Migrants, Scott Pruitt, World Cup: Your Friday Evening Briefing
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Great evening. Here&rsquos the latest.
1. Scott Pruitt may be out at the E.P.A., but his legacy lives on.
His successor, Andrew Wheeler, is expected to continue dismantling Obama-era regulations and reshaping the agency into 1 a lot more friendly to business. Mr. Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, is noticed as a consummate Washington insider who has spent years effectively navigating the rules.
We looked at 5 E.P.A. policy battles that lie ahead, such as loosening restrictions on car emissions and scaling back the Clean Water Act. Above, a Tennessee Valley Authority Fossil Plant involved in a Clean Water Act dispute.
2. It&rsquos official: Tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports took effect at 12:01 Friday morning, setting up a clash among the globe&rsquos two greatest economies.
China&rsquos reaction was swift: It responded by imposing tariffs of its own, and the Ministry of Commerce stated the U.S. had began &ldquothe greatest trade war in financial history so far.&rdquo
For now, it&rsquos unclear how, or regardless of whether, the war will finish. But businesses and consumers on both sides are already feeling the pinch.
In spite of the brewing conflict, hiring in the U.S. remained sturdy: The economy added 213,000 jobs last month.
3. The primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, above, in New York rattled the Democratic establishment and added a potent voice to the national stage calling for democratic socialist policies.
Now, she&rsquos making use of her fame and platform to help other upstart politicians, wading into regional and national campaigns with the exact same message: The time for discounting female and outsider candidates has passed.
Numerous female candidates stated the most important outcome of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez&rsquos win was the legitimacy it lent to networks of girls who had previously been dismissed.
4. The euphoria is fading soon after the discovery of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach alive in a cave.
Rescuers face a steep challenge: The cavern is treacherous and challenging to reach, even for skilled divers, and a Thai rescue diver has died trying to aid the group. Above, a ceremony for the diver.
Oxygen in the caves is running low, at about 15 percent and decreasing. Boulders block passageways, and currents can flow in speedily. None of the children are believed to be capable to swim.
1 diver called it the underground equivalent of climbing Mount Everest &mdash but with no guides to make issues less difficult.
5. For the thousands of migrant young children held in federal custody, shelters are becoming makeshift schools.
Federal law requires that all kids on American soil obtain a totally free public education, regardless of their immigration status. But teachers in the facilities face massive challenges. Above, a shelter for youngsters in Brownsville, Tex.
Instructors offer classes on English and civics and set up field trips. But some teachers do not have state certification or can not communicate in Spanish.
six. The E.U.&rsquos personal migration debate is threatening a founding worth of the bloc: the totally free movement of individuals and goods within its borders.
A wave of populist leaders has taken workplace, helped by anti-migration platforms, and public revolts against immigration from the Middle East and Africa are taking hold. The continent is only now reckoning with a backlash against the really policies, which includes a unified currency and open borders, that were intended to draw the people of Europe collectively.
But the bloc is hardly unified on the problem. A French court ruled a farmer could not be prosecuted for smuggling migrants into the country, saying he had a constitutional correct to &ldquofraternité.&rdquo
7. From the Globe Cup:
Brazil&rsquos run in the tournament ended with a two-1 loss to a talented Belgium group. The defeat stunned the 5-time planet champions (and their fans, above), and added to a list of pretournament favorites like Germany and Spain that have gone crashing out. Elsewhere, France secured a place in the semifinals soon after a two- win more than Uruguay.
Our Spot the Ball feature heads into the knockout round: Attempt your luck right here, and maintain up with all of our Planet Cup coverage.
eight. Brett Kavanaugh, a front-runner to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, once argued a broad definition of impeachment.
Judge Kavanaugh, above, stated that President Bill Clinton could be impeached for lying to his staff and misleading the public. That interpretation of obstruction of justice could be damaging if applied to President Trump in the Russia investigation.
At a minimum, these views are certain to come up in a confirmation hearing, and would allow a light to be shined on Mr. Trump&rsquos handling of the Russia investigation.
9. This week in the Magazine, we appear at Rob Wielgus, who had been one of America&rsquos pre-eminent specialists on big carnivores &mdash until his study into wolves left his profession in shreds.
No conservation concern in the West nowadays is much more polarizing. Some people want to see the return of wolves, an essential predator, to the landscape. Other folks think their livelihoods are endangered by the animals, which kill what people value, like pets and livestock.
A wolf, in this debate, is constantly significantly bigger than a wolf.
ten. Ultimately, this is your periodic reminder that it&rsquos not all bad news out there. Right here&rsquos the Week in Great News, which involves the return of 1 of classical music&rsquos biggest stars older, blind athletes competing in a boat race, above and a step toward resurrecting the northern white rhino.
Have a excellent weekend.
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Published at Fri, 06 Jul 2018 22:01:09 +0000