Jobs, NASA, World Cup: Your Friday Night Briefing

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Good night. Right here’s the most recent.

1. The U.S. jobs report for Might confirmed a pointy decline within the tempo of hiring, including to concern that the economic system is slowing.

The report stated 75,000 jobs had been created final month; analysts had anticipated a achieve of about 175,000 jobs. It additionally revised earlier months’ numbers down by 75,000, which means that the blockbuster spring job creation charges had been significantly extra modest.

Jobs in manufacturing and building, like that above in Miami, had been among the many industries that slowed to a crawl.

That is the clearest proof but of an financial slowdown, our economics correspondent writes. The Federal Reserve has signaled that it could think about an interest-rate lower within the occasion of financial weak point, and Might’s knowledge is more likely to be an vital consider its choices.

2. A Russian destroyer and a U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser narrowly averted a collision within the Philippine Sea. Both sides blamed the opposite for the episode.

The ships got here inside 50 to 100 ft of one another, the U.S. Navy stated. It was the primary doubtlessly catastrophic close to miss involving Russian and American naval vessels so removed from Russian shores for the reason that finish of the Chilly Struggle.

Individually, tucked right into a White Home push to promote arms to Saudi Arabia is a provision to take carefully guarded U.S. expertise there to construct bomb components. It raises issues concerning the Saudis’ capacity to supply their very own variations of American precision-guided bombs.

three. The Hyde Modification, a 1976 measure banning federal funding for abortion, has drawn new scrutiny within the 2020 race.

On Wednesday, former Vice President Joe Biden grew to become the one candidate within the Democratic main race to say he supported it; by Thursday, nearly all the different 22 candidates had been on the file calling for the modification’s repeal. Lower than 48 hours after his preliminary assertion, and intense criticism, Mr. Biden modified his thoughts.

His abrupt about-face illustrates the extreme strain he faces to run as a average.

Opposition to the modification has additionally gained steam in Congress. Right here’s what the modification is and the way it’s seen by People.

Four. Need to purchase a ticket to the Worldwide Area Station? Quickly, you possibly can.

NASA stated it could open the area station to tourism, permitting abnormal individuals (with tens of millions of to spend) to go to orbit. For roughly $35,000 an evening, as much as two non-public residents per 12 months might go to the area station. The charge contains use of the station’s services, air and water.

One individual wasn’t a fan of the information: President Trump steered in a day tweet that NASA was specializing in the flawed purpose.


5. Overuse of antibiotics in livestock has given rise to drug-resistant germs. Farmers are usually scrutinized for his or her livestock practices, however what position do drugmakers play?

We examined a latest marketing campaign by the drugmaker Elanco, referred to as “Pig Zero,” which inspired farmers to manage the medicine to wholesome animals every day. The message flew within the face of the World Well being Group, which urged farmers to cease feeding so many antibiotics to wholesome livestock.

Individually, the chef and activist Dan Barber writes in our Opinion part about how giant agrochemical firms, 4 of which management greater than 60 p.c of the world’s seed gross sales, are affecting the way forward for meals.


6. Officers say that Columbine Excessive College in Littleton, Colo., has remained “a supply of inspiration” for potential gun violence. Ought to they tear it down and begin anew?

It’s a query the varsity district posed to residents there, 20 years after a bloodbath left 15 individuals useless.

The concept has divided the tight-knit group of Columbine and stirred debate about whether or not locations devastated by mass shootings can ever exorcise their legacy by demolishing the buildings the place the violence occurred.


7. Final month we printed an investigative report on New York Metropolis’s taxi medallion system. Now, we’re taking it to the small display screen.

On this week’s episode of “The Weekly,” dozens of drivers share their anger over an engineered system that has left lots of them in emotional and monetary despair. The episode airs on FX on Sunday at 10 p.m. and is offered on Hulu on Monday. Right here’s a preview.

We additionally went again into the archives to take a look at the lifetime of the youngest American killed within the Vietnam Struggle. Dan Bullock, a boy from Brooklyn, was simply 15 years outdated.

eight. France dominated South Korea in its house opener of the Ladies’s World Cup. The rating was Four-Zero.

We wished to know what it’s prefer to be an elite girls’s soccer participant on this second, so we despatched a survey and heard again from greater than 100 gamers. Above, the opening ceremony.

Wanting down the highway, the ladies’s last is similar day as two main males’s title matches. An American star referred to as the scheduling “ridiculous.”

And on the tennis court docket: Rafael Nadal will play for his 12th French Open title after defeating his longtime rival, Roger Federer, in three units. Right here’s how he did it. Ashleigh Barty and Marketa Vondrousova booked spots on the ladies’s last court docket.


9. James Corden has come a good distance on stage. He had one line in his first West Finish position: “Roast the meat!”

From a Paris crosswalk, above, to Radio Metropolis Music Corridor, the TV funnyman and Tony Awards host reminds us that he began on the stage. We talked to him about his lengthy love affair with theater.

We requested Tony voters about their preferences in anticipation of the award ceremony on Sunday night time. Right here’s what they stated.


10. And at last, savoring the final dance.

Dance Dance Revolution first hit American arcades in 1999 and residential TV screens two years later. The sport requires gamers to hit ground pads in sync with arrows to a relentless dance beat. Expert gamers purpose for “full combos” — not lacking any of the steps.

At its peak, it was arduous to go wherever with out D.D.R. not too far-off. However that was 20 years in the past. We visited the final two machines in Manhattan and the gamers who nonetheless can’t get sufficient.

“I want everybody might really feel what I really feel like once I play,” one common stated.

Shake the week off, and have nice weekend.


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