Washington Post

Why would anyone in Puerto Rico want a hurricane? Because someone will get rich.
Washington Post
Among those I interviewed this summer about Puerto Rico’s economic crisis was a local wealth manager who was extremely upbeat about the economic climate. Anticipating government default, she had redirected her clients’ assets toward U.S. stocks.
Hurricane Maria Live Updates: Puerto Rico Faces Recovery ChallengesNew York Times
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Hurricane Maria brings crucial drug manufacturing to a halt in Puerto RicoUSA TODAY
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Will Tory MPs swallow May’s Brexit formula?
BBC News
Last weekend the government had a glimpse of how quickly it could break itself over Brexit. For a few hours, at least, it seemed as if Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson might resign, triggering a leadership crisis, and possibly an outright collapse
May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition periodWashington Post
Britain’s May calls for post-Brexit transition in single marketReuters
Theresa May Seeks to Unlock Brexit Talks in Florence SpeechNew York Times
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New York Times

Uber Loses License to Operate in London
New York Times
The Uber Hub in London. Transport for London, which regulates ride-hailing services in the city, said the company’s “approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility.” Credit Andrew Testa for The New York Times. LONDON — London’s …
London rejects Uber’s license, saying the company is not ‘fit and proper’ for passengersWashington Post
London says it won’t renew Uber’s licenseCNNMoney
How being banned in London could force Uber to become a better company for everyoneThe Verge
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CNN

The former FBI director spoke at Howard University. It did not go well.
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Washington (CNN) Students at Howard University loudly protested former FBI Director James Comey Friday as he delivered a convocation address. As Comey, making a rare public appearance since leaving the FBI, began his speech welcoming new …
‘James Comey, you’re not our homie!’: Protesters disrupt ex-FBI director’s speech at Howard UniversityWashington Post
James Comey: Protests disrupt speech to Howard studentsBBC News
Comey Talks ‘Real World,’ Meets Protests at Black UniversityU.S. News & World Report
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BBC News

US Health Secretary Tom Price’s private air travel probed
BBC News
An internal investigation has been opened into Health Secretary Tom Price over his private plane travel on official government business. A spokesman for the agency’s inspector general told the BBC “we take this matter very seriously”. The probe follows
Inspector general to investigate Price’s travel on private charter planesWashington Post
White House Says It Didn’t Sign Off on Health Secretary’s Private Jet UseBloomberg
Price faces probe over private chartered flightsThe Hill
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Washington Post

Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault
Washington Post
The Trump administration on Friday withdrew Obama-era guidance on how schools should respond to sexual violence complaints, giving them flexibility to use a higher standard of evidence when judging sexual misconduct cases. The action followed through …
DeVos revokes Obama-era campus sex assault policiesNew York Post
Betsy DeVos does away with Obama-era rules for probing college sexual assaults under Title IXNew York Daily News
DeVos scraps sexual misconduct guidance, moves to put new rules in placeDetroit Free Press
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Dotard? How about crapulous, gormless or snoutband? Our guide to underused insults.
Washington Post
Yes, dotard is a real word. Thanks to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who used the word to describe President Trump as “a mentally deranged U.S. dotard” this week, Americans rediscovered an arcane English insult long forgotten. This was a comeback …
What does ‘dotard’ mean? Inside Kim Jong-un’s strange Trump insultMashable

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Washington Post

The Health 202: Cassidy-Graham’s abortion ban workaround
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THE PROGNOSIS. Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council, a group that has pushed for antiabortion language in the Republican health-care bills. (Mary Altaffer/AP). Want the inside scoop on health care? Get more stories like this
McCain to vote no on ObamaCare repealThe Hill
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New York Times

Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment
New York Times
Victor Frankenstein, looking over a creature he had made, eventually realized that he couldn’t control his creation. Credit Hammer Film, via Photofest. On Wednesday, in response to a ProPublica report that Facebook enabled advertisers to target users
Facebook, Google and Twitter face proposed bill targeting shadowy political adsWashington Post
The Note: Fake news gets real after Facebook CEO reveals Russian adsABC News
Trump dings media in criticism of Facebook ads in ‘Russia hoax’Politico
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