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Trump’s company cancels gala planned by anti-Muslim group at Mar-a-Lago

Washington Post - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:45
In a statement, the founder of the group, which has called Islam a “cancer,” said it still supports the president.

Alex Trebek, we're rooting for you

CNN - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:41
Since first hearing in March that Alex Trebek was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, we've been bracing ourselves for the unthinkable: That somebody other than Trebek would come onto the set of "Jeopardy!" to chat up nervous contestants and punctuate each incorrect answer -- sorry, Alex, I meant, "question" -- with gentle, perfunctory regret.

Demoralized State Department personnel question Pompeo’s role in Ukraine crisis

Washington Post - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:40
Defenders of the secretary say he is caught between the demands of the president and his role as steward of U.S. foreign policy.

In Berlin, a Creative Paradise That’s Easiest to Reach by Boat

NY Times - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:40
Along the Spree River, artists are reviving sprawling industrial buildings in which to let their imaginations run wild.

America’s Risky Approach to Artificial Intelligence

NY Times - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:39
We need to stop pretending that Silicon Valley can compete with China on its own.

Supreme Court Term Opens With Case Involving The Insanity Defense

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:37

Monday marks the first day of the new Supreme Court term. The justices heard arguments in a case that examines whether Kansas' lack of an insanity defense is unconstitutional.

Do You Really Need a Straw With That?

NY Times - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:36
As plastic alternatives proliferate, some choose to sip instead of suck.

An App That Can Catch Early Signs Of Eye Disease In A Flash

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:33

After his son developed a rare eye cancer, a chemist in Texas developed a smartphone app that uses a camera and artificial intelligence to detect early signs of eye disease.

(Image credit: Munson et al., Sci. Adv. 2019; 5 eaax 6363)

A Trump Policy Shift Gives Farmers in Key 2020 States ‘Exactly What We Wanted’

NY Times - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:32
Midwestern farmers criticized President Trump’s ethanol policy. After weeks of lobbying, the administration changed course.

This 6-year-old girl with cerebral palsy just took her first steps on her own

CNN - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:25
Parents are usually proud of their children when they take their first steps, but for Lovely Johnson, it made her daughter her hero.

U.S. Troops Have Begun Pulling Out Of Northern Syria As Turkey Launches Offensive

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:25

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Gayle Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the U.S. standing aside while Turkey launches an offensive in northern Syria, and what that means for ISIS.

Judge who sentenced man to 10 days in jail for oversleeping jury duty clears his record

CNN - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:24
Deandre Somerville spent 10 days in a Florida jail after he overslept and didn't show up for jury duty, but the judge now says he won't have a criminal record.

Bernie Sanders speaks for first time after heart attack

CNN - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:20
Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks on camera, for the first time since he was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, while on a walk with his wife in Burlington, Vermont.

This Chef Says He's Faced His #MeToo Offenses. Now He Wants A Second Chance

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:18

Dozens of women accused chef Charlie Hallowell of sexual harassment two years ago. Hallowell says he's changed now, and that he's worked to find "a softer, humbler, kinder way to navigate the world."

(Image credit: Jessica Chou for NPR)

Trump Faces Pushback From GOP Over Decision To Pull U.S. Forces Back In Syria

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:16

President Trump is facing major pushback within the GOP over his decision to pull U.S. forces back in northern Syria. He's facing muted criticism for asking Ukraine and China to investigate Joe Biden.

Screenwriter Nicolás Giacobone On His New Book 'The Crossed-Out Notebook'

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:16

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Nicolás Giacobone about his book The Crossed-Out Notebook. It's about a screenwriter who is kidnapped by a film director and is kept in a basement where he works.

Opinion: Trump's immunity claim is thrashed by judge

CNN - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:11
On Monday morning, US District Court Judge Victor Marrero handed President Donald Trump a major loss in his bid to stop the Manhattan District Attorney from obtaining the President's personal and corporate tax returns and other financial documents.

Fact-checking Trump's weekend barrage of false claims

CNN - Mon, 2019-10-07 16:10
In a barrage of tweets over the weekend and Monday morning, President Donald Trump made numerous false claims -- about presidential candidate Joe Biden, Biden's son Hunter Biden, whistleblowers, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, Syria, and his own approval rating.
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