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I’m a Climber, and a Mother, and Doing Great, Thank You

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-18 20:42
Among many of my peers, being pregnant was seen as a big problem. But not by my sponsors.

Patrick Shanahan, Orlando, Taylor Swift: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-18 20:39
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Ocasio-Cortez Calls Migrant Detention Centers ‘Concentration Camps,’ Eliciting Backlash

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-18 20:38
Republicans, especially Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, excoriated Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she demeaned the memory of those who died in the Holocaust.

Trump Accuses Europe of Bolstering Its Economy at America’s Expense

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-18 20:35
President Trump is increasingly viewing international economic policy through a narrow lens, seeing only how other countries decisions affect the United States.

Trump called for the execution of the Central Park Five. He still won’t apologize.

Washington Post - Tue, 2019-06-18 20:30
And he suggests they might be guilty despite evidence exonerating them.

A Library Thrives, Quietly, in One of Pakistan’s Gun Markets

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-18 20:27
The Darra Adam Khel Library, less than a year old and with more than 2,500 books, offers residents a respite from the arms bazaar that dominates local life.

White Sox will extend protective netting to foul poles

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-18 20:09
The Chicago White Sox will be extending the protective netting in the team's ballpark, a couple of weeks after a girl was struck by a foul ball during a Cubs-Astros game in Houston.

California Utility PG&E To Pay $1 Billion To Local Governments For Wildfire Damage

NPR All Things Considered - Tue, 2019-06-18 20:06

Attorneys for a group of counties and cities announced the proposed settlement Tuesday to help cover taxpayer losses from wildfires dating back to 2015.

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Trump Orlando Rally: 2020 Re-election Bid Kicks Off

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-18 20:06
For a man who wants to be seen as an outsider despite occupying the Oval Office, the rally on Tuesday night presented an opportunity to, at least for one night, turn the clock back to 2015.

Analysis: About that poll that shows Biden crushing Trump ...

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-18 20:01
Just as Donald Trump prepared to jet to Orlando to formally kick off his bid for a second term in 2020, a new Quinnipiac University poll was released that showed the President trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the Sunshine State by 9 percentage points.

Melania Trump fires up chanting crowd introducing Trump

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-18 19:37
First lady Melania Trump introduces President Trump at his 2020 campaign kickoff event in Orlando.

As Trump Threatens Deportations, Immigrant Communities Brace for New Arrests

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-18 19:25
President Trump has pledged to deport “millions” in a new crackdown on illegal immigration, spreading new fears in immigrant communities.

Democrats and some Republicans question Trump’s vetting process after Shanahan withdrawal

Washington Post - Tue, 2019-06-18 19:25
Senators wonder why they were not told sooner about the domestic abuse allegations involving Shanahan, but they are divided over whether to investigate the matter further.

Buttigieg Facing Test of Leadership After Shooting in South Bend

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-18 19:22
The shooting of a black resident by a white police officer has revived scrutiny of Mr. Buttigieg’s sometimes strained relationships with the black community.

People Are Taking Emotional Support Animals Everywhere. States Are Cracking Down.

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-18 19:13
More Americans are saying they need a variety of animals — dogs, ducks, even insects — for their mental health. But critics say many are really just pets that do not merit special status.
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