Commerce, Missouri, Spelling Bee: Your Friday Night Briefing


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Good night. Breaking information: At the very least 11 folks had been killed in a taking pictures at a municipal heart in Virginia Seashore, the police mentioned. The gunman can also be useless. We’ll proceed to replace right here.

Right here’s the newest.

1. President Trump’s risk to punish Mexico with tariffs for immigration points, and never for commerce, despatched markets plunging.

Republican lawmakers objected to the transfer, saying tariffs had been the flawed software to attempt to handle unlawful immigration. Mexico’s president mentioned that he was dispatching a delegation to Washington. However Mr. Trump remained steadfast.

“Mexico makes a FORTUNE from the U.S., have for many years, they’ll simply repair this downside,” the president mentioned on Twitter on Friday. Above, cargo vans alongside the border in Tijuana, Mex.

The White Home’s numerous conflicts add as much as a broad assault on a postwar effort to construct financial ties around the globe. Right here’s a have a look at the place the present commerce relationships stand.

2. Kim Jong-un was on the lookout for a scapegoat accountable for a disastrous summit assembly with President Trump. He discovered one in certainly one of his most seen diplomats.

Kim Yong-chol, a former North Korean spymaster and vice chairman of its ruling Employees’ Social gathering, pictured above left in June, has turn out to be the newest instance of how a senior official’s political fortune is made or damaged on the whims of the North Korean chief.

South Korean officers and analysts cautioned that it was too early to say what was taking place inside Kim Jong-un’s regime. South Korean information media provided theories, together with that the North’s particular nuclear envoy to the U.S. had been executed.

three. Missouri’s final abortion clinic, whose license was set to run out at midnight, can maintain offering the process for now, a choose dominated.

Choose Michael Stelzer mentioned the clinic, Reproductive Well being Providers of Deliberate Parenthood of the St. Louis Area, above, had demonstrated that it might endure “speedy and irreparable damage” if its license had been allowed to lapse. He set one other listening to for Tuesday. The license is in jeopardy over a dispute with the state well being division.

Greater than 11 million girls within the U.S. reside greater than an hour’s drive from an abortion clinic. We analyzed what abortion entry seems like in America.

four. The N.F.L. has been consumed by the difficulty of concussions. Why hasn’t the N.H.L.?

That’s what Joanne Boogaard, mom of Derek Boogaard, needs to know. Mr. Boogaard, above, was 28 and a prized enforcer when he died of an unintentional overdose. His dying raised consciousness of degenerative mind illness from head trauma within the sport.

However the N.H.L., with a decrease profile and fewer deaths than the N.F.L., has fought exhausting towards mounting proof of a connection between head damage and the degenerative mind illness C.T.E., our sports activities columnist writes.

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5. There have been marathon spelling bees earlier than, however by no means like this.

A gaggle of younger folks broke the Scripps Nationwide Spelling Bee, with eight contestants topped co-champions after the competitors mentioned it was operating out of difficult phrases.

“We’re throwing the dictionary at you,” the occasion’s pronouncer mentioned after the 17th spherical. “And to this point, you might be displaying this dictionary who’s boss.”

Remaining phrases included auslaut, erysipelas and bougainvillea. Assume the meanings of the profitable phrases? Take our quiz and discover out.

6. And now a monetary guidelines for newly minted highschool graduates (or actually, anybody).

If you wish to set your little one up correctly for faculty, work, army service and the years past, there are a number of stuff you should do, assist them do or train them earlier than too lengthy, our cash columnist Ron Leiber writes.

He has give you an inventory of recommendation on budgets, retirement accounts, credit score, data safety and insurance coverage.

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7. Feminine animals had been as soon as deemed too hormonal and messy for science. Some scientists warn it’s not sufficient to only use extra feminine rats within the lab.

In a brand new paper revealed this week, researchers argue that making male topics the norm might have public well being ramifications for each sexes. Ladies make up about half of the inhabitants however feminine animals make up a much smaller proportion of biomedical analysis topics.

Psychological well being issues are of explicit concern. By solely taking a look at male animals in preliminary analysis, “we could also be lacking massive items of the puzzle,” one scientific psychologist mentioned.

eight. We’re coming to the small display screen this weekend.

Our new TV present, “The Weekly,” debuts Sunday evening on FX and Monday on Hulu. The half-hour present tells one massive story each week, that includes totally different reporters, like Erica Inexperienced, above left, and Katie Benner, as they examine a very powerful points on their beats.

The primary episode depicts one thing that always doesn’t make it into conversations about investigative journalism: the behind-the-scenes turmoil of reporters who fear that their protection will do extra injury to the victims of abuse than to its perpetrators.

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9. It’s time to pile into the automobile and hit the street.

In our annual household journey problem, a father takes his two sons on a studying journey in Asia; a mom and son fortunately skip the chateau at Versailles in favor of the small pleasures; three generations tempt destiny on a four-day biking journey in Quebec; and extra. We additionally appeared by means of The Occasions’s archive of household trip photographs, just like the one above from 1972.

Maybe a theme park is extra your factor. Disneyland’s “Star Wars” growth is the largest within the park’s historical past, and a guess that Wookiees and Stormtroopers will draw guests in addition to princesses. We acquired a sneak peak.

10. And eventually, ahhh.

Scientists could lastly have a solution to why gulping down a chilly drink feels so rewarding. However that pleasing sensation isn’t really linked to your actual want for a drink. In a research of mice, researchers discovered no hyperlinks between the neural techniques associated to reward and monitoring water consumption.

When the mice gulped the water, there was a flood of dopamine of their brains. However when water was injected into their stomachs immediately, nothing occurred. Nonetheless, “satiation from gulping is a extremely bodily feeling,” one scientist mentioned. “However we predict that in all probability the pleasure is coming from the belief that you’re ingesting one thing.”

Have a refreshing weekend.

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