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CNN
Cuomo calls out GOP Senate hopeful: You can't twist words

Republican Kansas Senate candidate Kris Kobach defends President Trump's racist tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color.

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Vox news
Vox Sentences: The long silence after “I can’t breathe”

David McNew/Getty Images Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The Department of Justice will not file charges against the police officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner; China feels the effects of its ...

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CBS News
Facebook questioned over cryptocurrency plans

Facebook officials were on Captiol Hill for a hearing on the company's plan for a cryptocurrency called Libra. The social network has faced scrutiny over the years for issues with data security, and now lawmakers are voicing concern about the security of users' financial information. CNET editor-at-arge Ian Sherr joined CBSN with details.

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New York Times
Christine Lagarde Faces a New Challenge in Europe

She’s run the I.M.F. She’s a lawyer. She’s not an economist. Does that matter as she prepares to lead the European Central Bank?

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USA Today
Reaction to 'Game of Thrones' historic nominations and 'Big Bang Theory's ' snub

'Game of Thrones' scores record-breaking 32 Emmy Award nominations, toppling drama series record set by 'NYPD Blue' in 1994. (July 16)        

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The Guardian
Kellyanne Conway defends Trump by asking reporter: 'What's your ethnicity?'

The White House aide snapped back at a journalist who pressed her on the president’s attacks on four congresswomen of colorThe White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday questioned a reporter about his ethnicity while defending Donald Trump’s attacks on four congresswomen of color.“What’s your ethnicity?” Conway snapped back to ...

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Voice of America
AP Explains: Questions and Answers on New US Asylum Ban

The new policy, which took effect Tuesday, denies asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country

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United Press International
Leana Wen out as president of Planned Parenthood due to 'philosophical ...

Planned Parenthood announced the departure of President Leana Wen, who said they had engaged in negotiations about "philosophical differences" about the future of the program.

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Reuters
Trump calls for inquiry into Google's work with China

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google supports the Chinese government, following accusations that a company official refuted hours later at a Senate hearing.

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Sputnik News
Epstein Could Have “Improper Sexual Contact” During Earlier Jail Term - Report

A lawyer for several purported victims of registered sex offender and alleged billionaire child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Brad Edwards, said Tuesday that the notorious American financier had “improper sexual contact” with “female visitors” while he was on work release during earlier jail time, local media reported.

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CNN
Here's what you should buy on Amazon Prime Day 2


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Zero Hedge
Trump To Turkey: "We're Not Going To Sell You The F-35" After Russian Missile Purchase

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated the delivery of the first S-400 anti-air missiles on Tuesday, even going so far as to suggest that Turkey and Russia (the system is made by Russian defense contractor Almaz-Almaty) might collaborate on building weapons. But across the Atlantic, President Trump was less than amused. Washington has ...

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Reuters
North Korea says nuclear talks at risk if U.S.-South Korea ...

The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Reuters
Peru's 'fugitive' ex-president Toledo arrested in U.S., faces extradition

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States on Tuesday and faces extradition back to Peru, the South American country's justice minister said, as part of a sweeping corruption probe that has snared several political leaders.

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Zero Hedge
Iran Claims It Rescued "Missing" UAE Tanker After US Said IRGC "Forced" It Toward Iran

The saga of the UAE "mystery" tanker which seems to have disappeared after its transponder went dark late Saturday night, and which no one has heard from since it drifted toward Iranian waters in the Strait of Hormuz over the weekend, has deepened after Iran contradicted US media reports of IRGC involvement. The semi-official news agency ISNA said hours after initial ...

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Reuters
U.S. retail sales ease fears over economy; rate cut still seen

U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in June, pointing to strong consumer spending, which could help to blunt some of the drag on the economy from weak business investment.

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Zero Hedge
Turkey Rejects EU Sanctions As "Not Serious" - Will Send 4th Drilling Ship Near Cyprus

Perhaps to be expected, Turkey's response to yesterday's EU announcement of impending economic and political sanctions to be brought against Ankara has been to swiftly and immediately double down on drilling, while dismissing the crisis as "not serious". Turkey has now sent its fourth oil and gas exploration ship to the eastern Mediterranean after European leaders ...

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Sputnik News
China, China Everywhere: Bolton Slams Huawei, US Tech Companies For Alleged Beijing Ties

US National Security Advisor John Bolton lashed out at Chinese and US tech companies over alleged ties to the Chinese government. According to Bolton, the US should kick Huawei out of the American market permanently and begin investigating Silicon Valley tech firms for evidence of Chinese infiltration.

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Reuters
U.S. lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing

Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday about allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services.

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Breitbart
Claim: Trump Critic Ambassador Himself Leaked Secret Intelligence

The scandal-struck former British ambassador to Washington D.C. who left office after a series of leaks imperilled his position was himself responsible for leaks of secret intelligence, according to claims made by a newspaper.

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Reuters
Factbox: Airlines count the cost of Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Some international airlines have reported tentative schedules for when they expect their Boeing 737 MAX up in the air again. More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger planes were taken out of service after two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, within 5 months, killed 346 passengers.

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Reuters
U.S. to move public lands agency to Colorado from Washington

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters to Colorado from Washington, officials said on Tuesday, sparking ire from conservationists who said the decision would weaken the agency dedicated to managing the country's vast public lands.

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Zero Hedge
Local Nevada Company Says It Will Livestream Planned Area 51 Raid In September

Area 15, a company that owns a local shopping mall in Nevada, has said it plans on livestreaming the possible upcoming "raid" of Area 51 that more than a million people on Facebook have shown an interest in. The company said: “‘We’re going to live stream the ‘event’ here at #AREA15 to watch what goes down. And, of course, costumes and tin foil hats are required.” And Area 15 may not be the only ...

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USA Today
Twins conjoined at head separated after 50 hours of surgery in London, ...

Twin girls from Pakistan that were born conjoined at the head were separated in London after 50 hours of surgery over the course of 4 months.        

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ABC News
Florida sued over sanctuary policy ban

The city of South Miami and immigrant advocates are suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over a new law that forces local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration officials

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The Hill
Biden campaign hired former Bill Clinton, Obama speechwriter ...

Joe Biden's presidential campaign hired a longtime Democratic speechwriter who worked with former Presidents Clinton and Obama the day after a rocky performance at the first Democratic primary debate last month.The...

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United Press International
10 Turkish soldiers kidnapped off Nigerian coast

Armed men boarded a ship off the coast of Nigeria on Tuesday and kidnapped 10 Turkish sailors, a Turkish shipping company said.

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Breitbart
Spain's National Police Arrest ‘Bigwig’ Who Hid Cocaine Under Toupee

Officers at a Barcelona airport arrested a man attempting to smuggle drugs under a hairpiece, according to Spain's national police force.

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Reuters
French environment minister quits over spending criticism

France's environment minister resigned on Tuesday following a week of reports by an investigative website about his high spending on private lobster dinners and costly renovations of his ministerial residence.

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Reuters
Iranian diplomats, families living in New York face U.S. travel curbs

The United States has tightly restricted the travel of more than a dozen Iranian diplomats and their families living in New York, according to a U.S. diplomatic note to sent to the Iran mission to the United Nations and seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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Los Angeles Times
Ventura is one step closer to banning sale of e-cigarettes

The city of Ventura is one step closer to banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, oils, cigarillos, cigarettes and loose tobacco.

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CBS News
Husband and wife married for 71 years die on same day

A couple from Georgia was happily married for 71 years. The husband and wife died on the same day, just 12 hours apart.

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New York Times
Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris Have Made Waves. Some Progressives Remain Skeptical.

While both candidates are firmly in the Democratic primary’s top tier, liberal activists aren’t convinced they are committed to widespread change.

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Salon
Social media use connected to depressive symptoms in teens, ...

More time spent on the computer or on social media was associated with more severe depression symptoms

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USA Today
UAW head to GM: “It’s your turn to invest in us”

The president of the United Auto Workers is telling General Motors that it’s the automaker’s turn to invest in its workers (July 16)        

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USA Today
The day in pictures

A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.        

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Reuters
Pakistan reopens airspace to civil aviation after ...

Pakistan reopened its airspace to international civil aviation on Tuesday after months of restrictions imposed because of clashes with India, which forced long detours that cost airlines millions of dollars.

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Reuters
U.S. manufacturing output climbs for second month in June

U.S. manufacturing output accelerated in June, climbing for the second straight month, thanks in large part to increased production of motor vehicles and parts.

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Forbes
Corporate Social Responsibility Is Key To Closing The Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Our strategies for fixing the cybersecurity talent gap shouldn’t be confined to the HR division or even the four walls of the company.

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