2019-08-10

Headlines:

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

‘Unity’ march set for El Paso week after mass shooting – (Associated Press)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Latino groups say they’ll march through the Texas border city of El Paso a week after a mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman targeting…

U.S. service member killed in Iraq -coalition statement – (Reuters)
A United States service member advising Iraqi security forces on a mission was killed on Saturday in the northern Nineveh province, the U.S.-led international coalition fighting Islamic State said in a statement.

Car bomb explodes in Libya’s Benghazi killing two U.N. staff: medics – (Reuters)
A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed two United Nations’ staff on Saturday, several medical sources said.The U.N. is trying to broker a truce in the capital Tripoli, where the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a s…

Disgraced U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail: source – (Reuters)
U.S. billionaire Jeffrey Epstein took his own life overnight in a lower Manhattan jail cell where he was being held without bail on federal sex-trafficking charges, a source said on Saturday.

Trump-McConnell 2020? Senate head sets himself up as wingman – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not quite “Trump-McConnell 2020,” but it might as well be.As he runs for reelection, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is positioning himself as the president’s…

Southern Yemen separatists seize government camps in Aden – (Reuters)
Yemen’s southern separatists took control of all government military camps in Aden on Saturday, officials said, after four days of clashes between nominal allies who have turned on each other, complicating U.N. efforts to end the four-year war.

Yemen government says southern separatists staged coup in Aden – (Reuters)
The Saudi-backed Yemeni government accused southern separatists of staging a coup in Aden after their fighters took over all military camps in the southern port city, seat of the internationally recognized government, on Saturday.

Death toll rises to 95 in India monsoon floods – (BBC News)
Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuated amid flooding in southern and western India, reports say.

Jeffrey Epstein commits suicide in prison, say US media – (Al Jazeera English)
US financier was facing 45 years in prison on charges of trafficking underage girls for sex.

Source: Jeffrey Epstein dies by suicide while awaiting trial – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, a former law enforcement official said Saturday.He was found in his…

NKorea fires 2 missiles into sea in likely protest of drills – (Associated Press)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday extended a recent streak of weapons displays by firing what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, according to South…

In Carter’s home county, voting rights case tests democracy – (Associated Press)
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter’s hometown makes a point of celebrating democracy. American flags wave outside stores selling old campaign buttons and vintage political posters,…

Hong Kong police fire tear gas during cat-and-mouse encounters – (Reuters)
Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters on Saturday – sending tourists fleeing weeping in Kowloon – only for demonstrators to regroup and gather elsewhere during another tense, hot and restive weekend.

Cathay Pacific suspends pilot arrested in Hong Kong protests – (Reuters)
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd <0293.HK> said on Saturday it had suspended a pilot arrested during anti-government protests in Hong Kong and that “overly radical” staff would be barred from crewing flights to the mainland.

Biden is the Democrat to beat; rivals see signs of weakness – (Associated Press)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a barn down a gravel road in Iowa, Joe Biden tore into President Donald Trump’s moral character, declaring in one of the fiercest speeches of his campaign that the words…

Richard Gere, Italy’s Salvini clash over migrant ship – (Reuters)
Hollywood star Richard Gere on Saturday urged the Italian government to stop “demonising people” and instead help migrants who have been stranded on a Spanish charity boat in the Mediterranean for more than a week.

Kashmir police open fire on demonstrators – (BBC News)
Thousands of people took to the streets in Srinagar after Friday prayers.

Southern Yemen separatists seize government camps in Aden – (Al Jazeera English)
Security Belt forces seize all government camps in port city and are surrounding the presidential palace, officials say.

Trump: Kim wants to meet again, apologized for missile tests – (Associated Press)
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wants to meet once again to “start negotiations” after joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises…

Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide at Manhattan Jail – (The New York Times)
Mr. Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges last month, hanged himself and his body was found this morning.

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From various sources

Reporter under fire comparing Israel’s human right’s record to Egypt’s – (The Jerusalem Post)
Jennifer Lopez defies BDS calls in Israel and Egypt.

Three Belgian women flee Morocco after receiving decapitation threats – (The Jerusalem Post)
Images of the volunteers working at the construction site prompted the outrage, the death threat as well as a criticism from a Moroccan politician.

Houti family member killed: was it Israel or a family feud? – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Houthi movement blames the killing on ‘hands affiliated with the U.S.-Israeli aggression’; others argue it’s an inside job.

Hamas distances itself from terror attack, wants to keep Israel truce – (The Jerusalem Post)
This was the second time in the past 10 days that Hamas had distanced itself from a terror attack along the Gaza-Israel border.

Jeffrey Epstein commits suicide – (The Jerusalem Post)

Sarah Silverman shares video of Florida pastor calling her ‘God-hating whore of Zionism’ – (The Washington Times)
The Washington Times delivers breaking news and commentary on the issues that affect the future of our nation.

What Does a Coder Do If They Can’t Type? | Objective Funk – (Hacker News)
In August of 2015, my hands stopped working. I could still control them, but every movement accumulated more pain, so every motion came with a cost: getting dressed in the morning, sending a text, lifting a glass. I was interning at Google that summer about t…

2020 presidential candidate John Hickenlooper on the death of Jeffrey Epstein – (Fox News)
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper weighs in on the death of accused sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein.

McConnell campaign Twitter account unlocked – (Fox News)
Trump 2020 campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh says that the campaign has not yet turned back on their Twitter ads because of the social media site’s long history of anti-conservative bias.

Hashim Amla’s greatest hits – (ESPN Cric Info)
South Africa news | Hashim Amla’s greatest hits | Photo Gallery | ESPN Cricinfo

I’ve Had Invisalign For Two Years And Here’s Everything I’ve Learned – (Buzzfeed)
Rubber bands. Rubber bands everywhere.

‘Unity’ march set for El Paso week after mass shooting – (Associated Press)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Latino groups say they’ll march through the Texas border city of El Paso a week after a mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman targeting…

Trump says Kim Jong Un wants to meet after U.S./South Korea military exercises conclude – (CBS News)
Trump said that Kim sent him a letter asking to meet and giving a “small apology” for testing short range missiles

U.S. service member killed in Iraq -coalition statement – (Reuters)
A United States service member advising Iraqi security forces on a mission was killed on Saturday in the northern Nineveh province, the U.S.-led international coalition fighting Islamic State said in a statement.

Democrat calls for congressional investigation into Epstein death | TheHill – (The Hill)
Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) on Saturday called for a congressional investigation into the death of…

Car bomb explodes in Libya’s Benghazi killing two U.N. staff: medics – (Reuters)
A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed two United Nations’ staff on Saturday, several medical sources said.The U.N. is trying to broker a truce in the capital Tripoli, where the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a s…

CEO accuses Jeffrey Epstein of misappropriating money – CNN Video – (CNN)
L Brands CEO Leslie Wexner is accusing multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein of misappropriating “vast sums of money” from him and his family, according to a letter to Wexner Foundation members. CNN’s Paul La Monica reports.

Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail, officials say – CNN Video – (CNN)
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead at the federal facility in New York where he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, officials say.

LIVE RWC warm-up: Ireland 29 Italy 10 – (The Irish Times)
Ireland lose Joey Carbery to injury in World Cup warm-up win over Italy

Miriam Rivera, first transgender reality TV star, dead at 38 – (Fox News)
Miriam Rivera, the first openly transgender reality TV star, died on February 5 in Mexico.

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All about Trump

McConnell campaign Twitter account unlocked – (Fox News)
Trump 2020 campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh says that the campaign has not yet turned back on their Twitter ads because of the social media site’s long history of anti-conservative bias.

Trump says Kim Jong Un wants to meet after U.S./South Korea military exercises conclude – (CBS News)
Trump said that Kim sent him a letter asking to meet and giving a “small apology” for testing short range missiles

Trump-McConnell 2020? Senate head sets himself up as wingman – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not quite “Trump-McConnell 2020,” but it might as well be.As he runs for reelection, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is positioning himself as the president’s…

Biden is the Democrat to beat; rivals see signs of weakness – (Associated Press)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a barn down a gravel road in Iowa, Joe Biden tore into President Donald Trump’s moral character, declaring in one of the fiercest speeches of his campaign that the words…

Trump says Kim will stop short-range missile tests when US-South Korean drills end – (CNBC)
Trump also said that Kim stated he would like to start negotiations as soon as the exercises are over.

Jeffrey Epstein’s downfall and the crumbling of America’s elites – (NBC News)
Jeffrey Epstein, Trump, Harvey Weinstein and Elizabeth Holmes all highlight the crumbling of America’s elites

Trump says he looks forward to seeing Kim Jong Un ‘in the not too distant future’ – (Google News (Canada))
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he looks forward to seeing North Korean’s Kim Jong Un “in the not too distant future,” but did not give any details about progress toward another meeting between the two leaders.

Trump: Kim wants to meet again, apologized for missile tests – (Associated Press)
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wants to meet once again to “start negotiations” after joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises…

What to expect from 2020 Democrats ahead of the third debate – (CBS News)
Gabriel Debenedetti, national correspondent for New York magazine, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the major issues that will influence the 2020 election, President Trump’s stance on background checks, and what to expect ahead of the third Democratic deba…

Trump backs “meaningful” background checks in wake of mass shootings – (CBS News)
President Trump says he supports “meaningful” background checks on gun purchases in the wake of last week’s mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. The move may bring him into conflict with the NRA, which continues to oppose background checks. The president mad…

The Week Trump and Xi Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Trade War—CEO Daily – (Fortune)
The Sino-Saturday edition of Fortune’s CEO Daily

Donald Trump says he’s looking forward to another meeting with Kim Jong Un following missile tests – (USA Today)
Trump, who is spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf club, did not suggest a date for another meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Donald Trump says he’s looking forward to another meeting with Kim Jong Un following missile tests – (Google News)
Trump, who is spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf club, did not suggest a date for another meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Is Beating Trump the Best Democrats Can Hope to Achieve in 2020? – (New York Magazine)
Maybe electability is the only candidate quality that matters if Democrats can’t figure out a way to enact their agenda.

Trump: Kim says ready to restart talks when U.S.-South Korea joint drills end – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un told him North Korea was ready to resume talks on its nuclear and missile program as soon as U.S.-South Korea military exercises ended.

Scenes from Iowa’s rowdy, anti-Trump Wing Ding – (Google News)
In a shift, Democrats train their attacks on the president, not each other.

Donald Trump Rants Real Rival Isn’t ‘Easy’ Democrats But The ‘Lamestream Media’ – (The Huffington Post)
“They have gone totally CRAZY!” the president whined on Twitter to begin the weekend.

Trump says he’ll meet with Kim Jong Un on denuclearization in the ‘not too distant future’ | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump said Saturday that he plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “in the…

White Supremacy Is A Worldwide Crisis ― And The U.S. Can Learn From Abroad – (The Huffington Post)
As other Western democracies take steps to prevent violent far-right extremism, the Trump administration is moving backward.

Bill Maher finds ally in NBC News’ Richard Engel in ‘hoping’ US economy slides to oust Trump – (Fox News)
NBC News correspondent Richard Engel was the lone voice to side with “Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday night, after the comedian reiterated his “hopes” that a U.S. economic recession would help block President Trump’s reelection in 2020.

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