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Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 7.18.17

Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 7.18.17

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Wait, what? “During the annual G-20 conference, President Trump sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin [in] a second, informal meeting on the sidelines.”

* Add Ike Kaveladze to the list: “An American-based employee …

by July 19, 2017 0 comments News
‘We’re moving in the right direction’: Fox Waterway cresting just below record

‘We’re moving in the right direction’: Fox Waterway cresting just below record

It appears that the 2017 flood on the Fox River and Chain O’ Lakes is going to be a few buckets of water short of the record 2013 flood level, as the waterway continued to crest on Monday, according to …

by July 18, 2017 0 comments News
As McCain Recovers From Surgery, Senate Vote On Republican Health Care Bill Uncertain

As McCain Recovers From Surgery, Senate Vote On Republican Health Care Bill Uncertain

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a meeting of GOP senators in the U.S. capitol on June 22, when most Republican senators were given their first opportunity to look at legislation aimed at overhauling the Affordable Care Act during the closed …

by July 16, 2017 0 comments News
“I am America’s hope and the president’s nightmare”: Ilhan Omar talks with Trevor Noah

“I am America’s hope and the president’s nightmare”: Ilhan Omar talks with Trevor Noah

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by July 15, 2017 0 comments News
How Long Can Connecticut’s Prison Reform Last?

How Long Can Connecticut’s Prison Reform Last?

Inmates play chess inside the Cybulski Rehabilitation Center in Enfield, Connecticut.

When Dannel Malloy, the Democratic governor of Connecticut, entered Germany’s Heidering Prison two years ago this summer, he saw something more akin to an American college dormitory than a …

by July 15, 2017 0 comments News
Trump’s Legal Team Adds Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Investigation

Trump’s Legal Team Adds Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — Ty Cobb, a veteran Washington lawyer, is joining President Trump’s legal team to coordinate the response to the expanding investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia’s election interference, reflecting a growing sense among West Wing officials that …

by July 15, 2017 0 comments News
The Texas Gerrymandering Trial Could Change All of America

The Texas Gerrymandering Trial Could Change All of America

Graphic by Lia Kantrowitz

Why you should care that a fight over congressional districts in the Lone Star State—federal judges called the current setup unfair to people of color—is back in court.

Hey, fellow non-Texan! What if I told you …

by July 15, 2017 0 comments News
RIP Retail: These 19 retailers are closing hundreds of stores in 2017

RIP Retail: These 19 retailers are closing hundreds of stores in 2017

As Americans do more and more of their shopping on their devices instead of at the store, traditional retailers are reeling. Some are being forced to shrink — or go out of business altogether.

Already 2017 has been a year …

by July 14, 2017 0 comments News
Charlie Gard: US doctor will travel to UK to assess ill infant

Charlie Gard: US doctor will travel to UK to assess ill infant

LONDON – An American doctor will head to the UK to examine Charlie Gard, the 11-month old boy suffering from a rare genetic disorder.

High Court Judge Nicholas Francis said Friday that he was "open-minded about the evidence" to come …

by July 14, 2017 0 comments News
Fight like a girl: the female boxers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fight like a girl: the female boxers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a city that lives and breathes sport. Militia violence in the countryside and the corruption of the political system seem distant problems when ducking errant footballs and dodging boxers …

by July 14, 2017 0 comments News