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11:40, 06 August 2018

Trump Tower Meeting, Drone Attack, Indonesia: Your Monday Briefing

Trump Tower Meeting, Drone Attack, Indonesia: Your Monday Briefing

Trump Tower Meeting, Drone Attack, Indonesia: Your Monday Briefing

A magnitude-7. earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday destroyed thousands of buildings and left dozens of individuals dead. It was also felt on nearby Bali.CreditAntara Foto/Reuters

By Chris Stanford

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Excellent morning.

Right here&rsquos what you require to know:

Bankruptcy booms for older Americans

&bull The price of people 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is 3 instances what it was in 1991, a study has identified, driven by a shift of financial danger to folks from the government and employers.

The shrinking of the social security net involves longer waits for full Social Safety benefits, the replacement of employer-provided pensions with 401(k) savings plans and more out-of-pocket spending on health care.

&bull &ldquoYou can handle O.K. till there is a little stumble,&rdquo said an author of the study. &ldquoIt doesn&rsquot even take a huge point.&rdquo Right here are tips on saving for retirement.

Trump admits meeting&rsquos aim

&bull President Trump mentioned on Sunday that a meeting at Trump Tower in 2016 involving his son and a Kremlin-connected lawyer was to &ldquoget data on an opponent.&rdquo

President Nicol&aacutes Maduro of Venezuela was the target of an assassination attempt on Saturday, administration officials stated.Published OnCreditImage by Xinhua, by means of Associated Press
Finish this dessert with a dusting of powdered sugar.CreditAndrew Scrivani for The New York Occasions
A beach in San Sebasti&aacuten, Spain, on Friday. A heat wave maintained its grip on a lot of Europe more than the weekend.CreditAlvaro Barrientos/Related Press
A statue of Dred and Harriet Scott at the Old Courthouse in St. Louis. The Supreme Court ruled in 1857 that the Scotts, despite getting lived in free of charge territories, had been nonetheless slaves and consequently house with no right to sue. The decision seeded the begin of the Civil War, numerous historians say.

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&bull What we&rsquore reading

Andrea Kannapell, our briefings editor, recommends this piece from Bloomberg: &ldquoData folks could specifically like this, but even I, a narrative sort, get a lot from the visual distillation of how we use land in the U.S. Cows get a lot. &lsquoPrivate loved ones timberland&rsquo is a rather significant segment. And how nice to see &lsquoidle/fallow&rsquo is still a point.&rdquo

Back Story

Hercule Poirot was fictional, but an obituary for Agatha Christie&rsquos famous Belgian detective nevertheless appeared on the front page of The Instances on this day in 1975.

Poirot, fastidious and impeccably dressed, produced his debut in 1920 in &ldquoThe Mysterious Affair at Styles&rdquo and appeared in a lot more than 30 of Christie&rsquos novels.

The actor David Suchet had a long-operating part as Hercule Poirot on Television.CreditAcorn Tv

But &ldquoat the finish of his life, he was arthritic and had a undesirable heart,&rdquo according to the obituary, which ran the month before Poirot&rsquos final look, in &ldquoCurtain.&rdquo

&ldquoCurtain&rdquo was published in 1975, but Christie wrote the book in the course of Globe War II as a gift for her daughter should she not survive the bombings in London. It was locked away &mdash alongside a final mystery for her other popular sleuth, Miss Jane Marple &mdash for a lot more than 30 years.

Christie died in 1976, and received her own front-page obit in The Instances, sharing the headline with Poirot. With a prolific output and international appeal, she remains at the leading of Unesco&rsquos list of the planet&rsquos most translated authors.

Published at Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:35:11 +0000

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