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Trump’s chief of staff uses anonymous sources to bash media for using anonymous sources

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>In defending President Donald Trump’s criticism of the media as the “enemy of the American People,” White House chief of staff Reince Priebus used a tactic the current administration has hammered the press for using in recent weeks.

>In an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace, Priebus pushed back against the assertion that Trump’s attacks on the press were attempts to suppress a critical news media by saying that Trump was really criticizing stories he deemed to be false.

>As evidence of that claim, Priebus cited a New York Times story that cited anonymous sources who said members of Trump’s team had been in contact with Russian intelligence officials for up to a year before his election. Priebus criticized the article, especially for its lack of “direct sources.”

>Priebus went on to say that the New York Times article was false.

>“They have made it very clear to me that that story in the New York Times is complete garbage,” Priebus said . “And quite frankly, they used different words than that.”

>Wallace then interrupted Priebus to clarify who told him the story was false, but Priebus declined to identify them, saying “I’m not going to tell you.”

>“Now wait a minute, Reince, you just complained about unnamed sources, you’re using an unnamed source,” Wallace responded.

>“Well because I didn’t ask for approval to use their name,” Priebus said. “But I will tell you this: When I say top-level people, I mean top-level people.”
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New research suggests that effort at work is correlated with race | The Economist

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>GIVEN the long history of making racial slurs about the efforts of some workers, any study casting black and Hispanic men as lazier than whites and Asians is sure to court controversy. A provocative new working paper by economists Daniel Hamermesh, Katie Genadek and Michael Burda sticks a tentative toe into these murky waters. They suggest that America’s well-documented racial wage gap is overstated by 10% because minorities, especially men, spend larger portions of their workdays not actually working. After rejecting a number of plausible explanations for why this might be, the authors finally attribute the discrepancy to unexplained “cultural differences”.

>Acutely aware of the sensitivity of these findings, the professors delayed publication until after the presidential election. “I knew full well that Trump and his minions would use it as a propaganda piece,” says Mr Hamermesh, a colorful and respected labor economist. The paper may yet be seized on by those who are keen to root out “political correctness” and are perennially unhappy with current anti-discrimination laws.
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Judge says blind man can sue McDonald's over drive-thru-only ordering

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>A blind man from Louisiana wants the fast-food giant to come up with another solution for those who physically can't drive through a drive-thru.
>Scott Magee, who is blind, filed a lawsuit in May alleging that only offering service to customers in cars at drive-thru windows when the interior of the store is closed is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A federal judge in Chicago ruled Wednesday that despite McDonald's attempts to have the case dismissed, Magee can go forward with the suit, which seeks class-action status.
>"Most Americans have the experience of driving through a drive-thru and ordering for themselves," said Roberto Luis Costales, the New Orleans-based lawyer representing Magee in the case. "That's an experience Mr. Magee doesn't have."
>Many McDonald's locations operate only as drive-thrus late at night as a security measure. The suit says that cuts off service to disabled customers, like Magee, who don't drive.
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18-year-old is shot dead a fraction of a second after pointing gun at cop

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>Curtis Deal was being chased by Det. David Kincaid Jr in West Baltimore Tuesday

>Deal turned his gun on Kincaid as the cop raised his own firearm, and was shot

>The shooting was ruled justified. Deal was hit four times, and did not fire his gun

>Teen had been arrested three times for guns and drugs in the previous month

>He'd been let out on $250,000 unsecured bond the day before his death
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Trump Pursues His Attack on Sweden, With Scant Evidence

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>LONDON — President Trump escalated his attack on Sweden’s migration policies on Monday, doubling down on his suggestion — based on a Fox News report — that refugees in the Scandinavian country were behind a surge in crime and terrorism.

>Mr. Trump set off consternation and ridicule on Saturday when he seemed to falsely imply to an adoring throng at a rally in Florida that a terrorist attack had occurred in Sweden, which has admitted tens of thousands of refugees in recent years.

>On Sunday, as questions swirled, a White House spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said that “he was talking about rising crime and recent incidents in general, not referring to a specific issue.”

>Mr. Trump then said on Twitter that he was referring to a Fox News segment about an American filmmaker who argues that the police in Sweden were covering up a migrant-driven crime wave.

>Officials in both countries expressed alarm and dismay on Monday at Mr. Trump’s remarks. Senator Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, said the president should get his information from intelligence agencies and not from television. The Swedish Embassy in Washington offered the Trump administration a briefing on its immigration policies. Sweden’s prime minister, Stefan Lofven, said he was surprised by Mr. Trump’s comments, and noted that Sweden ranks highly on international comparisons of economic competitiveness, human development and income inequality.

>“We have challenges, no doubt about that,” he allowed, adding: “We must all take responsibility for using facts correctly and for verifying anything we spread.”

>Yet even before the prime minister spoke, Mr. Trump pursued his attack. On Twitter, he suggested that the news media was covering up problems related to migration in Sweden.
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The FDA is expected to approve cannabis and pipe kit in 2019

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Tetra Bio-Pharma just finished it's preIND (IND is the first process of starting FDA approval for a drug) meeting in Jan 2017 and expects approval for it's cannabis and pipe kit as a prescription drug in early 2019.

"PPP001 is a dried cannabis product with 9.5% tetrahydrocannabinol ("THC") and 2% cannabidiol ("CBD") that is being developed as a prescription drug that will meet the FDA's high bar for quality and manufacturing."

"Based on regulatory precedents, anticipating submissions for marketing approval in Canada and USA in early 2019."
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Parts of South Sudan suffering famine

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>Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan are suffering famine, a government official said on Monday, adding nearly half the country's population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July.

>South Sudan has been mired in civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy. Since then the conflict has increasingly split the country along ethnic lines, leading the United Nations to warn of a potential genocide.

>The fighting has prevented many farmers from harvesting their crops, and hyperinflation, which reached more than 800 percent last year, has put the price of imported food beyond the reach of many.

>Parts of the country have also been hit by drought.

>“In greater Unity (state), some counties are classified in famine or ... risk of famine,” Isaiah Chol Aruai, chairman of South Sudan’s National Bureau of Statistics, told a news conference in Juba.

>Aruai said some 4.9 million people were expected to become "food insecure" between February and April, with that number rising to 5.5 million by July.

>"Famine has become a tragic reality in parts of South Sudan and our worst fears have been realized," Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) South Sudan representative, Serge Tissot, said at the news conference.

>The United Nations defines famine as when at least 20 percent of households in an area face extreme food shortages, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 percent, and two or more people per 10,000 are dying per day.
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Catoosa restaurant fires 12 workers for not showing up on 'Day Without Immigrants'

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A dozen workers at a Catoosa restaurant are without a job after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for “A Day Without Immigrants.”
The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and say it was important to them to participate in the national protest.
But they didn’t think it would cost them their jobs.
“They feel like they’ve been unfairly terminated," said a friend, translating for the employees.
The group worked at I Don’t Care Bar and Grill in Catoosa. They talked to us after they were fired for not showing up to work. They asked us not to show their faces or give their names.
“(They’ve) been working there for almost two years since the restaurant opened," said the friend.
The group willingly chose to stay home with others across the country, supporting “A Day Without Immigrants.”
“(They’re) upset they stood for something they felt was necessary so the community would stand together, and they got terminated for that," said the friend.
The six are part of a group of 12 kitchen staff let go.
The owner fired them by text message.
A message to one of the employees reads: "You and your family are fired. I hope you enjoyed your day off, and you can enjoy many more. Love you.”
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Trump names Army Lt Gen McMaster national security advisor

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>President Donald Trump has picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his new national security advisor
>Keith Kellogg, Trump's acting National Security Advisor since Mike Flynn resigned late last Monday, will become McMaster's deputy
>Robert Harward was Donald Trump's original choice to succeed Mike Flynn
>Said to be concerned about reports Flynn's deputies were told they could stay and other authority issues and turned the job down
>Trump considered David Petraeus but he took himself out of the running
>He interviewed Lieutenant General Robert Caslen, in addition to McMaster, Kellogg and John Bolton
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4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

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