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10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOD FESTIVAL TURNS DEADLY Four killed, including the suspected gunman, and at least 15 wounded at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. 2. ACCUSED PRIESTS RECEIVE HELP FROM NONPROFIT A nonprofit group called Opus Bono Sacerdotii has for nearly two decades provided money, shelter, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHAT WILL TEST DEMOCRATS IN 2020 The upcoming presidential campaign will determine whether they can ever again rely on the multiracial coalition that helped propel Barack Obama to the White House twice. 2. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ISSUE A WEAKNESS FOR DEMOCRATS Now that the U.S. government has reinstated the death penalty, the party is more […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER MUELLER HEARINGS Democrats have multiple investigations of Trump underway that don’t require cooperation from the White House or the Justice Department. 2. PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR TO STEP DOWN Ricardo Rosselló will resign Aug. 2, conceding power after furious protests touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MUELLER TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT RUSSIA PROBE HEARINGS The back-to-back Capitol Hill appearances promise the extraordinary spectacle of the former special counsel discussing a criminal investigation he conducted into a sitting U.S. president. 2. BORIS JOHNSON FACES A DEEPLY DIVIDED COUNTRY Britain’s next prime minister will have just over three months to make […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BORIS JOHNSON TO BECOME BRITAIN’S NEXT PRIME MINISTER The Brexit hardliner replaces Theresa May and is tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union “come what may.” 2. HOW CONGRESS VIEWS BUDGET DEAL Republicans point to the $1.37 trillion agreement’s call for large increases in military spending while […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. UNPOPULAR LEADER FACES PEOPLE’S WRATH Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. 2. WHAT TO EXPECT AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP ATTACKS LAWMAKERS AGAIN IN NORTH CAROLINA He turns a campaign rally into a dissection of four Democratic congresswomen of color, deriding their liberal views and repeating that they leave the country, prompting the crowd to chant “Send her back!” 2. WHAT TRUMP IS LEANING ON TO WIN IN 2020 The president places racial […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. HOUSE VOTE CONDEMNS TRUMP’S TWEETS The Democratic-led U.S. House votes to denounce Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by the president’s GOP congressional allies. 2. HOW ELECTORATE VIEWS TRUMP’S TWEETS Democrats mainly found the president’s willingness to lodge racial attacks appalling and unforgiveable. For many others, particularly Trump supporters, the […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TARGETED LAWMAKERS FIGHT BACK Four Democratic congresswomen of color fire back at Trump for tweets widely denounced as racist, condemning what they call “xenophobic bigoted remarks” and renewing calls for impeachment proceedings. 2. HOW AMERICANS VIEW RACE RELATIONS They consider it to be generally bad in the United States — and say Trump has […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TROPICAL STORM LASHES SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Barry’s wind and rain start to lash Louisiana as New Orleans and coastal communities brace for a drenching from what’s expected to be the first hurricane of the season. 2. PRESIDENT ABANDONS BID TO INCLUDE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ON CENSUS Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. UK: IRANIAN VESSELS TRIED TO BLOCK BRITISH SHIP IN THE GULF Britain say three Iranian vessels unsuccessfully tried to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel through the Strait of Hormuz; Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations. 2. WHO IS DEFENDING EPSTEIN DEAL Labor Secretary Alex Acosta stood by his handling of a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. CABINET MEMBER UNDER FIRE AS EPSTEIN CASE REAPPRAISED President Trump said he would be looking “very closely” at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. But he also praised Acosta’s performance on the job and saying he felt “very badly” for him. 2. DEMS STRUGGLING […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. DIFFERING VIEWS ON APPLYING JUSTICE Two of the largest U.S. attorneys’ offices came to vastly different conclusions about what to do with financier Jeffrey Epstein over allegations he sexually molested dozens of underage girls. 2. WHERE A LEADER’S PLEDGE FAILS TO IMPRESS Hong Kong protesters opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. REPORTS: TEHRAN ENRICHING ABOVE DEAL’S LIMIT Semi-official media in Iran is quoting the country’s nuclear agency spokesman as saying Tehran is now enriching uranium to 4.5%. 2. NAVY ADMIRAL TO STAND DOWN The extraordinary downfall of Adm. William Moran, who was set to become the service’s top officer, was prompted by what Navy Secretary […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. AIRSTRIKE HITS MIGRANT DETENTION CENTER IN LIBYA A Libyan minister claims a foreign country was behind the strike in the capital, Tripoli, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130. 2. IRAN WILL ENRICH URANIUM TO ‘ANY AMOUNT WE WANT’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is warning Europe that Tehran will “take the […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BORDER PATROL CHIEF CONDEMNS AGENTS’ OFFENSIVE FACEBOOK POSTS Carla Provost says sexist posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of drowned migrants are “completely inappropriate.” 2. BEIJING ENDS SILENCE ON HONG KONG PROTESTS China’s government expresses strong backing for the chief executive’s administration, condemning the occupation and […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP JOKES WITH PUTIN AT G-20 With a smirk and a finger point, the American leader dryly tells Russia’s president “Don’t meddle with the election” in their first meeting since the Mueller report became public. 2. KAMALA HARRIS DELIVERS CIVIL RIGHTS BLOW ON BIDEN The California senator offers a deeply personal attack on the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. DEMOCRATS RAISE CLASS WARFARE IN 1ST DEBATE Ten Democrats rail against a national economy and a Republican administration they say exists only for the rich as the first wave of presidential candidates appeared onstage in Miami. 2. WHAT IS FOCUS OF G-20 SUMMIT Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MUELLER TO TESTIFY PUBLICLY BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEES The former special counsel agrees to discuss the report about possible Russian connections to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in what is likely to be the most highly anticipated congressional hearing in years. 2. GRIM BORDER DROWNING UNDERLINES PERIL OF MIGRATION A grim photograph of a drowned father […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. FEDS MOVE MIGRANT KIDS AFTER AP EXPOSES BAD TREATMENT Most of the children were removed from a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, following reports that more than 300 children were detained in squalid conditions. 2. WHAT IRAN CALLS NEW US SANCTIONS President Rouhani describes the sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. US PREPPED RETALIATORY STRIKES ON IRAN FOR DRONE ATTACK A U.S. official tells the AP targets would have included radars and missile batteries and The New York Times reported that Trump had approved the strikes, but then called them off. 2. GLOBAL CARRIERS TO AVOID STRAIT OF HORMUZ International airlines follow U.S.-registered aircraft which […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN SHOOTS DOWN US DRONE AMID SPIRALING TENSIONS The Revolutionary Guard says it took down the drone over Iranian airspace, while U.S. officials tell the AP that the downing happened over international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz. 2. WHAT MAY BE ON XI’S AGENDA IN NORTH KOREA In a rare visit to his […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. US NAVY SAYS MINE FROM TANKER ATTACK RESEMBLES IRANIAN ONES The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines displayed by Iran, a Navy explosives expert says, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. 2. TRUMP AIRS […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. US AND IRAN NEAR POTENTIAL FLASHPOINT Washington and Tehran are edging closer to a possible confrontation as Tehran says it’s breaking compliance with a nuclear accord and the Trump administration orders more troops to the Middle East. 2. WHO THREATENS TO DEPORT MILLIONS President Donald Trump has tweeted that the United States will remove […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. IRAN SIGNALS MAJOR NUCLEAR CHANGE A spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency says the country will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days. 2. ANGRY PROTESTERS ON THE MOVE Hong Kong demonstrators reject Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s apology as they leave the streets and […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. US, IRAN TRADE ACCUSATIONS The U.S. military releases video it says shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from a targeted tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, but Tehran denies involvement. 2. TRUMP OFFICIAL CONSULTED CLIMATE-CHANGE REJECTERS Emails show a Trump administration national security official seeking help crafting challenges to climate change science […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US NAVY ASSISTING 2 TANKERS TARGETED IN GULF OF OMAN Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as dozens of sailors were evacuated from both vessels. 2. ‘I THINK I’D WANT TO HEAR IT’ Defying guidance from the FBI, Trump says […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TENSIONS ESCALATE IN HONG KONG Police deploy tear gas, pepper spray and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who lay siege to government buildings to oppose a contentious extradition bill. 2. BIDEN, TRUMP TRADE JABS IN POSSIBLE 2020 ELECTION PREVIEW The two unleashed verbal attacks in Iowa that at times felt more like the closing […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT A HOUSE RESOLUTION WOULD DO A resolution being voted on in the House would make it easier for Democrats to sue the Trump administration and other potential witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas. 2. BISHOPS MEETING ON SEX ABUSE CLOUDED BY STATE INVESTIGATIONS Lawyers are sifting through millions of records seized from […]