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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 […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. DIPLOMACY ACCELERATES AHEAD OF POSSIBLE US-NKOREA SUMMIT Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol plans to head to the United States, potentially for more talks to set up the meeting, South Korea’s Yonhap news reports. 2. WHERE WEAKENED STORM STILL POSES THREAT Alberto, a still-menacing depression, is scattering heavy rains around the South amid […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NORTH KOREA DEMOLISHES WHAT IT SAYS IS NUCLEAR TEST SITE The demolition happened in the presence of foreign journalists at the site deep in the mountains of the North’s sparsely populated northeast. 2. ‘GANG OF 8’ POISED FOR DOJ BRIEFING Lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials on the […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. PRESSURE INTENSIFIES ON RUSSIA INVESTIGATION Top FBI, Justice Department officials agree to “review” highly classified information from the Russia probe with lawmakers. 2. WHERE ANGRY RHETORIC IS BACK ON THE MENU The Trump-Kim summit notwithstanding, North Korea’s media appear to be stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO IS DENYING FUNDS TO CLINICS THAT DISCUSS ABORTION The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women. 2. WHITE HOUSE THREATENS FIRINGS AFTER LEAKED MCCAIN REMARK A West Wing aide’s morbid remark about gravely ill Sen. John McCain leads to a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. NORTH KOREA NOT INTERESTED IN ‘ONE-SIDED’ NEGOTIATION Infuriated by ongoing Seoul/Washington drills, Pyongyang is threatening to scrap a historic summit next month between Trump and Kim Jong Un, with a senior diplomat saying the country refuses to be pressured into one-sidedly abandoning its nukes. 2. TRUMP-BACKED POLITICIANS SCORE BIG VICTORIES Two of the president’s […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ISRAELI FORCES KILL 55 PROTESTERS AS US OPENS EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM With 1,200 Palestinian demonstrators also wounded, it was the deadliest day of cross-border violence since 2014 war between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers. 2. WHY FIRST LADY IS IN HOSPITAL Melania Trump recovers from a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition and […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. DEADLY VIOLENCE AHEAD OF US EMBASSY EVENT Several Palestinians are killed by Israeli fire, and scores wounded, as thousands march toward the Gaza border while Israel prepares for the inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. 2. WHAT DOESN’T APPEAR TO FIT WITH ‘AMERICA FIRST’ Trump says he will help the Chinese […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. U.N. TROUBLED BY ESCALATING AGGRESSION Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for an immediate halt to “all hostile acts” to avoid “a new conflagration” in the Middle East in the wake of Israel’s bombardment of Iranian targets inside Syria. 2. WHO’S TAKING A STAND AGAINST TRUMP’S NUCLEAR DEAL PULLOUT France’s finance minister says European countries should […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HOW HIGH-STAKES DIPLOMACY PLAYED OUT After months of anticipation, the release of three American detainees by North Korea is sealed only about an hour before the U.S. secretary of state is wheels-up from Pyongyang. 2. MICHAEL COHEN’S WOES DEEPEN Already under investigation for a hush payment to a porn star, Trump’s longtime personal attorney […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP: US LEAVING ‘HORRIBLE’ IRAN DEAL The president withdraws the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he is making the world safer by restoring the “highest level” of economic sanctions. 2. WHO’S JETTING TO PYONGYANG U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to North Korea to finalize details of a planned […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP ACKNOWLEDGES HE REPAID LAWYER FOR ‘STORMY’ HUSH MONEY The president says he repaid his personal lawyer for hush money given to porn actress Stormy Daniels after claiming previously he didn’t know about the payments. Trump’s tweets outlining the arrangement came after Rudy Giuliani , one of his attorneys, said that Trump reimbursed attorney […]

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