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Our pick of the decade's eight best young economists (The Economist)

4 hours 13 min ago

The Economist:
Our pick of the decade's eight best young economists  —  They mostly want to change the world, not just fathom it  —  “The solution in Vietnam”, said William DePuy, an American general in 1966, “is more bombs, more shells, more napalm.”  But where exactly to drop it all?

Ousted NPR news chief, ex-Fox News execs team up on new site (Jason Schwartz/Politico)

5 hours 22 min ago

Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Ousted NPR news chief, ex-Fox News execs team up on new site  —  One was ousted from NPR amid allegations of sexual harassment.  The other left Fox News shortly after writing a column widely panned as racist and anti-gay.  Now they've been recruited to help launch a digital news startup …

Poll: Democrat Leads GOP Governor in Kentucky (Nathan L. Gonzales/Roll Call)

5 hours 28 min ago

Nathan L. Gonzales / Roll Call:
Poll: Democrat Leads GOP Governor in Kentucky  —  A new poll of next year's gubernatorial race in Kentucky shows Democrats in position to extend their nationwide winning streak beyond the 2018 midterms.  —  Aside from taking back the House majority, Democrats also gained seven governorships around the country.

CNN: Trump signed letter of intent to build Trump Tower in Moscow (Zachary Basu/Axios)

5 hours 28 min ago

Zachary Basu / Axios:
CNN: Trump signed letter of intent to build Trump Tower in Moscow  —  On Tuesday night, CNN's Chris Cuomo obtained a letter of intent signed by now-President Trump to move forward with a Trump Tower in Moscow.  —  Why it matters: As Cuomo notes, the signed letter doesn't have direct legal implications or suggest obvious wrongdoing.

Facebook's Data Sharing: 5 Takeaways From Our Investigation (New York Times)

5 hours 37 min ago

New York Times:
Facebook's Data Sharing: 5 Takeaways From Our Investigation  —  You are the product: That is the deal many Silicon Valley companies offer to consumers.  The users get free search engines, social media accounts and smartphone apps, and the companies use the personal data they collect …

F.B.I. Wiretap Recorded Suspect on Eve of Bike Path Terror Attack (Benjamin Weiser/New York Times)

5 hours 43 min ago

Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
F.B.I. Wiretap Recorded Suspect on Eve of Bike Path Terror Attack  —  The Uzbek man charged with using a truck to kill eight people on a Manhattan bike path last year was recorded on an F.B.I. wiretap the day before the attack and was heard on other calls going back three years, according to two court filings by defense lawyers.

Cut Carbon Through Innovation, Not Regulation (John Barrasso/New York Times)

5 hours 48 min ago

John Barrasso / New York Times:
Cut Carbon Through Innovation, Not Regulation  —  People across the world are rejecting the idea that carbon taxes are the answer to lowering emissions.  —  Senator Barrasso, a Republican of Wyoming, is chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee.

Trump signed letter of intent for Trump Tower Moscow project despite Giuliani insisting he didn't (Kate Sullivan/CNN)

5 hours 48 min ago

Kate Sullivan / CNN:
Trump signed letter of intent for Trump Tower Moscow project despite Giuliani insisting he didn't  —  Giuliani changes Trump Tower Moscow timelines  —  (CNN)A newly obtained document shows President Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to move forward with negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Russia …

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema will be Arizona's senior U.S. senator, Gov. Doug Ducey says (Arizona Republic)

5 hours 48 min ago

Arizona Republic:
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema will be Arizona's senior U.S. senator, Gov. Doug Ducey says  —  Senator-elect Kyrsten Sinema will represent Arizona in Washington.  Here are five things you should know about her.  —  CONNECT  —  U.S. Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema will be sworn in before Martha McSally …

Another Migrant Girl Nearly Died After She Was Detained In New Mexico By The Border Patrol (John Stanton/BuzzFeed News)

6 hours 8 min ago

John Stanton / BuzzFeed News:
Another Migrant Girl Nearly Died After She Was Detained In New Mexico By The Border Patrol  —  LORDSBURG, NEW MEXICO — A young girl who was in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection went into cardiac arrest in November at a hospital in El Paso where she was resuscitated …

Senate easily passes Trump-backed criminal justice reform bill (Stef W. Kight/Axios)

6 hours 22 min ago

Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Senate easily passes Trump-backed criminal justice reform bill  —  A Trump-backed bipartisan criminal justice bill passed the Senate Tuesday night by a margin of 87-12, despite ongoing efforts by Sen. Tom Cotton and other hardline conservatives to sink it.  —  Why it matters: For years …

'I'm not hiding my disgust, my disdain': Veteran judge upends hopes of Trump allies as he spotlights Flynn's misdeeds (Washington Post)

6 hours 33 min ago

Washington Post:
'I'm not hiding my disgust, my disdain': Veteran judge upends hopes of Trump allies as he spotlights Flynn's misdeeds  —  For a full eight minutes, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan read aloud an inventory of Michael Flynn's lies — describing his “disgust” that President Trump's national …

Senate approves Trump-backed criminal justice overhaul (Marianne LeVine/Politico)

6 hours 48 min ago

Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Senate approves Trump-backed criminal justice overhaul  —  The Senate on Tuesday night overwhelmingly passed the biggest overhaul to the criminal justice system in decades, giving a win to President Donald Trump and a bipartisan group of advocates and lawmakers.

Washington's Mystery Witness Turns Out to Be a Corporation, Not a Person (Charlie Savage/New York Times)

6 hours 48 min ago

Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Washington's Mystery Witness Turns Out to Be a Corporation, Not a Person  —  WASHINGTON — A mystery witness fighting a secret fight over a sealed subpoena with a prosecutor who may be Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating the Trump-Russia affair, turns out to be a corporation owned …

U.S. Prevails in Subpoena Fight Against Mystery Corporation (David Glovin/Bloomberg)

6 hours 52 min ago

David Glovin / Bloomberg:
U.S. Prevails in Subpoena Fight Against Mystery Corporation  —  A secretive battle over a grand jury subpoena in a case believed to be tied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller moved closer to resolution with a ruling in favor of the government.  —  A three-page court order on Tuesday shed …

Judiciary dismisses 'serious' misconduct complaints against Brett M. Kavanaugh (Washington Post)

7 hours 8 min ago

Washington Post:
Judiciary dismisses ‘serious’ misconduct complaints against Brett M. Kavanaugh  —  The judicial council reviewing dozens of misconduct claims against Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh has dismissed the complaints that coincided with his contentious nomination battle.

Hacked European Cables Reveal a World of Anxiety About Trump, Russia and Iran (New York Times)

7 hours 18 min ago

New York Times:
Hacked European Cables Reveal a World of Anxiety About Trump, Russia and Iran  —  WASHINGTON — Hackers infiltrated the European Union's diplomatic communications network for years, downloading thousands of cables that reveal concerns about an unpredictable Trump administration and struggles …

The bill that wouldn't die: The unlikely story behind the criminal justice overhaul (CNN)

7 hours 18 min ago

CNN:
The bill that wouldn't die: The unlikely story behind the criminal justice overhaul  —  Washington (CNN)On the afternoon of September 5, President Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office debating whether to throw his support behind the most extensive overhaul of prison and sentencing laws in years.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill (Nicholas Fandos/New York Times)

7 hours 23 min ago

Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday the most substantial changes in a generation to the tough-on-crime prison and sentencing laws that ballooned the federal prison population and created a criminal justice system …

Russia ran a disinformation campaign against Mueller. It sounds just like Trump's. (Greg Sargent/Washington Post)

8 hours 48 min ago

Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Russia ran a disinformation campaign against Mueller.  It sounds just like Trump's.  —  Courtesy of new reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, we're now learning new details about a major disinformation campaign that Russia ran against special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

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