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U.S. House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour

· Reuters · 8h ago · The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate.

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Boeing takes $4.9 billion charge related to 737 MAX

· Reuters · 4h ago · Boeing said on Thursday it would take an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion in the second quarter related to estimated disruptions from the grounding of its 737 MAX after two deadly crashes.

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 18

NPR · 3h ago · President Trump continued his attacks against four freshman Democratic congresswomen at a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday, with the crowd breaking into a chant of "send her back" against one.

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U.S. House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour

· Reuters · 8h ago · The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate.

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Documents on Trump ex-lawyer's porn star hush payment to be released

· Reuters · 14h ago · Documents regarding hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to a porn star and a Playboy model who said they had sexual encounters with the president are set to be made public on Thursday, offering a window into a

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'Despicable': Democrats condemn Trump over rally's Ilhan Omar chant

The Guardian · 10h ago · Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren denounced the president after rally erupted into chants of ‘send her back’Follow the latest in US politics – liveDemocrats rushed to condemn Donald Trump after his supporters erupted into chant

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House votes to table Trump impeachment

· MSNBC · Jul 17, 2019 · The House voted on Wednesday to table a resolution from Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, to impeach President Donald Trump over racist comments he made about four Democratic congresswomen of color, effectively killing the measure.

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Trump shows 'David Duke racism' in his attacks

· MSNBC · Jul 16, 2019 · Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna S. Pressley responded on Monday to attacks from the president, who said the four representatives of color hated America. The panel continues its discussion.

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Trump distances himself from 'send her back' chants

Reuters · 6h ago · Facing a backlash, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday distanced himself from supporters' chants of "send her back" after he criticized Somali-born Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar at a rally in North Carolina.

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Jeffrey Epstein denied bail by federal judge

· CBS News · 8h ago · Bail denied for jailed financier on sex trafficking charges after prosecutors argued the jet-setting defendant is a danger to the public and might flee the country

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What’s NASA’s plan for the next moon mission?

· MSNBC · 7h ago · As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, NASA is making plans for the next moon mission. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine joins Ayman Mohyeldin to discuss the agency’s plans.

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Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign

· Washington Post · 22h ago · Thousands of people in Puerto Rico have marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan, carrying the U.S. territory’s flag and chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign

Growing protests in Puerto Rico call for governor’s resignation

· NBC News · Jul 17, 2019 · Thousands took to the streets of San Juan today to call for Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. The scandal erupted after nearly 900 pages from a private group chat containing vulgar and homophobic comments were leaked.

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Court acts against NJ judge in sex assault case: report

· Fox News · Jul 17, 2019 · New Jersey’s high court took action Wednesday when it terminated the temporary assignment of a judge who declined to order a 16-year-old rape suspect tried in adult court because the boy came “from a good family,” according to The New York Times.

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Boeing takes $4.9 billion charge related to 737 MAX

· Reuters · 4h ago · Boeing said on Thursday it would take an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion in the second quarter related to estimated disruptions from the grounding of its 737 MAX after two deadly crashes.

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Azure revenue continues to slow down for Microsoft

TechCrunch · 3h ago · Microsoft reported in its FY19, Q4 earnings report today that Azure, the company’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering, grew at 64%. It may feel like a large number, but was part of a downward trend Microsoft has been experiencing throughout the entire fiscal 2019 earnings cycle.

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Slack resets user passwords after 2015 data breach

· TechCrunch · 11h ago · Slack will reset the passwords of users it believes are affected by a historical data breach that affected the company more than four years ago. In 2015, the company said it was hit by hackers who gained access to its user profile database, including their scrambled passwords.

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon lander mission launch reset for July 22

TechCrunch · 11h ago · The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was all set to launch its Chandrayaan-2 mission to deliver a rover to the Moon’s South Pole last week, but a “technical snag” observed during the last hour of launch prep put a hold on those plans.

Microsoft has warned 10,000 victims of state-sponsored hacking

· TechCrunch · Jul 17, 2019 · Microsoft said it has notified close to 10,000 people in the past year that they have been targeted by state-sponsored hackers. The tech giant said Wednesday that the victims were either targeted or compromised by hackers working for a foreign government.

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Vodafone wins EU approval for Liberty Global deal

· Reuters · 15h ago · Vodafone secured on Thursday antitrust approval from the European Union for its $22 billion bid to buy Liberty Global's cable networks in Germany and central Europe after offering concessions in May.

Online bank N26 extends latest funding round in expansion push

Reuters · 20h ago · Berlin-based N26 said on Thursday it raised an additional $170 million in its latest funding round, driving up its valuation to $3.5 billion, as the online bank looks to speed up expansion to markets outside Europe including the U.S.


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Review: Making a Spectacle of History (and Herself)

· New York Times · 13h ago · Radu Jude’s “I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians” is a complicated meditation on the responsibilities — and limits — of art in the face of horror.

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WarnerMedia’s HBO Max Unveils Original Programming Team Led by Sarah Aubrey

Variety · 7h ago · WarnerMedia has unveiled its original programming and business operations and strategy teams as the company builds out its HBO Max streaming platform. Sarah Aubrey will lead the original programming group as head of original content, reporting to HBO Max chief content officer Kevin Reilly.

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Venice Film Festival To Open With Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘The Truth’

· Deadline Hollywood · 14h ago · The Venice Film Festival has set Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth (La Verite) as its opening night screening. This is the first film the Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters director has made abroad and boasts a powerhouse cast led by Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.

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Fans descend on San Diego for the 50th Comic-Con

· Washington Post · 22h ago · Fans descend on San Diego for the 50th Comic-Con, which kicked off Wednesday with the first chance for exclusive merchandise and new footage from ‘It: Chapter Two’

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Paul McCartney Confirms Plans For ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Stage Musical

Deadline Hollywood · 10h ago · Like Elton John, Paul Simon and Bono before him, the great Paul McCartney could be the latest rock legend to lend his talents to Broadway. The former Beatle has confirmed that he’s been working on a musical version of the classic 1946 holiday movie It’s A Wonderful Life.

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Brian Cox Playing LBJ in Broadway Run of ‘The Great Society’

Variety · 12h ago · Brian Cox will play President Lyndon Johnson in the Broadway run of “The Great Society,” playwright Robert Schenkkan’s follow-up to “All the Way.” The role of Johnson, a crude, but visionary politician who used the office of the presidency

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Boone ejected, directs profane rant at rookie umpire

ABC News · 2h ago · Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay

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Rockets star Harden buys stake in MLS' Dynamo

· ESPN · 5h ago · Houston Rockets superstar James Harden has purchased a minority stake in the investment group that controls MLS' Houston Dynamo, the NWSL's Houston Dash and BBVA Stadium, the Dynamo announced Thursday.

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Royals hold off White Sox 6-5 to sweep 4-game series

ABC News · 3h ago · Cheslor Cuthbert and Jorge Soler homered in a five-run third inning and the Kansas City Royals stayed hot Thursday, completing a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-5 win

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Prove them wrong, Ron Francis

· ESPN · 23h ago · Seattle has hired the Hall of Famer as its first GM, and the move came with no shortage of second-guessing from outsiders.

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Two horses die at Del Mar after colliding

ESPN · 6h ago · Two horses suffered fatal injuries Thursday morning when they collided during training hours at Del Mar racetrack in California, a spokesman for the track confirmed on Thursday.

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Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez suspended for 3 games

Fox News · 14h ago · Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined.

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De Ligt undergoes Juve medical ahead of $83.7M move

· CNN · Jul 17, 2019 · Matthijs de Ligt, the 19-year-old Ajax captain who led the Dutch side to the Champions League semifinals, is undergoing a medical ahead of his transfer to Juventus for a reported fee of $83.7 million.

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Nationals' bullpen collapse gives Orioles 9-2 victory

ABC News · 20h ago · Trey Mancini hit two home runs and Baltimore pummeled the Washington Nationals' ineffective bullpen in a 9-2 victory that provided the Orioles with a split of the two-game interleague series

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Royals send struggling White Sox to sixth straight loss

ABC News · 20h ago · Danny Duffy pitched a strong six innings and ended a nine-start winless streak, and Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez hit back-to-back RBI singles twice as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5

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Devers hits solo shot, drives in 4; Red Sox beat Jays 5-4

ABC News · 20h ago · Rafael Devers hit a solo homer and drove in four runs, Eduardo Rodríguez pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox sent Toronto's Aaron Sanchez to his 13th straight loss, beating the Blue Jays 5-4

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Ukraine election: President's party leads, majority unclear

· ABC News · 14h ago · Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party is showing the most support in opinion polls ahead of Sunday's snap parliamentary elections, but obtaining a solid majority in the Verkhovna Rada is far from certain

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U.S. not looking at sanctions on Turkey right now: Trump

Reuters · 6h ago · The United States is not currently looking at sanctions on Turkey after its purchase of Russian air defense systems, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, a day after the White House said the move made Ankara's presence in the F-35 program impossible.

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· NPR | Podcast | Up First · 14h ago · Trump continues his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. Protests in Puerto Rico over the governor's texts turned chaotic. And, the U.S. says it will not sell F-35 jets to Turkey after the NATO ally bought missiles from Russia.

Cambodia to return 1,600 tons of waste back to the US, Canada

Fox News · 6h ago · Cambodia has vowed to return all of 1,600 tons of plastic waste dumped at its seaport by the United States and Canada after the country’s environmental ministry said it should not be treated as a “dustbin” for foreign governments.

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12 Israeli teenagers held in Cyprus over alleged rape of British woman

Fox News · 7h ago · A court in Cyprus has detained 12 Israeli youths on the island for suspicion of an alleged rape on a 19-year-old British tourist. The tourist filed a complaint with Ayia Napa police on Wednesday morning, saying she had been gang-raped the previous night at a vacation resort.

Cyprus detains 12 Israelis for 8 days over alleged rape

· Washington Post · 8h ago · A Cyprus court has ordered 12 Israelis vacationing on the east Mediterranean island nation to remain in police custody for eight days after a 19-year-old British woman alleged that she was raped

Spain's Podemos rejects Socialist plan to govern solo

Reuters · 7h ago · Spain's Unidas Podemos said on Thursday its supporters had voted to only allow the investiture of Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as premier if their far-left party is made part of his future cabinet, increasing the risk of a repeat election.

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What's at stake in Sudan's transition?

Reuters · 8h ago · Sudan's ruling military council and an alliance of protest and opposition groups have signed a political accord on a three-year transition towards elections.

Sudanese protesters rally to condemn June crackdown

· Washington Post · 8h ago · Thousands of Sudanese have joined protests condemning a deadly crackdown last month, as tensions remain high despite recent progress toward a power-sharing deal with the ruling military council

Power-sharing deal marks progress in Sudan

· Christian Science Monitor · Jul 17, 2019 · After weeks of protests and a deadly crackdown, Sudan takes its first steps toward a more comprehensive democracy. A constitutional agreement that establishes a joint civilian-military sovereignis set to be adopted on Friday.

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Renault chief confident partnership with Nissan on track

Washington Post · 8h ago · Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard has expressed confidence that the French automaker’s alliance with Nissan remains on track following the appointment of a new board at the Japanese firm.

Renault chief confident partnership with Nissan on track

· ABC News · 12h ago · Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard has expressed confidence that the French automaker's alliance partner Nissan is on track, with a new board and the scandal over former chairman Carlos Ghosn part of the past

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Eye Opener: Trump supporters chant "send her back"

· CBS News · 13h ago · President Trump escalates his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen, as supporters chant a new slogan based on his racist tweet. Also, millions are facing dangerous heat waves.

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Japanese anime studio hit by deadly suspected arson attack

Christian Science Monitor · 9h ago · A fire at Kyoto Animation, a popular Japanese anime studio, has left 33 dead and 36 injured, some critically. Anime fans around the world have expressed support for the company and anger for the suspected attack.

Sea-Watch 3 captain questioned in Italy over aiding migrants

· ABC News · 15h ago · A German humanitarian ship captain who eluded an Italian effort to block her from docking at an Italian port after rescuing migrants is being questioned by Italian prosecutors for allegedly aiding illegal immigration

Germany probes anti-Israel ‘likes’ by official account

Washington Post · 10h ago · Germany’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday it has opened an investigation after learning that the Twitter account of the country’s mission to the Palestinian territories had “liked” anti-Israel tweets

Germany probes anti-Israel 'likes' by official account

· ABC News · 10h ago · Germany's Foreign Ministry said Thursday it has opened an investigation after learning that the Twitter account of the country's mission to the Palestinian territories had "liked" anti-Israel tweets

Dutch criminal convicted of ordering murder of Iranian

Washington Post · 10h ago · An Amsterdam court has convicted a 38-year-old career criminal of organizing the murder of an Iranian who lived in the Netherlands, but says the motive for the killing remains unclear

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7,800 police in Philippines punished for deadly drug raids

Washington Post · 14h ago · Officials say more than 7,800 Philippine police officers have been punished with more than 2,000 of them fired for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president’s crackdown

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Japanese Animation Firm Suffers Deadly Arson Attack

· Variety · 19h ago · An arson attack on the Kyoto Animation company on Thursday morning has injured several dozen people and killed at least one. Emergency services in Kyoto City received a call around 10.35 a.m.

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Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide

Reuters · 2h ago · The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables.

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Second opioid distributor charged over U.S. overdose crisis

Reuters · 6h ago · An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives on Thursday were charged with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused.

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Best literature and fiction of July

Amazon Book Review · 8h ago · A heart-wrenching novel about a unique family living off the grid in Appalachia Ohio; a story that expertly explores the highs and lows of romantic and familial love; a book senior editor Chris Schluep has dubbed "the great Pacific Northwest novel," and more.

New York Galleries: What to See Right Now

New York Times · 8h ago · Joseph Elmer Yoakum’s delirious vistas; Olga Balema’s discreet sculptures; and a 12-artist show, “Just Painting,” rich with visual echoes.

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When You Display Ai Weiwei, Beware of Cats

New York Times · 8h ago · For the sake of their collection, Trey and Jenny Laird had to crawl around to retrieve hundreds of pieces of a tabletop work upset by a pet.

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The Best Air Fryer Toaster Ovens

Forbes · 3h ago · How do you top a quality air fryer? By combining it with a toaster oven. Here are the best combo devices.

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Regulatory Landscape Brightens For Ag Biotechs

Forbes · 8h ago · A recent Executive Order lays out a process for three agencies to work with the United States Trade Representative, our chief trade negotiating agency, to develop a strategy “to remove unjustified trade barriers and expand markets for products of agricultural biotechnology.”

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Is This The World’s Most Photogenic Spa?

Forbes · 6h ago · Wedged within gigantic granite boulders and tangles of untamed jungle on the edge of the Indian Ocean, the spa at Six Senses Zil Pasyon is one of the world’s most dramatic and surreal.

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What I Learned Photographing Death

New York Times · 5h ago · Documenting the final moments between critically ill children and their families helped me come to terms with my cancer diagnosis.

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Features

Where the Bodies Are Buried

Longform · 7h ago · In 1910, East Texas saw one of America’s deadliest post-Reconstruction racial purges. One survivor’s descendants have waged an uphill battle for generations to unearth that violent past.

The New Prospectors

Longform · 9h ago · Every year, members of the Gold Prospectors Association of America pack up their RVs in search of adventure, friendship, and a bucketful of pay dirt.

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A Once and Future Beef

Longreads · 13h ago · Beef is a major culprit of the climate crisis, but if you want to consider beef’s future, then look to its past. The industry’s tactics have not changed as much as you might think.

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American Green

Longreads · 14h ago · How did the plain green lawn become the central landscaping feature in America, and what is the ecological cost?

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Longform Podcast #351: Josh Levin

Longform · Jul 17, 2019 · Josh Levin is the national editor at Slate. He is the host of the podcast Hang Up and Listen and the author of The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth.

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