Basic Motors, Migrants, ICE: Your Friday Evening Briefing
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Good evening. Right here&rsquos the most current.
1. &ldquoWe are putting out a damn newspaper.&rdquo
As The Capital Gazette came below siege Thursday, with a gunman opening fire in the newsroom and killing 5 people, the journalists in no way stopped operating.
A suspect, Jarrod Ramos, was charged with five counts of murder. He barricaded the door to avoid folks from fleeing the attack, the police mentioned, and had a history of creating general threats against the newspaper. Right here&rsquos what else we know about him.
The victims included four journalists and a sales assistant.
President Trump, who has railed against the news media, condemned the attack. &ldquoJournalists, like all Americans, need to be free from the worry of being violently attacked even though performing their jobs.&rdquo
2. By way of strategic praise and Trump family members connections, the White Residence had quietly been encouraging Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire.
President Trump, with Justice Kennedy, center, now has a second chance in 18 months to drastically reshape the Supreme Court. Mr. Trump has stated he&rsquod like to appoint a justice who would overrule Roe v. Wade, and has begun reaching out to senators who will vote on his nominee.
Republicans are bracing for a bitter fight. With Democrats largely powerless to block a Trump appointee, eyes are on two female Republican senators who could cast deciding votes.
three. General Motors warned that new tariffs could force job cuts in the U.S. and drive up the cost of its autos.
&ldquoIncreased import tariffs could lead to a smaller G.M.,&rdquo the company told the Commerce Department.
Automakers have been caught in President Trump&rsquos trade fight, as they rely on imported materials and components from overseas.
G.M., a single of the nation&rsquos biggest employers, currently has 110,000 workers in the U.S.
four. The stakes are higher for President Trump&rsquos meeting with the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, subsequent month.
Foreign policy professionals, including some in his personal administration, worry Mr. Trump will offer the identical sort of concessions to Mr. Putin that he did to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.
Mr. Trump declared good results soon after that meeting, even though North Korea conceded virtually practically nothing on its military or missiles applications.
&ldquoTrump sees a great meeting as a good diplomatic achievement,&rdquo a former American ambassador to Moscow said. &ldquoThat&rsquos wrong. Great meetings are a indicates to an end.&rdquo
5. Calls to abolish ICE used to be a rallying cry of the far left, but now they&rsquore gaining traction in the midterm campaigns.
Progressive candidates from New York to Hawaii have embraced the calls. And the movement even has some assistance in the agency&rsquos own ranks: At least 19 agents are seeking to dissolve the agency, fearing the Trump administration&rsquos immigration crackdown has limited their ability to pursue national safety threats, child pornography and transnational crime.
six. In marathon overnight talks, E.U. leaders reached a deal on migration, but the details stay sketchy.
The agreement would shore up Europe&rsquos borders and create screening centers to aid establish no matter whether migrants are genuine refugees.
&ldquoWe nonetheless have a lot of operate to do to bridge the various views,&rdquo Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, above, said.
The situation has rankled the E.U. for months and threatened the bloc&rsquos unity. We compare Europe&rsquos immigration conflicts with the debate in the U.S.
7. This is when surprises at the Planet Cup end &mdash generally.
For the first two weeks, the tournament is a carnival, our soccer columnist writes. But now the sport is a lot more democratic than ever.
On Saturday, France and Argentina will face off, and Portugal will take on Uruguay. Right here&rsquos our full Planet Cup coverage.
eight. The internet turned on him, his book sales are down and the Television adaptation of his final novel has stalled.
This week in the Magazine, our writer sat down with Jonathan Franzen, above, who desires you to know one point: He&rsquos fine with it all.
&ldquoI&rsquom fairly considerably the opposite of fragile,&rdquo he stated. &ldquoI don&rsquot want web engagement to make me vulnerable. Real writing makes me &mdash tends to make any individual carrying out it &mdash vulnerable.&rdquo
9. The week in gender news: U.N. situations that &ldquoread like a manual in how not to investigate&rdquo sexual assault, and a look at the ripple effects of the #MeToo movement. Sign up for our Gender Letter right here.
Stories on how we communicate about sex and intimacy are rare. That&rsquos exactly where you come in.
The Times is in search of your stories of miscommunication around sex for several projects, which includes an episode of &ldquoThe Everyday.&rdquo If you&rsquore interested, get in touch with us right here.
ten. Lastly, this is your periodic reminder that it&rsquos not all negative news out there.
With that, have a wonderful weekend.
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Published at Fri, 29 Jun 2018 22:03:25 +0000