Maryland, Supreme Court, Russia: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
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1. &ldquoActive shooter 888 Bestgate please support us.&rdquo
At least 5 people have been killed and others were injured when a gunman shot by way of the glass door at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md. Journalists inside reside-tweeted the attack, including the intern quoted above.
A suspect was in custody and being interrogated, the county executive said.
In New York City, the police deployed officers to protect news outlets. And newsrooms, like ours, waited for a clue as to the gunman&rsquos motive.
two. Until the shooting, the news of the day in Washington was a brewing political battle.
The departure of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, long noticed as a crucial voice on abortion rights, from the Supreme Court could imperil &ldquoRoe v. Wade,&rdquo potentially affecting generations of females. Americans are largely split on the news of Kennedy&rsquos retirement.
Liberal activists could face a steep uphill battle to avoid President Trump from nominating a conservative justice. Mr. Trump and Republican leaders have vowed to act swiftly to fill the seat. (We appear at some achievable nominees.)
three. The Supreme Court vacancy isn&rsquot the only factor roiling Democrats ahead of the midterm elections.
The celebration&rsquos establishment is reeling from the defeat of the No. 4 House Democrat, Joseph Crowley of New York. His loss, to the progressive upstart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, helped open a path for new, younger leaders.
Rank-and-file Democrats made 1 thing clear: There would be a push to depose the former Property Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, as the party&rsquos leading leader in the House. Above, Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota this month.
four. The Trump-Putin talks will be in Finland. The leaders will meet July 16 in Helsinki, their initial formal 1 on one particular in individual.
The timing is politically sensitive, coming amid the unique counsel&rsquos investigation of possible ties among the Trump campaign and Russia. It emerged that a former aide to a top Trump adviser, Roger Stone, has been subpoenaed.
Republicans on the Home Judiciary Committee pelted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Russia investigation, with accusations of obfuscation, even as the Residence itself passed a nonbinding measure demanding associated documents inside seven days.
five. European leaders met in Brussels to attempt and resolve their continuing standoffs on migration.
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, warned that the issue could become &ldquoone that determines the fate of the European Union.&rdquo
In spite of what the numbers say, numerous far-right politicians have succeeded in producing the impression that Europe is continuing to strain beneath a barrage of newcomers.
Europe&rsquos migration paradox: Three years following levels reached a peak, the politics of migration nevertheless dominate the Continent.
6. &ldquoNow I want joyfully to shout from the rooftops, absolutely everyone come forward, everyone come forward.&rdquo
That&rsquos Ashley Judd, above, reflecting on her knowledge of coming forward about Harvey Weinstein&rsquos unwanted advances.
She is amongst 20 women and males who told us about the emotional and practical fallout of revealing their extended-secret stories in The New York Times. Here are their stories, in their personal words.
And our gender editor looks at the next phase of #MeToo: tiny networks of women laying the foundation for legal and institutional adjustments.
7. Amazon may have secured a significant foothold in the pharmacy industry.
The firm announced it would purchase PillPack, an on-line pharmaceutical retailer, heralding the retail giant&rsquos attainable disruption of the business. The shock waves had been immediate: Shares of Walgreens and Rite Aid dropped a lot more than 9 %, and CVS Overall health dropped 6.six percent following the news broke.
Separately, Amazon announced plans to allow more individuals to deliver its packages. For a minimum investment of $ten,000, men and women like the woman above can begin their own firms managing deliveries for the company.
eight. Tiny meals, not a lot water: a new typical in Venezuela?
It&rsquos been a year and a half considering that our Venezuela bureau chief was kicked out of the nation. He returned to witness firsthand how people are living as President Nicolás Maduro consolidates his grip on power. The economy is shattered inflation has skyrocketed.
&ldquoYour life is upside down,&rdquo he writes. How do men and women survive when money is meaningless?
9. It was a painful end for Senegal&rsquos Globe Cup run.
Hold up with all our Globe Cup coverage right here.
10. Finally, if you&rsquore looking for some offscreen entertainment, the Book Assessment has you covered.
Our editors suggested nine new books to check out this week.
On the list: a biography of the beloved &ldquoTo Kill a Mockingbird&rdquo character Atticus Finch, and professional stories by Christine Schutt, a Pulitzer finalist, written in lush, revelatory prose.
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Published at Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:15:52 +0000