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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 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 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 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 Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT DEAL IS BEING QUESTIONED Democrats say Trump’s plan hypes existing efforts while he claims victory for negotiations that staved off a 5% tax on all Mexican goods. 2. FORMER BOSTON RED SOX SLUGGER SHOT Dominican Republic police say David Ortiz was approached from behind and shot at close range in an ambush at […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US VETERANS, FAMILIES GATHER FOR D-DAY HOMAGE Thousands of people and a handful of surviving U.S. D-Day veterans are gathered at the Normandy American Cemetery in France to honor thousands fallen in the pivotal invasion 75 years ago. French President Macron says, “France doesn’t forget” your sacrifice. 2. ‘AMONG THE VERY GREATEST AMERICANS WHO […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BRITAIN PLANS ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ D-DAY EVENT World leaders and World War II veterans are gathering on the southern coast of England to honor the Allied soldiers who helped liberate Europe from Nazi Germany 75 years ago. 2. GOP SENATORS LINE UP AGAINST TRUMP’S MEXICO TARIFF PLAN It’s unclear if lawmakers have the votes to stop […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HOW ISRAEL MADE HISTORY Israel faces a snap election for an unprecedented second time in a year after Netanyahu fails to form a governing coalition and dissolves parliament instead. 2. 7 DEAD, 21 MISSING AFTER HUNGARY BOAT CAPSIZES Rescue workers are scouring the Danube River in Budapest for those missing after a sightseeing boat […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TORNADOES STRAFE KANSAS CITY AREA The vicious storm spawns twisters that downs trees and power lines, damages homes and injures at least a dozen people. 2. WHO THINKS IT’S A 2-MAN RACE Even with a field of 24 Democrats, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘VIOLENT TORNADO’ TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. 2. WHAT TRUMP TOLD TOP DEMOCRATS The president bristles over accusations of a cover-up and says he won’t […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. IMPEACHMENT CALLS GROW IN HOUSE More Democrats are calling for action against Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. 2. NORTH KOREA HURLS INSULTS AT BIDEN Pyongyang labels the presidential candidate a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a […]

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