Trump, Elon Musk, Turkey: Your Friday Evening Briefing
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Great evening. Here&rsquos the newest.
1. President Trump scrapped his plans for a military parade this fall in Washington.
He blamed nearby officials, saying they have been inflating the expense, and utilized the chance to criticize them, saying the city was &ldquopoorly&rdquo run. The parade, which was never broadly embraced, was initially scheduled for Nov. ten &mdash on Veterans Day weekend.
All through the chaos of her husband&rsquos administration, Melania Trump, the 1st lady, has been an elusive, private figure. But she remains a Rorschach test for public perceptions of the White Residence: Men and women have a tendency to see in her what they already think about the president.
two. It&rsquos been an &ldquoexcruciating&rdquo time for Elon Musk &mdash and &ldquothe worst is however to come,&rdquo he stated. Mr. Musk brought on a furor when he mused on Twitter about taking his business private.
In an hourlong interview with The Occasions on Thursday, he spoke of the private toll his business, Tesla, has exacted. &ldquoThere had been instances when I didn&rsquot leave the factory for 3 or four days &mdash days when I didn&rsquot go outdoors,&rdquo he stated. &ldquoThis has genuinely come at the expense of seeing my kids. And seeing close friends.&rdquo
three. In a time of tremendous acrimony, there&rsquos at least a single point uniting Americans: political anger.
Men and women are losing their jobs and pals. Faith leaders are asking for help mitigating conflicts within their congregations. And spouses with differing political views are feeling new strains.
&ldquoThe Bushes were difficult years,&rdquo a single lady said of her marriage. &ldquoBut we really didn&rsquot get into screaming matches about it.&rdquo
Have you been affected by worsening political outrage? Share your experiences with us here.
four. More than 300 individuals have died in Kerala, India, in the heaviest rains there in almost a century.
The state, in the nation&rsquos south, has been battered by flooding considering that final week. Dozens of folks have been injured, and officials mentioned close to 220,000 a lot more have been displaced.
The flooding has brought on the authorities to close the airport until late this month, complicating relief efforts. The state&rsquos chief minister known as the crisis &ldquoextremely grave.&rdquo
five. As Turkey&rsquos economy tumbles, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has identified a useful foil: the West.
Economists say he&rsquos the major purpose for the nation&rsquos financial turmoil, but Mr. Erdogan has deflected the blame, relying on nationalism, resentment of the West, his firm grip on the nation&rsquos news media and his personal formidable popularity and political capabilities.
As the lira struggles, numerous analysts say the economic pressures are reaching a breaking point.
six. For retailers, shoplifting is a large &mdash by some estimates a multimillion dollar &mdash issue.
So to get their cash back, a lot of businesses are employing aggressive legal techniques &mdash occasionally against people who didn&rsquot do anything wrong. But those methods disproportionately harm low-income shoppers, who say they&rsquore unmatched in the legal fight against the globe&rsquos biggest retailers.
&ldquoThe most effective organization in the world known as me a thief,&rdquo Yatarra McQueen, above, whom Walmart accused of stealing, stated in a court document. &ldquoI was terrified.&rdquo
7. &ldquoHow did we get to where we are? What the hell has been going on?&rdquo
Our reporter visited Northamptonshire, where the neighborhood government has efficiently run out of income, stripping away social solutions to only what it is needed to offer.
8. Overlooked no much more:
For the most current in our Overlooked series, we function Sissieretta Jones, the initial African-American woman to headline the main slate at Carnegie Hall, in 1893.
Ms. Jones, a soprano, was portion of a generation of black musicians who helped shatter classical music barriers. When an interviewer recommended she adjust her look with makeup and wigs, she was aghast.
&ldquoTry to hide my race and deny my own individuals?&rdquo she responded. &ldquoI am proud of belonging to them and would not hide what I am even for an evening.&rdquo
9. How do you photograph a poem? This summer, we selected six poems by females and asked photographers to let the works inspire them.
The writing touches on the passage of time, the energy and fury of nature and the daily. Right here are the pairings.
ten. Lastly, this is your periodic reminder that it&rsquos not all poor news out there.
These are some of the most uplifting reads of the week: a nine-hour window when Cubans could access the world wide web everywhere a effective police rescue of animals endangered by fires and the story of our sports reporter&rsquos son who located a neighborhood &mdash in competitive cubing.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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Published at Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:15:55 +0000