies ‘hyperfit’ women who pass grueling courses – (Associated Press)
ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, Mass. (AP) — In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have…

Hotels face battle over whether to help US house migrants – (Associated Press)
DETROIT (AP) — There’s a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels.Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by…

Moon back in NASA’s court 50 years after 1st lunar landing – (Associated Press)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years after humanity’s first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA’s court.The White House wants U.S. astronauts on the moon pronto — by 2024, a scant…

Sanders’ early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College’s red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the…

Japan’s ruling bloc set for upper house majority, may get 2/3 -NHK exit poll – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc is set to keep a solid majority in Japan’s upper house election on Sunday and with allies could seal the two-thirds majority needed to keep alive his dream of revising the pacifist constitution, an NHK exit poll showed.

Iran says tanker crew safe, warns UK against rising tensions – (Al Jazeera English)
Stena Impero’s crew is in good health, authorities say as they seek access to ‘evidence’ for a probe into alleged crash.

UK Treasury chief vows to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — British Treasury chief Philip Hammond said Sunday that he will quit if — as widely expected — Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week on a promise to leave the European Union…

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From various sources

Netanyahu: Ron Dermer will remain ambassador to U.S. for at least a year – (The Jerusalem Post)
“We will extend Ron Dermer’s term as ambassador to Washington at least a year,” Netyanyahu said. “And he is an excellent ambassador.”

Jewish leaders to Labour: Our country will not forgive further failure – (The Jerusalem Post)
The JLM concluded that Corbyn and the Labour party “must show real resolve and step into the breach, now… Please don’t be a bystander in this fight for the soul of the party.”

Yad Vashem planning to host Trump, Macron, other world leaders in January – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Post has learned that a major, unnamed donor has been enlisted to make the event possible.

Don’t Fall for the China Hawks’ Threat Hyperinflation – (The American Conservative)
China doesn’t have to be our enemy.

What I Know About: Being Sick at Work – (Hacker News)
Some of the strategies I use for managing my disability in the workplace.

Adam Peaty shatters 100m breaststroke record — first under 57 seconds – (Fox News)
British swimmer Adam Peaty recorded a new world record in the 100m breaststroke during the semi-finals of World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, eclipsing his previous record of 57.10 seconds he set during the European Championships last year.

UK denies it could have prevented Iran seizing tanker – (Financial Times)
Minister says London did not take its eye off the ball but accepts Navy is overstretched

Leaderboard – Golf – BBC Sport – (BBC Sport)
View the latest Golf Leaderboard on BBC Sport.

Leaderboard | 2019 The Open Championship at the Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush , , UK brought to you by PGA.com – (Bleacher Report)
Find the 2019 The Open Championship leaderboard and other scoring information from the action at the Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush , , UK

Archive.org: Game Source Code Collection – (Hacker News)

Pick Your Favorite Rom-Coms And We’ll Reveal If You’re A Millennial Or Gen X’er – (Buzzfeed)
Trust us on this one.

Liz Cheney: ‘Send her back’ chant ‘inappropriate’ but not about race, gender | TheHill – (The Hill)
House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Sunday said that the chants of “sen…

<em>NOS4A2</em> renewed for second season – (Entertainment Weekly)
AMC’s horror show ‘NOS4A2’ is returning for a second season.

A mysterious drone attacked ‘Iran-backed militia’ in Iraq – (The Jerusalem Post)
The day of the drone incident was the same day that the US said it used electronic warfare to take down an Iranian drone.

Mike Pence interview: On “Face the Nation,” Pence says Trump “might make an effort” to stop future chants – (CBS News)
The vice president nevertheless said “millions of Americans share the president’s frustration” about four Democratic congresswomen

‘Toxic stress’: Addressing mental health in Sierra Leone – (Al Jazeera English)
Inaccessible health services and spiritual beliefs drive those in need to the shrines of 45,000 traditional healers.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests descend into chaos – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in chaotic scenes late on Sunday as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city’s political masters in Beijing.

r/AskReddit – Teachers of Reddit, what are some positive trends you have noticed in today’s youth? – (Reddit /r/all)
18,767 votes and 3,248 comments so far on Reddit

r/imsorryjon – Forgive Me, Jon. – (Reddit /r/all)
11,656 votes and 154 comments so far on Reddit

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All about Trump

Yad Vashem planning to host Trump, Macron, other world leaders in January – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Post has learned that a major, unnamed donor has been enlisted to make the event possible.

Mike Pence interview: On “Face the Nation,” Pence says Trump “might make an effort” to stop future chants – (CBS News)
The vice president nevertheless said “millions of Americans share the president’s frustration” about four Democratic congresswomen

Cory Booker on “Face the Nation”: Trump uses “race as a weapon” to divide the country – (CBS News)
“I don’t give a damn about the politics of it. Racism is racism. And to say nothing in the face of it is to be complicit in that kind of language,” Booker told “Face the Nation”

Chris Wallace presses Stephen Miller on ‘send her back’ chant at Trump rally | TheHill – (The Hill)
Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday pressed White House senior adviser Stephen Miller about the…

Mueller report shows evidence Trump committed crimes, House Judiciary chairman says – (Reuters)
The top Democrat on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes there is “substantial evidence” that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, and he plans to ask former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to present those facts…

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says his constituents are “scared” of Trump – (Axios)
“I have never, in my total of 37 years in public service, ever heard a constituent say they were scared of their leader.”

Dana Bash presses Sen. Ron Johnson to disavow President Trump’s attacks on Dems – CNN Video – (CNN)
While discussing President Donald Trump’s recent racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) tells CNN’s Dana Bash that back in the 1960s, telling people to “love it or leave it” wasn’t considered racist.

ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is making sure that its employees know there is not change in the network’s policy to avoid talking about politics unless it intersects with sports after radio talk show host…

Stephen Miller on President Trump vs. the ‘Squad’ – (Fox News)
Senior White House policy adviser Stephen Miller joins Chris Wallace for an exclusive interview on ‘Fox News Sunday.’

Cory Booker: President Trump is worse than a racist – (Google News)
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker tells CNN’s Dana Bash that President Donald Trump’s use of racist tropes for political gain makes Trump “worse …

Cory Booker: Donald Trump is ‘worse than a racist’ – (CNN)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump for his racist attacks on four minority congresswomen, saying Trump is “worse than a racist.”

Trump campaign aide defends tweets: Congresswomen made ‘very disturbing statements’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
Former White House aide Mercedes Schlapp defended President Trump’s repeated attacks on four mino…

House Judiciary Chair Nadler: Trump has broken the law “6 ways from Sunday” – (Axios)
Nadler claimed that evidence in the Mueller report suggests Trump would be indicted if he were not president.

Trump says Squad is ‘destroying the Democrat Party’ – (Google News)
President Trump called out the four freshman congresswomen known as the “Squad,” claiming that not only are they bad for America as a whole, they are damaging their own party.

Katie Porter isn’t part of ‘The Squad.’ But the freshman House Democrat is stirring up trouble for Trump – (Google News)
When Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, a California law professor named Katie Porter — who had been expecting to join Clinton’s transition team to advise on housing policy — thought she would sit the next four years out of government.

Cory Booker says Trump is “worse than a racist” – (Axios)
“He’s actually using racist tropes and language for political gain…”

Cummings: ‘No doubt about it’ Trump is a racist | TheHill – (The Hill)
House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said Sunday there was “no doubt” Presiden…

‘Weak,’ ‘insecure,’ incapable of ‘loving our country’: Trump blasts ‘Squad’ after slamming news report – (NBC News)
President Donald Trump kept attacking four freshmen congresswomen of color nicknamed the Squad, saying they were incapable of loving America.

See the moment Rep. Omar returns to Minnesota – CNN Video – (CNN)
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) returns home to her district in Minnesota amid President Donald Trump’s attacks.

Fox Hires Former Trump White House Spokesman Raj Shah – (The Huffington Post)
The former Republican National Committee staffer joins Hope Hicks at the Trump-friendly media conglomerate.

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