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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO WASHINGTON? Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together; Moscow says it’s ‘open’ to the invite. 2. WHO WANTS TRUMP TRANSLATOR TO EMERGE FROM SHADOWS Democrats want President Donald […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP WALKS BACK POSITION ON US INTELLIGENCE The U.S. president contends his summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin was a “great success” and backs off earlier remarks undermining U.S. intelligence agencies. 2. TRUMP TAKES ‘AMERICA FIRST’ TO UNSEEN LEVELS The president’s tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHO’S FEELING THE HEAT AFTER HELSINKI SUMMIT Trump’s extraordinary performance alongside his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin fuels criticism of his presidency from both right and left. 2. RUSSIANS PRAISE PUTIN, PITY TRUMP While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Finnish summit, the Russian president came home to universal praise. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP-PUTIN READY FOR ONE-ON-ONE SUMMIT The meeting in Finland is playing out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in the probe into Russian election meddling and fears in some quarters that Moscow’s aggression may go unpunished. 2. HOW TRUMP SAYS MONARCH CHARACTERIZED BREXIT The president tells a British interviewer that […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP BRINGS HIS CHAOTIC ROAD SHOW TO BRITAIN President Donald Trump is dishing up a fresh dose of chaos in England, blasting his hosts over Brexit strategy, immigration and terror attacks, after he left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels. 2. HEARING ON RUSSIA PROBE DEVOLVES INTO SHOUTING MATCH An embattled FBI agent […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MORE TOUGH RHETORIC FROM TRUMP The president says the U.S. commitment to NATO “remains very strong” despite reports that he threatened to pull out in a dispute over defense spending. 2. FEDS REVISITING EMMETT TILL CASE The government reopens its investigation into the slaying of the black teen whose brutal killing in Mississippi helped […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. NATO SUMMIT OFF TO ROCKY START A testy exchange between Trump and NATO’s secretary general, with the president claiming “Germany is captive to Russia” over a pipeline project, kicks off what’s expected to be a fraught gathering of the alliance’s 29 members. 2. AFTER ORDEAL, RESCUED TEAMMATES SURPRISINGLY FIT The soccer teammates rescued from […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. LATEST UK POISONING LIKELY NOT DELIBERATE Officials say they suspect a British couple in their 40s was not directly targeted but sickened as a consequence of the previous attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter. 2. WHO IS VIKTOR VEKSELBERG The sanctioned Russian oligarch linked to Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP BEGINS INTERVIEWING SUPREME COURT CANDIDATES The president’s choice has the potential to be part of precedent-shattering decisions on abortion, health care, gay marriage and other issues. 2. HOW THAI CAVE VICTIMS ARE FARING The 12 boys and soccer coach found in a partially flooded complex after 10 days are mostly in stable condition […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. LEFTIST WINS BIG IN MEXICO ELECTION Angry and frustrated over corruption and violence, voters elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, giving him a mandate to upend the political establishment and govern for the poor. 2. TODDLER’S BIRTHDAY PARTY HIT BY VIOLENCE IN IDAHO Several refugee families, who escaped danger in their homelands, were enjoying a […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. JUSTICE’S RETIREMENT SHAKES UP BELTWAY Anthony Kennedy’s exit is setting off a confirmation battle for Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisanship and impact midterm elections. 2. HOW FAMILY SEPARATION FOR IMMIGRANTS MAY AFFECT KIDS’ BRAINS Severe early adversity may cause brain changes and “toxic stress,” resulting in lasting […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT A JUDGE IN CALIFORNIA ORDERED That U.S. border authorities reunite separated families within 30 days, and if children are younger than 5, they must be reunified within 14 days. 2. ‘WE’RE READY TODAY’ The chief executive of the nation’s largest shelters for migrant youths tells AP he’s “ready now” to start reuniting hundreds […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT REUNITING FAMILIES Foster care advocates say the government won’t likely be able to reunite thousands of children separated from parents who crossed the border illegally. 2. WHERE TRUMP IS FOCUSING Voters weigh in on candidates in seven states, but the contest that matters most to the president is South […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. FIRST BLOWBACK, THEN A SUDDEN REVERSAL Trump’s about-face on separating immigrant families comes after mushrooming outrage and pressure from all corners. 2. YOUNG IMMIGRANTS DETAINED IN VIRGINIA CENTER ALLEGE ABUSE A lawsuit claims dozens of immigrant children were housed in prison-like conditions at a juvenile detention facility, beaten by guards and some left nude […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SEARCH ON FOR MIGRANT-KIDS FIX Trump and Republican lawmakers struggle to find a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings. 2. WHAT’S ALARMING CHILD WELFARE EXPERTS There are ways to minimize the trauma of family separations — but authorities overseeing the situation at the Mexican border aren’t using […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP UNAPOLOGETIC ON IMMIGRATION The president defends his administration’s border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. 2. TRADE TENSIONS RAMP UP Trump directs the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO ‘HATES TO SEE CHILDREN SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES’ Through a spokeswoman, Melania Trump comments on immigration issues, saying she “believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.” 2. WESTERN JAPAN QUAKE CAUSES DEATH AND INJURY Three are killed and scores injured in […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHY ‘LOCAL’ FISH ISN’T ALWAYS LOCAL An Associated Press investigation finds that a leading sustainable seafood distributor who promised wild-caught, domestic fish has been duping chefs across the U.S. 2. TRUMP ON NORTH KOREA CLAIM RAISES EYEBROWS President Donald Trump declared that his summit with Kim Jong Un ended any nuclear threat, though the […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. KIM, TRUMP GARNER CONTRASTING REACTIONS AFTER SUMMIT In Pyongyang, the North Korean autocrat was lavished with state media’s enthusiastic claims of a victorious meeting with Trump, who in turn faced questions about whether he gave away too much. 2. HOW TRUMP FACTORED IN SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of the […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. EXCITEMENT HIGH, EXPECTATIONS LOWER FOR TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT As President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un head into their historic meeting, Trump announced plans to leave early, raising questions about his aspirations for an ambitious outcome. 2. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE KIM-TRUMP SUMMIT What the White House initially portrayed as a summit […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP OPTIMISTIC AMID FINAL KIM SUMMIT PREP The U.S. president forecasts a “nice” outcome from his historic and unprecedented meeting with the North Korean leader. 2. WHERE THEY JUST OFFICIALLY HEARD ABOUT SUMMIT North Koreans got their first big dose of news from Singapore as state media announces their leader would be meeting Trump […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO’S EXHIBITING HIS USUAL BRAVADO Heading into his North Korea summit, Trump says “attitude” is more important than preparation as he looks to negotiate an accord with Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. 2. IN US, SOBERING DATA ON SUICIDES Suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016, a […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ANALYSIS: HUD PLAN WOULD RAISE RENTS FOR POOR BY 20 PERCENT Housing Secretary Ben Carson says the proposal would put recipients of assistance on a path toward stability, but advocates say it would lead to increased homelessness. 2. HOUSE GOP PRESSING FOR IMMIGRATION PACT House leaders are seeking consensus on the issue, racing the […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. CALIFORNIA TOPS LIST AS MIDTERM MATCHUPS FORM With the possibility of a blue wave on the horizon, primaries in eight states will test voter enthusiasm, candidate quality and Trump’s influence. 2. EX-TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIR ACCUSED OF WITNESS TAMPERING Prosecutors say that while he was under house arrest, Paul Manafort attempted to get two witnesses […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘VOLCANO OF FIRE’ ERUPTS IN GUATEMALA The eruption in the Central American country sends lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 as ash impedes rescue efforts. 2. WHAT GIULIANI IS SAYING ABOUT RUSSIA PROBE One of Trump’s lawyers plays down the chance president would pardon himself, saying that would invite impeachment proceedings […]

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