Tariffs, Parkland, Claude Monet: Your Tuesday Night Briefing

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Good night. Right here’s the most recent.

1. Senate Republicans despatched President Trump a pointy message: They’re ready to overturn his tariffs on Mexican imports.

The rebuke got here hours after the president affirmed his pledge to impose tariffs on Mexico subsequent week, for gadgets like avocados, and mentioned the senators can be “silly” to attempt to cease him.

Mr. Trump’s newest menace — 5 p.c tariffs on all items till the Mexican authorities stems the movement of migrants — has riled Republican senators who concern its affect on the financial system and their house states.

Shares jumped as Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, hinted that rates of interest may very well be minimize if wanted to guard the financial system from the commerce conflict.

2. On the second day of his state go to to Britain, President Trump’s agenda shifted to politics.

In a joint information convention with Prime Minister Theresa Might, he expressed confidence in Brexit, saying Britain is “a really, very particular place and I believe it deserves a particular place” and that the withdrawal “will occur.” He additionally mentioned the U.S. and U.Ok. would “have a really substantial commerce deal.”

All through the go to, Mr. Trump’s household, together with 4 of his 5 youngsters, has been very seen. So have protesters, if fewer than throughout his journey final yr, and so has the 20-foot-tall, orange, baby-shaped balloon that they’ve flown to mock Mr. Trump.

Again within the U.S., the White Home instructed two former Trump aides to not cooperate with subpoenas within the obstruction of justice investigation being carried out by Congress.

three. A former sheriff’s deputy who did not confront the gunman within the Parkland, Fla., college capturing was arrested on costs of negligence and perjury.

The deputy, Scot Peterson, was a college useful resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College and current in the course of the assault in 2018, above. An investigation discovered that Mr. Peterson “did completely nothing to mitigate the MSD capturing that killed 17 youngsters, academics and workers and injured 17 others,” an official mentioned in an announcement. “There will be no excuse for his full inaction and no query that his inaction price lives.”

Individually, Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia known as for a particular session of the Normal Meeting to vote on gun management payments, days after a gunman killed 12 folks in Virginia Seashore.

5. It was a key day in courtroom for 21 younger folks, pictured above in October, who’re suing the U.S. authorities, demanding safety from the worst results of local weather change.

The Trump administration was granted an uncommon pretrial attraction. Three judges from the Court docket of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Portland, Ore., heard oral arguments right this moment. (There have been viewing events across the nation.)

Individually, one in all our Metro writers thought-about the robust decisions offered by journey in an age of world warming.

6. Complicated choices could also be coming to your 401(ok).

The Home lately handed a bipartisan retirement invoice that would open the door to a brand new retirement choice: complicated annuities.

The thought is that they provide an everyday stream of post-retirement revenue — but it surely’s exhausting to inform in the event that they’re a superb deal for anybody however the insurers who promote them.

Individually, the speed of deaths after falls for folks over 75 almost doubled from 2000 to 2016, a brand new research exhibits. However most falls are avoidable. We now have some ideas.


7. California could also be due for clusters of huge earthquakes, if historic seismic patterns maintain. So why doesn’t it construct extra earthquake-proof buildings?

Japan, steadily hit by tremors, has invested in new applied sciences and constructing designs that vastly cut back the harm throughout quakes. They embrace base isolation, wherein layers of metal and rubber between the constructing and floor act like shock absorbers.

However since predicting earthquakes is a idiot’s errand, the U.S. usually goes with danger over expense. One exception: Apple’s “spaceship”-shaped headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., which rests on 692 stainless-steel saucers that reduce earthquake affect.


eight. A livid debate is swirling round an article in regards to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning King biographer David Garrow, the article was refused by many shops however lastly printed by Standpoint, a right-of-center British journal that describes its core mission as defending the values of Western civilization.

Mr. Garrow has detailed — and been extremely crucial of — the F.B.I.’s surveillance and smear marketing campaign in opposition to Dr. King, pictured above leaving F.B.I. headquarters in Washington in 1964. However the brand new article discusses, with out providing backup, an F.B.I. doc alleging that “King regarded on, laughed and provided recommendation” as one other minister dedicated rape.

The allegation has been seized on by some conservative commentators and social media trolls, stirring extra controversy. Mr. Garrow has additionally been rebuked for together with the names of girls he says had been Dr. King’s lovers.


9. A Dutch artwork conservator discovered a shock in a late-period Claude Monet work.

When Ruth Hoppe of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague took the portray of wisteria down from the wall for the primary time since 1961, she observed that it had been retouched. An X-ray revealed one other art work beneath: one in all his well-known water lily work.

Ms. Hoppe shared a idea that the canvas, “a bridge between the water lilies and the wisteria,” may need been the ultimate water lily Monet painted.


10. And at last, a century of voting.

100 years in the past right this moment, the Senate authorised an modification to the Structure guaranteeing most American girls the suitable to vote. Nonetheless, ethnic and racial limitations stored many disenfranchised for many years longer. Above, suffragists protesting in 1919.

The historian Susan Schulten writes in regards to the crooked path of girls’s suffrage in our Opinion Part. Suppose you realize the story? Check your data with our quiz.

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