Month – June 2016

'An assault on her is an assault on us all': US' oldest park ranger beaten and robbed in her home - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe nation’s oldest national park ranger was beaten this week in her Richmond, Calif., home and robbed of her prized possessions, including a commemorative coin President Obama gave her in December. Betty Reid Soskin, 94, of Richmond was attacked in …Thief Steals Coin President Obama Gave to Country’s Oldest Park RangerTIMEElderly woman honored […]

"Serial" subject Adnan Syed gets new trial - CBS News

CBS NewsLast Updated Jun 30, 2016 5:53 PM EDT. BALTIMORE – The conviction of a Maryland man in the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend has been vacated, and he has been granted a new trial, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge ruled Thursday. Adnan Syed, who is …US|Adnan Syed, of ‘Serial’ Podcast, Gets a Retrial […]

Donald Trump starts a trade war — with the Republican Party - Washington Post

Washington PostThe unusual battle between Donald Trump and much of the Republican establishment on international trade is rapidly escalating, as the presumptive GOP nominee rails against business groups and members of his own party while defenders of sweeping …Can Trump Even Count on a Convention Polling Bounce?Slate MagazineTrump scolds Clinton on tradePoliticoDonald Trump, in a […]

Boris Johnson and the Crisis of British Leadership - The New Yorker

The New YorkerDavid Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn in May. Cameron has said he’ll step down as Prime Minister, while a huge majority of Labour M.P.s voted to pass a motion of no-confidence in Corbyn. Credit Photograph by Stefan Wermuth / WPA Pool / Getty. Having …Labour’s John McDonnell to give response to Brexit voteBBC NewsREFILE-UK […]

Gingrich, Christie are the leading candidates to be Trump's running mate - Washington Post

Washington PostDonald Trump’s campaign has begun formally vetting possible running mates, with former House speaker Newt Gingrich emerging as the leading candidate followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But there are more than a half-dozen others being …Chris Christie Becomes Powerful Figure in Donald Trump CampaignNew York TimesChris Christie being vetted for Donald Trump […]

Navy faults crew leaders who surrendered boats to Iran -

NavyTimes.comThe Navy is faulting a junior officer and a senior enlisted for failing to defend their patrol boats and then for surrendering them at gunpoint to Iranian paramilitaries, after they blundered into Iranian waters in January. Navy officials also ruled …Navy report: Failure at every level for US ships captured by IranCNNNavy Finds Widespread Failures […]

The Pentagon's ban on transgender service just fell — but the details are complicated - Washington Post

Washington PostDefense Secretary Ashton B. Carter repealed the Pentagon’s long-held ban on transgender people serving in the military Thursday, ending a year-long process that was bogged down by internal conflict and concerns among senior service officials about how …Pentagon ends transgender banCNNPentagon lifts ban on transgender troopsUSA TODAYTransgender People Will Be Allowed to Serve Openly […]

Obama Picks New York Architects to Design Presidential Library - New York Times

New York TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama and the team planning his life after the White House have selected Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, a New York-based husband-and-wife architectural duo, to design his presidential library in Chicago, tapping two modernists …Obama Foundation chooses architects to design the presidential library in ChicagoWashington PostObama Foundation names architects for […]