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Virginia, Jeff Bezos, Grammys: Your Friday Evening Briefing

NY Times - Fri, 2019-02-08 18:51
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Police Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man in New York City

NY Times - Fri, 2019-02-08 18:41
Two officers were escorting a man from an apartment on the Lower East Side when he grabbed a knife and attacked his partner, officials said.

What we learned from the Matthew G. Whitaker hearing

Washington Post - Fri, 2019-02-08 18:40
Here are the key moments from the first big oversight hearing conducted by the majority House Democrats.

Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Against Czech Republic After Security Warning

NY Times - Fri, 2019-02-08 18:36
The threat of legal action by the Chinese tech giant is part of a broader effort to defend itself from charges that it poses a security risk.

Gunman in Quebec mosque shooting sentenced to life in prison

CNN - Fri, 2019-02-08 18:32
A man who opened fire at a Quebec City mosque, killing six people in 2017, has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.

Doctor says Trump 'in very good health' after physical

CNN - Fri, 2019-02-08 18:27
CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports that President Donald Trump was given a clean bill of health after undergoing his annual physical at the Walter Reed medical center.

Ed Cheserek Runs On

NY Times - Fri, 2019-02-08 18:27
The 17-time collegiate national champion is now 25 and trying to figure out exactly who he is, and which country he will represent.

Trump Gives Ground on His Wall as Border Deal Comes Into View

NY Times - Fri, 2019-02-08 18:24
President Trump shows new flexibility on his wall as House and Senate negotiators near a border security deal that would keep the government funded past Feb. 15.

Australia’s Most Important Writer Isn’t Allowed Into the Country

NY Times - Fri, 2019-02-08 18:21
Behrouz Boochani won the country’s most valuable literary prize for a book he wrote via WhatsApp. Will it do anything to change refugee policy?

This is how presidential debates actually work

CNN - Fri, 2019-02-08 18:16
Anticipation of the presidential general election televised debates seems to begin earlier with each passing campaign cycle. Already this cycle, there has been much discussion of those debates, yet many Americans are not familiar with the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), the organization that, since 1988, has been dedicated to ensuring that such debates take place.

Feds add to security barriers across river from migrant caravan

CNN - Fri, 2019-02-08 17:58
Border Patrol agents are working with other law enforcement agencies and the military to put additional security barriers in place at the two ports of entry in the Texas border town of Eagle Pass, according to a release from CBP.

A Year Later, Parkland Students Are Still Navigating Their Trauma

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2019-02-08 17:58

Sam Zeif lost one of his best friends in the shooting in Parkland last year. Now, he's a freshman in college, making his way through the first year without his friend.

Johnson & Johnson to provide price of popular drug in TV ads

CNN - Fri, 2019-02-08 17:57
Johnson & Johnson will become the first drug maker to include the price of a prescription drug in TV ads.

Wells Fargo apologizes for service outage

CNN - Fri, 2019-02-08 17:57
Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan has apologized for "the inconvenience" to both customers and employees following a service outage that kept account holders from accessing their funds on Thursday.

Anti-Abortion Activists Still See Their Best Chance in Years to Chip Away at Roe v. Wade

NY Times - Fri, 2019-02-08 17:56
The movement has advanced a long-term and wide-ranging strategy to control state legislatures and governorships, in order to chip away at abortion rights.

Izzy Young, Center To The Folk Music Revival, Dies At 90

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2019-02-08 17:52

Bob Dylan has called Izzy Young's Folklore Center "the citadel of Americana folk music." It was at the center of the folk music revival in New York City in the 1950s and '60s. Young died Feb. 4 at 90.

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Trilobites: Andromeda Is Coming for Our Milky Way Galaxy, Eventually

NY Times - Fri, 2019-02-08 17:51
Traveling at 68 miles per second, a nearby galaxy is still coming to consume us, just 600 million years later than expected.

Amazon said to be reconsidering New York City headquarters

CNN - Fri, 2019-02-08 17:50
Amazon is said to be reconsidering its plans to open up a new campus in New York City's Long Island City neighborhood after facing backlash from local residents, according to a Washington Post report on Friday.
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