2019-07-29

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

Trump steps up attack on black lawmaker, calls him ‘racist’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading…

British PM Johnson tells EU: Ready to talk Brexit when you shift position – (Reuters)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told EU leaders he will sit down for Brexit talks when they indicate that they are ready to shift position on the divorce deal, otherwise Britain will prepare for leaving without an agreement, his spokeswoman said.

Moving in: UK PM Johnson and partner take up residence in Downing Street – (Reuters)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will move into his official Downing Street residence on Monday and will be joined by his partner Carrie Symonds, his spokeswoman said.

Trump rejects racism charge, throws it at black lawmaker – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Sunday said disparaging comments he made about a prominent African-American lawmaker and his Baltimore district were not racist and, without citing any evidence for his claim, he called the congressman a racist.

Ratcliffe tapped to replace Coats as U.S. spy chief – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a recent congressional hearing, to replace Dan Coats as the U.S. spy chief.

Sailing to America: Teen to bring her climate activism to US – (Associated Press)
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster…

Pfizer to merge generics unit with Mylan; seeks to sharpen cancer focus – (Reuters)
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc has agreed to spin off its generic drugs business and combine it with Mylan , a move that leaves Pfizer with more profitable innovative drugs, including cancer drug Ibrance and pneumonia vaccine Prevnar.

Wall Street eases from record highs as Fed meeting looms – (Reuters)
Wall Street’s main indexes opened below their record highs on Monday, in a muted start to a week likely to be dominated by the Federal Reserve’s policy stance and a round of tech company earnings that will again test the impact of trade concerns on global gro…

3 killed in garlic festival shooting, including 6-year-old – (Associated Press)
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy described by his grandmother as always kind and happy was one of three people killed and at least 15 others injured when a gunman heard to be “really angry”…

Johnson presses EU to give way amid no-deal Brexit warnings – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc lifts…

Britain tells Iran: release ship to ‘come out of the dark’ – (Reuters)
Britain told Iran on Monday that if it wants to “come out of the dark” it must follow international rules and release a British-flagged oil tanker seized by its forces in the Gulf.

Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting: Stephen Romero, 6-Year-Old Boy, Is Among the Dead – (The New York Times)
The child was one of three people killed and 12 others wounded in a shooting in Gilroy, Calif.

Russian opposition leader returned to jail from hospital – (Associated Press)
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was discharged from a hospital Monday even though his physician raised suspicions of a possible poisoning.Details about Navalny’s…

Kamala Harris Sets Up Debate Showdown on Health Care With New Plan – (The New York Times)
Ms. Harris is forging her own path on the health care issue, putting forth a plan that stops short of the complete overhaul Bernie Sanders has proposed.

Trump says Coats is out as national intelligence director – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, is resigning after a turbulent two years in which he and President Donald Trump were often at odds over Russian interference in the…

U.S. teen wins $3 million at video game tournament Fortnite World Cup – (Reuters)
American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million on Sunday after taking the top prize in a tournament in New York for the popular online video game Fortnite.

Motive a mystery as California police hunt for accomplice in festival shooting – (Reuters)
Police were searching on Monday for a suspected accomplice of the gunman who killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy, in a mass shooting at a food festival in California.

Trump denies new accusations of racism – (BBC News)
The president is criticised after calling a mostly-black district a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess”.

Sudan’s Hemeti meets el-Sisi ahead of resumption of power talks – (Al Jazeera English)
Meeting in Cairo comes as doctors linked to protesters says five people shot dead in rally in central Sudanese town.

Trump Lashes Out at Al Sharpton, Saying He ‘Hates Whites’ – (The New York Times)
President Trump extended his attacks on critics of color with an early-morning Twitter blast calling Mr. Sharpton “a con man” and “a troublemaker.”

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From various sources

New Right and URP seal political union deal – (The Jerusalem Post)
Agreement requires all parties to back Netanyahu for prime minister after September elections.

Poet, translator Tuvya Ruebner passes at age 95 – (The Jerusalem Post)
Ruebner was a noted translator from German, as well as from that language into Hebrew, and edited the work of poet Leah Goldberg.

Reality show winner new spokeswoman for Gantz – (The Jerusalem Post)
Likud’s new spokeswoman promises large English events

Fundraiser started for family of man killed in Ramle over parking spot – (The Jerusalem Post)
The shooting victim was gunned down in front of his wife and children.

Recent Match Report – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI 2019, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Parents are fretting getting ready for back to school; Baskin-Robbins has a new treat even more people can eat – (Fox News)
Morning Business Outlook: A new survey finds 4 in 10 parents feel pressured to overspend on school supplies; Baskin-Robbins is launching two vegan ice cream flavors.

Markham, Ont. man, 23, charged with 4 counts of first-degree murder | CBC News – (CBC News)
A 23-year-old man has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder after the bodies of three women and one man were found in a home in Markham, Ont., York Regional Police say.

Five years of heartbreak: Sam Meyiwa’s fight to the death to get justice for Senzo – (News24)
Sam Meyiwa died on Monday morning from a second stroke following his first one in August 2018.

3 dead, including a 6-year-old boy, and 15 wounded: What we know about Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting – (USA Today)
A gunman opened fire at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday killing three people and injuring 15 others. Here’s what we know.

Order Starbucks AND McDonald’s, Then We’ll Guess Your Boob Size – (Buzzfeed)
BOOBS!

7/29: CBSN AM – (CBS News)
At least 3 dead, 15 injured in Gilroy, California. Gunman killed after attacking popular garlic festival about 80 miles southeast of San Francisco. FDA approves machine to help heart failure patients.

Term Sheet —— July 29 – (Fortune)
DST Global led the round, and was joined by investors including Ribbit Capital, NEA, Sequoia, and Thrive Capital.

Watch live: Trump signs bill to extend 9/11 victims funding – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday will sign legislation to extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in an event at the White House.The White House said last week that the president will be joined by first responders and survivors of the Sept. 11, 20…

Arsenal transfer EXCLUSIVE: Gunners will be ‘in for a treat’ with £72m signing Nicolas Pepe, says Lille team – (TalkSport)

Boris Johnson holds Brexit talks with Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland – (Daily Mail)
Boris Johnson was shown around the famous site as he kicks off a UK tour that will also see him visit Wales and Northern Ireland this week.

Anne Hathaway Opened Up About Her “Painful” Experiences With Infertility – (Buzzfeed)
“It’s wonderful that we celebrate the happy moment when it’s ready to share.”

Research links widely-used drugs to a higher risk of dementia – (CBS News)
A recent study found some common drugs could increase the risk of dementia or dementia-like symptoms. The study discovered a nearly 50% increase in odds of dementia in people 55 and older who took anticholinergic medications. That type of drug is used to trea…

Trump steps up attack on black lawmaker, calls him ‘racist’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading…

Man, 23, faces four charges of first-degree murder in Markham – (Google News (Canada))
A 23-year-old man is charged after four people were found murdered in a home in Markham on Sunday.Emergency crews were called to the home on Castlemore Ave. near Mingay Ave. just before 3 p.m. for …

Trump signs 9/11 first responders bill – (CBS News)
The bill will provides funding to care for the surviving first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks for the rest of their lives

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All about Trump

Watch live: Trump signs bill to extend 9/11 victims funding – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday will sign legislation to extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in an event at the White House.The White House said last week that the president will be joined by first responders and survivors of the Sept. 11, 20…

Trump steps up attack on black lawmaker, calls him ‘racist’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading…

Trump signs 9/11 first responders bill – (CBS News)
The bill will provides funding to care for the surviving first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks for the rest of their lives

Rush Limbaugh on Baltimore: Trump speaking ‘absolute truth’ that’s not supposed to be said about Dem-run ci… – (Fox News)
Radio host Rush Limbaugh said President Trump is speaking the  “absolute truth” about problems in the city of Baltimore under Democrat-led administrations.

‘I promise you, you’re wrong’: Fox News’ Wallace shuts down Mulvaney claim Mueller vindicated Trump – (USA Today)
“The record will show what it shows. I promise you, you’re wrong,” Wallace said after Mulvaney claimed Mueller had cleared Trump of obstruction.

‘It’s breaking my heart’: How Greenville, N.C. is wrestling with the fallout of Donald Trump’s rally – (USA Today)
The growing city of Greenville, N.C. is struggling to come to terms with the “send her back” chants that erupted at Donald Trump’s rally.

Trump Calls Cummings ‘Racist,’ Sharpton ‘Con Man,’ and Defends Baltimore District Comments – (Fortune)
Trump said his weekend comments referring to Rep. Elijah Cummings’ majority-black Baltimore district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live” were not racist.

Trump rejects racism charge, throws it at black lawmaker – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump on Sunday said disparaging comments he made about a prominent African-American lawmaker and his Baltimore district were not racist and, without citing any evidence for his claim, he called the congressman a racist.

Ratcliffe tapped to replace Coats as U.S. spy chief – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a recent congressional hearing, to replace Dan Coats as the U.S. spy chief.

The Absurdity of Chasing a ‘Better Agreement’ – (The American Conservative)
Iran doesn’t have “nuclear arms ambitions,” and by asserting that they do Kempe is endorsing the Trump administration’s false claims.

Trump says Sanders should be labeled a racist for remarks on Baltimore | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Monday seized on years-old comments from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) comp…

Trump Goes After Al Sharpton Following Racist Attacks On Elijah Cummings, Baltimore – (The Huffington Post)
Civil rights leader Al Sharpton said Sunday he was planning to go to Baltimore after the president’s series of racist attacks.

Trump says Coats is out as national intelligence director – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, is resigning after a turbulent two years in which he and President Donald Trump were often at odds over Russian interference in the…

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank defends Baltimore in an Instagram video – (CNN)
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is defending his company’s hometown after President Donald Trump attacked Democrat Elijah Cummings, whose congressional district includes Baltimore, and criticized the city.

Trump blasts ‘con man’ Al Sharpton, as feud with Dems over Baltimore heats up – (Fox News)
After Al Sharpton tweeted Sunday night that he was headed to Baltimore, on his way there to speak out against President Trump’s recent remarks about the city, Trump responded with a loaded tweet of his own, recalling some of the history between the two men.

Trump keeps up fight with black community by launching feud with Sharpton – (CNN)
President Donald Trump launched a feud with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, escalating a series of attacks on prominent black leaders and minority progressives.

Trump, Al Sharpton trade shots on Twitter – (NBC News)
President Donald Trump began his Monday morning tweeting at Rev. Al Sharpton, claiming he “hates whites.”

Trump denies new accusations of racism – (BBC News)
The president is criticised after calling a mostly-black district a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess”.

Wokeness Driving Gay Southern Liberal Trumpward – (The American Conservative)
He’s afraid the SJWs intend ‘to destroy scientific, philosophical and ethical rationality’

Trump Lashes Out at Al Sharpton, Saying He ‘Hates Whites’ – (The New York Times)
President Trump extended his attacks on critics of color with an early-morning Twitter blast calling Mr. Sharpton “a con man” and “a troublemaker.”

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