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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 Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SRI LANKA SAYS BOMBINGS RETALIATION FOR NEW ZEALAND ATTACK The toll from coordinated bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites now stands at more than 320 people dead and 500 injured; Security chiefs were warned of impending attacks. 2. MILITANTS HAD MADE INCENDIARY THREATS The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BUSH GOING TO FINAL RESTING PLACE IN TEXAS The 41st president will be taken by train to his family burial plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University. 2. CHINA DEMANDS CANADA RELEASE HUAWEI EXECUTIVE Meng Wanzhou, reportedly accused of trying to evade U.S. curbs on trade with Iran, faces possible extradition […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. MORE THAN 90 DEAD AFTER QUAKE ROCKS INDONESIAN TOURIST ISLAND Rescuers still haven’t reached some devastated parts of Lombok after a powerful temblor flattened houses and toppled bridges. 2. TRUMP APPEARS TO CHANGE STORY ON TRUMP TOWER MEETING Calling it “totally legal,” the president tweeted that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer in […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEMOCRATS: RUSSIANS DEEPEN MEDDLING THROUGHOUT EUROPE The congressional report obtained by AP says that even as some Western democracies are responding with counter-measures, Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster U.S. defenses. 2. DACA GETS REPRIEVE FROM FEDERAL JUDGE The ruling out of San Francisco temporarily blocks the Trump administration’s decision to end […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. OFFICIAL: VEGAS SHOOTER’S GIRLFRIEND ARRIVES IN US Marilou Danley, considered a “person of interest,” arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from the Philippines and is by FBI agents, AP learns. 2. WHAT LAS VEGAS GUNMAN HAD HIDDEN IN HOTEL FOOD CART Authorities say shooter Stephen Paddock put a camera in a food service cart […]

High court: Florida death penalty system is unconstitutional

High court: Florida death penalty system is unconstitutional

Florida’s unique system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges — and not enough to juries — to decide capital sentences, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 8-1 ruling said that the state’s sentencing procedure is flawed because juries play only an advisory role in recommending death […]

State launches 3rd attempt to redraw congressional map

State launches 3rd attempt to redraw congressional map

The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, still angry at being forced into action by the state’s highest court, launched yet another bid on Monday to reshape the state’s congressional districts. Legislators returned to the Capitol to kick off a 12-day special session to draw a new map that could make it difficult for several incumbent members of […]

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby

The co-founder of Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby says her family is “overjoyed” by the Supreme Court’s decision that says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses […]