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2019-10-06

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Lawyer: 2nd Trump whistleblower spoke to inspector general – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second whistleblower has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog and has information that backs the original whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald…

Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80 – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, died Sunday at age 80, his family said.Baker wielded his…

We can do a Brexit deal if EU is willing – Johnson – (BBC News)
Boris Johnson says he has growing support from MPs for his Brexit plan ahead of further EU talks.

Aide: Perry pushed Trump for Ukraine call, for energy issues – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry encouraged President Donald Trump to speak to Ukraine’s president — but on energy and economic issues, Perry’s spokeswoman said Sunday, addressing…

Police look for 2 men in Kansas bar shooting that killed 4 – (Associated Press)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier…

Four killed, five wounded in shooting at Kansas bar – (Reuters)
Four people were killed and five wounded in Kansas early on Sunday when one or two suspects opened fire inside a Kansas City bar, and police were hunting for the shooters, local authorities said.

Pompeo not complying with impeachment probe subpoena: lawmaker – (Reuters)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has not yet come into compliance with a subpoena for documents in the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment probe, a top Democrat helping to lead the inquiry said on Sunday.

Second Trump whistle-blower on Ukraine comes forward: Lawyer – (Al Jazeera English)
Official has information backing original whistle-blower’s complaint about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, lawyer says.

UK could be flexible on details of Northern Ireland veto, customs plan – (Reuters)
Britain is open to some flexibility on the proposed mechanism that would allow lawmakers in post-Brexit Northern Ireland to decide whether the British province remains in regulatory alignment with the European Union, its Brexit minister said.

Controversy stalks Nobel Peace, Literature prizes – (Associated Press)
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science.The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the…

North Korea doubts U.S. will have alternative plans inside two weeks – (Reuters)
North Korea said on Sunday there was no way the United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks to a meeting proposed by Stockholm in two weeks after weekend negotiations in Sweden broke down.

Chinese soldiers in Hong Kong warn protesters as emergency rules fail to quell unrest – (Reuters)
Chinese soldiers issued a warning to Hong Kong protesters on Sunday who shone lasers at their barracks in the city, in the first direct interaction with mainland military forces in four months of anti-government demonstrations.

Protests, clashes as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails – (Associated Press)
HONG KONG (AP) — Furiously yelling “Wearing a mask is not a crime,” tens of thousands of masked protesters hit Hong Kong’s rain-drenched streets Sunday in defiance of a new ban on facial…

Gay, transgender rights in spotlight as U.S. Supreme Court returns – (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new term this week, with a major dispute on tap over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that bars sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees.

Iranian Instagram star arrested for blasphemy – (BBC News)
Sahar Tabar became famous through her shocking posts, but most pictures had been heavily edited.

Second whistleblower emerges in Trump inquiry – (BBC News)
A second whistleblower has come forward in the Trump-Ukraine inquiry, lawyers tell US media.

Second whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine scandal comes forward: lawyer – (Reuters)
A second whistleblower, with first-hand knowledge of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, has spoken with the intelligence community’s internal watchdog, the lawyer representing the official said on Sunday.

US researchers on front line of battle against Chinese theft – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. warned allies around the world that Chinese tech giant Huawei was a security threat, the FBI was making the same point quietly to a Midwestern university.In an…

Kansas City Shooting: 4 Killed and 5 Others Wounded at Bar – (The New York Times)
The attacker opened fire at a small bar in Kansas overnight Sunday, the police said. The motive was not clear and a search for the assailant was underway.

China’s military warns protesters they may be arrested for targeting Hong Kong barracks with laser light – (Reuters)
China’s Hong Kong military garrison warned protesters on Sunday they could be arrested for targeting its barracks in the city with laser lights.

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From various sources

U.S. pharma companies pay Mexicans for blood plasma amid risky conditions – (The Jerusalem Post)
The donors are lured to the US with Facebook ads and flyers promising cash rewards.

Merkel’s gov’t says Iran’s call to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ not antisemi – (The Jerusalem Post)
Wiesenthal Center and NGO Monitor slam Germany for ignoring Iran’s genocidal antisemitism.

Second whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine scandal comes forward – (The Jerusalem Post)
Lawyer Mark Zaid said the person has first-hand knowledge of some of the allegations involving the first whistleblower complaint, which triggered impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Iranian media calls on Iraqis to takeover U.S. embassy amid protests – (The Jerusalem Post)
Iranian media has blamed the United States and Saudi Arabia for inciting anti-Iranian protests in Iraq.

Can We Guess If You’re In Love Or Not Based On The Pictures You Choose? – (Buzzfeed)
Yes or no?

Has the CPL become too predictable? – (ESPN Cric Info)
Deiva Muthu joins Srinath and Gaurav to chat on the goings-on in the Caribbean, why Trinbago and Guyana keep dominating every year, and whom IPL franchises might be looking at

Elton John writes Queen Elizabeth slapped her nephew across the face in front of him in new book – (Fox News)
Elton John is dishing on Queen Elizabeth in his new book.

Robert Kraft names new exec. director of Foundation To Combat Anti-Semiti – (The Jerusalem Post)
Rachel Fish announced as founding executive director beginning October 7.

Sen. Susan Collins condemns Trump’s call for China to investigate Bidens – (Axios)
“I thought the president made a big mistake,” the Republican senator said.

Tax-return whistleblower in spotlight amid impeachment fight | TheHill – (The Hill)
A whistleblower allegation about possible misconduct in the IRS presidential tax-return audit program is receiving new attention amid House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Projected lineups, starting goalies for today – (NHL News)
NHL.com identifies daily projected lineups and starting goalies. Set your fantasy hockey rosters accordingly.

Princess Bea invites fiance’s ex to her wedding and wants love rival’s little boy to be best man – (Daily Mail)
Beatrice’s husband-to-be, Italian property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, was previously engaged to Dara Huang and the pair have a two-year-old son, Wolfie.

Build An All-Black Aesthetic And We’ll Reveal Your Sexiest Quality – (Buzzfeed)
All black but make it sexy.

Nissan’s board in civil war over carmaker’s next leader – (Financial Times)
Internal factions wrestle for control of Japanese company

Open: This is “Face the Nation,” October 6 – (CBS News)
This week on “Face the Nation,” Margaret Brennan talks to Representatives Eliot Engel and Jim Himes, and Senator Roy Blunt. Plus, a closer look at impeachment with Bob Woodward and Peter Baker.

Newcastle vs Man Utd live score and latest goal updates – (Mirror)
Follow all the action from the Premier League encounter at St. James’ Park. Kick-off is at 4:30pm (UK).

Trump: ‘Fake News’ pulling out ‘all the stops’ to protect Biden, son | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Sunday accused the news media of pulling “out all stops” to protect former Vic…

Lawyer: 2nd Trump whistleblower spoke to inspector general – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second whistleblower has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog and has information that backs the original whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald…

Teachers suspended after unsupervised toddlers escape preschool, wander into traffic – (USA Today)
A woman reported seeing a group of toddlers wandering the streets near Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool in Gilbert Friday morning.

Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80 – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, died Sunday at age 80, his family said.Baker wielded his…

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All about Trump

Second whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine scandal comes forward – (The Jerusalem Post)
Lawyer Mark Zaid said the person has first-hand knowledge of some of the allegations involving the first whistleblower complaint, which triggered impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Sen. Susan Collins condemns Trump’s call for China to investigate Bidens – (Axios)
“I thought the president made a big mistake,” the Republican senator said.

Tax-return whistleblower in spotlight amid impeachment fight | TheHill – (The Hill)
A whistleblower allegation about possible misconduct in the IRS presidential tax-return audit program is receiving new attention amid House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Trump: ‘Fake News’ pulling out ‘all the stops’ to protect Biden, son | TheHill – (The Hill)
President Trump on Sunday accused the news media of pulling “out all stops” to protect former Vic…

Lawyer: 2nd Trump whistleblower spoke to inspector general – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second whistleblower has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog and has information that backs the original whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald…

Second whistleblower ‘backs’ complaint behind Trump impeachment probe – (Metro)
The second source reportedly has ‘first-hand knowledge’ supporting the original claim.

Second Trump whistleblower with ‘firsthand knowledge’ on Ukraine has spoken to watchdog – (ABC News (AU))
US President Donald Trump denies wrongdoing, but lawyer says someone else knows what happened.

North Korea calls U.S. position in denuclearization talks “sickening” – (Axios)
North Korea set an end-of-year deadline for the Trump administration to change its attitude.

NBC’s Chuck Todd Slams Sen. Ron Johnson For Pushing Fox News ‘Propaganda’ – (The Huffington Post)
The “Meet The Press” host accused the Republican lawmaker of evading his questions to “make Donald Trump feel better.”

New whistleblower emerges in Trump’s Ukraine scandal – (Financial Times)
Attorney says client has first-hand knowledge of allegations surrounding disputed phone call

Blunt says not to take Trump’s request for Biden probes seriously – (CBS News)
Top Republican Senator Roy Blunt talks about the ongoing whistleblower controversy riling the White House and the president’s comments on investigating former Vice President Joe Biden.

Aide: Perry pushed Trump for Ukraine call, for energy issues – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry encouraged President Donald Trump to speak to Ukraine’s president — but on energy and economic issues, Perry’s spokeswoman said Sunday, addressing…

“Multiple whistleblowers” emerge in Trump-Ukraine case, lawyers Andrew Bakaj and Mark Zaid say – (CBS News)
“I can confirm that my firm and my team represent multiple whistleblowers,” lawyer Andrew Bakaj said

The Week in Washington: Ukraine probe reveals cracks in White House – (CBS News)
From President Trump attacking his critics over 160 times this week on impeachment to text messages revealing a coordinated effort by the administration to pressure Ukraine, this is the week that was in Washington.

Second whistleblower on Trump-Ukraine call, reportedly with firsthand knowledge, to come forward – (USA Today)
A second whistleblower “in connection to” the call between Trump and Zelensky, will be coming forward, according to that person’s attorney.

Public support for Trump’s impeachment is higher than it was for Nixon and Clinton – (Axios)
A majority of the public didn’t support impeaching Nixon until a few weeks before he resigned.

GOP Rep. Chris Stewart dismisses second whistleblower: ‘Why should I care?’ – (Google News)
Members of the House Intelligence Committee from both parties reacted to the news that there a second whistleblower with knowledge pertaining to President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Tapper examines how history will judge today’s GOP – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Jake Tapper takes a look at how lawmakers’ legacies live on based on their responses to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, and how history will see Republicans in the era of President Trump.

Second Trump whistle-blower on Ukraine comes forward: Lawyer – (Al Jazeera English)
Official has information backing original whistle-blower’s complaint about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, lawyer says.

NBC’s Chuck Todd Unhinged — To GOP Sen. Johnson: Stop ‘Trying to Make Donald Trump Feel Better!’ | Breitbart – (Breitbart News)
On this Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) had a heated interview with anchor Chuck Todd. | Clips

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