John McCain, Colin Kaepernick, U.S. Open: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
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1. &ldquoWith John, it was a value set that was neither selfish nor self-serving.&rdquo
That was Joe Biden, the former vice president, eulogizing John McCain, the Arizona politician who died more than the weekend. Thousands gathered in Phoenix to don’t forget Mr. McCain, including sports stars and family members.
On Friday, Mr. McCain will lie in state in Washington (right here&rsquos what that indicates). There will be a memorial service on Saturday at the National Cathedral, and he will be buried close to his alma mater, the Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md., on Sunday. Here is a appear at how he has been honored across the nation.
2. Asian-Americans have a new ally in their affirmative action case against Harvard: the Justice Division.
&ldquoHarvard has failed to carry its demanding burden to show that its use of race does not inflict unlawful racial discrimination on Asian-Americans,&rdquo the division wrote in a court filing.
Students are suing the university, saying its affirmative action policies discriminate against Asian-American applicants.
three. Colin Kaepernick won a round.
In a blow to the N.F.L., an arbitrator ruled that the quarterback&rsquos collusion case could proceed to a complete hearing.
The cause: Mr. Kaepernick made enough proof that the league and its owners colluded to preserve him off the field because of his protests during the playing of the national anthem.
four. It&rsquos getting hard to predict car rates.
That&rsquos since it&rsquos challenging to inform what tariffs will be in play &mdash if any. The E.U.&rsquos leading trade official stated the bloc would think about cutting &ldquocar tariffs to zero, all tariffs to zero, if the U.S. does the same.&rdquo
Automobile tariffs are also a central portion of Canada&rsquos negotiations in Washington, aimed at reaching a deal by Friday to remain in the North American Totally free Trade Agreement.
By the way, our Wheels column offers a spirited defense of the minivan, &ldquomagical for simplifying life.&rdquo
5. Two items related to #MeToo:
Our reporters discovered out from many associates of President Trump that his former fixer, Michael Cohen, had planned to purchase up dirt on Mr. Trump dating to the 1980s from The National Enquirer and its parent firm.
And our culture desk reports that comedy clubs are ready for Louis C. K.&rsquos return, even if several people aren&rsquot (our contributing opinion writer Roxane Gay, for instance).
6. Threats against The Boston Globe:
The F.B.I. stated it had charged a California man who threatened repeatedly to kill personnel of the newspaper, beginning quickly following The Globe announced on Aug. ten that it would publish a coordinated editorial response to political attacks on the media.
The man, Robert Chain, threatened to shoot staff in the head and kill &ldquoevery&rdquo Globe employee, the F.B.I. mentioned.
His threats included accusing them of becoming &ldquothe enemy of the men and women,&rdquo a phrase frequently utilised by President Trump, as not too long ago as this morning.
7. China slapped back following President Trump attempted to make it the scapegoat for his administration&rsquos stalled negotiations with North Korea.
In a series of tweets labeled &ldquoStatement From the White Home,&rdquo Mr. Trump said China was shipping &ldquomoney, fuel, fertilizer and different other commodities&rdquo to North Korea.
A spokeswoman for China&rsquos Ministry of Foreign Affairs tartly dismissed the comments on Thursday, saying, &ldquoSorry, we can’t accept, and will not accept, all the fancy buck-passing by the U.S. side.&rdquo She added that the U.S. was making use of &ldquoirresponsible &lsquomagical logic&rsquo that distorts information.&rdquo
8. Day four of the U.S. Open:
Roger Federer breezed into the third round with a 7-5, six-four, six-4 victory more than Benoît Paire. And Angelique Kerber, above, the reigning Wimbledon champion, righted the ship in time to escape with a second-round win.
Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki also head to the courts today. Check back for reside updates and benefits.
And yes, it&rsquos still hot.
9. The choreographer Paul Taylor, who brought poetry and lyricism to modern day dance, has died at 88.
Mr. Taylor &ldquocreated poignant and exuberant operates that entered the repertory of many dance businesses,&rdquo our critic Alastair Macaulay wrote, such as for the choreographers Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham and George Balanchine. And his own organization ranked among the most inventive and greatest in the planet.
10. Lastly, some of you may be beginning the holiday weekend a small early, and we&rsquod hate for you to miss the Week in Very good News.
Amongst the offerings: stories about the rise of urban beekeeping in Paris, above a $15 minimum wage for Disney workers and a new dawn for evening owls.
For the rest of you, your briefing writer will be back tomorrow. But we&rsquore off for the weekend and Labor Day.
Have a great evening.
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Published at Thu, 30 Aug 2018 22:42:25 +0000