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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 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 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. TRUMP TALKS BUSINESS, FACES MASS PROTEST The president tells outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May that she should “stick around” so that the U.S. and Britain can do a trade deal while thousands are expected on London streets to protest his visit and policies. 2. WHAT WAS THE ROLE OF BLACK TROOPS ON D-DAY […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP ANNOUNCES NEW MEXICAN TARIFFS The president says he’s slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to crack down on migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. 2. SURVIVORS OF BUDAPEST BOAT SINKING RECALL CHAOS They say they were lucky to grab onto a drifting lifeboat […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. PM MAY TO LEAVE DOWNING STREET Theresa May announces she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain’s next prime minister. 2. WHO IS ESCALATING PROBE OF INTEL AGENCIES Trump has directed the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Barr’s investigation of […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. US HIKES TARIFFS ON CHINESE GOODS Trump’s latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade tensions. 2. CRISIS POINT? HIGH STAKES IN TRUMP’S SHOWDOWN WITH CONGRESS Democrats warn that the Trump administration is shattering historic norms and […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US-CHINA TRADE TALKS IN 11TH HOUR An increase in American tariffs on Chinese imports looms as the U.S. and China — the world’s two biggest economies — continue sparring over trade. 2. POPE ISSUES A GROUNDBREAKING LAW Francis will require all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. JOE BIDEN FORMALLY JOINS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST The former vice president’s announcement marks the unofficial end of the chaotic early phase of the 2020 presidential season. 2. PUTIN, KIM DISCUSS HOW TO BREAK N. KOREA NUCLEAR STANDOFF Putin and Kim say they had good talks about their joint efforts to resolve a standoff over […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. A DAY 2 YEARS IN THE MAKING The Justice Department prepares to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference and Trump’s presidential campaign. 2. NORTH KOREA SAYS IT TESTED NEW WEAPON Pyongyang says that it has test-fired a “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. MANAFORT ONLY GETS 4 YEARS IN PRISON WHEN 20 WAS POSSIBLE The former Trump campaign chairman has been sentenced to only 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians. 2. HOW THE HOUSE RESPONDED AFTER ANTI-SEMITISM DISPUTE Divided in debate but mostly united in a final […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. HOUSE DEMOCRATS POISED FOR MORE COHEN TESTIMONY Trump’s former lawyer returns to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of questioning as Democrats pursue investigations into Trump’s White House, businesses and presidential campaign. 2. FORMER NISSAN CHAIRMAN LEAVES DETENTION FACILITY Carlos Ghosn, held nearly four months for alleged financial fraud, appears to have left a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHY DID IT SUDDENLY END? President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North Korea’s delegation called a rare news conference in the middle of the night to deny. 2. DEMOCRATS […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT TOOK BEST PICTURE AT OSCARS In an upset, the segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” is crowned top film at the 91st Academy Awards. Not everyone, notably Spike Lee among others, was happy with the result. 2. TRUMP REFRAMES SUMMIT EXPECTATIONS The U.S. president lowers expectations for North Korea’s denuclearization while eager to declare […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘EMPIRE’ ACTOR TURNS HIMSELF IN Jussie Smollett to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men. 2. FIRE IN ANCIENT SHOPING DISTRICT IN BANGLADESH KILLS DOZENS A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I CAN’T SAY I’M THRILLED’ Trump says he’s not expecting the government to shut down again, a signal that he’s leaning toward accepting a budget deal that denies him most of the money he’s sought for a border wall. 2. ‘EL CHAPO’ HEADING TO ‘ALCATRAZ OF THE ROCKIES’ Experts say convicted Mexican drug lord […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP TRIES TO TURN BORDER DEBATE WITH EL PASO RALLY In his first rally since November’s midterm elections, the president is aiming to deliver on his elusive signature pledge to American voters. 2. SPONSOR BACKS OFF FAST-TRACK IMPEACHMENT IN VIRGINIA A state lawmaker now suggests he won’t move forward with plans to introduce an […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘THERE CANNOT BE WAR AND INVESTIGATION’ In a line from his State of the Union address that largely fell flat, Trump calls on Congress to cast aside partisanship but refuses to yield on immigration policies that have infuriated Democrats. 2. WHAT WILL COME OUT OF TRUMP-KIM II IN VIETNAM Trump has announced plans for […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP LINKS DRUGS, CRIME TO LACK OF BORDER WALL In a televised plea from the Oval Office, the president urges congressional Democrats to fund his border wall, but Democrats accused the Republican of appealing to “fear, not facts.” 2. AUSTRALIA WILL ASSESS RUNAWAY SAUDI WOMAN FOR SETTLEMENT The move comes as 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP TO MAKE WALL CASE TO NATION The president will argue that a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the barrier he’s demanding before ending the partial government shutdown; Senior Democrats call for chance to a televised response. 2. AIR TRAVELERS FEEL EFFECTS OF SHUTDOWN Longer lines at security checkpoints and a reduction in […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP, LAWMAKERS STILL AT LOGGERHEADS No one budges at the president’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, so the partial government shutdown persists over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. 2. WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT NEW CONGRESS The 116th U.S. Congress is making history for seating […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHY US DEFENSE SECRETARY MATTIS STEPPED DOWN Jim Mattis resigned after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreements over America’s role in the world. 2. TRUMP’S DEMAND FOR WALL PUSHES GOV’T CLOSER TO SHUTDOWN The federal government was careening toward […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. COULD AFGHANISTAN BE NEXT AFTER SYRIA PULLOUT? The abruptness with which President Trump turned the page on Syria raises questions about whether combat partners like Iraq and Afghanistan should feel confident that he will not pull the plug on them, too. 2. WHY TRUMP IS ON VERGE OF GIVING UP BEST CHANCE FOR WALL […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SOME OF THE PRESIDENT’S MEN Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with Donald Trump. 2. HUAWEI CASE ADDS INTRIGUE TO TRADE RELATIONS The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive shows why […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. PARADISE LOST In a matter of hours last week, the town of 27,000 in California disappeared — it literally went up in smoke in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in state history. Memories are all that’s left for many of the survivors. 2. THE DEATH TOLL KEEPS RISING At least 63 are now dead […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES MATCH RECORD Six more are dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll to 29 — matching the state’s record for deaths in a single fire. 2. WITH MIDTERMS OVER, AN EYE TOWARD 2020 Unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising strategic […]

Mack keeps memory of his MIA brother alive

Mack keeps memory of his MIA brother alive

Wind chimes sway back and forth in the breeze. Squirrels play in the yard, scampering along with pecans in their mouths. Inside the back room of his Navarre home, the screened windows providing a view of this playground for nature, Nat Mack sits back in a chair. Tears begin to well up in his eyes. […]