News: Weekend Reads

Poll finds nearly a Nixon level of support for impeaching Trump

Friday  16:00,   22 june 2018
cnn

There is a truly remarkable number in the most recent CNN poll, conducted by SSRS and out this morning. In it, 42% of Americans say President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office. What makes it remarkable is that he's on par[...]

House rejects conservative immigration bill with no citizenship pathway for Dreamer immigrants.

Friday  05:02,   22 june 2018
msn

President Donald Trump is suggesting that any measure the House passes is doomed in the Senate[...]

Melania Trump Wore a Jacket Saying ‘I Really Don’t Care’ on Her Way to Texas Shelters

Friday  05:01,   22 june 2018
nytimes

Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman said it was “just a jacket,” but her husband had a different take. It “refers to the Fake News Media,” President Trump said on Twitter.As the temperature climbed to 80 degrees on Thursday at Joint Base Andrews near[...]

Wash. Girl Found Raped, Slain in 1986 After Going to Park with Sisters — and Now Suspect Has Been Arrested

Friday  00:31,   22 june 2018
people

Wash. Girl Found Raped, Slain in 1986 After Going to Park with Sisters — and Now Suspect Has Been ArrestedThe suspect, who police have not publicly identified, is currently behind bars awaiting arraignment, the Tacoma Police Department said in a[...]

Quebec mosque shooting: I had dreams for my future, tearful Bissonnette says

Thursday  21:02,   21 june 2018
montrealgazette

“I hope to have a glimmer of hope at the end of the long black tunnel in which I lost myself,” Bissonnette said at the end of his sentencing hearing.QUEBEC — Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette said Thursday that he is ashamed and regrets[...]

Samantha Bee slams President Trump's executive order as 'the next worst thing'

Thursday  18:57,   21 june 2018
usatoday

"We really need to be more specific with our hashtags," "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee said Wednesday after President Trump issued an executive order that would keep families together.[...]

Stunned construction workers uncover 'Roman or Saxon' road perfectly preserved under the streets of Birmingham

Thursday  15:27,   21 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The remains were discovered as the workers dug up Victoria Square as part of a major project to expand the Midland Metro network in Birmingham city centre.Stunned workers have unearthed an ancient road under a major landmark in Birmingham city[...]

Donald Trump Threw Starburst Candies at Angela Merkel

Thursday  15:26,   21 june 2018
newsweek

It is the first time the president is said to have thrown candy at another world leader.During his controversial meeting with leaders of the G-7 less than two weeks ago, President Donald Trump allegedly threw two pieces of Starburst candies on the[...]

Bear suspected in missing Alaska hiker's death

Thursday  05:32,   21 june 2018
msn

Bear suspected in missing Alaska hiker's deathAnchorage police said the same brown bear appears to be responsible for attacks on the missing man, Michael Soltis, and the volunteer searcher, whose name was not[...]

Calgary sexual predator who used Whisper app to lure teen girls gets 6-year sentence

Thursday  05:31,   21 june 2018
cbc.ca

Ian Patrick Wilson had a secret collection of vulnerable teenage victims — three 15-year-old girls — whom he preyed on sexually after meeting them over the social media app Whisper, court heard Wednesday. Justice Willie deWit sentenced Wilson to[...]

Trump reverses course, signs order ending family separations on southern border

Wednesday  23:51,   20 june 2018
washingtonpost

Move comes after images of young children in tears, housed in metal cages, set off an international outcry. For days, Trump and his top administration officials were unwilling to unilaterally reverse the separation policy, insisting that[...]

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Wednesday  23:06,   20 june 2018
msn

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the border illegally. WASHINGTON — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald[...]

Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.

Wednesday  20:07,   20 june 2018
vox

It’s the second country in the world to legalize pot, following Uruguay. Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.The Senate approved Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday. The measure[...]

Maddow breaks down on-air while describing 'tender age' migrant shelters

Wednesday  20:07,   20 june 2018
thehill

Maddow breaks down on-air while describing 'tender age' migrant sheltersMSNBC's Rachel Maddow broke down in tears on-air over a report about the Trump administration operating "tender age" shelters for migrant babies and[...]

President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren’t true

Wednesday  15:40,   20 june 2018
washingtonpost

The untruths have multiplied in recent days as Trump seeks to create an alternate reality around immigration and other issues.President Trump — a man already known for trafficking in mistruths and even outright lies — has been outdoing even himself[...]